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...

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...