Paintings from Paris

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Notre Dame de Paris is one of the most famous buildings of Paris, France. It is the cathedral dedicated to Virgin Marry. The building is a gothic style structure and is standing tall in the middle of the city. The gothic style structure and little details such as artistic gargoyles, the beauty you can only enjoy by visiting the church. Building made prominent by the bright colors, comprises a full history within it. Being one of the oldest buildings in the city, the church was built in 12th century.  It has seen many ages and wars. The importance and the significance in the Paris are understandable when we know that it has inspired many books and movies. The most famous of them is The Hunchback […]

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Popular painters don’t always make paintings which are admired by everyone. The current piece is by Pablo Picasso and it wasn’t enthusiastically admired by critics or general people. Or even Picasso’s closest friends. It was considered to very raw and premature. The depicted essence of the picture was too real and the subject was also somewhat shunned in the real life. Title’s literal meaning is The Young Ladies of Avignon. Though, the name given by Picasso was The Brothel of Avignon. He portrayed five prostitutes from a brothel. Due to the ill reception Picasso got, the painting rested in his possession for years. It was too radical for the time. Though, after some time it was sold. Les Demoiselles d’Avignon Analysis As mentioned above, the […]

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A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte is a fine example of Georges Seurat’s pointillism. Painting took him two years to complete and during the first year he didn’t included the pointillism in the art work. He made the painting on the island of La Grande Jatte near Paris. Pointillism The painting is depicted in the style of pointillism which was called divisionism at the time of the execution. It is an assemblage of small dots and very small brush-strokes to create a full picture. If looked from a certain distant it creates a perfect picture. Though, at a closer look it seems to be just the collection colorful dots. Even the faces which seems to be having nose, eyes and lips […]

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Guernica is a well-appraised painting by the acclaimed artist Pablo Picasso. This mural sized painting was artist’s reaction to the real life bombing on the town of Guernica in Spain during the Spanish Civil War in 1937. The painting and its world-tour during the year helped largely to bring the world’s attention towards the ongoing civil war and its harsh consequences. Today, the painting has become the anti-war symbol. According to some reviewers, the painting was the greatest accomplishment of Picasso’s career for its impacts on the world about the bombing. Picasso and his fellows pushed Cubism ahead with entirely accepting the art-movement and the represented art is a piece of cubist art. The Real Guernica Bombing Bombing of Guernica happened on 26th April, 1937. […]

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