Michael Merisi (1571-1610) was also known as Caravaggio, he was named after his hometown in Lombardy. He was first known for his paintings of still life when he moved to Milan. The majority of his subjects were fortune-tellers, cardsharps and men that were glamorously dressed as musicians or mythological figures. Caravaggio was known for his realism and dramatic effects in his paintings. The realism he offered in paintings was not easily accepted.
Melvin Williams Arth 1381 Professor Zalman 13 November 2014 Visual Analysis The painting, The Basket Chair c.1885 by Berth Morisot, and the painting The Orange Trees c. 1878 by Gustave Caillebotte, are both magnificent and interesting pieces that I got the opportunity to see. The paintings are both wonderful pieces and their composition overall is very impressive. Both paintings have different aspects in the way the artist displayed modernism, formal characteristics, class and gender, and the subject matter of the painting itself. These are great distinctions between Berth Morisot’s The Basket Chair, and Gustave Caillebotte’s The Orange Trees, but both paintings have their own distinctive style and sense of modernism that inspired the painters’
Antione Watteau influenced costume, film, poetry, and music in the art world during his time and after. Another French artist that was just as if not more influential was Charles le Brun. Charles le Brun was one of the most influential people in 17th century France. Brun was a well-known painter, designer, and art theorist. For a while Brun painted for the king and painting several works in his palace, commonly
On May 30th, 1444, Andrea joined the Arte dei Medici e Speziali guild, and received random commission work afterward. His work from those commissions did not survive into the present. In 1447, Andrea painted one of his most famous pieces of art, Last Supper, in the Convent of Sant’Apollonia. His piece clearly foreshadows or portrays the betrayal and tension between Jesus and Judas by placing Judas on the opposite side of Jesus and the other Disciples. Last Supper is also a perspective masterpiece, giving the unique perspective of the viewer being the fourth wall.
The artist of this famous artwork was Anthony Van Dyck. Anthony Van Dyck was a Flemish baroque artist who became the leading court painter in England. It was a oil-on-canvas portrait of Charles 1 of England by Anthony Van Dyck in the year 1635.The title of this artwork was “Charles 1 at the hunt.” The 207cm length and 266cm height painting depicts Charles in lighter colors to the left of the painting, standing out against the darker background. The current location of the painting is Paris, France and was displayed at Musee du Louvre. (article) Anthony Van Dyck was a famous leading court painter in England.
"Prometheus Bound” is an oil painting done on canvas by a Baroque artist, Peter Paul Reubens. The painting which was completed in 1618 though started in 1611 is based on a character, the Titan Prometheus, in one of the Greek myths. Reubens sought the help of Frans Snyders, a famous animal painter who painted the eagle in the painting. The painting which measures 242.6 cm by 209.6 cm is currently available for public viewing in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. With its sensuous richness, color and movement, "Prometheus Bound” is typical of baroque painting that evokes strong emotions in the viewer.
Early Netherlandish painter, Robert Campin, active during the 15th and 16th century was one of the few to introduced a new painting style to the Italian Renaissance Era. Although Campin belongs to the Northern Renaissance era, he still carried elements of Late Gothic. Therefore, Campin was greatly influenced by the International Gothic movement. The Gothic movement, which was introduced by the French includes a saturation of biblical scenes, Illumnatied religious manuscripts, and very detailed portraiture. One of Robert Campin’s biggest achivements was, Merode Altarpiece, a detailed religious scene done between 1425 and 1428.
In Rembrandt, and this is perfection, the background and the figure are one and the same. Everything is interesting: one does not separate anything, as in a beautiful view offered by nature in which everything contributes to enchant one.” It can be assumed due to the personal and emotive aspect of his landscapes that they were painted for his own enjoyment rather than for the market. Even though from the beginning in the 1620s, people everywhere bought landscapes, just as they bought genre pieces and still lifes; it was the new fashion, perhaps because of the scientific discoveries of nature. Roughly these artists fell into two categories. Those who
The Rucellai Madonna was a panel painting commissioned to the Sienese painter Duccio di Buoninsegna by the officials of the Florentine lay confraternity, the Laudesi of Santa Maria Novella in 1285. It was originally located in the Rucellai Chapel of church Santa Maria Novella. WHEN it was moved to Galleria degli Uffizi. This paper introduces the social background under which the painting was made and explores Duccio’s renovation in creating this painting. Background brotherhood and commission The Confraternity of the Laudesi of Santa Maria Novella was founded in 1244 - 1245 by St. Peter Martyr, an early Dominican friar, during his stay in Florence.
The architect of the façade was Niccolo Matas, who used his creative skills to construct the façade of Santa Croce in 1857. In 1863, Niccolo completed the façade. The presence on the façade is of a David’s star, which is made out of mosaic artwork. The star is also linked to Catholic religion, besides being a Jewish symbol (the Façade of the Church). There was a variety of marble used on the façade; the color pallet of the façade was red, white, black, yellow, and green.
In addition, Diego Velazquez was also an individualistic artist in the period of Baroque. For example, Diego Velazquez was a portrait artist and he also created the religious paintings. Diego Velazquez patron was Philip IV, Diego Velazquez met Philip IV when he was really young, and then Philip IV was impressed by the talent of Diego Velazquez, Philip IV asked Diego Velazquez to chief court artist and chamberlain of palace, which was a position to get involved in advertising the king display and acquisitions. Velázquez decided to live in Madrid
Masaccio is a celebrated leading painter of the Italian Renaissance. The Expulsion from the Garden of Eden is one of his frescos, painted around 1424-27. The fresco rest on the walls of the Florentine Brancacci Chapel. It documents how Adam and Eve were evicted from the Garden of Eden. Similar to Masaccio’s Expulsion from the Garden of Eden; Masolino 's magnificent Renaissance fresco, Temptation of Adam and Eve, is also found in the Brancacci Chapel of the Santa Maria del Carmine Church.
Piero della Francesca (Italian pronunciation: [ˈpjɛːro della franˈtʃeska] About this sound listen (help·info); c. 1415 – 12 October 1492) was an Italian painter of the Early Renaissance. As testified by Giorgio Vasari in his Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, to contemporaries he was also known as a mathematician and geometer. Nowadays Piero della Francesca is chiefly appreciated for his art. His painting is characterized by its serene humanism, its use of geometric forms and perspective. His most famous work is the cycle of frescoes The History of the True Cross in the church of San Francesco in the Tuscan town of