At the beginning of the museum visit, in the garden, we learned about the life of Sorolla, and the history of the museum. Before this visit, I did not know anything about Sorolla, and as discussed, not many people know him outside of Spain. During the visit, I learned about Sorolla’s life, artwork, and home. Sorolla began his life growing up in the coastal city of Valencia, raised by a well off family. As a child, he was very successful at art, and he was sent to Rome for classical training.
John Singer Sargent was born on the 12th of January of 1856 in Florence, Italy. Sargent was the most successful portrait painter of his era, as well as a skilled landscape painter and watercolorist. Sargent was given little schooling. As a result of his “Baedeker education,” he learned Italian, French, and German. He studied geography, arithmetic, reading, and other restraint under his father’s coaching.
Unfortunately, when his father became ill Leutze had to focus on supporting the family instead of art. He went back to his studies of painting in 1834 with the help of John Rubens Smith (1775-1849), known for his paintings and print works. First Leutze started a business painting portraits, five dollars for every painting. Afterwards, he received many suggestions to go study in Europe after painting a few historical paintings which were noticed by some of the American public. In 1940, Leutze registered for the Dusseldorf Academy in Germany to study to become a history painter.
Francisco Goya – Tres de Mayo Francisco Jose de Goya was born on March 30, 1746. He was born in a small town called Fuendetodos that is located in Aragon, Spain. His family later moved to Saragossa, Spain and by the age of 14, he became a student to Jose Luzan, who was a local painter. He found inspiration in the arts of many famous artists and copied their style for many years. While in his teen years, he traveled to Rome and Italy to advance as an artist.
In “An Argument On The Ethical Position of Slavery”, he touched down on the subject by saying, “ He attended Yale University at the age of fourteen in 1805 and graduated five years later at the age of nineteen. He studied mathematics, religious philosophy, and science of horses. He got money by painting portraits. While he was at Yale, he was also attentive at Benjamin Silliman and Jeremiah Days classes on electricity, though he still only cared for art. When he got home in 1810, his father wanted him to go on to be a book writer, so he encouraged Samuel to be a booksellers apprentice, but later changed his mind and allowed Samuel to go to London to continue studying art.
His father dedicated himself to Picasso’s learning of art. He spend a large amount of time enjoying the same pastimes as his father. Together his father’s influence on his was vast. Since Picasso was eight years old his art notes his talent and ability. His influences of other know artists like Velasquez and Zurbaran were notable.
Andrea di Bartolo di Simone was born in Castagno, Italy, near Florence, in around 1419. He is commonly referred to using his pseudonym, Andrea del Castagno. Not much is known about his difficult early years of life due to the lack of records. Although, it is said he had an abusive father. It is known that Andrea moved to Corella during a war between Florence and Milan, but moved back afterward.
“Do not share your inventions with many; share them only with the few who understand and love the sciences.” Filippo Brunelleschi was an artist and architect who rediscovered linear perspective. And created cupola which were domes but without support beams. His famous work was called Santa Maria de flori. Where he was later buried after death. Filippo was 2 of 3 sons to a lawyer and notary called Brunellesco Di Lippo and his mother named Giuliana Spini.
The Renaissance was just now beginning and people liked paintings that had a lot of colors. He was 25 years old when he worked by himself. Despite just being a painter he was also a sculptor, poet, and inventor. Here is a list of some inventions, Temporary Bridge, Eight Gun Cannon, Armored tank, War Chariot, Cannon, Parachute, Exploding Cannon Balls, Flying Machine, and the Catapult. In that year he painted a famous painting called
Sandro Botticelli formerly known as Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi, was born the youngest of four sons on March 4, 1445, in Florence, Italy. There are a lot of discrepancies when it comes to the life of Sandro Botticelli. One thing that is clear is that Botticelli started working with art very early in his life. He first started out working as an apprentice for a goldsmith, after his father decided to remove him from school after observing the artistic talent his son possessed. It is unclear where his nickname Botticelli meaning ‘little barrel’, comes from but most believe it was given to him during his apprenticeship.
Thomas Cole (1801-1848) was an American artist who was the founder of the Hudson River School of romantic American Landscape painting. Cole was well known for his work a being realistic and had a meticulous depiction of American landscape which featured themes of romanticism. Cole was born in England but at 17 years old his family immigrated to Ohio where Cole learned the foundation of his profession. Landscape art was not Cole’s only skill, he also was known for doing sketches, which produced some very skillful and well known pieces. Cole’s personal life was full and enriched with 5 children one of which passed away at birth, and he was married at 26 years of age to the niece of the studio he worked for in New York.
The artist Jesus Garcia Anido (Chucho) was born on December 1st, 1983 in Havana, Cuba. His artistic process begins since he was very young. His maternal grandfather William Anido enhanced his passion for drawing and painting, training him on several techniques of pencil drawing. The Anido family has been for generations a family of well-known artists in the central part of Cuba, in the province of Las Villas. During his childhood he made several series of drawings and even participated in several drawing competitions in which he was among the top three.
Francesco del Giocondo, a silk and cloth merchant, had requested a portrait of his wife, Mona Lisa; however, del Giocondo never received his portrait. After Leonardo had left Italy for the last time, he finished the portrait and Mona Lisa was then hung in the Louvre Museum of Paris, where it became a mystery all over the world. What makes the Mona Lisa so extraordinary and vastly different, is that, da Vinci painted his model in the most natural way. Also the way he painted her eyes makes an intimate connection between the spectator and the
Lorenzo De’ Medici encouraged and supported one of the greatest artist periods in time, the last decade of his reign of Florence was the highlight of artistic contributions to the Renaissance. The Renaissance gave people a chance to make something of themselves from practically nothing, your position in society was not determined by heredity anymore. The De’ Medici family was a great example of this, through immense trade and business skills, they made Florence become the artistic culture capital of Europe. Lorenzo De’ Medici only added to this, he captivated the artistic potential of many well known artists today, such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. Lorenzo had a great deal of political power, “Under his control, the Florentine economy expanded significantly and the lower class
(March 6th 1475 - February 18th 1564) born in Caprese, Italy Michelangelo was an Italian painter, architect, poet and sculptor. Before his name was known he was just an apprentice to a painter and eventually began studying in sculpture, in the gardens of a wealthy and famous family known as the Medici. He has been remembered as the most famous artist in the time of the Renaissance. Some of his famous works include The Last Judgement (1535-1541), David (1501-1504), and the Pieta (1498-1499). Perhaps the most recognized work of his, is located on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, which took about 4 years to paint.