Saturday, January 31, 2015

Piero di Cosimo, The Liberation of Andromeda (1510/ 1513).

Piero di Cosimo, The Liberation of Andromeda (1510/ 1513).
Photo Uffizi Gallery.
Nearly 500 years after his death, Piero di Cosimo (1462–1522), an Old Master painter and inspiration to surrealists including André Breton, will be having his first solo exhibition, reports the Art Newspaper.
The exhibition, which will open at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. February 1, will be a comprehensive look at the idiosyncratic artist and his work offering up 34 original works by Piero and four attributed paintings.
Giorgio Vasari, a 16th century painter and art historian known for penning the seminal art historical text The Lives of the Artists, once described Piero as an unhygienic, solitary person, "more animal than human." Vasari reported that Piero died alone, having been found by his few friends at the base of his staircase. Curator at the National Gallery, Gretchen Hirschauer and associate professor of Italian Renaissance art at NYU, Dennis Geronimus, wanted to pull back the veil of mystery that shrouds the underrated Piero, a contemporary of Botticelli, Leonardo, and Michelangelo.

Henri de Toulouse Lautrec - At the Moulin Rouge - The Clowness Cha-U-Kao

 The Clowness Cha-U-Kao
When the Moulin Rouge cabaret opened, Toulouse-Lautrec was commissioned to produce a series of posters. His mother had left Paris and, though Henri had a regular income from his family, making posters offered him a living of his own. Other artists looked down on the work, but Henri was so aristocratic he did not care. The cabaret reserved a seat for him and displayed his paintings. Among the well-known works that he painted for the Moulin Rouge and other Parisian nightclubs are depictions of the dancer Louise Weber, known as the outrageous "The Glutton" who created the "French Can-Can".

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Auguste Renoir Paintings

Renoir's paintings are notable for their vibrant light and saturated color, most often focusing on people in intimate and candid compositions. The female nude was one of his primary subjects. In characteristic Impressionist style, Renoir suggested the details of a scene through freely brushed touches of color, so that his figures softly fuse with one another and their surroundings.

Georgia O'Keeffe Blossom

O'Keeffe first came to the attention of the New York art community in 1916. She made large-format paintings of enlarged blossoms, presenting them close up as if seen through a magnifying lens, and New York buildings, most of which date from the same decade. Beginning in 1929, when she began working part of the year in Northern New Mexico—which she made her permanent home in 1949—O’Keeffe depicted subjects specific to that area. O'Keeffe has been recognized as the Mother of American Modernism

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Battle of Trafalgar

Twenty-seven British ships of the line led by Admiral Lord Nelson
 aboard HMS Victory defeated thirty-three French and Spanish ships.

The Victory Breaks the French Line. The Battle of Trafalgar naval engagement fought by the Royal Navy against the combined fleets of the French and Spanish Navies, during the War of the
Third Coalition of the Napoleonic Wars. The battle was the most decisive naval victory of the war.

Dale Chihuly, is an American Glass Sculptor

Dale Chihuly, is an American glass sculptor and entrepreneur.
His works are considered unique to the field of blown glass,
"moving it into the realm of large-scale sculpture,".

The House of Fabergé made Imperial Faberge Eggs - Russian Tsars Alexander III and Nicholas II gave to their wives and mothers.

Erik Numiya - Original art - Acrylic on board

Franz Xaver Winterhalter - German painter, known for his portraits of royalty in the mid-nineteenth century. His name has become associated with fashionable court portraiture.

 Edouard Andre, 1857

Victoria, Queen of Great Britain and Ireland in the Robes of State

Giovanni Boldini - Consuelo Vanderbilt the Duchess of Marlboro and her son, Lord Ivor Spencer-Churchill

Cynthia "Cindy" Morris Sherman is an American photographer best known for her conceptual portraits.

Antoine Watteau Painter

Antoine Watteau (French: October 10, 1684 – July 18, 1721) better known as Antoine Watteau was a French painter whose brief career spurred the revival of interest in color and movement (in the tradition of Correggio and Rubens). He revitalized the waning Baroque style, and indeed moved it to the less severe, more naturalistic, less formally classical Rococo.

Jean-Honore Fragonard French Painter in the Troubadour Style


Vincent Van Gogh

"I often think the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day. ~ Vincent Van Gogh

The Kiss - Romance is in the Air

Vincent Van Gogh

"The way to know life is to love many things." ~ Vincent Van Gogh