Hi all!It’s Amrita again!
With my’ HEART musings’…Ooops! what’s the matter with me …??! Correction!!
ART musings !
And the subject today ….close to my heart …
Renoir ,Eduard Manet, Claude Monet ,
Sisley , Degas…
These artists broke away from traditional European painting .. Concentrating on landscapes and frivolous subjects of everyday living …
Here are some examples of impressionist paintings….all pretty happy nonconsequential pictures…!!
Just my type!!
What you notice instantly is BRIGHT BOLD shocking colours and SHORT brush strokes .. Sometimes only millions of dots ( pointilism)
The pictures are ‘FLEETING’ images ‘….captured by the artist… An artists ”impression” of what he just saw happen in front of him with great attention to the light falling on the subject AT THAT INSTANT …accurate , not exact but Full of vibrancy!
Have a look at a few more pictures..
Catch the light and paint, paint ,paint …before the scene changed ..you know how quickly the sun sets… Right before your eyes..! That burst of rain, that light flickering on water .. OH SO ROMANTIC..However to arrest ??
Only with QUICK RUSHED FRIENZIED masterly strokes… !!
introduced by Louis Daguerre )… For the first time the exposure time was REDUCED from a few hours to a matter of minutes!! The picture was seen on a silver plated copper sheet … This is more than a century before we progressed to DIGITAL cameras and microsecond exposure( 1990!)
The intro of practical photography influenced impressionists in a big way … They could now paint with ease on their easel as the picture they wanted to paint had already been captured!!!
Let’s try to understand what stylising a painting would mean….
To illustrate the difference ,here is a photograph … and a stylised version of the same….
“real painters do not paint things as they are… they paint them as they themselves feel them to be.” (Vincent Van Gogh)
A Dutch painter with no formal training .. Plagued by mental illness …he laboured to remain sane…Producing a huge body of work ( over 2000 paintings) , mostly on paper ( both in watercolours and oil),.. In 1889 he sliced off his left ear and presented it to a brothel maid .. No one and nothing is worth that ! In 1890 he shot himself lethally dead in a cornfield outside the Arles sanatorium . Though he sold only ONE painting in his lifetime….this
Intensely sensitive , immensely talented… ICONIC TORTURED artist will be remembered forever …..
Here are a few of his works ..
And some of his works…
.appealing to the intellect as much as to the eye…
The forerunner to Modern art was finally born!
Super -super -Stylised real art !!
‘Deers in wood’….
Ok let me illustrate … The difference between…..
In my own rough way …
Am going to show you the ‘SIGNATURE’of someone you and I know …..
Moving as ART moves …..Rumbling
From one type to another ….. The ART MOVEMENT TRAIN…..! Chugh… Chugh …. Chugh….!
Here they are…
Art keeps getting more emotional , less ‘real’ !
Now did you understand ??
How will I ever get you to understand Modern Art and surrealistic paintings at this rate ????!
..You really ought to ‘See’ things differently … Try seeing the pictures this way……