Monday, November 19, 2012

The Haunting Images of Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo (Italian Pointalist, 1868-1907)



Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo (Italian artist, 1868-1907)My Mother 1890


Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo (Italian artist, 1868-1907) Field in Bloom


Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo (Italian artist, 1868-1907). Young Woman with a Crown of Laurel


Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo (1868-1907) was an Italian Pointillist painter. Born into a family of small landowners in Volpedo, he completed his academic studies at some of the most important Italian academies of his time (the Brera Academy in Milan; the San Luca Academy, & the French Academy in Rome; the school run by the painter Giovanni Fattori in Florence; the Carrara in Bergamo; & the Ligustica in Genoa). At the beginning of the 1890s, he decided to move permanently back to Volpedo, where he married 17-year-old Teresa Bin. Pelizza was one of Italy's most important artists of the late 19th & early 20th centuries, when his life was shattered by the death of his beloved wife during the birth of their 3rd son. Deep depression over his loss led to his suicide in 1907.


Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo (Italian artist, 1868-1907) Speranze deluse


Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo (Italian artist, 1868-1907). Portrait of Palmina


Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo (Italian artist, 1868-1907). detail Mommies


Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo (Italian artist, 1868-1907) Washing In The Sun, 1905.


Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo (Italian artist, 1868-1907). Portrait of Santina Negri


Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo (Italian artist, 1868-1907) . Fourth Estate (Il Quarto Stato) or Proletariat


Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo (Italian artist, 1868-1907) The Dead Child 1896-1902


Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo (Italian artist, 1868-1907) The Procession


Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo (Italian artist, 1868-1907) Spiegel des Lebens


Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo (Italian Pointalist, 1868-1907). Self Portrait

Why can't we look like this, when we are sending a text or an email?



George Goodwin Kilburne (English artist, 1839-1924) Penning A Letter



The Rather Amazing Portraits of his Wife & Others by England's George Spencer Watson 1869-1934



George Spencer Watson (English artist, 1869-1934) Artistis's Wife Hilda and Maggie 1911


Englishman George Spencer Watson studied at the RA Schools from 1889, & exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1891. He was quickly accepted & lauded in the artistic community of England. He won Royal Academy Schools Silver Medals in 1889 & 1891, plus the Landseer Scholarship in 1892. He was elected R.O.I. in 1900; R.P. in 1904; A.R.A. in 1923; & a Member of the Royal Academy (R.A.) in 1932. He married Hilda, a dancer & mime artist. Their daughter Mary Spencer Watson (1913–2006) became a sculptor.


George Spencer Watson (English artist, 1869-1934) Artist's Family Four Loves I Found - a woman, a child, a horse, a hound 1922


George Spencer Watson (English artist, 1869-1934) Vivian Marriot 1915


George Spencer Watson (English artist, 1869-1934) Artist's Family Picnic at Portofino 1911


George Spencer Watson (English artist, 1869-1934) Artist's Wife Hilda in a Black Hat 1909


George Spencer Watson (English artist, 1869-1934) Artist's Wife Hilda Spencer Watson


George Spencer Watson (English artist, 1869-1934) The Orange Dress 1926


George Spencer Watson (English artist, 1869-1934) Betty McCann 1927


George Spencer Watson (English artist, 1869-1934) The Saddler's Daughter - Artist's Daughter Mary Spencer Watson


George Spencer Watson (English artist, 1869-1934) Artist's Daughter Mary Spencer Watson 1930


George Spencer Watson (English artist, 1869-1934) Artist's Wife Hilda Spencer Watson 1932


George Spencer Watson (English artist, 1869-1934) Artist's Daughter Mary Spencer Watson 1932


George Spencer Watson (English artist, 1869-1934 Artist's Wife


George Spencer Watson (English artist, 1869-1934) Lady in Black 1922


George Spencer Watson (English artist, 1869-1934) Cynthia 1932


George Spencer Watson (English artist, 1869-1934) Miss Beaton


George Spencer Watson (English artist, 1869-1934) Monica Boyd


George Spencer Watson (English artist, 1869-1934) Self Portrait