Sunday, August 1, 2010

FRENCH PAINTINGS- ROCOCO STYLE- MARIE ANTOINETTE

THEY CALLED IT THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT

ROCOCO DEVELOPED AND DOMINATED  INTIALLY IN FRANCE AND THEN SPREAD TO OTHER PARTS OF EUROPE. SOME OF THE GREATEST PAINTERS OF THE TIME WERE WATTEAU, BOUCHER, LANCRET, FRAGONARD, IT WAS A TIME WHEN  MARIE ANTOINETTE WAS THE QUEEN OF FRANCE.
 THE STYLE WAS DRAMATIC, THEATRICAL, INTIMATE, ELABORATE, EMPHASIZING ON ELEGANCE. WOMEN  WERE IDEALIZED IN PAINTINGS, MOST PAINTINGS WERE PASTEL AND LIGHTHEARTED IN TONE AND OFTEN PORTRAYED A YOUTHFUL DELIGHTFUL WOMAN IN A PLAYFUL MANNER. THEY WERE ENGAGING  WOMEN, THE IDEAL OF BEAUTY, SOFT AND APPEALING. THIS WAS AN AGE OF PASSION AND DESIRE. HAVING A TASTE  FOR ROCOCO IS WHAT INSPIRED MY PAINTINGS OF WOMEN. STILL HOPING ONE DAY TO START A PORTRAIT OF MARIE ANTOINETTE .


                                          THANK YOU FOR VISITING MY SITE, I HAVE NOT GOT TO POST FOR A MONTH- JULY WAS HECTIC WITH MAJOR PROBLEMS-  I HOPE AUGUST IS WONDERFUL WITH NO HEADACHES SO I CAN PAINT AND POST AND ENJOYTHIS BEAUTIFUL WEATHER

                                         
HOPE EVERYONE IS ENJOYING THEIR SUMMER!!!! 
SINCERELY. JONNY

16 comments:

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Jonny
I hope everything at home is back to normal.. I am so sorry to hear you had major problems. I hope your health is well.
Your paintings.. What can I say except that, they take my breath away.. I aspire to someday aquire such talent.. You are truly my inspiration... Your colors and detail are amazing, and the romantic nature that shines through just pulls at my heart.
Exquisite!
Thank you so much for your praise for my sisters garden sculpture.. I will pass your words along to her. Yes, I thought she really did a magnificent job..
Take care my friend.
Blessings,
Penny

Peeters Liliane said...

Wow your new paintings are great they are devine, I love the collors that you used.
Greetings
Liliane

Diane said...

Jonny, your paintings are exquisite--you have such a gift, and I know that you're Marie painting will give her justice.
I hope everything is back to normal for you now--so sorry to hear about your July.

Julie Marie said...

Hello Jonny... your paintings are absolutely stunning! Wishing you a beautiful August with time to paint and relax and do everything your heart desires... xoxo Julie Marie

Mari said...

HELLO DEAR JONNY,
I PRAY YOUR DOING WELL, I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR ALL THE SWEET BEAUTIFUL GIFTS, YOU SEND WITH THE AMAZING PAINTING I WON FROM YOU....
SORRY I HAVE NOT POSTED YET ABOUT IT, I REALLY WANT TO SHOW OFF THE BEAUTIES YOU WERE SO KIND TO GIFT ME WITH, YOU REALLY SPOILED ME :) BUT I HAVE BEEN SO DEPRESSED OVER MY COUSIN BEING SOOO ILL IN THE HOSPITAL!!! I PRAY OR HER EVERYDAY!!!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR KIND WORDS AND PRAYERS FOR MY CINDY!!! THEY MEAN SOOO MUCH TO ME AND MY FAMILY!!!
GOOD BLESS YOU SWEET FRIEND....

XOX~MARI

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Jonny,
I hope you're on the mend and feeling better.
Judging by your exquisite painting, you must be feeling better.
I think she looks a bit like you as a young gal. Compliment intended here!
Happy painting,
Hugs,
Anna

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hello Jonny,
These are just beautiful, thank you for sharing them with us. I hope August brings you much joy and no headaches for certain. Good, good wishes your way!
xo

Biljana said...

Hi Jonny!
Your paintings are absolutely beautiful:)))
Hugs, Biljana

Peeters Liliane said...

Thank you for your kind words on my blog I appriciat that.
Greetings
Liliane

Mari said...

HELLO JONNY,

I PRAY YOUR WELL??? WHEN YOU HAVE TIME PLEASE DROP BY MY BLOG!!! I JUST POSTED ON MY LUCKY WIN FROM YOU :)

XOX~MARI

stephanies cottage said...

OMG u are a fantastic artist!!! Love your work! !! Hugggsss Stephanie

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Jonny
Just a note to let you know you have been in my thoughts and prayers.. I hope you are well.
Blessings,
Penny

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Jonny
Hope you are well. Wanted to let you know you are in my thoughts.
Blessings,
Penny

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Jonny
I have been thinking about you. So nice of you to visit. Thank you for your kind words.. I am truly honored to receive such praise from such a masterful painter as yourself.
Blessings,
Penny

luz said...

Dear Jonny,
Your art is so beautiful. I enjoyed looking at the beautiful pictures you have painted. Congratulations you are a proffesional artist and I hope to learn from you. God bless you,'Luz

luvlife333 said...

you have beautiful work, and I don't just say that to anyone, yours is amazing. but um, could I ask if you by chance know the name of the painting thats right above the bottom one in your examples the one with the girl who has the pink flower garkand around her,and the yellow dress, I've been looking for that painting for a LONG time. thnk you, and congrats on being so good at painting.