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Do you have a favorite artist? Favorite painting? Type of art? Do you create art? Discuss everything art in this group.
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  2. The Blue Boy portrait is currently in a gallery at the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California. Thomas Gainsborough completed the painting sometime around the year of 1770. There are several interesting tales to tell with The Blue Boy. It is believed to be a portrait of the young son of a merchant who was a friend of Thomas. The name of the merchants son is Jonathan Buttall. The painting measures 70.00 inches tall x 44.10 inches wide. Gainsborough had a rivalry going with another painter named Sir Joshua Reynolds. Some believe Th
  3. Donatello : Born 1386 Died 1466 Leonardo : Born 1452 Died 1519 Michelangelo : Born 1475 Died 1564 Raphael : Born 1483 Died 1520 Donatello was in a state of decay when Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael were doing their thing. This was painted by Raphael. Raphael painted an image of Michelangelo in it. The man resting his elbow on the box at the base of the stairs, Michelangelo.
  4. Leonardo verses Michelangelo. I'd have to say that Michelangelo was the true artist and leagues ahead of Leonardo de Vinci. Leonardo must have felt that way too. He got so upset he moved out of Italy and into France because of Michelangelo. There is also an interesting element involved that I'm still researching, and will post on that after finding as much as I can on it. By the way, Michelangelo placed a self portrait in his Sistine Chapel work. And... There is a third contender in all this : Raphael.
  5. Sistine Chapel as painted by Michelangelo : Dimensions = 133' x 46' Closer view for detail: Michelangelo also painted one of the walls with what is called ; "the Last Judgement ":
  6. 23 feet x 29 feet is about right. As far as size, it may seem large, however, remember that Leonardo was competing with Michelangelo. Was going to move to Michelangelo next. It is a beautiful painting. However, believed it was mentioned, have to consider who painted it. Leonardo da Vinci is considered a master artist, yet, also mentioned previously, The Last Supper just doesn't seem to fulfill that ideal.
  7. Do you mean centimeters? 280 inches is like 23 feet. I was actually reading about this the other night - They had to do a lot of restoration work to get it looking right again. Surprised at how much they had to do, almost not even the original painting anymore. Still beautiful though.
  8. Reading the Biblical verses about the Last Supper of Jesus, I decided to look at Leonardo da Vinci's painting entitled, "The Last Supper." I am aware that it is being claimed that Leonardo encoded information in his painting. I noticed that the wine chalice is missing, maybe because Leonardo believed that Mary Magdalene was the Holy Grail. The blood of Jesus contained in a pregnant Mary. Which will be discussed a bit later in this thread. Looking closer at the painting, I realized that considering who Leonardo da Vinci was considered to be, a master painter (artist), he did a tre
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