Marie Bracquemond | Les grandes dames de l'Impressionnisme



Marie Bracquemond (1840-1916) was a French Impressionist artist described retrospectively by Henri Focillon in 1928 as one of "Les trois grandes dames" of Impressionism alongside Berthe Morisot and Mary Cassatt. However, her frequent omission from books on women artists is attributable to the efforts of her husband, Félix Bracquemond, who sought to thwart her development and recognition as an artist. His objections to her career were not based on gender but on the style she adopted-Impressionism.
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Rogier Van Der Weyden | The Descent from the Cross, c. 1435

The Descent from the Cross was commissioned by the Greater Guild of Crossbowmen of Leuven in today's Belgium and was originally installed in the Chapel of Our Lady Without the Walls. The tiny crossbows in the side spandrels of the picture reflect the original patronage. De Vos and Campbell both give an approximate date of 1435 for the painting. De Vos argues that the earliest known copy of Van der Weyden's Deposition, the Edeleheere triptych in Leuwen, may have been completed by 1435, certainly before 1443. This implies that Van der Weyden's painting pre-dates it. The painting was exchanged around 1548 for a copy by Michael Coxcie and an organ. The new owner was Mary of Austria, sister of Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V, for whom she governed the Habsburg Netherlands. The painting was initially installed in Mary's castle at Binche, where it was seen by a Spanish courtier, Vicente Alvárez, who in 1551 wrote "It was the best picture in the whole castle and even, I believe, in the whole world, for I have seen in these parts many good paintings but none that equalled this in truth to nature or devoutness. All those who have seen it were of the same opinion".
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Luis Claudio Morgilli, 1955 | Impressionist painter


Luis Claudio Morgilli, known artistically as Morgilli, was born in 1955. Influential artist in the Catanduva region, São Paulo State, Morgilli already become school for many artists in hear area, just to cite some important names of his students as Ronaldo Boner, Rodrigo Zaniboni and Cassiano Pereira.
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Close-Ups of Agnolo Bronzino's paintings


Agnolo Bronzino (1503-1563) was a stand-out artist of the second-wave of Italian Mannerism in the middle of the 16th century. He lived his entire life in Florence and modeled his painting style so closely to that of his mentor, Jacopo Pontormo. For biographical notes and earlier works by Bronzino see part 1.
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José Ferraz de Almeida Júnior | Realist Genre painter


José Ferraz de Almeida Júnior (8 May 1850 - 13 November 1899) was a major Brazilian painter whose works became a source of inspiration for subsequent modernists. As a painter, he defied the popular traditions of his contemporaries and carved a new niche for himself. At a time when his fellow painters were achieving fame by painting mythological and historical subjects, he decided to focus on reality and portray the beauty of rural life. The subjects he chose to paint were an unchartered territory, but his skill ensured that the gamble paid off.
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Joseph DeCamp | The Ten American painters Group


Joseph Rodefer DeCamp (1858-1923) was a founding member of the Ten American Painters, a group of primarily Boston-based Impressionists who sought to exhibit their works in intimate, aesthetically agreeable settings with like-minded artists. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio where he studied with Frank Duveneck. In the second half of the 1870s he went with Duveneck and fellow students to the Royal Academy of Munich. He then spent time in Florence, Italy, returning to Boston in 1883. DeCamp became known as a member of the Boston School led by Edmund Charles Tarbell and Emil Otto Grundmann, focusing on figure painting, and in the 1890s adopting the style of Tonalism.
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Abram Efimovich Arkhipov | Genre/En plein air painter


Aбра́м Ефи́мович Архи́пов (1862-1930) was a Russian realist artist, who was a member of the art collective The Wanderers as well as the Union of Russian Artists.
Abram Arkhipov made his name in the history of Russian art of the turn of the century as a sensitive, poetic artist who devoted all his talent to themes from peasant life.
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