Friday, November 30, 2012

Histroy of the Arts: #2

All information is from Wikipedia.
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni[1] (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), commonly known as Michelangelo (Italian pronunciation: [mikeˈlandʒelo]), was an Italian Renaissance sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art.[2] Despite making few forays beyond the arts, his versatility in the disciplines he took up was of such a high order that he is often considered a contender for the title of the archetypal Renaissance man, along with fellow Italian Leonardo da Vinci.
Michelangelo was considered the greatest living artist in his lifetime, and ever since then he has been held to be one of the greatest artists of all time.[2] A number of his works in painting, sculpture, and architecture rank among the most famous in existence.[2] His output in every field during his long life was prodigious; when the sheer volume of correspondence, sketches, and reminiscences that survive is also taken into account, he is the best-documented artist of the 16th century. Two of his best-known works, the Pietà and David, were sculpted before he turned thirty. Despite his low opinion of painting, Michelangelo also created two of the most influential works in fresco in the history of Western art: the scenes from Genesis on the ceiling and The Last Judgment on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel in Rome. As an architect, Michelangelo pioneered the Mannerist style at the Laurentian Library. At 74 he succeeded Antonio da Sangallo the Younger as the architect of St. Peter's Basilica. Michelangelo transformed the plan, the western end being finished to Michelangelo's design, the dome being completed after his death with some modification.
In a demonstration of Michelangelo's unique standing, he was the first Western artist whose biography was published while he was alive.[3] Two biographies were published of him during his lifetime; one of them, by Giorgio Vasari, proposed that he was the pinnacle of all artistic achievement since the beginning of the Renaissance, a viewpoint that continued to have currency in art history for centuries. In his lifetime he was also often called Il Divino ("the divine one").[4] One of the qualities most admired by his contemporaries was his terribilità, a sense of awe-inspiring grandeur, and it was the attempts of subsequent artists to imitate Michelangelo's impassioned and highly personal style that resulted in Mannerism, the next major movement in Western art after the High Renaissance.
 A portrait of Michelangelo
 and also the most Child-friendly painting I could find of his. This is called 'The Last Judgement'.
Encouraged not to biggify if easily offended.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

MutualFriend Artwork: Pencil #5

MutualFriend Artwork
Pencil: #5
The Child
I drew this one today. I used Jackson as for the base-model (meaning I took his facial form for the start) and then went on from there. The eyes are Jackson's and the hair, but the lips and the nose are added in. Enjoy.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

MutualFriend Artwork: Pencil #4

MutualFriend Artwork
Pencil: #4
The Logger
This one was done a while ago and I just now found it. I personally really like the water in the foreground. As well as the little lunchbox on the rock. And no, that is not a medallion on his right shoulder, it's his pocket and then one of the lines from the pattern of his shirt and also the stitching of the sleeve to the shirt. Haha. I love run on sentences because they're the best because they just keep going on and on and on.

Monday, November 12, 2012

MutualFriend ArtWork: Pen Sketch #2

MutualFriend Artwork
Pen Sketch: #2
Self Portrait
My first self portrait. I did this in my room. When it gets dark out and I turn on my light in my room the window becomes like a mirror. It's now my favorite piece of artwork I've done yet. And to you Brandon, because I know you'll bring this up, those arms are for real. I'll give it to you that this was after a workout so my arms were more puffed up then usual, but with that much being said those are not self-implemented.