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Art's painting collection of Ludmila

Art's painting collection of Ludmila

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Philip Hoyoll (1816 – 1875, British Painter)

The Good Read
A Good View

Daniel Hernandez Morillo (Peruvian painter, 1856-1932)

Daniel Hernández Morillo was born in Huancavelica, Peru on August 1, 1856. Around the age of 4, Morillo showed exceptional skills for art. When he turned 14, Morillo was under the teachings of Leonardo Barbieri, so he could learn the first notations of art, but Leonardo Barbieri explained that Morillo was born to be a master. People say that he was a huge admirer of the female body. They say you can tell through all his paintings showing the beautiful women he paints. Daniel Hernández Morillo died in Lima on October 23rd, 1932.

Fransois Boucher (French art, 1703–1770)

François Boucher (1703-1770), was a masterful French painter of the rococo age, extremely popular then and ever since. He began his artistic career working as an engraver and at the age of 17 entered the art studio of François Le Moyne, who in 1736 became First Painter to King Louis XV. Much of Boucher's early works show the influence of his teacher, but he was also greatly impressed by the delicate style of his contemporary Antoine Watteau. In 1723 Boucher won the Prix de Rome and studied in Rome from 1727 to 1731. Unlike many artistis of the day, he turned what he studied into a uniquely personal style, suitable for large-scale decorations as well as small intimate, so-called cabinet pictures
The Rape of Europa
The Rape of Europa

James C. Christensen (American Painter, 1942)

James C. Christensen (born September 26, 1942) is a popular American artist of religious and fantasy art and formerly an instructor at Brigham Young University. Christensen says his inspirations are myths, fables, fantasies, and tales of imagination.

Passage by Faith

Albert Raudnitz (German, 1814-1899)

The Little Flower Girl
 Woman At The Window
Collecting bluebells 

Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun ( French painter, 1755-1842)

The Memoirs of Madame Vigée Le Brun. 
I will begin by speaking of my childhood, which is the symbol, so to say, of my whole life, since my love for painting declared itself in my earliest youth. I was sent to a boarding-school at the age of six, and remained there until I was eleven. During that time I scrawled on everything at all seasons; my copy-books, and even my schoolmates', I decorated with marginal drawings of heads, some full-face, others in profile; on the walls of the dormitory I drew faces and landscapes with coloured chalks. So it may easily be imagined how often I was condemned to bread and water. I made use of my leisure moments outdoors in tracing any figures on the ground that happened to come into my head. At seven or eight, I remember, I made a picture by lamplight of a man with a beard, which I have kept until this very day. When my father saw it he went into transports of joy, exclaiming, "You will be a painter, child, if ever there was one!" I mention these facts to show what an inborn passion for the art I possessed. Nor has that passion ever diminished; it seems to me that it has even gone on growing with time, for to-day I feel under the spell of it as much as ever, and shall, I hope, until the hour of death. It is, indeed, to this divine passion that I owe, not only my fortune, but my felicity, because it has always been the means of bringing me together with the most delightful and most distinguished men and women in Europe. The recollection of all the notable people I have known often cheers me in times of solitude.
IsabellaTeotochi Marini
Self Portrait in a Turban with Her Child

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Gaetano Bellei (Italian, 1857-1922)

Billy Gaetano was born in Modena, Italy on January 22, 1857. He Is a pupil of the creative artists Adeodato Malatesta and mate Muzzioli In 1876 the artist received his first award. In 1880 he traveled to Rome where he perfected the principles and methods of the Academy de San Luca then he settled in Florence. in 1883 he participated in major national exhibitions Turin in 1893 Milan, Liege in 1906 Rome in 1911 Billy devoted himself to paint traditional subjects And picturesque portraits of men and women and children in addition he drew the clergy He returned to his hometown Modena where he founded there the Institute of Fine Arts. Gaetano died in 1922

 Dipinto olio su tela raffigurante tre fanciulle elegantemente vestite

Daniel F. Gerhartz (Born in 1965, American art)

Born in 1965 in Kewaskum, Wisconsin, where he now lives with his wife Jennifer, and their young children, Dan’s interest in art emerged as a teenager. He is at his best with subjects from everyday life, genre subjects, sacred-idyllic landscapes or figures in quiet repose, meditation or contemplative isolation.

Illustrations by Harrison Fisher (American illustrator, 1877-1934)

"The Father of a Thousand Girls"

Tamara de Lempicka (Poland, 1898 - 1980)

Tamara de Lempicka, born Maria Górska in Warsaw, Poland
 Born into a wealthy and prominent family, her father was Boris Gurwik-Górski, a Polish lawyer, and her mother, the former Malvina Decler, a Polish socialite. Maria was the middle child with two siblings. She attended boarding school in Lausanne, Switzerland, and spent the winter of 1911 with her grandmother in Italy and on the French Riviera, where she was treated to her first taste of the Great Masters of Italian painting. In 1912, her parents divorced, and Maria went to live with her wealthy Aunt Stefa in St. Petersburg, Russia. When her mother remarried, she became determined to break away to a life of her own. In 1913, at the age of fifteen, while attending the opera, Maria spotted the man she became determined to marry. She promoted her campaign through her well-connected uncle, and in 1916, she married Tadeusz Łempicki (1888–1951) in St. Petersburg—a well-known ladies' man, gadabout, and lawyer by title, who was tempted by the significant dowry. In 1917, during the Russian Revolution, Tadeusz was arrested in the dead of night by the Bolsheviks. Maria searched the prisons for him, and after several weeks with the help of the Swedish consul, she secured his release. They traveled to Copenhagen then London and finally to Paris to where Maria's family had also escaped, along with numerous upper-class Russian refugees.
Adam and Eve

Edmund Tarbell (American Painter,1862 - 1938)

 American Impressionist, who won numerous prizes and medals and experimented with a range of forms through en plein air painting. An extraordinary talent, he was inspired by seventeenth-century Dutch traditions and especially fond of Vermeer. His environment was his own and his wife and four children served as his models. He specialized in delicately finished, pearly interiors, and devoted a significant part of his career to capturing images of young women pursuing domestic activities, such as sewing or reading, in elegantly decorated rooms filled with antiquarian or oriental objects.
Preparing for the Matinee

Erte - Symbolism Art Deco

Erte is most famous for his elegant fashion designs which capture the art deco period in which he worked. He epitomized the erotic figure of females with flowing gowns. His delicate figures and sophisticated, glamorous designs are instantly recognisable, and his ideas and art still influence fashion into the 21st century.

Winter Resorts
The Seasons Winter

Konstantin Egorovich Makovsky (Russian Painter, 1839-1915)

Konstantin Makovsky - Russian Beauty - Portrait 

Ali Akbar Sadeghi (Iranian Painter, born 1937)

Ali Akbar Sadeghi (born 1937) a graduate of the College of Art, University of Tehran, is one of the most prolific and successful Iranian painters and artists. He began to teach painting in high school in the 1950s, before entering the university in 1958. His early works were with watercolor, but as of 1959, soon after entering college, he began oil painting and drawing. He initiated a special style in Persian painting, influenced by Coffee House painting, iconography, and traditional Iranian portrait painting, following the Qajar tradition – a mixture of a kind of surrealism, influenced by the art of stained glass. He did his early works in graphics and illustration. He is among the first individuals involved in the Center for the Intellectual Development of Children and the Youth, and was among the founders of the Film Animation department of this institute. Aside from illustration, he has published a few books for the Center for the Development of Children and the Youth, and has made a few successful films by using his special style in painting.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Fernand de Launay (1885 -1941, French)

La Femme Au Fleurs, Jardin Du Tuileries
Flower Merchant Place de la Concorde Paris, Fernand de Launay

Heath's Book of Beauty

Heath's book of beauty, 1835  - from drawings by the first artists edited by the  Letitia Elizabeth , published just before the invention of photography and an early precursor to women's magazines fashion
Read Online - Heath's Book of Beauty

Ludwig Augustin (Austrian art, 1801 - 1862)

The connoisseurs

Gudiashvili Lado (Georgia, 1896 –1980)

Georgian painter, draughtsman, illustrator and stage designer. From 1910 to 1914 he trained at the Tiflis School of Painting and Sculpture and from 1919 to 1926 at the Acad?mie Ronson in Paris. While in Paris he became closely acquainted with Modigliani, Ignacio Zuloaga, Natal'ya Goncharova and Mikhail Larionov. His early works, with their theatrically romantic depictions of Georgian national life, fantastic and Symbolist motifs and surreal effects of colour, combine elements of the grotesque with a charming poetic mystery. His affinity with ancient Georgian and Persian art, of which he was a connoisseur, intensified on his return to Georgia in 1926; his colours became shimmering and tinged with gold, and, at the same time, the visual link with theatre became even stronger. He frequently depicted fantastic and mythological subjects. Usually the central figure is a gracefully majestic and beautiful Georgian woman representing a mysterious earth goddess.

Albert Roosenboom (Belgian, 1845-1873)

Albert Roosenboom was a student of the famous painter Constantin Meunier. Roosenboom was considered as one of the finest Belgian painters of genre scenes. His oil paintings represent interiors, romantic scenes of children at play and lifestyles of 19th century Europe.
Winkende Kinder bei einem Fest in der Stadt

John William Godward (British Painter, 1861 - 1922)

John William Godward was an English painter from the end of the Pre-Raphaelite / Neo-Classicist era. He was a protégé of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema but his style of painting fell out of favour with the arrival of painters like Picasso. He committed suicide at the age of 61 and is said to have written in his suicide note that "the world was not big enough" for him and a Picasso. His already estranged family, who had disapproved of him becoming an artist, were ashamed of his suicide and burned his papers. No photographs of Godward are known to survive.
Head of a Girl
Classical beauty

Alfred William Strutt (British, 1825-1915)

Alfred William Strutt came from a long line of painters. His father, William Strutt (1825-1915), was a prolific artist of genre, animals and portraits, who moved to Australia in 1850, and produced an important record of early colonial days. Alfred was born in New Zealand, before his family returned to England in 1856, where he was educated at the South Kensington School of Art. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1879.
A sweet tooth
Two donkeys

Monday, February 25, 2013

Mihaly Zichy, (Hungarian artist, 1827–1906)

Mihaly Zichy was a significant representative of Hungarian romantic painting. During his law studies in Pest from 1842, he attended Jakab Marastoni's school as well. In Vienna he was Waldmüller's pupil in 1844. "Lifeboat", his first major work, comes from this time. On Waldmüller's recommendation, he became an art teacher in St. Petersburg. He swore allegiance to freedom by painting the portrait of Lajos Batthyány, the first Hungarian prime minister, in 1849. From 1850 onwards, he worked as a retoucher, but he also did pencil drawings, water colours and portraits in oil. The series on the Gatchina hunting ordered by the Russian tsar raised him to a court artist. He founded a society to support painters in need. "Autodafé" on the horrors of Spanish inquisition was painted in 1868. He travelled around Europe in 1871, and settled down in Paris in 1874. Died in St Petersburg and buried at Kerepesi Cemetery in Budapest
Introduction of Grand Princess Maria Alexandrovna to Shah Nasir al-Din in the Winter Palace
Portrait of Empress Maria Alexandrovna, the Dowager Empress Alexandra Fiodorovna and Grand Duchess Alexandra Iosifovna

Vaja Meskhi, Georgian art - Singer of Old Tbilisi

Vaja Meskhi was born in 1955 in Georgia. He graduated from the Tbilisi State Academy of fine arts in 1985, Member of the Union of Artists since 1985. The works are in private collections in Georgia, Russia, Britain, USA, Australia, France, Germany, Israel, Japan and other countries.

Tbilisi, the city of our own, full of warmth and light. They tell me – you’ve become a stranger, but for me, you dream of the poet. You sleep, filled with warm, Warm people living nearby. And the streets, sometimes with difficulty that I recognize distant gaze .You are the one far away, a bright light shone With native person. You’re the question and the answer, what really shines in the soul long ago. I will never forget thy prospects play, thy sycamores coast, Hens and tides. My town in the valley of the mountains, All the bright sun lit up. And the sky blue expanse, And the air, laden with happiness … But it ended in the poet’s dream. And once again returned to the real world. And the sad soul ringing tocsin pain turned. - Boris Barsha

Louis Icart, French (1880 - 1950)