2017. június 20., kedd

Nature morte

Tamara de Lempicka (Polish, 1898-1980) - Nature morte (Oil on canvas) - Lempicka’s distinctive and bold artistic style developed at the Académie de la Grand Chaumière under the instruction of Nabi painter, Maurice Denis, as well as the Cubist André Lhote. The young painter was particularly influenced by what Lhote sometimes referred to as “soft cubism” and by the “synthetic cubism” of Denis, epitomizing the cool yet sensual side of the Art Deco movement...

2017. június 15., csütörtök

A Fairy Tale

Arthur Wardle (English, 1864-1949) - A Fairy Tale: “All seemed to sleep, the timid hare on form” - Scott (Oil on canvas) - A Fairy Tale was exhibited at the RA in 1895. The literary reference is strong but not too specific, while the ‘human’ and 'animal’ elements are nicely balanced. The hair of his 'sleeping beauty’ has continued to grow, enabling the artist to paint her with the attribute of a true fairy tale heroine, luxuriant golden tresses...

2017. május 29., hétfő

The Blue Pool

Augustus Edwin John (Welsh, 1878-1961) - The Blue Pool, 1911 (Oil on panel. Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums) - “Augustus was celebrated first for his brilliant figure drawings, and then for a new technique of oil sketching. His work was favourably compared in London with that of Gauguin and Matisse. He then developed a style of portraiture that was imaginative and often extravagant, catching an instantaneous attitude in his subjects.”