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 fa├žade 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.