Saturday, January 21, 2017

Edmund Blair Leighton - Reverie

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Edmund Blair Leighton (1852-1922) est le fils de l'artiste Charles Blair Leighton, qui meurt alors qu'Edmund n'a que 2 ans. Après avoir fait des études universitaires, il devient étudiant à la Royal Academy, où il expose ses tableaux de 1878 à 1880. Il reçoit d'ailleurs une récompense pour ses œuvres Witness My Act and Seal et A Flaw in the Title. Par la suite ses tableaux sont souvent exposés à la Burlington House.

Edmund Blair Leighton (1852-1922) was an English painter of historical genre scenes, specializing in Regency and medieval subjects.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Gilbert Stuart Newton - The Gentle Student

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Gilbert Stuart Newton (1795-1835) est un peintre britannique.

Gilbert Stuart Newton (1795-1835) was a British artist.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Ralph Hedley - Cat in a Cottage Window

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Ralph Hedley (1848-1913) was a realist painter, woodcarver and illustrator, best known for his paintings portraying scenes of everyday life in the North East of England.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Vincent Van Gogh - Head of a Young Man 1884-85

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Vincent Willem van Gogh (1853-1890), est un peintre et dessinateur néerlandais. Son œuvre pleine de naturalisme, inspirée par l'impressionnisme et le pointillisme, annonce le fauvisme et l'expressionnisme.

Vincent Willem van Gogh (1853-1890) was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. In just over a decade he created about 2,100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, most of them in the last two years of his life. They include landscapes, still lifes, portraits and self-portraits, and are characterised by bold colours and dramatic, impulsive and expressive brushwork that contributed to the foundations of modern art. His suicide at 37 followed years of mental illness and poverty.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Philip Alexius de László - Violet Rawson 1915

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Philip Alexius de László, né Fülöp Elek Laub (1869-1927) est un peintre britannique d'origine hongroise.

Philip Alexius de László (1869-1937) was a Hungarian painter known particularly for his portraits of royal and aristocratic personages. In 1900, he married Lucy Guinness of Stillorgan and became a British citizen in 1914.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Dante Gabriel Rossetti - The Adoration 1858-1864

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Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882) est un peintre, poète, traducteur, et écrivain britannique. Il fonda le préraphaélisme en 1848 avec William Holman Hunt et John Everett Millais, et fut plus tard, l’inspiration principale d’une seconde génération d’artistes et écrivains influencés par ce mouvement dont, notamment, William Morris et Edward Burne-Jones. 

Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882) was an English poet, illustrator, painter and translator. He founded the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1848 with William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais. Rossetti was later to be the main inspiration for a second generation of artists and writers influenced by the movement, most notably William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones. His work also influenced the European Symbolists and was a major precursor of the Aesthetic movement.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Alfons Mucha - Flower 1897

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Alfons Maria Mucha, né à Ivančice (ville de Moravie qui faisait alors partie de l'Empire d'Autriche, et aujourd'hui se trouve en République tchèque) en 1860 et mort à Prague en 1939, est un affichiste, illustrateur, graphiste, peintre, architecte d'intérieur et décorateur tchèque, fer-de-lance du style Art nouveau.

Alfons Maria Mucha (1860 - 1939), often known in English and French as Alphonse Mucha, was a Czech Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist, known best for his distinct style. He produced many paintings, illustrations, advertisements, postcards, and designs.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Vincent van Gogh - Portrait of Camille Roulin 1888

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Vincent Willem van Gogh (1853-1890), est un peintre et dessinateur néerlandais. Son œuvre pleine de naturalisme, inspirée par l'impressionnisme et le pointillisme, annonce le fauvisme et l'expressionnisme.

Vincent Willem van Gogh (1853-1890) was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. In just over a decade he created about 2,100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, most of them in the last two years of his life. They include landscapes, still lifes, portraits and self-portraits, and are characterised by bold colours and dramatic, impulsive and expressive brushwork that contributed to the foundations of modern art. His suicide at 37 followed years of mental illness and poverty.