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22 Apr

The Sick Child by Edvard Munch

27 Mar

This painting is a painful memory of Munch’s family suffered in his childhood, and it depicts the scene of his 15-year-old sister Sophia got sick. Although she hadn’t lost her childish temperament, she was thin and pale for tortured by lung disease which would take away her life. This indelible impression deeply buried in Edvard Munch‘s memory, so he painted it exactly the same as the fact. Because the painting was filled with tragic atmosphere and its deep dark hue made people uncomfortable, so when it was on display at the annual exhibition in Norway, it was attacked by the conservative forces. Therefore, Munch had to draw this painting again with academic techniques and renamed it Spring. Unexpectedly, he won the national scholarship with it and went to Paris for study.

The Sick Child

When Munch was 26, he said: “I ​​want to describe those people who are struggling for living, feelings, pain, and love.” So someone said he was “The modern portrait painter who depicted the human’s mind.”

When Munch was a child, his mother and elder sister died of lung disease one after another, then his father and one of his younger brothers passed away next, while his younger sister was suffering from a mental illness. His family tragedy made such a deep trauma to Munch, and affected the development of his artistic thought. For this picture, he said: “The Sick Child opened a new path to me, so it became the first onrush on my way of art, and made a great contribution to the creation of most of my subsequent works.” He attempted to explore people’s perception of disease and death, so he went to visit patients for observing their demeanor in order to truly reveal the theme.

The mother in this painting suffers despair and sorrow in her heart for the child’s misfortune. Besides, the empty room strengthens the bleak atmosphere of impending death. This piece of work uses figurative language to convey human’s inner spiritual world.

This was the first time Munch exposed his conscience in his painting. Like the other works which was created in his youth, this painting was painted on the basis of Munch’s own personal experiences. He depicted the sad look of frail patient, and the whole house surrounded by darkness.

From: http://www.artisoo.com/OilPaintingBlog/the-sick-child-by-edvard-munch/

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.

Da Vinci Leaves Words about Mona Lisa

24 Feb

Ron said, “In fact, Mona Lisa reproduction represents envy. It is quite surprising, because everyone thinks Da Vinci never leaves words about Mona Lisa. But now, it seems that he apparently left clues.” Ron also explained the unnatural bending of Mona Lisa’s right hand. He said, “This shows her contempt, meaning that she can use her own strength to oppose the God.” The eyes of Mona Lisa and the shadow patterns around her nose are like a palm tree. Then Ron said, “The painter hurts her eyes with a palm branch and olive branch and harms her ears with the laurel and the cherry tree. The triumph and truth is disgusting for Mona Lisa.” Ron said that he found similar hidden images in the paintings of the famous painter Titian, Raphael, Michelangelo, and other Renaissance masters.

It is reported that Mona Lisa is began to be painted in 1503 by Da Vinci reproductions and currently preserved in Louvre Paris. The painting Mona Lisa draws many speculations and various theories. In 2010, the Italy National Cultural Heritage Committee claimed that they found letters and numbers in the eyes of Mona Lisa.

Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa

In later posts, let’s talk about Fernando Botero reproductions.

 

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