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The paintings were praised or described by a series of commentators until their destruction, including Dürer ( 1520 ), Vasari ( 1568 ), Molanus ( c. 1570 – 1580 ), and Baldinucci ( 1688 ).
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The curtains were of the same material, and there were some big oil paintings -- portraits in the style of Lancret and Boucher.
Francesca and Herbert considered themselves violently nonconformist and showed the world they were by filling their Colonial house with contemporary furniture and paintings and other art objects ( expensive, but not necessarily valuable, contemporary things ).
On display were 343 first-class paintings and sculptures from his fabled collection -- and every single one of them was up for sale.
It may have been true for all I know, because his glasses were like the bottoms of milk bottles, but it didn't prevent the paintings from being exciting.
For example, paintings glorified aristocracy in the early 17th century when leadership was needed to nationalize small political groupings, but later as leadership became oppressive, satirization increased and subjects were less concerned with leaders and more with more common plights of mankind.
In this period some " artisanal " products ( such as textiles ) were much more precious and expensive than paintings or sculptures.
Aalto claimed that his paintings were not made as individual artworks but as part of his process of architectural design, and many of his small-scale " sculptural " experiments with wood led to later larger architectural details and forms.
It would be a mistake to praise Warhol for the design of his boxes ( which were designed by Steve Harvey ), yet the conceptual move of exhibiting these boxes as art in a museum together with other kinds of paintings is Warhol's.
Angel-shaped beings appear in ancient Mesopotamian and Greek art and were probably the inspiration for the popular Christian image of angels, a popular subject for Byzantine and European paintings and sculpture.
Dürer exerted a huge influence on the artists of succeeding generations, especially in printmaking, the medium through which his contemporaries mostly experienced his art, as his paintings were predominately in private collections located in only a few cities.
Even Houbraken recalled that Cuyp was a devout Calvinist and the fact that when he died, there were no paintings of other artists found in his home.
Adding to the confusion is the similar initials between the two and the inconsistent signing of paintings which were produced by Cuyp ’ s studio.
Cuyp ” insignia, many paintings were left unsigned ( not to mention undated ) after being painted, and so a similar signature was added later on, presumably by collectors who inherited / discovered the works.
Most original Cuyp paintings were signed by him, and in the script manner in which his name was inscribed.
Conversely, paintings which came out of his workshop that were not necessarily physically worked on by Cuyp but merely overseen by him technically, were marked with A. C. to show that it was his instruction which saw the paintings ’ completion.
Common among the mislabeled works are all of the reasons identified for misattributing Cuyp ’ s works: the lack of biography and chronology of his works made it difficult to discern when paintings were created ( making it difficult to pinpoint an artist ); contentious signatures added to historians ’ confusion as to who actually painted the works ; and the collaborations and influences by different painters makes it hard to justify that a painting is genuinely that of Aelbert Cuyp ; and finally, accurate identification is made extremely difficult by the fact that this same style was copied ( rather accurately ) by his predecessor.
paintings and praised
Orchard in Bloom, Louveciennes ( 1872 ) Pissarro showed five of his paintings, all landscapes, at the exhibit, and again Émile Zola praised his art and that of the others.
Despite being greatly praised by all contemporary writers, and remaining a great name in Italy, Giorgione became less known to the wider world, and many of his ( probable ) paintings were assigned to others.
In 1941, he wrote the key theoretical essay, " Intimate Banalities ," published in Helhesten, which claimed that the future of art was kitsch and praised amateur landscape paintings as " the best art today.
Often praised in Chinese poetry, its scenery became a popular subject of paintings in both medieval China and Japan.
More Disumbrationist paintings followed: a composition of zig-zag lines and eyeballs he called " Illumination "; a garish picture of a black woman doing laundry which he called " Aspiration ", and which a critic praised as " a delightful jumble of Gauguin, Pop Hart and Negro minstrelsy, with a lot of Jerdanowitch individuality "; " Gination ", an ugly, lopsided portrait ; and a painting named " Adoration ", of a woman worshipping an immense phallic idol, which was exhibited in 1927.
Aristotle even praised the ancient Greek painter Polygnotos because his paintings included characterization.
By the time of his death, his reputation was damaged: though his paintings were praised for their charm and facility, they were condemned for poor use of color and vapid sentiment.
Among all the paintings attributed to either Francesco and his brother Gian Antonio Guardi, the most praised work is not a landscape, but instead the airy sfumato Story of Tobit painted for the organ loft in the small Chiesa dell ' Angelo San Raffaele.
Il Decameron a year later was also praised ; both paintings are academic compositions in the style of Raphael.
His late paintings on New Testament subjects of that period were praised by liberal critics like Vladimir Stasov, criticized by conservatives as illustrating Ernest Renan rather than the New Testament and forbidden by the authorities for blasphemy.
paintings and described
René Magritte described his paintings as " visible images which conceal nothing ; they evoke mystery and, indeed, when one sees one of my pictures, one asks oneself this simple question, ' What does that mean ?'.
His frustration with abstraction won over, as he himself described his paintings ’ focus as coming to a plateau.
Indeed, Jesse Lasky Jr., the co-writer on The Ten Commandments, described how the director would customarily spread out prints of Alma-Tadema paintings to indicate to his set designers the look he wanted to achieve.
Kandinsky sometimes used musical terms to identify his works ; he called his most spontaneous paintings " improvisations " and described more elaborate works as " compositions.
In the early seventeenth century, the Dutch art historian Karel van Mander described Bosch ’ s work as comprising " wondrous and strange fantasies "; however, he concluded that the paintings are " often less pleasant than gruesome to look at.
It comes slowly .” His fellow illustrator Walter Tittle described Hopper ’ s depressed emotional state in sharper terms, seeing his friend “ suffering … from long periods of unconquerable inertia, sitting for days at a time before his easel in helpless unhappiness, unable to raise a hand to break the spell .” In 1912, Hopper traveled to Gloucester, Massachusetts, to seek some inspiration and did his first outdoor paintings in America.
There are three modern copies of Old Master paintings, and a Roman milestone ( described above under Antiquities ).
The French artist Meissonnier made two paintings showing people playing the game, and Honoré de Balzac described a match in La Comédie Humaine.
One of the two most distinctive features of the crown was a large fan-like ornament generally described as a representation of seven of the spearhead of the traditional Malagasy warrior's spear joined together at the base, but in photographs and paintings it appear to look more like seven large feathers.
Ganymede Abducted by the Eagle, one of the four mythological paintings commissioned by Federico II Gonzaga, is a proto-Baroque work due to its depiction of movement, drama, and diagonal compositional arrangement. Aside from his religious output, Correggio conceived a now-famous set of paintings depicting the Loves of Jupiter as described in Ovid's Metamorphoses.
Arnold Schoenberg, Anton Webern and Alban Berg, the members of the Second Viennese School, wrote pieces described as Expressionist ( Schoenberg also made Expressionist paintings ).
Rothko himself described these paintings as possessing a more organic structure, and as self-contained units of human expression.
The uncertainty in distinguishing between the painting of Giorgione and the young Titian is most apparent in the case of the Louvre's Pastoral Concert, described in 2003 as " perhaps the most contentious problem of attribution in the whole of Italian Renaissance art ", but affects a large number of paintings possibly from Giorgione's last years.
At an earlier period in Giorgione's short career, a group of paintings is sometimes described as the " Allendale group ", after the Allendale Nativity ( or Allendale Adoration of the Shepherds, rather more correctly ) in the National Gallery of Art, Washington.
Paris, the final work of Delius's apprentice years, is described by Foss as " one of the most complete, if not the greatest, of Delius's musical paintings ".
Inspired by the paintings of Jacob Jordaens, David Teniers and Jan Steen, Verhaeren described in a direct and often provocative, naturalistic way his country and the Flemish people.
The drawings, subsequently turned into prints, of John Flaxman used very simple line drawing and figures mostly in profile to depict The Odyssey and other subjects, and once " fired the artistic youth of Europe " but are now " neglected ", while the history paintings of Angelika Kaufmann, mainly a portraitist, are described as having " an unctuous softness and tediousness " by Fritz Novotny.
These instrumental pieces and others like " Little Fishes " have been described as " highly imagistic, like paintings done in sound that actually resemble their titles ".
The folio, which collected together the engravings from the paintings, has been the most lasting legacy of the Boydell enterprise: it was reissued throughout the 19th century and scholars have described it as a precursor to the modern coffee table book.
Namatjira's love of trees was often described so that his paintings of trees were more portraits than landscapes, which is shown in the portrait of the often depicted ghost gum in Ghost Gum Glen Helen ( c. 1945-49 ).
On September 2, 1774, Copley chronicled his arrival at Paris ( the beginning of a nine-month European tour ), where he saw and painstakingly described many paintings and sculptures.