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Odilon Redon | Portrait of Marie Botkine, 1900 | Art in Detail

Portrait of Marie Botkine
Autor: Odilon Redon (1840-1916)*
Date: 1900
Style: Symbolism
Genre: Portrait
Media: Pastel, paper
Dimensions: 48 x 64 cm
Location: Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France

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Tenaya Sims | Figurative painter

Tenaya Sims received a BFA in painting and drawing at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
After working several years as a graphic artist in the video games industry for Activision, he began his classical studies at the Jeff Watts* Atelier in Encinitas, CA.
He then moved to Seattle where he has completed four years of full-time study in the Gage Classical Atelier.

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Rosso Fiorentino | Pietà, 1538-1540 | Musée du Louvre

This is the only easel painting that can be dated with certainty to Rosso's* stay in France in 1530-40.
The cushions beneath Christ's body bear the blue alerions on an orange background of the coat of arms of Constable Anne de Montmorency, from whose château at Ecouen the Pietà was taken to the Louvre in the late 18th century. The marks visible on the bodies of Christ and St John are due to an initial, reversed composition - vsible under X-ray photography - which Rosso had blacked out.

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Rosso Fiorentino | Mannerist painter

Giorgio Vasari* | Ritratto di Rosso Fiorentino*, 1572 ca., Firenze

Italian painter* and decorator, Rosso Fiorentino (1494-1540)*, original name Giovanni Battista di Jacopo, was an exponent of the expressive style that is often called early, or Florentine Mannerism, and one of the founders of the Fontainebleau school.

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Rosso Fiorentino | Musician Angel, 1522 | Art in Detail

Playing putto /Musical Angel is a fragment of a lost altarpiece which probably depicted the Madonna and Child with Saints.
This little work belonging to the period of maturity of the artist.
In 1605 the picture was collocated in the Tribune beside the more precious masterworks Medici family had collected.

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Pontormo | Sacra famiglia, 1515 | Art in Detail

Jacopo Carucci* (May 24, 1494 - January 2, 1557), usually known as simply Pontormo*, was not only an painter but also an sculptor from the Florentine School.
To him was attributed: The Holy Family, 1515, terracotta, h. 44 cm, exhibit in the Bode-Museum, Berlin, Germany.

For biographical notes -in english and italian- and works by Pontormo, Pontormo | Mannerist painter ➤

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Pontormo | Mannerist painter

Jacopo da Pontormo*, original name Jacopo Carrucci (born May 24, 1494, Pontormo, near Empoli, Republic of Florence [Italy]-buried Jan. 2, 1557, Florence) Florentine painter* who broke away from High Renaissance* classicism to create a more personal, expressive style that is sometimes classified as early Mannerism*.

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Michelangelo Buonarroti | High Renaissance | Sculpture

Michelangelo, in full Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (born March 6, 1475, Caprese, Republic of Florence [Italy]-died February 18, 1564, Rome, Papal States) Italian Renaissance sculptor, painter, architect and poet who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art.

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Michelangelo | Bacchus, 1496-1497

Bacchus (1496-1497) is a marble sculpture by the Italian High Renaissance sculptor, painter, architect and poet Michelangelo. The statue is somewhat over life-size and depicts Bacchus, the Roman god of wine, in a reeling pose suggestive of drunkenness. Commissioned by Raffaele Riario, a high-ranking Cardinal and collector of antique sculpture, it was rejected by him and was bought instead by Jacopo Galli, Riario’s banker and a friend to Michelangelo. Along with the Pietà the Bacchus is one of only two surviving sculptures from the artist's first period in Rome.

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Michelangelo | David, 1501-1504

David is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture created between 1501-1504 by Michelangelo.
It is a 5.17-metre (17.0 ft)[a] marble statue of a standing male nude. The statue represents the Biblical hero David, a favoured subject in the art of Florence.
Originally commissioned as one of a series of statues of prophets to be positioned along the roofline of the east end of Florence Cathedral, the statue was placed instead in a public square, outside the Palazzo della Signoria, the seat of civic government in Florence, where it was unveiled on 8 September 1504.

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Cesare Augusto Detti | Genre painter

A painter from Spoleto who moved to Paris during the Belle Epoque, Cesare Augusto Detti (1847-1914) was an Italian artist**, best known for his historical genre paintings in the nineteenth century.
Some of his works are included in the collections of the Uffizi and Galleria Borghese of Rome.
Augusto Detti, painter of portraits, scenes usually in costume, and historical subjects, was capable of intriguing a refined, erudite audience with his works. In the 1870s he moved to Paris, where he participated at many Salons and was continuously successful. His works can be seen today in important museums in Italy, as well as collections in America and France.

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Janet Hill | Fashion painter

Janet Hill | Canadian painter | Vintage glamour

Janet Hill, Canadian painter, discovered her passion for painting as a teenager. Janet’s work is both elegant, yet whimsical, often with an underlying narrative that instantly captures the imagination. Her painting style evokes a sense of nostalgia, timeless beauty, mystery, humour and comfort.

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Canadian Artists | Sitemap

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August Macke | Expressionist painter | Part. 1

August Macke (1887-1914) was one of the leading members of the German Expressionist group Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider).

For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by Macke, see August Macke | Expressionist painter.

At a 1997, Christie's auction, Macke's The Couple at a Garden Table, 1914, was sold for £2 million. Market in Tunis (1914) sold for £2.86 million ($4.1 million) in 2000. Consigned by th↫+e estate of Ernst Beyeler, the artist’s In the Bazar (1914) was auctioned for £3.96 million - then four and a half times the high estimate - at Christie's in 2011.

August Macke with his wife Elisabeth, 1908

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August Macke | Expressionist painter

August Macke, (born January 3, 1887, Meschede, Germany-died September 26, 1914, Perthes-les-Hurlus, France) German painter who was a leader of Der Blaue Reiter (“The Blue Rider”), an influential group of Expressionist artists.
Macke studied at the Düsseldorf Academy from 1904-1906. During his first trip to Paris in 1907 he was profoundly influenced by the work of the Impressionist painters, and he began to emulate their style, painting portraits in subtly dappled colours.

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David FeBland, 1949 | Expressionist Cityscape painter

David FeBland is an internationally recognized American /British artist known for contemporary figurative oil paintings and expressionist urban landscapes.
He has presented 52 solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group exhibitions and art fairs in the US, Europe and Asia.

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James R. Eads and Chris McDaniel | Illusions in gif

The result of a collaboration of artist James R Eads and animator Chris McDaniel, Illusions, is a rare example of visionary art being translated beautifully between two mediums.
Two artists - one painter and one animator - have collaborated on a series of digital Gif works that seem to suck viewers into their computer screens. colorful and vibrant illustrations by James R. Eads have been brought to life Chris McDaniel, known as "the glitch". These looped sequences see Van Gogh -like strokes swirl and coil into seemingly living, breathing compositions, expressing vivid motifs soured from the sky, stars, universe and beyond.

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James R. Eads, 1989 | Surrealist Illustrator | After Van Gogh

Los Angeles-based illustrator James R. Eads primarily works in acrylic and on a Wacom tablet to create high quality screenprints and giclee prints that imitate traditional painting and printmaking.

For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by Eads see James R. Eads, 1989 | Surrealist Illustrator | The New-Age Van Gogh.

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James R. Eads, 1989 | Surrealist Illustrator | The New-Age Van Gogh

James R. Eads was born in Los Angeles, he went to college at Skidmore in upstate New York and then lived in Brooklyn for a few years before relocating to Los Angeles. He lives and works at the Brewery Arts in Los Angeles. His studio is open to the public during the bi-annual artwalks.
Despite his modern method, it’s easy to see traces of past painters and movements in his pieces. Van Gogh is an obvious inspiration, though there are nuances of numerous other impressionist artists’ styles in each and every piece.

Pubblicato il 21/11/16 ed aggiornato il

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Tyson Snow, 1977 | Figurative Sculptor /painter | Public Art

Award winning artist Tyson Snow has always had a passion for fine art and a desire for an outlet where he could create work that was powerful, personal and beautiful. Tyson has worked tirelessly to improve that idea and has since found the pathway to success.
Tyson has focused on fine art for more than 10 years.

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Douglas Girard, 1969 | Figurative Landscape painter

"...It is as if the artist has created his own mythology. It is a very romantic, evocative painting, technically well balanced and very strong, formally" - Lucinda Barnes, curator of the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art commenting on the painting "Journey".

Pubblicato il 20/11/16 ed aggiornato il

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Igor Goncharov / Игорь Гончаров, 1959 | Figurative painter

Russian artist Игорь Гончаров graduated from Sverdlovsk Institute of Architecture in 1984. Since 1991, he has successfully held his solo exhibitions in Moscow, Vienna, Amsterdam, New York and other cities around the world.
He currently lives and works in Siberian environmental settlement "Dwelling of Dawn" Krasnoyarsk Krai (foothills of Sayan).
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Elen Zelin /Элен Зелин | Abstract Figurative painter

Ukrainian-born painter Elen Zelin /Элен Зелин was born in Odessa, one of the main cultural centers of the coasts of the Black Sea and the former Soviet Union.
From an early age she studied the basic principles of Visual Art at Odessa Art School. In 1978 she graduated from Odessa Pedagogical University, majoring in Fine Art and Graphics.
Since 1989 worked in Greece. Her works are found in many galleries and private collections.
She is an active member of the Fine Arts Chamber of Greece. Since 2011 lives and creates her unique Art in New York.

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Andy Warhol | Goethe, 1982

"Finché rimaniamo generici chiunque può imitarci, mentre il nostro particolare non può imitarlo nessuno, perché gli altri non lo hanno vissuto".
- Johann Wolfgang Goethe -
"As long as we remain generic anyone can imitate, while our particular can not imitate anyone, because others have not lived".
Johann Wolfgang Goethe -

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Pablo Picasso | Il Guernica, 1937 | Art in Detail

  • Artist: Pablo Picasso
  • Date: 1937 (May 1st-June 4th, Paris)
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 349 cm × 776 cm (137.4 in × 305.5 in)
  • Location: Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
  • Entry date:  1992 
  • On display in: Room 206.06

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Pablo Picasso | Cubist / Surrealist painter

The artistic genius of Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) has impacted the development of modern and contemporary art with unparalleled magnitude.
His prolific output includes over 20,000 paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, theater sets and costumes that convey myriad intellectual, political, social and amorous messages.
His creative styles transcend realism and Abstraction, Cubism, Neoclassicism, Surrealism and Expressionism.

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Winslow Homer | Summer Night / Notte d'estate, 1890 | Art in Detail

Winslow Homer started his career as a graphic reporter during the American Civil War, before going on to paint scenes of army life and the rural world with the Naturalist precision which then prevailed in American painting. After a stay in Paris, Homer used an Impressionist palette for a while then developed a personal style midway between Realism and Symbolism.
Summer Night perfectly expresses this synthesis and may be considered one of the first masterpieces of American art still in search of its identity.

Pubblicato il 16/11/16 ed aggiornato il

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Michelangelo | La Cappella Sistina | The Last Judgment, 1535-1541

The mighty composition, painted by Michelangelo between 1536 and 1541, is centred around the dominant figure of Christ, captured in the moment preceding that when the verdict of the Last Judgement is uttered (Matthew 25:31-46). His calm imperious gesture seems to both command attention and placate the surrounding agitation. It starts a wide slow rotary movement in which all the figures are involved.

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Oscar Pardo, 1967 | Abstract Figurative painter

Spanish self-taught artist and painter Oscar Álvarez Pardo was born, living and working in Zaragoza, Spain.
In my watercolors, after years of dedication and learning to master this so difficult medium, there is an initial stage devoted to a hard work essentially realistic... mainly portraits and seascapes become a constant in my work. In what could be a second stage I begin to introducer the fantasy in my paintings, realistic work alternating with others of fantástco court.

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