Dear friends, I am happy to welcome you for my first post in this brand new blog. Me and my colleagues we are very passionate about what we do and we are happy to share more than those amazing art pieces that you can find on our web page. Many of our friends on our web page chose the Nature for a center of their art pieces, this why I chose to share with you my thoughts about nature in the ages, through the different styles of painting.
I think that Nature was always one of the top subject to draw not only because it is our home, and we can paint from viewing the real nature but also because we have always tried to understand the world around us and to recreate its beauty. Probably most of you especially because you are browsing our web page, which means that you already have an interest in art are familiar with “Impressionist”. That is one of my favorite styles indeed, after the surrealism of artists like Dali.
Not only are the colors of the “Impressionists” impressive but their skills to recreate nature are amazing too. Their main goal was to manage to catch the specific light of the day during the different parts of the day. For example the red sunlight in the morning the way I’ve seen it this morning from my window, it was pretty amazing and red during the sun rise at around 6:22 o’clock in the morning Plovdiv time. They’ve used mainly pastel colors and loads of brushes patterns in their paintings.
My favorite artist, presenter and a founder of the French impressionism Oscar Claude Monet he lived between 1840 and 1926. Monet’s ambition of documenting the French countryside led him to adopt a method of painting the same scene many times in order to capture the changing of light and the passing of the seasons.
Artists on our web page who paint landscapes in a style similar to impressionism are: Nadejda Kaimakanova, Rosen Poptomov, Nikolai Pashkov, Magdalena Peicheva, Dani Partalska, Veselin Nikolov and many others.
In January 1865 Monet was working on a version of Le déjeuner sur l’herbe, aiming to present it for hanging at the Salon, which had rejected Manet’s Le déjeuner sur l’herbe two years earlier. Monet’s painting was very large and could not be completed in time. (It was later cut up, with parts now in different galleries.). It is strange that in their times it was only possible to exhibit your art work in an organisation called the Saloon nowadays we have many private and city galleries, also online galleries like our own web page Artastate.com.
Monet submitted instead a painting of Camille or The Woman in the Green Dress (La femme à la robe verte), one of many works using his future wife, Camille Doncieux, as his model. Many of our painters use female models for inspiration of their art works as well some of them are: Veselin Nikolov, Svetla Bodurova and Penio Ivanov. Monet used Camille for his model in Women in the Garden, and On the Bank of the Seine, Bennecourt in 1868.Monet and Camille married in 1870, just before the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War, and, after their excursion to London and Zaandam, they moved to Argenteuil, in December 1871. Following the successful exhibition of some maritime paintings, and the winning of a silver medal at Le Havre, Monet’s paintings were seized by creditors, from whom they were bought back by a shipping merchant, Gaudibert.
I hope that my thoughts in this week’s blog were helpful for you guys and I hope we will meet up each other next week again.