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The Arts World Arts The British school of painting Prepared by Iryna Krupko, Valia Halushko pupils of the 11 th form, School of Svaritsevichy
How does art influence on our life? What famous painters do you know? What are their masterpieces? What do you know about the “Golden Age’’ of English painting ? What contribution did English painters make to the development of the world art?
Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) is one of the greatest of all painters. His painting the Last Supper is probably the most famous painting in the world. Leonardo was born in the village of Vinci in Italy. When his father found out that the boy was interested in painting, he sent him to an excellent painter and teacher. The Last Supper is a mural in a chapel in Milan. This picture was famous long before it was finished. One of Leonardo’s paintings is called the “Mona Lisa”. It is the picture of a woman with a faint smile on a face. Now it is the greatest treasures of the Louvre in Paris.
The “Golden Age” of English Painting The period from W. Hogarth to J. Constable and W. Turner is the period between the 1730s and 1830s. Never in any other century did England contribute so much to the history of world art. The period from W. Hogarth to J. Constable and W. Turner is the period between the 1730s and 1830s. Never in any other century did England contribute so much to the history of world art. Holbein, Antonio More, Rubens, Van Dyck were almost English painters during a longer or shorter period of their lives. They influenced greatly the formation of the British Painting school. Holbein, Antonio More, Rubens, Van Dyck were almost English painters during a longer or shorter period of their lives. They influenced greatly the formation of the British Painting school.
Anthony Van Dyck The Flemish Painter Sir Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641), a pupil of great Rubens, is considered the father of the English portrait school and set before it an aristocratic ideal of the person. The Flemish Painter Sir Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641), a pupil of great Rubens, is considered the father of the English portrait school and set before it an aristocratic ideal of the person.
Joseph Mallord William Turner Joseph Mallord William Turner(1774-1851) had a life-long passion for the sea and dedicated most of the painting to it. Calais Pier is one of the greatest creations. Genre – seascape Masterpieces - Calais Pier, The Sun Rising Through Vapour
William Hogarth William Hogarth (1697 – 1764) is a truly English painter. He was the first English painter who raised English pictorial art to a high level of importance. He was a man of remarkably individual character and thought. Genre – portraiture, satirical social painting. Masterpieces – The Shrimp Girl, Self portrait, The Rake’s Progress, The Marriage- a -la- Mode. Peculiar features – connected painting with literature, theatre, invented stories and illustrated them.
John Constable John Constable(1776-1837) developed his own style of painting. He was the first English landscape painter to ask no lessons from the Dutch. Constable was an acute observer of nature and had a romantic passion for light. Genre – landscape Masterpieces – the Haywain, The Flatford Mill Peculiar features – introduced the green colour, made sketches directly from nature, used broken touches of colour, began the realistic trend
Thomas Gainsborough Thomas Gainsborough(1727 – 1788) succeeded brilliantly as a portrait painter. His portraits are painted in clear tones, where blue and grey colours are dominated. Genre – portrait, landscape. Masterpieces – The Blue Boy, Mrs. Sheridan. Peculiar features – grey and blue colours, romantic paintings, the creator of landscape painting.
Thomas Lawrence(1769- 1839) Thomas Lawrence(1769-1839) was a painter of kings, princes, great diplomats, generals. All these are presented in large fulldress portraits painted with verve and elegance. He lavished on his portraits his facility of execution, his fluid touch, his rich colour. Genre – portrait. Masterpieces – Portrait of Vorontsov, Duke of Wellington. Peculiar features – a master of brilliant official portrait, did not penetrate into the nature of his characters.
We put a question to our classmates: What helps you to enjoy and understand arts? Here are the results: I read special books30% I go to the theatre10% I listen to the music50% I visit lectures10%
Additional information It is not a secret that the calm flouring moonlight over the dark of one winter evening inspired Beethoven to write his “Moonlight Sonata”. Listening to it we can first hear the dance of spirits upon the lawn, then breathless movement, descriptive of flight and uncertainly and then vague impulsive terror, which carried us away on its rustling wings and left us in emotion and wonder.
Additional information All of you know a canvas Vesuvius at Night by Aivasovsky. A sudden eruption of Vesuvius happened early in the morning in 79 AD and the town was covered with 7 meters of ashes for 18 centuries. A popular Italian composer Puccini wrote his opera “The last Day of Pompeii”. The opera inspired a great Russian painter Briullov to create his famous painting under the same title.
My conclusion A word can unite a sound and colour in itself. The beauty of our world is expressed in music, poems and painting. Arts help us to understand, see, hear, feel, watch beautiful things around us. Arts express liberty of feelings and emotions that is as the wind, the sky, the sea. We must read books about arts We must learn folk songs, dances, handicrafts. We must visit museums, art galleries. It is impossible to understand classical music (sonatas, symphonies, operas) or masterpieces of great painters without previous preparation.
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