Art forms have evolved over the years, and there are some creations which have surpassed the constraints of time and have recorded themselves as timeless pieces. Even though they find some place in the history books and millions of people visit them, the real value can be ascertained only by an artist in true sense. Peter Max is an artist on his own, and he has drawn inspiration from multiple artistic pieces across the world of fine arts.
Here are some of the famous pieces which according to Peter Max has inspired him over the years.
- Mona Lisa, the famous painting in the history of art forms, is generally claimed to be Leonardo Da Vinci’s portrait of his self. But further studies have been carried out which has established the fact that it is the portrait of the woman whose name was Lisa Gherardini. She was a prominent member of the Florentine family, and spouse of a silk merchant. Commissioned by his father, the painting turned out to be an absolute marvel in history and there are many painters like Peter Max who draws inspiration from this ingenious piece.
- When the Mona Lisa is being spoken of, how come the Last Supper will be not? This is another famous work of Leonardo Da Vinci which is proudly displayed in the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy. However, in the original portrait, even the Jesus’s feet was displayed which was later cut off in 1652 while installing a doorway.
- Another beauty that has often grabbed attention of the art lovers is the VIncent Van Gogh’s The Starry Night. A small town of Saint Remy de Provence situated at the heart of south France has been craftily depicted in the painting and the natural beauty couldn’t be denied at all. There are enough evidence which states that Gogh came up with this painting while being admitted as a patient in local hospital in France.
- Turning a marble slab into the famous David could have been possible only by Michelangelo. Agostino di Duccio, an artist of that time, actually wanted to give the shape of Hercules to this stone. While he left the stone mid way, which was planned to be installed in Florentine cathedral, Michelangelo took it over after three years in 1504 and came up with the famous David. However, the sheer brilliance can be easily noticed in each of the carves that the sculpture bears in its body.
And these artistic creations have not been restricted to these few pieces only. The lineage has been carried forward over decades, and artists like Peter Max has kept covering their own canvas drawing inspiration from here. Conventional art forms have changed, and abstract art forms have taken. Many such changes are ought to follow, and this constant change will keep the wheels of progress rolling.