Every nation is a collection of sovereign individuals. Every individual tells a story. And every single story is important in its very own way. And that’s why there is BigDrumNation. BigDrumNation is a creative journal of poetry, prose, visual art, criticism, bulletins and interviews. In this short article, we will share some of the world’s most famous pieces of art.
The Famous Pieces of Art
Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci. It is no surprise to see the Mona Lisa at the top of this list. Da Vinci’s masterpiece is probably the most recognized artwork in the world today, and the most visited. Also known as La Giaconda, the painting is believed to be the wife of wealthy Florentine merchant Francesco di Bartolomeo del Giocondo.
The Kiss by Gustav Klimt. Not to be confused with Rodin’s marble statue, Gustav Klimt’s square painting is the most recognizable work from the Austrian artist’s “Golden Period,” and it’s easy to see why it was called that. To achieve the piece’s distinct texture and rich colors, Klimt layered gold leaf on top of oil paint.
The Famous Art Pieces Involving Gambling
Dogs Playing Poker refers collectively to an 1894 painting, a series of sixteen oil paintings, and a 1910 painting by Cassius Marcellus Coolidge. Brown & Bigelow commissioned the 16 painting series in 1903 to advertise cigars. The eleven in which dogs are seated around a card table have become well known in the United States.
The Conjurer is by Early Netherlandish painter painter Hieronymus Bosch, executed around 1502. The conjurer captures his apt audience with a game of cups and balls. The central character is the man of rank who leans in and is fixed on the pearl in the conjurer's hand while being relieved of his money purse.
The Cardsharps (painted around 1594) is a painting by the Italian Baroque artist Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. The painting shows a boy playing cards with another boy. The second boy, a cardsharp, has extra cards tucked in his belt behind his back and a sinister older man is peering over the dupe's shoulder.
The Boy in the Red Vest by Paul Cézanne. Cézanne painted four oil portraits of this Italian boy in the red vest, all in different poses. The most famous of the four, and the one commonly referred to by this title, is the one which depicts the boy in a melancholic seated pose with his elbow on a table.
The Card Players by Paul Cézanne. The Card Players series was painted in the final period of Paul Cezanne’s work, which is considered his best period. The paintings depict Provencal peasants engrossed in playing cards and smoking their pipes. They are noted for their lack of drama, narrative and conventional characterization.
Theseus and Pirithous Playing Dice for Helen by Odorico Politi. Pirithous was the bad company for Theseus. Pirithous persuaded Theseus to carry off young girl Helen. Having succeeded, they play dice game to see who was to marry the young girl Helen, agreeing that the winner would marry Helen, and also help other to get a wife.
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