Thursday, August 21, 2008

Timeless Masterpieces of The Great Masters- Monet

Woman in a Garden (1867)

Water Lilies ( 1914-1917)

Garden Path (1902)

Camille Monet At Work (1875)

Woman With A Parasol (1875)

Claude Monet - Photo by Nader (1899)

Claude Monet (November 14, 1840 - December 5, 1926) was a founder of French impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement's philosophy of expressing one's perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein-air landscape painting. The term impressionism was derived from the title of his painting Impression, Sunrise.

Claude Monet was born on November 14, 1840 and was the second son of Claude-Adolphe and Louise-Justine Aubree Monet. He first became known locally for his charcoal caricatures which he would sell for ten to twenty francs. When Monet traveled to Paris to visit The Louvre, he witnessed painters copying from the old masters. Monet, having brought his paints and other tools with him, would instead go and sit by a window and paint what he saw. Monet died of lung cancer on December 5, 1926 at the age of 86 and was buried in the Giverny church cemetery.

Tags: Timeless Masterpieces, Great Masters, Claude Monet, Impressionism, Plein-air Landscape Painting, Charcoal Caricatures

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Timeless Masterpieces of The Great Masters - Goya

The Clothed Maja (1803)

The Third of May 1808 (1814)

Saturn Devouring His Son (1819)

The Family of Charles IV (1800)

Goya - Self Portrait

Francisco Goya (March 30, 1746- April 16, 1828) was an Aragonese Spanish painter and printmaker. Goya was a court painter to the Spanish Crown and a chronicler of history. He has been regarded both as the last of the Old Masters and as the first of the moderns. The subversive and subjective element in his art, as well as his bold handling of paint, provided a model for the work of later generations of artists, notably Manet and Picasso.

Goya left Spain in May 1824 for Bordeuax, where he settled, and Paris. He returned to Spain in 1826, but despite a warm welcome, he returned to Bordeaux in ill health where he died in 1828 at the age of 82.

Tags: Francisco Goya, Timeless Masterpieces, Great Masters, Court Painter. Last of The Old Masters

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Timeless Masterpieces of The Great Masters - Raphael

The Parnassus (1511)

The Miraculous Draught of Fishes (1520)

The Wedding of The Virgin

The Transfiguration (1520)

Raphael (Self Portrait)

Raphael Sanzio, usually known by his name alone (April 6 or March 28, 1483- April 6, 1520) was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance, celebrated for the perfection and grace of his paintings and drawings. Together with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, he forms the traditional trinity of great masters of that period. Raphael was enormously productive and despite his early death at thirty seven, a large body of his work remains, especially in the Vatican. He died on April 6, 1520.

Tags: Timeless Masterpieces, Great Masters, Raphael, Renaissance, Vatican

Posted byMel Avila Alarilla

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