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Why the picture of John Millet “Christ in the parental home” caused a scandal and the beginning of a new direction in art
The picture in which Christ and his family were depicted as “ordinary people” caused a once-great resonance in English society. Many considered the excessive realism inappropriate and even “disgusting.” But the young artist who created this work had his own motives for that – and time has shown that the calculation was justified.
Conquer the Academy of Arts and start a rebellion against its foundations
The author of the picture, which caused an extremely stormy resonance in English society, was John Everett Millet, who was born in Southampton in 1829. He was considered a young genius – from the age of nine he showed brilliant abilities in drawing, and from eleven became the youngest student of the Royal Academy of Arts in its entire history. Among Millet’s achievements over the years of study were the Academy’s silver medal for drawing, a gold medal for his painting, and recognition of his work as the best at the 1846 exhibition. Continue reading
Different people perceive works of art differently, and the viewer’s point of view can radically differ from what the artist himself put into his work. And many famous paintings have interesting stories that allow you to look at a picture or sculpture from a completely new perspective.
1. Manneken Pis
Those who have ever been to Brussels must have seen one of Belgium’s most notable attractions – the Manneken Pis sculpture. As the name suggests, she portrays a little boy pissing in a fountain. Archival records show that the original sculpture was installed in 1388. Then it was a stone statue that served as a public fountain, but it was either destroyed or stolen at some point. The “Manneken Pis” in its current form was designed and installed by the Flemish sculptor Jerome Duchenoy in 1619. There are many legends about the origin of the sculpture. Continue reading
The pool of the Ukrainian mystery is to be updated with new names and guises, to represent the most significant trends in creativity, while they are more technical and technologically stricter to share the most polar trends. Proteus, middle of the many people є okremі artists, like to give them the courage to their inner light more, lower reflection over the basic furnishings. The nature of creative creativity is lyrical, straightenings are gliboko in the middle, that can be described as an act of pure aesthetics, harmless to the context.
The image of the artist
The lyric mystery, for its sutility is closer to the meaningful experience, the author of this experience has a great experience in the life of the living, victorious for their representative images, and so are more referential for himself. Before the hour of confusion with such a mystery of the wisdom, the closure of the interpretative completeness, closeness, protec, right, glances to the mother, the field for reinterpretation, the lack of knowledge. Continue reading