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iheartmyart:

Nicola Verlato, Take the Road to Nowhere, 2012, Oil on canvas, 59 × 96 in, 149.9 × 243.8 cm, image posted with permission of the artist. 
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iheartmyart:

Nicola Verlato, Take the Road to Nowhere, 2012, Oil on canvas, 59 × 96 in, 149.9 × 243.8 cm, image posted with permission of the artist. 

Nicola Verlato: Website | Shop

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ianbrooks:

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epetersen12:

I received some beautiful samples from Nuvango yesterday!

epetersen12:

I received some beautiful samples from Nuvango yesterday!

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shellbow:

contemporaryelfinchild:

nowisthewinter:

peternyc:

Photo of a fight in the Ukranian Parliament or Renaissance painting? 

Slap them all in togas instead of suits and it would perfect

It also follows a pyramidal composition!

However, I would argue that this picture is more Baroque than Renaissance. Notable features of Baroque art are:
Images are direct, obvious, and dramatic.
Tries to draw the viewer in to participate in the scene.
Depictions feel physically and psychologically real. Emotionally intense.
Extravagant settings and ornamentation.
Dramatic use of color.
Dramatic contrasts between light and dark, light and shadow.
As opposed to Renaissance art with its clearly defined planes, with each figure placed in isolation from each other, Baroque art has continuous overlapping of figures and elements.
Common themes: grandiose visions, ecstasies and conversions, martyrdom and death, intense light, intense psychological moments.
In the baroque, artists strove to evoke aesthetic responses. Now I’m not talking about aesthetic as in “oh thats pretty” I’m talking about aesthetic like that punch in the gut reaction you get to something.
One of the ways this was done was through the depiction of intense emotion which we see in this photograph. compare to Bernini

The picture also displays a wonderful use of chiaroscuro (an effect of contrasted light and shadow created by light falling unevenly or from a particular direction on something) a style used extensively by Caravaggio and other Baroque artists.

 

shellbow:

contemporaryelfinchild:

nowisthewinter:

peternyc:

Photo of a fight in the Ukranian Parliament or Renaissance painting? 

Slap them all in togas instead of suits and it would perfect

It also follows a pyramidal composition!

However, I would argue that this picture is more Baroque than Renaissance. Notable features of Baroque art are:

  • Images are direct, obvious, and dramatic.
  • Tries to draw the viewer in to participate in the scene.
  • Depictions feel physically and psychologically real. Emotionally intense.
  • Extravagant settings and ornamentation.
  • Dramatic use of color.
  • Dramatic contrasts between light and dark, light and shadow.
  • As opposed to Renaissance art with its clearly defined planes, with each figure placed in isolation from each other, Baroque art has continuous overlapping of figures and elements.
  • Common themes: grandiose visions, ecstasies and conversions, martyrdom and death, intense light, intense psychological moments.

In the baroque, artists strove to evoke aesthetic responses. Now I’m not talking about aesthetic as in “oh thats pretty” I’m talking about aesthetic like that punch in the gut reaction you get to something.

One of the ways this was done was through the depiction of intense emotion which we see in this photograph. compare to Bernini

The picture also displays a wonderful use of chiaroscuro (an effect of contrasted light and shadow created by light falling unevenly or from a particular direction on something) a style used extensively by Caravaggio and other Baroque artists.

 

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likeafieldmouse:

David Shrigley - Untitled (2012)

likeafieldmouse:

David Shrigley - Untitled (2012)

exasperated-viewer-on-air:

Jean Dubuffet - The Gossiper II (Le Deviseur II), 1969-1970
painted epoxy resin
120 × 81 3/4 × 85 1/4 in / 304.8 × 207.6 × 216.5 cm

exasperated-viewer-on-air:

Jean Dubuffet - The Gossiper II (Le Deviseur II), 1969-1970

painted epoxy resin

120 × 81 3/4 × 85 1/4 in / 304.8 × 207.6 × 216.5 cm

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