Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Traditional-Modern Fine Art - Portraits I - G. Linsenmayer

Jen Mona Lisa 2012

  Jen, Mona Lisa
2012 - an original acrylic/oil on paper, after
(obviously) a motif of da Vinci.

... an original acrylic/oil on paper, after (obviously) a motif of da Vinci.

I've always liked to paint portrait-style "people" and groups "ourselves"; these are not by commission (with only one exception, and I decided no more...).

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Vermeer (see below, right) and a few other Dutch painters began to popularize the idea of paintings "ordinary people"  as art  works themselves, instead of commissioned portraits for wealthy nobility, merchants, and so forth. This idea was strongly taken up later by the impressionists and post-impressionists.

Mona Lisa or La Gioconda (da Vinci)xxx

Two Sisters or On the

Two Sisters or On the Terrace

"Renoir worked on the painting on the terrace of the Maison Fournaise, a restaurant located on an island in the Seine in Chatou, the western suburb of Paris. The painting depicts a young woman and her younger sister seated outdoors..."

La Gioconto - "   The sitter, Lisa del Giocondo was a member of the Gherardini family of Florence and Tuscany, and the wife of wealthy Florentine silk merchant Francesco del Giocondo. The painting is thought to have been commissioned for their new home, and to celebrate the birth of their second son, Andrea..."; "The ambiguity of the subject's expression, which is frequently described as enigmatic..."

The last quoted comment is widely repeated. I myself, having painted a fair number of portraits, don 't find anything "enigmatic" at all, she's simply in a self-contained mood, feeling right about maybe herself, her life, and being painted.

Madras Rouge, The Red Turban -

Madras Rouge, The Red Turban

Madras Rouge, The Red Turban, 1907, Barnes Foundation. Exhibited at the 1913 Armory Show ...  The woman depicted is the painter's wife, Amélie Noellie Parayre Matisse.

Henri Matisse

Henri-... was a French artist, known for his use of colour and his fluid and original ["style"] Matisse is commonly regarded, along with Pablo Picasso and Marcel Duchamp, as one of the three artists ... responsible for significant developments in painting and sculpture [in the post-impressionist era]...

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Portrate of Crissy

fine art traditional modern art - Portrate of Crissy - original fine art work by G. Linsenmayer

  This is an original digital print, a portrait of a young woman, Gulf Coast Florida

Girl with a Pearl Earring -  "considered a Vermeer masterpiece"

Girl with a Pearl

"Critics have often noted that the women in Vermeer's paintings cannot be considered beauties in the conventional sense of the word. ... The qualities that we attribute to Vermeer's work as a whole apply equally to the women they picture: paintings and personages share dignity, equilibrium and [are] exceptional of both vivid presence and abstract purity" ...

Vermeer - Girl With a Red Hat

Vermeer - Girl With
a Red Hat

"None of the women who modeled for Vermeer's paintings have ever been identified even though some seemed to have posed more than once ... we know nothing else about their lives. Modern scholarship generally holds that they were not painted as portraits except, perhaps, A Lady Writing in Washington. Even Vermeer's four bust-length figures, including the illustrious Girl with a Pearl Earring, were not intended as portraits ... (my own underlining)

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