The Rebirth of Land of the Art


It has been like two years since I stopped this blog to focus in other things.
I had an idea. I have been planning the last videoseries, and with that came an idea.
The last video I will make in that style will be a Conclusion, where I will put my favourite artworks, selected among all the videos.
Then I thought... I will continue getting favourite artworks, discovering. So, maybe that is the direction that the fb page Land of the Art should take, to post my favourite artworks. Then maybe I should open a blog for that.
Or not. I could use this blog.

I have compiled all the commentaries in a tab in the upper part, called Commentaries List. Now the label part in the right side will be different. I am still dealing if I should delete the commentaries, since I have them in pdf, or let that list. For now I'll let the list, because I'm not going to start with this until summer of next year, when my university career is done and all the videos are done.

Why am I writting this now then? Well, I just couldn't wait. The form of the final blog will be worked when the time comes. For now I just wanted to post the announcement and let the list done.

The End


This page as it was all this time won't exist anymore.
I won't publish more commentaries. I won't publish more mythological tales. I need a change, I have been like 1 year doing the same everyday, I have worked very hard. I now have a book of +300 pages compilating the commentaries, in spanish and in english. I also have a little book of 75 pages about the tales, in english and spanish too. So, it's enough. Well, you know, this can't be forever, because I'm human, and can change... but it was nice while it was. I hope you have learnt a lot with this page. But this is not over yet.
This page will continue but with other kind of content.
The most important page talking about this one now is Researches. There I will continue doing long posts about topics I want to research.
History of Art videoseries. The series of the history of art I was doing, will also continue, but it will be developed with time, along my university career. I can say it will take 3-4 years to complete all the videos there, so, no hurry.
Pdfs/power points of History of Art (only spanish). That will also continue in the same way as the videoseries.

That is all. You are free to leave or to stay. But think that you won't get the same content you got in the past... and with the same periodicity. I will post now here when I want, when I feel I have to do something.
Anyway, I am open for doubts. If you have any doubt about an artwork/period/whatever, you can send me a message here, or leave a comment, and I will answer, even, I can do a post about that. It is not a bad idea.
About the sidepages, all will be down except Space Art and History of Music. I will post more info about that in these pages, and an announce here too, later.
Thank you for your support. I hope you enjoyed this great journey, that although different now, is not over.

Wanderer above the Sea of Fog by Caspar David Friedrich

Wanderer above the Sea of Fog by Caspar David Friedrich
  

            The Wanderer above the Sea of Fog is a painting by the German Romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich. A man looks on a rocky cliff, with clouds with fog in the background. It is the best example of the sublime romantic, nature is overwhelming and you are small for her.
Romantic painting is characterized by its fluid contours, for the compositions without apparent order and color richness. The painters of the Romantic imagination was drawn to the Middle Age and the legends of the North. The romance develops a passion for historical subjects. In particular it’s about the Middle Age, more than other periods such as Antiquity. In many paintings of Romanticism is appreciated an interest in violence, drama, fighting, and madness. It is frequently used strong contrasts of light and shade (chiaroscuro).


            In conclusion, a striking painting that really gets you feel the effect of the sublime.
           It is located in the Museum Hamburger, Kunsthalle, Germany.

Tombs of the Médici by Michelangelo

Tombs of the Médici by Michelangelo
  

The Renaissance sculptor Michelangelo, between 1520 and 1534, makes the two funeral monuments of Giuliano and Lorenzo de Medici, Duke of Nemours and Urbino, in the sacristy of San Lorenzo in Florence. They have a pyramid shape.
They overlook the Medici after their death at the chapel. The whole program breathes Platonic ideology. Since the four Gods Rivers that had to be at the bottom, the personification of the four rivers of Hades and symbol of the material world, in the region of nature, depictions of Aurora, Day, Twilight and Night, memory of the four modes of life on Earth, the four seasons...
The attitudes of the rulers are the Platonic soul, vigilant and thoughtful. The tombs are attached to the wall. Play with the volume of the sarcophagus, statues and architectural elements. The two statues are arranged on each of the coffins in a position of unstable equilibrium.


Michelangelo Buonarroti is the typical Renaissance man, with a wide training, although he considers himself a sculptor. He learned in Florence. There are several basic characteristics. One is the terribilità, forced postures and high expressiveness with a vigor and a terrible look of anger as seen in the figure of David or Moses. There are also sculptures that seem unfinished, they are not as polished. This is the non finite. Michelangelo used various materials, but above and for excellence, the marble.
The sculpture of Michelangelo summarizes all the tests of Quattrocento, giving his works a stable body mass balance and movement. His style is constantly imitated in Italy and beyond.
Florence is the cradle of Renaissance sculpture. The Florentine sculptor is inspired by the classics, but without copying them, giving them new life. Before reaching the Cinquecento, in which the tendency to play the classics is accentuated, as long as there is a tendency to idealization, and that greater attention to the human body lends itself to bare itself exists in the Quattrocento a tendency to realism and individualization of the figures. As in antiquity, they will usually use bronze and marble.

           
In conclusion, they are sculptures that inspire some reassurance yet that the Medici are still alive.
        They are in the sacristy of San Lorenzo in Florence, Italy.

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal
  

The Taj Mahal is a building belonging to the Islamic period in India. It was built by the fifth Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, in memory of his second wife Mumtaz Mahal, a Persian princess. She died while accompanying her husband in Burhanpur for a military campaign. She died after giving birth to their fourteenth child.
The construction of the mausoleum began in 1631 and took 22 years to complete, having been employed 22,000 workers. The materials were brought from all parts of India and Central Asia and a fleet of 1,000 elephants to transport was needed. It was designed by the Iranian architect Istad Use.
It is a symbol of eternal love. On a terrace of white marble rises the dome flanked by four minarets. Within the dome lies the cenotaph of the queen, with embedded jewels.


The Islamic period of Indian art is developed between the XIII and XVIII centuries. The Islamic invasion caused a great upheaval in India. Muslim devastation caused the extinction of Buddhism. Following a succession of dynasties, was formed the Mughal Empire, which reunited India. The traditional forms of Islamic art characteristic elements were added. Recall that Islamic figurative sculpture had no representation, nor painting, but in this case it will be a kind of painting.
In India, the civilization began in the mid-III millennium before Christ, in the area of ​​the Indus river basin, where perhaps there were Sumerian influences. From 1500 before Christ came the invasion of the Hindus, people of Indo-Aryan language, of whose merger with the existing population in India is born the Hindu civilization.
  

            In conclusion, the Taj Mahal is one of the most beautiful constructions ever built, and a symbol of love of a man to his wife.
           It is located in Agra, India.

Alexander the Great by Lysippos

Alexander the Great by Lysippos
  

Lysippos was the sculptor of Alexander the Great, which made numerous portraits. In them is the great Alexander as a good, kind, strong person, but at the same time, fierce, with that messy hair.
Alexander was an emperor of Macedonia, and reached even India. In the Greek Hellenism, the sculptures had pathos, patetism, emotion.
        The birth of Greek culture and art were born between the IX and VIII centuries before Christ on the peninsula of Attica, the Peloponnese peninsula, the peninsula on the west coast of Asia Minor and the Aegean islands. The importance of their art and culture is enormous.
  

            In conclusion, the Hellenistic emperors wanted to surround themselves with the best of their time, including artists. Alexander the Great chose Lysippos as his sculptor and Apelles as his painter.
          These sculptures are in the Louvre Museum in Paris, France.

Brandenburg Gate

Brandenburg Gate
  

            The Brandenburg Gate is a gateway to Berlin built by the architect Carl Gotthard Langhans in the late XIX century. It is an entry like the Greek Propylaea. It is hexastyle. The chariot represents the goddess Victoria mounted on a carriage drawn by four horses toward the city. It has an eagle and an iron cross. The central area is wider. The columns are Doric and fluted. The top has reliefs of Hercules, Mars and Minerva.


Neoclassicism emerged between 1760 and 1830 as a result of the decay of rococo. It rescued the style of Greece and Rome. The first public museum of ancient sculptures in Rome opens. Interest in the old, with travels to Greek and Roman ruins being common, with archaeological expeditions.
In Germany, the Greco-Roman models resulted in a monumental architecture that reproduces the classical temple often to give a new meaning in the civil society.


            In conclusion, the Brandenburg Gate is one of the most important landmarks of Berlin and a Germany icon.
           It is located in Berlin, Germany.