Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Earth, Water, Air, & Fire - The Elements - Jean Mariette (French printmaker, 1660-1742)



 Jean Mariette (French printmaker, 1660-1742) The Elements - Air



 Jean Mariette (French printmaker, 1660-1742) The Elements - Fire



 Jean Mariette (French printmaker, 1660-1742) The Elements - Earth



Jean Mariette (French printmaker, 1660-1742) The Elements - Water


Sunday, June 28, 2015

Earth, Water, Air, & Fire - The Elements - Nicolas Bonnart I (French printer, c 1637-1718)



 Nicolas Bonnart I (French printer, c 1637-1718) The Elements - Air



 Nicolas Bonnart I (French printer, c 1637-1718) The Elements - Earth



 Nicolas Bonnart I (French printer, c 1637-1718) The Elements - Fire



Nicolas Bonnart I (French printer, c 1637-1718) The Elements - Water


Friday, June 26, 2015

Earth, Water, Air, & Fire - The Elements - William Marshall (British printmaker, 1617-1649)



 William Marshall (British printmaker, 1617-1649) The Elements - Earth



 William Marshall (British printmaker, 1617-1649) The Elements - Fire



William Marshall (British printmaker, 1617-1649) The Elements - Water


 William Marshall (British printmaker, 1617-1649) The Elements - Air


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Earth, Water, Air, & Fire - The Elements - Crispin de Passe (1565-1637)



 Crispin de Passe (1565-1637), The Four Elements after drawings by Maarten de Vos (1532-1603),  c. 1600.  Earth



 Crispin de Passe (1565-1637), The Four Elements, after drawings by Maarten de Vos (1532-1603),  c. 1600.  Air



 Crispin de Passe (1565-1637), The Four Elements, after drawings by Maarten de Vos (1532-1603),  c. 1600. Fire



Crispin de Passe (1565-1637), The Four Elements, after drawings by Maarten de Vos (1532-1603),  c. 1600. Water


Monday, June 22, 2015

Saturday, June 20, 2015

20C Hungarian music, women, legs, dogs, & goats by Robert Bereny 1887-1953


Robert Bereny (Hungarian artist, 1887-1953) Woman Playing Cello 1928


Robert Bereny (Hungarian artist, 1887-1953) Woman with Cello 1937

Robert Bereny (Hungarian artist, 1887-1953) Self Portrait 1906

In 1904, Bereny was a student of Tivadar Zemplényi, before he went to study in Paris, where he was particularly influenced by Cézanne's art. Politcally he took part in the art life of the Hungarian Soviet Republic, and he was the leader of the department for painting in the Art Directorate. After 1919, he emmigrated to Berlin, which he left to return home in 1926. He worked in Zebegény from 1934. He was awarded the Szinnyei prize in 1936.  Obviously, I am particularly fond of his self-portraits & his bold use of color.

Robert Bereny (Hungarian artist, 1887-1953) Red Dress 1908


Robert Bereny (Hungarian artist, 1887-1953) Woman in a Green Room 1927


Robert Bereny (Hungarian artist, 1887-1953) Woman in Arm Chair 1923


Robert Bereny (Hungarian artist, 1887-1953) Girl Reading 1946-48


Robert Bereny (Hungarian artist, 1887-1953) Self Portrait 1947


Thursday, June 18, 2015

20C English Music by Stanley Spencer 1891-1959



Stanley Spencer, (English painter, 1891-1959) Music Lesson at Bedales 1921  Bedales School is an independent school situated in the village of Steep, in Hampshire. The school was founded in 1893, by John Haden Badley in reaction to the limitations of conventional Victorian schools. In the first half of 20th century the progressive movement around Bedales attracted a community of artists, craftsmen & writers to live in Steep. In the early 1920s Stanley Spencer made a number of drawings & paintings of activities at the school, while staying with Muirhead Bone.

Spencer's father was a musician & taught him to play the piano,  Two sisters who lived at the end of his lane in Cookham, said that he would drop in & say "Can I have a tinkle?" He would sit down at their piano & play Bach & Chopin.



Stanley Spencer, (English painter, 1891-1959) At the Piano 1957


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Flowers for you


Josef Launer (Mid 19C Austrian artist) Bouquet of Flowers with a Butterfly


Sunday, June 14, 2015

Flowers for you from Jean Édouard Vuillard 1868-1940



 Jean Édouard Vuillard (French artist, 1868-1940) Flowers 1910



 Jean Édouard Vuillard (French artist, 1868-1940) Fleurs (1904)



 Jean Édouard Vuillard (French artist, 1868-1940) Flowers 1906



 Jean Édouard Vuillard (French artist, 1868-1940) Bouquet of Pansies, Myosotis and Daisies in front of a Carafe, on a Table 1900



Jean Édouard Vuillard (French artist, 1868-1940) Anemones in a Jug 1902


Friday, June 12, 2015

The New Women about London WWI - 1920s by Mabel Frances Layng 1881–1937


Mabel Frances Layng (English artist, 1881–1937) Mars and Venus 1918


Mabel Layng was born in 1881, in Grammar School House, Macclesfield, Cheshire. Her family moved to Stafford a few years later. She was the daughter of Alfred Edward Freestone Layng (1851-1921), who was the Headmaster of King Edward VI School between 1883 - 1901, and his wife Ada Mary Coates (1853-1883).



Mabel Frances Layng (English artist, 1881–1937) The Holidaymakers


After 1902, the family moved away from Stafford; and by 1914, they had settled in Ealing, London, where Mabel remained for the rest of her life.



Mabel Frances Layng (English artist, 1881–1937) The Oil Shop


Her paintings show scenes of everyday life in London during the years between the First World War & 1930. She exhibited at the Royal Academy & other galleries between 1916 - 1928. She follows women as they shop, visit the milliner, sew, meet at the cafe, dance, make music, and, of course, take tea together.



Mabel Frances Layng (English artist, 1881–1937) The Omnibus 1920s



Mabel Frances Layng (English artist, 1881–1937) The Sewing Girl



Mabel Frances Layng (English artist, 1881–1937) Top of the Bus 1920s



Mabel Frances Layng (English artist, 1881–1937) At the Milliners c 1921



Mabel Frances Layng (English artist, 1881–1937) Bread Shop c 1916



Mabel Frances Layng (English artist, 1881–1937) Crossing the Street c 1926



Mabel Frances Layng (English artist, 1881–1937) Girls Dressing 1920s



Mabel Frances Layng (English artist, 1881–1937) On Greenwich Pier



Mabel Frances Layng (English artist, 1881–1937) On the Pier c 1925



Mabel Frances Layng (English artist, 1881–1937) Piano Solo c 1920s



Mabel Frances Layng (English artist, 1881–1937) Shop Windows c 1922



Mabel Frances Layng (English artist, 1881–1937) Tea Dancing c 1920



Mabel Frances Layng (English artist, 1881–1937) The Cafe c 1924



Mabel Frances Layng (English artist, 1881–1937) The Greengrocers c 1917



Mabel Frances Layng (English artist, 1881–1937) Under the Trees c 1920



Mabel Frances Layng (English artist, 1881–1937) The Tea Room