Archive for July, 2008

Antoni Gaudi

Posted in Architecture, Art Nouveau, mosaic, sculpture with tags , , , , , , on July 27, 2008 by florinorfolk

Antoni Plàcid Guillem Gaudí i Cornet (25 June 1852–10 June 1926) – in English usually referred to by the Spanish translation of his name, Antonio Gaudí – was a Spanish[3] architect who belonged to the Modernist style (Art Nouveau) movement and was famous for his unique style and highly individualistic designs.

Casa Mila, Barcelona

La Sagrada Familia – Gaudis unfinished masterpiece in Barcelona

chimneys covered in mosaics

detail of tile mosaic at Palau Guell, Barcelona

Famous lizzard by Antoni Gaudi using mosaic technique called trencadis.

Tilman Riemenschneider

Posted in biblical topics, portrait, Renaissance, Riemenschneider, sculpture with tags , , , , , , , on July 18, 2008 by florinorfolk

Tilman Riemenschneider (c. 1460 – July 7, 1531) was a German sculptor and woodcarver active in Würzburg from 1483. He was one of the most prolific and versatile sculptors of the transition period between late Gothic and Renaissance, a master in stone and lindenwood.

Saint Barbara

Madonna
(in: Tauberbischofsheim, Germany)


Virgin Annunciate


grieving women

Chaim Soutine

Posted in Chaim Soutine, Expressionism, landscape, portrait with tags , , , , , , on July 17, 2008 by florinorfolk

Chaïm Soutine (1893 – August 9, 1943) was a Jewish expressionist painter from Belarus.

Ceret landscape (Southern France)

little girl with doll

landscape

landscape in Southern France

landscape at Cagnes

Amadeo Modigliani

Posted in Expressionism, Modigliani, portrait with tags , , on July 17, 2008 by florinorfolk

Amedeo Clemente Modigliani (July 12, 1884 – January 24, 1920) was an Italian artist, practicing both painting and sculpture, who pursued his career for the most part in France. Modigliani was born in Livorno (historically referred to in English as Leghorn), in Northwestern Italy and began his artistic studies in Italy before moving to Paris in 1906. Influenced by the artists in his circle of friends and associates, by a range of genres and art movements, and by primitive art, Modigliani’s œuvre was nonetheless unique and idiosyncratic. He died in Paris of tubercular meningitis — exacerbated by poverty, overworking, and an excessive use of alcohol and narcotics— at the age of 35.

red nude, 1917

Self portrait, 1919

head, 1911

Paul Gauguin

Posted in Post-Impressionism with tags , , , , on July 6, 2008 by florinorfolk

Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin (7 June 1848 – 8 May 1903) was a leading Post-Impressionist painter. His bold experimentation with coloring led directly to the Synthetist style of modern art while his expression of the inherent meaning of the subjects in his paintings, under the influence of the cloisonnist style, paved the way to Primitivism and the return to the pastoral. He was also an influential exponent of wood engraving and woodcuts as art forms.