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11/05/21

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Eastman Johnson | At the Closing of the Day, 1878-80

Beginning in 1870 Eastman Johnson (American painter and co-founder of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, 1824-1906) produced a string of anecdotal narrative subjects depicting daily life on the island of Nantucket, Massachusetts.

In the years after the Civil War, Johnson drew upon the visual character of the island and its inhabitants to portray everyday scenes which rank among the artist's most memorable paintings.
In an effort to find new and relevant subject matter, the painter found inspiration in the quiet whaling community of Nantucket. Johnson relished the island's simple way of life, its setting, and its population which offered models of distinctive appearance and character.



13/04/21

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Edvard Munch | Summer Evening in Åsgårdstrand, 1891

In October 1889, aged twenty-five, Edvard Munch left his native Norway for an extended stay in France, supported by an artist’s grant from the Norwegian State. The terms of his bursary stipulated that he enroll in a traditional art school, but he lasted only a few weeks in Léon Bonnat’s studio before storming out during a dispute over color.

Instead, for the next two and a half years, Munch steeped himself in French modernism, returning home only for summer holidays.
He absorbed the plein air ethos of Impressionism at the Galeries Durand-Ruel and Georges Petit; at the Salon des Indépendants, he encountered the latest work of Georges Seurat, Paul Signac, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Vincent van Gogh.

Edvard Munch | Summer Evening in Åsgårdstrand, 1891


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.


02/08/20

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir at the Christie's


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14/06/20

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Alexei Harlamoff | The Arrangement, 1880 | Christie's


"The Arrangement" was painted in the mid-1880s, during the best period of Harlamoff's🎨 life, when he was popular and admired.
'Straightforward of subject, superlative of execution, and true to beauty...All is simple, there is no mendacious elegance' - these are the words of Emile Zola describing another of Harlamoff's works and which can also be applied with perfection to "The Arrangement".


12/06/20

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Salvador Dali | Fleurs, 1948


Artist: Salvador Dalí (Spanish Surrealist painter, 1904-1989);
Title: Fleurs;
Date: Signed and dated 'Dalí 1948' (lower right);
Medium: Watercolor and pen and brush and colored inks on board;
Dimensions: 12 ½ x 9 ½ in. (31.7 x 24 cm.);
Current location: Christie's;
Provenance: Mary Woodard Lasker, New York (acquired from the artist), Acquired by the late owner, by circa 1995.


24/04/20

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Pierre-Albert Marquet (1875-1947)


Albert Marquet was a French painter🎨, associated with the Fauvist movement.
He initially became one of the Fauve painters and a lifelong friend of Henri Matisse🎨.
Marquet subsequently painted in a more naturalistic style, primarily landscapes, but also several portraits and, between 1910-1914, several female figure paintings.


26/03/20

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Shen Hanwu 沈漢武, 1950 | Genre painter


Shen Hanwu was born in Wuhan, Hubei province.
In the 1980s, he became famous as a book illustrator. In 1986, Shen entered Wuhan Art Academy and became a professional artist.
Throughout the 1990s his oil paintings were frequently exhibited in national fine art exhibitions and in 1995, Shen became a member of the Chinese National Artists Association.