Mythology is the study and interpretation of often sacred tales or fables of a culture known as 'myths' or the collection of such stories which usually deal with the human condition, good and evil, human origins, life and death, the afterlife, and the gods. Myths express the beliefs and values about these subjects held by a certain culture. Ancient History Encyclopedia
Sunday, December 24, 2017
04 Works, RELIGIOUS ART - Contemporary & 20th Century Interpretation of the Bible! With Footnotes - 14
Andy Warhol, 1928 - 1987
Saint Apollonia, c. 1984
serigraph on wove paper
30in. by 22in.
Saint Apollonia was one of a group of virgin martyrs who suffered in Alexandria during a local uprising against the Christians prior to the persecution of Decius. According to legend, her torture included having all of her teeth violently pulled out or shattered. For this reason, she is popularly regarded as the patroness of dentistry and those suffering from toothache or other dental problems.
Andy Warhol; August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987) was an American artist, director and producer who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture, and advertising that flourished by the 1960s, and span a variety of media, including painting, silkscreening, photography, film, and sculpture.
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Warhol initially pursued a successful career as a commercial illustrator. After exhibiting his work in several galleries in the late 1950s, he began to receive recognition as an influential and controversial artist. His New York studio, The Factory, became a well-known gathering place that brought together distinguished intellectuals, drag queens, playwrights, Bohemian street people, Hollywood celebrities, and wealthy patrons. . He authored numerous books, including The Philosophy of Andy Warhol and Popism: The Warhol Sixties. He is also notable as a gay man who lived openly as such before the gay liberation movement. After a gallbladder surgery in 1987, Warhol died in February of that year at the age of 58.
Warhol has been the subject of numerous retrospective exhibitions, books, and feature and documentary films. The Andy Warhol Museum in his native city of Pittsburgh, which holds an extensive permanent collection of art and archives, is the largest museum in the United States dedicated to a single artist. More on Andy Warhol
Gelatin silver print on photograph paper
19 x 23.6 cm.
Black Cup. For the church, the cup has come to represent the central events of Christianity, the death and resurrection of Christ. In the Garden of Gethsemane, Christ returns to the fundamental meaning of the cup as a representative of fate. In his prayer, the cup symbolizes the pain, degradation, and death that will be required of him. He prays that the cup might pass undrunk, but it is Jesus' fate to drain it to its dregs. Christ becomes all the nations of the world, taking on their fate, and drains the cup of wrath. By drinking of the cup God placed before him, Christ transforms the cup of wrath into the cup of life. This transformation is foreshadowed at the last supper, where the cup of the new covenant, like the cup of wrath, is for all to partake of. More on Black Cup
Jan Saudek (born 13 May 1935 in Prague,
Czechoslovakia) is a Czech art photographer and
painter. Saudek's was a Jew and his family to become a target of the
Nazis. Many of his family died in Theresienstadt concentration camp during
World War II.
to Saudeks's biography, he got his first camera, a Kodak Baby Brownie, in 1950.
He apprenticed to a photographer and in 1952 started working as a print shop
worker, where he worked until 1983. In 1959, he started painting and drawing.
After completing his military service, he was inspired in 1963 by the catalogue
for Edward Steichen's The Family of Man exhibition, to try to become a serious
art photographer. In 1969, he traveled to the United States and was encouraged
in his work by curator Hugh Edwards.
Returning to Prague, he was forced to work in a clandestine
manner in a cellar, to avoid the attentions of the secret police, as his work
turned to themes of personal erotic freedom, and used implicitly political
symbols of corruption and innocence. From the late 1970s, he became recognized
in the West as the leading Czech photographer. In 1983, the first book of his
work was published in the English-speaking world. The same year, he became a
freelance photographer as the Czech Communist authorities allowed him to cease
working in the print shop, and gave him permission to apply for a permit to
work as an artist. More Jan Saudek
Hand colored gelatin silver print
11.25 x 14.75 in
The Pietà is a subject in
Christian art depicting the Virgin Mary cradling the dead body of Jesus, most
often found in sculpture. As such, it is a particular form of the Lamentation
of Christ, a scene from the Passion of Christ found in cycles of the Life of
Christ. When Christ and the Virgin are surrounded by other figures from the New
Testament, the subject is strictly called a Lamentation in English, although
Pietà is often used for this as well, and is the normal term in Italian. More the Pietà
Jan Saudek (born 13 May 1935 in Prague, Czechoslovakia), see above
Vladimir Kryloff was born in Vilnius , Lithuania. After graduation in the United Kingdom he moved and settled in Vienna, Austria.
Inspired by the great masters of the XX century such as Wassily Kandinsky, Kees van Dongen, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, Richard Diebenkorn, –Vladimir Kryloff finds his own ways of expressing and conveying the experiences of the surrounding space .
His artworks are largely devoted to the performance with color producing strong metaphysical sense. The paintings executed in abstract expressionist style provide the spectator with the impressions of energy and strength on an essentially physical level and at the same time expose in a very subtle and sensual manner the artist impressions of his world through solid brushstrokes and their movement on the canvas surface.
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