Have you ever wondered where the famous painting, The Fighting Temeraire is located? Perhaps you’ve heard about The Raft of the Medusa, but you may be wondering about its location. This article will tell you all about these paintings and other baroque pieces that are on display in museums today.
Baroque art is a form of art developed in Europe during the 17th and 18th centuries. It was characterized by intricate detail and bold colors, which were often used to depict religious scenes. Baroque artworks tended to be larger than those created in previous eras.
Towards the end of the 18th century, a new form of art began to emerge; this new style was called “Neoclassicism.” Classical Greek and Roman themes were depicted in Neoclassical paintings. In addition, Neoclassicists preferred smaller, less detailed pieces. These changes were reflected in the artwork produced by some of the most famous painters such as Jacques-Louis David and Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres .
The artist who painted The Raft of the Medusa was Theodore Gericault . He was born in France; his exact date of birth isn’t known but it’s believed he was born around 1791 or 1792
In the late 17th century, two of the most famous paintings in the world were created: The Great Wave off Kanagawa and The Birth of Venus. This article is about their fascinating history.
The Great Wave off Kanagawa was painted by Katsushika Hokusai in 1830. It’s one of the most recognizable pieces of Japanese art in the world, and it’s considered by many to be an icon of Japanese culture. It’s also one of the most copied and parodied pieces of art in the world.
At first glance, The Birth of Venus does not seem like it would be a very influential painting at all. It was painted by Sandro Botticelli in 1486, and it depicts a Greek myth that had been known for centuries by artists all over Europe. It is not a major work from Botticelli; he painted a much bigger version of this painting just a few years later.
Then again, both paintings have been hugely influential – but not for the reasons you might think. In fact, both are famous for reasons that only became apparent centuries after they were created.
The most expensive piece of art ever sold is a painting called “The Scream,” by Edvard Munch. It was sold for $119,922,500 in New York City in May 2012.
The second most expensive piece of art ever sold is a painting called “Portrait of Joseph Roulin,” by Paul Cézanne. It was auctioned on November 9, 2011 and sold for $110,000,000.
Both these paintings were created at the height of the art movement known as “baroque.” Now I’ll tell you the story of how they came to be painted … and why baroque art is more than just some pretty pictures on a wall.
The word “baroque” means “irregularly shaped pearl.” But it’s also used to describe the art and architecture of Europe during the 17th century. The term is actually French in origin; it was invented in the late 1800’s by art critics who hated baroque art and architecture. They used the term as an insult – to refer to all manner of things they thought were ugly, excessive, or even just distracting from what should be important about a painting or building: its beauty.
You’ve probably heard of the great artists of the 17th century, like Caravaggio, Rubens or Vermeer. These are all names I had stumbled across in my art history studies, without knowing much about their lives and work. But there was one name that I kept seeing again and again: Artemisia Gentileschi.
Artemisia Gentileschi was one of the most important female painters of the 17th century – but she also gained international fame because of her talent as an art historian, her ferocious personality and her scandalous life story.
After reading a biography on Artemisia Gentileschi, I became fascinated by this woman and decided to learn more about her. This resulted in the two blogposts you can read below. In these posts, I’d like to share with you how my research made me reconsider our view on baroque art, its meaning and its influence on our modern culture today
The real story behind the too-good-to-be-true paintings might make you think twice about who actually painted them.
The paintings are “The Incredulity of Saint Thomas” by Caravaggio and “Allegory with Venus and Cupid” by Rubens.
The allegations made against Rubens are complex, so I will try to be brief and clear. The painter in question was a man named Han van Meegeren. In 1936, he came into possession of a painting he claimed was an original Vermeer, and it was purchased by a French art dealer for $35,000. Van Meegeren was then arrested for fraud. Thereafter, he offered to prove that the painting was indeed done by Vermeer by making another painting just like it.
However, instead of doing this, he painted a very expensive work entitled “Christ at Emmaus.” It appeared to be a 17th Century piece, but it had modern elements that he thought would convince experts that he was not copying from the first painting but merely doing another version of it in his own style—as artists often did in those days.
He fooled the experts but angered the Nazis, who were anxious to find more Vermeers for
It is believed that Lupo Stella, a young artist from Capri, painted the original portrait of the king. A copy of this painting was then done by Rubens, and a third version was made by Velazquez.
The original portrait commissioned in 1638 is on display at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Canada. Although the gallery calls the painting a copy, it is actually the original work itself, as later copies were made from this copy rather than the original itself. The King Charles I Portrait is quite famous and can be seen online as well.
As the title of this blog suggests, I am going to be looking at two paintings today. The first is Jupiter and Antiope by Francisco de Zurbarán. The second is Artemisia and Callisto by Annibale Carracci. Both of these paintings are full of incredible detail and are beautifully painted; however, there are many aspects of them that you may not know about! I hope that you enjoy learning more about these works of art and the artists who created them.
Lets start with Jupiter and Antiope by Francisco de Zurbarán…