Thursday, September 15, 2011

Pablo Picasso : The Cubist Painter & Sculptor

Pablo Picasso was  well known painter,  draughtsman, and sculptor he was born October 25, 1881 in Malaga, Spain and  spend most of his adult life in France. Picasso established cubism and produced around 20,000 monumental artwork in his 70 years of career. He was very famous in his life time even Michelangelo also could not attain this much popularity. Picasso dominated western art in the 20th century with his great paintings. Basically cubism (branch of  Abstract Paintings )  movement is not scientific or intellectual way of art rather we can say it is inner beautiful inspiration of Picasso to molding  the traditional art.

Early Life

Pablo Picasso had great passion towards arts from early childhood his mother used to say that the first words he used to utter was “piz piz”  which is  shortening of lapiz ,spanish word for pencil. He had received formal artistic training from his father which includes oil painting and figure drawing. In 1891 Pablo Picasso's father moved to  a Coruna where he had been working as  professor of school of arts. One day he had observe his son Pablo was working on his unfinished sketch of pigeon at that time his father came to know the talent of his son. He understood his son had surpassed him and decided to giving up the paintings.

After completion of study Pablo travelled to Paris in 1900 Europe's art capital. In France he had met with  poet and journalist Max Jacob who had teached him French language and literature. Very soon they became good friend and also shared apartment.

Until 1901 picasso lived in Madrid with the help of  Francisco de Asís Soler picasso established one magazine by name Arte Joven means young art total 5 issues of this magazine was published where Picasso illustrate the stories expressing sympathy for poor.  In 1944 Picasso  started relationship with Françoise Gilot who is 40 years younger than picasso and had two children with her. in 1953 this relationship came to end.

Pablo Picasso died  on 8 April 1973 in  French town of Mougins while entertaining friends for dinner with wife Jacqueline.

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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Michelangelo The Renown Italian Artist

Today I would like to discuss bit about   the  Italian Florentine  Renaissance painter architect, poet, sculptor and engineer Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni which is commonly known as  Michelangelo.  Michelangelo can be considered as a one of the best-documented artist in the 16th century. As par my observation Michelangelo’s work  can be compared with Leonardo di ser Piero da. Vinci.  Michelangelo was  multitalented personality in the 16th century. If we observe carefully the whole work of Michelangelo we can say that he was inclined  more  to the sculptor than paintings


Early life of Michelangelo

He was born on 6 March 1475  in Caprese, near  Arrezo  his family had been involved in small  scale banking
business in   Florence but   Michelangelo’s father could not maintain the bank's financial status and because of that they changed  their job and held a occasional government positions. At the time of Michelangelo birth his father was a judicial administrator of the small town of  Caprese. Michelangelo   raised in Florence city and throughout his life he was very much  attracted by his city and their culture. Michelangelo learned to make sculptor at the age of fifteen and he has created two base sculptures by the age of sixteen  The Battle of the Centaurs and Madonna of the Stairs viz.

Michelangelo’s Art Work and Few Best Sculptors 

After spending few years in Rome Michelangelo return to Florence in 1499–1501 and created his masterwork piece The Statue of David in 1504 which is made up of marble block. It is considered as a symbol of Florentine freedom and it was placed in Piazza della Signoria. During the same period he has also painted the Family of St John which is also known as Holy Family of the  Tribune. It was then hung in the room known as Tribune in the Uffizi. Again in 1505 Michelangelo is invited  back to rome by elected Pope Julius II and built the Pope's tomb because of some interruptions He had been  worked on the  tomb for 40 years.  During the same period he has taken to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel which approximately completed in four years. On its top he has built a complicated system of decoration including  nine scenes from the Genesis. In 1513 Pope Julius II died and his successor  Pope Leo X assign
Michelangelo  a new work to reconstruct the façade of the basilica of San Lorenzo in Florence and to decorate with his sculptor.

Apart from creating paintings and sculptors Michelangelo expresses himself  through  poems.  Many of lyric created  by him is nothing but  troubles faced while he  working on particular art. He is really deserved to be divine soul of ultimate artist. Michelangelo Died on 18 February 1564 with completing his last work red chalk sketch for the dome of St Peter's Basilica.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Famous Dutch artist : Vincent van Gogh

If anybody ask me the name of few greatest painters in the word? Really one name I could not missed out and that is Vincent van Gogh Really a great Dutch artist in 19th century more over we can say that the artist belongs to post impressionist period. van Gogh born born on 30 March 1853 in North Brabant today’s Zundert. Van Gogh has 5 siblings his father was a pastor of Dutch Reformed Church.

Van Gogh School Life

He has attend the local school in Zundert and then sent to the boarding school in Zevenbergen at that time he was just eleven years old. Despite of good progress in school Van Gogh left the school for unknown reason. After few days according to his family wish he has joined Hague branch of the art dealer where his uncle cent was a shareholder.

Work Experiences and Career Attempts

Van Gogh attempted many jobs like assistant teacher at a school in Ramsgate, book seller and Priest etc. but he never get satisfied with these profession and struggled to make a living as an artist till his death.

Vincent van Gogh and His Painting Career

He has painted around 900 Unique paintings between November 1881 and July 1890 and surprising thing is that Van Gogh sold out only one painting “The Red Vineyard” out of these 900 and that also happen just before their death. He died at the age of 37(Actually committed suicide on 29 July 1890) and never become famous painter during his whole life time. Just after death of Van Gogh his brother Theo wrote one letter to his sister Elizabeth about Van Gogh’s legacy as a great artist. Van Gogh’s paintings are very impressive as it immediately captured heart of millions of art lovers. van Gogh's most famous paintings includes The potato eaters, sun flower, Starry night, Irises, Poppies etc.

The Van Gogh Paintings Which I love

I like its sunflower paintings which is theme based collection of twelve painting.Its first series was painted by Van Gogh in 1887 in Paris and second one was executed in Arles, 1888.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Mona Lisa reflects Aesthetic Sense of Leonardo

Painting is nothing but an Art of expressing   inner thoughts of human beings. There have been many painters in the world who achieved a success in this process and made a new statement in humanism of art,  like this when we come across a Mona Lisa painting one image flash out in front of our eyes and that is nothing but  renowned painter “Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci”. Leonardo was a great Italian artist He  known as real alchemist, because of his contribution in various fields like Painting, Music, Mathematics   and Anatomy etc. Primarily Leonardo was renowned painter. He is very famous   for two of his works, The Last Supper and The Mona Lisa.

Mona Lisa painting shows the aesthetic sense of Leonardo. It is one of the most reproduced and parodied painting   of all time.  This portrait  was painted in sixteenth-century  using oil medium.  Leonardo began to works on this painting since from 1503. He continued to work almost for four years left it unfinished thought to give continued efforts for three years after moved to France. But ultimately He could   finish this   task shortly before he died in 1519.

Who is Mona Lisa?

Mona Lisa was member of Gherardini family of Florence and wife of silk merchant Francesco Del Giocondo.  This painting was created especially for their new home and birth of her second child. Mona Lisa painting is currently preserved in museum located at Paris, France.