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Edgar Lee Masters (1868-1950) | Silence / Il silenzio


Lucien Lévy Dhurmer🎨 (French Art Nouveau painter, 1865-1953) | Le Silence, 1895 | Musée d’Orsay, Paris

I have known the silence of the stars and of the sea,
And the silence of the city when it pauses,
And the silence of a man and a maid,
And the silence for which music alone finds the word,
And the silence of the woods before the winds of spring begin,
And the silence of the sick
When their eyes roam about the room.
And I ask: For the depths
Of what use is language?
A beast of the field moans a few times
When death takes its young.
And we are voiceless in the presence of realities -
We cannot speak.


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Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer | Le Silence, 1895 | Musée d'Orsay



"Le Silence", a picture that Levy-Dhurmer🎨 kept throughout his life, is without doubt one of his most fascinating works.
It has the suggestive power of an icon, an image that is all the more compelling for being presented as an enigma: fixed in a hieratic pose, with eyes hidden in shadow, the figure eludes all explanation.
Solid and immobile, it keeps what we imagine to be the secret of its mourning to itself.
The long, falling folds, enhanced by the vertical format, cannot but evoke both physical gravity (from which it is impossible to escape) and moral gravity.


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Rabindranath Tagore | Al risveglio


Govanni Boldini🎨 | La lettera mattutina


Al risveglio ho trovato
con la luce una lettera.
Ma non posso sapere
che dice: non so leggere.

E non voglio distrarre
un sapiente dai libri:
ciò che c’è scritto forse
non lo saprebbe leggere.

I woke and found his letter with the morning.
I do not know what it says, for I cannot read.
I shall leave the wise man alone with his books,
I shall not trouble him, for who knows if he can read what the letter says.


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Francois Flameng | Academic painter



François Flameng (1856-1923) was a very successful French painter🎨 during the last quarter of the 19th century and the first quarter of the 20th. He was the son of a celebrated engraver and received a first-rate education in his craft.
Flameng initially received renown for his history painting and portraiture, and became a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts.
He decorated such important civic buildings as the Sorbonne and the Opera Comique, and also produced advertising work.


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Roderic O'Conor | Romeo and Juliet, 1898-1900



This extraordinary painting, Roderic O'Conor's answer to "The Kiss"🎨 by Edvard Munch, belongs to a group of imaginative compositions the Irish artist🎨 worked on during the closing years of the nineteenth century.
Living in isolation in the small Breton town of Rochefort-en-terre, whilst keeping in touch by letter with Gauguin🎨, de Chamaillard and Seguin, O'Conor composed from memory to create works of Symbolist🎨 intent.


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Edvard Munch | The Kiss, 1897



"The Kiss" is an oil painting on canvas completed by the Norwegian Symbolist artist Edvard Munch🎨 in 1897.
Part of his Frieze of Life, which depicts the stages of a relationship between men and women, The Kiss is a realization of a motif with which he had experimented since 1888/89: a couple kissing, their faces fusing as one in a symbolic representation of their unity.
Exhibited as early as 1903, this work is held at the Munch Museum in Oslo.


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Henri Duhem (1860-1941) | Impressionist painter



Henri Aimé Duhem as a French🎨 Impressionist painter.
He was descended from an old Flemish family and originally practiced as a lawyer.
In 1887, his passion for drawing and watercolors finally led him to go to Paris and enroll in the drawing classes of Henri Harpignies🎨.


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Charles Guilloux (1866-1946) | Symbolist painter



Charles-Victor Guilloux was a French🎨 symbolist artist.
An employee of the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, Guilloux was a self-taught artist who critics like Albert Aurier, Félix Fénéon and Rémy de Gourmont liken to the time of the Symbolist movement🎨.


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Louis Gaidan (1847-1925) Neo-Impressionist painter



Louis Gaidan was a French painter🎨 associated with the Neo-Impressionism movement🎨.
He was born in Nîmes to a wealthy family who owned a bank, the Banque Gaidan.
He studied in Paris with the Academic painter Jean Jalabert and later in Nîmes with the landscape painter Paulin Bertrand.
Jalabert taught him the fine draftsmanship of the Academic tradition and from Paulin Bertrand he was exposed to the painting of landscapes en plein air.


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Pierre-Auguste Renoir at the Christie's



Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service, expertise and global reach.
Founded in 1766 by James Christie, Christie's has since conducted the greatest and most celebrated auctions through the centuries providing a popular showcase for the unique and the beautiful.


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Émile Munier (1840-1895) | Academic painter



Émile Munier was born in Paris on June 2, 1840 and lived with his family at 66 rue des Fossés, St Marcel.
His father, Pierre François Munier, was an upholstery artist at the Manufacture Nationale des Gobelins and his mother, Marie Louise Carpentier, was a polisher in a cashmere cloth mill.
Emile, and his older brother François Joseph (born in 1839), went to the local communal school.
By the time their younger brother was born the family’s fortune had improved and Florimond Louis, who was born on September 11, 1851, was enrolled in a boarding school.
All three brothers displayed an early gift for drawing and each had produced a pastel self-portrait between the ages of 13 and 14 - Emile’s is dated 1854.


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Antonio Puccinelli (1822-1897) Macchiaioli painter



Antonio Puccinelli (19 March 1822, Castelfranco di Sotto - 22 July 1897, Florence) was an Italian painter🎨; one of the group known as the "Macchiaioli"🎨.
He was the son of a tailor and was planning to follow his father in that trade, but a group of local citizens noticed his talent for art.
Thanks to a scholarship, he was able to attend the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze, where he studied with Giuseppe Bezzuoli.


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Joaquín Allustante (1853-1935) | Genre painter



Joaquín Pallarés Allustante was a Spanish painter🎨 of portraits, genre, religious compositions, murals and decorative arts.
He was initially trained at the Escuelas de Bellas Artes de Zaragoza under the tutelage of Marco and Antonio José Palao and at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Saint-Ferdinand (Madrid) where he was a pupil of Vincent Palmaroli and Paul Gonzalvo.
He furthered his training in Paris and remained in the French capital until 1881, when he moved to Rome.


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Joaquín Agrasot (Spanish, 1836-1919)



Joaquín Agrasot y Juan was a Spanish painter🎨 of the Realistic style who produced many works in the Costumbrismo genre.
Agrasot was born in Orihuela. His studies began in his home town and, in 1856, he received a fellowship from the "Diputación Provincial de Alicante", the local government.
He then enrolled at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Carlos de Valencia, where he studied with the art restorer Francisco Martínez Yago, the father of Salvador Martínez Cubells.


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John Graham-Gilbert (1794-1866) | Portrait painter



John Graham-Gilbert was a Scottish portrait painter and art collector.
Graham-Gilbert was born in Glasgow as John Graham, the son of a West India merchant and was at first trained in his father's counting-house, but preferred art and travelled to London in 1818 where he was admitted into the Royal Academy.


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Georg Friedrich Kersting (1785-1847) Romantic painter



Georg Friedrich Kersting was a German painter🎨, best known for his Biedermeier-style interior paintings and his association with fellow artist Caspar David Friedrich🎨.
Kersting came from a large and impoverished family in Güstrow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, the son of a glazier.
He studied at the progressive Copenhagen Academy between 1805-1808, where he adapted the visual clarity of the contemporary Danish school and was awarded a silver medal🎨 in draughtsmanship.


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Francesco Gioli (1846-1922) Macchiaioli painter



Francesco Gioli was an Italian painter🎨 and member of the Macchiaioli movement.
He was born in San Frediano a Settimo near Pisa.
He studied first in the Academy of Pisa, then in the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze, under Antonio Ciseri and Enrico Pollastrini.
His painting of Carlo Emanuele di Savoia dispatches the Spanish Ambassador (1868), first exhibited in Florence, and awarded a prize at an exhibition in Pistoia in 1889, gave him recognition.


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Carl Spitzweg | The Bookworm, 1850



"The Bookworm" / "Der Bücherwurm", is an oil-on-canvas painting by the German painter🎨 and poet Carl Spitzweg (1808-1885)🎨.
The picture was made circa 1850 and is typical of Spitzweg's humorous, anecdotal style and it is characteristic of Biedermeier art in general.


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Arturo Faldi (1856-1911) Macchiaioli painter



Arturo Faldi was an Italian painter🎨. Faldi attended the Academy of Florence, a pupil of Michele Gordigiani and Muzzioli.
He began with arguments drawn from sacred history and paintings with Egyptian as: "Joseph sold to Potiphar", "Predicts that Atirte the first victories of Sesostris", "Pharaoh judged by the people".


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Lionel Royer (French, 1852-1926)



Lionel-Noël Royer was a French painter🎨. He was most famous for painting large scenes of the life of Joan of Arc in the Basilica of Bois-Chenu in Domrémy.
Lionel Royer was born in Château-du-Loir in Sarthe on December 25, 1852.
He volunteered before his 18th birthday for the Franco-Prussian War and took part in the Battle of Loigny-Poupry on December 2, 1870 under the command of General Athanase de Charrette de la Contrie.