In my opinion it looks much better if zoomed in (cropped) a bit.
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This was his first ever oil painting. He joined the royal society and got his hands on proper oil paint for the first time and he came back a couple years later with this. People were understandably amazed. I think I’ve seen it on
Hopper’s work is just brilliance. The air he creates through light and imagery conjures a certain memory or nostalgia, even if it’s not that which one has been party to. That stillness in the air and the comfortable silence; the anticipation and nerves and
> This painting is a brutal illustration of many types of people being indiscriminately taken by death. Skeletons are murdering hundreds of people, everyone from peasants to nobles, and from children to the King. None are spared their fate at the hands of death.
“I wish to paint in such a manner as if I were photographing dreams.” I love Beksinski for being a good surrealist painter. He never overdoes it with his work. There are always the right elements and enough empty space to draw the eye,
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I think I recall seeing this image in a history book in middle school. Not sure, but it feels familiar from about 20 years ago in a text book.
I don’t think he’s very well known didn’t have an overly long career. I found one of his works listed on Sotheby’s (which can be good source for high quality images of works) where a piece of his went for $130000, and it had
I love this painting. My in-laws played the butler and maid in a recreation of this shot for a friend’s wedding (the wedding couple, of course, were dressed and posed like the couple in the middle here, and it was shot on the beach).
If you like this style of painting, I highly recommend checking out the works of [Albert Bierstadt](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Bierstadt) and [Frederic Edwin Church](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederic_Edwin_Church) as well. Both were extremely talented American landscape artists. Actually, any member of the Hudson River School is worth a look, although Bierstadt
Yeah it’s kind of insane how simple it is but the two faces seem to have so much depth and character. Like the flat color really seems to be hiding a lot of detail that my mind cant help but try and see. Beautiful
Pieter Bruegel did a few and probably what you’re thinking about. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tower_of_Babel_(Bruegel) I don’t know this artist, but it’s very similar to Bruegel and his style.
I loved the fabric samples, the painting looks like Matisse work but with only more illumination.
Wow! That artist is very talented for making this kind of sand sculpture. Big features but still beautiful!
This image is misleading slightly as the final work forces you to view the painting through a hole in a door. It’s a much more 3D and frustrating experience as you cannot see the work from any other angle except through that hole.
Fun fact! This painting is the counterpart to an earlier painting done by David of le Peletier, a nobleman and revolutionary who was murdered after voting for Louis XVI’s execution. [Here’s](http://www.imemoria.com/assets/mediatheque/image/david%20mort%20lepeletier2.jpg.jpeg) a recreation of David’s painting, now lost. Both men were seen as martyrs
I love this painting. I used to have a poster of it in my apartment as a student. I moved to Paris for 3 years and one of my regrets is that I wasn’t able to see it at the Louvre… Even though I
I love how “modern” and somber Goya can be both in his technique and his themes. The surreal landscape and sometimes his aesthetic that privileges the grotesque and the unknown are really unique. The Colossus and all the Black Paintings are one of his
I can’t speak to the connection or theme of marble by the sea, though it might honestly be simply a case of “Ancient Greece = marble and the Mediterranean”. Obviously not all of classical antiquity was on the shores of the seas, but it
I know what you mean – The aesthetic, especially from the lighting and tone, speak to you directly; it’s an emotion being communicated – you can almost smell the air, hear the far off sounds. Absolutely perfect. [I think it’s time for a little
Woah, even lowering the overall exposure of the painting just a little bit makes it more ominous compared to OP’s post. OP’s link looks like they’ve finally found hope in the rough seas, while your link feels like there’s more hardships to endure.