Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Our Art for today April 1, 2015 - ALBERT-ERNEST CARRIER-BELLEUSE, Claude Monet, Erte, Louis Icart, Marc Chagall, Michelangelo, P.J. MENE, Pierre Bonnard, Theo Tobiasse,

Spanish dancer

Je reviens du pays de la pomme
Dimensions:  23.62 X 28.74 in (60 X 73 cm)
Medium:  oil and mixed media on canvas
Creation Date:  1975
Signed

Claude Monet, A Haystack in the Evening Sun (1892).
This 1891 painting, A Haystack in the Evening Sun, was being examined by mathematical information technology department researchers at Finland's University of Jyväskylä when Claude Monet's long-obscured signature was discovered beneath a layer of paint. More

Michelangelo Buonarroti, The Creation of Adam in the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican Museums, Rome. Photo: Titimaster, via Wikimedia Commons.
Pope Francis surprised the world by inviting homeless men and women to the Sistine Chapel. But it gets better: he treated them to a private viewing with an unannounced visit last Thursday, CNA reports.

La Promenade by Pierre Bonnard.
A collection of about 100 paintings, sketches and memorabilia from French painter Pierre Bonnard were fetched 5.5 million euros at an auction in Fontainebleau near Paris on Sunday. Two paintings sold for nearly a million euros each.

Alexander Calder Title: Homage to Euclid Medium: Original lithograph in colors on paper Edition: From the limited edition of 100 Size: 21" x 28" Signature: Hand signed by the artist in pencil

Theo Tobiasse Title: Thou Art Fair, My Love Suite: Song of Songs of King Solomon Year: 1975 Medium: Original lithograph in colors on paper Edition: HC LXXV aside from the limited edition Publisher: Leon Amiel, Paris & New York Size: 22" x 30" Signature: Hand signed by the artist in pencil more

Marc Chagall Title: The Accordionist Suite: Derierre le Miroir Year: 1957 Medium: Lithograph in colors on paper Edition: From the limited edition of 2500 Publisher: Galerie Maeght Size: 15" x 22" 

Erte Title: Les Poupees Russes Year: 1979 Medium: Original silkscreen in colors on paper Edition: From the limited edition of 300 Size: 30 1/2" x 23" Signature: Hand signed by the artist in pencil More

Louis Icart Title: Charm of Montmartre Year: 1932 Medium: Original working proof etching with hand watercolor on paper Edition: Rare working proof aside from the limited edition Size: 20 1/2" x 13 3/4" Signature: Hand signed by the artist in pencil 14 more

ALBERT-ERNEST CARRIER-BELLEUSE FRENCH, 1824 - 1887
ORPHEUS
signed A. Carrier.
bronze dark brown patina, raised on a rouge de Belloc base
height 22 in.; width 25 in.; depth 10 in.
56 cm; 63.5 cm; 25.5 cm

PIERRE JULES MÊNE FRENCH, 1810 - 1879
VAINQUEUR DU DERBY
signed P.J. MENE
Bronze with brown patina
height 17 in.; width 17 1/2 in.; depth 5 1/2 in.
43 cm; 44.5 cm; 14 cm

The present model is one of Mêne's most popular works and is thought to represent the 1862 Derby Winner, Caractacus. Exhibited in wax in the Salon of 1863, it appeared in bronze in the following year and was featured as no. 16 in Mêne's catalogue as Jockey à Cheval in two sizes. 

Mêne's animalier sculpture was very popular in Britain, where he exhibited in the Great Exhibitions of 1851 and 1862. The Derby Winner seems to have been designed specifically for the British market.