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Art's painting collection of Ludmila

Art's painting collection of Ludmila

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Swiss illusion artist Sandro Del Prete

Swiss artist Sandro Del Prete is a master at creating impossible and ambiguous scenes. Although many people belive that his work draws its inspiration from the opus of M.C. Escher, in fact, the two styles are quite different. Del Prete also creates illusionary sculptures as well. Del Prete has published two books that contain his illusion drawings.

Csaba Markus, Hungary

Markus was born in 1953 in Budapest, . Csaba Markus is an artist, painter, sculptor and publisher. As an artist he primarily works in the field of printmaking, with a particular focus on etching and serigraphy. His work also includes oil painting, drawing, glass art, photography and sculpture.

Louis Icart (French artist, 1880 - 1950)

More pictures of the Icart  Louis

Monday, June 17, 2013

Animal Orchestra by Scott Gustafson, American illustrator

Scott Gustafson is an American illustrator based in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. His career has spanned over twenty-five years, and during it, he has worked as a freelance cartoonist and contributed illustrations to various magazines and children’s books. During the later years of his career, he wanted to write a story lengthier than a thirty-two page children’s book. In August 2011, his only novel Eddie: The Lost Youth of Edgar Allan Poe was published. His art style is inspired by the Golden Age of American Illustration. Due to this, his work has a fairytale-like appearance and many of his illustrations feature fantastical and Biblical characters and settings.

The artist and illustrator Friedrich Hechelmann, Germany

"Nature does not need us but we need it. This is why it should be a theme of art today"
Friedrich Hechelmann 

 The artist and illustrator Friedrich Hechelmann, born in Isny, Germany in 1948, was the star student of Professor Rudolf Hausner at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, from 1969 to 1972. Since then, he has transformed his vision and philosophy into reality, through great effort and no less greater success Hechelmann’s visionary paintings and illustrations irresistably draw in the viewer, who is left with the lasting wish to see the world through Hechelmann’s eyes.

Anna Razumovskaya - Russian artist

With her classic figurative forms, highly acclaimed Russian artist Anna Razumovskaya magically captures the lyrical romanticism of renaissance portraiture, while creating art that is completely modern and original. Anna is inspired by the graceful elegance of the female form, at turns, classically alluring, demure and provocative. Her art has a pervasive sense of “romanticism”, and the passionate and dynamic application of paint on the canvas and the artist’s signature use of expressive colour, combine to create her uniquely recognizable style. Anna is a graduate of the Russian State University For Arts, where she was awarded the distinction of high-class artist in 1991. Subsequently she studied art in Germany, Belgium and Holland. With solo exhibitions in New York, Paris, Toronto, Amsterdam, Antwerp and Berlin and numerous works in private collections across the globe, she has become one of the most exciting and collectable artists on the contemporary scene. Born at the height of the cold war, Anna was exposed to very different worlds, that of the austere communist regime alongside the sophistication and feminity of her fashion-conscious mother. She excelled at art school, and enjoyed the freedom of learning and perfecting her technique in a variety of different media. Of particular interest to her were the portrait masters of the late 19th Century, John Singer Sargent, the Russian painter Valentin Serov, and earlier masters such as Peter Paul Rubens and Rembrandt. She traveled around Europe absorbing the influences of artists past and present, and finally settled in Canada which she now feels to be her true home.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Anne-Francois-Louis Janmot (1814 – 1892 French painter and poet)

Fleur des champs
Louis Janmot (self-portrait, 1832)

Poem of the Soul  
He was born in Lyon and studied art at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Lyon, beginning in 1831. In 1833 he went to Paris. There, and later in Rome, he studied under Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres. Like Jean-Hippolyte Flandrin, another painter from Lyon and student of Ingres, Janmot carried out many commissions for church decorations. In his paintings the immaculate finish of Ingres was combined with a mysticism that has parallels in the work of his contemporaries the Nazarenes and the Pre-Raphaelites. His most significant work, a cycle of 18 paintings and 16 drawings, with verse, called La Poème de l'âme, occupied him for 40 years. Janmot has been seen as a transitional figure between Romanticism and Symbolism.
1. Divine Generation
2. Passage of souls
3. The Angel and the Mother

Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828 – 1882, British)

Dante Rossetti was born in London on May 12, 1828 to an English mother and Italian father. His mother, Frances Mary Lavinia Polidori was the sister of Byron's physician John Polidori, who had committed suicide at a young age. His father, Gabriele, was a literary scholar who was obsessed with the works of Dante and spoke mainly in Italian. Young Gabriel therefore spoke Italian as well as English from a very early age.
Jane Burden, Mrs William Morris
Rossetti was the charismatic force behind the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Rossetti had no respect for authority, and this caused him problems when he studied at the Royal Academy. His tutors wanted him to study High Renaissance artists such as Raphael. He preferred earlier artists like Botticelli. Together with fellow students John Everett Millais and William Holman Hunt, he formed the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Rossetti led a tangled love life. This is reflected in his paintings. He became romantically involved with many of his models, in particular Elizabeth Siddal. Siddal was the model for many of his most famous paintings, such as Beata Beatrix. Rossetti married Siddal, but she committed suicide the year after giving birth to their stillborn child. From 1870 onwards Rossetti produced less and less work. At the end of his life, he was depressed, suicidal, addicted to the drug chloral hydrate, and conducting an affair with his former friend Morris's wife.
Astarte Syriaca
The Beloved (The Bride)
Veronica Veronese

Eat thou and drink; to-morrow thou shalt die.
    Surely the earth, that's wise being very old,
    Needs not our help. Then loose me, love, and hold
Thy sultry hair up from my face; that I
May pour for thee this golden wine, brim-high,
    Till round the glass thy fingers glow like gold,
    We'll drown all hours: thy song, while hours are toll'd,
Shall leap, as fountains veil the changing sky.

In December of 1881 Rossetti had a mild stroke which left him largely paralyzed. He soon grew ill and, his physical decline caused his friends and family to fear that this was the end. Rossetti died on Easter Sunday (April 9) of 1882.
Regina Cordium
A Sea Spell
Dantes Dream at the Time of the Death of Beatrice
FoundThis painting is an unfinished version of 'Found' which deals with the fallen woman in contemporary Victorian society. Fanny Cornforth, Rossetti's mistress, modelled for the woman in the picture.