Treasure: 👉 The Birth of Venus - 1879
Artist: 🇫🇷 William-Adolphe Bouguereau
Where:📍#paris - Musée d’Orsay
👉 @tak_art 🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹 The Birth of Venus (French: La Naissance de Vénus) is one of the most famous paintings by 19th-century painter William-Adolphe Bouguereau. It depicts not the actual birth of Venus from the sea, but her transportation in a shell as a fully mature woman from the sea to Paphos in Cyprus. She is considered the epitome of the Classical Greek and Roman ideal of the female form and beauty, on par with Venus de Milo. The Birth of Venus is a large oil on canvas (300x218 cm) that resembles a previous rendition of this subject, Sandro Botticelli's The Birth of Venus and as well as Raphael's The Triumph of Galatea. At the center of the painting, Venus stands nude on a scallop shell being pulled by a dolphin, one of her symbols. Fifteen putti, including Cupid and Psyche, and several nymphs and centaurs have gathered to witness Venus' arrival. Most of the figures are gazing at her, and two of the centaurs are blowing into conch and Triton shells, signaling her arrival. Venus is considered to be the embodiment of feminine beauty and form, and these traits are shown in the painting. To the upper-left of the painting, there is a shadow in the clouds. It appears to be the silhouette of the artist, with a head, shoulder, arm, and a raised fist that would seem to hold a paintbrush. 🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹 ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀🏛 Share our Wonderful Heritage 🏛
✨ Today I woke up with a rainy Paris, but I decided to make the most of it. A museum day sounded like the perfect idea, because either way I have a long list to cover. That’s why Musée D’Orsay became the best option!
✨ Musée D’Orsay has the largest Impressionism collection in the WORLD! Can you imagine what it’s like to walk into such place? Words will never be enough. The impressionist and post impressionist paintings include works by Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet, Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet, Alfred Sisley, Berthe Morisot, Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, Georges Seurat, Vincent Van Gogh….
✨ The Impressionist movement has no founder though Manet and Courbet inspired many of the younger artists. However, one says that the name “Impressionism” comes from a painting by Claude Monet : “Impression” (=“Sunrise”), a view from Le Havre in the mist from 1872.
✨The impressionist artists aimed to capture the impression of what the eye sees at a given moment. Their favourite subjects were : landscapes, and scenes from the urban life.
Orsay Müzesi, eskiden tren garı olarak kullanılan yapı (Gare d’Orsay) Victor Laloux tarafından tasarlanmıştır.
Müze olarak kullanımı ise 1986 yılı itibari ile başlamıştır.
Dolaşım rahatlığı, empresyonist galerileri,cafeleri ve butikleriyle kapılarını yılda üç milyondan fazla ziyaretçiye açmakta💚
Ps : Orientalist eserlerin sergilendiği galeride Osman Hamdi Bey’in ünlü Şehzade Türbesinde Derviş(1903) tablosunu (3.fotoğraf) da görebilirsiniz💜🌸
👨🏻🎨Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)
🖼The Dance Hall in Arles
🎨Oil on canvas
📏65 x 81 cm
🏛Musée d'Orsay This painting seems to show an evening at the Folies-Arlésiennes, a dance hall on Boulevard des Lices. Gauguin's influence is clear as Van Gogh scrupulously applies the principles of synthesism and cloisonnism developed by his friend at Pont-Aven. The reference to Japanese art is also evident, with the unusual elevation of the horizon, and in the strange, decorative foreground where the curves and counter curves of the hair are dominant.
The multitude of characters, the variety of their style of clothes and the way they overlap, skilfully portray a feeling of crowdedness and saturation. The portrait of Madame Roulin on the right, who alone turns to look at the spectator, seems to express a claustrophobic terror. In Gauguin's Arlésiennes, two female characters also express anxiety and anguish.
To escape this latent anxiety, the two men went to Montpellier on 16th or 17th December to visit the Musée Fabre. The arguments that followed highlighted their aesthetic disagreements more than ever. As a result of this day out, their separation became inevitable, and Gauguin prepared to leave. #gogh#vincentvangogh#vicentvangogh#vangoghstyle#art#artist#artgallery#museedorsay#thedancehallinarles
Je poursuis ma série "Dos", avec ce subliiiiime pastel sur carton de Edgar Degas, "Le Tub", de 1886.
Présenté à la huitième exposition impressionniste en 1886, ce pastel appartient à une série de sept, sur le thème de la femme à sa toilette.
La pose de la jeune femme, presque animale, vient de celle de l'Aphrodite accroupie antique. La perspective est faussée suivant un principe japonisant, le surplomb.
J'adore le partage de la surface en diagonale, seuls le manche de la brosse et la anse en cuivre relaient les deux plans, on voit bien, dans cette composition, l'apport de la photographie qui se développe à cette époque.
Amusant de comparer avec les œuvres de Toulouse-Lautrec, Bonnard ou Monet sur le même sujet, à suivre…