Archive for October, 2013

Lucio Olivieri | Italian Figurative sculptor


Lucio OIliveri, Italian sculptor, was born, lives and work in Milan. For some year now, he has identified himsel in a personalized figurative that aims to express states of mind and human attitudes through  the synthesis/essential of the human figure. He has received many aknowlegements and awards. His work have been and are exhibited in countless galleries and artistic show rooms.
Lucio Olivieri | Italian Figurative sculptor

Lucio Olivieri | Italian Figurative sculptor

Lucio Olivieri | Italian Figurative sculptorLucio Olivieri | Italian Figurative sculptor
Lucio Olivieri | Italian Figurative sculptor
Lucio Olivieri | Italian Figurative sculptor
Lucio Olivieri | Italian Figurative sculptor

Lucio Olivieri | Italian Figurative sculptor

Lucio Olivieri | Italian Figurative sculptor
Lucio Olivieri | Italian Figurative sculptor
Lucio Olivieri | Italian Figurative sculptor

Lucio Olivieri | Italian Figurative sculptor
Lucio Olivieri | Italian Figurative sculptor
Lucio Olivieri | Italian Figurative sculptor
Lucio Olivieri | Italian Figurative sculptor
Lucio Olivieri | Italian Figurative sculptor
Lucio Olivieri | Italian Figurative sculptor
Lucio Olivieri | Italian Figurative sculptor
Lucio Olivieri | Italian Figurative sculptor
Lucio Olivieri | Italian Figurative sculptor
Lucio Olivieri | Italian Figurative sculptor
Lucio Olivieri | Italian Figurative sculptor
Lucio Olivieri | Italian Figurative sculptor
Lucio Olivieri | Italian Figurative sculptor
Lucio Olivieri | Italian Figurative sculptor
Lucio Olivieri | Italian Figurative sculptor
Lucio Olivieri | Italian Figurative sculptor
Lucio Olivieri | Italian Figurative sculptor
Lucio Olivieri | Italian Figurative sculptor
Lucio Olivieri | Italian Figurative sculptor
Lucio Olivieri | Italian Figurative sculptor
Lucio Olivieri | Italian Figurative sculptor


Luke Hillestad




Luke Hillestad is a North Minneapolis based, figurative painter.








In 2006 he left his full-time job as a land surveyor, to focus on painting. Since then his work has been represented by Flanders Gallery in Minneapolis, exhibited in Larvik, Norway, and the international Kitsch Biennale in Munich, Germany. In 2008, Luke spent 5 months as an apprentice of internationally acclaimed, Norwegian painter Odd Nerdrum at his farm in Norway. Luke works live from the model with Oil on hand prepared linen.


Oft ist das Leben (Hermann Hesse)


Hermann Hesse3

Oft ist das Leben lauter Licht
Und funkelt freudefarben
Und lacht und fragt nach denen nicht,
Die litten, die verdarben.
Doch immer ist mein Herz bei denen,
Die Leid verhehlen
Und sich am Abend voller Sehnen
Zu weinen in die Kammer stehlen.
So viele Menschen weiß ich,
Die irren leidbeklommen,
All ihre Seelen heiß ich
Mir Brüder und willkommen.

Gebückt auf nasse Hände
Weiß ich sie abends weinen,
Sie sehen dunkle Wände
Und keine Lichter scheinen.

Doch tragen sie verborgen,
Verirrt, und wissen’s nicht,
Durch Finsternis und Sorgen
Der Liebe süßes Licht.


Gathering water everyday- 19th-Century Women


 

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We had a huge storm here 6 days ago. Many are still without power.  If you live in the country, as we do, the water pump simply does not operate without electricity.  Finding bottled water is the only solution.  The situation helps me better understand the time-consuming chores of the past needed just to live everyday.

(Barbara Wells Sarudy)

Diogène Ulysse Napoléon Maillart (French painter, 1840–1926), Young Italian Water Carrier

Eugene de Blaas, also known as Eugene von Blaas or Eugenio de Blaas (1843–1932)

James Barnes (English artist, 18??-1923)

William-Adolphe Bouguereau (French Academic painter, 1825-1905)

Elisabeth Keyser (Swedish artist, 1851-1898)

Léon Augustin Lhermitte (French painter, 1844–1925) Retour de la Fountaine

Eugene de Blaas, also known as Eugene von Blaas or Eugenio de Blaas (1843–1932)

Theodore Robinson (American artist, 1852-1896)

Daniel Ridgway Knight (American expatriate genre artist, 1839-1924)

Juan Antonio Gonzalez (Spanish painter, 1842-1914)

Henry Mosler (American painter, 1841-1920)

Ignacio Diaz Olano (Spanish artist, 1860-1937)

Léon Augustin Lhermitte (French painter, 1844–1925) At the Fountain 1895


19th-Century Native American Women by George Catlin 1796-1872


George Catlin (American artist, 1796-1872) A Choctaw Woman
As a child growing up in Pennsylvania, Catlin spent many hours looking for American Indian artifacts. His fascination with Native Americans was kindled by his mother, who told him stories of the Western Frontier & how she was captured by a tribe when she was a young girl. Following a brief career as a lawyer, he produced 2 major collections of paintings of American Indians & published a series of books chronicling his travels among native peoples. Claiming his interest in America’s “vanishing race” was sparked by a visiting American Indian delegation in Philadelphia, he set out to record America’s native people.  Catlin began his journey in 1830, when he accompanied General William Clark on a diplomatic mission up the Mississippi River into Native American territory.  During later trips along the Arkansas, Red & Mississippi rivers, as well as visits to Florida & the Great Lakes, he produced more than 500 paintings.  When Catlin returned east in 1838, he assembled  his Indian Gallery, & began delivering public lectures.  In 1841, Catlin published Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians, in two volumes, with about 300 engravings. Three years later he published 25 plates, entitled Catlin’s North American Indian Portfolio, and, in 1848, Eight Years’ Travels and Residence in Europe. From 1852 to 1857, he traveled through South & Central America and later returned for further exploration in the Far West as recorded in Last Rambles amongst the Indians of the Rocky Mountains & the Andes (1868) & My Life among the Indians (1909). The nearly complete surviving set of Catlin’s Indian Gallery painted in the 1830s is now part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s collection. Some 700 sketches are in the American Museum of Natural History, New York City.

(Barbara Wells Sarudy )

George Catlin (American artist, 1796-1872) A’h-tee-wát-o-mee, a Woman

George Catlin (American artist, 1796-1872) Ah’-kay-ee-pix-en, Woman Who Strikes Many

George Catlin (American artist, 1796-1872) A Seminole Woman 1838

George Catlin (American artist, 1796-1872) Assiniboin Woman and Child

George Catlin (American artist, 1796-1872) Chee-a-ex-e-co, Daughter of Deer without a Heart 1838

George Catlin (American artist, 1796-1872) A Comanche family outside their teepee, 1841

George Catlin (American artist, 1796-1872) Chin-cha-pee, Fire Bug That Creeps, Wife of Pigeon’s Egg Head

George Catlin (American artist, 1796-1872) Du-cór-re-a, Chief of the Tribe, and His Family

George Catlin (American artist, 1796-1872) Eeh-nís-kim, Crystal Stone, Wife of the Chief

George Catlin (American artist, 1796-1872) Pshán-shaw, Sweet-scented Grass, Twelve-year-old Daughter of Bloody Hand

George Catlin (American artist, 1796-1872) Hón-je-a-pút-o, Wife of Bear-catcher

George Catlin (American artist, 1796-1872) Hee-láh-dee, Pure Fountain, Wife of The Smoke

George Catlin (American artist, 1796-1872) Jú-ah-kís-gaw, Woman With Her Child in a Cradle

George Catlin (American artist, 1796-1872) Kah-béck-a, The Twin, Wife of Bloody Hand

George Catlin (American artist, 1796-1872) Koon-za-ya-me, Female War Eagle

George Catlin (American artist, 1796-1872) Káh-kée-tsee, Thighs, a Wichita Woman

George Catlin (American artist, 1796-1872) Kay-a-gís-gis, a Young Woman

George Catlin (American artist, 1796-1872) Mee-chéet-e-neuh, Wounded Bear’s Shoulder, Wife of the Chief

George Catlin (American artist, 1796-1872) Mi-néek-ee-súnk-te-ka, Mink, a Beautiful Girl

George Catlin (American artist, 1796-1872) Mong-shóng-sha, Bending Willow, Wife of Great Chief

George Catlin (American artist, 1796-1872) Chée-ah-ká-tchée, Wife of Nót-to-way

George Catlin (American artist, 1796-1872) Mún-ne-o-ye, a Woman

George Catlin (American artist, 1796-1872) Seet-sé-be-a, Midday Sun, a Pretty Girl

George Catlin (American artist, 1796-1872) Oó-je-en-á-he-a, Woman Who Lives in a Bear’s Den

George Catlin (American artist, 1796-1872) Ru-ton-ye-wee-ma, Strutting Pigeon, Wife of White Cloud

George Catlin (American artist, 1796-1872) Sha-kó-ka, Mint, a Pretty Girl

George Catlin (American artist, 1796-1872) Tchón-su-móns-ka, Sand Bar, Wife of the Trader François Chardon

George Catlin (American artist, 1796-1872) Shé-de-ah, Wild Sage, a Wichita Woman

George Catlin (American artist, 1796-1872) Tís-se-wóo-na-tís, She Who Bathes Her Knees, Wife of the Chief

George Catlin (American artist, 1796-1872) Tchow-ee-pút-o-kaw, a Woman

George Catlin (American artist, 1796-1872) Tsee-moúnt, Great Wonder, Carrying Her Baby in Her Robe

George Catlin (American artist, 1796-1872) Tow-ée-ka-wet, a Cree Woman

George Catlin (American artist, 1796-1872) Túnk-aht-óh-ye, Thunderer, a Boy, and Wun-pán-to-mee, White Weasel, a Girl

George Catlin (American artist, 1796-1872) Two Comanche Girls

George Catlin (American artist, 1796-1872) Wah-pe-séh-see, Mother of the Chief

George Catlin (American artist, 1796-1872) Wáh-chee-te, Wife of Cler-mónt, and Child

George Catlin (American artist, 1796-1872) Wife of The Six

George Catlin (American artist, 1796-1872) Wa-quóth-e-qua, The Buck’s Wife, Wife of the Whale

George Catlin (American artist, 1796-1872) Wife of Two Crows

George Catlin (American artist, 1796-1872) Woman and Child, Showing How the Heads of Children are Flattened

George Catlin (American artist, 1796-1872) Wi-lóoh-tah-eeh-tcháh-ta-máh-nee, Red Thing That Touches in Marching, Daughter of Black Rock


Wassily Kandinsky 1866-1944 | Russian Abstract and Expressionist painter | The Blue Rider Groups



Self Portraits – Frida Kahlo (1907-1954)


1926 Frida Kahlo (Mexican artist, 1907-1954) Self-Portrait in a Velvet Dress


Frida created 55 self-portraits. When asked why, she replied “Because I am so often alone…because I am the subject I know best.” Her self-portraits are her autobiography.

1929 Frida Kahlo (Mexican artist, 1907-1954) Time Flies

At 22, she married artist Diego Rivera. Of their on-again-off-again, love-hate relationship of that marriage she remarked, “I suffered 2 grave accidents in my life…One in which a streetcar knocked me down and the other was Diego.”


1930 Frida Kahlo (Mexican artist, 1907-1954) Self-Portrait Very Ugly


1930 Frida Kahlo (Mexican artist, 1907-1954) Self-Portrait



1933 Frida Kahlo (Mexican artist, 1907-1954) Self-Portrait with Necklace



1935 Frida Kahlo (Mexican artist, 1907-1954) Self-Portrait with Curly Hair



1937 Frida Kahlo (Mexican artist, 1907-1954) Fulang-Chang And I


1938 Frida Kahlo (Mexican artist, 1907-1954) Self-Portrait With Monkey


1940 Frida Kahlo (Mexican artist, 1907-1954) Self-Portrait With Monkey



1940 Frida Kahlo (Mexican artist, 1907-1954) Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird



1940 Frida Kahlo (Mexican artist, 1907-1954) Self- Portrait in Red and Gold Dress



1940 Frida Kahlo (Mexican artist, 1907-1954) Self-Portrait



1940 Frida Kahlo (Mexican artist, 1907-1954) Self-Portrait



1941 Frida Kahlo (Mexican artist, 1907-1954) Self-Portrait With Braid



1941 Frida Kahlo (Mexican artist, 1907-1954) Self-Portrait



1941 Frida Kahlo (Mexican artist, 1907-1954) With Bonito Parrot and Butterfly



1941 Frida Kahlo (Mexican artist, 1907-1954) Self Portrait with My Parrots



1942 Frida Kahlo (Mexican artist, 1907-1954) Self-Portrait With Monkey and Parrot



1943 Frida Kahlo (Mexican artist, 1907-1954) Diego On My Mind



1943 Frida Kahlo (Mexican artist, 1907-1954) Self-Portrait



1943 Frida Kahlo (Mexican artist, 1907-1954) Thinking About Death



1944 Frida Kahlo (Mexican artist, 1907-1954) Broken Column 1944



1944 Frida Kahlo (Mexican artist, 1907-1954) Diego and Frieda 1929-1944



1945 Frida Kahlo (Mexican artist, 1907-1954) Self-Portrait with Small Monkey



1945 Frida Kahlo (Mexican artist, 1907-1954) With Small Monkley and Dog



1946 Frida Kahlo (Mexican artist, 1907-1954) Self-Portrait With Hummingbird



1947 Frida Kahlo (Mexican artist, 1907-1954) Self-Portrait With Loose Hair



1948 Frida Kahlo (Mexican artist, 1907-1954) Self-Portrait in a Medaillon



1949 Frida Kahlo (Mexican artist, 1907-1954) Diego and I 1949



Berthe Morisot 1841-1895 paints children in gardens


Berthe Morisot (1841-1895). The Lesson in the Garden

Berthe Morisot (1841-1895) painted children in many of her gardens. “Every day I pray that the Good Lord will make me like a child,” Morisot wrote, “That is to say, that He will make me see nature and render it the way a child would, without preconceptions.”
Berthe Morisot (1841-1895). Child with a Doll

Berthe Morisot (1841-1895). Child in the Rose Garden

Berthe Morisot (1841-1895). Eugene Manet and his Daughter at Bougival

Berthe Morisot (1841-1895). Playing in the Sand

Berthe Morisot (1841-1895). Eugene Manet and his Daughter Juliet in the Garden

Berthe Morisot (1841-1895). Hide and Seek

Berthe Morisot (1841-1895). Portrait of the Artist’s Daughter Julie Manet (Reading in the Garden)

Berthe Morisot (1841-1895). In the Garden at Maurecourt

Berthe Morisot (1841-1895). On the Lawn

Berthe Morisot (1841-1895). The Basket Chair

Berthe Morisot (1841-1895). The Fable

Berthe Morisot (1841-1895). The Flageolet (Music in the Garden)

Berthe Morisot (1841-1895). The Wet Nurse Angele Feeding Julie Manet

Berthe Morisot (1841-1895). Julie Manet with Pasie in the Garden at Bougival

Berthe Morisot (1841-1895). Chasing Butterflies

Berthe Morisot (1841-1895). After Luncheon

Berthe Morisot (1841-1895). The Garden at Bougival

Berthe Morisot (1841-1895). Eugene Manet (the Artist’s Husband) On The Isle of Wight 1875

Berthe Morisot (1841-1895). The Rose Garden

Berthe Morisot (1841-1895). Reading with a Green Umbrella

Berthe Morisot (1841-1895). Portrait of Paule Gobillard

Berthe Morisot (1841-1895). The Cherry Tree

Berthe Morisot (1841-1895). Woman Picking Flowers

Berthe Morisot (1841-1895). On a Bench

Berthe Morisot (1841-1895). The Orange Picker

Berthe Morisot (1841-1895). Tea

Berthe Morisot (1841-1895). Young Woman Picking Oranges

Berthe Morisot (1841-1895). Summer

Berthe Morisot (1841-1895). Young Woman Watering a Shrub

Berthe Morisot (French artist, 1841-1895) Lady with a Parasol Sitting in a Park 1885


Flower Still Lifes Instead of Real Flowers in the 1600s


Abraham de Lust (Flemish artist, active mid 17th century) Flower Still Life Now an abundant everyday item, cut flowers were prized luxuries in 17th-century Europe. Only the most affluent could afford to have them in their homes or plant them in their gardens. A general growing prosperity during the course of the 17th century, however, eventually caused flower gardens to become more popular. The garden was considered an extension of the home and vice versa, with garden bouquets often decorating the home.

Abraham Mignon (Dutch Baroque Era Painter, 1640-1679) Hanging Bouquet of Flowers Introduced from Asia around 1600, the anemone, crocus, hyacinth and tulips were immensely popular in Europe. The Dutch trade in flower bulbs, tulips in particular, proved a highly lucrative business. In around 1630, at the height of ‘Tulip Mania,’ an exceptional tulip bulb could cost as much as an entire house on a Dutch canal.

Alexander Adriaenssen (Flemish Baroque Era painter, 1587-1661) Flowers in Glass Vase The average citizen simply could not afford a bouquet for home. The first flower still lifes appeared in the Netherlands during the early 1600s, as a means of meeting the demand for flowers. A painting of a flower was much less expensive than an actual bouquet and lasted generations instead of days. Many early flower still life painters were German, Dutch, and Flemish. Some trained there, then moved throughout Europe and sailed to England to supply the growing demand, as the popularity of the genre spread.

Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder (Dutch Baroque Era Painter, 1573-1621) Glass with Four Tulips 1615 Flower still lifes were still in vogue during the 18th and 19th centuries, when the rise of large-scale commercial bulb-growing transformed the Netherlands into the flower nation that it remains to this day. Export of those bulbs made the flowers of these still lifes available on both sides of the Atlantic.

Barbara Wells ~

Balthasar van der Ast (Dutch Baroque painter, 1593-94–1657) Still Life with Flowers 1632

Cornelis de Heem (Dutch Baroque Era Painter, 1631-1695) Still Life with Birds

Elias van den Broeck (Dutch Baroque painter, 1649–1708) Vase of Flowers

Jacob Marrel (Dutch Baroque Era Painter, ca.1613-1681) Flower Study

Jan Davidsz. de Heem (Dutch Baroque painter, 1606-1683-84) Still Life

Jan Philip van Thielen (Flemish Baroque painter, 1618–1667) Still Life of Flowers

Jan van Kessel (Antwerp, 1626-idem, 1679) Still Life

Maria van Oosterwyck (Oosterwijck) (Dutch Baroque painter, 1630-1693) Flower Still Life 1669

Peter Binoit (German artist, fl 1611-1620) Flowers in a Glass Beaker 1620

Roelandt Savery (Flemish Northern Renaissance painter, 1576-1639) Flowers in a Niche 1611

Simon Verelst (Dutch Baroque Era Painter, c 1644-1721) Flowers in a Vase 1669

Willem van Aelst (Dutch artist, 1627-1683) Flower Still Life 1656


Laundry in 1800s Europe


 

Gustave Caillebotte (French painter, 1848–1894), Laundry Drying, Petit Gennevilliers 1892
When I was a child, Monday was laundry day. Today we just toss soiled linens into the washer, no matter the hour or day of the week. But when I drive through the nearby Amish countryside, where electric appliances are not allowed, I realize that laundry has been drying on the lines & blowing in the winds for centuries, even when snow covers the ground.
~Barbara Wells~

John Thomas Peele (English-born American genre artist, 1822–1897) The Song of the Shirt

Berthe Morisot (French artist, 1841-1895). Woman Hanging Out the Wash
Berthe Morisot (French artist, 1841-1895). Hanging the Laundry Out To Dry

Charles Rossiter (British painter, 1827-1897) Song of the Shirt – Folding the Laundry

Elin Kleopatra Danielson-Gambogi (Finnish painter, 1861-1919) A Sunny Day

Camille Pissarro (Caribbean-born French Impressionist Pointillist Painter, c 1830-1903) Family Garden

Edgar Degas (French painter, 1834–1917) Laundress Carrying Linen 1876

Camille Pissarro (Caribbean-born French Impressionist Pointillist Painter, c 1830-1903) The Laundry Woman 1898

Camille Pissarro (Caribbean-born French Impressionist Pointillist Painter, c 1830-1903)  Woman Tending the Laundry 1887

Frederic Ulrich (American expatriate painter, 1858-1908) Washerwomen Seville

Camille Pissarro (Caribbean-born French Impressionist Pointillist Painter, c 1830-1903) Woman Hanging Laundry 1887

Helen Allingham (née Helen Mary Elizabeth Paterson) (English painter, 1848–1926) Hanging the the Washing

Helene Schjerfbeck (Finnish artist, 1862-1946) Drying Laundry, 1883.

Jean-François Millet (French painter, 1814–1875) Les lavandières

Pierre Auguste Renoir (French Impressionist painter, 1841-1919)

Gustave Caillebotte (French painter, 1848–1894) Laundry Drying 1892

Camille Pissarro (Caribbean-born French Impressionist Pointillist Painter, c 1830-1903)  Les laveuses

Albert Edelfelt (Finnish Academic painter, 1854-1905) Laundresses 1893
Willibald Alfred Reuter (German artist, 1868-1899) Auf dem Wäschetrockenplatz 1899
Edgar Degas (French artist, 1834-1917). In a Laundry 1884

Edgar Degas (French painter, 1834–1917) Washer Women

Thomas Liddall Armitage (1800-1900) Washing Day

Désiré François Laugée (French artist, 1823 – 1896) Le linge de la ferme

Emile Claus (Belgian artist, 1849-1924) Sunny Day 1899