Thursday, April 9, 2009

THE WORLD OF ARTISTS

Today I would like to introduce all of you to the beautiful world of Art.
I have always been a fan of artists and one of my best friends is doing Bachelors in Fine Arts from a very reputed college in India.
Other than that, my mom was a fantastic artist and my grandmother is still one!
So all my life I have seen lovely works around me but sadly, the talent has not passed on to us.At best, I can sketch and that is about it. But yes, I do have a genuine love for art and I enjoy reading about famous artists.
The artists whom I find most fascinating are VAN GOGH, PAUL GAUGUIN, MICHELANGELO, MONET, MANET, LEONARDO DA VINCI.But today I want to write about the two artists who are closest to my heart.
Let's begin with Michelangelo(1475-1564)-Michelangelo was an Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor,architect and poet. I first saw his works when I was in school and I must say, his works are nothing short of exquisite. He brought life into marble and every work of his has somehow touched me. He has never JUST painted, he has brought life into each and every figure.He used to go to the morgue and cut human bodies to get a better idea of our anatomy.Well, he did a great job of it! He is the only artist who had 2 biographies written during his lifetime and although he earned a lot in his lifetime, he lived like a pauper.
One of my dreams is to visit Rome to see the famous Sistine Chapel.I am totally intrigued by his work.These are few of his works which I really like.
THE JUDGEMENT DAY
TOUCH OF LIFE

THE PIETA

Now I come to Vincent Van Gogh(1853-1890)-Vincent Van Gogh was a Dutch post -impressionist artist. I had read LUST FOR LIFE by IRVING STONE which was based on his life.I must say that this was one of the few books which made me cry. He was one man who had an extremely tragic life.

BLOOMING PLUM TREE


OLD MILL

He couldn't sell even one painting throughout his life.The only painting which he thought was sold was actually bought by his own brother THEO. Theo loved Vincent dearly and he was the only support for Vincent, especially financially. He died very young at the age of 37. He had committed suicide by shooting himself in the chest and within 6 months of his death, Theo too passed away.My heart cries out even while writing about this. As we all know, Van Gogh gained fame AFTER his death and today, his works are irreplacable.


THE PATCH OF GRASS

CHERRY TREE

These are a few of his works which I really like.

The thing about artists which attracts me the most is not only their works, but what inspired them to produce such master pieces.I have always felt that artists are a class apart.Their power of imagination surpasses the normal human being, they can see and feel things which we may never be able to.
Their passion and ability to show the world what they feel and think through the canvas has been one which I greatly admire and will continue to do so.
I would love to know what goes on in their mind and I will keep on trying, for theirs is a world of passion and imagination, a world I would willingly like to get lost in.
I salute all the artists in this world who produce thought provoking works of art and let us catch a glimpse of their challenging world.

4 comments:

scarlethue said...

Hi Deboshree, Thank you for you comment to my blog. I'm glad you liked it. :) I try to write from my heart, which I see from reading some of yours that you do too.

I have always loved Van Gogh as well. There's something about his work, his brush strokes, so fluid and yet random, either flirtatious or angry depending on the subject. And his colors are amazing-- no one at that time dared use such brash, vibrant colors. Have you been able to see some of his works in person? My hope is that one day you can-- nothing compares.

Another artist you might like, who's not as well known, is Gustav Klimt. Check him out :)

Lover of Life said...

This was a beautiful post. You taught me so much today. Art is an area that I need to expand on, and this post hit the spot! Thank you!

Deboshree said...

@SCARLETHUE- I try to write from my heart for that is the only way I get joy from writing.
Thanks for visiting^_^
I have Gustav Klimt's art on my blog(you didn't notice eh?hehe)
I like many more..will write about them later.

@LOVER OF LIFE-Thanks a lot.You always encourage me and because of you guys,I know I will write more and more.Thank you^_^

Tanna said...

Deboshree... I see you are an admirer of Gustav Klimt since his art is on your sidebar! He is one of my favorites. There is an undeniable sensuality to all of his work... subtle, yet powerful!