An analysis of the different techniques that Da Vinci used in painting.
Anxiety became the rule of the day and this was expressed in the art of the latter half of the last century.
What Munch may actually have been painting was far less metaphorical than a realistic portrayal of what he saw when Munch painted The Scream in the early 1890’s, but the genesis behind that peculiar aspect of that sky quite possibly took place a decade earlier and half a world away.
Freud began his revolutionary reinterpretation of Leonardo Da Vinci after claiming to have unearthed psychoanalytic evidence of a traumatic event that took place during Leonardo’s formative years. Freud maintained that Leonardo, who was the bastard son of a lawyer and an underclass young woman, endured a tortured relationship with his often absent father and so turned to his mother for love and approval.
The legend goes that it was not the painting that wound up in the hands of the King of France, but rather somehow made its way into the possession of a nobleman in Somerset. Prior to the outbreak of the first World War art connoisseur Hugh Blaker bought it and took it to his studio in Isleworth, where it became known as the Isleworth Mona Lisa.
Georgia de Chirico’s surrealist period lasted only a short time but during it he managed to produce many of the movement’s greatest masterpieces.