Archive for January, 2012

Romantic Scenes (various artists)


Roberts Edwin Thomas (British, 1840-1917) – A Cautious Approach

Emil Brack (1860-1905) – Planning the Grand Tour

Adolphe Alexandre Lesrel (French, 1839-1929) – The Attentive Courtier

Ekwall Knut – Frieriet

Raimundo De Madrazo Y Garreta (Spanish , 1841-1920) – La Toilette

Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta – Fond Memories

Belmiro de Almeida (1858-1935) – Arrufos

Ekwall Knut – Frieri

Eugene Giraud (1806-1881) – Blind Mans Buff

Eugene Giraud – Making Crepes

Federico Andreotti (Italian, 1847-1930) – Courting Couple

Federico Andreotti – A Tender Moment in the Garden

Federico Andreotti – An Afternoon Tea

Federico Andreotti – The persistent Suitor

Auguste Emile Pinchart – The Toast

Otto Erdmann (German , 1834-1905) – The Recitation

Adriano Cecchi (Italian, 1850-1936) – Signorina E Cavaliere

Adriano Cecchi – At The Dressmakers

Adriano Cecchi – Old Fashioned Gallantry

Charles Edouard Edmond Delort (1841 – 1895) – A Toast to Love

Emil Rau – A Stop At The Tavern

Rebecca Solomon (1832-1886) – The Governess

Migliaro Vincenzo (Italian, 1858-1938) – The Afternoon Meeting

Arthur Beckingham (British, 1855-1920) – The Prodigals Return

Hans Printz (Austrian, 1865-1925) – Shakespearean Scenes

Cesare Auguste Detti (Italian, 1847-1914) – Les amiants

Cesare Auguste Detti – Flowers For Her Ladyship

Cesare Auguste Detti – The castle garden

Jean Carolus (1814-1897) – The Eavesropper

Jean Carolus – The Recital

Joseph Caraud (French, 1821-1905) – Labbe Complaisant

Luis Alvarez Catalá (Spanish, 1836-1901) – Flirtation

Luis Alvarez Catalá – Arelina

George Goodwin Kilburne (British, 1839-1924) – May I

Francesco Beda (Italian, 1840-1900) – The Suitor

Francesco Beda – The Suitor 2

Francesco Beda – The Chess Game

Leon Girardet (French, 1857-1895) – Flirtation

Léon Girardet – A Le Poet

Ferdinand Roybet (French , 1840-1920) – The Present

Manuel Garay y Arevalo (Spanish, 1844) – The flirtation

Manuel Garay y Arevalo (Spanish, 1844) – The Wool

Franz Xaver Simm – Preparing For the Ball

Ferdinand Heilbuth (French, 1826-1889) – The Garden Party

Ferdinand Heilbuth (French, 1826-1889) – Boating Party On The Thames

Alfonso Savini (Italian, 1836-1908) – The Lovers Farewell

Heywood Hardy – A Meeting By The Stile

Raffaello Sorbi (Florence 1844-1931) – An Outdoor Cafe

Egisto Lancerotto (Italian, 1847-1916) – She Loves Me

Thomas Benjamin Kennington (British, 1856-1916) – The New Sonnet

Henri-Lucien Doucet (French, 1856-1895) – The Eager Suitor

Sir James Jebusa Shannon (1862-1923) – In The Springtime

Albert Beck Wenzell (American, 1864-1917) – Idle Coversation

Albert Beck Wenzell – Three Is A Crowd

Emil Rau (1858-1937) – Kitchen Conversation

Croegaert G – The Flirtation

Sir Luke Fildes (1843-1927) – The Sweet River

Gaston Latouche – The Boating Party

Aime Stevens (1869-1951) – Au Cafe

Jose Royo 1941 | Valencia, Spain

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.
Impressive parallels can also be drawn between Royo’s work and that of the Spanish master, Joaquin Sorolla. Both were born in Valencia, both were classically trained, both "matured" into styles of painting capturing the dramatic visual essence of their homeland-Valencia and the Mediterranean Sea. They have both been described as "painters of the Light"; some have said, "of the Light of the South," that is, the southern coast of Spain. It is the overwhelming influence of Sorolla blended with his own style that make Royo’s masterful treatment of the Mediterranean subjects both haunting and mysterious, yet full of raw power at the same time. The sweeping brush strokes, bold swaths of color, and heavy impasto capture the eye and draws one inward until that final absolute moment of awareness that one is actually there in the scene feeling the light and heat of the sun, the salt and sea spray, and hearing the crashing surf. Royo conveys not merely image, but mood and atmosphere as well. This is rare in today’s art world, hence the connoisseur is compelled to compare with the old masters. Thus, the appeal of Royo’s work for today’s collector becomes obvious. With pride we offer the art work of today’s Spanish master painter, Royo, to the art connoisseurs of the world.