Around 19th century, people of Istanbul used to have scribes to write or read their letters as they had very low literary knowledge. This oil-on-canvas painting shows one of those days. Artist Fausto Zonaro was born in Masi, which was in Austrian Empire, in 1854. He was very much interested in painting from the beginning and his parents decided to encourage his skill. After learning in a Fine arts Academy in Verona, he opened his own art school in Venice. But he was not fully happy with his way of life. He found the satisfaction in Istanbul. He attained the attention of aristocratic circles and started receiving works from them. Being pleased with his paintings, he got the title of court painter. Now we can […]
This is supposedly the first and the only painting by Vincent van Gogh which he sold during his lifetime. Against the sky-high prices we see now for a Van Gogh work, at the time Van Gogh sold it for 400 francs to a Belgian lady painter Anna Boch. She was a collector of good art-works and admirer of young artists of her time. Another painting owned by Anna Boch was The Peach Blossoms in the Crau. Vincent van Gogh painted this piece from his memory and some aspects of imagination. It was created at The Yellow House in Arles, France.
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 […]