Monday, October 31, 2016

Lucas CRANACH Portrait of a Woman 1526

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Lucas Maler, dit Lucas Cranach l’Ancien, né le 4 octobre 1472 à Kronach et mort le 16 octobre 1553 à Weimar, est un peintre et graveur de la Renaissance allemande. Son patronyme dérive de celui de sa ville natale. Il est le père de Lucas Cranach le Jeune (1515 - 1586).

Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472 - 1553) was a German Renaissance painter and printmaker in woodcut and engraving. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Evelyn DE MORGAN The Gilded Cage 1919

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Evelyn De Morgan (née Evelyn Pickering le 30 août 1855 – morte à Londres en 1919) est une peintre préraphaélite anglaise.

Evelyn De Morgan (1855-1919) was an English painter whose works were influenced by the style of the Pre-Raphaelite movement. She was a follower of Pre-Raphaelist Burne-Jones. Her paintings exhibit spirituality; use of mythological, biblical, and literary themes; the role of women; light and darkness as metaphors; life and death; and allegories of war.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Arthur HACKER The Annunciation 1892

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Arthur Hacker (1858-1919) was an English classicist painter. He was born in London, the son of Edward Hacker, the line engraver. He went to the RA Schools before studying in Paris under Leon Bonnat, who was internationally famous as a portrait painter and a lifelong friend of Degas. Bonnat was the ideal teacher for Hacker who became a fashionable portrait painter himself.

His early work consisted of genre and historical scenes, such as The Waters of Babylon and The Annunciation which was brought by the Chantrey Bequest in 1892. As an indirect result of the success of this painting he was elected an associate of the RA and soon after began teaching at the Academy, when he partially abandoned subject painting in favour of portraiture, in which he achieved considerable success. 

He was elected an Academician in 1910 and began to paint a series of London street scenes, including A Wet Night in Piccadilly Circus, which met with mixed reception from the critics who were not prepared for a painting of this nature, which was far more modern in its treatment that anything else Hacker had produced. 

In his later years he returned to painting mythological and allegorical subjects. He died on Wednesday, 12 November 1919 in London, where he had resided all his life, and was buried at Brookwood Cemetery near Woking, Surrey.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Bernard VAN ORLEY Portrait of a Young Man 1520

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Bernard van Orley, Barend van Orley, Bernaert van Orley ou encore Barend van Brussel est un peintre de la Renaissance né à Bruxelles vers 1488 et mort à Bruxelles le 6 janvier 1541. Peintre de sujets religieux et de portraits, auteur de cartons de tapisseries et de vitraux, il fait partie des peintres qui dans le nord de l'Europe de l'ouest marqueront le passage du gothique à la renaissance.

Bernard van Orley (between 1487 and 1491 – 6 January 1541), also called Barend or Barent van Orley, Bernaert van Orley or Barend van Brussel, was a leading artist in Dutch and Flemish Renaissance painting, though he was at least as active as a leading designer of Brussels tapestry and, at the end of his life, stained glass. Although he never visited Italy, he belongs to the group of Italianizing Flemish painters called the Romanists, who were influenced by Italian Renaissance painting, in his case especially by Raphael.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

FUJISHIMA Takeji

FUJISHIMA Takeji
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Fujishima Takeji est un nom japonais traditionnel : le nom de famille (ou le nom d'école), Fujishima, précède donc le prénom (ou le nom d'artiste). Fujishima Takeji (1867-1943) est un peintre japonais surtout connu pour avoir introduit dans la peinture nihon-ga des éléments de la peinture moderne européenne, en particulier l'impressionnisme. Il est également un des représentants du courant yō-ga (style occidental) de la peinture japonaise à la fin du xixe siècle et au début du xxe siècle. À la fin de sa vie il est influencé par le mouvement Art nouveau.

In this Japanese name, the family name is Fujishima. Fujishima Takeji (1867-1943) was a Japanese painter, noted for his work in developing Romanticism and impressionism within the yōga (Western-style) art movement in late 19th- and early 20th-century Japanese painting. In his later years, he was influenced by the Art Nouveau movement.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Maxfield PARRISH The Characters

Maxfield  PARRISH The Characters
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Maxfield Parrish (1870-1966) est un peintre et illustrateur américain connu pour ses œuvres utopiques et éthérées.

Maxfield Parrish (1870-1966) was an American painter and illustrator active in the first half of the 20th century. He is known for his distinctive saturated hues and idealized neo-classical imagery.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Frank DICKSEE

Frank DICKSEE
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Frank Bernard Dicksee, né à Londres, le 27 novembre 1853 - mort le 17 octobre 1928, était un peintre et illustrateur anglais, surtout connu pour ses tableaux de drames historiques et de scènes légendaires. Il fut aussi remarqué comme peintre de portraits féminins de mode, ce qui contribua à lui faire connaître le succès à son époque. Bien qu'il ne fît pas partie de la Confrérie des préraphaélites, on peut considérer plusieurs des peintures de Dicksee comme préraphaélites par leur style.

Sir Francis Bernard Dicksee (1853-1928) was an English Victorian painter and illustrator, best known for his pictures of dramatic literary, historical, and legendary scenes. He also was a noted painter of portraits of fashionable women, which helped to bring him success in his own time.