Painting is not only a work of art, but also an emotion that gushes from the artist's soul. The reason why a work of art can shake people's soul and make people infatuated lies in its emotion. As the highest artistic emotion in artistic creation, it has incomparable richness and great artistic charm. The main reason is that it is the counterpart of the artist's soul, and it condenses and permeates the artist's soul sentiment. The process of artists' creation is also the process of releasing their emotions, and through this process, the unity of inner and outer and the balance of mind can be achieved. This kind of released emotion is like redemption and self-help. In fact, the process of emotional release is the process of artistic creation.
Through artistic activities, human beings are influenced and infected by truth, goodness and beauty, and gain spiritual enjoyment and aesthetic pleasure. Let's go into the world of masters of art to appreciate the works full of infinite power and passion and unique artistic characteristics!
Isleworth Mona Lisa
The discussion about whether Isleworth Mona Lisa is an early version of Mona Lisa written by Leonardo da Vinci has been going on since its discovery. It is claimed that Leonardo da Vinci began to paint the Mona Lisa in 1503, but it was not completed, but it was not fully tested. On the eve of World War I, this painting, which had been placed in the home of a nobleman in Somerset, England for nearly 100 years, was discovered by Hugh Brackel, an English art collector, which triggered speculation that Leonardo da Vinci painted two portraits of Mona Lisa.
The Mona Lisa is in the Louvre, and this one was discovered by Brackel. Brackel bought the painting and took it to his studio in Ellsworth, London, so the painting was named "Ellsworth Mona Lisa". After the painting changed hands, the new owner Henry Pulitzer put it in the vault of a Swiss bank in 1975, and it was not opened to the public until September 2012.
The two Mona Lisa are very similar, but there are still some differences. For example, the Mona Lisa of Elworth is larger in size, and the color of this work is brighter than that of the Mona Lisa stored in the Louvre. The basic materials used in the two works are also different. The older one uses linen as a painting, while the younger one uses a wooden drawing board. The gestures of the characters in the painting are basically the same, but the background behind the characters is very different. Experts at Oxford University believe that the Mona Lisa is just a copy created by an artist. The background behind the Mona Lisa in this painting fails to describe the subtlety of the painting environment, and other elements in the painting fail to reflect the elusive artistic conception of the original.
The Potato Eaters
Vincent Willem van Gogh (1853-1890) is a representative post-impressionist painter in the Netherlands. The Potato Eater is an oil painting created in 1885. The painting is in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
In this painting, a simple and honest peasant family is sitting around a narrow dining table, and a lamp hanging on the table becomes the focus of the picture. The dim light shone on the gaunt faces of farmers, making them stand out. The low roof makes the room more crowded. The picture composition is simple and the image is simple. The painter depicts the wrinkled faces and bony bodies of the characters with rough and vigorous brushstrokes. The background color is thin and light, which sets off the characters in the foreground.
In order to highlight its content in color, Vincent Willem van Gogh deliberately adopted an exaggerated form. The color of the picture is in a dark tone, which gives people a dull and depressing feeling. The contrast between the miserable white light on the painting and the dark tone of slight green creates a dark and gloomy atmosphere, which makes the characters show strong light spots, and the dishes containing potatoes emit wisps of steam, all of which vividly paint the real scene of the family life of poor farmers.
In this painting, Van Gogh uses crude models to show real civilians. The painter himself said, "The point I want to convey is that by the light of an oil lamp, potato eaters grab potatoes from the plate with their same hands working on the land-they honestly earn their own living." This painting is the work of Van Gogh when he lived in northern brabant, and it is also the painter's best work.
Night Patrol is an oil painting on canvas created by Dutch painter rembrandt harmenszoon van rijn in 1642. It is now in the National Museum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. It is a national treasure of the Netherlands, a masterpiece of Dutch art, and a treasure of western art.
Although this painting is called De Nachtwacht, it should actually be called The Company of Captain Frans Banning Cocq and Lieutenantwillem van Ruytenbruch. Now it is called De Nachtwacht, but it is not De Nachtwacht, but a celebration held during the day.
Massacre Of The Innocents
Massacre Of The Innocents is one of two works created by Peter Paul Rubens, a Flemish painter, humanist and diplomat, with biblical stories as the theme. In 1612, he finished an oil painting on oak boards.
When Rubens created these two works, the theme he described was actually the same event. It's all a biblical story from Matthew about the massacre of innocent people. In the New Testament, Herod knew that a king was born in Bethlehem, so he sent three doctors first and pretended to follow the pilgrimage. When the three doctors left, he ordered all the babies under two years old in Bethlehem and its surrounding areas to be killed, and the Jesus family returned to Nazareth after their death. However, according to the research report of National Geographic magazine, there is no other historical data except the Bible to record this mass killing of babies.
In addition to "Massacre of the Innocents" which was shot in Sotheby's, it set a new record for the highest turnover of $76 million. His works have been collected by famous institutions and private individuals all over the world, including the National Gallery of London, Prado Museum in Madrid, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and Louvre in Paris.
Liberty Leading The People
Liberty Leading The People（French：La Liberté guidant le peuple）is an oil painting created by French painter Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863) to commemorate the July Revolution in 1830. It is also the most famous romantic work in painting art. Today, this painting hangs in the most conspicuous position in the Louvre and is also a spiritual symbol of the French people.
Liberty Leading The People is based on the revolutionary event in July 1830, and the painting is also called July 27th, 1830. It commemorates the uprising of Paris citizens to overthrow the Bourbon Dynasty on July 27th, 1830. The painting shows the revolutionary scenes in full swing, including the opening of historical figures with prototypes and the author's own participation, all of which show the high practical significance of this painting. However, this painting is called the masterpiece of Delacroix's romantic style because the scene in this painting is a concentrated romantic scene, and the Statue of Liberty is an idealized figure with a demigod temperament. She has a hard-to-sculpt outline of ancient Greece, revealing her upper body, wearing classical clothes of Pusuo, walking in front of the revolutionary ranks, holding up the tricolor flag in her right hand. Face to the crowd, as if calling on people to revolution to the end. So you can be free. Compared with the men wearing modern clothes around her, she is more like an abstract person, representing the highest spirit and significance. She is healthy, strong, resolute, beautiful and simple, leading the revolutionary ranks of workers and intellectuals to March forward bravely, and pinning the country's revolutionary feelings and yearning for heroism. It appropriately shows the core political themes of modern society: freedom and democracy.
When Liberty Leading The People was first created, there was a lot of controversy. Opponents thought that the painting contained pornography and spread confusion. It was not until the 20th century that this painting depicting the French Revolution gradually became a symbol of the French revolution or freedom and equality, and even represented France itself.
Starry Night Over The Rhone
Starry Night Over The Rhone is a famous oil painting created by Dutch post-impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh in September 1888. It is now in the Orsay Museum in Paris, France. This painting depicts the night view of the Rhone River in the southern French city of arles. The picture focuses on the sky and the river. Stars are shining in the sky, and street lamps are on the river bank. The street lamps are reflected on the river. Two boats are moored on the river bank, and a couple are walking on the river bank.
This work is Van Gogh's attempt at night scene again after Night Sky. In the painting, the starlight in the sky echoes the reflection of the lights on the shore, and the stars at night are surrounded by their own halo into a circle. The picture shows the distance of the stars through the intensity and interval of warm light. This way of dealing with light reflects Van Gogh's unique visual aesthetics.
Nighthawks, the masterpiece of American painter Edward Hopper, filled with loneliness, has an odd and provocative quality. In the fast-food restaurant, which is open all night, a hunchbacked man leans against the slender countertop and sits alone on a stool. The bright lights of the restaurant cast a dramatic light and shadow on the bare sidewalk outside. The bright curved windows of the dining room intersect with the grille of the street facade. This famous picture lures the possibility of narration and captures the melancholy romance of city life: the infinite possibility of connection in the city is inevitably frustrated.
The special composition of this work and the treatment of cold and warm colors have really struck a chord with the audience for more than half a century, and the artist has captured the loneliness in the vast sea of people in urban life. Although Hope didn't admit that he was pursuing the isolation of any picture, he just enjoyed the happiness brought by "night outing". But at the same time, Hope himself also said that "I am convinced that this is one of the best paintings I have ever painted".
The Flower Carrier
Diego Rivera, 1886-1957, a famous Mexican painter and one of the most famous mural painters in the 20th century, was regarded as a national treasure of Mexico. As a master of mural painting, Rivera well balances the relationship between content, form and concept in mural painting, and shows superb skills in image depiction, color allocation and space treatment. On this basis, Rivera develops individualization and forms a painting style that combines cubism, primitive style and pre-Colombian sculpture.
In 1935, Diego Rivera created The Flower Carrier, whose brushwork is simple and clean, colorful and full of symbolism. This colorful painting shows a farmer dressed in white, wearing a yellow wide-brimmed hat, landing on all fours, carrying a huge flower basket and a yellow sling on his back. A woman, probably a farmer's wife, stood behind him and tried to help him support the basket and stand up. Although the flowers in the basket are very beautiful, farmers can't see their beauty, but only see their market value. Geometric shapes provide bold and strong contrast, and each figure strongly reflects individualism. Some people think that the huge basket tied to a man's back represents a heavy burden on farmers in the modern capitalist world.
Irises is a painting by the Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh, which was created in May 1889, the year before his death. At that time, Van Gogh entered a mental hospital in Saint-Rémy, France, where he painted it. His works are now in the Paul Gates Art Museum in California, USA.
This "Iris" is called "one of the greatest works of Van Gogh in the period of Saint Remy". It can attract people's attention from a distance, with rich colors and detailed and changeable lines. The whole picture is full of rhythmic and harmonious beauty, filled with fresh atmosphere and vitality. Iris, like sunflower, was originally a very ordinary plant, but Van Gogh endowed them with wonderful images and colors and eternal vitality, which was the painter's praise for nature and yearning for a better life, as if a lonely dancer in the dark was speechless. The iris he painted was beautiful and lovely, but a little sad, a little lonely and uneasy, and even had a gesture of near struggle. The painter Van Gogh also expressed a fresh and energetic atmosphere in his oil paintings.
Iris is a herb, which blooms in May. The French regard it as the national flower and consider it as a symbol of light and freedom. The oil painting "Iris" in the picture is worth $53.9 million, which is regarded as one of the ten most expensive paintings in the world. The author Vincent Van Gogh is the greatest Dutch painter with worldwide influence after Rembrandt.