Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Women by Frenchman Édouard Joseph Dantan 1848-1897, the son & grandson of sculptors



Edouard Joseph Dantan (French painter, 1848-1897)


Edouard Joseph Dantan (French painter, 1848-1897)


Edouard Joseph Dantan (French painter, 1848-1897)


These Particular portraits of women by Frenchman Edouard Dantan's (1848-1897) Seem to me quite sculptural. His grandfather was Joseph-Antoine-Laurent Dantan, a wood carver; His uncle, Jean-Pierre Dantan, was a clay & amp; bronze sculptor: & amp; His father, Antoine-Laurent Dantan, was a sculptor of marble. Edouard chose to paint, but His favorite subject was painting artists at work in vaulting sculpture studios, anche Although he explored still lifes, landscapes, & amp; portraits. His career was cut short, When one of the horses attached to His carriage bolted, throwing Dantan to His death; before he Reached the age of 50.


Edouard Joseph Dantan (French painter, 1848-1897) Self Portrait

Monday, December 23, 2013

Women & Children by Maurice Denis 1870-1943

Maurice Denis (French artist, 1870-1943) La Grande Soeur Anne Marie Francois et sur La Plage


Maurice Denis was a French painter and theorist and a member of the Symbolist and Les Nabis movements. His theories Contributed to the foundations of cubism, fauvism, and abstract art.


Maurice Denis (French artist, 1870-1943) Child in a Red Dress 1898


Maurice Denis was born in Granville, Manche, a coastal town in the Normandy region of France. Waters and coastlines would remain favorite subject matter Throughout His career, as would material drawn from the Bible. As a teenager, Denis wrote, "Yes, it's Necessary That I am a Christian painter, That I celebrate all the miracles of Christianity, I feel it's necessary."


Maurice Denis (French artist, 1870-1943) La Chapelle de Kernivinen


The Denis family was affluent, and young Maurice Both attended the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and the Académie Julian, where he Studied with the French figure painter and theorist Jules Joseph Lefebvre.


Maurice Denis (French artist, 1870-1943) The menuet de la Princesse Maleine 1891


At the Académie, he met painters and future Nabi members including Paul Sérusier, Pierre Bonnard, Edouard Vuillard and Ker-Xavier Roussel. In 1890, they formed The Nabis using the Hebrew word for prophet, Because They believed they would be creating new forms of expression. The group would split apart by the end of the decade but would influence the later work of Both Bonnard and Vuillard, as well as non-Nabi painters like Henri Matisse.


Maurice Denis (French artist, 1870-1943) Les Arbres verts ou Les Hêtres de Kerduel. 1893


Denis went on to focus on religious subjects and murals. In 1922, he published His collected historical and theoretical work as New Theories of Modern Art and Sacred. He wrote, "... Symbolism is the art of translating and inducing states of soul by means of relations of colors and forms. These relations, invented or borrowed from Nature, become signs or symbols of These states of soul: they have the power to suggest them ... The Symbol claims to give rise straightway in the soul of the spectator to the whole gamut of human emotions by means of the gamut of colors and forms, or let us say, of sensations, Which Corresponds to them. "


Maurice Denis (French artist, 1870-1943) Eva Meurier in Green Dress 1891


The subjects of His mature works include landscapes and figure studies, Particularly of mother and child. But His primary interest Remained the painting of religious subjects.


Maurice Denis (French artist, 1870-1943) Portrait of a Small Girl


Denis was among the first artists to insist on the flatness of the picture plane-one of the great starting points for modernism, as Practiced in the visual arts. In 1890, he wrote, "Remember That a picture, before being a battle horse, a nude, an anecdote or whatnot, is essentially a flat surface covered with colors assembled in a certain order."


Maurice Denis (French artist, 1870-1943) Rocks at Pouldu 1892


In 1898, he produced a theory of creation That found the source for art in the character of the painter: "That Which Creates a work of art is the power and the will of the artist."


Maurice Denis (French artist, 1870-1943) Portrait d'Une Demoiselle Roussi


Denis married His first wife, Marthe Meurier, in 1893. They had seven children, and she and the children would pose for Denis Numerous works. Following her death in 1919, Denis painted a chapel dedicated to her memory. Two years later, he married again, to Elisabeth Graterolle, blackberries and fathered two children. Denis died in Paris of injuries Resulting from an automobile accident in 1943.


Maurice Denis (French artist, 1870-1943) Mother and Child 1895


Maurice Denis (French artist, 1870-1943) The Baby 1898


Maurice Denis (French artist, 1870-1943) The Crown of Daisies 1905


Maurice Denis (French artist, 1870-1943) The Cuisiniere


Maurice Denis (French artist, 1870-1943) The Cow Girl 1893


Maurice Denis (French artist, 1870-1943) Portrait of Two Girls


Maurice Denis (French artist, 1870-1943) The Two Sisters 1891


Maurice Denis (French artist, 1870-1943) Yellow Cat 1915


Maurice Denis (French artist, 1870-1943) Anne Marie Denis


1902c Maurice Denis (French artist, 1870-1943) Maternite, Anne-Marie and Marthe in the Oval Bague


Saturday, December 21, 2013

Women by Finnish Artist Albert Edelfelt 1854-1905

Albert Edelfelt (Finnish painter, 1854-1905) In Penoir


Albert Edelfelt (Finnish painter, 1854-1905) At the Door 1901


Albert Edelfelt (Finnish painter, 1854-1905) Virginie 1883

Albert Gustaf Aristides Edelfelt (1854-1905) was a Finnish painter, Whose father Carl Albert was an architect. Edelfelt Admired the poet laureate Johan Ludvig Runeberg who was a friend of the family. Edelfelt illustrated Runeberg's epic poem The Tales of Ensign Stål. He Studied art in Antwerp (1873-1874), Paris (1874-1878), & amp; St. Petersburg (1881-1882).

Albert Edelfelt (Finnish painter, 1854-1905) Lady Dreaming Outside Church Detail 1893


Albert Edelfelt (Finnish painter, 1854-1905) Annie Edelfelt The Painter's Youngest Sister


Albert Edelfelt (Finnish painter, 1854-1905) Ellan de la Chapelle The Artist's Wife


Albert Edelfelt (Finnish painter, 1854-1905) Portrait of a Young Girl 1880


Albert Edelfelt (Finnish painter, 1854-1905) Portrait of a Young Woman 1891.


Albert Edelfelt (Finnish painter, 1854-1905) White Queen 1877


Albert Edelfelt (Finnish painter, 1854-1905)

Albert Edelfelt (Finnish painter, 1854-1905) The Laundress

Albert Edelfelt (Finnish painter, 1854-1905) Under the Birches 1881 Detail


Albert Edelfelt (Finnish painter, 1854-1905)) Portrait of a Young Lady in 1885

Albert Edelfelt (Finnish painter, 1854-1905)

Albert Edelfelt (Finnish painter, 1854-1905)

Albert Edelfelt (Finnish painter, 1854-1905)


Albert Edelfelt (Finnish painter, 1854-1905) Self Portrait

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Children by Irish Portraitist William Orpen 1878-1931



William Orpen (Irish artist, 1878-1931) Miss Harmsworth


William Orpen (Irish artist, 1878-1931) Anne Harmsworth


William Orpen (Irish artist, 1878-1931) Son of Oliver St John Gogarty


William Orpen (Irish artist, 1878-1931) Kit


William Orpen (Irish artist, 1878-1931) Master Spottiswoode


William Orpen (Irish artist, 1878-1931) Clara Hughes

Sunday, December 15, 2013

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