Archive for the Expressionism Category

James Ensor

Posted in Expressionism, James Ensor, symbolism with tags , , , , , , on December 28, 2008 by florinorfolk

(from : Wikipedia) James Sidney Edouard, Baron Ensor (April 13, 1860 – November 19, 1949) was a Belgian painter and printmaker, an important influence on expressionism and surrealism who lived in Ostend for almost his entire life. He was associated with the artistic group Les XX.

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Ensor, Intrigue

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Ensor, Strange Masks

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Ensor, Masks

Gustav Klimt

Posted in Art Nouveau, Klimt, portrait on December 8, 2008 by florinorfolk

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Danae, Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862 – February 6, 1918) was an Austrian Symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Art Nouveau (Vienna Secession) movement. His major works include paintings, murals, sketches, and other art objects, many of which are on display in the Vienna Secession gallery. Klimt’s primary subject was the female body,[1] and his works are marked by a frank eroticism–nowhere is this more apparent than in his numerous drawings in pencil. (source: Wikipedia)

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Adele Bloch-Bauer

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The Kiss

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

August Macke (2)

Posted in Expressionism, landscape, Macke with tags , , on June 18, 2008 by florinorfolk


Kairouan, Tunesia


Girls under trees

August Macke

Posted in Expressionism, landscape, Macke with tags , , , on June 18, 2008 by florinorfolk

August Macke (January 3, 1887 – September 26, 1914) was one of the leading members of the German Expressionist group Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider). He lived during a particularly innovative time for German art which saw the development of the main German Expressionist movements as well as the arrival of the successive avant-garde movements which were forming in the rest of Europe. Like a true artist of his time, Macke knew how to integrate into his painting the elements of the avant-garde which most interested him.


Macke, Gartentor


Landscape


Saint Germain

Paul Klee

Posted in abstract, Expressionism, Klee with tags , , , on June 3, 2008 by florinorfolk

I adored Paul Klee’s paintings from my teenage years on. They are dreamlike, playful, “naive” and colourful. Klee experimented a lot with all kind of media.

Paul Klee (December 18, 1879 – June 29, 1940) was a Swiss painter of German nationality. He was influenced by many different art styles in his work, including expressionism, cubism, and surrealism. He was a student of orientalism. He and his friend, the Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky, were also famous for teaching at the Bauhaus school of art and architecture.

Dream City