Monday, May 13, 2013

Francis Campbell Boileau (F.C.B.) Cadell

Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell (Scottish, 1883-1937)

The Model, 1912

The North End, Iona circa 1914

Reflection, 1915

St. Marks Basilica, Venice

Oil on board


Lady in White

Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell RSA (12 April 1883 – 6 December 1937) was a Scottish Colourist painter, renowned for his depictions of the elegant New Town interiors of his native Edinburgh, and for his work on Iona.
From October 2011 - March 2012 the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art held a major solo retrospective of Cadell's work, the first since that held at the National Gallery of Scotland in 1942.
Cadell spent much of his adult life in Scotland and had little direct contact with many of the new ideas that were being developed abroad. He therefore tended to use subjects and environments that were close at hand – landscapes, fashionable Edinburgh New Town house interiors, still life and figures in both oil and watercolour.[4] He is particularly noted for his portraits of glamorous women whom he painted in a loose, impressionistic manner, depicting his subject with vibrant waves of colour. He enjoyed the landscape of Iona enormously, which he first visited in 1912 and features prominently in his work. During the 1920s he spent several summers with Samuel Peploe, another Scottish Colourist, on painting trips to Iona, and was also friends with the Scottish architect Reginald Fairlie.
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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Jan Stanislawski

Jan Stanislawski (Polish, 1860 - 1907)

Study of sunflowers


Staw, Pond -1895

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Icarus, 2008

Paul Lewin

Hawthorn Blossom, Boscawen-noon

Frederick Horsman Varley

Stormy Weather, Georgian Bay (1921)

Vera, 1931

see also:

Oliver Akers Douglas

Beech Wood, 2008

Croplines, Winkelbury Hill

Windy Wylye Watermeadow

Born in 1973, OAD is best known for his dramatic interpretations of the English landscape, and has even been described by critic Matthew Dennison as, "the foremost landscape painter of his generation".

Sunday, May 5, 2013

American contemporary: Fairfield Porter

Fairfield Porter (American, 1907-1975)

Fallow Field

Surf On Windy Day

The Barred Islands

Wild Roses

Low Tide, 1962

Hawkweed, 1968
Oil on board, 11.5 x 14 in.

Still life with boats, 1968

Fairfield Porter (June 10, 1907 – September 18, 1975) was an American painter and art critic. He was the fourth of five children of James Porter, an architect, and Ruth Furness Porter, a poet from a literary family. 
While a student at Harvard, Porter majored in fine arts; he continued his studies at the Art Students' League when he moved to New York City in 1928. His studies at the Art Students' League predisposed him to produce socially relevant art and, although the subjects would change, he continued to produce realist work for the rest of his career. He would be criticized and revered for continuing his representational style in the midst of the Abstract Expressionist movement.

Women's portraits, part II

Julio Romero de Torres - Portrait of a Lady (La Cordobesa) (1930)

Max Klinger, Bianca

Nicolai Fechin (1881-1955) - Portrait of Mademoiselle Podbelskaya

Nicolai Fechin - Nude Woman with a Mirror (1923)

Lorenzo Delleani

Koloman Moser - Study of Portrait of Venus in the Grotto, 1914

Jean Auscher, La Dame En Vert, oil painting

Bernard Dunstan - Portrait of a woman in blue

Francis Campbell Bolleau (F.C.B.) Cadell - Lady in White

Pierre Bonnard

Edvard Munch - Birgit Prestøe, Portrait Study - 1924-1925

Moise Kisling - Red Haired Girl  - 1938

Eugene de Blaas - Portrait of a Lady

Roman Zakrzewski

Jane Peterson (1876-1965) - Reading at a Cafe (ca. 1920)

Jean-Pierre Cassigneul - L´écharpe à pois 1965, oil on canvas

John La Farge

Blue Iris, Study - 1879

Crater of Kilauea and Dana Lake in Twilight, 1890

John LaFarge (March 31, 1835 – November 14, 1910) was an American painter, muralist, stained glass window maker, decorator, and writer.

Russian landscapes: Arkhip Kuindzhi

Autumn. Steppe, 1875

Sea coast. Crimea, 1890

Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi (or Arkhip Kuinji; Russian: Архи́п Ива́нович Куи́нджи; Ukrainian: Архип Іванович Куїнджі; January 27, 1841(?) – July 24, 1910) was a Russian landscape painter.
Arkhip Kuindzhi was born in January 1841 in Mariupol (present-day Ukraine), but he spent his youth in the city of Taganrog. He grew up in a poor family, and his father was a Greek shoemaker Ivan Khristoforovich Kuindzhi. Arkhip was six years old when he lost his parents, so that he was forced to make his living, working at the church building site, grazing domestic animals, and working at the corn merchant's shop. During the five years, from 1860 to 1865, Arkhip Kuindzhi worked as retoucher in the photo studio of Isakovich inTaganrog. Kuindzhi tried to open his own photographer's studio, but without success. After that Kuindzhi left Taganrog for Saint Petersburg.

An English painter: Adrian Stokes

 Adrian Stokes (British, 1902-1972) 

Sea Study-Morning

Olive Trees (1958)

Adrian Stokes - Still Life, 1959

Nude (Lying)

Adrian Stokes (27 October 1902 – 15 December 1972) was a British writer and painter, known principally as an influential art critic. He was also a published poet
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