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27/11/2013

The hidden soul of the world.

The best times are now
Among my good proposed for 2013 is to continue to pursue my goals and work to achieve my dreams . Nothing can scratch my determination ! Even the memory of the past year , which has seen many good changes but also a sense of awe and helplessness in the face of difficulties that many of us have experienced.

Dip - Oils on canvas ( c) Francesco Fontana
The art helps to regain enthusiasm

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But if we survived the depression group ( rather than the recession) that we can not look back and say to ourselves that we can no longer put off until better times what really matters to us . There will be better times if we do not improve our present. The time  Michael Sowa Sharks of Suburbia that we sacrifice ourselves , locked in defense, it is a time that will never return . The time is here and now. Act with more courage , is the only antidote to the temptation not to believe in anything .
 
Creativity saves us from disenchantment
Poor country, crushed by the abuse of power - Sinatra sang more than twenty years ago. Our disenchantment can understand. But painting , theater Franz Marc Blue Horse , music came to life even in times of war , lack of freedom, in misery . We do not consider art a good superfluous. Creativity is what can save us. It nourishes the soul !
Happy new year ! : ) Francesco Fontana
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11/11/2013

The painter is a murderer ─ ─ track Caravaggio


Hear the painting " Water Lilies " You might think of Monet, see the " Iris " You might think of Van Gogh , then referred to " the arrest of Jesus " (The Taking of Christ), who would you think ?

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Earlier this year, will be on display at Buckingham Palace a famous painting " St. Peter and St. Andrew 's Call " (The Calling of Saints Peter and Andrew), is a leading art collector collection of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II , one of the storage at Buckingham Palace room dust four years , after six years of identification and repair, made ​​public in mid- November last year , this painting by experts estimate that value as high as fifty million pounds ( about NT $ 31 to one hundred million yuan ) .

 Astronomical painting paintings realistic style was pioneered the art of the Baroque masters ─ ─ Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio) of the works. And hanging in the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin to " arrest Jesus " is another well- Caravaggio masterpiece , which brought to light than the " St. Peter and St. Andrew 's call " not much , when Macedonian unraveling intrigue process , far better than novels, movies also brilliant !

Had " French Edge ," a book won the 1995 National Book Critics Circle Award (National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction) of Jonathan . Hal (Jonathan Harr), this written as " Arrest of Jesus " (The Lost Painting: The Quest For A Caravaggio Masterpiece) , a book of fiction approach recording a tortuous process to find paintings , book one immediately into the " New York Times "bestseller list, and won the" New York Times 2005 Top Ten books " award, then all the way long pin does not fall .

Untimely death shocked the European art scene genius

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Caravaggio paintings, the pen to paper is extremely fast , and do not scratch , paint directly on the canvas swipes , defying vulgar content of his paintings can depict the daily life of civilians plenty of vitality , and its simple theme, naturally the spirit of realism , was significantly different from the ornate baroque pretense . As Caravaggio dramatic tension too strong , no place at that time , although once very famous , but after his death , fame eliminate surprisingly die faster . Until three centuries later, in the 1960s , the Italian scholar Roberto arts . Lungi (Roberto Longhi) under the vigorous promotion , Caravaggio's fame gradually returned , its influence even beyond the Italian peninsula , as far as Spain, France, the European art scene half concussion .
Born in AD 29 September 1571 Formerly known as Caravaggio Michelangelo Lang Jieluo . Merisi (Michelangelo Merisi), his violent nature , is also bisexual , pedophilia who still brothel regulars, and scolded like a commonplace frame resorting to violence , not only charged with possession of illegal weapons, also frequently commit homicide , resulting in a short and dramatic life , the violent character of artistic genius charge , finally fleeing overseas , Dianpei passenger journey among the dead , dead at the age of thirty-nine ( AD 1610 ) .

Caravaggio 's father Feier Mo . Merisi (Fermo Merisi), at the time of the Duke of Milan cum Caravaggio Marquis Verdes investigation.法兰切斯哥(Francesco Sforzao) I, sects , the dominant architectural affairs , but in Caravaggio was six years old , died of the Black Death . From the mother labors of the burden of life , raising five children, adults . Caravaggio in the age of thirteen , was brother to the artist within Morocco . Pater Zhanuo (Simone Peterzano) at a four-year apprenticeship when , in exchange for support teachers and professors .

 1590 , Caravaggio 's mother die, 1592 , Caravaggio and finished heritage brothers and sisters at home after walking from Milan Italian art and culture at large came to the capital of Rome , penniless Caravaggio , with host in a relative of former pope operating tavern owner Pang Dover . Pu Qi (Pandolfo Pucci) home , in order to pay the rent, Caravaggio often have to copy some religious portraits , taken to the streets or take Piazza Navona cash. Sparse black beard , black-eyed bushy eyebrows , thick roots , slovenly appearance , Caravaggio came to Rome as hundreds of young artists want to succeed as rich , live drifting uncertain , poverty stricken life .

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The first three years in Rome , Caravaggio lived up to a dozen places , and he would suffer from infectious diseases Roman heat, was the fellow who dropped onto St. Mary's Medical care, Caravaggio found himself in a dark underpass , and a bunch of other dead patients husbandry, Caravaggio was later recognized by Conte Las bishop , he will move to a ventilated room , and take special care of the nuns confessed , Caravaggio so alive . He stayed in the hospital for about six months , in some patients during treatment drew the poor, and other works , remunerating hospital and bishops , in which the pieces may be sent to Spain , but these were later lost for some reason , can not be handed down.

However, to sell works of art dealers changed hands the fate of Caravaggio , when art dealers Shi Bata shop street is home to Cardinal flange Qiesi Ke . Monty (Francesco Del Monte), the bishop has returned after Shi Bata shop and saw a painting depicting scenes of the streets of Rome : two playing liar being abducted a well-dressed young naive , it is the future called " cheats who " (The Cardsharps) paintings . Unlike Cardinal painting paintings previously seen with the general common saints, angels and clouds completely different picture , great bishop of the favored , but also makes Caravaggio found the first one brought his gold master , Mongolia Cardinal make mention Caravaggio admitted his mansion , from Caravaggio to get rid of the impoverished days , carried out Kuan wide creative freedom .

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Caravaggio Sacrifice of Isaac

Monty not only sponsor Caravaggio Cardinal will also introduce him to other wealthy collectors , so his career to the next level , Caravaggio 's mansion in Montagu lived nearly four years , has become well-known painter, Monty Cardinal even use their influence, as Caravaggio 's first public commission to secure the case for France 's Louis ─ ─ painted church " St. Matthew by Zhao ," " St. Matthew Passion ," " St. Matthew and the angel " three to the theme of the works of St. Matthew , this three works completed in 1600 caused a sensation , they represent a new painting techniques, as Caravaggio brought a lot of wealth and reputation .

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Caravaggio Tooth Puller
 AD 1601 , Caravaggio left Monty Cardinal 's residence and moved into the richest man in Rome, where A Qi Kou . Mattei (Ciriaco Mattei) mansion , living in the mansion Lajoie slips in her own room on the third floor , large enough to be used when the studio is not only free accommodation , Qi Kou Village A will pay for his painting, but also not only for Caravaggio Qi Kou Village a painting can freely take the case , at this time , 28 year-old Rome, Caravaggio seems to have become the highest prices painter.

Gio Fan art critic . Pietro . Bello Lane (Giovan Pietro Bellori) case described the " arrest of Jesus " : " Judas kissed God , the hand on his shoulder , a panoply soldier put his arm wrapped armored hand toward God in the chest ; God patiently and humbly stood, hands in front of cross buckle ; behind him , you can see St. John's open arms to escape . " black box decorated with gold , red curtain hanging wire cover ear , n Mattei family in the painting period, Caravaggio completed the famous " arrest Jesus ' Caravaggio paintings.

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