Trieste is a city and seaport in northeastern Italy. It is situated towards the end of a narrow strip of Italian territory lying between the Adriatic Sea and Slovenia, which lies almost immediately south and east of the city.
Trieste was one of the oldest parts of the Habsburg Monarchy. In the 19th century, it was the most important port of one of the Great Powers of Europe. As a prosperous seaport in the Mediterranean region, Trieste became the fourth largest city of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. More Trieste
Egon Schiele (German: 12 June 1890 –
31 October 1918) was
an Austrian painter. A protégé of Gustav Klimt, Schiele was a major figurative
painter of the early 20th century. His work is noted for its intensity and its
raw sexuality, and the many self-portraits the artist produced, including naked
self-portraits. The twisted body shapes and the expressive line that
characterize Schiele's paintings and drawings mark the artist as an early
exponent of Expressionism. More
Neil Bolton, b. 1958
Sea at Pencabe
Oil on board
31 x 41 cm
Pencabe is located on the eastern coast of the Roseland Peninsula, Cornwall, overlooking the dramatic Gerrans Bay.
Neil Bolton was born in 1958, studied Art at Ipswich and Norwich Schools of Art and worked for the Department of Art at Homerton College, Cambridge.
Oil painting on canvas is the main form of Neil's art which is focused on the areas of landscape, portraiture and figurative, as well as still life. Made from direct observation of the subject by painting outside in the landscape in the manner of the Plein air artists such as Camille Corot, Claude Monet and the French Impressionists.
Regular visits to familiar places in Cornwall, Suffolk, North Yorkshire and recently Andalusia in Spain, provide the basis of Neil's landscape painting. More Neil Bolton
Maxime Maufra, 1861 - 1918
MARÉE BASSE À KERHOSTIN, c. 1913
LOW TIDE IN KERHOSTIN
Oil on canvas
60.6 by 73cm., 23 7/8 by 28 3/4 in.
KERHOSTIN Is the first village at the entrance of the Presqu'île de Quiberon (Peninsula of Quiberon), in Brittany in western France. Formerly, and presumably until the Middle Ages, the Peninsula was an island which the marine currents have since attached to the continent by a tombolo (arrow of sand).
Maxime Maufra (May 17, 1861 in Nantes – May 23, 1918), was a French landscape and marine painter, etcher and lithographer. Maufra first began painting at 18. However, he did not fully embrace his painting career right away. He remained in the first place a businessman and only painted in his spare time from 1884 to 1890. During this period, Maufra discovered the work of the Impressionists. He also displayed his works at the Paris Salon of 1886.
In 1890, Maufra decided to give up business and to become a full-time painter. He left Nantes for Brittany, where he was met Paul Gauguin and Paul Sérusier. Maufra had his first solo exhibition in Paris in 1894, at Le Barc de Toutteville. He subsequently exhibited with Durand-Ruel, to whom he remained under contract for the rest of his life. More Maxime Maufra
Edward William Cooke, 1811 - 1880
(Dover pilot boat) off the North Foreland, c. 1864
Watercolour heightened with white
17.2 x 24.8cm (6 3/4 x 9 3/4in).
North Foreland is a chalk headland on the Kent coast of southeast England and forms the eastern end of the Isle of Thanet. It presents a bold cliff to the sea, and commands views over the southern North Sea. More North Foreland
Edward William Cooke, R.A., F.R.S., F.Z.S.,
F.S.A., F.G.S. (27 March 1811 – 4 January 1880) was an English landscape and marine painter, and gardener. Cooke was
born in Pentonville, London. He was raised in the company of artists. He was a precocious
draughtsman and a skilled engraver from an early age, displayed an equal
preference for marine subjects and published his
"Shipping and Craft" – a series of accomplished engravings – when he
was 18, in 1829. Cooke began painting
in oils in 1833, and first
exhibited at the Royal Academy and British Institution in 1835, by which time
his style was essentially formed.
He went on
to travel and paint with great industry at home and abroad, indulging his love
of the 17th-century Dutch marine artists with a visit to the Netherlands in
1837. He returned regularly over the next 23 years, studying the effects of the
coastal landscape and light, as well as the works of the country's Old Masters,
resulting in highly successful paintings. He went on to travel in Scandinavia,
Spain, North Africa and, above all, to Venice. In 1858, he was elected into the
National Academy of Design as an Honorary Academician. . More Edward William Cooke
James Humbert Craig, (1877–1944)
The Kerry Coast, c.1928
Oil on canvas
61.7 x 76.8 cm
Ulster Museum, Northern Ireland
Kerry means the "people of Ciar" which was the name of the pre-Gaelic tribe who lived in part of the present county. The legendary founder of the tribe was Ciar, son of Fergus mac Róich. In Old Irish "Ciar" meant black or dark brown, and the word continues in use in modern Irish as an adjective describing a dark complexion.
County Kerry is a county in Ireland. It is located in the South-West Region More on Kerry
James Humbert Craig (July 12, 1877 in Belfast – June 12, 1944) was an Irish painter. Craig was born in Belfast to Alexander Craig, a tea merchant, and a Swiss mother, Marie Metzenen, from a family with a painting tradition. He was raised in County Down and maintained a studio at Cushendun, County Antrim. Craig abandoned a career in business, briefly attended the Belfast School of Art, and became a mostly self-taught painter of landscapes. Among his favorite panoramas were Donegal, Connemara and the Glens of Antrim. Craig was elected to the Royal Ulster Academy and the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1928. He also exhibited at the Fine Art Society in London. More James Humbert Craig
James Humbert Craig, (1877–1944)
Seascape or Clouds from the Atlantic
Oil on canvas
55.5 x 68.5 cm
Queen's University, Belfast
James Humbert Craig (July 12, 1877 in Belfast – June 12, 1944) see above
Jose Vives-Atsara, (1919-2004)
Ocean Waves, 1967
Oil on canvas
12 x 14 in.
Jose Vives-Atsara (1919-2004), a native Spaniard, Vives-Atsara developed a love of painting at an early age, and by age 11 had committed himself to becoming an artist. He studied at Colegio de San Ramon and had his first one-person show at age 14. In 1947, he set out to move with his wife and child to the United States. The family settled in San Antonio, Texas. Vives-Atsara developed a close relationship with the Incarnate Word College, becoming, over the years, both a professor of art, and Artist in Residence. For his vibrant oil paintings, he used only nine colors, mixed in a variety of ways. More Vives-Atsara
Paul Signac, 1863 - 1935
LES SABLES D'OLONNE, circa 1925.
Watercolour on paper
9 3/8 x 11 5/8 in.
Les Sables-d'Olonne, "the sands of Olonne", is a seaside town in western France, on the Atlantic Ocean. More Les Sables-d'Olonne
Paul Signac, (born Nov. 11, 1863, Paris, France—died
Aug. 15, 1935, Paris) French painter who, with Georges Seurat, developed
the technique called pointillism.
he was 18, Signac gave up the study of architecture for painting and, through
Armand Guillaumin, became a convert to the colouristic principles of
Impressionism. In 1884 Signac helped found the Salon des Indépendants. There he
met Seurat, whom he initiated into the broken-colour technique of
Impressionism. The two went on to develop the method they called pointillism,
which became the basis of Neo-Impressionism. They continued to apply pigment in
minute dabs of pure colour, as had the Impressionists, but they adopted an
exact, almost scientific system of applying the dots, instead of the somewhat
intuitive application of the earlier masters. In watercolours Signac used the
principle in a much freer manner. After 1886 he took part regularly in the annual
Salon des Indépendants, to which he sent landscapes, seascapes, and decorative
panels. Being a sailor, Signac traveled widely along the European coast,
painting the landscapes he encountered. In his later years he painted scenes of
Paris, Viviers, and other French cities.
Signac produced much critical writing and was the
author of From Eugène Delacroix to Neo-Impressionism (1899) and Jongkind
(1927). The former book is an exposition of pointillism, while the latter is an
insightful treatise on watercolour painting. More
André Lhote, 1885 - 1962
SUR LA PLAGE, c. 1928.
Pastel on paper laid down on canvas
36 5/8 x 63 in.
André Lhote (5 July 1885 – 24 January 1962) was a French Cubist painter of figure subjects, portraits, landscapes and still life. He was also very active and influential as a teacher and writer on art.
Lhote was born in Bordeaux and learned wood carving and sculpture from the age of 12, when his father apprenticed him to a local furniture maker to be trained as a sculptor in wood. He enrolled at the École des Beaux-Arts in Bordeaux in 1898 and studied decorative sculpture until 1904. Whilst there, he began to paint in his spare time. He was influenced by Gauguin and Cézanne and held his first one-man exhibition at the Galerie Druet in 1910, four years after he had moved to Paris.
After initially working in a Fauvist style, Lhote shifted towards Cubism and started exhibiting at the Salon de la Section d'Or. He was alongside some of the fathers of modern art, including Gleizes, Villon, Duchamp, Metzinger, Picabia and La Fresnaye.
Lhote taught at the Académie Notre-Dame des Champs from 1918 to 1920, and later taught at other Paris art schools—including the Académie de la Grande Chaumière and his own school, which he founded in Montparnasse in 1922.
Lhote lectured extensively in France and other countries. In Egypt Lhote worked with Effat Nagy using Egyptian archaeology as subject matter for their work. His work was rewarded with the Grand Prix National de Peinture for 1955, and the UNESCO commission for sculpture appointed Lhote president of the International Association of Painters, Engravers and Sculptors. More André Lhote
Gustave-Adolphe Mossa, NICE 1883 - 1971 NICE
SEA NYMPH, c. 1909
Pencil and watercolor on paper
49,5 x 31,5cm, 19 1/2 by 12 3/8 in
Water nymphs are usually known as guardians of water spots. However, Mossa's water nymph is here drowning a ship full of naked sailors, panicking.
In 1908, Mossa marries Charlotte-Andrée Naudin who, from then on, often poses as a model for him, as for this composition. Jean-Roger Soubiran describes the way the artist paints his wife "in a spleen, as if holding back from her inner cunning desires", illustrated in the duality of our composition with the serenity in the nymph's body and the chaos in the lower part. More Water nymphs
Gustave Adolphe Mossa (1883-1971) had a very distinctive artistic style. He was a great admirer of Moreau, and he treats the key themes of symbolism – the femme fatale, death, mythology and perversity, with a strong sense of irony mixed with admiration. Not much has been written about his life, but he was born in Nice, and produced a remarkable amount of paintings and illustrations in his artistic career, which lasted around fifteen years. He was wounded during the First World War, and from 1918 onwards, his work lost its Symbolist touches. Incidentally, WWI is often cited as the event which brought about the true end of the Symbolist and Decadent movements – a society torn apart by conflict and loss could no longer tolerate the culture of indulgence, art-for-art’s-sake, and immorality. More Gustave Adolphe Mossa
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