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THE MASTERS OF PAINTINGS

The Modern Painters and Old Masters are a valuable guide to those who want to enter the land of painting. Here the life, work, training and style of some the masteres are narrated. Here in this place, an atempt is made to adore those who have made the art of paintings so deeply embedded in the hearts and minds of the people. Here there will be desctription of the paintings painted during the time from the immorable past to the present day.

Renoir was a French painter and a leading artist in development of the painting style known as Impressionism. He was known for painting lovely women, like the young girls seen here playing the piano.

"I was born undisciplineable. No one was ever able to make me stick to the rules, not even in my youngest days. It was at home that I learned most of what I do know."
- Claude Monet (in his autobiography)


Leonardo da Vinci

This artist was like a magician. Wherever he touched, he turned that thing looking bathed in a golden glow. May it be a simple structure of weed or a curvy section of a skull, Leonardo turned that into an eternal beauty. His lining work was extraordinary done withe precision that made his paintings so memorable.

Michelangelo : Though his father desired to educate him in grammar and language, Michelangelo loved copying the masters. Michelangelo had developed his own style of painting that would be called ‘Highly Impassioned’. Those who later followed ‘Mannerism Style of Painting’ followed most of the characteristics and style of his art.

Raphael

Raffaello Sanzio da Urnino (1483 – 1520) was an Italian painter and architect. Description of the period of Renaissance would be incomplete without putting his name in centre. Raphael was third angle of the great artistic triangle made of three great renaissance artists along with Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.

Caspar David Friedrich: Every painting, more or less, is a pictorial representation of emotions and ideas the artist had in his or her heart or mind. An artist conceives an idea and then tries to express it onto the frame as an artwork.

John Constable: If it is spring; if there is strong wind of pleasure in the air; and if an artist like John Constable takes brush in hand; the message is clear: there would descend a masterpiece landscape on a canvas. The Artists carry a specific set of tools, when they stand before a canvas; and load their brushes with colours.

Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (1780 –1867) was a French Neoclassical painter. His paintings suggest that he had tilted his work towards romanticism movement of painting. For a period he depended on the income received from miscellaneous pencil drawings he did for the tourists. La Grande Odalisque is one of his memorable paintings, the painting he did on a commission in 1814.

George Stubbs (1724 – 1806) was nicknamed as the painter of animals. His paintings of animals, especially of the horses are have made him an artist to be regarded equal to the great artists like Raynolds and Gainsborough. In earning this status, his knowledge about horses had played a great role. He had acquired the knowledge of the anatomy with care and keen observance of the horses.

Hudson River School Artists: This was called a movement within the romanticism. The artists who painted the landscapes of the River Hudson and its surrounding areas were known such. Among them, Thomas Cole was pioneer. Born in Briton and migrated to USA, he had acquired the elementary technique of paintings from a wandering painter.

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