Friday, February 27, 2015

Edgar Degas, Au café

Edgar Degas (1834-1917)


At the Café (Au café) (c.1875–1877)

"There is a little painting by Edgar Degas at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge which, from time to time, I like to look at. It is an oil of two young women sitting at a café table. While the woman on the left sits pensively with her head slightly to one side looking down at the table, the woman on the right, and half out of frame, is leaning over as though about to say something. What is most powerful to me about the painting (…), is what might be described as its aural dimension. Once you have seen it and studied it, surrounded in this room by the pastoral and bucolic relics of Impressionism, Degas’s canvas, modestly situated in a far corner, could almost be about to speak. It is as though there is a présence in the room…the lost communicant of some forgotten séance conducted long ago, a girl whose voice you cannot yet hear, whilst knowing that she is longing to be heard, like a desire which rejoices in its imminent satisfaction."

Richard Armstrong

Sue Bryan


Edgeland, charcoal & carbon on arches, 4 x 4 in’, 2015

Liu Ye

Liu Ye (Chinese, b. 1964)

Angel, 1991. Oil on canvas, 55 x 55 cm.


Leon De Smet

Leon De Smet (Belgium1881-1966)

 The Russian Dancer Vera Nemchinova Performing Les Biches (c.1925)
oil on canvas 105.5 x 83 cm

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Emmanuel Viérin

Emmanuel Viérin (Belgian, 1869 - 1954)

Canal in Dordrecht, 1914

a British artist: Kyffin Williams

Sir Kyffin Williams (UK, Wales 1918-2006) 

Deiniolen
oil on canvas 50.8 x 69.2 cm

Rhoscryman


Snowdon from Llanllyfni (1975)
oil on canvas 40.7 x 50.8 cm


Piroska Szanto


Piroska Szanto - Evening Lights 1959