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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

Rogier van der Weyden

Posted in Netherlandish, portrait, Renaissance, Weyden with tags , , on September 24, 2008 by florinorfolk

Rogier van der Weyden, also known as Rogier de le Pasture (1399/1400 – June 18, 1464) is, with Jan van Eyck, considered one of the greatest exponents of the school of Early Netherlandish painting.

Portrait of a Lady (ca.1455)

Braque Family Tryptich (part)

Raffael

Posted in portrait, Raffael, Renaissance with tags , , , on August 22, 2008 by florinorfolk

(from: Wikipedia)  Raphael Sanzio, usually known by his first name alone (in Italian Raffaello)[1] (April 6 or March 28, 1483April 6, 1520)[2] was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance, celebrated for the perfection and grace of his paintings and drawings. Together with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci he forms the traditional trinity of great masters of that period.

The dumb Lady

The Lady with the Unicorn

portrait of a young woman

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

Andrea Mantegna

Posted in Mantegna, portrait, Renaissance with tags , , , on June 10, 2008 by florinorfolk

Andrea Mantegna (c. 1431September 13, 1506) was an Italian Renaissance artist. A serious student of Roman archaeology and son in law of Jacopo Bellini.

Detail from the East Wall of the Camera degli Sposi in Mantua, 1474.

a larger detail of the frescoes in the Camera degli Sposi in the Palazzo Ducale in Mantua, 1474

Work in Mantua

The Marquis Ludovico II Gonzaga of Mantua had for some time been pressing Mantegna to enter his service; and the following year, 1460 Mantegna was appointed court artist. He resided at first from time to time at Goito, but, from December 1466 onwards, he moved with his family to Mantua. His engagement was for a salary of 75 lire a month, a sum so large for that period as to mark conspicuously the high regard in which his art was held. He was in fact the first painter of any eminence ever domiciled in Mantua.

His Mantuan masterpieces were painted in the apartment of the Castle of the city, today known as Camera degli Sposi (literally, “Wedding Chamber”): a series of full compositions in fresco including various portraits of the Gonzaga family and some figures of genii. (Source: Wikipedia)