Monday, September 30, 2013

Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) Paints His Wife

. Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) Madame Cezanne Marie Hortense Fiquet 1872-77


Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) Madame Cezanne Marie Hortense Fiquet Leaning on Her Elbow 1873-1874

Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) Madame Cezanne Marie Hortense Fiquet in a Striped Skirt 1877

Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) Madame Cezanne Marie Hortense Fiquet 1881


Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) Madame Cezanne Marie Hortense Fiquet in a Striped Robe 1882-1884

Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) Madame Cezanne Marie Hortense Fiquet 1885-87


Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) Madame Cezanne Marie Hortense Fiquet in Blue 1886


Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) Madame Cezanne Marie Hortense Fiquet 1885-1887

Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) Madame Cezanne Marie Hortense Fiquet 1888-1890

Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) Madame Cezanne Marie Hortense Fiquetin a Yellow Chair 1888-1890

Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) Madame Cezanne Marie Hortense Fiquet 1885


Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) Madame Cezanne Marie Hortense Fiquet in a Yellow Chair 1888-90

Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) Madame Cezanne Marie Hortense Fiquet 1890


Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) Madame Cezanne Marie Hortense Fiquet with Unbound Hair 1890-92


Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) Madame Cezanne Marie Hortense Fiquet in a Red Stripped Dress 1891-92


Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) Madame Cezanne Marie Hortense Fiquet in the Greenhouse 1891

Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) Madame Cezanne Marie Hortense Fiquet in Red 1890-94


Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) Madame Cezanne Marie Hortense Fiquet 1891-92


Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) Madame Cezanne Marie Hortense Fiquet in a Green Hat 1894-95

Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) Madame Cezanne Marie Hortense Fiquet


Paul Cézanne (French painter, 1839–1906) became a Post-Impressionist painter whose work laid the foundations of the transition from the 19th century conception of art to a new & radically different concept of art in the 20th century. Cézanne is said to be the bridge between Impressionism & Cubism. Both Matisse & Picasso said Cézanne "is the father of us all."

 

Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) Self Portrait c 1875
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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Women Artists & The French Revolution - Adelaide Labille-Guiard 1749-1803

. Adelaide Labille-Guiard (French Neoclassical Painter, 1749-1803) Portrait of a Woman

Adelaide Labille-Guiard (French Neoclassical Painter, 1749-1803) Madame Marie Gabrielle Capet

Adelaide Labille-Guiard (French Neoclassical Painter, 1749-1803) Portrait of a Woman 1778

Adelaide Labille-Guiard (French Neoclassical Painter, 1749-1803) Delightful Surprise 1779

Adelaide Labille-Guiard (French Neoclassical Painter, 1749-1803) Portrait of a Woman 1780

Adelaide Labille-Guiard (French Neoclassical Painter, 1749-1803) Madame de Genlis, 1780

Adelaide Labille-Guiard (French Neoclassical Painter, 1749-1803) Portrait of a Woman 1780

Adelaide Labille-Guiard (French Neoclassical Painter, 1749-1803) Flore Pajou 1783

Adelaide Labille-Guiard (French Neoclassical Painter, 1749-1803) A Woman Writing 1787

Adelaide Labille-Guiard (French Neoclassical Painter, 1749-1803) The Comtesse de Selve 1787

Adelaide Labille-Guiard (French Neoclassical Painter, 1749-1803) Elisabeth of France Called Madame Elisabeth 1788
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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Women Artists & The French Revolution - Self Portraits by Adelaide Labille-Guiard 1749-1803

. Adelaide Labille-Guiard (French Neoclassical Painter, 1749-1803) Self Portrait

Adelaide Labille-Guiard (1749-1803), one of 8 children of a haberdasher, was born in Paris. During adolescence, she studied miniature painting with Swiss miniaturist François-Elie Vincent, a family friend. She later studied pastels and portraiture with Maurice-Quentin de la Tour. At the age of 20, she married a financial clerk named Louis-Nicolas Guiard, but the marriage wasn't successful one. In 1779, Adelaide was granted a legal separation from her already estranged husband. After a later reformation of divorce laws, Adelaide was finally able to marry the artist son of her former teacher, François André Vincent, whom she lived happily with until her death.

Adelaide Labille-Guiard (French Neoclassical Painter, 1749-1803) Self Portrait detail

Because of the Vincent family's connections, her works were exhibited at the Académie de Saint-Luc until 1777, when it closed. In May of 1783, Labille-Guiard was accepted as a member of the French Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture. Three other women, including Élisabeth-Louise Vigée-Lebrun, were admitted as members on the same day, despite some consternation on the part of some of the male members.

Adelaide Labille-Guiard (French Neoclassical Painter, 1749-1803) Self Portrait With Two Pupils 1785

Unlike Lebrun, Labille Guillard's subjects included both the members of the aristocracy as well as revolutionary figures. Her royal commissions made Labille-Guiard politically suspect after the French Revolution of 1789. In the early 1790s, she campaigned for the Academy to be opened up to the general admission of women. At the Salon of 1791, she exhibited portraits of members of the National Assembly, including Maximilien Robespierre and Armand, duc d'Aiguillon. However, in 1793 she was ordered to destroy some of her royalist paintings, including the unfinished commission for the Count of Provence. She died 10 years later.

Adelaide Labille-Guiard (French Neoclassical Painter, 1749-1803) Self Portrait 1774
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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Women Artists & The French Revolution - Marguerite Gérard 1761-1837

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François Dumont (1751-1831) Portrait of Marguerite Gérard (French artist, 1761-1837) at age 32

Marguerite Gérard was a French painter & etcher. She was the daughter of Marie Gilette & perfumer Claude Gérard. After the death of her mother in 1775, she went to live with her sister Marie-Anne & her artist husband Jean-Honoré Fragonard in their apartment at the Louvre. She lived there for the next 30 years as his pupil. Before the Revolution her patrons were fellow painters like Hubert Robert, musicians like Grétry, & architects. She painted no royalty, no Marie-Antoinette, no aristocrats, but educated, wealthy bourgeois. Marguerite Gérard was no Court painter. She stayed safely away from political themes, & the French Revolution does not seem to have directly impacted Marguerite’s career. She produced intimate domestic genre scenes as well as portraits & was one of France's first successful female artists.

Marguerite Gérard (French artist, 1761-1837)

Marguerite Gérard (French artist, 1761-1837) Dors, mon enfant (Sleep my child) c 1783

Marguerite Gérard (French artist, 1761-1837) La bonne nouvelle

Marguerite Gérard (French artist, 1761-1837) La mauvaise nouvelle

Marguerite Gérard (French artist, 1761-1837) Le petit messager

Marguerite Gérard (French artist, 1761-1837) Mme de Staël et sa fille c 1805)

Marguerite Gérard (French artist, 1761-1837) Peintre faisant le portrait d'une joueuse de luth (Painter when painting a portrait of a lute player)
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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Women Artists & The French Revolution - Victoire Lemoine 1754-1802

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Victoire Lemoine was a French painter. Born in Paris, where she also died, she was a student of François-Guillaume Ménageot, and took part in numerous Salons. She also may have been a student of Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun, for her painting Atelier of a Painter is probably a portrait of Vigee-Lebrun. Lemoine was a portraitist & miniaturist who was part of a generation of women who were able to enjoyed considerable success as professional artists both before and after the French revolution. Her sisters Marie-Denise Villers & Marie-Élisabeth Gabiou also became painters.

Victoire Lemoine (French artist, 1754-1802) Atelier of a Painter, Probably Madame Vigée Le Brun (1755–1842), and Her Pupil

Victoire Lemoine (French artist, 1754-1802) Portraits d'une soeur et d'un jeune frère

Victoire Lemoine (French artist, 1754-1802) Self Portrait of a Woman and Cupid
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Friday, September 20, 2013

Gathering water everyday- 19th-Century Women

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We had a huge storm here 6 days ago. Many are still without power.  If you live in the country, as we do, the water pump simply does not operate without electricity.  Finding bottled water is the only solution.  The situation helps me better understand the time-consuming chores of the past needed just to live everyday.



Diogène Ulysse Napoléon Maillart (French painter, 1840–1926), Young Italian Water Carrier


Eugene de Blaas, also known as Eugene von Blaas or Eugenio de Blaas (1843–1932)


James Barnes (English artist, 18??-1923)


William-Adolphe Bouguereau (French Academic painter, 1825-1905)


Elisabeth Keyser (Swedish artist, 1851-1898)


Léon Augustin Lhermitte (French painter, 1844–1925) Retour de la Fountaine


Eugene de Blaas, also known as Eugene von Blaas or Eugenio de Blaas (1843–1932)


Theodore Robinson (American artist, 1852-1896)


Daniel Ridgway Knight (American expatriate genre artist, 1839-1924)


Juan Antonio Gonzalez (Spanish painter, 1842-1914)


Henry Mosler (American painter, 1841-1920)


Ignacio Diaz Olano (Spanish artist, 1860-1937)


Léon Augustin Lhermitte (French painter, 1844–1925) At the Fountain 1895