Smiling Archive

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (6 votes, average: 4.67 out of 5)
Loading...

Painters often times try to capture the everyday event or a particular custom of the society. Here is one of such painting in which the Dutch painter has captured a moment in which a woman, a matchmaker, is approached by a man with money to get what he desires. The old man on the left seems to be the person who has bought the rich man to the lady matchmaker. There are two ways to interpret this painting. But first, lets understand the symbolism. Symbolism The painting has only one element of symbolism, the lute. The lute in matchmaker’s hands indicates love, sex or woman genitals based on the context, theme or subject. Use of Lute in paintings during the Dutch Golden Age was prominent. And it […]

Read More...

, , , , , , , , , , , ,

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Loading...

The beautiful mother-and-son painting in watercolor is hard to decipher in the light of plotting or the story behind its colors, but it stands out in the affluence it exudes, the happiness vibrating within and the subtlety it puts through by presenting itself in a rather prudent painting medium. Moreover, Andreas Zorn is a specialist in royal paintings, making his talent evident quite easily in this masterpiece. One has to believe that the perfection quotient in this painting is quite high, and the expressions, facial features and photographic posturing of the subjects are some of the most appreciable features in this work. It can often be hard to imagine the way this professional evoked the image of a moment – which has only become easy […]

Read More...

, , , , , , , ,

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (2 votes, average: 1.00 out of 5)
Loading...

The Ball at the Moulin de la Galette by Pierre Auguste Renoir is a depiction of a small French Town’s outskirt area with a lively beer-garden. People are dancing, drinking and having sensuous flirting activities to have a joyous time. The sunlight sieved through tree-branches is giving the environment a balanced and pleasant air. The whole place seems to be filled with music, dance-steps, laughs and gossips. The painting currently ranks at number six on the list of the most expensive paintings with the price tag of $78.1 in 1990, which translates into staggering $141.5 million if we adjust the figure with the price inflation. Moulin de la Galette is a windmill in the district of Montmartre, Paris. This is the same place where Vincent […]

Read More...

, , , , , , , , , ,