Sunday, 30 September 2012

Charles Le Brun

Charles Le Brun, born 1619, died 1690. Was one of the most significant painters in 17th Century in France. Declared by Louis XIV, for whom he mainly worked,  "the greatest French artist of all time".

The fall of the rebel angels (between 1680-1685)
Apotheose of Louis XIV (1677)
The Repentant Magdalen (1655)
Alexander and Porus (1665)
Daedalus and Icarus (1646)

Friday, 28 September 2012

Henryk Siemiradzki

Today I wanted to show you a few works of a Polish painter Henryk Siemiradzki. Born in 1843, died 1902. He painted mostly in Academic style. His monumental paintings can be found in museums around Poland, Ukraine and Russia.

Dusza (Spirit)
i love the colours of this one, especially the shades of blue.
Amor i Psyche (Amor and Psyche)
Rzymska Orgia w czasach Cesarzy (Roman Orgy in the Time of Caesars)
Dirce chrześcijańska

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Giovanni Segantini

Although I wanted the first post to be about Picasso, I deciced to write about Giovanni Segantini. He was an Italian painter. Born 1858 died 1899, he didn't live very long, but even though he was one of the most famous painters in Europe through the 19th century. He's best know for his landscapes of the Alps.

"I am now working passionately in order to wrest the secret of Nature's spirit from her. Nature utters the eternal word to the artist: love, love; and the earth sings life in spring, and the soul of things reawakens." (Segantinis words after moving to the mountains.)

L'angelo della vita (1894)
 This is the work that captured my attention. I really like it, even though it may seem a little bit grey, the colours are just perfect, of course they are not bright, I'd even say they look a little bit dirty but that makes the atmosphere of this painting.

Alla stanga

Afternoon in the Alps
I quite like the way in which these 3 paintings are painted.
Donna alla fonte (c. 1893)

Pascoli Alpini
Self-portrait (1893)

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Every kingdom of rain comes fallin' down

I finally decided to create an art-only blog, because i didn't really wanted to change my old one, and creating a new one is pretty simple so here it is.:> i hope you'll like whatever i'll post here.;> and welcome everyone to the kingdom of art:>

and for the nice beginning Soulsavers with Kingdoms of Rain.

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