Art Analyzes

The Beethoven Frieze - Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt and his friends from 1898 to 1905 in the Sezession Building exhibit their work of the "Palace of Sezession". 1902 becomes an important year for the group. They decide to turn their fourteenth exhibition into a special art event, into a holistic experience of art. The most ambitious designs, the "Beethoven exhibition", are organized. The exhibition was opened in honor of Max Klinger. Max Klinger's only work, the German composer Beethoven, showing the sculpture is the most important part of the exhibition.

The Last Supper - Leonardo da Vinci

When evening came, Jesus was reclining at the table with the Twelve. And while they were eating, he said, “Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me.” They were very sad and began to say to him one after the other, “Surely you don’t mean me, Lord?” Jesus replied, “The one who has dipped his hand into the bowl with me will betray me. The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him.

Mona Lisa - Leonardo da Vinci

Various views have been made about the woman in the portrait, one of the most famous faces in the world. The name used today is based on Giorgio Vasari, a 16th-century art historian. Leonardo, According to Giorgio Vasari, the Florentine merchant Francesco del Giocondo depicts his wife. The most impressive thing in the table is the vitality in Lisa. The woman in the painting changes in front of our eyes as if she was a living being; every time we look at her, she looks different.

The Sistine Chapel Ceiling Frescoes - Michelangelo Buonarroti

The Sistine Chapel in the Vatican was built by Pope IV Sixtus in the 1470s. The holy place was used as a gathering place for the archbishops to choice and celebrate, especially the new Pope. In 1508, Pope Julius II had Michelangelo commissioned the ceiling frescoes of the chapel. Michelangelo, who considers himself a sculptor rather than a painter, unintentionally accepted the job. The ceiling of the chapel, which is about 13,5 meters high, was covered with a barrel vault. The length of the thin, tall ceiling, where Michelangelo would work, was about 14 meters width and 41 meters long.

First Architectural Works - Michelangelo Buonarroti

Michelangelo (1475-1564) carried out his first architectural work in his hometown of Florence by order of the Papacy. In 1513 Giovanni' de Medici "Pope X. Leo" was elected Pope by name. Together with his niece Giulio, (he will later become the "VII. Klemens" as Pope.), he was making big plans for the Basilica of San Lorenzo, a complete building complex with the monastery, library, and chapel of the Medicis in Florence. The first project was the task of building a facade in the church. After this plan was canceled, the Medicis worked on the tomb chapel and library (Biblioteca Laurenziana) in the church complex.

Latest Architectural Works - Michelangelo Buonarroti

In 1546 Michelangelo was commissioned to complete the construction of the family mansion by Pope III. Paulus, a descendant of Farnese. After the death of the former architect Antonio da Sangallo, Pope III. Paul asked Michelangelo to take on the work and use his own designs.

The Starry Night - Vincent van Gogh

In February 1888 Vincent van Gogh moved to the city of Arles in southern France. Gauguin, a painting friend of his, had been living in the house since September. During this period, he usually made landscape paintings and was totally focused on nature. "The Starry Night" masterpiece was one of the few paiof Van Gogh's direct imagination, which did not originate from the depiction of nature.

Where Do We Come From? Who Are We? Where Are We Going? - Paul Gauguin

Paul Gauguin left France and went to Tahiti, one of the Polynesian islands in the Pacific. In 1891, he went to Tahiti for the first time. Tahitian for Gauguin was an escape from everything that was artificial and traditional. He was also determined not to return from Tahiti for the second time in 1895. He was happy and hopeful about his life in this tropical country.

Las Meninas - Diego Velázquez

Diego Velázquez's painting in 1656, "Las Meninas" is one of the most enigma paintings in the history of art. Las Meninas has been reconsidered and interpreted in countless ways. In this picture he depicts a scene in which Velázquez included himself. This unusual painting provides a glimpse of the noble life behind the scene.

The Vitruvian Man - Leonardo da Vinci

The measurements of Vitruvius were described many times after the Renaissance. But the most well-known of these paintings was Leonardo's.