Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Songs of Ossian

 The following painting was illustrated by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, who was a french artist. He was born August 29, 1780 in  Montauban, Tarn-et-Garonne, France and died  January 14 1867 in Paris, France. His active years of drawing was from 1800-1867. This particular painting was started in 1811 and completed in 1813. The style of this painting is Neoclassicism and the Genre of the painting is Mythological painting. The medium utilized was ink and watercolor. What I like the most about  this painting is the play on the colors; blue and cream. Also it has the beautiful night sky that I love so much. I also love the musical instrument portrayed in this painting. The sound that the harp makes is very soothing.

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