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.

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