Painting for teapots - fun and just about great artists
The history of art is a section of art history that studies the development of arts from the time of their birth to the present day. The first work on the history of art - "Lives of the most famous painters, sculptors and architects" by Giorgio Vasari - was published in the Renaissance, in 1550. It was followed by the “Book on Artists” by Karel van Mander and the “German Academy” by Joachim Sandrart. In the Age of Enlightenment, Winckelmann criticized the focus on the biographical details of the life of various artists and began to make meaningful generalizations about the trends in the development of art at different periods. Some works on the history of art (such as the works of John Ruskin) are in themselves of interest as outstanding literary works.
Remembering a few simple items, in a company not too close to the visual arts, you can pass for a connoisseur and in general.
A long time ago, in the first year, we had an art history. Lectures were held on Saturday at 8 in the morning and with five minutes to “the teacher” stood at the door, and then closed it with a lock. And that's all. Do not have time - pass. All year he showed us slides of paintings, ranging from rock art and ending with Russian artists of the 90s. And all these slides were in his postcards. Here is the pack. And at the end of the year, as usual, the exam. First, two questions, and then the execution on an individual basis. By the number of your passes for the year (!), He got out of the card stack. Outraged. And I had to say the author or title. Mona Lisa and a couple more remembered everything quickly. And with the rest of the mulen you have to do something. And so, for guessing the author, we in the group derived a classification. And you know, in 97 cases out of a hundred, it works! Still!
If you see in the picture a dark background and all sorts of suffering on the faces - it is Titian .
The exception is this bare-faced person with no signs of thought on his face. You can remember one thing. Venus , not Venus, but there is something venereal in it
If there are such priests and cellulite in the picture, even for men , do not hesitate - this is Rubens .
If in the picture the men look like hairy curly women or just Italian gigolos - this is Caravaggio .
Women he generally painted one and a half times. In the next picture is a woman. Gorgonyan Medusa Arutyunovna . Why she looks like Johnny Depp is a mystery than the smile of Mona Lisa.
If the picture is a lot of little people - Bruegel .
A lot of little people + little incomprehensible garbage - Bosch .
If all people look like homeless at night in the light of a dim lantern - this is Rembrandt .
If a couple of fat cupids and sheep can easily be drawn into the picture (or they are already there), this is Bush .
Beautiful, all naked and figures like bodybuilders after drying - Michelangelo .
You see a ballerina - say Degas . You say Degas - you see a ballerina.
Contrast, harsh, bluish , and all these skinny bearded faces are El Greco .
And finally, if everything, even the aunt, looks like Putin - it is Jan van Eyck .
PS : Monet - spots, Manet - people.