TOLSTOY’S STORY ABOUT PAINTER BRULOV (Post No.6134)

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Date: 28 FEBRUARY 2019


GMT Time uploaded in London – 15-59


Post No. 6134


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Painting and Drawing Anecdotes


Of Correggio the painter it is told that upon seeing one of the works of Raphael, he could only express his feelings by exclaiming with a noble pride in their common art
“And I too am a painter!”

(Antonio Allegri da Correggio, usually known as Correggio, was the foremost painter of the Parma school of the High Italian Renaissance, who was responsible for some of the most vigorous and sensuous works of the 16th century.)



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Few Strokes gave life to a Sketch


Tolstoy tells the following story about Brulov, the Russian artist,
One day, in correcting a sketch made one of his pupils, he added a stroke or two with his own brush , and immediately put the breath of life into what had been a very mediocre piece of work. But my sketch is entirely changed, said the pupil, and all you have done is to add a few strokes to it.

The reason for that, answered Brulov, is that Art entered the thing just where those strokes began.

(Karl Pavlovich Bryullov, original name Charles Bruleau, also transliterated Briullov or Briuloff and referred to by his friends as “The Great Karl”, was a Russian painter. He is regarded as a key figure in transition from the Russian neoclassicism to romanticism.)

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Degas Comments


Degas rarely ever indulged in anything more than mildly biting repartee except when art or the “established order “ was attacked. Bonnet,for instance, was showing him a picture by one of his pupils, representing a warrior drawing his bow.
“Just see, how well he aims! “Said Bonnet.
“Aiming at a prize- isn’t he”, replied Degas.

(Edgar Degas was a French artist famous for his paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings. He is especially identified with the subject of dance; more than half of his works depict dancers. Regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism, he rejected the term, preferring to be called a realist.)

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When Tintoretto was a little boy he entered Titian’s studio, but that master could not foresee the artistic in the boy and sent him home after three days with the message,
“He will never be anything but a dauber”

Dauber:

  1. a crude or inartistic painter.
    1. an implement used for daubing.

(Tintoretto was an Italian painter and a notable exponent of the Venetian school. The speed with which he painted, and the unprecedented boldness of his brushwork, were both admired and criticized by his contemporaries. For his phenomenal energy in painting he was termed Il Furioso.)

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