Demotivator Bosch. Artists who ridiculed his contemporaries

© Jerome Bocharovym Bosch. Extracting the stone of stupidityDemotivator Bosch. Artists who ridiculed his contemporaries© Hieronymus Bosch

Witty inscriptions, puzzles and satirical stories — artists of all time, ironically on the surrounding reality, counting on the attentive viewer. Lecturer at project Level One Dmitry Zakharov told RIA Novosti about the paintings, which is encrypted joke.

Political satire
Ancient Egypt — cats are administer «famous» to a mouse. Demotivator Bosch. Artists who ridiculed his contemporariesAncient Egypt — cats were serving a «noble» mouse.

In Ancient Egypt it was impossible to criticize the government. However it did in the drawings the broken pottery and plates (papyrus was expensive). An often-repeated story, a fairly simple and straightforward today: cats that have always symbolized power and divinity, are subservient mice. This says a lot, namely that there is an undeserved honor, and the fact that some people in this world unworthy they occupy a high position.

Laughter through tears
© Vasily Vereshchagin Vereshaginskiy. «Russian camp in Turkestan»Demotivator Bosch. Artists who ridiculed his contemporaries© Vasily Vereshchagin Vereshaginskiy. «Russian camp in Turkestan»

Not always humor past are clear today. But if you want, you can always get to the subject. In the work of Vereshchagin «Russian camp in Turkestan» is the share of humor, although some think it’s a no laughing matter.

It is known that in military campaigns was often sick with dysentery. On the canvas just shows soldiers in a similar position. Vereshchagin, who himself participated in the campaign, refers to it with a smile: in the foreground busy soldiers peacefully Smoking a pipe.

Black humor
© RIA Novosti / Ekaterina to Chesnokova in photobacteria «Black square» by artist Kazimir Malevich at the State Tretyakov gallery on the Crimean Shaft Demotivator Bosch. Artists who ridiculed his contemporaries© RIA Novosti / Ekaterina to Chesnokova in photobacteria «Black square» by artist Kazimir Malevich at the State Tretyakov gallery on the Crimean Shaft

The painting «Black square» of Malevich, the scientists several years ago found an inscription made by the hand of the author: «the Battle of blacks in a black cave.» Just remember the children’s riddle about how to depict a black cat in a black room, to fill the canvas with black paint. However, for the connoisseurs of art this inscription Malevich — a reference to an earlier painting by a Frenchman, Alphonse Allais «Battle of Negroes in a cave at night.»

Hidden rebus
© Hans Holbein Mediguns Holbein The Younger. «Ambassadors»Demotivator Bosch. Artists who ridiculed his contemporaries© Hans Holbein Mediguns Holbein The Younger. «The ambassadors»

Very often the artists would play with the audience, hiding in the paintings puzzles. One such example is the work of Hans Holbein the Younger «the Ambassadors». Between the two figures — a bright spot. So the viewer sees it when he looks at the canvas at a right angle.

But if you look from the side, the stain turns into a human skull which lies at the feet of these masters. It’s funny peculiar, reminiscent of the impermanence of our life: dressed in furs rich, too, are mortal. Here we can recall the symbolism of Dutch still lifes, often reminiscent of the death. And this conversation is always with a serious face.

Mocking stupidity
© Jerome Bocharovym Bosch. «Extracting the stone of stupidity»Demotivator Bosch. Artists who ridiculed his contemporaries© Jerome Bocharovym Bosch. «Extracting the stone of stupidity»

Virtually the entire Bosch is a mockery of human weaknesses. His work is something to compare with modern pictures.

In the painting «Extracting the stone of stupidity», the author mocks at human stupidity, which a man cherishes in himself throughout life. Stupid not only the Central character — a patient, but also the surrounding. Stupidity is their informed choice. Headdress the «doctor» was replaced with a metal cone. A nun holds a book not in front of the eyes and on the head.

Successful businessman
© Edouard Manet Meneguar. «Bunch of asparagus»Demotivator Bosch. Artists who ridiculed his contemporaries© Edouard Manet Meneguar. «Bunch of asparagus»

In the life of the artist Manet was a story showing that he knew the value of his work and was not always ready for handouts. One customer paid him for the painting, which depicted a bunch of asparagus, 200 francs more. The artist did not remain in debt.

© Eduard Manet Maneaban. Still life with one stalk of asparagusDemotivator Bosch. Artists who ridiculed his contemporaries© Eduard Manet Maneaban. Still life with one stalk of asparagus

After Manet sent another paper on which is written one root of asparagus. To the picture he enclosed a note: «This is a lonely asparagus had your bundles». Thus the artist does not remain vnaklade and get out of a sticky situation.

 

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