Legitimately one of my favorite works of art. It's incredibly bold, innovative, and forward thinking for the time (1915!). An answer to the question of whether it is possible to create art that doesn't rely on the crutch of reproducing the world and instead is expressed in a visual language of its own that is purely made up of color and shape. Genius.
I know this post is from months ago but I just gotta say I really like this painting and have never seen it before today.No, it's "Thai Food (Miami Beach)" by Hervé Di Rosa.
The imposing flat green surface that takes up about half the painting, the yellow sky, the incongruently detailed plants and trees, the bizarrely simplified cars, the black-yet-glowing dog lurking in the shadows, the way the power line seems to clip through the side of the building... it's hard to take your eyes off it.
Fun fact: the painting actually portrays a real restaurant, though it closed a few years ago.
Artists are just like the rest of us - fascinated by pretty clothes. :p
You know that that is just a theory and never proven, right? There are signs that it could have been the case, but no direct prove.
Oh I am not trying to take away anything from Vermeer at all. Amazing works of art that stand the test of time and will continue to be amazing for the rest of recorded humanity.You know that that is just a theory and never proven, right? There are signs that it could have been the case, but no direct prove.
Furthermore, why would that even take away from his accomplishments? Like painting is just tracing and coloring in the blanks. The use of colors and light is not great, it is amazing and unmatched for centuries.
I disagree w/ OPs premise, but also love Grimshaw's depictions of industrial Britain. They're really evocative for me, and I love depictions of scenes.
This is genuinely amazing. The folds on the carpet are blowing my mind.I wouldn't say it's my favorite, but I'm a sucker for Jan van Eyck's paintings.
they're the right amount of detailed without going overboard, and with enough mystical symbolism to whet my curiosity. The fact that he was painting such things in the 1400's (six hundred years ago) just blows my mind.
EDIT: So does van Eyck's use of colors and how he paints clothes. He just seems to give them actual weight.
Then we are ok! :DOh I am not trying to take away anything from Vermeer at all. Amazing works of art that stand the test of time and will continue to be amazing for the rest of recorded humanity.
I do think though, it is important to understand the process to create works. Vermeer's realism was so far ahead of anyone at the same time that people couldn't believe (and still are amazed) that it was done "freehand". Vermeer's works and process have literally been recreated and the theory has serious support behind it.
It does NOTHING to remove any accomplishments of the works themselves. Tracing doesn't bring life and depth to painting, but it assisted in bringing realism in a time it was not possible.
And honestly, it's more of a testament to the impressiveness of Vermeer in all, than does to diminish anything.
Yeah it resides in the Cappella di San Severo here in Napoli where the main attraction and centerpiece is the Cristo Velato (Veiled Christ) made by Giuseppe Sanmartino but whenever i go there i always go to its right to watch Il Disinganno, a much more impressive sculpture if you ask me.
That is, indeed, nuts.
I was actually gonna post that im partial to some Beksinski myself so nice choice.
A popular radio DJ in the UK recreated this image after being inundated with messages saying he looked just like the man in the painting.
Funny you posted a Skagen piece. I came here to post A Stroll on The Beach