The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
…words by the great Michelangelo.
From the man who made some of the greatest iconic pieces of art. The Sistine Chapel. The statue of David. Glorious.
In his lifetime he was called Il Divino (The Divine One). His work was thought to be this… so wonderful, so sublime, it was not of this world.
Paul Cezanne. The man who paved the way toward a new direction in art. With portraits like this one - The Peasant. Exquisite.
…But there is better. Simplicity, being direct. Everything else is just a game, just building castles in the sky. Basically I don’t think of anything when I paint. I see colours. I strive with joy to convey them on to my canvas just as I see them. They arrange themselves as they choose, any old way. Sometimes that makes a picture.
The Sailing Boat, Evening effect by Monet is a beauty.
Every day I discover
more and more
It’s enough to drive one mad.
I have such a desire
to do everything,
my head is bursting with it.
Woman in Blue Reading a Letter is an exquisite piece of work by a Master of observation. The light, shadows, tones, colours and forms combine to make a work of beauty and human-ness.
Vermeer has captured the essence of a momentary experience. One of quietness and solitude. One feels one is in the same room, sharing this exact second, these seconds… moments… in time.
And the space, the air, inside the boundaries of the canvas… so beautifully described and articulated.
Renoir was one of the leading painters of Impressionism. He loved to paint landscapes and he loved to paint women.
Women in a Landscape is typical of his work. Vibrant & dappled light and saturated colour.
I want a red to be sonorous, to sound like a bell. If it doesn’t turn out that way, I add more reds and other colors until I get it.
A beautiful face from the Renaissance. Painted in Florence within the wider circle of Botticelli.
Typical of that time, the expression is serene, sincere and just heavenly.