In these early paintings, it is hard to tell what Rembrandt looked like because of the shadows covering his face. The later portraits, however, have a softer, more emotional tone. These paintings are the most moving portraits that Rembrandt did. The one described above was done the same year that he died, 1669. The emotions that come with the painting are incredible and as... ... middle of paper ... ...elf-expression.
Unlike the lively work of Rubens, Poussin's style of painting is more analytical and detached as compared to any other artist of the Baroque period. Nicolas Poussin's way of painting was characterized by warm, sensual colors imbued with the classical Baroque dynamism and energy. He was the leading proponent of classicism in 17th century Rome and his “gran... ... middle of paper ... ...bens’ Consequences of War, the drama is evident. With the emotion being shown, the viewer can clearly understand the turmoil caused by Mars and his flair for destruction. Looking beyond the main figures of Venus and Mars, one can see the allegorical figures that Ruben expertly aligns, much like in Poussin’s Venus and Mars.
Then there were more paintings with women nude and revealing more of the body. Botticelli’s, The Birth of Venus, may have been controversial for a minute but once you look beyond the nakedness of the picture one can find the great beauty that it entails. Often I have found some nude paintings and artwork distasteful and awkward. This however, was not the case with The Birth of Venus. This was absolutely breathtakingly beautiful.
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Many women who expose themselves to the unrealistic standards of the media often idealize, covet, and become very insecure. The many women who do not expose themselves would influence others to perceive their physical appearances as beautiful. “Many popular magazines for females tell women to focus on their physical, outer attributes (i.e. body shape, muscle tone, bone structure, hair, makeup, clothing, etc.) and rarely mention the importance of being smart, sophisticated, funny and/or possessing many other positive attributes that have nothing to do with physical attributes” (Sparhawk 1).
Though people love to make fun of this painting, to look at it from an artist’s perspective, one can see all of the little details that da Vinci took the time to paint. Some people might ask, “Besides its detail, why would a painting of a woman be so famous?” Well, probably one of the reasons this painting is most famous is because it was stolen! It was never a popular painting until it was taken in 3Lynch 1911 from the Louvre in Paris, and it became instantly iconic. Pictures of the piece of art were printed in newspapers around the world as law enforcement searched for the painting. Once the painting was recovered two years later, the Mona Lisa had
He also drew many famous nude paintings such as the Venus of Urbino that demonstrated the unique theme of nudity throughout the high Renaissance. In conclusion, many of the major Italian Renaissance ideas of society, religion, and life became evident in the paintings and art that was being created. For instance, beginning from the early Renaissance, new ideas of naturalism and realism began to appear by vital artists such as Mosaccio and Giotto. Then other artists such as Bellini indicated the new ideas of secularism through many landscapes, while other artists such as Francesca and Alberti devised new techniques to express their religious motifs. Lastly, in the high Renaissance tolerance for nudity and ideas about life as well as the body began to expand in many of the paintings thus symbolizing freedom.