I think the Oosterscheldedam is impressive.
And also the Afsluitdijk.
I came up with a slight remark, because of the fact that dozens of works of art came to mind and that ‘ making an impression ‘ rather reminiscent of monumental art.
I think soon about sculptures, for example the Trevi Fountain of Salvi (by design of Bernini) or statues of Michelangelo Buonarotti, and therefore again to its architecture, like the (modified) dome of the Saint Peter’s.
And if you think about it, then also soon to its two historical, still existing, predecessors as the largest dome churches in the world: the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople (Istanbul) and the Pantheon in Rome.And hence to for example Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire, UK, the longest church in Great Britain. But there are, of course, much longer construction works, of which the Chinese wall is by far the longest. Our own equivalent is the Afsluitdijk, while the Oosterscheldedam as a hydraulic work of art produces the most impression technically and aesthetically. Hence.
If you translate impressively as ‘ most emotion calling ‘ then a Pieta, for example that of Michelangelo in the Sint Pieter, is eligible.
What is more heartbreaking than a mother who has violated the dead, by torture, the body of her child in the arms?
As a culture barbarian I did not think to give an answer.
Although I love Claire-obscure (the Night Watch) and the futuristic Works of Chris Foss , I thought I didn’t know any works that made an impression.But I went out of it in a first time that it should be positive. When I talk about strong emotions, I have to admit that there are 2 works that have made a profound impression.
The first is “Guernica芒 鈧? from Picasso.In the Royal Athenaeum of Keerbergen there is/was an exact reproduction on actual size in the local 32b 芒 鈧?艙handenarbeid芒 鈧? I always had to charge me seriously to follow lessons in that local. You couldn’t look next to it, you couldn’t ignore it. With all due respect for the victims in Guernica, but the sight of that 芒 鈧?艙werk芒 鈧?was for me a much bigger torture!
The second is “Munch’sCry芒 鈧?.There we received a discussion during the lesson in art history (in the same local Nota bene). I remember it was so ugly, like almost everything the teacher imagined us. I suspect him to do it deliberately and he tortured us while drawing with music from the Stratenmakeropzeeshow. Years ago it was 芒 鈧?艙werk芒 鈧?the subject of a robbery (22/08/2004) and I remember that there was a reward for the finder or the tip that had to lead to the 芒 鈧?艙werk芒 鈧? I then had something like 芒 鈧?艙In God’s name, give that money out lest it ever come back, the thief is already punished enough! 芒 鈧? But yes, it was recovered unfortunately (31/08/2006) and Munch had some spare work behind it. It is not just that the painting was used to create the mask in the horror film 芒 鈧?艙Scream芒 鈧?
In architecture, I can greatly appreciate Calatrava , as art, not the cost and its dysfunctionality.
A Fireworks of colors!An explosion of light and love! An overdose of beauty!
It was a driiny, dreary day in Paris, some 20 years ago.I did report the shows of the fashion Week for my newspaper and at a fairly moment I sauntered through the underground shopping centre Le Forum des Halles with its shops of Prullaria, shoes, clothes amidst the fumes of fast food.
And there, in the window of a gallery, a lithograph that gave me butterflies in the belly beckon.A coup de foudre.Love at first glance.
I had to and would buy this piece of art, although I wasn’t sure if my cheque was covered.
Le Mariage and Bleu have been in a place of honor in my living room and I am still not looking forward to it.
This is a lithograph of Raya Sorkine that looks a bit like my Mariage and Bleu .
Raya Sorkine is the stage name of Alain-Fran莽ois Bouvier de Cachard (1936-Paris) to the first and last name of his mother, a Jewish-Russian immigrante.
His father was a Catholic aristocrat.
Although born in France, Raya Sorkine was captivated by his mother’s Jewish-Slavic roots and is therefore often called the heir to Chagall.
From his 14th he traveled in his yaron as a nomad by Europe and the Middle East, with a sign block as luggage.He kept it 20 years full.
His muses were 4 women and 7 daughters.
I don’t know where to start.Too many to mention. Lots of music. The Matthew and Johannes Passions and the Hohe Messe of J.S. Bach. The Zauberfl枚te and many piano concertos by Mozart, the most symphonies and piano concerts of Beethoven. The Third Symphony, the piano concertos and the Brahms Violin Concerto. Most symphonies of Mahler. The Canto Ostinato and Lemniscaat van Ten Holt. The Joshua and the Solomon of trade. Many sonatas of D. Scarlatti.
But also a lot of Dave Brubeck and Michel Petrucciani.
And a lot of Renoir, Vincent van Gogh, Monet and Karel Appel.
And of Auguste Rodin.
And many beautiful cathedrals and churches.Works by Gaudi.
Too many to mention!
As a child in the early years 70 of the last century.With my Youth museum map I often went to the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam to look at “Who’s Afraid of red yellow and blue” by Barnett Newman. A huge red surface with a narrow blue and a thinner yellow border. Fascinating was that the big red plane was not painted tightly red, but that there were darker pieces in it, making it somehow lived way a mystical effect gave. Later I tried to make such a red wall in my living room. Unfortunately someone was afraid, because in 1986 someone went to body the painting with a knife knife. The nuances were lost during the restoration.
Far too much to mention.
Whoever jumps me in first, is the painter Jeroen Bosch. I love his dark style. And he was a unique painter for his time (16th century). His most famous work is the garden of the lusts.
(Source image: staticELO.nl)
Another very interesting painter was Pieter Breugel the elder.
He was a contemporary of Jeroen Bosch. But what makes his works so captivating is that he painted so realistic works, that they are fantastic sources of information about his time.
(Source image: wikipedia.com)
This painting portrays proverbs and sayings from that time.
At least equally interesting is his work 芒 鈧?艗the children playing 芒 鈧?
This shows us how children played in the 16th century:
I see Jimi Hendrix as his work as art.
And that has made a huge impression on me.
Furthermore, I find works by Esher, Michelangelo and Jeroen Bosch well worth seeing.
Most beautiful I found certain ice sculptures, of which I have no idea who made it.
I don’t know if it’s works of art but the drawings of M.C. Escher have made a lot of impression on me and given a new perspective on dimensions.
I have a preference for abstract impressionism, but most impressively I often find the street art I see all over the world; and plein public, accessible, transient, using limited resources, often with incredibly beautiful perspective and completely in the environment.