...this month's featured artist is: Munch

Edvard Munch is considered as one of the major symbolist painters, forerunner of the expressionist movement. "I don't paint what i see, but what i've seen" he said, to underline his distance from the (post)impressionism. Munch is interested in showing what happens inside his head, how his unrational side takes over the rational one and modifies the reality perceived... Read more >>.

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Dalì

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Kandinsky

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Monet 2/2

Monet was a pure impressionist, a real master of the style, entirely focusing his attention on the colours and light effects of the landscapes that he used to paint en plain air.

He...

Turner

General Informations
NameJoseph Mallord William Turner
Birth23 April, 1775
Death19 December, 1851
MovementsRomanticism
MusicEric Alfred Leslie Satie (17 May 1866 - Paris, 1 July 1925) - Gymnopedie n. 1


William Turner has always been interested in the relationship between men and nature, and the resulting sese of energy and terror felt by te former in front of the unleashed force of the elements (what the romantics used to call 'sublime').

Tempestuos seas, shipwrecks and typhoons are some of his main themes, where nature is hostile and overwhelming.

A few words about the music

Eric Satie was a French composer, forerunner of the minimalist movement. He wrote, among his other works, 5 Gymnopedies: the first (and most famous) one is featured in this video.

Selected works

Dido Building Cartage - National Gallery, London.

This picture is situated next to Lorrain's "Embarkation of the Queen of Shebaas Turner himself expressly asked. These two paintings have many elements in common:

  • same format and very similar dimensions (in prevision of their proximity).
  • representation a mythological event of the past, with two women as main characters
  • classical landscape with ancient buildings
  • sea in the center, with consequent beautiful light effects
  • different depth layers, with oblique fugue lines and faded background
  • palaces and trees enclosing the scene, like theater curtains

Dido building Cartage

 

Hannibal Crossing the Alps

Despite what one may think reading the title, this is all but a classical history painting. Human action is by far less important than the unleashing of the natural forces: the tempest is a destructive vortex that overwhelms the general's army, totally vulnerable and without defences against natural phenomena.

Hannibal Crossing the Alps

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