The classical nude is a staple of many Renaissance works such as the one of Adam and Eve shown it class. Perhaps more important though, is the sense of realism, and attention payed to anatomical correctness, these are ideals that slowly reemerged during the Renaissance. King says that Michelangelo used models to get the correct anatomical correctness for the Fresco, this shows that the patron was willing to spend more money which is another Renaissance theme. In addition to the things portrayed, the way the art is painted is possibly the most defining characteristic of Renaissance art.
Another famous painter was Michelangelo. With the help of Raphael Titian and Sandro Botticelli, he painted the series of scenes from the Bible on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Not only did the way of painting change, so did Architecture. Filippo Brunelleschi was best known for changing the style of building. He was best known for designing and building the large domes for churches.
One of the most famous artists in the history of art in the Impressionist movement prominent Claude Monet, the famous, also known as Oscar French painter. Was born on 14 November 1840. He gave the name to the Impressionist art movement, where the first modern Impressionist movements is evident in the painting. And spread its influence throughout most of Europe and the United States. Where was shunned by some academic institutions of art.
Jean- Leon Gerome is a French painter, sculpture, and engraver. His works were molded after the neoclassicist and romantic style, what is now referred to as academicism. Gerome used this form to create paintings of people in exotic lands, and was born and raised in Paris, France where he studied under Paul Delaroche. In Paris, he developed his skills by painting portraits and landscapes, being praised by critics for his use of depicting historical events in fine detail. Ultimately curiosity of the world would lead him to seek out other culture to gain inspiration leading him to travel to North Africa and the near east.
Alfons Maria Mucha was a Czech artist he is well known to be one of the most noticeable illustrator, painter and interior design of the Art Nouveau movement. He became one of the most important figures of the Art Nouveau by the late 1890s by the time the concept of the “art nouveau” made it big entrance. His posters and crafts were made famous to the public with the help of the new process of impression of the time.
Van Gogh's Starry Night is considered his most famous work and it characterizes his individual technique. The style of this painting is another example of mixing abstract with realism. I can clearly tell what is the sky, what is a mountain, and what is a building, and yet all of these objects seem to mix and swirl into one another in a way that they seem connected. The artist use of thick and flowing layered lines made the sky expands beyond the place. In Starry Night Van Gogh´s unique, thick brushstrokes are very much evident and there is a consistency to his technique that adds even more depth and texture to this work of art and made it look like a dream.
Jackson Pollock was an influential painter and pioneer of the abstract expressionist movement. Jackson Pollocks signature drip paintings and action paintings forever changed the course of American Art. Pollock was an influential artist of his time due to the fact that his pieces where one of a kind. His action paintings and drop paintings where unique in contrast to other American Art during the 1940s and 1950s. Pollocks technique was effortlessly performative as he would air paint and walk around canvasses on the floor.
He combined all these elements with his own characteristics and developed to form his own style. In general, Rubens's appropriate handling of sketches relationship, and the manner he adopted of light and shade give a strong sense of volume in his landscape paintings; brilliant colors, flow composition and full structure make his landscape paintings full of magical visual effects; arc and swirling "Baroque" Rhythm which all-encompassing display eternal change. Rubens's aroque world, is a beautiful, boast, full of flesh world representative of the imperial power. Yet, Poussin considered Rationality above all else, He admired humans and nature, rather than the king. Poussin balanced the Baroque and Classicism, his landscape painting are serene, noble, and have a sense of order, to depict Idealized landscape painting and eventually developed classical
There were many excellent pieces of at the St. Louis Art Museum but the one that intrigued me the most was Gerrit Van Honthorst’s, Smiling Girl, a Courtesan holding an Obscene Image. I chose this piece to analyze because I thought it was comical and I was astounded. At a glance it appears as an ordinary painting of a young lady.