2017. október 24., kedd

The Artist’s Studio

Anatolio Scifoni (Italian, 1841-1884) - The Artist’s Studio (Oil on canvas laid on board) - - Once Scifoni moved to Rome he focused on Neo-Pompeian themes from ancient Greece and Rome. He called his works archeologic painting. He spent months among the silent ruins of Pompei, where he imagined girls in fanciful pursuits, provocative and sensual matrons outside in gardens or orchards, or strolling under elaborate arches, or on cushions in aristocratic and mysterious cubiculi.

2017. szeptember 22., péntek

Portrait of the artist Tirzah Garwood

Phyllis Dodd (British, 1899-1995) - Portrait of the artist Tirzah Garwood, 1929 - Garwood’s autobiography shines light on the situation of a young female artist during the middle decades of the 20th century, contending with issues of self-confidence as an artist, the emerging awareness of the tyranny of society’s expectations of women but also the sense that hers was a generation and a milieu from which radical transformations in behaviour could be expected.

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...