Art has always been apart of my lifestyle. It’s what keeps me sane during times of confusion, a quick remedy for any emotional conflicts I face. That being said, to fully appreciate what art has to offer –whether that means inside museums or outside on walls –seemed at times a daunting task. I like to tell myself that I lucidly see the meaning behind each and every painting, that I “connect” with the layers of emotion each artist gushes out, that I see words between the brush strokes… (but that would be a lie).
Instead, I have created a collection of designs inspired by some of my favorite paintings. This may be the simplest yet realist way I can payback art for all the inspiration it has given me over the years.
The Kiss by Gustav Klimt
I don’t think anyone knows how to use gold paint better than Klimt.
Guernica by Pablo Picasso
As I like to play around with monotonous colors, this painting had to be apart of this! Not only does it represent the historical background with the tragedy that war brings but it also connects to other emotional ties that Picasso touches upon. Truly a classic.
The Fall of the Rebel Angels by Pieter Bruegel the Elder
Renaissance artist Pieter knows how to layer his shades of brown (and title his artwork impressively).
Bal Du Moulin De La Galette by Pierre August Renoir
I wouldn’t mind dancing at the Moulin De La Galette with Renoir or seeing his artwork in the Musée d’Orsay (which I got a glimpse of during my visit this summer!)
While this post provides more insight towards my personal connections with art rather than humanities in general, I believe it was a necessary acknowledgement that had to be made.
More of my artwork can be found on instagram: thecontemporaryhistorian