3 weeks ago
One Danaë, souvenir coin used in Vadim Zakharov's installation titled Danaë, for the Russian Pavilion, 55th Venice Biennale, 2013. Wall text: “Gentlemen, time has come to confess out Rudeness, Lust, Narcissism, Demagoguery, Falsehood, Banality … and Greed, Cynicism, Robbery, Speculation, Wastefulness, Gluttony, Seduction, Envy and Stupidity.” In the library’s Venice Biennale ephemera collection. #vadimzakharov #danaë #goldenshower #russianpavilion2013 #biennaleart2013
1 month ago
of the myth is above all an earthly woman with an emphatically individual appearance. Her beauty lies not in bodily perfection, but in the sense of the anxious expectation of love. The splendid bed forms a precious setting for her figure and the golden light pouring from the depths and indicating the approach of Zeus, creates a glowing warm atmosphere around the young woman. Rembrandt painted this large canvas with a nude, something unusual for the Dutch school, in 1636 and it remained in his home a long time. Researches have shown that in the early 1640s the artist significantly altered the central part of the painting. Sadly today we cannot fully appreciate the amazing fineness of his work: the serious damage that a vandal inflicted on Danaë in 1985 irretrievably destroyed the upper layers of painting in the centre of the canvas, although painstaking work by the restorers over 12 years made it possible to return the picture to display. @hermitage_museum
Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn
Oil on canvas (185x202,5 cm)
The State Hermitage Museum
Entered the Hermitage in 1772; acquired from the collection of L.A. Crozat, Baron de Thiers, in Paris
1 month ago
#Danae, #GustavKlimt, #1907, #artnouveau
Gustav #Klimt, Viyana Ayrılık Hareketinin önde gelen üyelerinden biri ve Avusturyalı sembolist bir sanatçıydı. Resimleri, duvar boyamaları, eskizleri ve sanat eşyaları ile tanınır.
Klimt'in birincil konusu kadın vücududur ve eserlerinde dürüst bir erotizm bulunur - Klimt hayatını kadınlara adamıştır. 1909’daki bir gazete eleştirisinde Richard Muter şöyle yazmış, "... yeni bir Viyana kadını, belli bir tür yeni Viyana kadını - büyükanneleri Judith ve Salome olan - Klimt tarafından icat edildi ya da keşfedildi. Tatlıca huysuz, cazibeli bir şekilde günahkar, büyüleyici biçimde sapkın. ”
#Danaë, 20. Yüzyılda yapılmış en erotik resimlerden biridir. Klasik mitolojiden yola çıkarak Jupiter tanrısı tarafından baştan çıkarılan bir kadını gösteriyor. Danaë, babası Kral Argos tarafından bronz bir kulede hapsedilmişken kendisini bacakları arasından akan altın bir yağmur haline dönüştüren Jupiter tarafından ziyaret ediliyor. Modelin ifadesinden bu altın akıntıdan uyandığı belli oluyor. Ayrılmış dudak ve bacaklar, kapalı gözler, ayak bileğine doğru sıyrılmış çorap, kızıl saç ve yarı saydam mor perdenin hepsi Danaë’in cinsel deneyimini belirtiyor. Resmin neredeyse çeyreği, resmi daha da erotik hale getiren Danaë'in kalçasıyla kaplı. Danaë, ilahi sevginin ve aşkınlığın en önemli sembolü olarak kullanıldığı için 1900’lerde birçok sanatçı için popüler bir temaydı.
1 month ago
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn.
Danaë was a princess in Greek mythology whose father Acrisius shut her up in a bronze chamber as it was prophesied that her son would kill him. However, Zeus, king of the Gods, desired her. He came to her chamber in the form of golden rain and impregnated her. Rembrandt’s painting, regarded among his most magnificent, depicts the character lying naked in her bed and welcoming Zeus. Instead of paying attention to idealizing her physical appearance, Rembrandt captures the passion felt by a woman on seeing her lover. His wife Saskia was the original model for Danaë but 10 years later he changed the figure’s face to that of his mistress Geertje Dircx. Catherine the Great of Russia purchased the painting in 1772 for the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, where it still resides. In 1985, Danaë was attacked by an insane man named Bronius Maigys, who threw acid on the canvas and cut it twice with his knife. The painting was restored by 1997.
#rambrandt #painter #artist #dutchpainter #danaë #greekmythology #myths #zeus #catherinethegreat #russa #art #beauty #contrast #♥️♥️♥️
2 months ago
Day 2 and here we have the Princess Danaë of Argos.
I'm really having fun with these themes, it's making feel like a kid reading about Myths again!
Danaë's father, King Acrisius badly wanted a son, he consulted an Oracle and when asked if his wish would be granted the prophet replied "You shall never have a son, but your daughter will bear a son who will grow up to kill you one day.
Fearing this prophecy Acrisius locked his daughter away from the world in a tower with no windows save a single skylight.
Zeus spied Danaë and longed for her, he transformed himself into a Shower of Gold through the skylight and into Danaë's womb. When Acrisius discovered she bore a son, he put Mother and Child into a chest and was set adrift to sea.
They were rescued by a fisherman and welcomed as guests on the island of Seriphos... And thus Zeus was the creator of the original Golden Shower. 😬
#Inktober #Inktober2019 #InktoberDay2 #greekmythology #Argos #Danaë #artistsoninstagram #Zeus #Perseus #sketch #CaitMacArt #inkdrawing #gurulovesinktober
2 months ago
3 months ago
Did you know? 'Danaë' is one of the most famous and beautiful paintings by the Dutch artist Rembrandt. But it was attacked by Bronius Maigys in 1985. What a pity there wasn’t .ART Digital Twin.
#interestingfacts #dotart #artdomains
4 months ago
Because my artistic interest are so varied, this account is dedicated to my artistic musings—not necessarily connected to my business but to me as an individual. #danaë
5 months ago
REMBRANDT REMASTERED - This life-sized painting by Rembrandt is a depiction of Danaë from Greek mythology. Although completed in 1636, Rembrandt altered the painting many times.⠀⠀
The Danaë was attacked and vandalized on the 15th of June 1985, the birthday of Rembrandt. Sulfuric acid was thrown on to the painting, after it was cut twice with a knife. The entire central part of the composition was turned into a mixture of spots with a conglomerate of splashes and areas of dripping paint. The worst damage was to the face and hair of Danaë, her right arm, and legs.⠀⠀
The process of restoring the painting began the same day. Following consultations with chemists, art restorers began washing the surface of the painting with water; they kept the painting in the vertical position, and sprayed water at the painting to prevent further degradation of the painting.⠀⠀
The restoration of the painting was accomplished between 1985 and 1997⠀⠀
Discover Rembrandt shows a Danaë as never seen before after 1636. The digitally remastered piece now looks just how Rembrandt originally intended it to look.⠀⠀
Come see this painting at Discover Rembrandt from July 6 till September 1 @raiamsterdam
#rembrandt #discoverrembrandt #amsterdam #raimsterdam #exhibition #art #kunst #arthistory #oldmasters #fineart #goldenage #dutchart #igamsterdam #artstagram #amstergram #culturetrip #rembrandtjaar #RembrandtYear #Rembrandt2019 #nachtwacht #danaë #rembrandtremastered⠀⠀
5 months ago
Come and see me in a basement! 👇
I’m very excited to announce that this weekend and next weekend I will be taking over the basement of 182-184 Fore Street, Exeter in collaboration with @lost_and_found_art!
Come along to see pieces from my current body of work, and also see me in action in this pop up basement studio!
All the details are available via the link in my bio. It would be fantastic to see some of you guys there! 🖼 Danaë, 2019. Oil on canvas.