Paintings with bridges
The bridge, a sacred symbol of change and transition from one state to another, has invariably attracted the attention of artists of all times and peoples. In the history of world painting, famous and little-known masters have created tens of thousands of paintings with bridges. Very often, bridges they become elements of a holistic cityscape, representing in a neighborhood with monumental architecture a single complete ensemble.
At the same time, a great many works are devoted to charming rural landscapes with modest wooden bridges, more reminiscent of a crossing.
Carefully considering these pictures, we come to an unexpected conclusion: these structures, which we most often overcome on foot or by car without thinking, may turn out to appear in a completely different light. And here, it is not so important whether the little-known but talented picture shows a bridge over a river on the outskirts of a half-abandoned village, the monumental Old London Bridge from William Turner or the great Monet Bridge buried in the fog of fog.
Every year, many ultramodern structures are born all over the world, breaking records of length, height and originality of the structure, but the grandeur of the plan and the great spirit of the great architects and engineers of the past, who created such masterpieces as the Charles Bridge, Tower or the Bridge of Sighs in Venice, never ceases to amaze.
The Brooklyn Bridge
One of the traditional symbols of New York and one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. This magnificent structure, stretching over the East River Strait for 1825 meters, connects Manhattan with Brooklyn and is composed of three spans connecting two Gothic towers. According to leading American digests, he entered the top 20 most beautiful places in America.
Manhattan is the heart of New York, and the Brooklyn Bridge is the heart of Manhattan. And if the London bridge in the paintings of masters is nothing more than a panorama of prim London and one of its attractions, then the Brooklyn Bridge in the paintings of artists of the past and our contemporaries is inevitably in the center of the plot, literally capturing the eye with the perfection of architectural forms.
Built back in 1883, and until 1903, remained the longest suspension bridge in the world, Brooklyn Bridge became a link between the past and the future. Inspiring our contemporaries to create beautiful paintings, for many of the indigenous people of the United States – it is nothing but the embodiment of the path to the cherished “American dream”.
The Charles Bridge
Probably every city with a rich history has its own bridge, which could become its symbol. For residents of Foggy Albion, it became the Old London Bridge, for Americans – Brooklyn, and for residents of the beautiful Prague – Charles Bridge, whose paintings can be found in the largest art galleries in the world and in private home collections.
The laying of the first stone of Charles Bridge, which connected the two banks of the Vltava, was made by Charles IV himself on July 9, 1357. And he got his present name after almost 7 centuries, in 1870. Over the entire length, this magnificent architectural structure used today, like 700 years ago, is exclusively decorated with thirty sculptures of religious content for pedestrian purposes.
Pictures of bridges in the interior
Although in its initial concept, any bridge has a very specific task: to help people and cargo cross from one shore or threshold of the gorge to the other, in reality it is always more than just an engineering structure. This is the cultural heritage of the city, and sometimes of all mankind. It is no accident that the bridges in the paintings in our interior are an occasion to think about the transience of life, overestimate values, and finally discard stereotypes that impede the achievement of goals.
The canvases created by the brush of a talented master are not just a decoration, but a “highlight” of a stylish interior that distinguishes it from thousands of similar ones. A tastefully selected picture becomes a part of ourselves. Indeed, you must admit that in the memory of each of us there is always a bridge that we would like to cross at least once more.
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