Thursday, October 3, 2013

Woman Artist - Anni Albers (1899-1994)


"We learn courage from art work. We have to go where no one was before us. We are alone and we are responsible for our actions. Our solitariness takes on religious character; this is a matter of my conscience and me." Anni Albers

Anni Albers, Color Study (reds and orange), 1970 Gouzche and Pencil on paper

Anni Albers (1899-1994) was born in Berlin & studied at the Bauhaus, where she met her future husband & teacher, Josef.

Anni Albers, Enmeshed I, 1963 Lithograph

When the Bauhaus was closed by the Nazis in 1933, the Alberses moved to North Carolina, where they taught at Black Mountain College in Asheville until 1949.

Anni Albers, Red Meander, 1969. Serigraph

They then moved to Connecticut, where Josef Albers was named chairman of the Department of Design at the Yale University School of Art in 1950.

Anni Albers, Orchestra III, 1980 Photo Offset

Anni Albers, a textile maker and print maker, won critical acclaim for her imaginative use of materials and innovative weaving techniques.

Anni Albers, Scroll Design, 1960 Gouache on Graph Paper

She exhibited her work in a show at The Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1949 and both lectured and wrote about the field.

Anni Albers, Second Movement II, 1978 Etching Aquatint

Later in life she developed an interest in printmaking.

Anni Albers, Second Movement II, 1978 Etching Aquatint

While she incorporated the same sense of abstract form and geometric design found in her textiles, she also experimented with varying shades of color, as demonstrated in "Red Meander."

Anni Albers, Wall XI, 1984 Watercolor on Silkscreen


William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) paints his wife Alice Bremond Gerson (1866-1927)


William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) Mrs William Merritt Chase (Alice Bremond Gerson) Tamborine Girl

William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) Mrs William Merritt Chase (Alice Bremond Gerson) Meditation 1885


William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) Mrs William Merritt Chase (Alice Bremond Gerson) in Spanish Dress


William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) Mrs William Merritt Chase (Alice Bremond Gerson) 1886


William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) Mrs William Merritt Chase (Alice Bremond Gerson) The Blue Kimono 1888


William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) Mrs William Merritt Chase and Child 1889 Detail

William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) Mrs William Merritt Chase (Alice Bremond Gerson) 1890

William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) Mrs William Merritt Chase (Alice Bremond Gerson) 1892

William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) Mrs William Merritt Chase (Alice Bremond Gerson) Reflections, 1893


William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) Mrs William Merritt Chase (Alice Bremond Gerson) For the Little One 1896 Detail


William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) Mrs William Merritt Chase (Alice Bremond Gerson) in a White Shawl


William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) Mrs William Merritt Chase (Alice Bremond Gerson) In Prospect Park

William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) Mrs William Merritt Chase (Alice Bremond Gerson) 1900


William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) Mrs William Merritt Chase (Alice Bremond Gerson)


William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) Mrs William Merritt Chase (Alice Bremond Gerson) 1910

Photo of Mrs. William M. Chase 1911

Several portraits of women by American William Merritt Chase (1849-1916)


William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) Alice Fernandez

William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) Head of a Young Girl 1876

William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) Girl in Red Embroidered Jacket 1896


William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) Sarah Frances Joost 1905


William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) Portrait of a Young Girl


William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) Elizabeth Fisher 1899


William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) Portrait of a Young Woman 1905


William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) Portrait of a Woman


William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) Portrait of a Woman 1894


William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) Portrait of a Lady


William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) Miss Edith Newbold 1892


William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) Mary Margaret Sweeny 1910

William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) Kate Freemen Clark 1902


William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) The Red Gown


A few Americans dining out...


Irving R. Wiles (American painter, 1861-1948) The Corner Table 1886


John Sloan (American painter, 1871-1951) Chinese Restaurant 1909 Sloan noted in his diary in February 1909: "Felt restless so went to the Chinese restaurant and was glad I did for I saw a strikingly gotten up girl with dashing red feathers in her hat playing with the restaurant's fat cat." He concluded: "It would be a good thing to paint."


Irving R. Wiles (American painter, 1861-1948) The Loiterers 1887


John Sloan (American painter, 1871-1951) Renganeschi's Saturday Night 1912

Guy Pene du Bois (American painter, 1894-1958) Dining Out 1919


Preparing the Harvest - 1600s Food in Europe


Frans Snyders (Dutch artist, 1579-1657) The Fruit Basket



Nathaniel Bacon (English painter, 1585–1627) Cookmaid with Vegetables and Fruit



Bernardo Strozzi The Cook c 1620



Frans Snyders (Dutch artist, 1579-1657) The Pantry



Nathaniel Bacon (English painter, 1585–1627) Cookmaid with Game



Jacob Jordaens (Flemish artist, 1593-1678) Kitchen



Nathaniel Bacon (English painter, 1585–1627) Cookmaid


Albrecht Kauw the Elder (Swiss artist, 1621-1681) Fruits and Vegetables 1660



Master of the Amsterdam Bodegone, The Chef c 1610



Giovanna Garzoni (Italian artist, 1600–1670) The Old Man of Artimino, c 1650



Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (Spanish arist, 1599-1660)Old Woman Cooking Eggs 



1643 Godfried Schalcken or Gottfried Schalken (1643–1706) Man and Woman with a Wine Glass


Gabriel Metsu (Dutch Baroque Era Painter, 1629-1667) Woman Peeling Potatoes


Floris Gerritsz Van Schooten (Dutch artist, 1587-1665) Kitchen Scene 1620s


Godfried Schalcken (Dutch Baroque Era Painter, 1643-1706) Woman Scouring a Pot


Floris Gerritsz Van Schooten (Dutch artist, 1587-1665) Kitchen Still Life


Gabriel Metsu (Dutch Baroque Era Painter, 1629-1667) Girl with Pestle and Mortar


Frans Snyders (Flemish artist, 1579-1657) Cook with Food


Gabriel Metsu (Dutch Baroque Era Painter, 1629-1667) The Cook 1657


Gerard Terborch (Dutch Baroque Era Painter, 1617-1681) A Milking a Cow


Jeremias Van Winghe (Flemish artist, 1578-1645) Kitchen Scene 1613


Peter Wtewael (Dutch Baroque Era Painter, 1596-1660) Kitchen Scene 1620


Pieter de Hooch (Dutch genre painter, c 1629-c 1677) Woman Peeling Apples


Nicolaes Maes (Dutch Baroque Era Painter, 1634-1693) Girl Peeling Apples


Gerard Terborch (Dutch Baroque Era Painter, 1617-1681) Peeling Apples


Johannes Vermeer (Dutch Baroque Era Painter, 1632-1675) Milkmaid


Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606-1669) Plucking Fowl



Anna Maria Hufnagel in the Kitchen by Anonymous 1663



Bernardus van Schijndel (1647–1709) Woman Making Pancakes



David Teniers the Younger (1610-1690) follower Old Woman Pealing Pears



David Teniers the Younger (1610-1690) Kitchen with Sleeping Woman



Gerrit Dou (Dutch Baroque Era Painter, 1613-1675) Girl Chopping Onions



Jean Michelin (1616-1670) The Baker's Cart