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"Love in heaven and love in earth" is a oil on canvas created by Italian painter titian vechelio in 1514, which is now collected in bolgasse art museum in Rome, Italy.
Painting on two symbols of heaven and earth women seem to talk, their differences are: dressed on behalf of the earth's women, naked on behalf of the goddess of heaven. Two women, one right, one left, leaning inward, form a symmetrical and harmonious combination, which is the main characteristic of classical demeanor.
At the left end of the picture, the girl in white and blue dress is Medea. She was sitting by a marble sink with a slightly worried, scruffy expression, as if something were bothering her. One of her hands held the black China pot on the edge of the sink, its glittering pearls. The naked goddess of love, with her plump figure, sits boldly and casually on the edge of the pool on the right, in sharp contrast to the reserved Medea. She had blond hair behind her head and was facing Medea with a quiet, relaxed look, as if she were trying to persuade her. In her left hand was a small, smoking bottle. In the midst of them, Cupid, the headstrong and headless Cupid, was playing among the roses in the pool, with an absent, self-absorbed air. The background on this side is a typical Italian idyllic scene, beyond the dense trees nearby, with the ancient castle on the far left, the lake on the far right and the tower church calendar in the middle ages. Seems to be the setting sun in the west, heaven and earth covered with the afterglow of the setting sun, far sky clouds flying, rosy clouds dancing, holy and beautiful.
The creation background
"Love in heaven and love in earth" is based on a story in Greek mythology: in order to regain the throne occupied by his uncle, Jason would go to arcaeus to seize the sacred golden fleece of the god of heaven. Aphrodite, the goddess of love, made Medea, the princess of arcaeus, fall in love with Jason, the hero. The painting shows love persuading Medea to help Jason capture the golden fleece.
Opinions vary as to what the picture means. Some people believe that Medea in the painting represents secular love, which, like the pearls she holds in her hands, is extremely luxurious but eventually turns into nothingness. And Aphrodite represents the divine love of god, as passionate and eternal as the smoke from her vial. Some people also think that the picture expresses the naked avodete persuading Medea to elope with the Greek hero Jason, which expresses the painter's yearning and praise for the free love in the world, as well as the resistance to medieval asceticism. Another theory holds that this painting is a gift from the painter to his newly married friends. The woman in the picture is the bride, which expresses the painter's sincere blessing to his friends, implying that they can not only grasp the earthly love, but also maintain the sacred love in the soul.
The artist's brilliant use of colour is vividly shown in this painting. The Medea of white and blue dress is matched with red sleeves to avoid the monotony and rigidity of color and make the figure appear lovely. Dazzling, enthusiastic maroon skirt unlined upper garment is foiling the arm of afodete beige, make the picture appears balanced, sedate. And the silk skirt of white and bouncily flesh fall in the illuminate of sun afterglow, send out the brightness of swing soul swing soul, give a person intense visual impulse. The tone of the whole picture is soft and thick. The figures in the painting echo and blend with the surrounding trees, landscapes, sunset and rosy clouds, achieving an artistic effect that is both real and unreal.
Characters in the painting originated from ancient Greek mythology, the beauty of naked god Flo di te well-developed fitness, yan village in white and red shawl plump body, head and waist slightly to the right constitutes feminine curves, with the concern and love, is full of women's maternal love and tenderness, is not only the embodiment of beauty, is also the embodiment of divine love. The woman on the left is Medea, who represents the woman surrounded by human love. She was wearing a gorgeous white gown, and the red undergarment that showed from her right elbow echoed the red shawl of avodete. Show pride in her beauty and firmness, under a calm appearance hides a heart of contradictions, it is persistent in love with a cold reception and strong women, Venetian painters like against the background of the beautiful natural scenery performance dynamic human body beauty, they sat on a stone sink, playing the little angel is playing with water, nature and classical architecture looks gorgeous solemn, green grass and trees foil characters of bright is dazzing, presents an idyllic emotional appeal.
Affect future generations
Titian's works fully show his praise of the beauty of the human body and the beauty of nature, which is of great progressive significance to break the shackle of the medieval church's asceticism and make art face the real life
Yang yongsheng, a member of the Chinese artists association and a second-level artist of the state, said: "this painting shows a mesmerizing and dreamy beauty.
Author's brief introduction
Titian vechelio (1490 ~ 1576), born in cadolet, Italy, was a Venetian Renaissance painter. In his early years, he went to Venice to learn art, and the painter giorgione is a brother, early cooperation, deeply giorgione's style. After giorgione's death, he became a leading figure in Venetian painting. His painting style and color techniques have exerted a profound influence on the development of painting art in Western Europe. His works include love in heaven and love in the world, the assumption of the virgin Mary, the burial of Christ, and the dionysian sacrifice.