Friday, September 2, 2011

Men Painting Manly Things Part Deux

Posted by: Dave

It's time for another edition of men painting manly things.

I have no idea what is going on in this piece but I know a piece is manly when it involves a naked caped super hero trampling half the animal kingdom. Notice the expression of the upside down cheetah. Classic.
Felix Louis Leullier was a French academic painter from the 19th century. He studied under the renowned Antoine-Jean Gros. Very little else is know about the life of Leullier, but I assume he ate rusty nails for breakfast because he was so awesome.

Pfft. Bring it lion.
This painting by Lucas Cranach the Elder dates back to 1520. Cranach was a German Renaissance artist and court painter for the majority of his career. This work was done before the invention of chainsaws; when hunting was done bare handed.
Everyone knows that moment in a bar when they hear a stool kick out; Peasant fight ! (which is the actual title for this work). Grab your beer and some popcorn and get ready for the show.
Adriaen Brouwer was a student of Frans Hals and was an active painter in the Dutch Republic during the 17th century. It was rumored that he spent much of his time in Dutch alehouses, which most likely resulted in his choice of subject matter. Both Rubens and Rembrandt had several of his works in their personal art collections.
This brings me to my manly doppleganger of a portrait by Adriaen Brouwers and, that's right, the lead singer from Metallica.

1 comment:

  1. This is awesome. Where has this blog been all my life?