Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Marina M. (marmozh)

Down the Hill 2008, cut paper

Monday, December 30, 2013

Oskar Kokoschka

Dresden Neustadt IV 1922

Joseph Friedrich Gustav Binder

Heidelberg (Kirche) 1935

Joseph Friedrich Gustav Binder was a German painter, he was Born in Lindenberg, 1898. Studied in Berlin. Taught at the National Art School in Saaarbrücken. After 1924, he worked as an independent commercial artist.

American Fauvism: Henry Lyman Saÿen

Henry Lyman Saÿen - St. Germain des Pres 1912

An inventive scientist and pioneering artist, H. Lyman Saÿen was one of the earliest Americans to adopt the principles of Fauvism, and one of the most committed.  He was captivated by the possibilities of color, by its ability not simply to represent emotions, but to embody them completely.  Ever the scientist, he developed theories of color vision, believing that individual’s perception of colors depended on the context in which they were viewed; paired with various hues, colors will register differently to the eye. To demonstrate this theory, he devised a rotating color wheel, which produced the effect of different colors based on their proximity to other colors and the speed with which the disc turned.
credit: hollistaggart

A Czech painter: Emil Filla

Emil Filla - View over Gruž, 1908. Oil on card, 66 x 50 cm.

Emil Filla - Milostna Noc  (Night of Love)  c 1908

Emil Filla (4 April 1882 – 7 October 1953), a Czech painter, was a leader of the avant-garde in Prague between World War I and World War II and was an early Cubist painter.
Filla was a member of the group Osma (The Eight) in 1907–1908, which had commonalities with the Fauves and also had direct ties to the German Expressionist group Die Brücke. Important works by Filla from this period include Reader of Dostoevsky (1907) and Chess Players (1908). In 1909, he became a member of the Mánes Union of Fine Arts.
Beginning in 1910 he painted primarily in a Cubist style, strongly influenced by Picasso and Braque, and produced works such as Salome (1911) and Bathers (1912). He also began to paint many still lifes around that time. In 1911 he edited several issues of Volné smery, promoting Cubism and publishing reproductions of works by Picasso. After both readers and the leaders of Mánes reacted negatively, he and others withdrew from Mánes and founded Skupina výtvarných umelcu (the Group of Visual Artists), which was a Cubist-oriented group.
Around 1913, he and Otto Gutfreund, produced some of the earliest Cubist sculpture made anywhere. Before World War I he moved to Paris, but left for the Netherlands when war broke out. He returned to Prague after the war. During the 1920s, he further developed his version of Synthetic Cubism and rejoined Mánes. Like many Czech modernists, he was active in design as well as in painting; in 1925 he designed paintings on glass for the Czechoslovak Pavilion at the International Exposition of Modern Industrial and Decorative Arts in Paris. In the late 1920s and early 1930s, Surrealist influence also began to show in his painting and sculpture, and he was a participant in Poesie 1932, an international exhibition in Prague that introduced Surrealism to the Czech public. He did not, however, become a Surrealist.
from wikipedia

Charles H. Woodbury

At Sea - Violet Sky, circa 1905

Charles Herbert Woodbury (July 14, 1864—January 21, 1940), United States marine painter, was born at Lynn, Massachusetts.
He maintained a strong and consistent vision in his more than fifty years of professional life and became a master of compositions of the coast and sea. Woodbury’s many on-the-spot sketches and etchings produce a sense of motion through quick, sure-handed strokes. Seeing and understanding movement was fundamental to his art and teaching, and is reflected in his own maxim: “Paint in verbs, not nouns.” In the words of his son David, Woodbury "...painted what he saw, satisfied that what he saw was really there, all in proper relationship, checked and rechecked by endless reference to the real world".
In his later years he spent his winters in the Caribbean sailing from island to island painting watercolor studies of the beaches and town backed by dramatic mountains and clouds. Over a large part of his career he made some of the most expressive etchings of any American artist of his time, completing more than 500 plates and teaching many younger artists to express themselves in this medium. He died on January 21, 1940 in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.
Woodbury engaged in over 100 solo exhibitions throughout his career, and was included in all of the major invitational and juried shows throughout the country. His work may be found currently in The Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art among many others. more on wikipedia

Carl Lohse

Carl Lohse (German, 1895-1965)

Watercolour, 42 x 55 cm

Roter Klang – Bildnis Ludwig Renn [Red Sound - Portrait of Ludwig Renn], 1919
Oil on hardboard, 71 × 46 cm.

Spring in Bischofswerda (1920)

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Jan Stanislowski

Jan Stanislowski - Moonlit Evening  c.1900

Scott Parry

House plant ideas for my living room, Acrylic on canvas 2011

Gogi Chagelishvili

Gogi Chagelishvili - Untitled 2012

Ghagelishvili's paintings are impulsive and very expressive. His brush rhythm sometimes feels lazy as if he is making fun of the authors who are trying to show off their technique. On his canvas he often deliberately leaves the casual contours, marked with a pencil that you can see under the paint and transforms his picture into a figurative element.

Chagelishvili is an artist in search of the lost space in his landscapes, where nature is not an accessory, decoration or background, but rather a part of history, a grand melody with a "voice of silence." All of a sudden the landscape motive becomes an abstraction. His color gamut is very rich and diverse and one can't help but being delighted with his paintings.
credit: grant gallery

Bob Thompson

Bob Thompson (1937-1966) - The Spinning, Spinning, Turning, Directing 1963

Bob Thompson (June 26, 1937 – May 30, 1966) was an American figurative painter known for his bold and colorful canvases, whose compositions were appropriated from the Old Masters. He was very prolific in his eight-year career, producing over 1000 works before his death in Rome, Italy in 1966. The Whitney Museum in New York mounted a retrospective of his work in 1998. He also has works in numerous private and public collections throughout the United States.
More on wikipedia

Penny Otwell

Afternoon Shadows below El Capitan 2013

Saturday, December 28, 2013

John Collier

John Collier (English, 1850-1934)

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936). Oil on canvas, 58.5 x 48 cm. 1891

Lady Godiva (1898)

The Honourable John Maler Collier OBE RP ROI (27 January 1850 – 11 April 1934) was a leading English artist, and an author. He painted in the Pre-Raphaelite style, and was one of the most prominent portrait painters of his generation.

Swedish landscapes: Göran Brunius

 Göran Brunius (Swedish, 1911-2005)

Landscape with Lake


Autumn Landscape

Martin Åberg - Landscape

Friday, December 27, 2013

Philip Wilson Steer

 Young Woman on the Beach (1886), Musée d’Orsay, Paris

Walmer 1934. Watercolour

Young Woman on the Jetty, 1888

Philip Wilson Steer (28 Dec 1860 – 18 March 1942) was a British painter of landscape and occasional portraits and figure studies. He was a leading figure in the Impressionist movement in Britain.

Jean-Gabriel Domergue

At the Carlton

Jean-Gabriel Domergue (4 March 1889– 16 November 1962) was a French painter specialising in portraits of Parisian women.
Domergue was born in Bordeaux and studied at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts. In 1911, he was a winner of the Prix de Rome.From the 1920s onward he concentrated on portraits, and claimed to be "the inventor of the pin-up". He also designed clothes for the couturier Paul Poiret. From 1955 until 1962 he was the curator of the Musée Jacquemart-André, organising exhibitions of the works of Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec, Goya and others.

Swedish artists, part IV

Willy Lindeberg  (1910-1983) - Boat on Shore

 Vera Nilsson (1888 - 1979) - Öland Village, 1932

Birger Mörk - Road to the Sea

Carl Gunne - Flowers in the Mountains, Grundsund

Jonne Bergström - Yellow Field

Nils Nilsson (1901-1949) - Coastal motif with Sunrise

PÄR THORELL - House and Trees

RAGNAR OLSON - Townscape

 KALLE HEDBERG - Motif in the north

Winifred Nicholson

Window Sill, Lugano 1923

The Hunter’s Moon, 1955

Glimpse Upon Waking, 1976

Winifred Nicholson (21 December 1893 – 5 March 1981) was an English painter, a colourist who developed a personalized impressionistic style that concentrated on domestic subjects and landscapes. In her work, the two motifs are often combined in a view out of a window, featuring flowers in a vase or a jug.
She painted prolifically throughout her life, largely at home but also on trips to Greece and Scotland, among other places. Many of her works are still in private collections, but a number are in the Kettle's Yard art gallery, Cambridge, and several key works belong to Tate. One painting is believed to have hung at 10 Downing Street.

Zin Lim (2)

 Born in Seoul, South Korea, Zin Lim received a B.F.A. in Industrial Design (Environmental) from Hong Ik University, Seoul in 2000. Same year, Lim moved to San Francisco Bay Area, United States. He received 2nd B.F.A. in 2003 and M.F.A. in 2006 of Fine Art: Figurative Painting from Academy of Art University, San Francisco.


Alfredo Protti - La maschietta, 1920

Francisco Soria Aedo - Pepita (1929)

Juan Gris - Man in a Café (1912)

Ivan Kliun (Иван Клюнков Russian 1873–1943)
The clockmaker, c. 1914.  Oil on canvas, 78 x 58 cm

Ivan Kliun - Ozonizer, 1914
Oil on canvas. 75 x 66 cm

Ivan Kliun was one of the first followers of Kazimir Malevich and perhaps his most stoic confederate. Kliun defines Ozonizer more precisely in the catalogue of the Tramcar V exhibition as a “portable electric ventilator.”

Aleksandr Rodchenko (Russian, 1891-1956)
Composition, 1918

Alexander Rodchenko - Footballer
Oil on canvas, 82 x 55.5 cm.

Alexander Rodchenko - “We” costume design for an Chansonette, 1920

Karl Hofer - Die Tiller-Girls 1927

Franco Gentilini - Nudo Disteso 1929

Franco Gentilini (Faenza (Ravenna), 1909 – Rome, 1981) was an Italian painter.
He worked as a ceramist in Faenza and collaborated with Giovanni Romagnoli and Giorgio Morandi in Bologna. He took part in numerous editions of the Venice Biennale, beginning with the acceptance of his work for the 17th Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte della Città di Venezia in 1930, when he also visited Paris. More on wikipedia.

Theo van DOESBURG - The Archer 1919