Thursday, July 26, 2018

Tate blockbuster to prove Pierre Bonnard was a great Modern painter | The Art Newspaper

Bonnard's Dining Room in the Country (1913)
Pierre Bonnard
Dining Room in the Country (1913)
Minneapolis Institute of Art

Tate blockbuster to prove Pierre Bonnard was a great Modern painter | The Art Newspaper: Next January, Tate Modern will hold the first major exhibition of the work of Pierre Bonnard in Britain for 20 years. Pierre Bonnard: The Colour of Memory is an opportunity, according to Matthew Gale, the exhibition’s curator, “to bring Pierre Bonnard to a new generation… but also to rethink his position in the history of art, as a 20th-century artist, and therefore think of him in a slightly different way from how he has been seen before”.





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Why Art History Is Full of People Taking Baths - Artsy

Paul Cézanne, The Large Bathers, 1900–06. Courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Paul Cézanne
The Large Bathers, 1900–06
Courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.


Why Art History Is Full of People Taking Baths - Artsy: It’s one of the most common human activities—yet artists from the ancient Greeks to the Surrealists and beyond have been fascinated by bathing.

The figure of the bather is one of the most common visual tropes in Western art history. From ancient Athens to 1920s Paris and beyond, painters and sculptors have presented bathing in a variety of ways with myriad different aims, whether instructional, titillating, or allegorical...






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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Social media doesn't want you to see Rubens' paintings


Flanders – the perfect destination to enjoy the Flemish Masters in all their glory – is denouncing artistic censorship on social media platforms in a playful manner. At the Rubens House, ‘nudity viewers’ with a Facebook account were blocked from viewing nudity by a group of “social media police agents”.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

01 Paintings by the Orientalist Artists in the Nineteenth-Century, with footnotes, 22

Henri Rousseau, 1844 - 1910, FRENCH
A DESERT ENCAMPMENT, c. 1908
Oil on canvas
87 by 127.5cm., 34½ by 50¼in.
Private collection

Henri Rousseau Henry, Emilien Rousseau (Cairo 1875 - Aix-en-Provence in 1933) is an Orientalist painter. A pupil of Jean-Léon Gérôme at the Beaux Arts in Paris, he won the second Grand Prix de Rome in 1900 and a travel grant at the Salon of French Artists. He traveled to Belgium, the Netherlands, North Africa, Spain and Italy where he admired the great masters (Rubens, Rembrandt, Velasquez, Murillo, the Titian, Raphael etc ...)


After this initiatory journey, he settled in Versailles and set up his studio at the Villa des Arts in Paris. In 1919 he moved to Aix in Provence with his large family (seven children). Knight of the Legion of Honour in arts. His work  is dedicated to Tunisia, Algeria and especially Morocco, Provence and the Camargue remained its anchor points. His success was with a bourgeois and wealthy clientele, where he sold his work at numerous exhibitions in Paris, Brussels, Stockholm, Marseilles. More Henri Rousseau




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01 Painting, Streets of Paris, by the artists of the time, Part 32 - With Footnotes

Giovanni Boldini, 1842 - 1931, ITALIAN
LES PARISIENNES
Oil on panel
31.5 by by 24¾cm., 12¼ by 9¼in.
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Les Parisiennes epitomises Boldini's compositions of the salons of Empire-period homes, providing a glimpse into the leisured lives of their elegantly costumed occupants. 


Here two beautiful, fashionable young ladies are shown passing a quiet afternoon in a Louis XVI-decorated study. A Flemish Classical Triumph tapestry, from Brussels of Bruges of the 16th Century, forms the backdrop to the composition, while an Anatolian single-niche prayer rug of lustrous colour is laid out on the floor. The brunette is distracted by events unfolding outside the window, while the blonde model, Berthe – Boldini's lover and muse – reads quietly. Adding to the period décor are the open secrétaire à abattant and desk chair, as well as the Gobelins woven tapestry adorning the walls. Berthe reads Le Figaro and holds a lit cigarette, her casual, relaxed position denoting an air of confidence. Le Figaro, France's oldest newspaper, was founded in 1826 as a satirical weekly and took its name and motto from The Marriage of Figaro. More on this painting


Giovanni Boldini (31 December 1842 in Ferrara, Italy – 11 July 1931 in Paris, France) was an Italian genre and portrait painter. According to a 1933 article in Time magazine, he was known as the "Master of Swish" because of his flowing style of painting. Boldini was born in Ferrara, the son of a painter of religious subjects, and in 1862 went to Florence for six years to study and pursue painting. He only infrequently attended classes at the Academy of Fine Arts, but in Florence, met other realist painters known as the Macchiaioli, who were Italian precursors to Impressionism. 

Moving to London, Boldini attained success as a portraitist. He completed portraits of premier members of society. From 1872 he lived in Paris, where he became a friend of Edgar Degas. He also became the most fashionable portrait painter in Paris in the late 19th century. He was nominated commissioner of the Italian section of the Paris Exposition in 1889, and received the Légion d'honneur for this appointment.


A Boldini portrait of his former muse Marthe de Florian, a French actress, was discovered in a Paris flat in late 2010, hidden away from view on the premises that were unvisited for 70 years. The portrait has never been listed, exhibited or published and the flat belonged to de Florian's granddaughter who went to live in the South of France at the outbreak of the Second World War and never returned. A love-note and a biographical reference to the work painted in 1888, when the actress was 24, cemented its authenticity. The full length portrait of the lady in the same clothing and accessories, but less provocative, hangs in the New Orleans Museum of Art. More on Giovanni Boldini





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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Emil Nolde (born Emil Hansen; 7 August 1867 – 13 April 1956) was a German-Danish painter and printmaker

Emil Nolde

Emil Nolde (born Emil Hansen; 7 August 1867 – 13 April 1956) was a German-Danish painter and printmaker. He was one of the first Expressionists, a member of Die Brücke, and was one of the first oil painting and watercolor painters of the early 20th century to explore color. He is known for his brushwork and expressive choice of colors. Golden yellows and deep reds appear frequently in his work, giving a luminous quality to otherwise somber tones. His watercolors include vivid, brooding storm-scapes and brilliant florals.


Nolde's intense preoccupation with the subject of flowers reflected his interest in the art of Vincent van Gogh. More on Emil Nolde



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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Who was Ashurbanipal? – The British Museum Blog

Who was Ashurbanipal? – The British Museum Blog: Frederick Arthur Bridgman (1847–1928), The Diversion of an Assyrian King. Oil on canvas, 1878.



As part of his military training, the young crown prince was taught to drive chariots, ride cavalry horses, and develop skills such as archery. He also learnt how to hunt lions. In Assyria lion hunting was a royal ‘sport’. Although this perhaps seems cruel to modern eyes, killing lions represented the king’s ability to protect his nation against all that was wild and dangerous in the world.

C.P. Cavafy: The Horses of Achilles – A New Translation by Kathleen Vail – THE SHIELD OF ACHILLES

Automedon with the Horses of Achilles, Henri Regnault, 1868
C.P. Cavafy: The Horses of Achilles – A New Translation by Kathleen Vail – THE SHIELD OF ACHILLES: Stepping into a legendary scene unfolding in Homer’s Iliad, C. P. Cavafy sheds new light on the angst that drives the horses of Achilles to tears…Continue reading



Artistic Reconstruction and Original Translation From Homer's "Iliad" by Kathleen Vail

Thursday, July 12, 2018

01 Paintings, The amorous game, Part 19 - With Footnotes

Taeil Kim, South Korea
Waiting
Oil on Canvas.
20 H x 16 W x 0.7 in

Taeil Kim begins his art by thinking, "how will I observe and re-create the figure?" Influenced by his observations of peoples' daily interactions with nature, he is able to create moving and unique portraits. Kim is heavily influenced by the work of such masters as Rembrandt and 19th Century Impressionism. These influences are reflected in the expressive brushwork and heavy use of Chiaroscuro he employs to add drama and depth to his paintings. The result is a beautiful and cohesive body of work. Kim received his MFA in Fine Art, Illustration from the Academy of Art University in 2012. More on Taeil Kim


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Glimpses of Aleppo in an Exile’s Vision of an Elegant, Eerie Realm

Installation view of The Space Between by Mahmoud Merjan (image courtesy Galerie Tanit and Kevork Mourad)

BEIRUT — When artist Kevork Mourad thinks of his childhood in Aleppo, Syria he talks of the road he walked to reach the church attended by his family, in the city’s old quarter. The buildings lining the way, he recalls, crowded above one’s head in an indistinguishable tangle: synagogues, Roman Catholic churches, and mosques. “All these things are on top of each other, built like a puzzle,” he says. His destination was an old Armenian Orthodox church. “There was one stone that people would go and kiss. This stone was MELTED,” he says. “From kissing, melted! Amazing. Lips can melt stone.” More of this article


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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

01 Paintings, The amorous game, Part 16 - With Footnotes

Lawrence Alma-Tadema, (1836–1912) 
In the Tepidarium, c. 1881
Oil on canvas
24.2 × 33 cm (9.5 × 13 in)
Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight Village, United Kingdom

The tepidarium was the warm bathroom of the Rome,  heated by an underfloor heating system.The specialty of a tepidarium is the pleasant feeling of constant radiant heat which directly affects the human body from the walls and floor.

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, OM, RA (8 January 1836 – 25 June 1912) was a Dutch painter of special British denizenship.

Born in Dronrijp, the Netherlands, and trained at the Royal Academy of Antwerp, Belgium, he settled in England in 1870 and spent the rest of his life there. A classical-subject painter, he became famous for his depictions of the luxury and decadence of the Roman Empire, with languorous figures set in fabulous marbled interiors or against a backdrop of dazzling blue Mediterranean Sea and sky.

Though admired during his lifetime for his draftsmanship and depictions of Classical antiquity, his work fell into disrepute after his death, and only since the 1960s has it been re-evaluated for its importance within nineteenth-century English art. More on Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema




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