Sunday, December 27, 2020

AGOSTINO TASSI

 Post 169 by Gautam Shah 

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Agostino Tassi (1578-1644) (original name Agostino Buonamici, Perugia), was a painter of landscapes and seascapes. He aspired to nobility, so he modified the name and details of his early life. He was considered a master of perspectives and illusionistic architectural scenes. He was good at seascapes, fishing scenes and images of ports and ships. Tassi painted frescoes in several Roman palaces. Tassi also served as the master to French painter Claude Lorrain.

In his later career he seems to have abandoned illusionistic architecture in favour of landscape. His architectural scapes show monumental buildings, between reality and fantasy but with strong verticality.

He went down in history for rapping Artemisia Gentileschi and conviction. But his works are of rare finesse.
































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Sunday, December 20, 2020

CHARLES LOUIS LESAINT

 

Post 168 -Gautam Shah 

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Charles Louis Lesaint (1795-1843) was a French architectural Painter and Lithographer. He was a water-colourist who used Gouache technique extensively. He inherited the penchant for ruins from his teacher Charles-Marie Bouton. He painted the interior and exterior views of Gothic monuments of the Paris region.

The art of Lesaint reflects the rejection of elaborate and d frivolous Baroque style, for simplification. He served to the popularity of landscape and genre scenes of the increasing class of the bourgeoisie.

His art has subdued emotions, symmetrical compositions, masses of rich colours, but without the contrast. He exploits the interiors spatial effects through arches and vaults. He avoids the mountain views, sunsets, skies and other environmental effects. The illumination is from top and indirect glow. He depicts ruins, but without the sense of decay. The human figures are small in scale, but full of active presence. 

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TERRICK WILLIAMS

  Post 171 -by Gautam Shah .  SUNDAY Feature on ART of Architecture John Terrick Williams (1860-1936) was a British painter, who was a me...