El Greco is considered the father of mannerism and also one of the greatest painters of his generation, if not of all time. Originally, this painting was thought to be a self portrait of El Greco himself. It turns out to be one of the only paintings El Greco did of his son, Jorge Manuel. Jorge Manuel was a sculptor, architect and above all a painter like his father (FAMus). The only reason people thought this was a self portrait of El Greco at first was because El Greco’s son was not even close to being as good of a painter as he was.
While the 'watch' is highly debatable as it is unclear as to where the militia is headed, the 'night' is definitely incorrect. The painting had layers of grime covering it over hundreds of years and so it was assumed that it was a night scene but restoration threw light on it and turned night into the actual day that Rembrandt had created over three centuries back. Interestingly the painting's failure is credited with the artist's decline, which appears to be apocryphal since the work was a tremendous success since the very beginning and it was likely that it was Rembrandt's style that was slowly overshadowed by the new art forms and genres. Night Watch was a masterpiece in its time and continues to have a rich legacy even in the 21st century, inspiring classical as well as rock musicians, writers, and of course film-makers. One of the earliest depictions is in the 1936 biopic “Rembrandt”, while Jean-Luc Godard made use of it in his film “Passion” (1982) where the painting is enacted by actors in one of the scenes.
Here are some of the famous Impressionist artist : Edouard Manet, Camille Pissaro, Edgar Degas, Alfred Sisley, Claude monet, Berthe Morisot and Pierre Auguste Renoir. Similarly to Realism, Impressionism has rarely replied to the political events. The destructive effect of France’s defeat in the Franco-Prussian war in the 1871 had almost no impact on the impressionist. However, Impressionist painters were in different categories, especially leisure activities, entertainment, landscape and cityscape. Cityscape is the visual appearance of a city.
Ivan has been average since birth; he is the middle son with a blend of personality in “between the two [elder and younger brothers]” (47). Therefore, conformity molds Ivan to become even more “ordinary” (47) as he loses his personal identity to “resemble all people of a certain kind” (57). Juxtaposed by Ivan’s frustration that losing his life over the curtain is “terrible and stupid”(72), Tolstoy presents materialism as a false sense of fulfilment. This is because recollections of Ivan’s childhood are his only fulfilling, pleasant memories. The writer uses free indirect discourse to describe the “special taste” of Ivan’s “raw, shriveled French prunes”, decreasing the use of a third-person omniscient voice as Ivan reflects deeper about a life lack of authenticity.
From the above analysis we can see that the grotesque figures in Chen Hongshou’s paintings reflect his mentality and wild emotion. There is a unique beauty in the characters of his paintings and this style is the formed with the change and maturity of the painter. The unique features of Chen Hongshou’s paintings developed from free style in his early years, tough and elegant in his middle age and simple and startling in his late years. According to what Zhou Gongliang wrote, “When Zhang Hou started learning painting at young age, he did not care about the similarity in appearance. He would change the way of painting when he was copying.
Marc Chagall never aligning himself with any single movement, but his influence is as vast as the number of styles he assimilated to create his work. Many of his peers pursued ambitious experiments that led often to abstraction, but Chagall’s distinction lies in his steady faith in power in figurative art, one that he maintained despite absorbing ideas from many different avant-garde movements. He is a prime example of a modern artist who mastered multiple media including oil painting, gouache painting, murals, watercolors, etching, ceramics, theater, drawing, stained-glass work and costume design. Marc Chagall was born on July, 7, 1887 to Feige-Ite and Khatskl Shagal in Liozna, near Vitebsk, in Russian Empire, today Belarus. He was raised in a Hasidic family and attended local Jewish religious school where he
Georges-Pierre Seurat is a French artist. He was born on the 2nd of December, 1859 and died on the 29th of March, 1891. Seurat is considered to belong to the post-impressionism movement. People see him, like many of the great, well-known artists, as a combination of several traits and their opposites. He has a very high fine sensibility and at the same time high logical abstraction.
It was a great success. He lived with the sun and its secrets and its impact on the image of life. And was greeted by nearly every degree of Modern Art at the outset by the public with irony, but as the shock wore off, and settled the various movements in history, and creating new and inspiring generations of artists. Claude Monet died on December 5, 1926. Claude Monet, has a level of detail is very specific down to the color of the primer on his paintings.
Famous for his work during the Impressionist movement, Edgar Degas "objected violently to the label ‘Impressionist’" imposed upon him by the public (Gordon 31). He dismissed the spontaneity and sentiment of the plien air landscape painters such as Renoir and Monet; preferring to capture the reality of his subjects through careful studies, a habit of his classical academic training, rather than impromptu oil paintings (Monneir). Considered one of the founders of Impressionism, Degas shared the desire to "capture fleeting moments in the flow of modern life," using clean colors, light, and defined strokes (Schenkel) (Monnier). However, he preferred to depict urban life and city dwellers in theaters and cafés with the detail and structure of a Realist. First and foremost, he considered himself a detached observer.
It was 1945 that his best poems are molded in a fashion which has a very large vision of human existence. Auden 's best comic poetry contains the tragic within it. But he has not given much emphasis on suffering. Auden 's comic views have shown speakers talking explicitly about a comic philosophy of