Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Sunday, March 29, 2015
“This piece is made with a special technique I developed. I dip paper into a vat of natural indigo dye and move it in ways to create the image–no paintbrush is used. The paper is dipped multiple times over a number of days to add complexity and to take advantage of the fact that the indigo vat is constantly changing. The paper has a deckled edge, and reflects the fact that it has been wet.”
Oscar Rabin (Russian, born in 1928)
Bouquet of Flowers in Urban Landscape
‘I worked as if possessed, trying to paint slick, syrupy, ‘safe’ things which were easily within the reach of the understanding of the ‘powers that be’. I then destroyed these paintings one by one. I just couldn’t bear to look at them’.
Soviet material life and its dramatic absurdity was for many years the central theme of Rabin’s creativity.
The artist’s favourite genres included landscape, still-life and interiors, continuing in the tradition of 1920’s European expressionism. Rabin uses a distortion of perspective, the principals of deformation and the destruction of large-scale relationships.
Friday, March 27, 2015
Monday, March 23, 2015
Alma Thomas (USA 1891-1978)
The Stormy Sea (1958)
Alma Woodsey Thomas (September 22, 1891 – February 24, 1978) was an African-American Expressionist painter and art educator. She lived and worked primarily in Washington, D.C. and the Washington Post described her as a force in the Washington Color School.
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Monday, March 9, 2015
Philip Naviasky (UK 1894-1983)
French Harbour Scene (n.d.) oil on canvas 36.9 x 45.9
Head of a Girl (1927) oil on canvas 51 x 41 cm Leeds Art Gallery. UK
In 1912, he was the youngest ever student accepted into the Royal Academy school. He went on to win a Royal Exhibition award and to study at the Royal College of Art, after which he spent his career in Leeds as an artist and art teacher at Leeds College of Art.
Peter Doig (Scotland b. 1959)
Peter Doig (born 17 April 1959 is a Scottish painter.
One of the most renowned living figurative painters, he has settled in Trinidad since 2002. In 2007, his painting White Canoe sold at Sotheby's for $11.3 million, then an auction record for a living European artist. In February 2013, his painting, The Architect's Home in the Ravine, sold for $12 million at a London auction.
Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin (Russia 1878-1939)
Neighborhoods Khvalynsk (c. 1909), oil on canvas
Kuzma Sergeevich Petrov-Vodkin, Russian: Кузьма Сергеевич Петров-Водкин (1878 – February 15, 1939) was an important Russian and Soviet painter and writer.
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Saturday, March 7, 2015
Ball’s pyramid no.7, 2013, oil on Linen
He completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in the National Art School in Darlinghurst in 2003 and was a finalist in the 2007 and 2008 Dobell Drawing Prize.
He is currently patronised by the Tim Olsen Gallery in Sydney, which lists the key themes in his work as "ecology, human folly and the violated landscape."
Georges Lemmen (1865 – 1916) was a Belgian neo-impressionist painter.
Heyst No.9 The Beach, 1891
La Chemise enlevée
Georges Lemmenv was a Belgian neo-impressionist painter.
He was a member of Les XX from 1888.
Firmin Baes (Belgian, 1874-1945)
Baes was the son of Henri Baes, a lecturer at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts, and Héloïse Boly. He had two sisters, Alice and Irma. Baes was brought up in an artistically inclined family. He studied at the Académie Royale and was involved in an intellectual circle known as La Patte de Dindon, named after a cafe of the same name in the Grand Place, Brussels.
Fernand Toussaint (Belgian, 1873-1956)
Paysage au bord de l’eau, Aquarelle sur papier, 1898
Fernand Toussaint (1873–1956) was a Belgian painter.
He was born in Brussels. He studied art with Jean-François Portaels and at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts. At the age of eighteen he left for Paris to continue his studies there. He specialised in painting portraits of women, still lifes and city-scapes, in the Impressionist, Art nouveau, and Post-Impressionist styles.
He died in the Brussels suburb of Elsene.
Emil Nolde (7 August 1867 – 13 April 1956)
Emil Nolde (7 August 1867 – 13 April 1956) was a German Danish painter and printmaker.
He was one of the first Expressionists, a member of Die Brücke, and is considered to be one of the great oil painting and watercolor painters of the 20th century.
He is known for his vigorous brushwork and expressive choice of colors.
Golden yellows and deep reds appear frequently in his work, giving a luminous quality to otherwise somber tones. His watercolors include vivid, brooding storm-scapes and brilliant florals.