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Art's painting collection of Ludmila

Art's painting collection of Ludmila

Monday, April 29, 2013

Charles Chaplin (French painter, born 1825 - died 1891)

Charles Joshua Chaplin was a French painter and engraver. He was born in Les Andelys, Eure, France to an English father and a French mother. Although he spent the whole of his life in France, he only became naturalized in 1886. He died in Paris, France. Chaplin conducted art classes specifically for women at his studio. The American artist Mary Cassatt and the English artist Louise Jopling were among Chaplin's students.
The pet parakeets 
Portrait Of A Young Girl
Femme en rose

Raeburn van Buren (American magazine and comic strip illustrator, 1891-1987)

Born in Pueblo, Colorado, Van Buren, a distant relative of US President Martin Van Buren, grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. At the Kansas City Star, he learned cartooning from comic strip artist Harry Wood. In 1913, Van Buren moved to New York, where he illustrated for Puck, Life and The Saturday Evening Post.[1] Van Buren served in the old Seventh Regiment (107th Infantry) of the 27th New York Empire Division in World War I. He was art editor of the Division's magazine, Gas Attack. An artistry and illustrative flair were evident in his cartoons, and The New York Times compared his artwork in the magazine with that of the famous British illustrator, Bruce Bairnsfather. After military service, he drew cartoons for The Saturday Evening Post, The New Yorker and Esquire. As a freelance illustrator, he contributed to numerous magazines, including Collier's, Redbook and McCall's. He was a founder of the National Society of Magazine Illustrators.

Ferdinand Max Bredt (German, 1868-1921)

Bredt was born in Leipzig, Germany. He studied first at the School of Art in Stuttgart, Germany, before continuing his studies in Munich, under Wilhelm Lindenschmit (the Younger). Bredt travelled extensively during his life, taking voyages to Greece, Italy, Turkey and Tunisia, producing an extensive body of work in oil and watercolor. Bredt predominantly uses female subjects that he places in exotic locations, interiors, and courtyard. He was fascinated with Oriental architecture; he built his house and studio in Ruhpolding, Germany in an Arabian style.
Türkische Frauen
Ruhende Odaliske

Hans Zatzka (Austrian, 1859-1945)

Eugene Galien-Laloue (French artist, 1854–1941)

Galien-Laloue was a French artist of French-Italian parents and was born in Paris on December 11, 1854. He was a populariser of street scenes, usually painted in autumn or winter. His paintings of the early 1900s accurately represent the era in which he lived: a happy, bustling Paris, la Belle Époque, with horse-drawn carriages, trolley cars and its first omnibuses. Galien-Laloue's works are valued not only for their contribution to 20th century art, but for the actual history, which they document. His work can be seen at the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Louvier; Musée des Beaux-Arts, La Rochelle; Mulhouse, France. A typical Galien-Laloue painting depicts sidewalks and avenues crowded with people or tourists mingling before the capital's monuments. He also painted the landscapes of Normandy and Seine-et-Marne, as well as military scenes he was commissioned to produce in 1914. The Republic of France selected Galien-Laloue to work as a 'war artist,' both during the Franco-Prussian War and World War I, chiefly in watercolor.

Paintings of Paris by Eugène Galien-Laloue

Sunday, April 28, 2013

THEMED PAINTINGS - Entry of the Christ in Jerusalem

Palm Sunday is a Christian moveable feast that falls on the Sunday before Easter. The feast commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, an event mentioned in all four canonical Gospels. In many Christian churches, Palm Sunday includes a procession of the assembled worshipers carrying palms, representing the palm branches the crowd scattered in front of Jesus as he rode into Jerusalem.
“And when they drew near to Jerusalem, and came unto Bethphage, to the mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying unto them, ‘Go into the village that is just ahead of you, and straightway you shall find a donkey tied, and a colt with her: untie them, and bring them to me. And if any one says anything to you, you shall say, The Lord has need of them; and immediately he will send them.’ Now this is to happen that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet, saying, ‘Tell the daughter of Zion, Behold, your King is coming to you, Meek, and riding upon a donkey, And upon a colt, the foal of a donkey.’ And the disciples went, and did just as Jesus had instructed them, and brought the donkey, and the colt, and put on them their garments; and he sat thereon. And most of the crowd spread their garments in the road; and others cut branches from the trees, and spread them in the road. And the crowds that went before him, and that followed, cried out, saying, ‘Hosanna [save now!] to the son of David: Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.’ And when he was come into Jerusalem, the entire city was stirred, saying, ‘Who is this?’ And the crowds said, ‘This is the prophet, Jesus, from Nazareth of Galilee’” (Mt. 21:1-11; cf. Mk. 11:1-11; Lk. 19:29-44; Jn. 12:12-19).
This version, of the triumphal entry into Jerusalem, is by Giotto di Bondone
Assisi frescoes entry into Jerusalem, Pietro Lorenzetti
Benjamin Robert Haydon,Christ's Entry into Jerusalem
Entry Into Jerusalem, Pedro Orrente, c1620

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Fritz Zuber-Buhler (Swiss, 1822 - 1896)

The Cherry Thieves

William Oliver (French, born 1867- died 1882)

In The Summer time of the Heart
A Classical Beauty
Mediteranean Beauties

Martin Rico y Ortega (Spanish, born 1833- died 1908)

Considered a definitive 19th century painter of scenes of the immortal city of Venice, alongside American Thomas Moran and Peruvian Federico del Campo, Spanish artist Martin Rico y Ortega mastered light qualities within his romantic real-life compositions. Born in Madrid, he would later make his home in Paris, and annually summered on the northwest Italian shore. It was the canals, architecture and people of the ancient city which inspired Rico to his greatest works.

Landscape Across from the Hotel
 At first Rico gained wide recognition in his homeland at a young age, winning a government scholarship after his formal studies at the San Fernando school in Madrid. On scholarship, he traveled to Paris and came under the influence of the Barbizon School and the innovation of Charles-Francois Daubigny. He later toured Italy in the company of Mariano Fortuny in 1872, and established ties which brought him to the city numerous times over the next 33 years. Rico captured the essence of the city not through exaggeration, but with warm depictions of its unique locales. His bright, luminous works were often painted while he traveled the city’s waterways by gondola, selecting the best views from a waterborne perspective. As Venice was a cultural destination for almost all international 19th century travel of tourists and artists alike, Rico’s work proved as successful commercially as artistically.
Gondola on the Grand Canal
La Riva Degli Schiavoni Dal Bacino di san Marco
The Grand Canal, Venice

Eugene Henri Cauchois (French, 1850-1911)

Flowers - Still Life

Eugene Henri Cauchois was born in the city of Rouen on the 14th of February 1850. He received his artistic training under the master painters Ferdinand Duboc and Alexandre Cabanel. His soft, colorful and lustrous still‑lives reflect a strong influence from the great Impressionist artists of his time. Similar to the Impressionists, Cauchois' canvases are painted layer upon layer with loose and fluid brush strokes.

 Cauchois exhibited frequently at the Paris Salon and the at the Sociétaire des Artistes Français, receiving several awards at the exhibitions including a third place medal in 1898, a bronze medal in 1900, and a 2nd place medal in 1904. Towards the end of the Nineteenth century he painted several large-scale decorative panels. These works were rendered with a hefty stroke, brilliant naturalism and vibrant color combinations. Cauchois received several commis­sions for these larger works and was commissioned by the School of the 7th district to paint four decorative panels representing the flowers of the four seasons. He continued to paint until his death in Paris on the 11th of October 1911.

Viktor Mikhaylovich Vasnetsov (Russian artist, 1848 - 1926)

Viktor Mikhaylovich Vasnetsov was a Russian artist who specialized in mythological and historical subjects. He is considered the co-founder of Russian folklorist and romantic modernist painting and a key figure in the revivalist movement.
Bogatyrs, 1898
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, 1887
A Knight at the Crossroads, 1878