Mar 29, 2009

ANY subject for comparative treatment may be found in the... Louvre Museum (Paris, France)

My "Greek Adonis"

Don't know the name of one of my new favorite paintings - if you know they name, please add a comment. My translation? The wife's lover making her kill her husband so they can be together happily ever after....

Winged Victory of Samothrace: Greek Sculpture
She's standing on the prow of a ship overlooked the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on the island of Samothrace.

Eugène DELACROIX (Charenton-Saint-Maurice, 1798 – Paris, 1863) July 28: Liberty Leading the People - One of the most important French History Paintings

Italian Painting: Leonardo Davinci's Mona Lisa - Portrait of Lisa Gherardini, wife of Francesco del Giocondo . Familiar?
The "most famous art peace of all times"
The Mona Lisa "constant paparazzi scene." Oil on popular wood; painted in Florence between 1503 and 1506.

Italian Paintings Wing

An Asian tourist mesmerized by the Cross

Sketching the sculpture to the right

The History of the Louvre Exhibition

How to Study Painting @ The Louvre?

- First look as a representation of such a given subject, for which a relatively fixed and conventional set of figures or accessories was prescribed by tradition. The number and minuteness of the prescribed accessories will grow upon you as you watch them.

- You have then to observe how each school as a whole treats such works ; what feeling it introduces, toward what sort of modification in style or tone it usually tends.

- Next, you must consider it relatively to its age, as exemplifying a particular stage in the progress of. the science and art of painting.

- Last of all you must carefully estimate what peculiarities are due to the taste, the temperament, the hand, and the technique of the individual artist.

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