A reproduction of Leonardo’s lost masterpiece. I believe that this is Rubens’ sketch of The battle of Anhiari, which he copied from Leonardo’s original before it disintegrated completely. Probably Leonardo’s best work, and perhaps his most important, and is the primary influence for Rubens’ best paintings which are also among the greatest of all paintings. Rubens stole liberally from Titian and Leonardo, but at least he had good taste.
sorry about the size.
So by the sound of it, Rubens was the Tarantino of the 17th century? ;)
Anyway, this is a painting by one of my favorite artists Caspar David Friedrich. Nobody painted a landscape like this guy:
Yeah that’s a great Leonardo, it’s a pity he was less inclined than Michelangelo to see many of his projects through. Rubens was certainly greatly influenced by the magnificent Titian, but in his own right one of the very greatest artists, influenced Delacroix and others in turn, no comparing in stature with shallow Tarantino
Well, I didn’t think anybody would take it that seriously. :D
Josh, we live in a world where Tarantino is more famous (and probably admired) than Rubens.
Ah that Bouguereau fits in with what i’ve got :
Van der Weyden: Deposition
True, but you can argue any painter is less known than him.
The Sleeping Spinner, La fileuse endormie (Gustave Courbet, 1853)
See my avatar: THE TRAGEDY- Picasso
Tragedy (1903) by Picasso
One of my all-time favorite artists: El Greco’s The Adoration of the Shepherds (c. 1614):
I can’t reproduce it here because of rights, but “Sunny Morning – Eight Legs” by Lucian Freud. If you go to the Art Institute of Chicago, it’s in their collection.
Manet’s Battle Between the ‘Kearsarge’ and the ‘Alabama’
Van der Weyden: Nativity
Mayan fresco, Bonampak, c. 790
Kevin Sinnott: Blueberry Mountain
Geese, Tomb of Nefermaat , Medum, Egypt. c. 2500 BC
Gwen John: Young Woman Holding a Black Cat
Gwen John: The Precious Book
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka, 5th Century AD
Coincidence, i’ve been listening to latest Manic Street Preachers’ album with her pic on front
Fikret Mualla , a turkish artist.
Samuel Palmer: Early Morning
Stehende Frau in Rot, 1913
The Lovers, 1917
And now let’s compare…
Egon Schiele, Danae
Gustave Klimt, Danae
Auguste Rodin, Danae