Introduction If I would try to reconstruct the life of Simone Martini using only documented facts this essey would have a very short account, with many gaps. However, making use of many of the elements that have been handed down by traditional accounts, I will try to use to reconstruct the great artist's life story. I will go over the life span of the mastery broadly speaking, and to discuss the details of two of his works, The Maestà and The Annunciation. „Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures“ ~Henry Ward Beecher Simone Martini was an Italian painter born in Siena. He was the son of a Master Martino specialized in the preparation of the arriccio (or first coat) applied to wall surfaces to be frescoed.
His father also married again in1408. Alberti went to the school of Gasparino Barzizza in Padua (a city in Northern Italy), where he got only the best kind of education available to an Italian nobleman. He also went to the University of Bologna where he studied law. Leon was a humanist, antiquarian, architect, great horseman, mathematician, art theorist, and “universal man” of the early renaissance. After his father died, Leon was brought in by his uncles, where he wrote his first book, “On the Advantages and Disadvantages of Letters.” He loved to write about classics, things dealing with love, virtues and failed relationships.
Seeing Claude Monet’s Haystacks at Giverny and hearing Wagner’s Lohengrin inspired him to quit his job as a lawyer, move to Munich, and study art full time. Kandinsky enrolled in the Munich Academy of Arts, but spent a lot of time studying on his own. He was able to form his own theories about art with the knowledge he gained. Due to his musical background, he believed color and music were directly related. “Color is the key.
now in St Peter's. The draw of Rome was such that Florence found it hard to keep its most brilliant artists in the city, even though Leonardo's unfinished Battle qf'Anghiari briefly adorned the Council Chamber of the Republic in the Palazzo Vecchio. Michelangelo was commissioned to paint the Battle of Cascina on the opposite wall, but got no further than preparing a full-size cartoon for the project before being summoned to Rome bv Julius II in 1505. Donato also spelled Donino , or Donnino
Owen's first experience of the war was in hospitals treating the wounded soldiers. When war broke out, Owen was teaching in France. He even wanted to join the French army, but he joined the British army in 1915. Wilfred Owen was invalided out of army in 1916 suffering from shell shock. Wilfred Owen became close friends with poet Siegfried Sassoon.
* He soon left home altogether to study his real interest, painting, and to see the world. * By 1913 he was in Paris, supporting himself through fashion design, painting postcards, and drawing cartoons. * At the outbreak of World War I he returned to Vienna where he was soon called up to join the Austrian army. While recuperating from wounds that cost him the sight of one eye, he began to write film scripts and to act in the theater. * In 1918 an invitation from Decla, the leading German film studio, brought him to Berlin.
In 1987 the painting was masterly restored to its original brilliant colors when a layer of the varnish, which was added in the 19th century, had yellowed and had become infested with worms, was removed. The masterpiece is currently hanging in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence Italy for all to see. Botticelli was born in the city of Florence around 1444, which at the time was a leading center for progressive painters. Around the age of thirteen Botticelli was apprenticed to a goldsmith, according to Vasari. Botticelli soon realized that goldsmith work was not his strong suit, and about a year later he was placed with his father in the workshop of Filippo Lippi.
Biography:Alexander Ivanov Alexander Ivanov (1806-1858) Alexander Andreevich Ivanov was born in 1806 in St. Petersburg. His father, Andrey Ivanov, was an artist, the professor of the Academy of Arts . It was his father who first taught Alexander art, and since 1817 till 1824 he studied in the Academy of Arts. One of his first notable works, made while in the Academy, was Priam Asking Achilles to Return Hector's Body (1824). For the picture Joseph Interprets the Butler's and the Baker's Dreams in a Prison (1827) he was awarded a Major Gold Medal by the Society for the Promotion of Artists and sent to Italy as a pensioner of that society.
During a trip to Italy with his father in 1920, Giacometi saw paintings and sculptures which inspired him therefore he studied more in depth in sculpting. All of his early sculptures were all representational but then he started making more abstract pieces. Giacometti had always liked to experiment with different styles and sculpture. He was first influenced by cubism and the art work of Picasso, who he became friends with for a few years in Paris. Then his work started to show the influence of surrealism.
After Raphael marked the finish of his Perugian period with "Madonna and the Saints," his new works were evidently influenced by Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Masaccio and especially Fra Bartolomeo. When Raphael was invited to decorate some rooms in the Vatican, he painted a fresco named The School of Athens. The painting shows Plato, Socrates, Aristotle, Pythagoras and Euclid—the prominent philosophers of ancient Greece. Furthermore, portraits were a particular interest for Raphael, as he painted many of them. Pope Julius II’s portrait was an exclusive piece of art during that era as it displayed him in a pondering mood from the side.