Friday, August 29, 2014

Lovers by Russian-born Marc Chagall & His Own Words

Before you get too excited, yes, I know I posted this yesterday.  But since then, I have found over twice as many Chagall Lovers; and so, I am reposting with all of the new sweethearts & their strange companions included.  I hope you enjoy.

Marc Chagall (1887-1985) Lovers in the Moonlight

Marc Chagall (1887-1985), a Russian–French artist, was one of the most successful artists of the 20th century. He created a unique career in nearly every artistic medium, including paintings, book illustrations, stained glass, stage sets, ceramics, tapestries & fine art prints. Chagall's haunting, exuberant, & poetic images enjoy universal appeal.

1914 Marc Chagall (1887-1985) Blue Lovers

Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love.  Chagall

1914 Marc Chagall (1887-1985) Green Lovers

When I am finishing a picture, I hold some God-made object up to it - a rock, a flower, the branch of a tree or my hand - as a final test. If the painting stands up beside a thing man cannot make, the painting is authentic. If there's a clash between the two, it's bad art. Chagall

1915 Marc Chagall (1887-1985) Birthday

Marc Chagall (1887-1985) Lovers in Pink 1913

1917 Marc Chagall (1887-1985) Grey Lovers

Art is the increasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers – and never succeeding.  Chagall

1917 Marc Chagall (1887-1985) The Promenade

In the arts, as in life, everything is possible provided it is based on love.  Chagall

Marc Chagall (1887-1985) Double Portrait 1917

In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love. Chagall

1954 Marc Chagall (1887-1985) Le Champ de Mars

Art seems to me to be above all a state of soul. All souls are sacred… Chagall

1958 Marc Chagall (1887-1985) Big Sun

All our interior world is reality, and that, perhaps, more so than our apparent world.  Chagall

Marc Chagall (1887-1985) The Lovers of Venice

If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.  Chagall

Marc Chagall (1887-1985) Lovers

One cannot be precise, and still be true.  Chagall

1969 Marc Chagall (1887-1985) Artist and His Love

The habit of ignoring Nature is deeply implanted in our times. This attitude reminds me of people who never look you in the eye; I find them disturbing and always have to look away.  Chagall

Marc Chagall (1887-1985) Couple Flying over Village

Mine alone is the country of my soul.  Chagall

 Marc Chagall (1887-1985 Lovers near Bridge 1948

 Marc Chagall (1887-1985)

 Marc Chagall (1887-1985) Bouquet with Flying Lovers

 Marc Chagall (1887-1985) Lovers in a red sky

 Marc Chagall (1887-1985) Lovers in Blue Sky

 Marc Chagall (1887-1985) Lovers in the Moonlight

 Marc Chagall (1887-1985) Lovers in the sky of Nice, 1964.

 Marc Chagall (1887-1985) Lovers on a Red Background

 Marc Chagall (1887-1985) Lovers with a half moon

 Marc Chagall (1887-1985) Lovers

 Marc Chagall (1887-1985) Newlyweds and Violinist 1956

 Marc Chagall (1887-1985) Romeo and Juliet 1964

 Marc Chagall (1887-1985) The Dream, 1939

 Marc Chagall (1887-1985)

 Marc Chagall (1887-1985) The Betrothed and Eiffel Tower 1913

Marc Chagall (1887-1985)The Wedding Candles 1945

Marc Chagall (1887-1985) Equestrian 1931

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

September nears by French artist Henri Lebasque 1865-1937

 Henri Lebasque (French artist, 1865-1937) Mother and Child

 Henri Lebasque (French artist, 1865-1937) Young woman with flowers

  Henri Lebasque (French artist, 1865-1937) The cigarette

 Henri Lebasque (French artist, 1865-1937) Woman with a Vase of Flowers

 Henri Lebasque (French artist, 1865-1937) The terrace at St-Tropez

 Henri Lebasque (French artist, 1865-1937) Young woman with flowers

  Henri Lebasque (French artist, 1865-1937) Woman in a White Dress

 Henri Lebasque (French artist, 1865-1937) Mother and child

 Henri Lebasque (French artist, 1865-1937) Two girls resting

 Henri Lebasque (French artist, 1865-1937) View of Esterel from the Balcony

Henri Lebasque (French artist, 1865-1937) Young woman with Parasol

Monday, August 25, 2014

A little 18C sexism toward England's female fishmongers

 Female Orators 1768 by Jn Smith

 The Enraged Macaoni by Philip Dawe 1773

 A Cornish Hug by Wm. Wells 1781  A rather sturdy, but affectionate, female fishmonger.

Sal Dab giving Monsieur a Receipt in full. by R. Sayer & J. Bennett 1776

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Those Glorious Japonisme Goldfish

Henri Matisse (1869-1954). The Goldfish 1911

Henri Matisse (1869-1954). Goldfish and Sculpture 1912

Henri Matisse (1869-1954). Goldfish and Palette, 1914

Paul Klee (1879-1940). The Golden Fish, 1925

Henri Matisse (1869-1954). Woman Before an Aquarium 1921

Henri Matisse (1869-1954) The Window 1914

Paula Modersohn-Becker (1876-1907) 1906 Goldfish

George Dunlop Leslie (British artist, 1835-1921) The Goldfish Seller

John Everett Millais (British artist, 1829-1896) Leisure Hours Detail 1864

Jacques Henri Lartigue (French artist, 1894-1986) Aquarium 1929

William Stephen Coleman (British artist, 1829-1904) Detail

Hendrik Theodorus Jaspers (Dutch artist, 1905-1977) Still Life with Aquarium 1933

Wilfrid de Glehn [English painter, 1870-1951] The Goldfish Bowl

Margaret Preston (Australian artist, 1875–1963) The Fish Bowl 1910

Lovis Corinth (German Painter, 1858-1925) Woman by a Goldfish Tank

Ben Frank Moss (American artist) Orange Fish 1979

William Stephen Coleman (British artist, 1892-1904)  The Goldfish Bowl