Δευτέρα, 17 Ιουνίου 2013

Σάββατο, 8 Ιουνίου 2013

Bengt Erland Fogelberg


Odin by Bengt Erland Fogelberg, 1830-1



The subjects of Fogelbergs earlier works are mostly taken from classic mythology, such as Apollo Citharede, Venus and Cupid (1839) and Psyche (1854). In his representations of Scandinavian mythology Fogelberg showed, perhaps for the first time, that he had powers above those of intelligent assimilation and imitation. His Odin (1831), Thor (1842), and Balder (1842), though influenced by Greek art, display considerable power of independent imagination.


Bengt Erland Fogelberg, Wotan-Odin in a Plumed Helmet


Bengt Erland Fogelberg, Psychê



Παρασκευή, 7 Ιουνίου 2013

Gian Lorenzo Bernini - Apollo and Daphne



Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Apollo and Daphne (detail)



Apollo and Daphne is a life-sized Baroque marble sculpture by Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini executed 1622–25. Housed in the Galleria Borghese in Rome, the work depicts the climax of the story of Daphne and Phoebus in Ovid's Metamorphoses.

Gian Lorenzo Bernini was an Italian artist and a prominent architect who worked principally in Rome. He was the leading sculptor of his age, credited with creating the Baroque style of sculpture. In addition, he painted, wrote plays, and designed metalwork and stage sets.


Τρίτη, 4 Ιουνίου 2013

John Maler Collier


John Collier - Priestess of Delphi (1891)

The Honourable John Maler Collier OBE RP ROI (27 January 1850 – 11 April 1934) was a leading English artist, and an author.

Collier's views on religion and ethics are interesting. Collier explains "It is mostly concerned with ethics apart from religion... I am looking forward to a time when ethics will have taken the place of religion (with religions he means Catholicism) Some of his words to the Church: "To me, as to most Englishmen, the triumph of Roman Catholicism would mean an unspeakable disaster to the cause of civilization."

Δευτέρα, 3 Ιουνίου 2013

August Malmström


 Dancing Fairies
Älvalek 1866

Johan August Malmström (14 October 1829 – 18 October 1901) was a Swedish painter and professor at the Swedish Academy of Arts from 1867 to 1894 and the manager of the same institution from 1887 to 1893. Attracted by gothicismus he collected motives from Norse mythology.