30 Days Of Being Thankful-Day 16-Art

30 Days Of Being Thankful Day 16

Day 16-Art

On day 16 I am very thankful for art! I appreciate all forms of art, and I love to draw, paint, and explore various mediums. When I attended art school, I loved art history! It was fun learning about all of the different artists of the past, and what inspired, and motivated them to create. I also found that through study of these artists, I learned to really enjoy types of art that I never really liked, or understood before. Art school helped to open my eyes and mind, and to view the world in an entirely new way. Various art mediums are a wonderful way to express yourself. Art invokes moods and feelings, poses questions, and makes us think. Art is a reflection of the current state of the world, in whatever time period it is created. Here are a few of the works of art and artists that inspire and motivate me….

GUSTAV KLIMT

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Hygieia (detail from Medicine) I actually have a print of this one in my home.
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Farm Garden with Sunflowers, 1907
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Avenue in Schloss Kammer Park, 1912, Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna

 

 

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Beech Grove I
To Learn more about Klimt, please click HERE.

Barberini Faun

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The Barberini Faun is shrouded in mystery. It was created by an unknown Hellenistic period sculptor, and is one of the most detailed and lifelike sculptures in existence. At any moment it looks as though he will wake from his drunken slumber and begin to speak! he even has TEETH! To think he was created all by hand, without any technology involved is mind blowing. He is my favorite sculpture!

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You can see his teeth here. The detail in his brow is amazing….the detail everywhere is amazing!

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Here you can see he has a tail! Those abs though! LOL

Antonio Lopez

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Of course this list would not be complete without a fashion illustrator! Antonio is my personal favorite, and if you recall, I wrote about him before for our Vintage Photo Challenge. This work here is from the early 70s.

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I love the bold color of this one! It’s like she is Captain America’s woman! LOL!
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absolutely love this one. Its from the early 70s!
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1960s
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80s Antonio. I love this!
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1980’s Antonio. You can see how his style shifted from his 60s work.

Alphonse Mucha

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One of Alphonse Mucha’s paintings. Part of the Slav Epic. To learn more about Mucha, visit HERE.
Stained Glass window by Mucha

 

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Alphonse Mucha is another amazing artist I studied in school. He is one of the “Kings of contour.” I absolutely adore his work, and anything from the art nouveau time period.

Jean-Honoré Fragonard

 

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Probably one of Fragonard’s most famous works. The Swing is probably one of my favorites as well! Fragonard was like the artist equivalent to a gossip magazine! He painted topics that would be considered filled with intrigue and scandal during the 18th century. This painting in particular is one of those. Naughty naughty! LOL To Learn more Click Here.
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The Love Letter. Dogs in paintings were often a symbol of faith and loyalty. I wonder what juicy tidbits she is writing in that letter to her love?! Give us the dirty deets girl!
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The Birth Of Venus…Yes, many artists have interpreted this one! I love the dreamy quality of Fragonard’s interpretation.
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The Stolen Kiss, late 1780s

Vincent Van Gogh

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The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh is probably the first painting I ever loved. I remember seeing it in a book when I was very little. I loved looking at it! The POV of this painting is very much my style, and I always love photos, and works of art with that “you are the viewer peacefully viewing the world at a distance” sort of feel. Probably because that IS how I feel most of the time! It’s the INFJ way!
Whitfield with crows 1890
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Starry Night Over the Rhône (September 1888, French: Nuit étoilée sur le Rhône Another painting that really speaks to me!!
Vincent van Gogh. (Dutch, 1853-1890). The Olive Trees. Saint Rémy, June-July 1889. Oil on canvas, 28 5/8 x 36″ (72.6 x 91.4 cm). Mrs. John Hay Whitney Bequest
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Road with Cypress and Star
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First Steps (after Millet)

Who are your favorite artists? What time period and style of art are your favorites? What are you thankful for today? Comment and share below!

Until Next Post,

Have peaceful and beautiful day!

Amy

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