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Heinrich was a shepherd’s son and almost all of his paintings reflect his childhood as being one. He drew many paintings about domestic animals plowing or just wandering in green farms. Due to his fascination towards animals in farms, he drew paintings based on the theme for more than 40 years, which are called the ‘heavy works’. This painting is another heavy work of him, plainly displaying two cows in a farm near a narrow water-stream. To me, this oil-on-canvas painting exemplifies the sheer beauty of animals in natural environment, Fearless and harmless. Not a thing in the scene is man-made. The cows, he wide-spread meadow and the little stream besides all the elements are natural and in their pure conditions. They are not manipulated […]

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Belgian artist Cornelis van Leemputten is a good example of  self-taught artists. Though, he attended an art academy in his later years, after setting a good reputation as a painter, he mainly learned, produced and was known as an excellent self-taught artist. That shows his deep desire for the art. Artist’s main theme through-out his career was mainly focused on landscapes which included sheep and such shepherds. That’s a very rare and unique subject to select as the only main theme, but he mastered the theme and not to mention, that it is more difficult to portray an active sheep than a person who will sit as he is asked for. This painting shows a boy in blue shirt and a round hat posing with […]

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Andrew Wyeth is a reputable American painter who received National Medal of Arts in 2007 by the president Barack Obama himself. Christina’s World Analysis This realistic and simple painting is Titled Christina’s world. The title is very meaningful comprising the whole way and state of life of the posing model. Apparently, the model was named Anna Christina Olson. She is depicted in the yellowish grassland with a house with other farm-related buildings at the back. The appealing aspect is that Christina was a patient of Polio, which has snatched away her ability to walk. One day, when she was enjoying the meadow and was crawling over it, painter Andrew Wyeth saw her from the window and decided to depict. Eloquent Title He decided the title […]

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In the sea of Greek mythologies filled with many stories, myths and allegories, the story of Jupiter is always an interesting tale to know about. The present painting is a depiction of a moment from the same myth. Story of Jupiter and Io In the story of Jupiter and Io, Jupiter even after being a god, fell in the love of a mortal woman Io. She was the most beautiful lady in the world and everyone knew her, loved her. She lived in the town of Argos. Jupiter started to visit her and lived there for song long that her wife Juno got suspicious. When she found out about their affair she headed to Argos but found before she would reach Jupiter saw her coming. […]

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