Composition VIII by Kadinsky
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Another pre-modern great, one of Spain's most popular artist (among Goya, El Greco, and the more modern Picasso and Dali). A portrait painter and a classicist.
This is his most popular painting and also considered his masterpiece. True to style, elements that are very Spanish: Catholic clergy and a very unique post-Rennaissance Spanish artistic theme, dwarves. Also considered one of the early trompe l'oeil paintings.
Las Meninas- Diego Velasquez
velasquez is one of my favorites, i understand he signs his paintings with a self portrait, the figure on the extreme left is supposedly him
This was mentioned in the book I am currently reading The Last Pope.
* Las Meninas is the Portuguese word the royal family used for the princess's nannies
* Don Felipe IV and Dona Mariana (mirror at the back)
* Infanta Margarita
* Queen's chamberlain, Don Jose Nieto Velazquez, standing by the backdoor
* right foreground: Isabel Velasco and Agustina Sarmiento (the nannies)
* Maria Barbola and Nicolas Pertusato, with foot on the mastiff
* dark forground: Dona Marcela de Ulloa and an unidentified man.
SELF PORTRAIT WITH A PALETTE- ÉDOUARD MANET
Today reminded me of this oil painting. This painter is one of the most prominent French painters of his day or perhaps his century. A traditionalist/classicist that painted very well with realism. A sort of 'Rococo' of his day (when in England the Pre-Raphaelites were becoming popular and the impressionist in his native France) he drew with obvious classic method (the flow of the clothes) but with realism. He was known for classical themes (Greco-Roman as well as Christian), but the most I like best from him is his portrayal of women, esp. his numerous 'bohemien' paintings.
This one is one of the several of his version of this depiction of motherhood (under similar names 'Charite'). This one I like best because it captures more realistically the state of motherhood at it's finest, no glory or sugarcoating.
Charity- William Adolphe Bouguereau
Here's a better quality to view it.
"How does one interpret the word resurface? Is it coming back up underwater for precious gasps of air? Is it applying a new coat of paint on a wall or a new layer of asphalt to a pavement? Or is it knowing how to pick yourself up from your fall?
Thirteen different artists have gathered together to present to you an exhibit featuring thirteen personal interpretation to the word 'Resurface'. It will be held at Creations Cafe & Deli at Estrada St., Taft, Manila starting from May 14.
Who knows you may find your own personal definition to the word 'Resurface'."
Rezurreccion Art Project in partnership with Creations Cafe & Deli presents "RESURFACE"
Opening on May 14. Friday. 7pm. Creations Cafe & Deli Restaurant.
Estrada St.,Manila. Besides St. Scholastica's College.
Exhibit runs until Jun 30, 2010.
One of the greats, post-Rennaissance master of Italian heritage (Venetian to be exact). Classical and Late Baroque, that give homage to mannerist and the old greats. I like his fresco "Four Continents" best, but the meaning of his oil just makes it brilliant. Science, philosophy, art and religion all in one. Brilliant. I think it encompasses the berth of human mind that makes us different from anything: imagination.
The Allegory of the Planets and Continents- Giovanni (Battista) Tiepolo
THE BIRTH OF IMPRESSIONISM
THE DE YOUNG MUSEUM
THE FIFER - EDOUARD MANET
WHISTLER'S MOTHER - JAMES McNEILL WHISTLER
THE CREATION OF ADAM BY MICHELANGELO BUONARROTI
(ever since i've read the ANGELS AND DEMONS, i fell in love with the Vatican)
Alberto Giacometti, Walking Man I. Sold for $104.3 million in a Sotheby’s London showroom.
LADY WITH THE GLOVE - CAROLUS DURAN (1869)
A STUDIO AT LES BATIGNOLLES - FANTIN-LATOUR (1870)
THE FLOOR SCRAPERS - CAILLEBOTTE (1875)
THE SWING - RENOIR (1876)
PORTRAITS AT THE STOCK EXCHANGE - DEGAS (1878-79 )
BIRTH OF VENUS - BOUGUEREAU (1879)
A DANCE IN THE COUNTRY (1883)
THE BATH - STEVENS (1896)
TRUTH - LEFEBVRE (1870)
would love to cross-stitch this one.
I've always been a big fan of classical Persian art. This one is probably one of the most famous; from one of Iran's most well known Safavid (during the reign of the it's well known progressive ruler Abbas I) artist. I like it because its the cover of my copy of the Rubaiyat, but also in one of my copies of well known 'Indian manual' LOL. It was also shown in History Channel's long running "History of Sex" series.
Two Lovers- Riza (Abbasi)
Many of modern Russian artists are realist. One of my favorite one is this guy. Albeit his style got a tinge of impressionists' love for bawdry colors and thick brush strokes (on some of his paintings), his distinct animated and springhtly style is one memorable of many Russian artists. This one is probably his most famous painting.
The Visions of the Youth Bartholomew- (Mikhail) Nesterov
Last edited by F-A Soldier; Jun 15, 2010 at 11:13 PM.
paborito ko si toti cerna at si edward hopper