Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Antique Shop - Memories, da Vinci, Renoir, by k Madison Moore


The Antique Shop - Memories
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16 x 20 Oil painting on canvas

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Oh boy!...is all I can say. Can you imagine how long it
took to paint this? I have been working on it off and on
for weeks. I must have covered the entire canvas 6 -8 times
working all of the details and layers of glazes. I so wish that
photos on the net would do this justice but they don't.
Click on the photos and you will see a larger view.

There are 35 or maybe it's 36 elements in this painting.
I lost count. These are some of my favorite antiques. When
we were in the art and antique restoration business, we restored
many of these antiques. I used many of the photos I had from
the antiques we restored as reference for this piece.  It
is not likelhy that you would find a Renoir or a da Vinci in
an antique shop but you may find a print. I just thought
they looked great wih all the other elements and are two
of my favorites from those artists. My favorite element is
the little yellow bottle on the front table. It is my personal
bottle from my collection. The label reads " Dreams" and
I always leave the top off.


I love antique shops and when I visit them I always
wonder where these treasures traveled from. If they
could only talk! Enjoy!




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Leonardo da Vinci (b. 1452, Vinci, Republic of Florence
 [d. May 2, 1519, Cloux, Fr.), Italian painter, draftsman, sculptor,
architect, and engineer whose genius, perhaps more than that of any
 other figure, epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal. His
Last Supper (1495-97) and Mona Lisa (1503-06) are among
the most widely popular and influential paintings of the
Renaissance. His notebooks reveal a spirit of scientific inquiry
 and a mechanical inventiveness that were centuries ahead of his time.

Leonardo was and is renowned[ primarily as a painter. Among his
works, the Mona Lisa is the most famous and most parodied portrait
 and  The Last Supper the most reproduced religious painting of all time,
with their fame approached only by Michelangelo's Creation of Adam. 


Pierre-Auguste Renoir is a famous French impressionist painter,
Renoir was born in Limoges, Haute-Vienne, France, on February 25,
 1841 as a child of a working class family. Renoir’s first encounter with
 painting dates from his childhood he worked in a porcelain factory
where his drawing talent led to him painting designs on China.
Renoir's paintings are probably the most popular, well-known,
and frequently reproduced images in the history of art.

Renoir

2 comments:

padmaja said...

I really would love to enjoy this painting live!So many details meticulously done! The eyes wander from one element to the other,as if indulging in real shopping:-)

k. Madison Moore Contemporary Fine Artist said...

Great, that was the whole point.
Thanks again
M :)

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