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Haruyo Morita

Many of Haruyo’s paintings hail from her deep appreciation of the style, flamboyance and drama of Kabuki theatre.


Haruyo Morita was born in Kita-Katsushika County, Saitama Prefecture in 1945.
From an early age her artistic talents were evident, and she came under the tutelage of Master Husuki. He introduced her to the classic narratives and pictorial compositions that have made Japanese images so popular both in Japan and in the West.
Whilst still a schoolgirl her work was accepted, in I 960, for the regional art competition, and prizes were won at the prefecture art exhibition (1962) and the Dai-cho ten exhibition.
After serving the mandatory apprenticeships Haruyo worked as a kimono painter and designer until 1972, at which point she turned to her current medium.
Her work can best be described as a contemporary representation of the traditional Ukiyo-e, and ranging from the Heian to Edo and Meiji periods.
Relocating to London in 1977, she has held exhibitions of her work in London, Honolulu, Los Angeles, New York, Saudi Arabia, Tokyo And Yokoyama.
Many of Haruyo’s paintings hail from her deep appreciation of the style, flamboyance and drama of Kabuki theatre. Thus to truly appreciate and enjoy Haruyo’s art an understanding of some of the special characteristics of Kabuki is necessary.
This training naturally imbued her with many of the design skills, displayed in her art, which are so obviously redolent of a unique national heritage.
Kabuki may have begun as an unruly infant, however it is very much part of mainstream Japanese culture today. Contemporary productions have become more realistic, ie less stylistic, but still rely upon the cultural legacy of the Edo period. As a source for Haruyo’s exotic and detailed image of the Kabuki theatre offers limitless inspiration, and celebration of the joy Haruyo finds in this very special art form.
She resides on the New South Wales coast at Korora, in Australia, where the light and climate are perfect for her work.

Haruyo Morita was born in Kita-Katsushika County, Saitama Prefecture in 1945.
From an early age her artistic talents were evident, and she came under the tutelage of Master Husuki. He introduced her to the classic narratives and pictorial compositions that have made Japanese images so popular both in Japan and in the West.
Whilst still a schoolgirl her work was accepted, in I 960, for the regional art competition, and prizes were won at the prefecture art exhibition (1962) and the Dai-cho ten…



Richard Edward Miller (1875-1943)

An important member of the circle of artists who painted in the French art colony of Giverny, Miller is known for vibrantly patterned works that span impressionist and post-impressionist styles. The St. Louis-born painter lived in France for many years after arriving in Paris in 1899, returning to America just before the outbreak of World War I. Unlike the earlier generation of Giverny painters, Miller rarely painted landscapes, but preferred to focus on female subjects, either nude or clothed, often deep in thought. He frequently used brilliantly colorful gardens as a backdrop, and also set his subjects in boudoirs, on porches, or in interiors with sunlight streaming through slatted blinds.
Miller, also a teacher and muralist, painted Parisian street scenes as well as dazzling views of California gardens, completed while he was living in Pasadena. He purchased a house in Provincetown, Massachusetts, in 1917, helping to establish the art colony there. Known for his generous use of pigment, the artist created vividly patterned, highly decorative surfaces, contrasting smaller dashes of paint with large areas of color. He favored the use of green and purple tonalities, and employed strong diagonals in his compositions, lending a sense of vibrancy to otherwise quiet scenes.




Es ist schon etwas, so zu liegen,
im Aug der Allnacht bunten Plan,
so durch den Weltraum hinzufliegen
auf seiner Erde dunklem Kahn!

Die Grillen eifern mit den Quellen,
die murmelnd durch die Matten ziehn;
und droben wandern die Gesellen
in unerhörten Harmonien.

Und neben sich ein Kind zu spüren,
das sich an deine Schulter drängt,
und ihr im Kuß das Haar zu rühren,
das über hundert Sterne hängt …

Es ist schon etwas, so zu reisen
im Angesicht der Ewigkeit,
auf seinem Wandler hinzukreisen,
so unaussprechlich eins zu zweit …

Christian Morgenstern

Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904)

Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) was a French painter, best known for his group portraits and flower paintings. Although he was a contemporary of the impressionists, he practiced a more conservative style, which gave his work an almost photographic realism, and employed a shimmering, magical use of color. In his group portraits, he portrayed the many contemporary Parisian artists and writers who were his friends. His delicately realistic flower paintings, as well as his more stylized lithographs, strongly influenced later symbolist painters, such as Odilon Redon

Giovanni Boldini (1842-1931)


Born in Ferrara, Italy on 31st December 1842, Boldini received his initial training from his father, a painter and restorer. A precocious talent, Boldini attended the Accademia di Belle Arti (Academy of Fine Arts) in Florence in 1862. There he met the circle of Tuscan realist painters, known as the Macchiaioli, developing a particularly close friendship with Telemaco Signorini and Christiano Banti. They were a considerable influence on Boldini and introduced him to painting from nature, contemporaneous with the Barbizon painters of France.

During a visit to Paris for the Exposition Universelle in 1867, Boldini was greatly influenced by the paintings of Courbet, Manet and Degas, artists with whom he later established lifelong friendships. While in Paris, Boldini was captivated by what he considered to be the cultural capital of Europe and moved there permanently in October 1871, settling in the Place Pigalle. During this period he painted a series of small-scale works of eighteenth-century and Empire scenes, commissioned by Adolphe Goupil and other Parisian dealers, but also concentrated on scenes of Parisian life and pictures of elegantly dressed women, many of which were also sold by Goupil. Boldini was accepted as one of the foremost portrait painters of the Belle Epoque in Paris during the 1890s. His unique style set him apart from his contemporaries. "Though he remained essentially Paris-based, Boldini occasionally made trips to London to paint some of Sargent’s sitters… Boldini had perfected a ‘whiplash’ style by which the model appeared to be thrown onto the canvas… All his nervous energy… was thrown at the canvas." (Kenneth McConkey, Edwardian Portraits, London, 1987, p.36).

Boldini died in Paris on 12th January 1931.

Seele der Liebenden


Seele der Liebenden

Einmal schon liebte ich dich
Und das Meer, das Meer.
Doch lichter waren damals
Die Seelen, ungetrübt
Von dunklen Taten.
Es sangen unsere Liebe
Strahlend die Sterne,
Und das Meer, das Meer.
Wieviel hundert Jahre
Sind seitdem vergangen,
Wieviel Leiden und Tode
Und Sterne. Wo blieben
Die Seelen so lange?
Wir halten uns schweigend
Die schauernden Hände.
Wir blicken uns tief
In die fragenden Augen.
Noch singen die Sterne
Und das Meer, das Meer.
Aber unfaßbar ewig
Ist die Vergangenheit
Der menschlichen Seele.

Franciska Stoecklin


Vicente Romero Redondo

Vicente Romero Redondo was born in 1956 in Madrid as the eldest of four sons. Due to the work of his father, he grew up in many different towns all over Spain. The family moved back to Madrid when he was 15 years old. During his childhood, his parents thought he would dedicate his life to painting, as his caricatures of schoolmates and teachers were famous in every school where he studied and one would rarely see him without a pencil and a notepad in his hands. Romero achieved his dream: he began studies at the High School for Art San Fernando, the most prestigious art school in Spain (Salvador Dali studied there from 1922-1926). During his first years he dedicated his time to sculpture, but soon realized that only by painting could he express all the sensibility he possessed and needed to transmit. He graduated with special honors in 1982. Then he spent several years working on the street, not the most comfortable but surely the most efficient way to perfect his technique. He painted pastel portraits in coast villages of the mainland and the islands of Tenerife, Majorca and Ibiza. At the close of the eighties, Romero and his wife settled in the Costa Brava. It was in this region (the birthplace of Dali) that a new stage of his artistic life began. The light of the Mediterranean, his skills, his passion, the wonderful landscape, the house with patio where he lived and the beauty of his models–all these were perfect conditions to change his paintings, and finally he succeeded in converting intimate situations of life into the leitmotif of his art. Since the early 90s Romero’s paintings have been shown in individual expositions in Spain, France and Portugal. In 2001 he moved to Madrid, but he spends time as well in the Costa Brava with its incredible light, one of the most identifiable aspects of his work.

Eins und alles (Christian Morgenstern)


Eins und alles

Meine Liebe ist groß
wie die weite Welt,
und nichts ist außer ihr,
wie die Sonne alles
erwärmt, erhellt,
so tut sie der Welt von mir!

Da ist kein Gras,
da ist kein Stein,
darin meine Liebe nicht wär,
da ist kein Lüftlein
noch Wässerlein,
darin sie nicht zög einher!

Da ist kein Tier
vom Mücklein an
bis zu uns Menschen empor,
darin mein Herze
nicht wohnen kann,
daran ich es nicht verlor!

Meine Liebe ist weit
wie die Seele mein,
alle Dinge ruhen in ihr,
sie alle, alle,
bin ich allein,
und nichts ist außer mir!

Christian Morgenstern

Edward John Poynter (1836-1919)

Sir Edward John Poynter, 1. Baronet, KB PRA (* 20. März 1836 in Paris, Frankreich; † 26. Juli 1919) war ein englischer Maler, Designer, Zeichner und Vermögensverwalter.

]Sir Edward John Poynter, 1. Baronet, KB PRA, Sohn von Ambrose Poynter, einem Architekten, wurde am 20. März 1836 in Paris, Frankreich geboren. Er besuchte die Ipswich School und das Brighton College, bevor er dann in London, Rom (wo er ein großer Bewunderer von Michelangelo wurde) und schließlich mit Charles Gleyre in Paris (wo er James McNeill Whistler traf) studierte. Bekanntheit erlangte er für seine großen historischen Gemälde, wie Israel in Egypt (1867, sein erster großer Erfolg), Visit of the Queen of Sheba (1871-75) und King Solomon (1890).

Poynter hielt eine Anzahl von öffentlichen Ämtern: er war der erste Professor an der Slade School of Fine Art zwischen 1871 und 1875, Principal of the National Art Training School zwischen 1875 und 1881, Direktor von der National Gallery zwischen 1894 und 1904 (er beaufsichtigte die Eröffnung der Tate Gallery) und wurde 1876 in die Royal Academy of Arts aufgenommen. Nachdem Tod von Sir John Millais 1896 wurde Poynter zum Präsidenten der Royal Academy of Arts gewählt und erhielt die Ritterwürde. Er wurde 1902 zum Baronet erhoben.

Poynter heiratete 1866 eine der bekannten Macdonald Schwestern, Agnes Macdonald, Tochter von Rev. G.B. Macdonald aus Wolverhampton. Sie hatten drei gemeinsame Kinder. Er verstarb am 26. Juli 1919.

Courtesan_ Bilder berühmter Maler




Gerolamo Forabosco (Venice Baroque Era, 1605 -1679) – Portrait of a Courtesan

Jacopo Robusti Tintoretto (Venetian ,1518–1594) – Lady Revealing Her Bosom, Perhaps the Famous Venetian Courtesan Veronica Franco

Paolo Caliari (Venetian , 1528-1588) – Veronica Franco

Alessandro Moretto (1498-1554) – Courtesan

John Michael Wright (British,1617 – 1694) – Barbara Palmer

Gerard van Honthorst (1590–1656) – Smiling Girl, a Courtesan, Holding an Obscene Image

Palma Vecchio (Italian High Renaissance,1480-1528) – Courtesan

Palma Vecchio (Italian High Renaissance ,1480-1528) – Flora

Palma Vecchio (Italian High Renaissance ,1480-1528) – Portrait of a Woman

Michiel Parrhasio (Venetian ,1460s-1590) – Courtesan Playing Lute

Michiel Parrhasio (Venetian ,1460s-1590) – Courtesan Playing Lute

Giovanni Antonio Fasolo (Italian, 1530-1572) -The Dance

Leandro Bassano (Italian Mannerist , 1557-1622) – Lucretia

Louis Ferdinand Elle (French, 1612-1689) – Ninon de Lenclos

Alexandre Francois Xavier Sigalon (French , 1787-37) – The Young Courtesan

Giorgione (Italian High Renaissance ,1477-1510) – Laura

Giorgione (Italian High Renaissance ,1477-1510) – Portrait of a Courtesan

Michelangelo Caravaggio (1571 – 1610) – Portrait of a Courtesan

Bartolomeo Veneto (Italian High Renaissance , 1470-1531) – Courtesan

Domenico Robusti (Italian Baroque Era, 1560-1635) – Portrait of a Courtesan

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Mayıs 5, 2010


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Dante Gabriel Rossetti (English , 1828-1882) – Fazio’s Mistress

Dante Gabriel Rossetti (English , 1828-1882) -Roman Widow

Dante Gabriel Rossetti (English , 1828-1882) -The Beloved

Dante Gabriel Rossetti (English , 1828-1882) -Lady Lilith

Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta (Spanish , 1841-1920) – The Reluctant Mistress

Gemälde von Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680) – Barbara Villiers

John Michael Wright (Scottish, 1617-1694) – Barbara Villiers (Charles II’s Mistress)

Godfrey Knelle (English,1646-1723)- Sarah Jennings and Barbara Villiers

Hans Zatska (Austrian , 1859-1949) – Mistress in Her Boudoir

Winslow Homer (American , 1836-1910) – AVisit from the old Mistress

Eugene Delacroix – Louis d’Orléans Showing his Mistress

Jean-Baptiste Monnoyer (French , 1634-1699) – Portrait of Mrs Moll Davies, mistress of Charles II

Pieter de Hooch (Dutch , 1629-1684) – A Mistress and her Servant

Edouard Manet – Baudelaire’s Mistress, Reclining

Sir Edward John Poynter (English , 1836-1919)-Chloe, Dulcis Docta Modos et Citherae Sciens

Johannes Vermeer (Dutch,1632-1675) – Mistress and Maid

Johannes Vermeer (Dutch,1632-1675) – Girl with a Pearl Earring

Johannes Vermeer (Dutch,1632-1675) – Love Letter Mistress

Francois Boucher – Portre de Madame de Pompadour (Mistress of King Louis XV)

François-Hubert Drouais (French , 1727-1775) – PompadourDrouais

James McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903) – Symphony in White, No. 1 : The White Girl

Cristoforo Allori (Italy, 1577-1621) – Judith, My Murdering Mistress and Her Mother

Charles Robert Leslie (English, 1794-1859) – Dulcinea

Charles Robert Leslie (English, 1794-1859) – Uncle Toby and the Widow Wadman

Joseph-Marie Vien (French , 1716-1809) – Lover Crowning his Mistress

Carle van Loo (French , 1705-1765) – The Grand Turk Giving a Concert to his Mistress

Konstantin Alexeevich Korovin (1861-1939) – Mistress of the House

Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin (French , 1699-1779) – The Young School Mistress

Charles C. Seton – The lover sighting like furnace with a woeful ballad made to his mistress

Johann Heinrich Füssli (British,1741-1825) – Kunsthaus (The Merry Wives of Windsor is a comedy by William Shakespeare)

Francisco de Goya – The Clothed Maja (She may have been Godoy’s mistress)

Francisco de Goya – The Nude Maja

Sir Peter Lely (English Baroque , 1618-1680) – Nell Gwynne (Mistress of King Charles II )

Sir Peter Lely (English Baroque , 1618-1680) – Portrait of Nell Gwynne

Simon Verelst (Dutch , 1644-1721) – Nell Gwynne

Sir Peter Lely (English Baroque , 1618-1680) – Portrait of Margaret Hughes (Prince Rupert’s Mistress)

Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun – Madame Du Barry , (Mistress of Louis XV)

Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun – Madame Du Barry

François-Hubert Drouais – Portrait of the Countess du Barry

George Romney (English , 1734-1802) – Lady Hamilton , (Beloved of Lord Nelson)

George Romney (English , 1734-1802) – Emma Hart as Circe

Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun – Lady Hamilton as Ariadne

Michele Gordigiani (1830-1909) – Countess of Castiglione , (Napoleon III’s Mistress)

Henri Gascars (French, 1635-1701) – Louise (Charles II’s Mistress