Saturday, May 23, 2015

Our Art For May 23, 2015 - John George Brown, Maria Veronica Liszt, Mikhail Alisov, Pablo Picasso, Toby Melville, Torbjørn Rødland, V.V.Swamy, Lisa Yuskavage,

Lisa Yuskavage
Sari, c. 2015
Oil on linen
48 x 40
Private collection

Lisa Yuskavage is an American artist who lives and works in New York City. She is known for her figurative paintings, in which seemingly ignoble subjects are depicted with classic, historical techniques, resulting in exquisitely painted, visually paradoxical canvases.

Since the early 1990s, Yuskavage has been associated with a re-emergence of the figurative in contemporary painting. Of the artist’s paintings, critic Roberta Smith has written: "The combination of mixed subliminal messages, deliciously artificial color and forthright sexuality is characteristic of Ms. Yuskavage's work, as is the journey from high to low to lower culture within a relatively seamless whole."

Yuskavage’s oeuvre is characterized by her ongoing engagement with the history of painting, and in particular the genre of the nude. Her paintings also encompass landscape and still life genres, with all three often appear within a single work. Yuskavage’s unique use of color is imbedded in Renaissance techniques as well as Color Field painting, and she cites diverse inspirations, including Italian painter Giovanni Bellini, Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer, and French painter Edgar Degas. More on Lisa Yuskavage

The Market Place
Oil on canvas
101 x 152cm
Private collection

Born in a 1944 in a tiny village in the sleepy hamlet of Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, Shri Swamy had his Fine Arts training from his father, Shri V. Venkateswarlu, an eminent Artist. He has passed Higher Grade in Free Hand Out line, Model Drawing, Painting, and Interior decoration. Shri Swamy has settled in Hyderabad for the last four decades. More on V.V.Swamy

Torbjørn Rødland
Red Pump, (2015)
I have no further description, at this time

Torbjørn Rødland (born 1970) is a Norwegian photographic artist, whose images are saturated with symbolism, lyricism, and eroticism. His 2017 Serpentine Gallery solo exhibition was titled The Touch That Made You and travelled to the Fondazione Prada in Milan in 2018. His work was shown at the Venice Biennale of 1999. An early retrospective was held at the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art in Oslo in 2003.

Among public collections holding examples of his work are the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Fonds national d'art contemporain in Paris, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and Moderna Museet in Stockholm. More on Torbjørn Rødland

Mikhail Alisov (1859-1933)
Russian landscape and marine painter and pupil of Julius von Klever 
Signed (in Cyrillic) and dated ‘1929’ lower right 
Dimensions: 40 x 64 cm 

Maria Veronica Liszt (Massachusetts, 1902-1992) 
Portrait of Martha Dana, 
after the original by Anders Zorn (1860-1920),
oil on canvas, 25 x 19-1/8 in.

I watched them for a few hours but they showed no sign of taking to the bush.
signed lower right "Frank E. Schoonover / '24 " 
oil on canvas, 32 x 34 in.

Buste de Mousquetaire, 1968
oil on panel
32 x 23 7/8 in. (81.4 x 60.8 cm)
Signed "Picasso" left corner; dated "6.2. 68." left center.
Estimate $2,000,000 - 3,000,000 
SOLD FOR $2,629,000

John George Brown, 1831 - 1913
Oil on canvas
14 1/4 by 10 1/4 inches. (36.2 by 26 cm)
Private collection

A model wears a floral head dress as she promotes a chain of garden centres at the Royal Horticultural Soceity's Chelsea Flower Show in London, Britain. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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