During the High Renaissance the passionate
sculpture of Michelangelo Buornarroti brought life to inanimate marble and he
along with his contemporaries, Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael Sanzio,
created apparently living breathing
individuals within carefully scripted enigmatic and intellectually complex
scenes. Shortly thereafter Peter Paul Ruebens in Flanders
creates exuberant motion and tension
while the emotions of the private
man are revealed by Rembrandt van Rijn in Holland. Both reveal the
physic state of the
In the Modern period painting Artists have striven
to create emotion in the observer. Francisco Goya conjures horror, Eugene
Delacroix inflames the imagination, Joseph M W Turner calls up the awe and fear
of the natural world.
Claude Monet manipulates our
Auguste Renoir places us
in social settings were we become a
part of the gathering.
Edgar Degas gives us snapshots of contemporary
creates landscapes with shifting,
Vincent van Gohg expresses his
emotions when confronting the
world in brilliant colors.
Rodin using romantic
symbols, sculpts realistic and
impressionistic art in a unique personal style that anticipates expressionistic
Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Peit Mondrian, Giorgio de Chirico,
Salvadore Dali, Henri Matisse, Anderew Wyethn and Cristo all built upon the
foundations laid by their predecessors, expounding and compiling to reach a new
plateau, by portraying their vision
in a unique and expressive manner!
I, myself, am a
avid follower of the Art Nouveau and the Arts and Crafts movement.
creating things with my own two
hands. I feel the handcrafted woodwork,
glasswork, ironwork, brickwork, fabrics and ceramics combined with the methods
of production and the buildings in which much of the handiwork came to life
associated itself with and harmonized with the
environment. There is a
certain pride and comfort in living simply on the
Earth that is prevalent among the
followers of the Arts and Crafts Movement
Architecture requires the combination of artists
skills with the skills of an engineer some of the best were ... Imhotep ...
Ictinus, Callicrates and Phidias Anthemius of Tralles ... Isidorus of
Miletus... Michelangelo Buornarroti ... Cristopher Wren ...
Thomas Jefferson ...
Charles Rennie Mackintosh ... Philip Webb ... Peter Behrens ... Walter Gropius
... Louis Sullivan ...Antonio Gaudi ... Le Corbusier ...
Frank Lloyd Wright ... Ludwig Mies
van der Rohr ... Louis Kahn ... Robert Venturi ... Buckminster