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


Venice
Oil on board


Venice



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


Rododendrony


Staw, Pond -1895

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JAKE BERTHOT



Icarus, 2008

Paul Lewin


Hawthorn Blossom, Boscawen-noon

Frederick Horsman Varley


Stormy Weather, Georgian Bay (1921)


Vera, 1931

see also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Horsman_Varley

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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