Raphael – Seraphic Genius of the Renaissance

Raphael – Seraphic Genius of the Renaissance

Raphael – Seraphic Genius of the Renaissance

6 April marks the 500th death anniversary of one of art genius Raphael. 500 years ago, at the age of 37, one of the greatest painters in history packed up his brushes and shuffled off this mortal coil.
From Vatican frescoes to modest wooden panels, he left behind a significant body of work in both size and importance, which included some of the most famous paintings of all time. Raphael really needs no introduction, and there is no doubt that the Italian artist and architect had an extremely profound influence on the art world that still resonates today, but do the pieces themselves still hold relevance in this modern world of ours?

The Great art historian Vasari wrote:

“We are hungry for beauty in desperate times because it is then that we need it most. Beauty is a sanctuary. It’s a fundamental, not because it may offer escape from reality, but because we discover that the beauty of human virtues is what we desire most when life’s superficialities are stripped away from us. When we live in uncertainty and fear we desire stability and order. We long for the good things of civilization that we might take for granted otherwise. Raphael’s Madonnas remind us of the simple human love of a mother for a child, of the nurturing gaze of all mothers, and the comfort they bring. We see the best of ourselves in them. His impossibly gorgeous but absolutely anachronistic gathering of the greatest philosophers into his School of Athens was painted while Italy was in the middle of a period of chaotic wars, and burgeoning anxieties raised annually by potential resurgences of the pestilence, yet his focus was upon the gathered representatives of the long ideas of Western thought, while also using the greatest artists of his own time as models. Leonardo da Vinci is at the center playing the role of Plato, pointing to the heavenly source of the ideal forms. Michelangelo, front and center as Heraclitus, who said that change is constant; and fresh-faced Raphael himself, peeking from behind the pillar on the right as Apelles, immodestly casting himself as the paramount painter of Ancient Greece.”

TITIAN: LOVE, DESIRE, DEATH EXHIBITION TITIAN’S PAINTING POESIE 16 MARCH-14 JUNE THE NATIONAL GALLERY, LONDON

TITIAN: LOVE, DESIRE, DEATH EXHIBITION TITIAN’S PAINTING POESIE 16 MARCH-14 JUNE THE NATIONAL GALLERY, LONDON

TITIAN: LOVE, DESIRE, DEATH
EXHIBITION TITIAN’S PAINTING POESIE
16 MARCH-14 JUNE
THE NATIONAL GALLERY, LONDON

“..Moreover, the painting’s true quality was obscured by dirty varnish and overpaint, leading to doubts being cast on its authorship..
Titian 1488-1570
Titian’s sensuous interpretation of Classical myths of love, temptation, and punishment.

In 1551, Prince Philip of Spain, the future King Philip II, commissioned Titian, the most famous painter in Europe, to produce a group of paintings showing Classical myths primarily taken from the Roman poet Ovid’s ‘Metamorphoses’.

The exhibition reunites all six paintings in the series, from Boston, Madrid, and London, for the first time in over four centuries. Included are ‘Diana and Actaeon’ and ‘Diana and Callisto’; works we own jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland.

Combining Titian’s remarkable talent as both artist and storyteller, the mythological scenes capture moments of high drama; a fatal encounter, the shameful discovery, a hasty abduction. Titian expertly manipulates paint and colour to dazzling effect; capturing luminous flesh, sumptuous fabrics, water, reflection, and atmospheric, almost enchanted, landscapes.

We see gods and goddesses, yet their faces show very human, and very relatable, emotions: guilt, surprise, shame, desperation, and regret.

Titian called these works his ‘poesie’ because he considered them to be visual equivalents of poetry. This is a rare opportunity to enjoy some of the greatest paintings in European art.
Perseus and Andromeda, Rape of Europe, Danae, Diana and Callisto, Diana and Actaeon, Venus and Adonis

SOLO EXHIBITION “THE SOCIETY OF THE SPECTACLE’’ BY SOPHIA PAPADOPOULOU

SOLO EXHIBITION “THE SOCIETY OF THE SPECTACLE’’ BY SOPHIA PAPADOPOULOU

MaLou Art Consulting & Gallery is pleased to present the online solo exhibition “The Society of the Spectacle” by Greek Artist Sophia Papadopoulou. Duration: From 16th of March till 16th April 2020.

“Culture… is the sense of a world which hardly makes sense”
Guy Debord “The Society of the Spectacle”, 183.

The exhibition “The Society of the Spectacle” is not only a collection of images, but a social relation among people, mediated by images. Through her work, Sophia Papadopoulou creates new narrations connected to memories, seeking the personal element and how it relates to the collective. The Artist has her own a gestural vocabulary in which each line and color is infused with energy, spirituality and meaning.  She creates created works that are simultaneously personal and mythological, allowing narrative, language, and inner visions to erupt from his intimate, abstract notations.  Zoomorphic forms, metaphors, allegories, and demons surface from a timeless, inept narrative.  These are monsters born of herown social identity. The heroes are transformed, recreated, and turn into personas deconstructed and revealed before the viewer. The suffering wounded body becomes the canvas which embodies all nightmares and transforms to holy and profane, familiar and unknown.

Form, past, present, one permeates the other. Simultaneously, the art work is open to interpretation and interaction with the viewer aiming to sensitize, provoke and reflect on.

A conversation with Theo Chronis about his series of mixed media paintings “New Originals”, newspaper Russian Athens

A conversation with Theo Chronis about his series of mixed media paintings “New Originals”, newspaper Russian Athens

 

Tео Хронис: «Новые оригиналы»

 

Тео Хронис: «Новые оригиналы»

Галерея MaLou Art Consulting&Gallery www.malouartconsulting.com представляет выставку «Новые оригиналы» современного греческого художника Тео Хрониса, посетить ее можно с 20 января по 20 февраля 2020 года.

Тео Хронис родился в Афинах (Греция) в 1981-м году. Он принадлежит к новому поколению греческих художников, которые постоянно формируют новую силу на современной сцене изобразительного искусства. Его картины выставлялись в галереях Лондона, Нью-Йорка, Голландии, Греции.

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Выставка  «Новые оригиналы» представляет собой серию выполненных в смешанной технике картин, в которых художник исследует границы, существующие между реальным изображением и абстракцией.  Если проследить весь процесс создания художником  какой-либо из его  работ, то это, скорее, похоже на путешествие во времени — он как  бы двигается  назад во времени, начиная с абстрактного и продвигаясь к фигуративному.

Работы Хрониса являются скульптурно-либидинальными, очень личными и мучительно самоаналитическими. Тела в его работах являются выражением концепции тела, как мира и мира, как тела. Художник не ограничивается традиционной живописью.

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«Я считаю себя в первую очередь фигуративным живописцем, который глубоко понимает ограничения и «западни», существующие в фигуративном изображении, да и в живописи в целом. Все мои картины начинаются совершенно абстрактным, случайным и свободным способом — просто я зарисовываю поверхность картины экспромтом, абсолютно теряя  контроль над тем, что делаю, используя брызги, капли, жесткие линии углём. Я  рисую с закрытыми глазами и вообще стараюсь всё делать на подсознательном уровне. С этого момента начинается долгий процесс попытки «обнаружить» картину из тех многочисленных абстрактных элементов, которые отобразились на холсте или бумаге. Я бы сказал, что больше наблюдаю, изучаю, размышляю над картиной, чем рисую. В результате взаимно связанных преобразований начинает вырисовываться картина, обычно это изображение тела или множества тел. Я изначально никогда не задумываю картину заранее (и поэтому результат иногда удивляет меня тоже). Поэтому картина всегда является продуктом медленного и глубокого аналитического процесса обнаружения доминирующих форм среди абстрактных элементов, хаотически  разбросанных на поверхности холста.

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Отсюда и название этой серии: «Новые оригиналы». Аристотелевская концепция мимесиса в более современной форме является центральной в этом подходе. Я вижу мимесис, как способность человеческого разума воспринимать образы известных объектов из не соответствующих действительности знаков. Я считаю, что работа художника как раз и заключается в том, чтобы создавать такие знаки. Они дают возможность творить. И я пытаюсь сфокусировать свою работу в этой зоне, где освобожденные пластические элементы становятся знаковыми в достаточно большом количестве, чтобы вызвать в воображении мир или тело. Мир — тело.

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Изображение тела является центральным лейтмотивом этих работ, связанных с либидинальным бессознательным мышлением. Процесс, которому я следую, работает как своего рода автоматическое письмо, как непосредственные экспрессивные отпечатки на поверхности картины, являющиеся отпечатками моего собственного бессознательного ума. И то, что я «вижу» в них, обычно является проекцией моего собственного творчества, хотя и не осознанного. «Найденные» изображения частей тела, всего тела или многих тел раскрывают переживания, связанные с рождением, сексуальностью, захваченной плотью духовностью, понятием смерти и других чувств, которые невозможно выразить словами, но которые переживает всё человечество. Картины  предлагают зрителю  сделать свой индивидуальный просмотр, свою личную интерпретацию того, что изображено, и раскрыть смысл. Названия работ —  это только мои предложения. У вас они могут быть другими».

Источник: https://www.rua.gr/news/news/34480-teo-khronis-novye-originaly.html

20th of JANUARY – 20th of FEBRUARY, 2020 SOLO EXHIBITION “NEW ORIGINALS” BY THEO CHRONIS

20th of JANUARY – 20th of FEBRUARY, 2020 SOLO  EXHIBITION “NEW ORIGINALS” BY THEO CHRONIS

20th of JANUARY – 20th of FEBRUARY, 2020 SOLO  EXHIBITION “NEW ORIGINALS” BY THEO CHRONIS

The MaLou Art Consulting & Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition  “New Originals” by Theo Chronis.
Duration: From 20th of January till 20th of February, 2020.

Press Release: New originals are a series of mixed media paintings exploring the boundaries of representation and abstraction. They aspire to engage in dialogue with modernist artistic thought and their creative process could be considered as a rewinding of the abstraction of the image (and especially the image of the human form) that took place in western modernism, following a path of eclectic affinity starting with Cezanne and ending with the abstract expressionists. Seeing the process of the development of one of his works is usually like a walk back in time starting from the abstract and going towards the figurative.

Born in Athens, Greece, in 1981 Theo Chronis belongs to a new generation of Greek artists who are steadily shaping a new force in the contemporary visual arts scene. The artist’s mixed media paintings using drawing and painting materials that he makes himself are a contemporary answer to what can figurative painting be today. Organically fusing contrasting references of western academic, contemporary figurative and traditional far-eastern painting practices, Chronis’ work is sculpturally libidinal, intensely personal and painfully self- analytical. The bodies in his works are expressions of the concept of body as world and of the world as body. Known as a chameleon of style, Chronis’ interest in image creation does not stop in traditional painting

 

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Best wishes for a wonderful  Christmas and a Happy New Year. May peace, love and prosperity follow you always.

Merry Christmas!

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10 days Christmas Sale 12-22 December 2019

10 days Christmas Sale 12-22 December 2019

10 days Christmas Sale 12-22 December 2019

You will find in our 10 days Christmas sale anything you need to make this Christmas special!

MaLou Art Consulting online gallery is offering exceptionally for this sale all the artworks with an astonishing 15%

from 12 December until 22 December 2019.

Beautiful paintings, rare books, original sculptures and unique collectible artworks.

You can surprise and delight your family and friends with the nice and affordable Art Gifts.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy our special discount and get inspired with some amazing Christmas presents!!

Merry Christmas!

Solo Exhibition “Primordial Reminiscences” by Zorica Krstic

Solo Exhibition “Primordial Reminiscences” by Zorica Krstic

Solo Exhibition “Primordial Reminiscences” by Zorica Krstic

The MaLou Art Consulting & Gallery is pleased to present the online solo exhibition “Primordial Reminiscences” by Serbian Artist Zorica Krstic.

Duration: From 22th of November till 22th December, 2019.

Press Release

The words of G.F.Watts ‘’I paint ideas, not things’’ fully expresses the concept of Zorica’s art. The distinct style of Zorica’s imaginative paintings is a blend of surreal, symbolic and metaphysical elements. She uses mythological and dream imagery. The symbols she uses are not the familiar emblems but intensely personal and ambiguous philosophical references. Each painting by Zorica deliberately saturated with a mass of amazing details. All this details in her creations help to understand the general idea of the artist. She strives to follow her own nature and wants to express her vision of the world.Rich colors, graceful lines and subtle textures characterize her varied work. Each of her paintings is a real masterwork.

Zorica  Krstic was born on 3 January 1970 in Sremska Mitrovica, Yugoslavia where as a child she first studied painting at the side of her Artist mother. At sixteen, she was working in the Art Studio of the hyper-realist Dragan Martinovic. From 1988 to 1993, she attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Novi Sad, graduating in the painting class of Professor Jovan Rakidzic and in the drawing class of Professor Milan Stashevic. From 1994-2004 she has lived and painted in Greece (Athens), where she was a member of the Greek Chamber of Representative Arts (E.E.T.E.). Since 2004, she lives and creates in Serbia (Novi Sad).

Her paintings are in many collections around the world, including those of the Museum Marika Kotopouli in Athens, and the Municipal Gallery of Piraeus.

The MaLou Art Consulting and Gallery has a great opportunity to sell artworks over the internet online. The internet offers the visual art market great potential for growth and expansion. You buy paintings, sculptures, drawings, rare books, gifts and other works of art effortlessly and rapidly. In addition, you can visit our regular online exhibitions of talented artists and purchase their art.

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THE DAY OF ART GREEK MYTHOLOGY:DIAS and ATHENA

THE DAY OF ART GREEK MYTHOLOGY:DIAS and ATHENA

 

On Sunday 14th of April 2019 at 12.00pm-2pm. The Workshop for young children ‘’The Greek Mythology: Dias and Athena’’ will lead the artist Aphrodite Karamanli.