Still life of Pistachios, 2013, Oil on canvas
The composition was inspired by Paul Cézanne, the brushstrokes by Vincent van Gogh, and the palette by my ex, Lily. This was the first painting I did right after finishing school. It finally has a permanent home with Will and Moira.
“Girl at the Piano”
France, Circa 1868
Cezanne painted this work at Jas de Bouffan, an estate near Aix which belonged to his parents. The figures here are the artist's mother and sister. Music-making was a popular theme with innovatory artists at this time and the subtitle of the work, "The Overture to Tannhauser", recalls Richard Wagner, who had become the symbol of the new kind of art. Restrained and tense in its colouring, which is based largely on a contrast of black and white, the painting has a strangely positive mood. The composition is balanced, with a sense of enclosure and unity, people and objects forming a single material world. The intimate scene has nothing everyday about it, and seems to have been transformed into something sublime and ceremonial. A friend of the Impressionists, showing his works at their exhibitions, Cezanne nonetheless soon discovered that his was a totally different view of the world, and took his own, independent artistic path.
Paul Gauguin | Paysannes bretonnes / Breton Peasant Women (1894)
As Gauguin (1848-1903) returns to Britanny, between two trips to French Polynesia, he also returns to the naive, rural subjects that had inspired him before his departure. But this time, his polynesian experience has influenced, changed his way of representing these subjects. Their robust figures and massive feet now evoke the ones from his polynesian nudes.
This Polynesian-colored-Britanny expresses Gauguin's nostalgia, that he will also mention in a letter to his friend, Daniel de Monfreid the same year: "I have made a fixed resolve to go back and live always in Oceania and shall return to Paris in December in order to occupy myself exclusively in selling all my bazar at no matter what price. If I succeed I shall leave as soon as possible in February. I can then finish my days without care for the morrow."
"I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day." -Vincent van Gogh. Soft Enamel Pin Inspired by "Bedroom in Arles" by Vincent van Gogh. 0.93" x 0.95" Available now at pinmuseum.org (Link in Bio) #pinmuseum 📷 @yikes.buddy
Philipp Otto Runge
Small Morning (Der kleine Morgen)– part of an incomplete four-part cycle called the Times of Day - is perhaps the oddest and, at the same time, the most representative image of early Romanticism.
In Small Morning, natural phenomena such as color and light are supposed to express the earthbound soul’s progress toward liberation. But as the fate of Runge’s own project demonstrates, such an intensely speculative and subjective foundation could not sustain an art movement for long. The complex and ambitious program of Runge’s planned cycle was so abstract as to be virtually incomprehensible even to other Romantics. In the absolute uniqueness of his symbolic and visual vocabulary, Runge stands as the greatest exemplar of the paradoxical Romantic enterprise: the search for a universal form of communication through completely subjective means.
I have been super quiet with art this week, as I am waiting (impatiently) for my order in the mail of supplies.. so I will post another oldie of mine.
She sits proudly on the front wall in my grandparents home. She gives me mixed feelings. I completed her in year 12 and I was 17.
I have always loved colour. I love post impressionist artists such as Monet and Van Gogh, as well as abstract artists such as Salvador Dali. I am always inspired by these artists, and this painting reflects my love for colour, abstract art and my favourite artists.
My art teacher hated it. I ALMOST failed art. She liked black and white and realism. I was pushed to go to another direction that wasnt me. I was disheartened for years and it took me a long time to paint again because of this.
At the end of the day we are all different, with all different styles and use of mediums. I have now learnt that I am just going to do me! So please just #doyou 👊
Третий #WALLCARD , знакомьтесь, малышка "Ези", автор @anush.artist⠀ ⠀ "Знакомьтесь, друзья! Эта, сладкая малышка Ези, что значит "Рожденная в воскресенье", как вы догадались, в воскресенье она и родилась. А знаете что? Я планировала мальчика.Образ уже весь придумала, цветовую гамму. А когда взяла краски и мастихин в руки, то все пошло по другому, непонятному моему мозгу, плану. Формы, цвета..в общем, теперь эта кудрявая разбойница зазаёт все жару. И надо признать, с ее кудряшками я еле справилась, чтобы уложить в причёску. Егоза еще та. Когда писала картину, в соседнем кабинете случилась какая-то драма(там вечно драмы, продюсерский центр как никак) и выражались там так отборно и смачно, что даже у меня уши в тубочку. В общем говорю ей-Ези, не слушай, прикрой уши, ты еще совсем маленькая, а она только хохочет, трясёт своими кудряшками от смеха, и искорки во все стороны из глаз.Такие вот дела."
#tbt#Arles Dato curioso:
Cuando Vincent Van Gogh pintó esta cafetería en su obra maestra “Le Café Le Soir” o “Terraza de Café por la Noche” en 1888, el color original del edificio era blanco. Pero conociendo la gran imaginación de Van Gogh, así como su intento de plasmar el efecto de la luz cálida en las paredes, terminó usando el color amarillo. Años después, el café, ahora conocido como el “Café Van Gogh” fue pintado color amarillo en honor a su pieza maestra. 🎨🖌🌝✨
✨ 📸: @sofia_marquez
Swaying Dancer (Green Dancer)
Pastel and gouache on paper
Degas was fascinated by the world of ballet; hence, it figured prominently in many of his paintings. Here, the group of dancers is depicted in mid-performance, as viewed from an upper side box. Only one of the girls in green is shown full-length, captured as she executes a swift, complicated turn. The other figures are cropped, leaving the viewer to imagine the rest. In the background, a number of ballerinas dressed in orange stand against the landscape scenery, awaiting their turn. Degas’ use of a cropped, off-centred pictorial space was influenced by photography and by Japanese prints. He felt that the unfinished, transitory nature of reality could only be conveyed using a fragmented technique. Here, the fleeting nature of the movements is captured with rapid pastel strokes, applied with immense skill.
Regrann from @vincent_van_gogh_love - Six Sunflowers 1888. This painting was destroyed during World War II. Called Six Sunflowers and painted in August 1888, it had been in the collection of a wealthy collector, Koyata Yamamoto, living on Japan’s coast when his town was hit by an American bomb on August 6, 1945 — coincidentally, the day the atomic bomb fell on Hiroshima. The painting, hanging over the sofa in Yamamoto’s sitting room, was obliterated. Yamamoto managed to escape the raging firestorm, but his prized picture — with its heavy frame — was too cumbersome to carry.
Almost 70 years later, a British art historian has unearthed a colour photograph which reveals the work in all its glory.#vangogh#vincentvangoghlovers#arte#postimpressionism#vincentvangogh#sunflower - #regrann