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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

ready reckoner - ART AND ITS COLOURFUL TALES

For those who're just starting out in the world of art collection, here's a quick guide to the stories and inspirations behind famous paintings
`The Starry Night' by Vincent Van Gogh
One of Vincent Van Gogh's most famous paintings, this art work was a result of his fascination for staring out of his window.This painting is based on the view from his window, on one such starry night.

`Red Hills and White Flowers' by George O' Keeffe
Drawing from the mountains around her New Mexico home, O'Keeffe painted this art work in her personal style of juxtaposing larger still life objects with far-off landscapes. `

The American Gothic' by Grant Wood
It was an old wooden house in Iowa that is said to have inspired Wood to use it as a backdrop for this famous painting. It was the large window of the house that struck Wood the most.

`Mona Lisa' by Leonardo Da Vinci
Ever noticed the landscape behind Da Vinci's masterpiece, Mona Lisa? Italian art historian Carla Glori says that the three arched bridge over her left shoulder is from Bobbio, a village in a rugged hill country in Northern Italy.
Water Lilies' by Claude Monet

Monet was quite the flower man. He is said to have planted the lilies painted in this famous art at his home in France. Monet rented the place and painted 250 oil paintings based on the water lilies .

Source: THE ECONOMIC TIMES-17th May,2017