Did You Miss Art?
I did as it's been a week or two, since my last visit to any gallery :) There are I think 5 new exhibitions I have to visit, but this week I had some things to take care of, so there was no time for exhibitions. But that doesn't mean things has to stay this way. Next week, starting from Wednesday, will be dedicated to art for sure.
Till then, I have some artworks to post about, so please come with me on my walk in the world of art, let's see what Éva Barabás has to show us through these marvelous artworks.
Waiting For Pegasus
Pegasus is a winged horse in Greek mythology, usually depicted as a white stallion. He was sired by Poseidon, in his role as horse-god, and foaled by the Gorgon Medusa. Pegasus was the brother of Chrysaor, both born when their mother was decapitated by Perseus. Greco-Roman poets wrote about his ascent to heaven after his birth and his obeisance to Zeus, who instructed him to bring lightning and thunder from Olympus. source
You're right, we're going to have a history lesson today as it seems the paintings I'm going to show you today are connected to history. Last time I posted a painting that was about Poseidon and today here we are, talking about Pegasus.
Pegasus is an important mythological figure widely depicted in art, poetry, you name it. However, each artwork is unique and it's always interesting to see how the artist sees the character. Those of you who are following my art posts might have noticed the recurring light in some form or shape. I think it's kind of a must, if you're talking about mythological figures. It's an interesting color combination you see on this canvas, that reminds me of Ukraine, but it's a right one as we're talking about the sky and sunlight.
Dusk (The Foam Bird)
When it comes to this wonderful artist, each painting has a deep meaning and usually there's a special story behind it. The title of this painting is simple as dusk is a common topic in art, but I thought it's good to run a search to see if I'm missing something. My search came up empty, or I'm not skilled enough to be able to find the hidden story here. In lack of a deeper meaning, we can enjoy the colorful canvas for sure. These colors are very common in the artist's works, it's not the first work that has them. These are a bit bright, but perfect for the occasion.
Waiting For Advent
Advent may be a bit confusing or even unknown to those who are not Christians, so here it is:
Advent is a season observed in most Christian denominations as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for both the celebration of the Nativity of Christ at Christmas and the return of Christ at the Second Coming. Advent is the beginning of the liturgical year in Western Christianity. The name was adopted from Latin adventus "coming; arrival", translating Greek parousia from the New Testament, originally referring to the Second Coming. source
What I admire about Éva Barabás's art is how she chooses to paint the characters facial expression. In this case I cropped the photo for you to see the details. No matter how small that face is, it's always readable, you can see the motions on the faces and those are always in line with the story. In this case I love the little girl in red.
Lilla Tells Stories
In case you don't know (most likely you don't), Lilla is a Hungarian female name. This is a scene of village life, colorfully depicted. Again, the artist choose some strong colors, but it's appropriate in my opinion. I like it.
Daughter Of The Sea
This theme is also a well known and commonly met in art. I've said it before, that I love the style of the artist quite a lot and I'm saying it again. And If I could have a few paintings from this exhibition, most likely this would be one of them for the obvious reasons. Look at the face of the woman, even the shadow over her eyes is accurate. Her colorful dress attracts the eye, which is a good thing and in a way highlight the woman's face as well. I was expecting to see the opposite of this painting, the Son Of The Sea but there wasn't there. Maybe it's just my expectations and there's no such artwork at all.
Road To Infinity
This painting most likely, or definitely has nothing to do with Isaac Asimov's Road To Infinity, but I can see the meaning of the painting. Sometimes we feel like the character on the canvas, when we don't see the end of the road or the light at the end of the tunnel. That's life, unfortunately. A lot of patience is needed in some cases and in other cases even more patience.
Most likely this was the most colorful canvas of the exhibition, but for me this would be the one I'd like to have. Look at the faces, the expressions, the joy and happiness, the light surrounding the characters. It's a colorful cavalcade you often see at the theater and carnivals as well.
I was thinking what would I do with all those painting I liked so far, if I'd have the funds to buy each one. Where would I place them as these artwork need special care, constant temperature and protection from sunlight. Good thing I don't have to worry about that for now :) So far I've only bought a couple of paintings and drawings, but it's going to be a struggle next time I decide to buy a painting. How do you decide which one to buy? It's not an easy task or I'm over complicating it.
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