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Battle of Anghiari by da Vinci

3 Mar

In da Vinci’s era, Battle of Anghiari was recognized as a greatest masterpiece reproduction. In 1504, already 52-year-old da Vinci and the young Michelangelo was ordered to depict magnificent war scenes in Weijiao Palace of Florence. The carefully created mural was referred to as Battle of Anghiari, which was full of the atrocities of war。

In the middle of the 16th Century, the Medici family seized the domination of Florence again. The painter Giorgio Vasari was ordered to renovate and draw six new war murals on the wall. From then on, Battle of Anghiari mysteriously disappeared.

The Battle of Anghiari

The Battle of Anghiari

In later posts, we will talk about Claude Oscar Monet paintings.

Italian Renaissance Heroes Leonardo Da Vinci

18 Feb

Leonardo Da Vinci, spending his whole life for scientific research and artistic practice, the Mona Lisa reflected the painter’s observation of nature in a scientific thinking, which was the most prestigious portrait masterpiece in the history of western painting reproductions.

In this painting Mona Lisa looked very elegant and calm with a meaningful smile. The painter sought to demonstrate the richness of life and multifaceted personality psychology, and studied the smiles of facial muscles and psychological changes and reflections when relaxing from two aspects: anatomy and physiology. He depicted an ideal beauty in a specific character.

Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa

The hands were portrayed delicate, rich and dynamic. Eyes, mouth and hands were ingeniously combined with soft shadows. The background was also treated properly with difference on the left and right perspective, making the whole picture more vivid.

In later posts, let’s talk about Ivan Aivazovsky.

Shyleaco: A Pioneer of the French Romantic Painting

12 Feb

Shyleaco was born in Lyon of France, Shyleaco came to study painting in Paris at the age of 15. Deeply influenced by the predecessors, he had created some romanticism works.

Although Shyleaco’s life was short, his lifetime was filled with passion, fantasy and pains, all of which were reflected in his works. He excelled at expressing peoples inner feelings in a realistic approach. All the subjects of his work were made from real life and had removed all nonessential things.

Joseph's Bloody Coat Brought to Jacob

Joseph’s Bloody Coat Brought to Jacob

In later posts, let’s talk about Edgar Degas.

Edouard Manet a French Painter

27 Jan

Edouard Manet has far-reaching influence on French painting and the general development of modern art

was due to his portrayal of everyday subject matter.

Here are five of the cafe/bar scene of Manet paintings.

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1. A bar at the folies bergere 1882

A bar at the folies bergere 1882

A bar at the folies bergere 1882

 

2. at the caf

at the caf

at the caf

 

3. at the cafe concert

at the cafe concert

at the cafe concert

 

4. corner of a cafe concert 1880

corner of a cafe concert 1880

corner of a cafe concert 1880

 

5. interior of a caf

interior of a caf

interior of a caf

Picasso Painting Masterpieces Lying Female Nude

24 Jan

Pablo Picasso‘s sexual appetite was irrepressible,

though his seduction technique was unusual to say the least.

Here are five women paintings that I was so impressed.

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1. Lying Female Nude 1932

Lying Female Nude 1932

Lying Female Nude 1932

 

2. Lying Female Nude 1932

Lying Female Nude 1932

Lying Female Nude 1932

 

3. Lying Female Nude 1964

Lying Female Nude 1964

Lying Female Nude 1964

 

4. Lying Female Nude 1964

Lying Female Nude 1964

Lying Female Nude 1964

 

5. Lying Female Nude 1964

Lying Female Nude 1964

Lying Female Nude 1964

Picasso Paintings: Boy With Animals

22 Jan

subject: boy with animals

Here are five paintings I found.

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1. Boy Leading A Horse 1906

Boy Leading A Horse 1906

Boy Leading A Horse 1906

 

2. Boy With A Dog 1905

Boy With A Dog 1905

Boy With A Dog 1905

 

3. Boy With A Langosta 1941

Boy With A Langosta 1941

Boy With A Langosta 1941

 

4. Girl And Goat 1906

Girl And Goat 1906

Girl And Goat 1906

 

5. Child With Dove 1901

Child With Dove 1901

Child With Dove 1901

 

The Weeping Woman series by Pablo Picasso

21 Jan

a thematic continuation of the tragedy depicted

in Pablo Picasso‘s epic painting Guernica

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1. Crying Woman 1937

Crying Woman 1937

Crying Woman 1937

 

2. Crying Woman 1937

Crying Woman 1937

Crying Woman 1937

 

3. Crying Woman 1937

Crying Woman 1937

Crying Woman 1937

 

4. Crying Woman 1937

Crying Woman 1937

Crying Woman 1937