- Photo: liebieghaus.de
- Photo: liebieghaus.de
Hits of the season in European museums: pointillism, romanticism and rococo - "pearls" of eras and styles
Sulfur, Van Gogh, Signac, Mondrian - post-impressionism "Where did we come from? Who are we? Where are we going?" - Gauguin asked the name of the famous paintings. Well, the answers were given by the world-famous artists of our time, who had once defined a style. Read further in Europe ... The dark side of romanticism in the works of geniuses from Gericault and Delacroix to Ingres ... Transformation of divine passion into bucolic love on the paintings by Watteau and Bush ... Museums in Verona, Paris and Frankfurt am Main explore various themes. We go on a voyage to see what's behind the masterpieces in sight?Sower and sunsetVincent Van GogIyun 1888, 64 × 80.5 cm Palazzo della Gran Guardia in Verona became a temporary home for 70 incredible masterpieces of famous French, Belgian and Dutch artists of the late XIX - early XX centuries.Breakfast, or DiningPol Signac1887, 89 × 115 cmExposure “Sulfur, Van Gogh, Mondrian. Post-impressionism "Where do we come from? Who are we? Where are we going?" - Gauguin asked the name of the famous paintings. Well, the answers were given by the world-famous artists of our time, who had once defined a style. Read further in Europe ”includes the famous“ Self-portrait ”(1887) by Van Gogh,“ Sunday in Port-en-Bessin ”(1888) by Georges Seurat,“ Dining Room (Breakfast) ”(1886 - 1887) by Paul Signac and“ Composition with red, yellow and blue ”(1927) by Pete Mondrian.Sunday at Port-en-BessenGeorges Sera1888, 66 × 82 cmThe epochal turning point at the border of the centuries is in detail presented at the exposition when the amazing canvases of Seurat and Signac opened a new chapter in the history of art. Appeared in France in 1886, post-impressionism "Where are we from? Who are we? Where are we going?" - Gauguin asked the name of the famous paintings. Well, the answers were given by the world-famous artists of our time, who had once defined a style. Read further began with the technique of pointillism or divisionism, as it was called in Holland and Belgium. The traditional, uniform application of color is transformed into a multitude of dots or brush strokes of different colors that adjust the eye to a different perception of reality.Composition with red, yellow and blueC. Mondrian1927, 40 × 52 cmAll works provided by the Kröller-Muller Museum (Otterlo, Netherlands). The exhibition will run until March 13, 2016. The Museum of Romantic Life in Paris hosts an exhibition with the seemingly completely unromantic name "Faces of Terror, Violence and Illusions - from David to Delacroix." More than a hundred paintings, drawings and sculptures by Jacques-Louis David, Theodore Gericault, Ann-Louis Girodet, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and Eugene Delacroix demonstrate the dark side of the 19th century art and aspects of fantasies of that period.Death of Fualdes Theodore Jericho1817, 21.5 × 28.7 cm. Most often romanticism. Romanticism replaced strict classicism in painting and brought a new baggage: experiences, excitement, paint, and special expressiveness. Often, the style of romanticism is confused with "romantic" images in painting and pastoral scenes. But the focus of attention of creators of all genres of the late XVIII - early XIX century. from music to painting - a person with all the experiences and rich inner world. Read further is reduced to the feeling of dissatisfaction among the people of the XVIII century - the reason for the upheavals of that time - the fall of the old regime and the chaos of the French Revolution. Overflowing with extreme emotions, the artists explored the dark side of the human soul and found themes for a new kind of aesthetics. The great painters of neoclassicism portrayed the death of heroes and the power of the tragedies of ancient history.Emil Xinol, “The Madness of the Lammermoor Bride” (1850). The Museum of Fine Arts in Tours can visit the exhibition "Faces of Terror, Violence and Illusions - from David to Delacroix" until February 28, 2016. They are called the most frivolous and thoughtless of all styles in art. Why then is rococo so significant for Russian visual culture? Why does the definition of the word "Rococo" sound so exotic for our ear - "rococar"? What is the main difference between rococo and baroque, which people of little knowledge often confuse? Finally, why is rococo the direct and immediate ancestor of modern glossy culture? All of this will be discussed below. Read more - presented in the City Gallery Libiguz in Frankfurt am Main. The concept of sentimental love in France in the mid-18th century is conveyed by more than 80 exhibits, united under the title “Dangerous Liaisons”. Sculptures, porcelain figurines, paintings and prints were provided by leading European galleries - Paris Louvre, London Victoria and Albert Museum, Madrid Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Munich Old Pinakothek and others.Leda and the SwanBranchet Boucher1742, 59.5 × 74 cmDuring the reign of King Louis XV, artists began to reinterpret the meaning of passions and emotions. Stormy feelings of gods and heroes that dominated earlier lost their meaning. Love has become more comprehensible, mundane and personal, glorifying the meaning of life. New models of love and the concept of naturalness came to the fore by Antoine Watteau, François Boucher, Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, Nicolas Lancre and their contemporaries.