Wassily Kandinsky cover by Mozart Piano concerto No.23 A major 1st. movement
Wassily Kandinsky (1866 - 1944) Russian artist, an expressionist painter Wassily Kandinsky is regarded as one of the first creators of abstraction in modern painting. His continuous quest for new forms and shapes rendered him as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. Vasily Vasilyevich Kandinsky was born in December 4, 1866, in Moscow, Russia. Kandinsky spent his childhood emerged in the world of music. His parents played the piano and zither, and he played the piano and cello. This early musical exposure would become a major influence in many of his future works. Kandinsky did not always aspire to be an artist. In 1886, he enrolled at and graduated from the University of Moscow where he chose to study Law and Economics. After graduation, he lectured at the Moscow Faculty of Law. His change in career was a sudden decision that was made soon after attending a French Impressionist exhibition in 1895. At the age of 30, Kandinsky gave up his law career and went to Munich to study art. It did not take long for him to become established in his new career. His work was exhibited throughout Europe from 1903 onwards. His art was known for causing controversy amongst the public and his contemporaries. Kandinsky also became an active participant in several of the most influential and controversial art movements of the 20th century. In 1911, with Paul Klee, he founded the Blaue Reiter group, the new abstract school in Munich. Also, in 1922, he joined the Bauhaus group at Weimar where he developed his distinct geometric style. In 1933, when Hitler closed the Bauhaus, Kandinsky fled Germany. He settled in Neuilly, Paris. Just like his earlier works, the paintings from these later years became the subject of controversy. Because of his deviation from the popular style of art of the time, Kandinsky's abstract method was not well liked by many of the established artists in Paris. The younger artists of the community admired him, however. Some of his most notable works include Contrasting Sounds (1924), On White II (1923), and Autumn in Bavaria (1908). Kandinsky continued to paint up until the time of his death in June 1944.
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Mark Rothko - Vibrations
MOCA Director Philippe Vergne, USC’s Suzanne Hudson, and artist Mary Weatherford discuss the work of Mark Rothko. Rothko’s paintings strive to express complex human emotions through vast color fields vibrating against one another. The works are physically bound by the edges of the canvas, but their impact lays in the experience of viewing. Director: Alexa Karolinski Cinematography: Ryan Carmody, Caleb Heller Editor: Grace Kline Music: Ben Sterling Color Grade: Nick Sander, The Mill Sound Mix: Owen Granich-Young
Turner, Monet, Twombly – Late Paintings | TateShots
A new exhibition at Tate Liverpool compares the work of J.M.W. Turner, Claude Monet and Cy Twombly during the last decades of their lives. In this film, we explore the parallels in their style and subject matter with Mike Leigh, who describes Turner as the world's first modern painter, and who is in the process of developing a feature film on the artist; Fiona Rae, a painter herself, who reveals how astonishing Monet's works were for their time; and Tate director Nicholas Serota, who considers why certain artists, on reaching the twilight of their careers, develop a new-found sense of freedom in their work. Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings Tate Liverpool 22 June -- 28 October 2012 http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-liverpool/exhibition/turner-monet-twombly-later-paintings
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Playlist : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFrERdnHibM&index=1&list=PLM4S2hGZDSE7raiTE4YwIitLIzLY3b3hX First broadcast: 2011. What makes a piece of art worth tens of millions dollars at auction? A number of things, but not always the things you'd think. BBC's The World's Most Expensive Paintings chronicles the world's ten most valuable paintings, by way of journalist Alastair Sooke's guided tour of the collectors, locales, and Christie's and Sotheby's auction houses that link these great pieces of art together.
Claude Monet Art Museums Full HD 1080i | Online Art Education
Learn more About Art, Masters & Museums on YouTube: https://goo.gl/RkWdUY More movies by Claude Monet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEUylRqJXNY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLceAD2y8g8 Deze film hebben mijn dochter ★ en ik, haar vader, samen gemaakt. Sterre ★ "The Queen of Star Arts", heeft vandaag haar verjaardag gevierd en meer bloemen konden we niet vinden... Gefeliciteerd lieve schat, Papa houdt van jou... Voor altijd in mijn hart! Dikke kus van jouw Papa Claude Monet (French) geboren op 14 November 1840. Monet is overleden op 5 December (1926) Monet is founder of French impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement's philosophy of expressing one's perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein-air landscape painting. The term Impressionism is derived from the title of his painting Impression, Sunrise (Impression, soleil levant). Early life Claude Monet was born on 14 November 1840 on the 5th floor of 45 rue Laffitte, in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. He was the second son of Claude Adolphe Monet and Louise Justine Aubrée Monet, both of them second-generation Parisians. On 20 May 1841, he was baptized in the local parish church, Notre-Dame-de-Lorette, as Oscar-Claude, but his parents called him simply Oscar. He signed his juvenilia "O. Monet Despite being baptized Catholic, Monet, later on, became an atheist. In 1845, his family moved to Le Havre in Normandy. His father wanted him to go into the family grocery business, but Monet wanted to become an artist. His mother was a singer. On 1 April 1851, Monet entered Le Havre secondary school of the arts. Locals knew him well for his charcoal caricatures, which he would sell for ten to twenty francs. Monet also undertook his first drawing lessons from Jacques-François Ochard, a former student of Jacques-Louis David. On the beaches of Normandy in about 1856/1857, he met fellow artist Eugène Boudin, who became his mentor and taught him to use oil paints. Boudin taught Monet "en plein air" (outdoor) techniques for painting. Both received the influence of Johan Barthold Jongkind. On 28 January 1857, his mother died. At the age of sixteen, he left school and went to live with his widowed childless aunt, Marie-Jeanne Lecadre. Learn more About Art, Masters & Museums on YouTube: https://goo.gl/RkWdUY -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "Claude Monet's Most Beautiful Garden Artworks and Water Lilies at Giverny" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLceAD2y8g8 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Cy Twombly at Tate Modern | TateShots
Tate's Director Nicholas Serota gives us a behind the scenes tour of the Cy Twombly exhibition at Tate Modern, as he makes the final adjustments to the hang just before opening. A long-standing fan, Serota talks about Twombly's technique, his relationship to Turner, and how the artist, now in his eighties, is still producing some of the most vital work of his career. One of the most highly regarded painters working today and a foremost figure among the generation of American artists that includes Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol. Twombly rose to prominence through a distinctive style characterised by scribbles and vibrantly daubed paint. This is his first solo retrospective in fifteen years, and provides an overview of his work from the 1950s to now. Twombly emerged as a painter at the height of Abstract Expressionism, then in 1957 he left America for Italy, where he drew inspiration from European literature and classical culture. At the heart of the exhibition is Twombly’s work exploring the cycles associated with seasons, nature and the passing of time. Several key groups are brought together for the first time, such as Tate’s Four Seasons 1993–4 with those from the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The exhibition also explores how Twombly is influenced by antiquity, myth and the Mediterranean, for example the violent red swirls in the Bacchus 2005 paintings which bring to mind the drunken god of wine. Cy Twombly at Tate Modern ran from 19 June – 14 September 2008.