Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Guernica by Pablo Picasso

Guernica is a painting by Pablo Picasso. It was created in response to the bombing of Guernica, a Basque Country village in northern Spain, by German and Italian warplanes at the behest of the Spanish Nationalist forces on 26 April 1937 during the Spanish Civil War.

Guernica shows the tragedies of war and the suffering it inflicts upon individuals, particularly innocent civilians. This work has gained a monumental status, becoming a perpetual reminder of the tragedies of war, an anti-war symbol, and an embodiment of peace. Upon completion, Guernica was displayed around the world in a brief tour, becoming famous and widely acclaimed. This tour helped bring the Spanish Civil War to the world's attention.

Although mention is frequently made of the painting's "return" to Spain, this is not in fact correct. Guernica was painted in Paris, where it was first exhibited, before being placed in the care of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), as it was Picasso's express desire that the painting should not be delivered to Spain until liberty and democracy had been re-established in the country.


Monday, January 20, 2014

Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci!

Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci!

Mona Lisa is my favourite work of art.bIt is also called Gioconda.It really is a masterpiece!It was completed in 1519 and now it is exhibited in the Louvre Museum,in France.It was made by Leonardo Da Vinci.

Leonardo Da Vinci was an Italian artist.He had a lot of professions:He was an architect,a sculptor,a musician,a scientist,a mechanic and of course a painter!He was born in Italy,in a city which is called Vinci in 1452 and he died in Clou,a city in France,when he completed Mona Lisa in 1519!

Mona Lisa is a very impressive painting and it is known worldwide!This painting represents a woman who has got a very very strange smile!I think it is strange because you can't understand if she is happy or if she is sad!But it is a very successful work of art.

It's the best work of art and I want to go to Louvre Museum and see the original painting!

El Greco

                                           El Greco


  El Greco, born Doménikos Theotokópoulos (1541 – 7 April 1614), was a painter, sculptor and architect of the Spanish Art. "El Greco" (The Greek) was a nickname,from him country that it was Greece, and the artist normally signed his paintings with his full birth name in Greek letters, Δομήνικος Θεοτοκόπουλος (Doménikos Theotokópoulos), often adding the word Κρής .El Greco was born in Crete,in Greece.
  He trained hard and became a master within that tradition before travelling at age 26 to Venice, as other Greek artists had done. In 1570 he moved to Rome, where he opened a workshop and he done  a lot of and imprortant  works witch make us proud. During his stay in Italy, El Greco change his style with elements of Mannerism and of the Venetian Renaissance.
  In 1577, he moved to Toledo, Spain, where he lived and worked until his death. In Toledo, El Greco received several major. Produced his best-known paintings. El Greco had dramatic and expressionistic style different than the others in 20th century. El Greco is regarded as a precursor of both Expressionism and Cubism, while his personality and works with important poets and writers such as Rainer Maria Rilke and Nikos Kazantzakis.  

 El Greco has been characterized as a modern artist so individual that he belongs to no conventional school. He is best known for his amazing figures and often fantastic  pigmentation,by Byzantine traditions with those of Western painting.
 El Greco painted very important artists such as:

 The Dormition of the Virgin(before 1567)
The Assumption of the Virgin(1577–1579)
The Disrobing of Christ (El Espolio) (1577–1579)

 View of Toledo (c. 1596–1600)

 The Burial of the Count of Orgaz (1586–1588)

 I chose to write about El Greco becasuse he was a popular,talented and important artist in 20 century.He had a different style than other artists.In addition to this,he was born in my country and I feel proud when I learnt this information s about his work s and career.