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Art's painting collection of Ludmila

Art's painting collection of Ludmila

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Mikalojus Ciurlionis (1875 –1911, Lithuanian painter )

Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis  was a Lithuanian painter and composer. Čiurlionis contributed to symbolism and art nouveau and was representative of the fin de siècle epoch. He has been considered one of the pioneers of abstract art in Europe. During his short life he composed about 400 pieces of music and created about 300 paintings. The majority of his paintings are housed in the M. K. Čiurlionis National Art Museum in Kaunas, Lithuania. His works have had a profound influence on modern Lithuanian culture. The asteroid 2420 Čiurlionis is named after him.
Creation of the World 
Praeitis (Past).
Preludes and Fugues. Angel. Prelude

Kings' Fairy Tal

Angel (Paradise)

Creation of the World 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Ferdinand Victor Leon Roybet French painter & printmaker born 1840- died 1920

Ferdinand Roybet began his artistic education at the École des graveurs in Lyon, and in 1864 the young artist traveled to Paris where became a student of Jean Vibert. In 1865, he debuted at the Salon des Champs Elysees and that same year exhibited etchings at the Societe des aquafortistes. By 1866 he exhibited his first picture at the Salon and the artist's fortune was made. He specialized throughout his career in costume pictures, often depicting musketeers, cavaliers and elegant ladies, all characterized by virtuoso brushwork and the use of vibrant, saturated colors. In 1871, he traveled to Holland and was influenced by the work of Rembrandt and Frans Hals. Roybet received many honors in his lifetime, including medals of honor at the Exposition universelle d'Anvers in 1894 as well as at exhibitions in Berlin and Vienna. He was made a chevalier of the legion d'honneur in 1893.
The Cavalier
Deux Echevins
The Smoker
The Suitor
A Cavalier Lighting A Pipe
The Connoisseur
A difficult choice 
Portrait of an Artist

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Norman Rockwell - America's Most Beloved Painter

"Without thinking too much about it in specific terms, I was showing the America I knew and observed to others who might not have noticed."— Norman Rockwell

Paul Signac - French neo-impressionist painter (1863 - 1935)

Paul Signac was born in Paris, France, on November 11, 1863. His family, who were prosperous shopkeepers, encouraged him to study architecture. However, his early interest in painting continued into his young adulthood, and he left school in 1880 after seeing an exhibition of Claude Monet's work. Dedicating himself to an artistic career, Signac took lessons with artist Emile Bin in the bohemian Paris neighborhood of Montmartre. His first painting was dated 1881. His early works were colorful landscapes of the Paris suburbs, painted outdoors; they showed the influence of Monet, Sisley and other Impressionist artists.
Bank of the Seine Near the Pont des Arts with a View of the Louvre
Banks of the Seine
Large Pine, Saint-Tropez
City Square
Fisherman in a Boat Near a Bank of the Seine
Harbour at Marseilles
Sailing Ships

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Eugene Delacroix (French Painter, 1798 - 1863)

Eugene Delacroix is numbered among the greatest and most influential of French painters. H.e is most often classified as an artist of the Romantic school. His remarkable use of color was later to influence impressionist painters and even modern artists such as Pablo Picasso Delacroix painted a group of murals for the king's chamber at the Palais Bourbon. He continued doing this type of painting, including panels for the Louvre and for the Museum of History at Versailles. Much of the architectural painting involved long hours on uncomfortable scaffolding in drafty buildings, and his health suffered. He died on Aug. 13, 1863, in Paris. His apartment there was made into a museum in his memory
Saint Michael Defeats The Devil
Liberty Leading The People
The Barque of Dante 
A Young Tiger Playing With Its Mother

Konstantin Makovsky (1839 - 1915) Russian. Literary painting

Konstantin was born in Moscow as the older son of a Russian art figure and amateur painter, Yegor Ivanovich Makovsky. Yegor Makovsky was the founder of Natural class, the art school that later became as the famous Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. Among the friends of the family were Karl Briullov and Vasily Tropinin. All children of Yegor became notable painters . Later Konstantin wrote For what I became I think I should thank not the Academy or Professors but only my father. Makovsky became a victim of a road accident (his horse-driven carriage was hit by an electric tram) and died in 1915 in Saint Petersburg.
Ophelia, 1884
Tamara and Demon
False Dmitry's agents murdering Feodor Godunov and his mother 
The Bulgarian martyresses
Romeo and Juliet


The harem is one of the most misunderstood concepts in Islamic culture, thanks to the lively imaginations of early European adventures. Simply put, a harem is a space set aside in a home or complex specifically for the use of women and young children. Men are not allowed to enter the harem, as it is considered a private or forbidden area. Harems vary widely in size and composition, as one might imagine, from the palatial complexes of the Ottoman sultans to a simple private room for women.

Oriental Beauty - Leon Francois Comerre
The final decision - Edouard Frederic Wilhelm Richter
In the harem - Edouard Frederic Wilhelm Richter
Pool in a Harem -  Jean-Leon Gerome
 Harem - Edouard Frederic Wilhelm Richter
 Entertainments In The Harem - Belisario Gioja

Nast Thomas (1840-1902) was a German-born American caricaturist

Illustrator Thomas Nast was the first American celebrity cartoonist, famous for helping to turn out New York's corrupt politicians and for creating peristent iconographic images of Santa Claus. Nast, from a family of German immigrants, began working in New York City as a cartoonist at the age of 15.One of the most influential caricaturists of his time, he is credited with creating the image of Santa as a chubby fellow in a red suit. Nast also came up with the image of an ass to represent Democrats (around 1870) and an elephant to represent Republicans (1874). His popularity waned in the 1880s, and he parted ways with Harper's Weekly over political and artistic differences. Failing to succeed with his own publication or as a painter, he managed to be appointed by President Teddy Roosevelt in 1902 to a diplomatic position in Ecuador, where he contracted yellow fever and died.
Santa Claus 
I Will Never Do It Again
Hello Little One
Santa Clauss Mail

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Edmund Blair Leighton (1852 – 1922, English painter)

Edmund Blair Leighton was born on the 21st September 1853, the son of the artist Charles Blair Leighton. He was educated at University College School, before becoming a student at the Royal Academy Schools. Leighton married Katherine Nash in 1885; they had a son and daughter. He exhibited annually at the RA from 1878 to 1920. Leighton was, as might be expected from his historic genre paintings a collector of old musical instruments, art, and furniture. He lived at 14 Priory Road, Bedford Park, London, and died on the 1st September 1922.
The Dedication
Lunch Hour
The Love Letter
 A Source of Admiration
Pelleas et Melisande