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The Wounded Artist

Courbet's early self-portrait as a wounded man is a portrait of the dying artist wounded (thus, painted) by his own sword (brush). Not only will death "illustrate" the completion of this painting but swords often symbolize a brush and blood, paint. An expert has made these links before while others have noted how Courbet adopts the iconography of St. Sebastian, the supreme symbol of the self-referential artist.1 In addition, the sword's handle spells C for Courbet in mirror-form which in turn suggests that the surface of this mirror (the image) is the surface of the artist's mind.2

The Wounded Artist

The composition we see today was painted over an earlier work by Courbet with his lover in his arms. A charcoal sketch gives us a good idea of what the couple once looked like, Courbet in a near-identical pose.3 Courbet's hand gesture is based on Sebastian's in Delacroix's 1836 canvas, analyzed yesterday in its own entry. What only one expert has noticed is that the open hand with separated thumb is a symbol for the palette-hand because an artist's thumb is typically inserted through a palette's hole.4 The hand and its pose held the same meaning for Delacroix.

Other important shapes include two subtle eye-forms above and on either side of Courbet's hand. On the near side an opening in his cloak allows us to see his white shirt as though it is a partly-opened eye crowned by an eye-lash, the waving hem. On the far side, curved folds suggest a closed eyelid. The artist's torso thus emerges from above two "eyes": one open to material reality, the other closed for insight.

This, then, is how I perceive the scene. We are inside the artist's mind, as demonstrated both by the "letters" in mirror-reversal and the opening to the sky in the upper right distance formed as though it is the corner of a third eye. Inside the artist lies wounded, having painted himself with his own paintbrush, the sword. His other hand clutches his cloak to suggest a palette-hand. Thus the dying Courbet is both artist and painting, his head and torso merging with a great tree-trunk. The artist's image of himself inside his mind emerges from the combination of the two eye-forms in his cloak, representing the two forms of an artist's visual perception: insight and out-sight.

I know I am not alone in having a wounded artistic child inside. I know this because I am human, and being human I, like you, am a product of a long-ago broken relationship that opened the door for hurt and trauma and well-intentioned words that cut to the core. It is part of the human condition of being cast out of the presence of that which created life.

The 20th century masterpiece "The Wounded Foot" was created by the naturalist master Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida in 1909. Today, this piece of art can be viewed in in the The J. Paul Getty Museum's collection, which is part of the J. Paul Getty trust and is one of the world's largest arts organizations worldwide. It seeks to inspire curiosity about, and enjoyment and understanding of, the visual arts by collecting, conserving, exhibiting, and interpreting works of art of outstanding quality and historical importance.. The modern art artwork, which belongs to the public domain is supplied with courtesy of The J. Paul Getty Museum.In addition, the work of art has the creditline: . In addition to this, the alignment is portrait and has an aspect ratio of 1 : 1.2, meaning that the length is 20% shorter than the width. The painter, university teacher Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida was a European artist, whose artistic style can primarily be classified as Naturalism. The European artist was born in 1863 in Valencia, Valencia province, Valencia region, Spain and deceased at the age of 60 in 1923 in Madrid, Madrid province, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain.

This painting depicts a scene from the cautionary tale the mother parrot tells her young to warn them that interspecies friendships, like theirs with the fox cubs, are a bad idea. She tells them that there once was a monkey who could play chess, and he enjoyed many games with a prince. When the prince invited dignitaries for a party, the monkey made a bad joke, the prince slapped him, and the monkey bit him in return. At the left, food is prepared as the guests look on in astonishment. An inscription at the bottom of the page names the artist, who went on to become one of the most celebrated Indian masters at the Mughal court.

. . . The creative artist intimately experiences the profound depths of the woundedness of the collectivity and the time in which they live. Artists are able to find within their own subjective experience a unique and creative response to this wound. Artists take the burden of the collective creative responsibility onto themselves so that others might see through the transparency of their art what is lacking in their own lives. Reflecting the malaise of the culture, modern art depicts the sickness of the times. Artists, like the archetypal figure of the shaman, carry deep within themselves a regenerative force, accessed through their own woundedness, that is capable of bringing forth a cure not only for themselves, but also for the community as a whole.

The artist casts a liberating fragrance, spelling out what is hanging in the air. When a group of people abdicate their individual responsibility to be creative, a great artist like Vincent Van Gogh becomes inevitable as a compensation for this one-sidedness. Art is the compensatory dream of the collective culture, a means by which the collective unconscious informs collective society. Art should not be viewed as an isolated phenomenon separate from the field of consciousness in which it arises; rather, artists and their work emerge from a synergy of interweaving socio-cultural factors. Artists are dreamed up by the spirit of time and place.

Basically, Levy is saying that art is greatly influenced by the issues of our day. As artists, we pick up on and depict the sickness of our times, and then create a cure through our art. Maybe not consciously, but perhaps unconsciously.

The act of creating draws artists out of themselves while simultaneously helping them to come to themselves, as if in creating the work of art artists recreate themselves anew. Reversing our normal way of thinking, Shakespeare is created by Hamlet, Beethoven is composed by his symphonies, Rembrandt became who he was through his self-portraits and it is the egg that lays the hen that gives birth to it.

Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907, and died July 13, 1954, in Coyoacán in Mexico City, although her father, Carl Wilhelm and later Guillermo Kahlo, was from Germany and her mother, Matilde Calderón y González, was Mexican-born. Frida Kahlo had three sisters and two half-sisters, who were from the first marriage of her father. She did not have any children of her own and was married to the artist Diego Rivera, whom she divorced and then remarried.

Frida Kahlo left a legacy of her own in the art world, becoming an exemplary female artist who created art based on her own rules and paved the way for other female artists to express themselves freely and wildly. Furthermore, Kahlo was a reflection of those who also suffered physical and emotional traumas, a beacon of life in what is undoubtedly a dark place to be.

The Wounded Deer (1946) was painted by Frida Kahlo, who became one of the most loved and admired female Mexican artists. She often painted self-portraits that depicted her traumas and heartbreaks, but also her love of her indigenous culture and exploration of socio-political ideals.

Around the middle of the nineteenth century, many artists reacted against romanticism. They made works about daily life, shown just as it was, without embellishment. This movement is called "naturalism" or "realism." Romanticism, however, remained very popular, and there were many works which seem to have elements of both movements.

Hills 1972: "In the finished work, exhibited in the National Academy of Design Annual Exhibition of 1872, Johnson reverted to the Civil War, choosing from many stories made popular by history and literature of young drummer boys whose brave valor had inspired courage in their older comrades. Here the child, wounded but valiant and held aloft by a foot soldier, drums to raise the morale of the troops. The charming pathos of the subject disarms any genuine concerns for the hardships of war or the pitiful condition of this child-warrior."

"Daniel Sundahl (DanSun) is a published artist and writer and has two art books produced of his work. His work has been featured in Canadian Paramedicine, Journal of Emergency Medicine (JEMS), Fire Rescue Magazine, EMS One, EMS World Magazine and The Canadian Journal of Emergency Nursing. His art is recognized worldwide, and he travels internationally speaking on his art and personal experiences with mental stress injuries. He is a pre- hospital educator, a professional public speaker, photographer and photo editor."

Two sullen boys carry an angel on a stretcher. The angel's wing has been wounded, and there is a bandage over the eyes. This painting by Hugo Simberg, voted Finland's best-loved work of art, speaks to the viewer in countless ways - there are as many interpretations as there are viewers. This is probably exactly the intention of the artist, as when he displayed the painting for the first time there was simply a long dash where there should have been a title. It took Simberg several years to finish this work. The first elements can be found in a sketchbook dating from 1898. Other sketches and photographs reflect the various phases of the composition. The angel always remains the central figure, and the scene of the painting a real place in Helsinki. The painting became an immediate success, and Simberg was awarded the State Prize for his work.

The Wounded Deer painting was created during a time of great personal disruption for the artist. Kahlo had just undergone a spinal surgery that left her bedridden for several months, and she was struggling with chronic pain and depression. During this period, she turned to painting as a way to express her pain and emotions. 041b061a72


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