Interesting facts about art
Not everyone knows that art originates from the time of primitive people, and many of those who are aware of this hardly think that the caveman owned polychrome painting. Here are some interesting facts about art that may be new to you.
In 1879, the Spanish archaeologist Marcelino Sanz de Sautola discovered the ancient cave of Altamira, in which polychrome painting was present. Nobody believed Southola, and he was accused of forging the creations of primitive people. Later in 1940, an even more ancient cave with a similar painting was opened – Lascaux in France, it was attributed to 17-15 thousand BC. Then all the charges against Southol were dropped, but already posthumously.
Rafael “The Sistine Madonna” The true picture of the painting “The Sistine Madonna”, created by Raphael, can be seen only a good look at it. The art of the artist is deceiving the observer. The background in the form of clouds hides the faces of angels, and on the right hand of St. Sixt shows six fingers. Perhaps this is due to the fact that his name in translation from Latin means “six”.
Malevich was not the first artist who painted “Black Square”. Long before him, Ally Alphonse, a man known for his eccentric antics, exhibited in the Vinien Gallery his work “The Battle of the Negroes in a Cave in the Deep Night,” which was a completely black canvas.
The famous artist Pablo Picasso had an explosive temperament. His love for women was fierce, many of his lovers were killing themselves or going to a psychiatric hospital. One of these was Dora Maar, who endured a break with Picasso and later found herself in a hospital. Her portrait of Picasso wrote in 1941, when their relationship was severed. The portrait “Dora Maar with a Cat” in 2006 was sold in New York for 95.2 million dollars.
When writing the painting “The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci, he paid special attention to the images of Christ and Jude. He spent a very long time in search of models, as a result, for the image of Christ Leonardo da Vinci found a man among the young singers in the church, and only three years later he was able to find a man to write the image of Judas. He was a drunkard, whom Leonardo found in a ditch and invited him to the inn to write a picture. Later, this man admitted that he had already posed for the artist once, several years ago, when he sang in the church choir. It turned out that the image of Christ and Judas, by coincidence, was written from one person.
Initially, an unknown sculptor worked unsuccessfully on the famous statue of David, which was created by Michelangelo, who could not finish the job and abandoned it.
Few had wondered about the position of the legs on a horse sculpture. It turns out that if a horse is standing on its tails, then its rider died in battle, if one hoof is raised, then the rider died from battle wounds, and if the horse stands on four legs, then the rider died a natural death.
On the famous statue of Gustov Eiffel – the Statue of Liberty, 225 tons of copper were used. And the weight of the famous statue in Rio de Janeiro – the statue of Christ the Redeemer, made of reinforced concrete and soap stone, reaches 635 tons. The Eiffel Tower was created as a temporary exhibit dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution. Eiffel did not expect that the tower will last more than 20 years. An exact copy of the Indian mausoleum of the Taj Mahal was built in Bangladesh by the millionaire film producer Asanullah Moni, which caused great discontent among the Indian people. The famous Leaning Tower of Pisa, the construction of which lasted from 1173 to 1360, began to decline even during construction due to the small foundation and washing away by groundwater. Its weight is about 14453 tons. The ringing of the Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of the most beautiful in the world. According to the original design, the tower should have been 98 meters in height, but it was possible to build only 56 meters in height.
The famous French singer Edith Piaf often gave concerts in military camps during the occupation. After the concerts, she was photographed with prisoners of war, whose faces were then cut from photographs and pasted into fake passports, which Edith handed to prisoners during her return visit. So many captives managed to escape on forged documents.
Now about modern art. British artists Sue Webster and Tim Noble made an entire exhibition of garbage sculptures. If you just look at the sculpture, then only a heap of garbage is visible, but with a certain lighting of the sculpture, different projections are created that personify different images. Interesting in contemporary art Rashad Alakbarov The Ayzerbadzhan artist Rashad Alakbarov uses shadows from various objects to create his paintings. He in a certain way arranges objects, directs the necessary lighting on them, thus a shadow is formed, from which a picture is created as a result.