mercredi 18 juin 2014

Piet Mondrian And Francis Bacon Paintings

By Darren Hartley

Marking the transition from the Hague school and Symbolism to Neo-Impressionism and Cubism at the start of the 20th century are the Piet Mondrian paintings. Composed of the most fundamental aspects of line and color, they represented the universal and dynamic pulse of life.

The first Piet Mondrian paintings were consistent with the time period, taking a cue from the Post Impressionistic works of Van Gogh. Piet also took inspirations from Braque and Picasso, although he subsequently formed a very distinct style, all his own. There are several instances of a definite Post-impressionist and emotive use of color in his early paintings.

Piet Mondrian paintings gradually began to simplify and abstract the colors and shapes of their subject matter, as Piet explored nature his own way. This process of simplification and reduction eventually became evident even in his paintings not related to nature in any way.

Francis Bacon paintings were known for their raw graphic style and distorted images of people. Francis Bacon, one of the most famous 20th century British painters, was described as that man who paints those dreadful paintings.

Francis Bacon paintings turned traditional paintings of people inside out, with grotesquely distorted faces and twisted body parts. Some of the most famous of these paintings were inspirations from the old master artworks, including Head VI, based on the Portrait of Pope Innocent X by the Spanish artist, Diego Velazquez.

Featured in many Francis Bacon paintings of the 1960s, such as Study for Head of George Dyer, was petty criminal George Dyer, with whom Francis fell in love with after he caught him breaking into his home. Triptych featured George as he was found slumped dead in a hotel bathroom.

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