Franz Marc. (1880-1916). Foxes. 1913.
Pieter Brueghel the Older. The Triumph of Death. 1562.
Pieter Bruegel the Elder.
The Dutch Proverbs. 1559. Gemäldegalerie. Berlin.
Erasmus (1466 - 1536), Dutch, humanistic writer and scholar, publish Adages in 1500 in Paris: a collection of 818 Latin and Greek proverbs for the first edition, then 4151 in the final edition of 1533. The proverbs were borrowed from the authors Greek and Latin of Antiquity and Erasmus adds the parémiographes to it, of the Greek
paroimia, “proverb” and graphein, “to write”, of the Middle Ages. Erasmus gives more or less developed explanations, always erudite, following each proverb and the translation, the source, the occurrences gives some, exposes some to the need stylistic operation,
for example: Feasted slow: “ hastens slowly ” is an antithesis.
It analyses the political, religious, philosophical implications while making emerge an expansion of quotations and sources. Such a company of compilation is understood only within the humanistic project of exhumation of the texts and of the ancient thought, it is by this double conviction that one can gather in the same work the dispersed fragments of the culture and universal knowledge and that one will draw the matter from it from a wisdom for the present.
Following this publication Brueghel paints its painting : The Dutch Proverbs which illustrates between 85 or 120 proverbs.
We will try to present to you the maximum of proverbs accompanied by their illustrations.
The triptychs of Hieronymus Bosch are populated by strange animals and abnormal beings, sometimes hybrid,
whose body is of a species and the head of another, at which end ? Are these odd animals, often abnormal,
the allies of the men or their enemies ? From which do they come ? Which is their origin ? How does they arrive
in the fantastic world of Bosch and for which reason ?
Follow us throughout this enthralling investigation in the middle of the religious beliefs of the Middle Ages but
also with deepest of unconscious human and its symbolism.
It is difficult to understand something in the characters of the triptychs of Hieronymus Bosch
if you do not have the code…
The Judith discovered in Toulouse,
France : A Judith of the disciple much more than of the Master Caravaggio… See
Caravaggio. (1571 - 1610) Judith Beheading
Close to the knife.
Singer Sargent (1856–1925). Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose, 1886. Tate Gallery. London.
John Singer Sargent (1856–1925). Lady Agnew of
John Singer Sargent (1856–1925). Morning Walk. (1888).
Pieter Bruegel the Older. Mad Meg. 1562.
Zao Wou-Ki (1920 - 2013). The Incredible Synthesis.
4.1.62. Oil on canvas. 1962.
The Anatomy Lecture of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp. 1632.
Ernie Barnes (1938-2009). Sugar Shack.
French Rococo Painter :
Jean-Honore Fragonard. The Stolen Kiss. (1787-89).
Analysis of painting.
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