El Greco (‘The Greek’) was a 17th century Cretan painter who was deeply religious and prayed intensely. El Greco settled in Toledo, Spain, where he firmly immersed himself within the Spanish Renaissance tradition. His deeply religious beliefs and tendency towards mysticism impart his paintings with shadowy conviction. ‘The Adoration of the Shepherds’ depicts the ecstatic reception of the birth of Christ. Angels hover and shepherds kneel, while light and darkness compose a sense of awe. This painting was intended to hang over El Greco’s tomb – as the angels watched over Jesus in birth, Jesus would watch over El Greco in death.
2016. december 25., vasárnap
2016. június 11., szombat
Gene Brown stilizált akril tájképe – minden szín a kedvenc színe
Gene Brown oregoni születésű, 1960-ban szerzett főiskolai diplomát a California College of Arts and Crafts-ban
2016. június 9., csütörtök
2016. június 4., szombat
Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell (Scottish, 1883-1937): Lady Lavery in Black (Oil on canvas) - In the present work Cadell’s depiction of Lady Lavery’s porcelain flesh against her black dress and hat creates a highly evocative mood so reminiscent of the period. The simplicity of this colour statement is further accentuated by the splash of colour provided by the rose with its dash of teal leaf...