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24/03/21

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Claude Monet | Lo stile


Claude Monet è stato il sostenitore più convinto ed instancabile del «metodo impressionista» che vide già riassunto nelle opere dell'amico Manet. Per comprendere appieno la carica rivoluzionaria della figura di Monet, tuttavia, è necessario calarla con precisione nell'ambiente storico ed artistico francese della seconda metà dell'Ottocento.
La Francia della seconda metà del XIX secolo era una nazione viva, moderna, ricca di magnificenze e di contraddizioni, che in seguito all'offensiva prussiana del 1870 aveva conosciuto un impetuoso sviluppo economico e sociale che, tuttavia, aveva inizialmente mancato di investire le arti figurative.


22/03/21

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Vincent van Gogh | Still Life of Oranges and Lemons with Blue Gloves, 1889

Vincent van Gogh painted this picture soon after his release from the hospital, where he was recovering from the disastrous final days of Paul Gauguin’s stay with him in Arles.
In a long letter to his brother Theo posted January 23, 1889, he mentions creating this painting alongside several other issues, including the need to make money through picture sales. He likely had the market in mind in painting this still life.

The painter was clearly attracted to the shapes and hues of the citrus fruit arrayed in the wicker basket, and the way their varied orb shapes play against the weave of the dried sticks, the whole set off by the prickly needles of the cypress branches. Van Gogh refers in his letter to an "air of chic" in this picture, prompted perhaps by the inclusion of blue garden gloves.
The painting reveals the artist’s extraordinarily original sense of color, as well as his richly expressive paint application as he struggles to evoke the nubby waxen skin of the various fruits, the spiky fur of the branches, and the limp material of the worn gloves.



21/03/21

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Léon Comerre (1850-1916)

Léon-François Comerre è stato un pittore e scultore Francese. Fu un artista Accademico Orientalista. Era lo zio di Albert Gleizes.
Léon-François Comerre era figlio di Oscar-Louis, insegnante, e di Appoline Knorr. Nel 1853, tre anni dopo la sua nascita, tutta la famiglia si trasferì a Lilla. Molto presto, in età giovanile, egli manifestò un vivo interesse per l'arte e s'impegnò negli studi artistici, divenendo allievo di Alphonse Colas.
A diciassette anni ottenne una Medaglia d'oro dall'Accademia di Lilla e una Borsa di studio dal Dipartimento del Nord che gli permise di continuare i suoi studi a Parigi.



19/03/21

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Jean Gouweloos (1868-1943) | Genre painter


Jean Léon Henri Gouweloos was a Belgian genre and portrait painter as well as poster artist and lithographer.
Jean Gouweloos studied, like his brother Charles (1867-1946) from 1887-1890 and from 1893-1894 at the Académie royale des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles.
He was also a student of the painter and decorator Charle-Albert.
Before studying, he made a living in Paris by drawing posters, then he worked in the family's printing house, which specialized in artistic printing.


17/03/21

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Francois Rivoire (1842-1919) Flowers painter


French painter François Rivoire was born in Lyon in 1842. A pupil of Regnier, Rivoire made his debut at the Salon of 1866 and in the same year was made a Societaire des Artistes Français.
In 1883, 1886, 1889 and 1900 Rivoire was awarded prizes for his work and in 1906 was made a Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur.
Rivoire painted paintings of flowers especially roses in watercolour, gouache and pastel.


14/03/21

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Annibale Gatti | The Master Light of All Our Seeing, 1887

Annibale Gatti | The Master Light of All Our Seeing, 1887

Brilliantly composed by the Italian fresco painter Annibale Gatti (1827-1909), the painting depicts a sweeping view reminiscent of Raphael’s The School of Athens. Gatti’s figures are similarly sprawled across his canvas, displaying the same symmetry and careful placement as Raphael’s composition.

The works even share a handful of figures, from the Renaissance architect Donato Bramante and philosopher Pythagoras of Samos to Michelangelo and Raphael himself.
Though Gatti’s work follows in the classical spirit of Raphael’s fresco, "The Master Light of All Our Seeing" takes on a grander meaning than the Renaissance composition. Depicted at the center is the figure of Jesus, symbolically positioned as "The Master of All Our Seeing" as his light shines on the multitude of figures who surround him.


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Annibale Gatti (1827-1909) | Fresco painter


Annibale Gatti was an Italian painter, known for history painting and fresco decoration in Tuscany.
Son of a decorator, Gatti moved from Forlì to Florence in 1830.
He studied in Florence, enrolling in 1843 in the Academy of Fine Arts. Around the 1850s he achieved his first successes, choosing historico-religious themes for his works.
In 1861, he decorated the Throne Room in the Pitti Palace.


09/02/21

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Karl Albert Buehr (Pittore Impressionista, 1866-1952)


Karl Albert Buehr fu un pittore nato in Germania, a Feuerbach, vicino a Stoccarda.
Si trasferì a Chicago con i suoi genitori e fratelli negli anni 1880.
A Chicago, il giovane Karl ha lavorato in vari lavori fino a quando non è stato assunto da una compagnia litografica vicino all'Art Institute of Chicago.
Introdotto all'arte al lavoro, Karl visitava regolarmente l'Istituto d'arte, dove trovava un'occupazione a tempo parziale, permettendogli di iscriversi alle lezioni notturne.
Più tardi, lavorando presso l'Istituto come guardiano notturno, ha avuto un'opportunità unica di studiare i maestri e ha effettivamente pubblicato schizzi che si fondevano favorevolmente con il lavoro degli studenti.


08/02/21

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Pablo Picasso | Family of Saltimbanques, 1905


Measuring 7 by 7.5 feet, "Family of Saltimbanques" is the most important painting Picasso made during his early career. Immediately obvious is the isolation and stillness of its figures. Shouldn’t these acrobats, dancers, and jesters suggest the frolic or at least the forced gaiety of circus performance?
That was not what Picasso had in mind.
For him, these wandering saltimbanques stood for the melancholy of the neglected underclass of artistes, a kind of extended family with whom he identified.


07/02/21

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Eugene Delacroix | Color Quotes


▻ "Not only can color, which is under fixed laws, be taught like music, but it is easier to learn than drawing, whose elaborate principles cannot be taught".
"Non solo il colore, che è soggetto a leggi fisse, può essere insegnato come la musica, ma è più facile da imparare del disegno, i cui elaborati principi non possono essere insegnati".
▻ "Draughtsmen may be made, but colourists are born".
"Coloristi si nasce, disegnatori si diventa".


04/02/21

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Eugenè Burnand | Apostles Peter and John hurry to the tomb on the morning of the Resurrection, 1898

"Peter therefore went out, and the other disciple [John], and were going to the tomb. So they both ran together, and the other disciple outran Peter and came to the tomb first. And he, stooping down and looking in, saw the linen cloths lying there; yet he did not go in.
Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb; and he saw the linen cloths lying there, and the handkerchief that had been around His head, not lying with the linen cloths, but folded together in a place by itself.
Then the other disciple, who came to the tomb first, went in also; and he saw and believed. For as yet they did not know the Scripture, that He must rise again from the dead. Then the disciples went away again to their own homes" - John 20:3-10.



01/02/21

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Charles Ginner (Post-Impressionist painter, 1878-1952)


Charles Isaac Ginner CBE ARA was a Franco-British painter painter of landscape and urban subjects.
Born in the south of France at Cannes, of British parents, in 1910 he settled in London, where he was an associate of Spencer Gore and Harold Gilman and a key member of the Camden Town Group.

Early years and studies

Charles Isaac Ginner was born on 4 March 1878 in Cannes, the second son of Isaac Benjamin Ginner, a British doctor. He had a younger sister, Ruby (b. 1886; who became the dance teacher Ruby Dyer). He was educated in Cannes at the Institut Stanislas.


26/01/21

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Paul Cézanne | Color Quotes


▻ "There is no model; there is only color".
"Non esiste un modello; c'è solo il colore".

▻ "Shadow is a colour as light is, but less brilliant; light and shadow are only the relation of two tones".
"L'ombra è un colore come la luce, ma meno brillante; luce e ombra sono solo il rapporto di due toni".

▻ "Nature is more depth than surface. Hence the need to introduce into our light vibrations represented by the reds and yellows, a sufficient amount of blue to give the impression of air".
"La natura è più in profondità che in superficie, di qui la necessità di introdurre nelle nostre vibrazioni di luce, rappresentate dai rossi e dai gialli, una quantità sufficiente di azzurri, per far sentire la presenza dell’aria".


18/01/21

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Claude Monet | Snow Scene at Argenteuil, 1875


Snow at Argenteuil / Rue sous la neige, Argenteuil - is an oil-on-canvas landscape painting from the Impressionist artist Claude Monet.
It is the largest of no fewer than eighteen works Monet painted of his home commune of Argenteuil while it was under a blanket of snow during the winter of 1874-1875.
This painting - number 352 in Wildenstein's catalogue of the works of Monet - is the largest of the eighteen.
The attention to detail evident in the smaller paintings is less evident in this larger picture. Instead, Monet has rendered large areas of the canvas in closely like tones and colours of blue and grey.


12/01/21

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Vincenzo Irolli (1860-1949) | Pittore Verista


Vincenzo Irolli è stato un pittore Italiano. Si avvicinò alla pittura già all'età di diciassette anni, dopo essere stato all'Esposizione Nazionale di Napoli del 1877, dove poté ammirare i "Parassiti" di Achille D'Orsi e il "Corpus Domini" di Francesco Paolo Michetti.
Allievo dell'Accademia delle Belle Arti di Napoli dal 1877, studiò sotto la direzione dei maestri Gioacchino Toma e Federico Maldarelli, manifestando subito capacità artistiche di rilievo. Nel 1879 vinse il primo premio alla XV Mostra della Promotrice Salvator Rosa, evento che lo rese noto al grande pubblico, e ne favorì una notevole fortuna artistica e commerciale.
Passò gli anni giovanili nella casa paterna di Calvizzano, recandosi spesso a Napoli presso il mercante d'arte Ragozzino, che curava la distribuzione delle sue opere. A causa delle ristrettezze economiche del periodo, gli anni della giovinezza fra il 1883-1895 furono per Irolli caratterizzati da un lavoro serrato su soggetti di facile commerciabilità.


04/01/21

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Alfred de Breanski, Jr. (1877-1957) | Garden painter


Alfred Fontville De Breanski Jr was a British artist known for Sunlit landscape and garden scene painting in rich detail and vivid colour.
Alfred Fontville de Breanski was born into a family of painters. Not only was his father the highly regarded Victorian landscape painter, Alfred de Breanski Sr., but his mother was the Welsh painter, Annie Roberts.
De Breanski began to study art at an early age, taught by his parents and an uncle all were accomplished painters, most especially Alfred de Breanski Sr.


03/01/21

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Jean-Louis Hamon | Aurora, 1864


Left a sum of 500 francs, Jean-Louis Hamon (1821-1874) was able to pursue his artistic tastes with ease. He gained advice from Ingres and entered L'Ecole des Beaux-Arts in 1842.
He designed at Sevres from 1848-1853 and exhibited at the Salon from 1847.
He gained several medals including a silver in 1867 at the Exposition Universelle.


30/12/20

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Franz von Lenbach (1836-1904) | Life and paintings


Franz Seraph Lenbach, after 1882, Ritter von Lenbach was a German painter🎨, known primarily for his portraits of prominent personalities from the nobility, the arts, and industry. Because of his standing in society, he was often referred to as the "Malerfürst" (Prince of Painters).


28/12/20

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Charles Meynier | Apollo and the Muses, 1798

Charles Meynier | Clio, Muse of History | Cleveland Museum of Art

In 1797 François-Bernard Boyer-Fonfrède, an industrial textile manufacturer, commissioned Charles Meynier (Paris, 1768-1832) to paint nine canvases featuring Apollo and the Muses for a large room in his home in Toulouse.
Meynier exhibited the painting based on this drawing at the Salon of 1800 but ultimately only completed five canvases, as his patron ran out of money.
The paintings were installed in the hall of Wallenried Castle, Switzerland by General Castella de Berlens around 1824, where they remained until 1983.
The group was acquired by the Cleveland Museum of Art in 2003. | © The Metropolitan Museum of Art


26/12/20

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Paul de Longpré (1855-1911) | Biografia ed Opere


Paul de Longpré è stato un pittore Francese di fiori, che ha lavorato principalmente negli Stati Uniti.
De Longpré dipinse solo esemplari di fiori perfetti. Con una delicatezza del tatto ed una sensibilità per il colore ha unito conoscenza scientifica ed arte. Sapeva anche dare espressione alla sottile essenza dei fiori.
Dipingendo scene floreali quasi esclusivamente ad acquerelli, nel 1900 de Longpre trovò ispirazione nei 4.000 cespugli di rose che piantò nella sua tenuta di Hollywood.
I suoi dipinti più belli includono "Double Peach Blossoms" e "White Fringed Poppies" (1902), entrambi ampiamente conosciuti attraverso riproduzioni popolari.