Friday, November 3, 2017

Annunciation (1475–1480)‍—‌Uffizi
is thought to be Leonardo's earliest complete work

Leonardo first gained notoriety for his work on the Baptism of Christ painted in conjunction with Verrocchio. Two other paintings appear to date from his time at Verrocchio's workshop, both of which are Annunciations, One is small, (23 in) long and 14 (5.5 in) high. It is a "predella" to go at the base of a larger composition, a painting by Lorenzo di Credi from which it has become separated. The other is a much larger work, (85 in) long. In both Annunciations, Leonardo used a formal arrangement, like two well-known pictures by Fra Angelico of the same subject, of the Virgin Mary sitting or kneeling to the right of the picture, approached from the left by an angel in profile, with a rich flowing garment, raised wings and bearing a lily. Although previously attributed to Ghirlandaio, the larger work is now generally attributed to Leonardo.

Leonardo da Vinci Mona Lisa or "la Gioconda", Louvre, Paris, France

Leonardo da Vinci
Mona Lisa or "la Gioconda", Louvre, Paris, France
In the present era it is arguably the most famous painting

Among the works created by Leonardo in the 16th century is the small portrait known as the Mona Lisa or "la Gioconda", the laughing one. In the present era it is arguably the most famous painting in the world. Its fame rests, in particular, on the elusive smile on the woman's face, its mysterious quality perhaps due to the subtly shadowed corners of the mouth and eyes such that the exact nature of the smile cannot be determined. The shadowy quality for which the work is renowned came to be called "sfumato", or Leonardo's smoke. Vasari, who is generally thought to have known the painting only by repute, said that "the smile was so pleasing that it seemed divine rather than human; and those who saw it were amazed to find that it was as alive as the original".
Other characteristics of the painting are the unadorned dress, in which the eyes and hands have no competition from other details, the dramatic landscape background in which the world seems to be in a state of flux, the subdued coloring, and the extremely smooth nature of the painterly technique, employing oils laid on much like tempera and blended on the surface so that the brushstrokes are indistinguishable. Vasari expressed the opinion that the manner of painting would make even "the most confident master ... despair and lose heart." The perfect state of preservation and the fact that there is no sign of repair or overpainting is rare in a panel painting of this date.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Leonardo da Vinci - Salvator Mundi



Leonardo da Vinci - Salvator Mundi 
(Latin for “Savior of the World”)
The incredible story of how the last known work
of Leonardo da Vinci was almost lost forever

When Dianne Dwyer Modestini began chipping away at a painted-over
and murkily varnished image of Jesus Christ more than a decade ago, little did she know
she was restoring the last Leonardo da Vinci work known to the world.
This New York auction house Christie’s, announced that Salvator Mundi (Latin for “Savior of the World”) will be offered for an estimated $100 million next month. The painting is owned by Russian  investor Dmitry Rybolovlev, whose estimated net worth is $7.4 billion and has been mired in many controversies—in the art world and beyond.

While art historians knew Salvator Mundi existed, rediscovering the work had become an elusive dream. In 1958, the painting—not known to be Leonardo’s work—changed hands for a meager $60 at an auction at Christie’s. Then, in 2005, the painting was acquired by a group of art dealers, including Robert Simon, a specialist in Old Masters. The painting had clearly been mishandled, painted over, and shoddily restored with an artificial resin that congealed and turned gray.
After careful analysis, documentation, and restoration by a number of scholars, Simon announced that the work was unequivocally a da Vinci, created 500 or so years ago. The last painting to be discovered and verified as a Leonardo original was in 1909, the Benois Madonna, now on display in the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia. Today, most experts believe fewer than 20 original paintings created by Leonardo exist.
The laborious—at times terrifying—six-year restoration process was led by Modestini, a renowned conservator and professor at New York University. The task of restoring one of the world’s rarest works of art could be daunting. Modestini devised a head-on approach, taking account of the full weight of every decision in the process.

“I wanted [to be sure] that none of my restorations had impinged on the original, that I had not done too much, because old pictures have to look old—if you take out every crack, every spot, every anomaly, they can easily look like a reproduction,” she told CNN in 2011.
When the restoration was finally complete, Modestini says she fell into withdrawal, depression, and separation anxiety from seeing the painting move on. She likened the end of her restoration efforts to an emotional break-up: “It was a very intense picture and I felt a whole slipstream of artistry and genius and some sort of otherworldliness that I’ll never experience again.”

Thursday, September 28, 2017

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Young Girl Defending Herself from Cupid

William - Adolphe Bouguereau - Young Girl Defending Herself from Cupid

William-Adolphe Bouguereau November 30, 1825 – August 19, 1905) was a French academic painter. In his realistic genre paintings he used mythological themes, making modern interpretations of classical subjects, with an emphasis on the female human body. During his life he enjoyed significant popularity in France and the United States, was given numerous official honors, and received top prices for his work. As the quintessential salon painter of his generation, he was reviled by the Impressionist avant-garde. By the early twentieth century, Bouguereau and his art fell out of favor with the public, due in part to changing tastes. In the 1980s, a revival of interest in figure painting led to a rediscovery of Bouguereau and his work. Throughout the course of his life, Bouguereau executed 822 known finished paintings, the whereabouts of many are still unknown.
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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Simon Vouet's allegory La Richesse was painted about 1640, possibly for one of the royal chateaux of France

Simon Vouet's allegory La Richesse
was painted about 1640,
possibly for one of the royal chateaux of France (Louvre)

Simon Vouet French painter and draftsman, who today is perhaps best
remembered for helping to introduce the Italian Baroque style of painting to France
Despite his success in Rome, Vouet suddenly returned to France in 1627, following pressing recommendations from the Duc de Béthunes and a summons from the King. A French contemporary, lacking the term "Baroque", said, "In his time the art of painting began to be practiced here in a nobler and more beautiful way than ever before," and the allegory of "Riches" demonstrates a new heroic sense of volumes, a breadth and confidence without decorative mannerisms.

Vouet's new style was distinctly Italian, importing the Italian Baroque style into France. He adapted this style to the grand decorative scheme of the era of Louis XIII and Richelieu and was made premier peintre du Roi. Louis XIII commissioned portraits, tapestry cartoons and paintings from him for the Palais du Louvre, the Palais du Luxembourg and the Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye. In 1632, he worked for Cardinal Richelieu at the Palais-Royal and the Château de Malmaison. In 1631 he also decorated the château of the président de Fourcy, at Chessy, the hôtel Bullion, the château of Marshal d'Effiat at Chilly, the hôtel of the Duc d’Aumont, the Séguier chapel, and the gallery of the Château de Wideville.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Luca Giordano Baroque Painter - The Annunciation

The Annunciation - Artist Luca Giordano
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 Luca Giordano (18 October 1634 – 12 January 1705) was an Italian late Baroque painter and printmaker in etching.  Fluent and decorative, he worked successfully in Naples and Rome, Florence and Venice, before spending a decade in Spain.

Born in Naples, Giordano was the son of the painter Antonio Giordano. In around 1650 he was apprenticed to Ribera, on the recommendation of the viceroy of Naples, and his early work was heavily influenced by his teacher. Like Ribera, he painted many half-length figures of philosophers, either imaginary portraits of specific figures, or generic types. He acquired the nickname Luca fa presto, which translates into "Luca paints quickly." His speed, in design as well as handiwork, and his versatility, which enabled him to imitate other painters deceptively, earned for him two other epithets, "The Thunderbolt" (Fulmine) and "The Proteus" of painting.
Following a period studying in Rome, Parma and Venice, Giordano developed an elaborate Baroque style fusing Venetian and Roman Influences. His mature work combines the ornamental pomp of Paul Veronese with the lively complex schemes, the "grand manner", of Pietro da Cortona.  He is also noted for his lively and showy use of color.


Sunday, September 10, 2017

John William Goddard - "Where The Heart Is Young." and "Dolce far Niente" 

John William Goddard - "Where the Heart Is Young."
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John William Godward was an English painter from the end of the Neo-Classicist and therefore, a follower in theory of Frederic Leighton. He is more closely allied stylistically, however, to Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, with whom he shared a penchant for the rendering of Classical architecture, in particular, static landscape features constructed from marble.

The vast majority of Godward's extant images feature women in Classical dress, posed against these landscape features, although there are some semi-nude and fully nude figures included in his oeuvre (a notable example being In The Tepidarium (1913), a title shared with a controversial Alma-Tadema painting of the same subject that resides in the Lady Lever Art Gallery). The titles reflect Godward's source of inspiration: Classical civilisation, most notably that of Ancient Rome (again a subject binding Godward closely to Alma-Tadema artistically), although Ancient Greece sometimes features, thus providing artistic ties, albeit of a more limited extent, with Leighton.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

The Birth Of Venus Is Probably Botticelli's Most Famous Painting

The Birth of Venus - Artist Sandro Botticelli
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Primavera - Artist Sandro Botticelli
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Sandro Botticelli (1445 – May 17, 1510), was an Italian painter of the Early Renaissance.   
The Birth of Venus is probably Botticelli's most famous painting. The picture hung in the country villa of the Medici along with "Primavera", indicating that the work was commissioned by the Medici family. Venus rises from the sea, looking like a classical statue and floating on a seashell, in what is surely one of the most recognisable images in art history.
 On Venus' right is Zephyrus, God of Winds, he carries with him the gentle breeze Aura and together they blow the Goddess of Love ashore. The Horae, Goddess of the Seasons, waits to receive Venus and spreads out a flower covered robe in readiness for the Love Goddess' arrival.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The Royal Collection - The art collection of the British Royal Family

Anthony van Dyck - Oil Painting
Charles 1 (1600 -49) with M de St Antonia
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The Royal Collection is the art collection of the British Royal Family and the largest private art collection in the world.Spread among 13 occupied and historic royal residences in the United Kingdom, the collection is owned by Queen Elizabeth II and overseen by the Royal Collection Trust a branch of the Royal Household. The Queen owns some objects in the collection in right of the Crown and some as a private individual. It is made up of over one million objects, including 7,000 paintings, 30,000 watercolours and drawings, and about 500,000 prints, as well as photographs, tapestries, furniture, ceramics, cars, textiles, lace, carriages, jewelry, clocks, instruments, plants, manuscripts, books, sculptures, and the Crown Jewels.

The Hudson River School - Albert Bierstadt, Among the Sierra Nevada Mountains, California, 1868,

Albert Bierstadt, Among the Sierra Nevada Mountains, California, 1868,
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC.
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Frederic Edwin Church - El Rio De Luz
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The Hudson River School was a mid-19th century American art movement embodied by a group of landscape painters whose aesthetic vision was influenced by romanticism. The paintings for which the movement is named depict the Hudson River Valley and the surrounding area, including the Catskill, Adirondack, and White Mountains; eventually works by the second generation of artists associated with the school expanded to include other locales in New England, the Maritimes, the American West, and South America.



Wednesday, August 23, 2017

PaintingsToGo®, Kozy Shack Founder Vincent Gruppuso Portrait

Kozy Shack Founder Vincent Gruppuso
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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Mrs. Grace Dalrymple Elliott - Thomas Gainsborough (British, Sudbury 1727–1788 London)

Mrs. Grace Dalrymple Elliott
Thomas Gainsborough
(British, Sudbury 1727–1788 London)
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In 1774 Gainsborough moved from Bath to London, and by 1777 he was well established, exhibiting portraits of members of the royal family at the Royal Academy. This full-length of the statuesque Mrs. Elliott—a Scottish lady of great beauty but easy virtue—was apparently commissioned by her lover, the first marquis of Cholmondeley, and was exhibited at the R.A. in 1778. Its elegance, delicate coloring, and fluid handling reflect the influence of Van Dyck.

Joan of Arc - Jules Bastien-Lepage (French, Damvillers 1848–1884 Paris)

Jules Bastien-Lepage
(French, Damvillers 1848–1884 Paris)

Joan of Arc, the medieval teenaged martyr from the province of Lorraine, gained new status as a patriotic symbol after France ceded the territory to Germany following the Franco-Prussian War (1870–71). Bastien-Lepage, a native of Lorraine, depicts the moment when Saints Michael, Margaret, and Catherine appear to Joan in her parents’ garden, rousing her to fight against the English invaders in the Hundred Years War. When the painting was exhibited in the Salon of 1880, critics praised the expressiveness of the principal figure, but found the saints’ presence at odds with Bastien-Lepage’s naturalistic style.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Sandro Botticelli - Madonna and Child with Eight Angels - 1478 (detail)

Sandro Botticelli - Madonna and Child with Eight Angels - 1478

Sandro Botticelli
Madonna and Child with Eight Angels - 1478

Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi,
known as Sandro Botticelli, was an Italian painter of the Early Renaissance.


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Portrait of Artist's Mother, October 1888, Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena, California

Portrait of Artist's Mother, October 1888,
Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena, California

Portrait of the Artist's Mother is a painting Vincent van Gogh made in 1888 of his mother, Anna Carbentus van Gogh from a black-and-white photograph. In September 1888 Van Gogh - answering to a letter of his sister Wil who had told him of a recent photograph of their mother - asked for a print. About a week later he received it, but - "troubled by the black" - sat down to paint a copy based on this likeness: Van Gogh's initial introduction to art was through his mother, an amateur artist. After years of strained relationship with family members, Van Gogh excitedly shared some of his works his mother would cherish most, those of flowers and natural settings. In this painting of his mother, Van Gogh captures her dignified, proud nature

Vincent van Gogh - Starry Night Over the Rhone, 1888. Musée d'Orsay, Paris

Vincent van Gogh -
Starry Night Over the Rhone, 1888. Musée d'Orsay, Paris

Starry Night Over the Rhône (September 1888) is one of Vincent van Gogh's paintings of Arles at nighttime. It was painted at a spot on the bank of the Rhône River that was only a one or two-minute walk from the Yellow House on the Place Lamartine which Van Gogh was renting at the time. The night sky and the effects of light at night provided the subject for some of his more famous paintings, including Cafe Terrace at Night (painted earlier the same month)
and the later canvas from Saint-Rémy, The Starry Night.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo - Allegory of the Planets and Continents

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Allegory of the Planets and Continents


Italian Rococo was mainly inspired by French Rococo, since France was
the founding nation of that particular style. The styles of the Italian Rococo were very similar
to those of France. The style in Italy was usually lighter and more feminine than
Italian Baroque art, and became the more popular art form of the settecento.
The leading artistic centers during the Rococo in Italy were Venice, Genoa and Rome, Most Italian Rococo artists came from Venice, such as Canaletto, Tiepolo, Guardi, Piazzetta, and Bellotto, but also from Rome, and Genoa, such as Piranesi, and Pannini. Artists such as Castiglione and Alessandro Magnasco brought the vogue of Rococo art to Genoa, and Neapolitan Rococo was mainly based on landscapes and naturalistic themes. Canaletto and Tiepolo were among the most prominent painters of the age, and they painted many frescos and cityscapes (particularly Canaletto).

One of Canaletto's views of Venice

Friday, July 21, 2017

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Joan of Arc
Artist: Jules Bastien-Lepage
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 100 x 110 in. (254 x 279.4 cm)

Joan of Arc, the medieval teenaged martyr from the province of Lorraine,
gained new status as a patriotic symbol after France ceded the territory to Germany
following the Franco-Prussian War (1870–71). Bastien-Lepage, a native of
Lorraine, depicts the moment when Saints Michael, Margaret, and Catherine appear
to Joan in her parents’ garden, rousing her to fight against the English
invaders in the Hundred Years War. When the painting was exhibited in the Salon
of 1880, critics praised the expressiveness of the principal figure, but found the
saints’ presence at odds with Bastien-Lepage’s naturalistic style.

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Mezzetin
Artist: Antoine Watteau 1684–1721
Date: ca. 1718–20
Medium: Oil on canvas

Mezzetin, a stock comic character of the Italian commedia dell'arte,
became an established performer on the Paris stage. Various players were engraved
in his costume, which by about 1680 comprised a jacket and knee-britches,
a floppy hat, a ruff, and a short cape. Mezzetin was by turns interfering,
devious, and lovelorn, but not languorous. His head and his large,
angular hands are extraordinarily expressive.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Art Deco is a style of visual arts, architecture and design that first appeared in France.

Art Deco is a style of visual arts, architecture and
design that first appeared in France.

Art Deco influenced the design of buildings, furniture jewellery, fashion, cars, movie theatres, trains, ocean liners, and everyday objects such as radios and vacuum cleaners. It took its name, short for Arts Décoratifs. Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes (International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts) held in Paris in 1925. It combined modernist styles with fine craftsmanship and rich materials. During its heyday, Art Deco represented luxury, glamour, exuberance, and faith in social and technological progress.


Ash Can School, Artistic Movement

George Bellows
Cliff Dwellers, 1913, oil on canvas.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

The Ashcan School, also called The Ash Can School, was an artistic movement in the United States during the early 20th century that is best known for works portraying scenes of daily life in New York, often in the city's poorer neighborhoods. The most famous artists working in this style included Robert Henri (1865–1929), George Luks (1867–1933), William Glackens (1870–1938), John Sloan (1871–1951), and Everett Shinn (1876–1953), some of whom had met studying together under the renowned realist Thomas Anshutz at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and others of whom met in the newspaper offices of Philadelphia where they worked as illustrators. The movement has been seen as emblematic of the spirit of political rebellion of the period

Marc Chagall born Moishe Zakharovich Shagalov; was a Russian-French artist

Marc Chagall born Moishe Zakharovich Shagalov
Russian-French artist of Belarusian Jewish origin.[1] An early modernist, he was associated with several major artistic styles and created works in virtually every artistic format, including painting, book illustrations, stained glass, stage sets, ceramic, tapestries and fine art prints.

Art critic Robert Hughes referred to Chagall as "the quintessential Jewish artist of the twentieth century" (though Chagall saw his work as "not the dream of one people but of all humanity"). According to art historian Michael J. Lewis, Chagall was considered to be "the last survivor of the first generation of European modernists". For decades, he "had also been respected as the world's preeminent Jewish artist". Using the medium of stained glass, he produced windows for the cathedrals of Reims and Metz. windows for the UN, and the Jerusalem Windows in Israel. He also did large-scale paintings, including part of the ceiling of the Paris.

Mondrian contributor to the De Stijl art movement

Piet Mondrian
Dutch painter, Mondrian was a contributor to the De Stijl art movement and group, which was founded by Theo van Doesburg. He evolved a non-representational form which he termed neoplasticism. This consisted of white ground, upon which he painted a grid of vertical and horizontal black lines and the three primary colors. Mondrian's arrival in Paris from the Netherlands in 1911 marked the beginning of a period of profound change. He encountered experiments in Cubism and with the intent of integrating himself within the Parisian avant-garde removed an 'a' from the Dutch spelling of his name (Mondriaan)

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Tamara de Lempicka Art Deco Painter

Tamara Łempicka, commonly known as Tamara de Lempicka (16 May 1898 – 18 March 1980), was a Polish Art Deco painter and "the first woman artist to be a glamour star". Influenced by Cubism, Lempicka became the leading representative of the Art Deco style across two continents, a favorite artist of many Hollywood stars, referred to as 'the baroness with a brush'. She was the most fashionable portrait painter of her generation among the haute bourgeoisie and aristocracy, painting duchesses and grand dukes and socialites. Through her network of friends, she was also able to display her paintings in the most elite salons of the era. Lempicka was criticized as well as admired for her 'perverse Ingrism', referring to her modern restatement of the master Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres,Group of Four Nudes (1925) among other studies as displayed in her work

Tamara Lempicka, Oil Painting -
Self Portrait in Green Bugatti (1925)

Tamara Lempicka, Oil Painting -
Portrait of Madame Boucard (1931)




Thursday, January 19, 2017

Dine With Vincent Van Gogh...Consider The Pleasure of His Company and Fine Art in Your Dining Room.

Vincent Van Gogh
Self Portrait

Vincent Van Gogh
Café Terrace at Night

Vincent Van Gogh
Portrait of Dr. Gachet
 
Vincent Willem van Gogh Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. In just over a decade he created about 2,100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings most of them in the last two years of his life. They include landscapes,  still lifes,  portraits, and self-portraits,  and are characterised by bold colors and dramatic, impulsive and expressive brushwork, that contributed to the foundations of modern art. #paintingstogo
 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Fine Art: Consider the impact a 6' oil painting of "The Archduke" would make in Your Den or Library

David Teniers the Younger,
"The Archduke Leopold Wilhelm"
 
David Teniers the Younger, The Archduke Leopold Wilhelm in his gallery in Brussels. Teniers documented the archduke's collection of paintings in this work while he was court painter in Brussels. Consider the POWER a 6' high oil painting (100% hand painted on canvas reproduction) of "The Archduke" would make in your den, library or other interior space. #paintingstogo Bespoke Fine Art Reproductions.

Love Monet? Bring his "Magpie" or "Haystacks" Into Your Interior Space.

Claude Monet "Haystacks"

Haystacks is a title of a series of impressionist paintings by Claude Monet. The primary subjects of all of the paintings in the series are stacks of hay in the field after the harvest season. The title refers primarily to a twenty-five canvas series. The series is known for its thematic use of repetition to show differences in perception of light across various times of day, seasons, and types of weather.
 
Claude Monet "The Magpie"
 
The canvas of The Magpie depicts a solitary black magpie perched on a gate
formed in a wattle fence, as the light of the sun shines upon freshly fallen snow creating blue shadows. The painting features one of the first examples of Monet's use of colored shadows, which would later become associated with the Impressionist movement. Monet and the Impressionists used colored shadows to represent the actual, changing conditions of light and shadow as seen in nature, challenging the academic convention of painting shadows black. #paintingstogo
 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Paul Gauguin French post-Impressionist artist Exprimental use of color, perfect to brighten interior spaces.

When Will You Marry?

Self Portrait With Halo and Snake
 
 Paul Gauguin was a French post-Impressionist artist. Underappreciated until after his death, Gauguin is now recognized for his experimental use of color and synthetist style that were distinctly different from Impressionism.
 
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