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Art's painting collection of Ludmila

Art's painting collection of Ludmila

Friday, May 31, 2013

Master Spanish Painter of impressionist art - Royo Jose

Born in 1941 in Valencia, Spain, Royo began demonstrating his artistic talent early. At the age of 9 his father, a prominent physician and avid art enthusiast, employed private tutors to instruct Royo in drawing, painting, and sculpture. When Royo turned 14 he entered the San Carlos Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Valencia. Upon turning 18 Royo continued his artistic studies privately with Aldolfo Ferrer Amblat, Chairman of Art Studies at the San Carlos Academy. He also visited the major museums in Europe at this time to study the famous masters-Velasquez, Goya, Renoir, Monet, and Sorolla among others.
La Maternidad
Feliz Maternidad
El Regreso
Ritmo Sobre el Agua
Sobre Blancos
Ritmos en Blancos
Agua Y Cielo
At the age of 25 Royo began feeling a growing desire to paint the land of his birth; to convey the light, the color and the intensity of Valencia and the Mediterranean. This meant a new focus and change of style in his work; he needed to perfect new ways to capture the light, the shadow and to work on classical composition styles. Through the 1980's Royo perfected his style of painting the Mediterranean and exhibited abroad, notably in London, Brussels, Copenhagen and Paris. He also participated in the International Geneva Art Fair. 

Tamara de Lempicka (Polish, 1898-1980)

   Art Deco - Art Nouveau 
De lempicka Tamara-Autoportrait, On My Radar

"I live life in the margins of society, and the rules 
of normal society don't apply to those 
 who live on thefringe. I was the first woman, who did clear
 painting and that was the success of my painting 
 and the galleries began to put me in the best rooms, 
always in the center, because my paintings attracted people. 
 It was neat; it was finished." - Tamara de Lempicka 
Le Chemise Rose
Femme a la Colombe, 1929-1930
Woman in Red
Women at the Bath, 1929

El Greco-Doménikos Theotokópoulos, (Greek, 1541 - 1614)

"El Greco" (The Greek) was a nickname. Greek-born Spanish Mannerist Painter, 1541-1614 Considered a representative of late Renaissance Spanish art, El Greco was actually born in Greece, on the island of Crete. After studying in Venice under Titian, El Greco settled in Toledo, Spain in 1577. At the time he was wildly popular, his emotionally religious paintings being just the ticket for the hometown of the Spanish Inquisition. After his death his work was largely ignored until the beginning of the 20th century; now he considered one of the inspired geniuses of Western art. His distinctive style features bold shapes and colors, with elongated and slightly distorted figures. In Toledo El Greco was in constant demand and liked living large: he maintained a private orchestra to accompany his meals. In  to Toledo  he lived and worked until his death. In Toledo, El Greco received several major commissions and produced his best-known paintings.
A View of Toledo, c1597
A View of Toledo, c1597
Allegory with a Boy Lighting a Candle in the Company of an Ape and a Fool
The Annunciation
The Last Supper

Gustav Klimt (Austrian artist, 1862-1918) - The Golden Art Nouveau

Gustav Klimt and Austrian Landscape Painting

The Sunflower
During the golden age of Art Nouveau, the opulent works of this artist’s “Golden Period”, reveal shapes and ornamentation blending together to form uniquely sensuous compositions. The Nouveau Art movement in Austria was called the Secession. Gustav Klimt was its founder and president from 1897 to 1905. His painting The Kiss is a symbol of Vienna Secession.
Garden with Crucifix
The Park, before 1910
Poppy Field
The Marsh
Attersee, 1901
Farmer's Garden with Crucifix
Malcena at the Gardasee

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Luc Olivier Merson (French Painter, 1846-1920)

French painter and illustrator. He was the son of the painter and art critic charles-olivier merson (1822–1902) and trained initially at the ecole de dessin in paris under gustave adolphe chassevent (1818–1901) and then at the ecole des beaux-arts under isidore-alexandre-augustin pils. He made his début at the salon in 1867 and won the grand prix, de rome in 1869 with the melodramatic work the soldier of marathon as a prize winner, he then spent five years in italy, where he was impressed and influenced by the works of the italian primitives, as is apparent in such works as st edmund, king and martyr, with its muted colours and rigid composition. In the salon of 1875 he exhibited sacrifice for the country, st michael , which had been commissioned as a design for a gobelins tapestry for the salle des evêques in the panthéon, paris. Soon afterwards he was chosen to decorate the galerie de st louis in the palais de justice, paris, with scenes from the life of louis ix. This resulted in two large works, louis opening the doors of the gaols on his accession and louis condemning sire enguerrand de coucy. He also used historical, often religious, subjects for his smaller-scale works, as in st francis of assisi preaching to the fish . Some, such as rest on the flight into egypt, resemble symbolist art in their sense of mystery and use of diffuse light effects.
Rest on The Flight into Egypt
Springtime Awakening
Legend of the 14th Century. Lille
Le soldat de Marathon

Edgar Degas (French artist , 1834–1917)

Edgar Degas born in 1834, was a French artist famous for his work in painting, sculpture, printmaking and drawing. He is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism although he rejected the term, and preferred to be called a realist. A superb draughtsman, he is especially identified with the subject of the dance, and over half of his works depict dancers. These display his mastery in the depiction of movement, as do his racecourse subjects and female nudes. His portrait paintings are notable for their psychological complexity and depiction of human isolation. Early in his career, he wanted to be a history painter, a calling for which he was well prepared by his rigorous academic training and close study of classic art. In his early thirties, he changed course, and by bringing the traditional methods of a history painter to bear on contemporary subject matter, he became a classical painter of modern life.
ACarriageat theRaces
AWoman Seated beside a Vase of Flowers
At the Mirror
At the Milliner's
At the Cafe des Ambassadeurs

Illustration by Francisco Xavier Gose (Spanish artist, 1876 - 1915)

He was a Spanish artist. He studied at the School of Fine Arts in Barcelona. For fourteen years (1900-1914) he had lived in Paris, where he gained a great success with his drawings of the bohemian French capital.

Guram Dolenjashvili (Georgian: გურამ დოლენჯაშვილი born 1943 in Kutaisi)

Pencil Drawing By Guram Dolenjashvili

Melodi in Georgian "Tsisperi Trio" (Imeretis Niavo - The Wind of Imereti)
Guram Dolenjashvili  is a Georgian painter often working in a monochrome technique. He is a Meritorious Artist of Georgia and an honorary member of Russian Academy of Arts. Dolenjashvili was born in Kutaisi (Imereti). He graduated from the Tbilisi Academy of Arts in 1968 where he studied in the shop of Lado Grigolia. He mostly lived in Kutaisi but travel led to Russian North, White Sea, Kamchatka and Chukotka.
  It's hard to believe that Guram Dolenjashvili drew all of these amazing winter scenes with only a pencil. These highly detailed snowy pictures could easily be mistaken for photographs because of the insane attention to detail. Guram Dolenjashvili's drawings are so visually captivating, with his skillful use of light and shading taking these sketches over the edge. When you look at the featured illustrations of night skies and the snow covered forests, you'll realize that these pieces become more than just graphite on paper, they almost becomes real.

Melodi in Georgian "Tsisperi Trio" (Zamtari – Winter)