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Posted on Thu, Dec 13, 2012 12:50

I was brought up with alot of art surrounding me, and also studied Art Science at university (beside my other major studies) just for the fun of it...I think to me art is like water or air...important lifepulse...

 

When studying Art Science, I discovered the many hidden angles to art in the world, and that it is not just a showpiece...it is actually a portion of history.

 

Prior to photography, artists were called to the homes of the wealthy people and were asked to paint portraits or other objects...and I asked my professor.."Oh, then that means we might have a twisted picture of historical reality...?". He said, "yes in some ways, unfortunately, many paintings etc kept today give us a picture of the wealthy peoples lives so we might be lacking more about general people..although painters tried to capture that aswell and we do have some references for it..."

 

Artists had to make a living offcourse, and hence they got orders by the afforders...now...it is a totally different story.

 

I have a nice collection which I cant stop admiring as I do find some new angles and new feelings connected to each piece thru time... and I never stop being surprised nor amazed by the power that lies behind these genius strokes of artists...

 

I find it at times very hard to grasp how the classical masters could achieve such miracles...beyond any of our modern technology..-.just pure and unmanipulated creative force.

 

It will be a pleasure to share some of my favourite art on here...Im aware of that not everyone is interested in or even understands art, but you are either way welcome to this "exhibiton".

 

I must say that I love classical masters the most...but in some few cases also enjoy contemporary art aswell.

 

Background info to this painting by Swedish pride, Alexander Roslin - my favourite portrait painter

 

The Comtesse Septimanie d'Egmont Pignatelli (1740-1773) was one of the most intellectually astute and glamorous women of Parisian high society in the 1760s. Her father was the Duc de Richelieu (1696-1788), a trusted advisor to King Louis XV. At age fifteen, she married Casimir Pignatelli, Comte d'Egmont (1727-1801), the scion of two very ancient houses of European nobility, the Egmonts of the Netherlands and the Pignatellis of Naples and Aragon

 

The countess sponsored many of the leading artistic figures of the Enlightenment, including Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. She was included in the highest court circles at Versailles, counting among her closest friends the Duc de Choiseul, Minister of Foreign Affairs, whose portrait is also featured in this gallery.The countess probably selected Alexandre Roslin in 1763 as her portraitist at the suggestion of Baron Scheffer, the Swedish Ambassador to France. She is depicted in a fashionable Spanish-style gown, a reference to her husband's ancestry.

 

The painting was commissioned by her husband as a gift.


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Posted on Tue, Dec 25, 2012 19:54

Yeah Mtnsunny! Amazing guy..oh so you have met him or? Mtnsunny..would you please post some of your work on here...Im very curious now...AHH and art woman...then you get creativeness more than others I guess :-)



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Posted on Tue, Dec 25, 2012 18:48

Leonid Afremov tried different techniques during his career, but he especially fells in love with painting with oil and pallette-knife. Every artwork is the result of long painting process and brings different mood, colors and emotions. So colorful, lovely and professional at the same time these breath taking paintings will surely bring you a lot of positive and peace of mind.

 

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Posted on Tue, Dec 25, 2012 18:42

...not too bad by a recent artist...Leonid


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Posted on Tue, Dec 25, 2012 18:40

..Leonid A...as in amazing :-)


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Posted on Tue, Dec 25, 2012 18:37

..Leonid again..


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Posted on Tue, Dec 25, 2012 18:32

One modern but I like his works alot. Leonid Afremov (born 12 July 1955 in Belarus) is a Russian–Israeli modern impressionistic artist who works mainly with a palette knife and oils. He developed his own unique technique and style which is unmistakable. Afremov is mainly known as being a self-representing artis, not attached to galleris etc.

 

Between 1990 and 2002 he lived in Israel, and from 2002 to 2010 inBoca Raton, Florida. after that, Afremov resided in the popular resort town Playa del Carmen, Mexiko. He paints mainly landscape, city scenes, seascapes, flowers and portraits. Most of his work is considered very colorful and politically neutral.


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Posted on Tue, Dec 25, 2012 18:12

LUCIEN FREUD |“Benefits Supervisor Sleeping” | 1992

 

Lucian Freud became the most expensive living artistat auction in 2008 with this painting. The large naked woman painted on a couch is called “Benefits Supervisor Sleeping” and sold for $33.6 million. The sitter is named Sue Tilley and she sat for Freud over a four year period.

 

The artist held the title of “Most Expensive Living Painter” until his death on July 20th, 2011. Freud’s paintings are very unique; each masterpiece portraying in elegant form the gritty aspects of everyday life—his everyday life. Freud’s paintings are stunning snapshots of life.


His works are noted for their psychological penetration, and for their often discomforting examination of the relationship between artist and model.


He was the grandson of Sigmund Freud.


The London based Russian oil billionaire Roman Abramovich is said to be the buyer of Lucian Freud's Big Sue and Francis Bacons tritych (which sold for $86.3 million or £43 million). 


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Posted on Tue, Dec 25, 2012 18:01

The Birth of Venus is a painting by Sandro Botticelli created around 1485–87. It depicts the goddess Venus (or Aphrodite as she is known in Greek mythology) emerging from the sea upon a shell in accordance with the myth that explains her birth. The original location of the painting and its commissioner remain uncertain. Some experts attribute its commission to Lorenzo de’ Medici and the Villa of Castello as the site to which the work was originally destined. Today, the painting is held in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.


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Posted on Tue, Dec 25, 2012 17:58

Guernica is one of Pablo Picasso most famous paintings, showing the tragedies of war and the suffering it inflicts upon individuals, particularly innocent civilians. Picasso’s purpose in painting it was to bring the world’s attention to the bombing of the Basque town of Guernica by German bombers, who were supporting the Nationalist forces of General Franco during the Spanish Civil War. Picasso completed the painting by mid-June 1937. The painting can be seen in the Museo Rina Sofia in Madrid.


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Posted on Tue, Dec 25, 2012 17:56

The Scream is a series of expressionist paintings and prints by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, showing an agonized figure against a blood red sky. The landscape in the background is Oslofjord, viewed from the hill of Ekeberg, in Oslo. Edvard Munch created several versions of The Scream in various media. The one shown above was painted in 1893 and is on display in The National Gallery of Norway. It was stolen in 1994 in a high-profile art theft and recovered several months later. In 2004 another version of The Scream was stolen from the Munch Museum, only to be recovered in 2006.


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Posted on Tue, Dec 25, 2012 17:54

Sometimes referred to as “the Dutch Mona Lisa”, the Girl with a Pearl Earring was painted by Johannes Vermeer. Very little is known about Vermeer and his works and this painting is no exception. It isn’t dated and it is unclear whether this work was commissioned, and if so, by whom. In any case, it is probably not meant as a conventional portrait. Tracy Chevalier wrote a historical novel fictionalizing the circumstances of the painting’s creation. The novel inspired a 2003 film with Scarlett Johansson as Johannes Vermeer’s assistant wearing the pearl earring.


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Posted on Fri, Dec 21, 2012 16:41

Gustav Klimt, the kiss


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Posted on Thu, Dec 13, 2012 13:26

..another amazing Swedish painter is Anders Zorn (born in Mora, 1860)...I will see If I will post any of his "signature" pieces on here ;-) as they are rather..hm..naked..

 

He is famous for his very detailed eye for female activities and female bodies...his signature are classical Swedish beauties from northern part of Sweden, his homearea...so called "Dalkullor"...this one is called "Sunday Morning", mad in Mora 1891. Sold at an auction in Stockholm I think 2011 for around 12 875 000 SEK.


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