some 18th century Japanese stuff
Last edited by L'Angelo d'Mysterioso; 01-25-2018 at 05:39 AM.
Reason: changed me mind
more 18th Century Japanese art stuff
Edward Burne-Jones: The Legend of St George and the Dragon (1865–67)
The greatest painter of the second generation of the Pre-Raphaelite movement, Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones (or EBJ for short) was amazingly productive in a 40 year time span. He created numerous designs for stained glass windows and countless individual paintings, yet I am going to focus on the ambitious series of works he attempted which in my opinion, best typify the goals of the later Pre-Raphaelite movement.
He attempted 5 series of combined paintings during his lifetime, these being The Legend of St George (as shown here), The Legend of Briar Rose, Days of Creation, Pygmalion and the Perseus Cycle. I will attempt to show all these works here when I can compile them as they are scattered across the world in some cases but stand better when viewed together rather than seen as individual pieces (as most books show them).
So, introduction over, here are the paintings...
The Petition to the King,
The Princess Drawing the Lot.
The Princess Sabra Led to the Dragon.
The Princess Tied to a Tree.
St George Slaying the Dragon (first version/study)
St George Slaying the Dragon.
The Return of the Princess.
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I wish I had a tiny bit of your talent
~waves~ LOves the art !
Edward Burne-Jones: Days of Creation
Last edited by L'Angelo d'Mysterioso; 02-16-2018 at 02:03 AM.
Reason: Black and white Worries.
Is the signature pic one of your efforts, too, Angelo?
Me like, anyways!
Hardly, it's Ophelia by Arthur Hughes from 1852. In my dreams I will paint like that one day, but today is not that day.
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every piccy you post is beautiful ^5
Der Blaue Reiter
So Der Blaue Reiter (or The Blue Rider) was a short lived German art movement founded by Wassily Kandinsky that existed from 1911 to the outbreak of the First World War. It had no strict values nor did the artists involved follow any unified school of painting, total creative freedom of expression was the goal of this group.
I have combined a collection of the artists works for this post, and it is thus somewhat haphazard, as some of the artists involved were extremely prolific while some others were not. The membership of artists in this movement was also somewhat fluid, due to clashes of temperament, it consisted of Russian Emigrant and Germans, but it also included other Nationalities of artists for brief periods of time, so here we go with the pictures...
Top row, left to right: Lady In Moscow (1912); Composition VI (1913); 293 (1913); Landscape with Rain (1913). Bottom row, left to right: Small Pleasures (1913); Composition VII (1913).
Top Row (left to right): The Blue Horse (1911); Girl with Cat (1912); Mountains (1912); Tiger (1912). Second Row (Right to left): The Enchanted Mill (1913); St. Julian The Hospitaliser (1913) Fairy Animals (1913); Fabulous Beasts II (1913). Third Row (left to Right): The Unfortunate Land of Tyrol (1913); The Wolves (Balkan War) (1913). Bottom Row (left to Right): Deer in the Forest (1913); Deer in the Forest II (1914); Fate of the Animals (1914).
Top row (left to right): Sabbath (1912); Airplane over Train (1913); Cats (1913); Cyclist (1913); Middle Row (left to right): Dynamo Machine (1913) top; Electric Lamp (1913) bottom; Rayonist Lillies (1913); The Weaver (1913); Yellow and Green Forest (1913); Third Row (left to right): Composition (1914); Espagnole (1914); Liturgy, sketch of a costume (1914); Liturgy, six winged Seraph (1914); Liturgy, St. Andrew (1914); Liturgy, The Seraph's costume (1914); Bottom Row (left to right); ****erel (1914); Forest (Red-green) (1914); Rabbi with Cat (1912).
(all 1914) Top row (left to right): Colour Shapes; Hammamet; Hammamet; Red and White Domes; Middle Row (left to right): Hammamet with Mosque; Remembrance of a Garden; Bottom Row (left to right): In the Style of Kairouan; Windows and Palm Trees; In the houses of St. Germain.
Top row (left to right): The Eiffel Tower (1911); The Red Tower (1911); Eiffel Tower (1913); Middle Row (left to right): The City of Paris (1912); Window (1912); Rhythm (1912); Windows open Simultaneously (1912); Bottom Row (left to right); The Three Graces (1912); Woman with Umbrella (1913); Simultaneous Windows (1912); Homage to Bleriot (1914).
Complicated but this goes in order of left to right, top to bottom: Couple in the woods (1912); Russian Ballet (1912); Big Zoo, Triptych (1913); Garden Restaurant (1912); Sunny Way (1913); Zoological Garden I (1913); Children and Sunny Trees (1913); Colourful Shapes (two versions) (1913); In Front of the Hat Shop (1913); People at the Blue Lake (1913); Promenade (1913); Woman with a Yellow Jacket (1913); Tightrope Walker (1914); Woman in a Green Jacket (1913); Fashion Store (1914); Farewell (1914); Girl in the Greenery (1914); At the Garden Table (1914); Dealer with Jugs (1914); In The Bazar (1914); In the Temple Hall (1914); Man with Donkey (1914); Market in Algiers (1914).
Alexej von Jawlensky
Top row (left to right): Portrait of a Woman (1912); Pale Woman with Red Hair (1912); Head in Blue (1912); Spanish Girl (1912). Bottom Row (left to right): The Thinking Woman (1912); Woman with a Green Fan (1912); Head in Black and Green (1913); The Blue Mantilla (1913).
Albert Bloch & Others
Top Row (left to right): Albert Bloch, Duel (1912); The Four Pierrots (1912); Summer Night (1913); The Green Dress (1913); Marianne von Werefkin, Catholic Church of St. Anne in Vilnius (1912);
Second Row (left to right): Heinrich Campendonk, Still life with Head (1914); Man with Red Top Hat and Woman (1912); Bucolic Landscape (1913); The Balcony (1913); Emil Nolde, Candle Dancers (1912); The Missionary (1912); Gabriele Munter, Black Mask with Rose (1912);
Third Row (left to Right): Lyonel Feininger, Bathers on The Beach (1912); Harbor Mole (1913); David Burliuk, Cossack Mamai (1912); Love and Peace (1914);
Bottom Row (left to right): Lyonel Feininger, Cyclists (1912); On The Bridge (1913); David Burliuk, Landscape (1912).
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Reason: Naming all the damn pictures...
Cubism, where did it all come from?
Cubism is held amongst art critics to be the most important art movement of the 20th Century yet it is such a vast field of painting that an explanation of it is nigh on impossible to do without causing a major headache. For example, there are supposedly 3 different styles of cubism, not counting the various movements and groups that were split from it, these being Cubism, Analytical Cubism and Synthetic Cubism. There is also the scheme describing it as Early Cubism, High Cubism and Late Cubism by the art historian Douglas Cooper.
However the problem in fixing set eras to the subject becomes apparent when you realise that the terms do not fit a acknowledged period, with even the terms being used to describe different styles and periods. However, for the sake of coherence I will only focus on the early phase of Cubism, described as Analytical Cubism by Juan Gris, who was one of the painters who spearheaded the movement and as such is better suited to describe it than anyone else.
So, the primary influence of Cubism was founded in the later work of Paul Cezanne, Cezanne was a Impressionist painter, yet the exhibitions of his work in 1904 leading up to his death in 1907 have been stated as influencing both Picasso and George Braque when they began to paint what would become known as Cubism a year later.
Examples of George Braque's work from 1908 to 1910, the early phase of Cubism, his series of landscapes from 1908 to 1909 leading critics to comment on the cubic oddities in his paintings, which led to the coining of the term Cubism (naturally).
The Master, Pablo Picasso, examples from 1908 to 1910. Cubism attempts to display subjects from different angles at the same time, this multiple perspective being highly noticeable in Picasso's work.
Juan Gris, who joined Picasso in 1911 and coined the term Analytical Cubism to describe the period from 1910 to 1912, it then becoming Synthetic Cubism.
Jean Metzinger, one of the first artists to be exhibited as a Cubist during 1911, alongside Albert Gleizes, Fernand Leger, Henri Le Faulconnier and Robert Delaunay.
Top row, Fernand Leger. Bottom Row, Albert Gleizes, left, Henri Le Faulconnier, right.
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