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Alexander Adriaenssen (1587 1661) A collection of paintings and drawings in 2K HD. Silent slideshow. Flemish Baroque painter, particularly known for his still-lifes of fish and game pieces. He also painted banquet pieces with food and flower still lifes. Alexander Adriaenssen was known for his still lifes of fruit and fish. He also painted game pieces and four flower pieces. Flower pieces regularly appear in his banquet style still lifes. Works by him survive with dates from 1623 to 1661, but the peak of his career was approximately 1630–1650. The signature "A. Neck" on one oil painting is probably a badly preserved instance of Adriaenssen's signature Alexander Adriaenssen was influenced in his still-life motifs by Frans Snyders and as a result his still lifes often included artichokes, poultry and live cats. Stylistically, he was influenced by the school of Haarlem. His compositions are characterised by an asymmetrical diagonal layout—a triangle standing on end flanked by ellipses—with objects overlapping over multiple planes for greater depth. He used a sober palette, which tended to the monochrome. An important feature of his work was also its purity of colour. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Adriaenssen
Austria was ruled by the Habsburg dynasty from 1278/1282 to 1918. Therefore, historical Austria is also known as the Habsburg Empire or the Habsburg Monarchy. The Habsburgs made Austria a great power in 1477, when they inherited much of what is now the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. Soon afterwards they inherited many more lands by their marriage policies. During the 16th century, the Habsburgs ruled over large parts of Europe. Charles V reigned over perhaps a quarter of the European population (not to speak of his enormous American colonial empire). The centuries afterwards Austria remained a great power until World War I, when the nationalistic thoughts in Europe finally divided the old empire into many small states. It's important to put in mind that Austria has always been a "part" of Germany until the 19th century. Indeed, the German Empire didn't exist until 1871, but the Germans (Austrians included) more or less realized they shared a similar language and culture, and the medieval Holy Roman Empire actually was for the most part a German state until it fell apart in the fatal 13th century. Since 1452, the Habsburgs were (with one short exception) the emperors of the Holy Roman Empire, which was by now virtually a very loose confederation of states. However, the position of the Holy Roman Emperor gave the Habsburgs privileges and some sort of loyalty from the German princes, although some monarchs—most notably the Prussian kings—openly contested Habsburg primacy. The Austrians were finally abandoned outside the German Empire in 1871. Music: Johann Strauss II - An der schönen blauen Donau (English title: The Blue Danube), composed in 1866.
Vittoria Luisa di Prussia, la figlia dell'ultimo Kaiser. Può sembrare strano che la stessa persona che ha compilato diverse playlist di canti anarchici (il sottoscritto...) carichi ora su You Tube le romantiche foto di una principessa, Vittoria Luisa di Prussia. Peggio ancora, attraverso di lei questo clip vorrebbe essere un piccolo omaggio a suo padre, il Kaiser Guglielmo II, che senza ombra di dubbio fu antidemocratico, nazionalista, militarista, ecc. Com'è possibile? Il motivo sta nel fatto che l'Imperatore di sua iniziativa -ignorando l'opposizione del Cancelliere Bismarck- volle andare incontro alle esigenze dei lavoratori. Per la prima volta nella storia dell'umanità, a partire dal 1883-1889 i lavoratori tedeschi poterono godere di pensione, assistenza sanitaria, assicurazione contro gli infortuni e l'invalidità. Negli altri paesi le richieste dei lavoratori incontrarono tutt'altra accoglienza. Pensate all'Haymarket Massacre di Chicago (che poi diede origine alla festa del 1° maggio), alle torture medievali che vennero riesumate contro i lavoratori nella Spagna di Cánovas (poi giustiziato da Michele Angiolillo), alla carneficina provocata dalle cannonate del generale Bava Beccaris tra i lavoratori che a Milano protestavano contro l'aumento del prezzo del pane. Umberto I approvò la strage, anzi come ricompensa di tutto quel sangue premiò il macellaio piemontese con la nomina a senatore, un'infamia che Gaetano Bresci non lasciò impunita. Gaetano Bresci. Ma del resto c'è un abisso fra i Savoia, che rimasero sempre dei poveri zoticoni, e gli Hohenzollern -la Casa regnante di Prussia e Germania- che fra i suoi membri contò personaggi del calibro di Federico il Grande (Friedrich der Grosse), fra l'altro autore della bella musica che state ascoltando. Qualcuno fa notare che Guglielmo II si comportò così per timore di una rivoluzione. Eh già! Invece negli altri paesi il welfare arrivò (quando arrivò) per la generosità cristiana dei governi e la filantropia degli industriali! - - - - - - Gli imperatori di Germania ebbero sette figli. Vittoria Luisa fu l'ultima e l'unica femmina, divenne perciò la cocca di casa. Per di più aveva un magnifico carattere che traspare anche dalle foto, dove è quasi sempre sorridente. Tra i fratelli, Vittoria Luisa era particolarmente legata a Joachim e a Oskar, i più vicini d'età. Vittoria Luisa (in tedesco per Vittoria viene usata sia la grafia "Viktoria" che "Victoria") si fidanzò con Ernst August Hannover, duca di Braunschweig (a volte anche in italiano si usa il nome inglese, Brunswick). Nelle foto vediamo i due fidanzati a passeggio in un parco, scortati dal fratello Oskar. Il matrimonio fu particolarmente fastoso, anche perché segnava il riavvicinamento fra le casate degli Hohenzollern e degli Hannover, divise da un odio antico. Fu l'ultimo fuoco d'artificio della Belle Époque... era il 24 maggio 1913, e la guerra si avvicinava terribile. Dopo il matrimonio, gli sposi andarono a vivere nell'immenso Braunschweig Schloss (foto a colori d'epoca), che andò distrutto nel corso della II Guerra Mondiale. Nel 2007 è stata fedelmente ricostruita la sola facciata, che però nasconde un centro commerciale! Formalmente Vittoria Luisa era comandante in capo del 2° reggimento dei Leib-Husaren "Totenkopf" (Ussari "Testa di Morto", chiamati così per il lugubre ornamento del copricapo). Sua cognata Cecilia, moglie del fratello Guglielmo -principe ereditario- comandava invece un reggimento di Dragoni. In una foto le due ragazze sono insieme al Kaiser e agli ufficiali del 2° reggimento Ussari. In un'altra foto Vittoria Luisa, a cavallo, chiacchera con i figli del principe ereditario, che sembrano un po' intimiditi dalla Testa di Morto. Viktoria Luise ed Ernst August ebbero cinque figli. L'unica figlia, Friedrike, sposò Paolo di Grecia, che poi divenne Re degli Elleni. Doña Sofia, l'attuale regina di Spagna, è figlia di Paolo e Friederike, e perciò nipote di Vittoria Luisa. MUSICA: Undercover Vampire Policeman Chris Zabriskie
Rosa Bonheur, (1822-1899) was a French artist, an animalière (painter of animals) and sculptor, known for her artistic realism. Her best-known paintings are Ploughing in the Nivernais, first exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1848, and now at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, and The Horse Fair (in French: Le marché aux chevaux), which was exhibited at the Salon of 1853 (finished in 1855) and is now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City. Bonheur was widely considered to be the most famous female painter during the nineteenth century. Bonheur was born on 16 March 1822 in Bordeaux, Gironde, the oldest child in a family of artists. Her mother was Sophie Bonheur (née Marquis), a piano teacher; she died when Rosa Bonheur was eleven. Her father was Oscar-Raymond Bonheur, a landscape and portrait painter who encouraged his daughter's artistic talents. Though of Jewish origin, the Bonheur family adhered to Saint-Simonianism, a Christian-socialist sect that promoted the education of women alongside men. Bonheur's siblings included the animal painters Auguste Bonheur and Juliette Bonheur and the animal sculptor Isidore Jules Bonheur. Francis Galton used the Bonheurs as an example of "Hereditary Genius" in his 1869 essay of the same title. Bonheur moved to Paris in 1828 at the age of six with her mother and siblings, her father having gone ahead of them to establish a residence and income. By family accounts, she had been an unruly child and had a difficult time learning to read, though even before she could talk she would sketch for hours at a time with pencil and paper. Her mother taught her to read and write by asking her to choose and draw a different animal for each letter of the alphabet. The artist credits her love of drawing animals to these reading lessons with her mother. At school she was often disruptive, and she was expelled from numerous schools. After a failed apprenticeship with a seamstress at the age of twelve, her father undertook to train her as a painter. Her father allowed her to pursue her interest in painting animals by bringing live animals to the family's studio for studying. Following the traditional art school curriculum of the period, Bonheur began her training by copying images from drawing books and by sketching plaster models. As her training progressed, she made studies of domesticated animals, including horses, sheep, cows, goats, rabbits and other animals in the pastures on the perimeter of Paris, the open fields of Villiers near Levallois-Perret, and the still-wild Bois de Boulogne. At fourteen, she began to copy paintings at the Louvre. Among her favorite painters were Nicholas Poussin and Peter Paul Rubens, but she also copied the paintings of Paulus Potter, Frans Pourbus the Younger, Louis Léopold Robert, Salvatore Rosa and Karel Dujardin. She studied animal anatomy and osteology in the abattoirs of Paris and by dissecting animals at the École nationale vétérinaire d'Alfort, the National Veterinary Institute in Paris. There she prepared detailed studies that she later used as references for her paintings and sculptures. During this period, she befriended father-and-son comparative anatomists and zoologists, Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire and Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire. Bonheur exhibited her work at the Palace of Fine Arts and The Woman's Building at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois. Though she was more popular in England than in her native France, she was decorated with the French Legion of Honour by the Empress Eugénie in 1865, and was promoted to Officer of the order in 1894. She was the first female artist to be given this award. Women were often only reluctantly educated as artists in Bonheur's day, and by becoming such a successful artist she helped to open doors to women artists that followed her. Bonheur can be viewed as a "New Woman" of the 19th century; she was known for wearing men's clothing, but she attributed her choice of trousers to their practicality for working with animals (see Rational dress). In her romantic life, she was fairly openly a lesbian; she lived with her first partner, Nathalie Micas, for over 40 years until Micas' death, and later began a relationship with the American painter Anna Elizabeth Klumpke. At a time when lesbian sex – particularly tribadism – was regarded as animalistic and deranged by most French officials, Bonheur's outspokenness about her personal life was groundbreaking. Bonheur died on 25 May 1899 at the age of 77, at Thomery (By), France. She was buried together with Nathalie Micas (1824 – June 24, 1889), her lifelong companion, at Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, and later Klumpke joined them. Thank you, please subscribe for future videos https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0gMk3w9hw8BbtqoUpEMKeg?sub_confirmation=1
Otto Modersohn: A collection of 83 paintings (HD) Description: "The Modersohn family moved from Soest to Münster in 1884, where Otto discovered his interest in art while still at high school. After graduating from school he went to the Akademie in Düsseldorf, but he did not agree with the teaching methods here. After a short stay in Munich Otto Modersohn hoped to find artistic inspiration at the Akademie in Karlsruhe, but was once again disappointed. A summer trip through northern Germany together with Mackensen in 1888, however, inspired Modersohn to a series of small paintings, one of the first highlights in his early years. Another joint trip with Mackensen to Worpswede in 1889 resulted in Modersohn's decision to stay in the artist colony. Modersohn soon began to disagree with his friends' ideas. He wrote "Quiet, quiet grandness is my true goal" and he would rather "say much with very little [...]". He sent eight works to the first group exhibition of the Worpswede artists at the Kunsthalle in Bremen in 1895. The reactions to the exhibition varied, but the following participation in the international Glaspalast exhibition in Munich was to be a great success for Modersohn. Paula Becker, who married Modersohn in 1901, visited Worpswede for the first time in 1897. At this time the painter was considering leaving the colony. The following period is determined by numerous trips and various sojourns in Germany and France, mostly undertaken together with his wife. The Modersohns returned to Worpswede in the spring of 1907, where Paula died in November after giving birth to a daughter. Modersohn moved to Fischerhude, where "a new time began" for him in 1908. The artist studied nature in this rural surrounding and always returned here even after repeated visits in Worpswede and Berlin in 1917. "Simplicity, reduction of form and colour is one of the main goals" of his art in the 1920s. Important sources of inspiration were Holland and the Allgäu, where he bought a house in 1930. When the painter turned blind on one eye he abandoned his trips to the Allgäu and spent his time painting in his Fischerhude studio. Otto Modersohn died seven years later after a surprising, short illness." --- MUSIC: Kevin MacLeod - Avec Soin - Romance Avec Soin - Romance by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100860 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ SUBSCRIBE: www.youtube.com/c/LearnFromMasters?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LearnFromMasters/ Google+: https://plus.google.com/+LearnFromMasters Contact: LearnFromMasters01@gmail.com SUPPORT MY WORK AT: https://www.patreon.com/LearnFromMasters LIST OF ARTISTS already posted on LearnFromMasters: https://goo.gl/hri4HE --- Thank you so much for your support! #LearnFromMasters #GermanPainter #OttoModersohn #OnlineArtGallery #CollectionOfPaintings #ArtHistory
Albrecht Adam (1786 - 1862) A collection of paintings and drawings in 2K HD. Silent slideshow.
A German painter of battles and horses, who became famous for his depictions of Napoleon's Russian campaign of 1812.
Born in Nördlingen, he began an apprenticeship as a confectioner in 1803 in Nuremberg. Influenced by the director of the Academy of Fine Arts of Nuremberg and later by the battle painter Johann Rugendas, he turned towards painting, his main interests being horses and the battles of the Napoleonic wars raging in Europe at this date
Adam became famous for his studies of Napoleon's Russian campaign, during which he was attached to the Bavarian contingent as a war artist. In addition to his post as court painter, he was made an officer.
Among other works, he painted a diary of the Russian campaign in 83 scenes.