Thursday, April 26, 2007

Past threads-paintings of the great artists.



painting is a reflection of the society and the culture. through ceturies we have seen the effect of culture and surroundes in any form of art and painting is no exception. Many great artist came and went, here is the information about the very artist and their work. Trying to collect the few threds of the past...

starting with the-
PIETER BRUEGHLER BRUEGEL: (1525-1569) dutch renissance painter. know for his landscapes and peasant scnes (genre paintings).

He painted in a simpler style than the ITALIANATE art that prevailed in his time. His greatest inspirations as he is identified as being a master of landscape. His style include several scenes seemingly combined in one painting. He is often credited as being the first western painter to paint landscape for their own sake, rather as a backdrop to a religious allegory.



detail from "hay making" 1565, whole painting on panel 117x161cm- national museum.


detail from "the hunter in the snow" 1565

PAUL CEZANNE : 18391906 was a French artist and Post-Impressionist painter whose work laid the foundations of the transition from the 19th century conception of artistic Endeavour to a new and radically different world of art in the 20th century.

Cézanne can be said to form the bridge between late 19th century Impressionism and the early 20th century's new line of artistic enquiry, Cubism. The line attributed to both Matisse and Picasso that Cézanne "is the father of us all" cannot be easily dismissed.

Cézanne's work demonstrates a mastery of design, color, composition and draftsmanship. His often repetitive, sensitive and exploratory brushstrokes are highly characteristic and clearly recognizable. Using planes of color and small brushstrokes that build up to form complex fields, at once both a direct expression of the sensations of the observing eye and an abstraction from observed nature, Cézanne's paintings convey intense study of his subjects, a searching gaze and a dogged struggle to deal with the complexity of human visual perception..

Rideau, Cruchon et Compotier. 23.5 x 28.75 inches, oil painting on canvas.

Cézanne was famous for drawing still lifes, especially those which expressed complex emotions while still being based upon reality. These type of paintings would eventually lead up to the creation of new art styles during the 20th century such as Picasso's cubism.
Various periods in the work and life of Cézanne have been defined.


[16] Cézanne created hundreds of paintings, some of which command considerable market prices. On May 10, 1999, Cézanne's painting Rideau, Cruchon et Compotier sold for $60.5 million, the fourth-highest price paid for a painting up to that time. As of 2006, it is the most expensive still life ever sold at an auction.





still life. about 1883-7. munich, state gallery.






Still life. about 1888-90 detail paris louvre.

Édouard Manet : 18321883 was a French painter. One of the first nineteenth century artists to approach modern-life subjects, he was a pivotal figure in the transition from Realism to Impressionism. His early masterworks The Luncheon on the Grass and Olympia engendered great controversy, and served as rallying points for the young painters who would create Impressionism—today these are considered watershed paintings that mark the genesis of modern art.

the luncheon on the grass.



The style of the painting breaks with the academic traditions of the time. Manet used a harsh, "photographic" light that eliminates the mid-tones. He did not try to hide the brush strokes: indeed, the painting looks unfinished in some parts of the scenery. The nude is a far cry from the smooth, flawless figures of Cabanel or Ingress.



detail of plate.
lilac. 1883. berlin- charlottenburg. national gallery.


the battle of the kearsarge and the alabama. 1864. philadelhia. johm g. jphson collection.


villa at rulil. 1883 melburne. natioanl gallery of victoria.
Pablo Ruiz Picasso: 18811973 was a Spanish painter and sculptor. One of the most recognized figures in 20th century art, he is best known as the co-founder, along with Georges Braque, of cubism.

Picasso's work is often categorized into "periods". While the names of many of his later periods are debated, the most commonly accepted periods in his work are the Blue Period (1901–1904), the Rose Period (1905–1907), the African-influenced Period (1908–1909), Analytic Cubism (1909–1912), and Synthetic Cubism (1912–1919).

nude 1910 buffalo, new york albright knoxart gallery.
Blue Period
picasso's Blue Period (1901–1904) consists of somber paintings rendered in shades of blue and blue-green, only occasionally warmed by other colors. This period's starting point is uncertain; it may have begun in Spain in the spring of 1901, or in Paris in the second half of the year.[8] In his austere use of color and sometimes doleful subject matter—prostitutes and beggars are frequent subjects—Picasso was influenced by a trip through Spain and by the suicide of his friend Carlos Casagemas. Starting in autumn of 1901 he painted several posthumous portraits of Casagemas, culminating in the gloomy allegorical painting La Vie, painted in 1903 and now in the Cleveland Museum of Art.[9]

The same mood pervades the well-known etching The Frugal Repast (1904), which depicts a blind man and a sighted woman, both emaciated, seated at a nearly bare table. Blindness is a recurrent theme in Picasso's works of this period, also represented in The Blindman's Meal (1903, the Metropolitan Museum of Art) and in the portrait of Celestina (1903). Other frequent subjects are artists, acrobats and harlequins. The harlequin, a comedic character usually depicted in checkered patterned clothing, became a personal symbol for Picasso.

three women 19088 leningard, hermitage muesum.
Rose Perio
The Rose Period (1905–1907) is characterized by a more cheery style with orange and pink colors, and again featuring many harlequins. Picasso met Fernande Olivier, a model for sculptors and artists, in Paris in 1904, and many of these paintings are influenced by his warm relationship with her, in addition to his increased exposure to French painting.

African-influenced Period
Picasso's African-influenced Period (1907–1909) begins with the two figures on the right in his painting,
Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, which were inspired by African artifacts. Formal ideas developed during this period lead directly into the Cubist period that follows.


dencel henry kahnweila 1910 chicago art institute.



man with pipe 1911 fort worth, texas, the kimbell art foundation.

Analytic Cubism
Analytic Cubism (1909–1912) is a style of painting Picasso developed along with
Braque using monochrome brownish colours. Both artists took apart objects and "analyzed" them in terms of their shapes. Picasso and Braque's paintings at this time are very similar to each other.

Analytical Cubism is one of two major branches of the artistic movement of Cubism and was developed between 1909 and 1912. In contrast to Synthetic cubism, Analytic Cubists "analyzed" natural forms and reduced the forms into basic geometric parts on the two-dimensional picture plane. Color was almost non-existent except for the use of a monochromatic scheme that often included grey, blue and ocher. Instead of an emphasis on colour, Analytic cubists focused on forms like the cylinder, sphere and the cone to represent the natural world. During this movement, the works produced by Picasso and Braque shared stylistic similarities. Jacques Viellnerve was also a cubist painter. Analytic cubism is the first form of cubism. It was developed by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. The time period was from about 1907-1912. They had gotten the idea from George Cezanne, who said to treat nature as if it were basic shapes. Braque was the main analytic cubist, but Picasso was also prominent. The main concept of analytic cubism was to analyze the object, hence the name analytic, and then to make them into basic geometric shapes. These shapes were used to represent the natural world. By the name, a person would think it was cubes, but it’s more breaking the 3 dimensional objects up into other shapes. The paintings depict the object from many different perspectives because of this. There wasn’t much emphasize on color, the paintings consisting of primarily simple, monotone colors, like gray and blue.

seatted nude 1909 -10 londan tate gallery.

Synthetic Cubism

Synthetic Cubism (1912–1919) is a further development of Cubism in which cut paper fragments—often wallpaper or portions of newspaper pages—are pasted into compositions, marking the first use of collage in fine art.

Classicism and Surrealism
In the period following the upheaval of
World War I Picasso produced work in a neoclassical style. This "return to order" is evident in the work of many European artists in the 1920s, including Derain, Giorgio de Chirico, and the artists of the New Objectivity movement. Picasso's paintings and drawings from this period frequently recall the work of Ingres.
During the 1930s, the
minotaur replaced the harlequin as a motif which he used often in his work. His use of the minotaur came partly from his contact with the surrealists, who often used it as their symbol, and appears in Picasso's Guernica.
Arguably Picasso's most famous work is his depiction of the
German bombing of Guernica, SpainGuernica. This large canvas embodies for many the inhumanity, brutality and hopelessness of war. Guernica hung in New York's Museum of Modern Art for many years. In 1981 Guernica was returned to Spain and exhibited at the Casón del Buen Retiro. In 1992 the painting hung in Madrid's Reina Sofía Museium when it opened.

harlequin 1918 st. louis, missouri, joseph pulitzer.
list of these artist and about them is never ending i have writen about some of the artist. for more information you can visit to encylopideya of artist.



1 comment:

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