Wednesday, December 12, 2018

02 Paintings, The amorous game, Part 34 - With Footnotes

Pamela Pindell (American, b. 1950)
A Moment's Hesitation
Pastel on paper
23" x 18"
Private collection

A young woman in the nude seated in front of oval mirror, her face in profile. More on this painting

Pamela Pindell was born in 1950 in Elkhart, Indiana.  Her initial education was at Syracuse University and the Tyler School of Art in Rome, Italy. The latter gave her work a Classical Renaissance background, which she fused with subsequent Boston School training with Sydney Willis (a student of Robert Douglas Hunter), and with Robert Cormier. 

A Massachusetts artist, she has been exhibited widely in open juried shows, including annuals of the Salmagundi Club, the Catherine Lorrillard Wolfe Art Club, and the Audubon Society. 


Her commercial exhibitions include eight previous solo and dual shows at Tree's Place. Among many prizes, Pindell has won four major awards within the last five years from the Guild of Boston Artists, including the prestigious Edmund Tarbell award.  



She resides and maintains her studio in Massachusetts. More on Pamela Pindell



Pamela Pindell (American, b. 1950)
A Glimpse of Beauty
Oil on linen
16h x 20w inches
Private collection






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Thursday, December 6, 2018

01 Painting, Streets of Paris, by the artists of the time, Part 40 - With Footnotes

Pierre Bonnard, (French, 1867–1947) Title:
AU CAFE, c. 1900
Oil on Panel
29.2 x 29.8 cm. (11.5 x 11.7 in.)
Private collection

Pierre Bonnard (3 October 1867 — 23 January 1947) was a French painter and printmaker, as well as a founding member of the Post-Impressionist group of avant-garde painters Les Nabis. Bonnard preferred to work from memory, using drawings as a reference, and his paintings are often characterized by a dreamlike quality. The intimate domestic scenes, for which he is perhaps best known, often include his wife Marthe de Meligny.

Bonnard has been described as "the most thoroughly idiosyncratic of all the great twentieth- century painters", and the unusual vantage points of his compositions rely less on traditional modes of pictorial structure than voluptuous color, poetic allusions and visual wit. Identified as a late practitioner of Impressionism in the early 20th century, Bonnard has since been recognized for his unique use of color and his complex imagery. More on Pierre Bonnard






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Saturday, December 1, 2018

01 Paintings, The amorous game, Part 35 - With Footnotes

Daniel Ridgway Knight, (American, 1839-1924) 
"A Cavalier and His Lady" 
Oil on canvas 
29" x 23-1/2"
Private collection

Daniel Ridgway Knight (15 March 1839 – 9 March 1924) was an American artist born in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.

Knight was a pupil at the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, under Gleyre, and later worked in the private studio of Meissonier. After 1872 he lived in France, having a house and studio at Poissy on the Seine.


He painted peasant women out of doors with great popular success. He earned his first major distinction in France at the Paris Salon in 1882 with his large oil on canvas Un Deuil. He would go on to be awarded the silver medal and Cross of the Legion of Honor, Exposition Universelle, Paris, 1889, and was made a Knight of the Royal Order of St. Michael of Bavaria, Munich, 1893, and receiving the gold medal of honor from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1893.


He died in Paris. His son, Louis Aston Knight (1873–1948), was also known as a landscape painter. More on Daniel Ridgway Knight 







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01 Painting, Streets of Paris, by the artists of the time, Part 39 - With Footnotes

Eugene Segal (born 1967) Russian School, 21st century
Large Café Scene, c. 2010
Oil on canvas
79cm x 109cm
Private collection

Eugene Segal was influenced by the works of artists such as Rembrandt, Velasces, Van Deik, France Hals and fellow countrymen Vrubel and Serov. Segal paints with a pallet knife, directly on canvas. Born in 1967 Russia, Segal made the decision to become an artist at the early age of five, and never wavered from his dream. 

Segal enrolled in Kharkov Art College, and graduated in 1986. He then served in the army. He painted portraits of generals and large-scale paintings of Soviet tanks. Immediately after being honorably discharged in 1990, Segal began showing at group exhibitions. The artist quickly received invitations from various galleries to do one-man shows. He received critical acclaim for his work, and was honored with one-man exhibitions in Ukraine’s capital Kiev, and in Moscow, Russia.



Segal’s works have become increasingly popular, and he was included in the book “Important Ukrainian Painters of XX-XXI centuries” published in 2004 by the Ukrainian National Academy of Art& Science, curated by Academician B.V. Grinev. Today, Segal resides in his hometown of Kharkov, Ukraine with his wife, Ylia.  More on Eugene Segal






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Saturday, November 17, 2018

01 Paintings by the Orientalist Artists in the Nineteenth-Century, with footnotes, 23

Arnulf de Bouche, (German, 1872–1945)
Aegypterin, c. 1913
Oil on canvas
64 x 54.3 cm. (25.2 x 21.4 in.)
Private collection

Arnulf De Bouche 1872-1945 (German)  was the son of the glass painter Karl de Bouché (1845-1920), he received his first painting lessons from his father, then from November 2, 1863, studied at the Royal Academy of Arts in Munich with Gabriel von Hackl and Paul Hoecker. 

In 1901 he exhibited his works in the Munich Glass Palace, in 1914 he took part in the Great BerlinArt Exhibition. 

The main theme of his work were women's acts, often in the Orient milieu, and the names of the depicted women were marked by oriental eroticism. 


Some of his works are in the collections of German museums, For example, the self-portrait of 1912 in the Stadtmuseum Nürnberg, but most of the pictures are in private collections. More on Arnulf De Bouche






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01 Paintings, The amorous game, Part 33 - With Footnotes

Pascale Taurua
Warm evening
Oil on Canvas
51.2 H x 35 W x 1.6 in

Pascale Taurua , born in 1961 is a French painter elected Miss New Caledonia 1977 , then Miss France 1978 . She succeeds Veronica Bundle, Miss France 1977. She is the 48 th Miss France.

A few months after her election, she prefers to return to New Caledonia rather than ensure her role as Miss France in France for a year. Pascale Taurua is now an artist-painter.


Pascale Taurua started painting a young age. She graduated from the Conservatory of Art of Papeete in Tahiti. She lives in Pau in the south of France. She has made painting her profession since 1996. Her work is mainly focused on figurative art. She exhibits her paintings in the Pacific and Metropolitan France. She also makes drawings, and participates in many courses and workshops. More on Pascale Taurua





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01 Painting, Streets of Paris, by the artists of the time, Part 39 - With Footnotes

George Malva (Syrian, b. 1957)
Paris Blues, 1986
Oil on canvas
32 x 28 inches (81.3 x 71.1 cm)
Private collection


Omar "Malva" Hamdi was a Syrian Kurdish artist. Born in 1952 in Al-Hasakah, Syria, he worked as a graphic artist for the Syrian Press, where he also wrote articles on an Artistic Criticism. He settled in Vienna in 1978 and was awarded the Austrian Nationality, he was a member of the General Federation of Austrian Artists and the UNESCO, and a member of the Künstlerhaus - Wien.

His works of Art are widely exhibited in several art Galleries, including in particular, Arnot Gallery New York, which acted as a representative gallery of his works.

His works are acquired by art collectors and dealers, art galleries and exhibitions, museums, banks and Ministries of Culture, in addition to a large number of private property acquisitions in America, Canada, Austria, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Japan, Sri Lanka, and Russia.

Many of his works have been printed in postcards and posters by several publishing houses and are being distributed in numerous countries worldwide.

His life was devoted to full-time artistic work. More on Omar "Malva" Hamdi





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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

01 Paintings, MIDDLE EASTERN ART, With Footnotes - 10

Unknown
Rustam killing the White Demon
Reverse Glass Painting, c/. 19th c
18 3/4 in. x 13 1/4 in.
Private collection

Rostam was the mightiest of Iranian holy warriors. He was immortalized by the 10th-century Persian poet Ferdowsi in the Shahnameh, or Epic of Kings, which contains pre-Islamic Iranian folklore and history.

When Kai Kaus's, the Shahs, expedition to Mazandaran fails, and the army is captured by the Demons. Rostam engages to liberate them. Rostam passes through a hero's journey to save his sovereign who is captured by the demons of Mazandaran. This journey is called "Rostam's Seven Quests" 

In his seventh, and final,  quest Rostam overthrows and kills Div-e-Sepid, the White Demon. The blood of the White Demon's heart restores Kai Kavus. More on Rostam






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01 Painting, Streets of Paris, by the artists of the time, Part 38 - With Footnotes

GEORGE MALVA AKA OMAR HAMDI, (Lebanese, born 1951),
Snow In Paris, 1995
Oil on canvas
24 x 36 in.

Omar "Malva" Hamdi was a Syrian Kurdish artist. Born in 1952 in Al-Hasakah, Syria, he worked as a graphic artist for the Syrian Press, where he also wrote articles on an Artistic Criticism. He settled in Vienna in 1978 and was awarded the Austrian Nationality, he was a member of the General Federation of Austrian Artists and the UNESCO, and a member of the Künstlerhaus - Wien.

His works of Art are widely exhibited in several art Galleries, including in particular, Arnot Gallery New York, which acted as a representative gallery of his works.

His works are acquired by art collectors and dealers, art galleries and exhibitions, museums, banks and Ministries of Culture, in addition to a large number of private property acquisitions in America, Canada, Austria, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Japan, Sri Lanka, and Russia.

Many of his works have been printed in postcards and posters by several publishing houses and are being distributed in numerous countries worldwide.

His life was devoted to full-time artistic work. More on Omar "Malva" Hamdi






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Thursday, October 25, 2018

01 Paintings, MODERN & CONTEMPORARY MIDDLE EASTERN ART, With Footnotes - 2a

Kamel Moustafa, (Egypt, 1917-1982)
Cairo Street Scene
oil on board, signed lower left
48 x 49cm (18 7/8 x 19 5/16in)
Private collection

Although this work is undated it has been suggested that it was executed in the early 1950s.

Kamel Moustafa belongs to the second generation of Modern Egyptian artists who sit between the Pioneers such as Mahmoud Said, Youssef Kamel and Mohammed Naghi and the Surrealists, Abdul Hadi El-Gazzar, Samir Rafi and Hamed Nada.

Following the 1952 revolution this new group of artists found themselves operating in a new window of freedom whose aim was to express national personality through symbolism. They emphasised the aesthetics of the new Egyptian society, which for the first time had managed to break away from foreign rule, local nepotism and privileged society. 

The artist was born and studied in Alexandria where his talent was first recognized. He was later encouraged by Mahmoud Said to join the Cairo School of Fine Arts in 1936 and graduated five years later. From 1936 the artist spent ten years working in Cairo painting a wide-range of subjects in an impressionist style including traditional scenes from the city and rural life; weddings, souks, markets, folk dances and other elements of traditional Egyptian life.

Between 1946 and 1950 Moustafa travelled to Italy for further study, returning in the early 1950s to resume his work until his death in Alexandria in 1982. More on Kamel Moustafa 




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