El Greco was a famous artist from the late Renaissance period. He was born on the Greek island of Crete in 1514, which was the Kingdom of Candia. He trained in painting from a young age in Crete, moved to Venice, Rome, Madrid and finally the famous Spanish town of Toledo, which was the religous capital of Spain and a very busy town. Here he painted lots of paintings, but there is only one that stands out - the famous View of Toledo.
View of Toledo is one of the most famous landscape paintings of all. Painted in between 1596-1600, it depicts a wide shot of the Spanish town Toledo, where he settled. It is one of only two surviving landscapes painted by El Greco in his later years. It is known for being painted unlike any other style that was …Read more >
At the beginning of each week, I will create a blog post about a particular artwork, giving some backround infomation and my opinions. You can discuss the painting in the comments, and give your opinion!
Rumour has it had Salvador Dalí was tired one night, staring at a block of camembert cheese slowly melting in the heat. He then had a brainwave. What if he replaced the camembert with a clock? Would that make it a melting clock? He then decided on what his next painting would be...
The Persistence of Memory was painted in 1931. According to Dalí, the clocks represent time and memory, the ants death and the figure in the foreground himself.
So, what are your opinions? What do you think the meanings of the objects are? Was this a true masterpie…Read more >
Hi, everyone (if anyone is here)
I've recently been considering adopting this wiki. Does anyone object with this? If not, I shall go ahead with it.
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