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John Singer Sargent | Gassed, 1919

Gassed is a very large oil painting completed in March 1919 by American** painter John Singer Sargent (1856-1925)**. It depicts the aftermath of a mustard gas attack during the First World War, with a line of wounded soldiers walking towards a dressing station.

Pubblicato il 19/11/17e aggiornato il

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Marie Egner | Impressionist painter

Marie Egner (25 August 1850, Bad Radkersburg - 31 March 1940, Vienna) was an Austrian painter**.
She took her first drawing lessons in Graz with Hermann von Königsbrunn, then went to Düsseldorf from 1872-1875, where she studied with Carl Jungheim (1830-1886).
In 1882, she went to Vienna to live with her mother, but spent her summers at the art colony in Plankenberg Castle, near Neulengbach, where she took lessons with Emil Jakob Schindler until 1887.

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Gregor Erhart | La Belle Allemande / Sainte Marie-Madeleine, 1515-1520 | Musée du Louvre

This unusual figure represents saint Mary Magdalene as a mystic ascetic. According to legend, the repentant sinner lived a secluded life in the cave of Sainte-Baume, clothed only by her hair.
Every day she was raised up in the sky by angels to hear the heavenly chorus. The statue appeared on the German art** market in the 19th century and was purchased by the Louvre in 1902.

Pubblicato il 18/11/17e aggiornato il

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Lionello Balestrieri | Beethoven, 1900

In 1899, Lionello Balestrieri** (12 September 1872 - October 24, 1958) painted a canvas depicting Beethoven** (Kreutzer Sonata), which after winning an award** at the 1900 Universal Exposition in Paris and in 1901 in Venice, brought him fame.
The painting depicts a dimly lit garret-like apartment with a strand of listeners along the left wall, each in their own mood, while a violinist plays between them and a furnace.

Pubblicato il 17/11/17e aggiornato il

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Leonardo da Vinci | Salvator Mundi, 1499

Salvator Mundi is a painting of Christ as Salvator Mundi (Savior of the World), which has been attributed by some scholars as a work by Leonardo da Vinci** since its rediscovery in 2005. This attribution has been rejected by other specialists.

Pubblicato il 15/11/17e aggiornato il

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Evgeniy Monahov, 1974 | Figurative painter | VideoArt

Evgeniy Monahov** / Евгений Монахов is an Russian painter**, known for working in the Figurative style. Monahov was born in Moscow, Russia.

For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by Monahov see:
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Dante Gabriel Rossetti | Lovesight / Visione d'Amore


When do I see thee most, beloved one?
When in the light the spirits of mine eyes
Before thy face, their altar, solemnize
The worship of that Love through thee made known?
Or when in the dusk hours (we two alone)
Close-kissed and eloquent of still replies
Thy twilight-hidden glimmering visage lies,
And my soul only sees thy soul its own?
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Dante Gabriel Rossetti | Love Enthroned / Amore sul Trono

Love Enthroned

I marked all kindred Powers the heart finds fair:-
Truth, with awed lips; and Hope, with eyes upcast;
And Fame, whose loud wings fan the ashen Past
To signal-fires, Oblivion's flight to scare;
And Youth, with still some single golden hair
Unto his shoulder clinging, since the last
Embrace wherein two sweet arms held him fast;

Pubblicato il 14/11/17e aggiornato il

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Dante Gabriel Rossetti | Love's Testament / Testamento d'amore

Love's Testament

O thou who at Love's hour ecstatically
Unto my heart dost evermore present,
Clothed with his fire, thy heart his testament;
Whom I have neared and felt thy breath to be
The inmost incense of his sanctuary;
Who without speech hast owned him, and, intent
Upon his will, thy life with mine hast blent,
And murmured, “I am thine, thou'rt one with me!”

Pubblicato il 13/11/17e aggiornato il

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Dusan Jovanovic, 1949 | Magic Realism painter

Dušan Jovanović is an Serbian painter of portraits and still lifes.
Jovanović was born May 1, 1949 in Belgrade. He has attended many esteemed educational institutes, such as Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade, School of Art for Interior Decoration, School Restoration-Painting etc.
He took participation in more than two hundred art exhibitions throughout Europe, including: Show World "My country, my home" (Moscow, Russia, 1965) and Exhibition "Selections 1984" Nation Gallery (Paris, France, 1984).

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Max Liebermann | Impressionist painter ⁽¹⁾

Max Liebermann (20 July 1847 - 8 February 1935)** was a German**-Jewish painter and printmaker, and one of the leading proponents of Impressionism** in Germany.
The son of a Jewish fabric manufacturer turned banker from Berlin, Liebermann** grew up in an imposing town house alongside the Brandenburg Gate.

For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by Liebermann see:
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Max Liebermann | Impressionist painter

Max Liebermann, (born July 20, 1847, Berlin, Ger. - died February 8, 1935, Berlin), painter and printmaker who is known for his naturalistic studies of the life and labour of the poor. He was also the foremost proponent of Impressionism** in Germany.

Pubblicato il 12/11/17e aggiornato il

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Adam de Coster | A young woman holding a distaff before a lit candle

Vhis painting is emblematic of the refined and dramatic nocturnes that form the small catalogue of works by Adam de Coster. Benedict Nicolson was the first scholar to isolate a corpus of works by this Flemish candlelight painter in a series of publications.
He based this group around Lucas Vorsterman’s engraving after a lost work by de Coster, which depicted tric-trac players and a musician illuminated by two burning candles on a table.

Unpublished until its sale in 1992 when Professor Leonard J. Slatkes identified the work as by Adam de Coster, the present work remains one of the most significant additions in recent decades to the artist’s catalogue.

Pubblicato il 10/11/17e aggiornato il

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Henry Ryland | Neo-Classical / Pre-Raphaelite painter

Henry Ryland (1856-1924) was a British painter**, book illustrator, decorator and designer. He was the son of John Benjamin and Elizabeth Ryland and was born in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire in 1856.
He studied in London at the South Kensington Art School, and at Heatherley's. He also studied in Paris under Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant, and at the Académie Julian under Gustave Boulanger and Lefebvre**.
He exhibited at the Grosvenor Gallery, and from 1890 at the Royal Academy. He also was a regular exhibitor at the New Gallery and the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (formerly the New Society of Painters in Water Colours).

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Georg Anton Rasmussen | Seascape painter

Georg Anton Rasmussen (1842-1914) was Norwegian artist, known for land-and seascape paintings.
Georg Anton Rasmussen was born in Stavanger in 1842, but studied with the German painter Oswald Achenbach (1827-1905)** in Düsseldorf.
Consequently, several of G.A. Rasmussen’s German subjects originate in the Düsseldorf area, but there are also themes from Berlin to where he moved in 1899.
His landscapes were extremely popular, as G.A. Rasmussen’s eye for colour was more powerful and personal than was normally the case in the Germany of the age.

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