The Agony and The Ecstacy (1965) This film was directed by Carol Reed in which the story is about the controversial relationship of Pope Julius II and Michaelangelo who was the famous Renaisance painter who painted the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling. Charlton Heston played the role of Michaelangelo and Pope Julius II was portrayed by Rex Harrison. 7. Chi-hwa-seon aka Painted Fire (2003) Directed by Im Kwon-taek, this film was about the life and profession of a famous artist named Oh-Won. Oh-Won’s role was played by Choi Min-Sik who was in a starring role in Oldboy which made him well-known to Western audiences.
The painting ‘Execution of the Defenders of Madrid’ is a painting that Goya done for a response to war. Goya painted this work when commissioned by the Spanish Government and it took him 6 years to complete, after the event took place. It was about Napoleons French soldiers in retaliation to the Spanish resistance. Goya really captures the emotion and horror with his tonal contrasts and strong colours. The audience can feel the empathy towards the man depicted in a white shirt, arms outstretched like Jesus dying on the cross.
It is still a mystery of who the gracious lady is and further questions and implications arise. Scientist Pascal Cotte, Using strong lights, pioneering the Layer Amplification Method (LAM), he uncovered a second portrait underneath the lady. She remains draped in a mysterious onset of who is she, who is the lady underneath and is she a complete work; she is , 76.8 x 53 cm (30.2 x 20.9 in) oil on cottonwood. She now resides at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France “The Last Supper” (1495-97) the famous mural of Jesus and twelve disciples in which Jesus expresses that one of his disciples will betray him. Covering the wall upon the wall of the monastery of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy; is for the most part a reconstruction due to Da’Vinci having experimented with oil on dry wall and tempera, it was deteriorated as the result.
Upon installation in the cathedral in 1827, comments describe “une grande fermeté dans la touche, de la vigeur dans les tons et en même temps néanmoins beaucoup de sagesse de coloris .” How to better define a colourist painter? This description of colour seems to indicate that its alteration had not yet began. One century later, this is very different, Corbellini talking about “une tonalité brune et gris argent .” As revealed by restoration documents found recently, the Ajaccio painting and Dante and Virgil in Hell knew similar chemical reactions, probably because financial problems forced Delacroix to use pigments with poor qualities in both. Thus, as in his first painting presented to the Salon a few months later, his technique was problematic.
Leonardo Da Vinci was born near Florence, Italy in 1452 to a father who failed to raise him until he was approaching adolescence. His passion for the arts began at an early age as he apprenticed for a local artisan at the age of eighteen, but his interest in science and mathematics started to lead him astray from his artistic interest. Throughout the rest of his life a trend of unfinished artwork is noticed as well as a disposition towards the modern sciences of life instead of his highly coveted artwork. As an researcher much information has been gathered on whom is considered one of it not the greatest painter of all time in the scientific aspect, but his artistic talent barely scratched the surface. Leonardo was a man of a diverse group
Nearly every later sculptor and numerous Florentine and Paduan painter were indebted to him.” (Encyclopedia of World Biography, p 55) According to Biography.com, Donato di Niccolo’ di Betto Bardi (Donatello) was born in 1386 in Florence, Italy. He later died in Florence on December 12, 1466. Donatello was the son of a Florentine Wool Comber Guild, which would give him status as the son of an artisan. Donatello would receive education from the home of the Martellis, a family of wealth and influence in Florence. From the Encyclopedia of World Biography (EWB), Donatello brought up in a more common tradition.
Reem Krimly Dr. Jason Heitrick World Cultures II April 16, 2017 Research Paper Da Vinci’s Take on The Last Supper Introduction The Last Supper is one of the world’s most famous and widely recognized paintings painted by the multi-talented Italian inventor, sculptor, scientist, mathematician, architect and painter Leonardo Da Vinci. A prime example and product of Italian High Renaissance art, Da Vinci’s The Last Supper is a mural located in in the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy and painted in the 15th century. The painting depicts the religious scene of Jesus Christ in The Last Supper with his Apostles (Thought Co). This paper aims to examine The Last Supper as a painting, its painter, the artistic period it’s associated
When visiting the Crocker Art museum yesterday I looked around for awhile looking for a reasonable piece before stumbling upon an eye catching oil painting by David Ligare titled, Landscape of a Running Horse. David was born 1945, in Oak Park Illinois. The first glance of this painting appeared to be realistic and reminded me of Rosa Bonheur's painting of The Horse Fair. Reading a short bio about David Ligare on one of the gallery walls it mentioned that he was not realistic painter but rather an post modern classicist idealist that borrowed from the ancient Greek philosophers during the neoclassical period. His highly rendered painting definitely reflect the art style from this era but it has a modern flare by including in the landscape
He created a limestone carving of a woman’s head titled Tête, which became the third most expensive sculpture that has ever been sold in June 2010. Modigliani made some stylized interpretations of his friends in Montparnasse and artists by painting their portraits, they are: Chaim Soutine, Moïse Kisling, Pablo Picasso, Diego Rivera, Marie Vorobyev-Stebeslka, Juan Gris, Max Jacob, Jacques Lipchitz, Blaise Cendras, and Jean Cocteau. Because of his bad health, Modigliani was refused to enter the army in the beginning of World War I. To many Parisians, he was known as Modì, which means, “cursed” and as Dedo to his family and friends. He was in
Famous artists include Giotto di Bondone, who a very famous Italian painter most notable for his works Kiss of Judas, and The Mourning of Christ, which I will include at the bottom of the essay. Famous writers include Dante Alighieri himself who is the author of Dante’s Inferno. Giovanni Boccaccio was also a very notable name, most famous for his work Amorosa Visione, which is a love poem about a dream the author had. Technological advances include the technique of knitting, the first pound lock, and the Music of the Ars nov. Without even knowing what time period Dante’s Inferno was written in, I would say that anyone that has just a little knowledge of the time period could make a safe assumption that it was writing in the 14th century.
Sir Godfrey Kneller Kneeler is German born, but once he began his career as an artist he becomes an impactful English painter. He became England’s leading portraitist in the late 17th and early 18th century. Another contribution was that Kneller helped establish the first academy of art in England: in 1711. While Kneeler traveled around Italy he received advice from British merchants about the opportunities available for portraitist in England. He used many different formats for portraits throughout the years, however; his most significant work was his 40 portraits series of the Kit-Kat club.