Music seen, painting heard in the canvases of contemporaries “Without music, life would have been a mistake” Friedrich Nietzsche It is no coincidence that people playing musical instruments are on canvas. Psychologists have long noted the existence of an inextricable thread between painting and music. Moreover, winged expressions about the “musical palette” or “bright notes in the picture”, “bright sound” or “sonorous color” have long taken root in our language and are not surprising with a pun. Yes, and we ourselves are used to considering notes and colors as something whole.
The fact that music and its sources are inextricably linked with painting is no secret. Moreover, the image of musicians in the canvases of artists of different eras gives an idea of the development of a society, its moral Continue reading
At the turn of the 16th and 17th centuries, two artistic trends emerged in Italian painting: one related to the art of Caravaggio, the second to the work of the Karacci brothers. The activities of these masters not only largely determined the nature of Italian painting. But it also influenced the art of all European art schools of the 17th century.
The essence of the reform of Caravaggio was a completely unconditional recognition of the aesthetic value of reality, to the image of which he turned in his painting. The experience of Caravaggio at an early stage of creativity is one of the sources of the development of everyday genre painting in 17th-century art, for example, the painting “Fortune Teller”.
However, in painting on traditional subjects, Caravaggio remains true to himself – he “translated” the Sacred History into a folk language. The art of Caravaggio gave rise to a whole direction – caravaggism, which has spread not only in Italy, but also in Spain, Flanders, Holland, France. Continue reading
Spanish art is the art of Spain. Being an important part of Western art (especially under the influence of Italy and France, especially during the periods of Baroque and Classicism) and giving the world many famous and influential artists (including Velazquez, Goya and Picasso), Spanish art often possessed distinctive features and was evaluated to some extent separately from other European schools. These differences can be partially explained by the Moorish heritage of Spain (especially in Andalusia) and the political and cultural climate in Spain during the counter-reformation and the subsequent eclipse of the Spanish authorities during the Bourbon dynasty.
Spanish Art – El Greco (1541-1614), Exposure of Christ (El Espolio) Continue reading