Tags: art, Culture, Leonardo da Vinci
I wonder how long the artists at that time were working on their paintings? The details and attention that they have shows an inner calmness, I think, and an inner patience. They wanted to convey beauty and purity.
This is really art at a high level! Art in its best form should be uplifting and beautiful, I think, speak to the soul and give us inspiration and freedom of mind. Talk to us with their pure aura.
I once heard that the artist’s mental and emotional mark remains as a form of energy in the image he created. Many artists today are using art as a therapy to get out their darkness. What happens to us when this “dark therapy” hangs on the wall? For what we take in is still there. And the longer we take in something, the more rooted it become within us. Although it unconsciously…
Myself, I am very careful with what I put up on the wall and what I choose to surround myself with.
Masterpieces reveal their innermost online
Deep within many of history’s art treasures are subtle painted details that hardly can be seen without a magnifying glass. But now everyone can see them online. Advanced imaging technology reveals how masters like Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci would have done to create their immortal works.
Excerpt translated from this Swedish article: Mästerverken avslöjar sitt innersta på nätet | SvD
Masterpieces in a closeup: haltadefinizione.com
See also: The Importance of Beauty in Art
Tags: art, exhibition, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael
With the start in Sweden, Gothenburg, a unique art exhibition open its doors with the works of the Renaissance masters Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael, displayed in a different and innovative way. The exhibition will then tour around the world for 8! years. So why not schedule a visit this summer to the beautiful country of Sweden? The exhibition will run between 20 March to 15 Aug 2010.
The exhibition includes original pieces by three Italian Renaissance masters, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Rafael. These three Masters lived at the same time, knew and influenced each other, and were even rivals for the same contracts.
[Alessandro Vezzosi, Exhibition’s Artistic Director] :
“The Renaissance was influenced by ancient cultures and civilizations including Greece, Rome, India and China. In particular for Leonardo, the idea of a Renaissance civilization is a model for today.”
The most spectacular piece in the exhibition is ‘La Bella Principessa’ which was recently confirmed as a genuine Leonardo. This is the painting’s first public appearance and it is now valued at a hundred million euros. But the painting was first thought to be painted by a minor German artist.
[Pascal Cotte, CTO Lumiere Technology]:
“I have a new knowledge about painting because I have what we call the multi spectral knowledge. It’s a new way to investigate inside the pictorial layer to investigate the painting or a drawing. I discovered one piece of the puzzle and after one another piece and after that another piece, at the end when you have completed the puzzle you realize that all the pieces fit exactly each one together. The final touch was of course the fingerprint. When I discovered the fingerprint on the top left of the drawing, we made a comparison with a fingerprint found on Saint Jerome, another famous painting by Leonardo, and it matched perfectly. It matched historically and it matched scientifically, so it’s proved now, it’s a da Vinci.”
A big part of the exhibition is dedicated to the genius of Leonardo’s visions and inventions 500 years ago. It also includes around 50 original pieces from the renaissance, which most are privately owned and have rarely or never been shown in public. The exhibition called “And there was Light” is planned to tour around the world for several years, and where it will go from here is still unknown.
Bolette Ebertz, NTD News, Gothenburg, Sweden.