Ivan the Terrible and His Son Ivan on November 16, 1581
This painting depicts the historical 16th century story of Ivan the Terrible mortally wounding his son in Ivan in a fit of rage. By far the most psychologically intense of Repin’s paintings, the Emperor’s face is fraught with terror, as his son lay quietly dying in his arms, blood dripping down the side of his face.
more personal views on art
> and since we’re talking about art, in my opinion, its not surprising at all that we have been quenching our need of art on illustrations instead, and illustrations have become our major art media, much more honest, in a sense, than actual academic art
so i think its positive that things are more democratic in a sense that most anyone can take up a pencil or a tablet and draw something and share, and though there’s a lot of humour or history that might get lost depending on the beholder, mostly anyone can look into original illustrations or fanart and recognize art/beauty there, because it survives withouth a lengthy speech telling you why you should appreciate it
I agree wholeheartedly with you, Croc
Idk, art has always been subjective, but when subjectivity is the only thing that supports an artwork anymore, it feels like something has been lost along the way. I don’t know if I could express myself properly here? klfjsd
Yep yep, I think I get it. Um, people and artists forget (or think that know) that art is a way of communication. Whether is a public truth, or a personal view, art should work as a way to manifest this message to the world. The message needs to evolve, needs feedback. When we see that there are people who write an essay to let us understand what it’s going on, it makes me believe that there was very little thinking in the development of the piece, and a complete failure in communicating the message. When we see these pieces that say “this point of view is completely personal. Of course you wouldn’t understand it” is not too different from those pics of hedgehog OC’s crying to “My Inmortal” lyrics (in which both are not that good communicating messages). :U
Now, time to think on commisions.
There’s a question though: on a commision, what is people paying? The design only? Or it has to include the print?
How about the dimensions of the design?
Le Pater, Alphonse Mucha (1899)
“Mucha considered Le Pater his printed masterpiece, and referred to it in the January 5, 1900 issue of The Sun Newspaper (New York) as the thing he had “put [his] soul into”. Printed on December 20, 1899, Le Pater was Mucha’s occult examination of the themes of The Lord’s Prayer and only 510 copies were produced.”