I see lots of people are into some art history so I think it a good idea to have a general thread going. What are your thoughts on the different schools such as neoclassicism, Romanticism, Impressionism, realism, or Baroque? The differences, similarities, or your personal faves?
A personal favorite
There has never been or will be another war painter like Goya
I'm more in to neoclassical and Romanticism but I'll second you.
To mark the centenary of the liberation of Russia’s serfs a monument to Tsar Alexander II was unveiled in Kiev. Tsar Nicholas II attended, along with his prime minister Pyotr Stolypin, and the festivities included a performance of Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tale of Tsar Saltan at the Kiev opera. A young man named Dmitri Bogrov, who had been an agent of the secret police for several years, told them there was a plan to assassinate Stolypin in the opera house and the police allowed him into the building that evening although they knew he had a revolver.
Stolypin sat in the stalls, where during the second interval Bogrov shot him twice, in the arm and then in the chest. When the prime minister, who had refused to wear a bulletproof vest, opened his jacket, his waistcoat was soaked in blood. After saying he was proud to die for the tsar and making the sign of the cross towards Nicholas he was taken to hospital, where he died four days later on September 18th at the age of 49. Bogrov was hanged on September 24th. The behaviour of the police created a suspicion that they had been involved in Stolypin’s murder. The investigation into the assassination was stopped on Tsar Nicholas’ orders for reasons that remain unknown.
As prime minister since 1906 Stolypin had tried to turn the Russian peasantry into prosperous independent small farmers who would be grateful and loyal to the imperial regime. Each peasant household farmed separate strips of land within the domain of the local commune. Stolypin’s measures enabled them to consolidate their plots into individual holdings and break free of the commune’s grip. He did this largely regardless of the Duma, or Russian parliament, which he convened and dismissed as it suited him. He also ruthlessly suppressed opposition and had so many accused rebels hanged that the noose acquired the nickname of ‘Stolypin’s necktie’.
I'm in the /GreekEarlyClassical/ camp but you guys are cool too.
Ancient Greece is the best place to live in all of history:
>Mathematics in 200BC was as advanced as in 1200AD
>Tolerance towards all religions and sexual orientations
>Philosophy at it's peak in all of history
>Realistic sculpting was actually better than in the Renaissance and now
>Olympic games, highly advanced Warfare and Navigation
>Naked muscluar men, with thick, curly black hair and curly black beards sweating in the sun, speaking the beautiful language that is ancient Greek
It makes me sad when I realize how immeasurably much Roman autocracy and Christianity destroyed. Only now are we recovering to the levels of ancient Greeks.
Allow me to show you what you have missed
Just a reminder that this was crafted 2000 years ago using nothing but a hammer, a chisel and a slab of marble.
>be ancient Ionian
>get castrated and sent off to be a Eunuch in Persia
>be ancient Melian
>get slaughtered by Athenians while your children and wife are sold as slaves
>be ancient spartan
>get killed at birth for looking funny
>be ancient athenian
>get squashed into Athens due to war, then catch plague and shit yourself to death in agony
And one last artistic masterwork of this long lost civilisation.
Love me some romanticism
Op here, It seems, like almost no one ITT is very knowledgeable about art history desu. They just came to post pretty art (which is ok too I guess). What's your favorite movement? Also I there really a differences between classicism and neoclassicism besides the time periods they occurred in?
I've always liked painting more than sculpture but recently I've really fallen in love with some marble pieces.
Local Greek and Italian peasants would destroy statues to make lime out of them; many traveling Englishmen/Germans/etc. recorded this as late as the 19th century.
I wish I was fucking joking.
Speaking of war paintings thought I'd add this one.
they all have their merits. i do think there should be less emphasis on the 19th century when it comes to 4chan art discussion
that work is neither neoclassical or romantic
goya mostly falls under the umbrella of 'romanticism' and he's too spanish and nearly a century too early to be impressionism
neoclassicism is more simple and clear than classicism. it was art for the rationalist revolution in europe so it had to be more than academic classicism from the previous centuries, which could be seen as decadent. neoclassicism is more a strict adherence to antiquity rather than a development from.
I'm sure connoisseurs look down on him, and I'm not in a position to contradict them, but I really like Norman Rockwell and will never apologise for that.
You appear very knowledgeable. Thanks for adding to the thread. Yeah I just figured that neoclassicism was just a new focus on artistry and figures from antiquity in the age of rationalism than a particular style. Thanks for clearing it up simply.
>Dmitry Grigoriyevich Bogrov (1887 – 24 September 1911) (Russian: Дмитpий Гpигopьeвич Бoгpoв) was the assassin of the Russian Prime Minister Pyotr Stolypin. Born Mordekhai Gershkovich Bogrov (Russian: Mopдeхaй Гepшкoвич Бoгpoв) into a family of Jewish merchants in Kiev (Russian Empire), Bogrov, while simultaneously acting as an anarchist revolutionary, had been an agent of the Okhrana secret police since 1906, informing on the activities of Socialist Revolutionaries, Social Democrats and anarchists.
>born Mordechai Bogrov into a family of Jewish merchants