Las Meninas


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Model: Diego Valesquez-017

Las Meninas Velazquez

Maybe in the history of fine arts Diego Velasquez "Menin" (or "Flippin IV family") a table that needs to be analyzed so far little is found. Although the artist lived the rest of his life while drawing a masterpiece we talked about was at the peak of his creativity. Therefore, he all your talent, experience, thoughts skillfully moved on canvas. At that time Velasquez was a court painter working for King Philip IV of Spain, He has been in this position for over thirty years. He was, in fact, a favorite Filipino artist, has repeatedly drawn his portrait, both his salary and his rank were rising. An artist who takes charge of the palace, The great Alcasar Palace in Madrid adorned with their own works of art.

Not surprisingly, for a masterpiece Velaskes himself knew best in the palace location - personally selected owns a workshop decorated with works. It is difficult to see what is being shown in these paintings at the moment, but it is well known that spatial compatibility is focused. and the selection of these works is not accidental. But after a while ... First, let's take a look at Las Meninas by Velasquez: Many details are noticeable; Perhaps the little girl is the first to notice Margaret Teresa. The King's only child. Or maybe you see a mirror reflecting a king and a queen. Or, first of all, 6 out of the 9 main characters are in the spotlight, as if they were looking at you in the background.

Only this element gives the painting a sense of surprise, it seems like you froze that moment ... Velasquez described a moment when some of the figures were as if he had seen something and his attention was gone. These three are still unaware ... The little princess girl's eyes just glance at her. The scene depicts a spontaneous audience, The whole composition of the picture is interesting. Every figure in the group is unique. How did Velasquez place this 11-man team? Including the royal and queen's mirror mirror extraordinary similarities and contradictions have been created. This also makes the eyes roll more detailed on the canvas. The first interesting point is the binary and triple groups in the drawing. Every figure except the prince is a couple. Men and women dwarfs (shorts), two escorters standing behind, a reverend girl and a palace officer standing in the back corridor, the king and queen in the mirror and the girl who bends over with Velasquez and offers a drink to the prince. Each of these binary figures consists of a man and a woman.

The distinctive accent is the only princess in the center of the stage. However, images can also be grouped into three groups: The princess and two assistants, the dog and two dwarfs, with two persons in charge of the palace the man in the hallway, the artist and the pair in the mirror. Two of the triadic groups have both dual and triple shapes and they are all depicted on the same horizontal surface.

This 6-person group also extends the scope of the artwork and creates a three-dimensional image. The views are directed from the front of the Velasque to the rear court official, because they are both in the same black dress and are on the same line with the back doors. The palace staff (escort) are depicted in the middle, in the same way as the king and the king, Let's draw the imaginary Z axis across the whole picture At first glance, an invisible depth will appear. This is amazing ... What most people do not know is that binary and triple motifs are on the back wall pre-set in the picture frames. Above are two large canvases and a mirror between two door frames The frames of the following trio correspond with the princess and her two servants, the gaze, of course, goes from the king and the queen to their daughter. But at the same time, the viewers pass from the mirror to the right - the illuminated corridor where the officer stands.

This illuminated rectangular section is the same size as the mirror and is on the same line. Indeed, the brightness of the corridor differs from that of the little princess. and therefore draws less attention. These three elements of Menin are the main focus points. Unlike Da Vinci's "Last Supper", where all figures are depicted around Jesus, "Menin '" is dual, leaving its audience unrestrained among several "centers of gravity." The royal couple of the royal family, Velasquez, and their daughter It is unclear why they did not focus on the whole. So what is the significance of the back corridor? There was a long debate around the mirror on the wall. What exactly does mirror reflect? According to some critics, it is a natural reflection of the king and queen standing on the opposite side, as if the artist put the audience in their place.

However, a thorough analysis from another perspective shows that the other side is reflected here. It is not here that the weakening of Menin is here - in the corridor door illuminated on the right. What does that mean? That is, the paintings did not stand in front of the mirror, are at the door. In the mirror, they are not directly reflected, but appear at a certain angle. And that angle is something that Menin is invisible to us - Reflects the canvas on which Velasquez works. Now, let's go back to the above two paintings, as we mentioned earlier. These are the works of Peter Paul Rubens, the idol of Velasquez. Both represent similar stories in Ovid's "Metamorphoses". In the picture to the right, a dead Martian goddess enters a flute race with Apollo. At the left, the goddess Athena competes with the dead Arachnah. In other words, two races between humans and gods are described. Marsias is defeated, Arachna is victorious, but both are ultimately punished by the gods.

They do not understand the importance of fighting the artist. These stories are also useful for las meninas velazquez, because it is a kind of is a painting about painting. In Velasquez's time, painting was not as high as poetry and music. "Meninsin" is one of the finest examples of fine art with all its bright effects, it is either a divine revelation or the result of a lifetime of experience. It all goes through the heart of the mirror - from the point of view, from the focal point, the multi-centered ... Velasquez tells his audience - "Look what my art is ..." And to the king and the queen, "It is not about the field or the mirror; look at my most beautiful image - my canvas. " One of the greatest achievements of the Menin era. The effect is endless. It is said that Philip IV often visited Velasquez's workshop, just look at how it works. In any case, "Meninsin" is able to reflect its meaning after 360 years. Indeed, when you look at this chart at any age, you gradually become convinced that witnessing one of the most fascinating scenes inherited from medieval works ...

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