Italian Girl with Flowers - Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida
"(Up from the heavens, past atmospheres, through another existence entirely— a star finally cries)"
Fa Presto. Detail from St. Michael, 1663.
August Riedel, Judith (1840) (detail)
Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier and His Wife (detail), J.L. David.
of yours, a secret
i love mermaids. so here’s another quick doodle from tonight!
art history meme | 7/8 artists: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
Monet paints quickly to capture his “subject” deftly, as the sun moves unstoppably within the sky. Distance is hazy. Solar beams, piercing translucent cold air, will soon lie down on the ground in absolutely different colour spots. Naturally, Monet does not draw; he has banished drawing from his paintings. Instead, he works directly with color, cementing images to the canvas with pure paints. He puts them on the white priming with light touches, one close to another. When examining closely, the canvas seems to be simply a uniform surface, scattered with loose, chaotic spots. However, one has to only move away a little form it to witness a miracle: motley strokes are blending and transforming into lively flowers tousled by wind, into ripples on the water, into trembling and rustling leaves - yes, sound is heard and aromas are felt in the painting. Frankness and inconstant instants of life are reflected in his paints. There is nothing between the eye of the painter reading the colour and the canvas receiving the equivalent of this colour—neither plan nor idea, nor a literary plot; we witness a new method of creating art—art that greatly expresses the mindset of a person in the second half of the Nineteenth Century. The title of his painting: “Impression, Sunrise (Impression, soleil levant)”, 1873 has given the name to the largest and the most vivid art movement of the 19th century, which was Impressionism.
"I was told to find Jesus in a stained glass church
where the light shines red like blood”
Violets, sweet violets by John William Godward | Waterloo Bridge. Effect of Fog by Claude Monet | The Feathered Fan by Vittorio Matteo Corcos | Art by Yoshitaka Amano from his artbook Le Roi De La Lune | Flora by Louise Abbéma