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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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A few portraits of women by Welch-born Gwen John 1876-1939

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Gwen John (British painter, 1876-1939) A Seated Girl

Gwendolen Mary John (1876 – 1939) was a Welsh artist who worked in France for most of her career. She is noted for her still lifes & for her portraits, especially of anonymous female sitters. John was an artist's model for (later the lover of) sculptor Auguste Rodin.

Gwen John (British painter, 1876-1939) A Seated Woman

John's earliest surviving work dates from her 19th year. From 1895 to 1898, she studied at the Slade School of Art, where her younger brother, Augustus, had begun his studies in 1894. Though she was once overshadowed by her popular artist brother, Augustus himself predicted, "In 50 years' time I will be known as the brother of Gwen John." He was right.

Gwen John (British painter, 1876-1939) Girl in a Green Dress

Her portraits of women (usually of anonymous sitters) favored a seated 3/4 length format, with hands folded in laps. One of her models, Jeanne Foster, wrote of John, "She takes down my hair and does it like her own ... she has me sit as she does, and I feel the absorption of her personality as I sit."

Gwen John (British painter, 1876-1939) Girl in Blue Dress Holding a Piece of Sewing

Gwen John (British painter, 1876-1939) Girl in Blue Dress

Gwen John (British painter, 1876-1939) Girl in Mulberry Dress

Gwen John (British painter, 1876-1939) Girl in Profile

Gwen John (British painter, 1876-1939) Girl with a Bow before a Pink Background

Gwen John (British painter, 1876-1939) Chloe Boughton-Leigh

Gwen John (British painter, 1876-1939) Mere Poussepin at a Table

Gwen John (British painter, 1876-1939) Nude Girl

Gwen John (British painter, 1876-1939) Mere Poussepin

Gwen John (British painter, 1876-1939) The Convalescent

Gwen John (British painter, 1876-1939) Woman Holding a Flower

Gwen John (British painter, 1876-1939) Woman in Profile

Gwen John (British painter, 1876-1939) Young Woman in a Red Shawl


Gwen John (British painter, 1876-1939)  Chloe Boughton-Leigh 1904-08


Gwen John (British painter, 1876-1939)  The Precious Book


Gwen John (British painter, 1876-1939) A Lady Reading


Gwen John (British painter, 1876-1939) Dorelia


Gwen John (British painter, 1876-1939) Girl with Bare Shoulders


Gwen John (British painter, 1876-1939) Pilgrim

Gwen John (British painter, 1876-1939) Self Portrait c 1900

Gwen John (British painter, 1876-1939) Self Portrait with Letter

Gwen John (British painter, 1876-1939) Self Portrait
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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Endre Barzo, Hungarian artist, 1898-1953

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Endre Barzo (Hungarian artist, 1898-1953) Lightening 1930

Endre Barzo (Hungarian artist, 1898-1953) graduated as an art teacher in Budapest in 1921, & worked as an assistant lecturer with Ágost Benkhard until 1926. He was a member of the art society KÉVE, and his works were exhibited in the Hungarian National Salon in 1931.

Endre Barzo (Hungarian artist, 1898-1953) Village in a Storm 1930


Endre Barzo (Hungarian artist, 1898-1953) Galloping 1932


Thursday, September 12, 2013

A few more old Psalm books...

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17th century embroidered satin book with pictorial angel and trees. The Whole Booke of Davids Psalmes (London, 1634), The British Library Database of Bookbindings.


Front and back covers of an embroidered satin book with two sets of metal clasps. The Whole Booke of Davids Psalmes (Edinburgh, 1644), The British Library Database of Bookbindings.


The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. [and] The Whole Booke of Davids Psalmes. (London, 1640) The British Library Database of Bookbindings.


Front and back covers of an embroidered satin book with two sets of metal clasps. The Whole Booke of Davids Psalmes (Edinburgh, 1644), The British Library Database of Bookbindings.
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