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American paintings appreciate --- Thomas Kinkade "Heading Home"

Home is where the heart is.

Painting soldiers returning from battle possible way, carrying a simple luggage, dressed carry coat, step by step to the light direction. We do not see the faces of soldiers, but we are well aware that his heart was filled with joy. Soldier's home, perhaps there was elderly mother, or there was a beloved lover. Bid farewell to the past troubles, to shake off the worries of the past, progress towards the direction of home, bright place full of hope.
Thomas Kinkade was born in 1958 in California, when the old graffiti, painting talent on the show. It is a devout Christian, creative purpose is to praise God created nature, is the most representative of the 17th century Dutch painter Rembrandt's followers, was NALED (National Association of Limited Edition Dealers) named the year's most good painter, but also the most popular collection of contemporary American family favorite painter.

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Thomas Kinkade Heading Home

[Creative Style]
Artistic landscape. Thomas Kinkade most adept lyrical landscapes, depicting American favorite field scenery, its magnificent paintings full of light and shadow change, most especially in the text next to the paintings will raise under the Holy Spirit, and therefore is classified as a spiritual works of art, has been called the painter of Light, "the painter of light." Recently published on its website <the Heart of San Francisco> the rural landscape beyond the previous theme, the city will be included in the works, but also presents another Fan flavor. In 2001, 2004 was also nominated, but did not award.

[Agent Unit]
In fact, Thomas Kinkade Company, formerly known as Media Arts Group, Inc., the company in 1994 in the United States successfully listed on NASDAQ Exchange, Nasdaq, the 279 Gallery Thomas Kinkade Signature Galleries specialize in selling his paintings copied, but was in 2004 their personal company The Thomas Kinkade Company acquisitions back, cancel public. Media Arts Group management team in 2001 set up another Creative Brands Group (CBG), these players have accumulated nearly 20 years of experience in brand licensing and art licensing agent with nearly 10 artists, whose works will use home accessories, household goods, furniture , calendars, books and collectibles on.

[Authorization results]
Currently there are more than 60 cumulative licensees and authorized in more than 300 galleries worldwide, more than 4,000 distribution points, sales copy Thomas Kinkade paintings and licensed products. Works widely used in wallpaper, wallpaper, puzzles, household goods, stationery paper, and even computer games background, the most special is that he was also involved in CD production. "Thomas Kinkade: Music Of Light" this CD features the continuation of its paintings, music, sounds beautiful, warm and touching propaganda, listening to music, looking at the paintings, you can almost feel the angels are singing the melody ear from heaven.

Thomas Kinkade has for several years before becoming the subject of art licensing industry's first brand licensing Ten, 2000 single annual turnover of $ 140 million, in 2001 to 130 million, according to 2006/04 "License Authorization magazine" The latest <101 Leading Licensors-Significant worldwide retail sales gains in2005> Statistics, Thomas Kinkade brand single annual revenue in 2005 was $ 360 million in worldwide license revenue brands ranked 55, compared with 2001, the revenue of just four years that growth three times, ranking first art licensing brand revenue throne....


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


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
PS . Registration is open to my painting classes . Come in and try to tell us about your needs.


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 ?


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


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 .


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 .


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 .


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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