WorldArts Art is immortal Wed, 25 Jan 2017 08:00:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 WorldArts 32 32 Hermitage History.part 10 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:55:30 +0000   [ Read More ]]]> Hermitage

Previous article: Hermitage History – Part 9.

In the XVII century none of the European countries hud lived through such a period of rich development of genre-painting, as llolland did. The life of peasantry found its expression in the art of Adrian van Ostadre (1610-1685), who showed the primitive scarcity nud certain rudeness of its lower sections, as well ns the common life of the well-to-do upper sections (plate 52). Jan van Steen (1626-1679), a fine observer of custom, possessing a sense of humour, gave a wide scene of the life of most various sections of Dutch population (plate 53). Terborch (1617-1081) and G. Metsu (1629-1667) (plates 54, 56), painters of intimate life of the elegant polite society introduce us into a very different circle. It is Pieter de Heoch (1629-1684) who sang the quiet pleasures of family life, the strictly observed order of a burgher household (plate 55).

Pictures by P.Claeaz (1595/97-1661), and by W. Kalf (1622-1693) belong to the beet specimens of still-life, which was greatly developed in Dutch art (plates 59, 60).

One of the most valuable treasures of the Hermitage is its collection of the works of ltembrandv (1606-1669) – tho greatest Dutch master. The place in this collection is occupied by the central two great masterpieces: “Danae” and “The Return of the Prodigal Son”. “Danae” (plate 63) is one of the most beautiful pictures of the great master’s workmanship; it fasciuates one lay llie strength and truthfulness of the feeling it expresses. Its subject still remains a matter of discussion and different inter-pretations among specialists. But whether we sea llanae imprisoned in a tower to which Jupiter aflame with passion penetrated in the shape of golden rain, or whether it is tlte heroine of a biblical legend, awaiting her lover, the main idea of the pictnre, i. e. the excitedly happy confusion and anticipation of a young woman awaiting her lover, is diacloeed by the painter with uncommon expreasiveness. It is, indeed, magic skill with which the soft elasticity of the young hody and the golden sunlight flooding the whole picture are painted. We see the genius of Rembrandt as a great master of chiaroscuro in a small picture called “The Parable of the Labourers in the Vineyard” (plate 64), in which the artist’s great gift for narration becomes evident, for he turns a moralizing story about the displeasure of labourers with equal pay for unequal work, into a tragically vivid conflict. His own ideas of rnan, of his inner . world, of the joys and sorrows that stir him are moulded by fher into biblical legends by means of his artistic imagination. Often as in the “Parting of David with Jonathan” (plate 65), he transfers the action into surroundings imbued with the magic spirit of ancient oriental legend, while his attention is mainly paid to showing the emotions of the two devoted riends, one of whom stands under an threat of deathly peril. ln “The Holy Family” (plate 66), imparting to the Madonna features of a simple Dutch woman and showing the scriptural episode in common everyday surroundings, Rembrandt discloses the idea of his picture in a purely genre-painting manner, giving his characters emotions common to human beings in general. Profoundly psychological portraits created during the later decades of his life are part of the most valuable inheritance of the great painter. They show ordinary people who had lived a long life of care, reflections, and emotions (plates 67, 68).”The Return of the Prodigal Son” (plate 70), painted not long before the artist’s death, is one of his greatest works. It is to a certaln extent the result of his whole creative activity. From the scriptural parable Rembrandt borrowed only the main motive of the father’s forgiving love for his son, who realising hb moral degra-dation returned to his paternal roof after he hadled s loose life, a life of poverty, and wandering. The great humanity of Rembrandt’s art found its strongest and most vivid expression in that picture, in which the painter’s artistic language achieved its utmost in laconic simplicity.

 V.F. Levinsol – Lessing

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Arsen Pochkhua-Georgian Artist Tue, 27 May 2014 15:26:27 +0000   [ Read More ]]]> Arsen PochkhuaArsen Pochkhua was born in 1923 in Kutaisi.

In 1944-49 he studied at the Tbilisi State Conservatoire at the orchestra faculty, the viola class.

In 1944-1982 he worked at the Georgian Honoured State Sumphony Orchestra and was a viola and chamber class teacher at the Tbilisi lst musical school.

In 1946 Lado Gudiashvili, the Hero of Socialist Labour and the People’s Artist of the USSR got acquainted with A. Pochkhua’s graphical sketches and since the time he was A. Pochkhua’s superviser in fine arts for many years.

In 1946-47 A. Pochkhua was invited by L. Gudiashvili to work at wall-paintings at the Kvashveti Temple and it was a real academy for him.

In 1951 he takes part in the republic jubilee placard competition and becomes the lst prize winner. Since the time he is a regular participant of the republic and all-union exhibitions.

In 1955 he makes his lst exhibition of boxwood and nacre carving. This event was described in details and illustrated by photos in the magazine ,,Sabchota Khelovneba” (the ,,Soviet Art”). Later each the Soviet and foreign newspapers and magazines often informed of his success in box-wood carving, the unique genre of fine arts.

In 1960 he becomes a member of the USSR Artists’ Union.

In 1972 was published a booklet comprising 10 coloured reproductions of his works.

In 1976 there was an album issued by ,,Khelovneba” Publishers in three languages (Georgian, Russian and English). lt included about a hundred colour reproductions of the author’s boxwood carvings.

In 1977 first personal exhibition was held at Kutaisi Art Gallery.

In 1978 second personal exhibition was held at the Young Scientist’ Club in Tbilisi.

In 1978 A. Pochkhua was invited by the Kutaisi glass factory, where he developed a high skill in crystal processing technology.

It has been his first attempt of the thematical-compositional deep carving on crystal and applying Georgian ornaments to it.

Arsen Pochkhua-MUSE

Arsen Pochkhua-MUSE

In 1980 on the initiative of the Central Committee of the Republic YCLL was published the three-language album ,,Oiympic Crystal and Boxwood”.

In 1982 third personal exhibition was held in the hall of the Representation of the C_ouncil of Ministers of the GSSR in Moscow. The great success of this exhibition conditioned fourth exhibition sponsored by the Presidium of All -Russian Society for Defence of Nature. The exhibition was held from December 1982 up to March 1983. The exhibition found reflection in press, radio and T.V.

In 1982 the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Georgian SSR conferred a title of Honoured Artist of the Georgian SSR on A. Pochkhua, for his long work in the Georgian Honoured State Symphony Orchestra. In the same year he returned to his native town Kutaisi.

In 1983 from May to September fifth personal exhibition of A. Pochkhua’s works was held in Novosibirsk.

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Théodore Géricault Fri, 09 May 2014 10:00:09 +0000   [ Read More ]]]> Theodore GericaultGéricault(Born: twenty six Sept 1791; Rouen, Normandy, France-Died: twenty six Gregorian calendar month 1824; Paris, France), Jean prizefighter ANDRE Theodore, French painter, the leader of the French realistic college, was born at Rouen in 1791. Géricault was AN influential French painter and graphic artist, renowned for The Raft of the Medusa and different paintings.
In 1808 he entered the studio of Charles Vernet, from which, in 1810, he passed to it of Guérin, whom he drove to despair by his passion for Rubens, and by the unorthodox manner during which he persisted in decoding nature.
As a student Géricault learned the traditions of English sporting art from the French painter Carle Vernet, and he developed a noteworthy facility for capturing animal movement. He additionally down pat classicist figure construction and composition beneath the academician Pierre Guérin. Another student of Guérin, Eugène Delacroix, was deeply influenced by Géricault, finding in his example a significant purpose of departure for his own art.

Derby at Epsom

Derby at Epsom

At the Salon of 1812 Géricault attracted attention by his Officier First State Chasseurs a Cheval (Louvre), a piece during which he personified the cavalry in its hour of triumph, and turned to account the solid coaching received from Guérin in rendering a picturesque purpose of read that was in itself a protest against the cherished convictions of the pseudo-classical college. 2 years later (1814) he re-exhibited this work accompanied with the reverse image trooper blessé (Louvre), and in each subjects known as attention to the interest of latest aspects of life, treated neglected forms of living type, and exhibited that mastery of and enjoyment of the horse that was a feature of his character.
whereas in Florence and Rome (1816–17), he became fascinated with sculpturer and Baroque art. His chief project at now was Race of the Riderless Horse, a heroic frieze composition (never completed) portraying a dangerous race that was AN annual event.
At the shut of 1822 he was once more in Paris, and made a good amount of comes for immense compositions, models in wax, and a horse écorché, as preliminary to the assembly of AN equestrian sculpture. His health was currently utterly undermined by numerous styles of excess, and on the twenty sixth of Gregorian calendar month 1824 he died, at the age of 33.
Although he died young, he was one among the pioneers of the Romantic movement.

English Scenes ­ Horses

English Scenes ­ Horses

  • Nationality: French
  • Influence on: Alfred the Great Dedreux (1810-1860)
  • Art Movement: Romanticism
  • Field: painting, lithography
  • Student of: Pierre-Narcisse Guerin (Pierre Narcisse Guerin) (1774-1833), Carle Vernet (1758-1836)
  • Friend of: Leon Cogniet (1794-1880)
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Ivan Aivazovsky Fri, 02 May 2014 20:05:04 +0000   [ Read More ]]]>
Hovhannes Aivazian was born on July seventeen, 1817 within the town of Theodosia within the peninsula to a poor family.
A primarily Romantic painter, Aivazovsky used some Realistic parts. Aivazovsky “remained trustworthy to the current movement all his life, even supposing he minded his work toward the Realist genre.”
By the decade, his paintings were dominated by delicate colors; and within the last 20 years of his life, Aivazovsky created a series of silver-toned seascapes.
Aivazovsky died on nineteen April (2 could in New Style) 1900 in Feodosia. “In accordance together with his wishes”, he was buried at the curtilage of St. Sargis Christian church.

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Franz Marc Tue, 29 Apr 2014 13:55:12 +0000
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Franz Marc

  • Born on February 8, 1880. Munich, Bavaria, German Empire.
  • He died on March 4, 1916 (death at age 36). Braquis, France.
  • He studied at the Munich Academy of Art.
  • Movement: Expressionism
  • His works include: “Fate of the Animals”, “Tiger”, “The Yellow Cow”, “Fighting Forms”…
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The exhibition in Khoni-Georgia Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:25:42 +0000 Photo Gallery

Youth exposure. 10 April 2014. City Khoni.
The exhibition includes works: Painting, drawing, felt.

  • Vakhtang Janjghava (The founder of this site.)
  • Tiko Kobeshavidze
  • Anna Papava
  • Tornike Sanodze
  • Temur Macharadze
  • Otar Buleishvili
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Exhibition in Khoni- Georgia Tue, 25 Mar 2014 04:52:22 +0000 KhoniApril 10, 2014 14:00 am –  Exhibition at the Khoni Cultural Center.

  • Sentenced art exhibition organized by the Khoni Art school.
  • Sentenced project is supported by the Municipality of Culture, Education and Heritage Service.

The exhibition will present paintings, drawings and felt.

Participates in:

  • Tornike  Sanodze
  • Tiko Kobeshavidze
  • Otar buleishvili
  • Teimuraz Macharadze
  • Anna Papava
  • Vakhtang Janjgava
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Hermitage History.part 9 Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:51:29 +0000   [ Read More ]]]> Hermitage

The beginning of the article, see this link.

Previous article: Hermitage History – Part 8.

The Hermitage collection of Dutch art, if compared to other most important museums, is all but unique both in completeness and high quality of the pictures constituting it.
Une of the most characteristic features Of Dutch art is the fact that it achieved a vast development of separate kinds of painting: portrait-painting, genre-painting, landscape, still-life, which fact led to artists’ specializing in different branches of painting. lu the galaxy of Dutch portrait-painters Frans Hals (1580 – 1666) is prominent for the vivacity Of his characters as well as for the artistic skill, which placed him among the greatest portrait-painters of the world. His “Portrait of a Mann” (plate 44) painted in the broad and powerful manner of his later period is most typical for his art.
One of the most important achievements of Dutch art was the creation of national realistic landscape, which aimed at depicting the nature of their native land with truth and affection.
Jan van Goyen (1596-1656) was the one who best of all reflected in his paintings the peculiar features of Dutch landscape-the vastness of its plains out through by rivers and canals, the seashore, the moist atmosphere, and the overcast sky. A very good idea of his art may be got from his “A view on the Maas near Dordrecht” (plate 45), and the “Winter” (plate 46) both roproduced in this album.
Dutch landscape achieved its utmost in the art of Jacob van Ruisdael (10628 – 1682). In his art nature became a source of profound reflection and lofty poetical inspiration. The composition of Jacob van Ruisdael’s pictures is always thoroughly planned, the dranving is strict and exact. His understanding of the greatness of nature, the feeling of its life became particularly apparent in his most famous picture “The Marsh” (plate 50).

 V.F. Levinsol – Lessing

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Vakhtang Janjghava-Icon Painting Tue, 11 Feb 2014 12:25:44 +0000 Vakhtang Janjghava is the founder of this blog, artist.

  • Artist: Vakhtang Janjghava
  • Age: 26
  • Nationality: Georgian
  • Type of art: Icon Painting
  • Material: Wood, tempera (oil)
  • Used audio material: Georgian Chant
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“Treaty of Painting”. Leonardo Da Vinci Tue, 31 Dec 2013 08:43:43 +0000 In 1482 Leonardo da Vinci leaves Florence and moved to live in Milan, which at that time was ruled by Louis Moreau (“moor”), sportsas genus magnificent. He Leonardo as an architect and musician as well as invited. He also ordered the establishment of the Academy, for which Leonardo wrote “Treatise on Painting” – table book artists of all time.

Treaty of Painting. The article by following this link –

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