01/11/15

Salvatore Fiume | L'Abbraccio, 1970


Vincenzo Irolli | La treccia recisa, c. 1920

Stilisticamente vicino a lavori licenziati da Vincenzo Irolli intorno alla prima metà degli anni venti quali Rose di maggio, In villeggiatura o Il bandolo, La treccia recisa appartiene ad un piccolo nucleo di dipinti dedicati dal pittore napoletano a soggetti di ispirazione giapponese.

Gustav Klimt | Lady with Fan


Napoleone Nani | Ritorno alla campagna

Nani, Napoleone - Nacque a Venezia da Luigi e da Elisa Fortes il 18 maggio 1839 e fu battezzato nella parrocchia di S. Geremia. Iscritto all’Accademia di belle arti della città natale dal 1853, subito ottenne premi e riconoscimenti: nel 1854 per gli "elementi di figura", nel 1856 per l’"invenzione della figura palliata" e per i "nudi in disegno" sia aggruppato sia semplice; nel 1858 per l’"insieme storico in cartone" nella sezione pittura. Già agli inizi degli anni Sessanta iniziò la sua duplice attività d’insegnamento ed espositiva. Venne nominato nel 1862 aggiunto provvisorio all'insegnamento degli elementi di figura, statuaria e anatomia dell’Accademia di Venezia, dove espose nel 1863 Il figlio del pescatore e, nel 1864, Mezza figura di donna (n. 123; Milano, Archivio studio Paul Nicholls).

15/09/15

Joseph Bernard | La Jeunesse Charmée Par L'amour, 1906


Joseph-Antoine Bernard (1866-1931) came from a family of stone hewers; a grant enabled him to study at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Lyon (1881) then at the fine art school in Paris from 1885. He gradually freed himself from the decisive influence of Rodin and pathetic feeling and worked in an increasingly sober, monumental manner. Giving up the attempt at achieving realistic detail and turning away from clay modelling, he worked on dry plaster and directly on stone, as for this head. He was one of the first to return to working directly on stone and achieved denser volumes, simpler forms and very powerful archaic effects.

Thomas Moran | The Golden Hour, 1875


Abastenia St. Leger Eberle | Windy doorstep, 1910


Abastenia St. Leger Eberle (April 6, 1878 - February 26, 1942) was an American sculptor. Her most famous piece The White Slave representing child prostitution caused controversy when exhibited at the 1913 Armory Show.
A native of Webster City, Iowa, her father was a doctor and her mother a musician. Her family later moved to Kansas, then Missouri, before settling in Canton, Ohio. She initially studied to become a professional musician, but her father noticed her talent for modeling. She received lessons from one of his patients before enrolling at the Art Students League in New York City.

01/09/15

Howard Chandler Christy | A reclining beauty

Howard Chandler Christy (January 10, 1873 – March 3, 1952) was an American artist and illustrator famous for the "Christy Girl", similar to a "Gibson Girl".
He was born in Morgan County and attended early school in Duncan Falls, Ohio. He then studied in New York at the National Academy and the Art Students League under William Merritt Chase.
He later moved to the town of New Rochelle, New York, a popular art colony among famous artists and illustrators of the period such as Frank and J. C. Leyendecker and Norman Rockwell.

William Henry Margetson | Castles of Sand, 1898


Alfred Stevens | Un soir a la mer


30/08/15

Georges Girardot, Erigone

French painter Georges Marie Julien Girardot (1856-1914) was trained by the artist Albert Maignan in Paris. He was a member of the Society of French painters from 1883 and principally showed genre scenes at the Salon. He was awarded several medals for his works.
These pictures reflect the artist's interest in mythology. The artist has painstakingly surrounded the nymphs by detailed foliage to evoke a timeless atmosphere. | © CHRISTIE'S

29/08/15

Henri Fantin-Latour | Ariane abandoned, 1903

Henri Fantin-Latour (14 January 1836 - 25 August 1904) was a French painter and lithographer best known for his flower paintings and group portraits of Parisian artists and writers.

Alfred Maurer | Paris nocturne

Alfred Henry Maurer (April 21, 1868 – August 4, 1932) was an American modernist painter. He exhibited his work in avant-garde circles internationally and in New York City during the early twentieth century. Highly respected today, his work met with little critical or commercial success in his lifetime, and he died, a suicide, at the age of sixty-four.

28/08/15

Jean Béraud | Le coup de vent


Jean Béraud 1849-1935, French painter and illustrator, born in St. Petersburg, son of a French sculptor. Studied law in Paris, then turned to painting after the Franco-Prussian War and studied for two years at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts under Bonnat. Exhibited at the official Salon 1873-89, then from 1890-1929 at the Salon de la Société Nationale. Member of the Société des Pastellistes Français 1885.

William Bouguereau | Petit joueur de flûte, 1878


22/08/15

Lodovico Carracci | The penitent Saint Peter


Although mentioned by Ludovico's earliest biographer Malvasia as early as 1678, all trace of this monumental image by Ludovico Carracci of repentance was lost until its rediscovery approximately 40 years ago. Gail Feigenbaum was the first to suggest that the large scale and emotional grandeur of this Penitent Saint Peter suggested a later dating within Carracci’s career, towards the middle of the second decade of the seventeenth century, and specifically to circa 1613.

Donatello | David, 1440


Tiziano Vecellio | David and Goliath, 1544


15/08/15

Vladimir Borovikovsky | Portrait of Maria Lopukhina, 1797

Vladimir Lukich Borovikovsky Влади́мир Луки́ч Боровико́вский, original surname Borovik (born July 24 [Aug. 4, New Style], 1757, Mirgorod, Russia (now Myrhorod, Ukraine)-died April 6 [April 18, New Style], 1825, St. Petersburg), Russian artist of Ukrainian background who was the foremost portraitist of the sentimentalist era and a master of ecclesiastic painting.
Borovikovsky lived in Ukraine until he was 31 years old, having learned the trade of painting from his father, a Cossack and a minor member of the nobility who worked as an icon painter. Only a few of his father’s icons and portraits are extant. Though deeply sincere, they are slightly rough in execution.

08/08/15

Federico Zandomeneghi | The Bouquet

Federico Zandomeneghi [1841-1917] was an Italian painter, known for working in the Impressionist style. For biographical notes and earlier works by Zandomeneghi see Federico Zandomeneghi ~ Italian Impressionist painter.

Frédéric Bazille - Réunion de famille, 1867


Before his early death in battle during the Franco-Prussian war in 1870, Frédéric Bazille was close to Renoir and Monet, particularly admiring their open-air paintings. During a summer holiday in the family home at Méric, near Montpellier, he worked on this motif in a fairly large painting showing ten of his close family gathered on the terrace, and adding himself at the far left of the painting.

23/05/15

Daniel Myszkowski | Landscape photographer


Daniel Myszkowski is an Polish artist. Monuments and landscapes shrouded in a mysterious fog is an exceptional way to show the visage of Krakow. Exceptional and metaphysical - that's the art of Daniel Myszkowski. As a member of the Krakow Photographic Club Daniel continues working on his competencies and is becoming more and more mature artist. At the same time his photographs manifest childlike endless desire for magic.

09/05/15

Albert Rieger | Sailing Boats near Venice, 1869

Austrian landscape and marine painter Albert Rieger (Triest, 1834 - Vienna, 905) was the son and pupil of painter Giuseppe Rieger. He was also influenced by the works of the German artist Bernhard Fiedler (1816-1904). Rieger's preferred subjects were marines and landscapes.
In 1838 settled he with the family in Vienna. 
His works were exhibited in many exhibitions in Munich and Paris works are presented in important collections, for example at the Museum of Altenburg and in Wroclaw. 
Crown prince Rudolf bought his landscapes "Am Traunsee" and "Gosausee". 
Rieger was awarded with Gold Austrian Medal and Great Golden Swedish-Norwegian Medal.

John Singer Sargent - The Oyster Gatherers of Cancale, 1878


Hermann Krüger | Park near Rome


Claude Monet - Lilacs, grey weather, 1873


29/04/15

Linda Leucareth | Infrared photographer


I am an amateur photographer from Cornwall England. I enjoy all sorts of Landscape and wildlife photography as well as experimenting with Infrared and HDR. I also dabble at painting in acrylics and finger painting on the i-pad.

22/04/15

Ann Moeller | Realist/Portrait painter

Ann Moeller Steverson is a contemporary realist oil painter whose work includes portraits, figures and still life. Ann recently received honors for her portfolio at the 2014 Portrait Society of America Conference. Her latest works incorporate architectural salvage pieces as the framing or framework.

20/04/15

Josepha Brigette, 1950 | Bronze figurative sculptor


Josepha Brigette was born in the South of France and owed her first name to her mother's Italian origin. She began her career as a fashion designer. In spite of the international success which she gained, her creative thirst incited her to confront with other materials. Thus, at the beginning of 1990, Josepha chose to dedicate herself completely to sculpture. The man with whom she shares her life, having evolved in the world of plastic arts, accompanied her first steps. Josepha experimented with clay, stone and bronze, finally discovering the perfect medium for her to express her colorful whims: polyester. Josepha's sculptures live, move, breathe!

Roberta Ubaldi, 1965 | Abstract /Figurative painter


Italian painter Roberta Ubaldi was born in Terni and lives and works in Narni, a small city rich in history in the region of Umbria. In 1984 she obtained a diploma as Fine Arts Teacher. The curiosity and the desire to grow, led her to experiment and so, after studying and applying various classical techniques, she gradually developed a well-defined style of her own, characterized by extreme painting techniques and colours reduced to the bone.

11/04/15

Edvard Munch | Girl looking out the window, 1893


Norwegian painter Edvard Munch is widely known for his iconic pre-Expressionist painting "The Scream" / "The Cry". Edvard Munch, who never married, called his paintings his children and hated to be separated from them. Living alone on his estate outside Oslo for the last 27 years of his life, increasingly revered and increasingly isolated, he surrounded himself with work that dated to the start of his long career.

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