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Academist painting by Andrew Hart
October 27, 2010, 6:06 pm
Filed under: art

The Academists, also known as eclecticists or academic painters, were a group of artists in the mid 1800s who were influenced by the French Academie des Beaux-Arts.  The Academie was famous for its Neoclassicist and Romanticist tendencies, and the Academics tried to blend the two together.

Though the movement was centered in France, its proponents painted and studied at universities throughout Europe and even Canada.  The foremost painter of the movement was probably William-Adolphe Bouguereau.  Other prominent painters of the movement were the excellently named Thomas Couture, Hans Makart (Viennese), Alexandre Cabanel, and Suzor-Cote (excitingly, Canadian).

Bouguereau was perhaps the most famous living painter during the height of his fame.  He became so famous that his biggest problem was that American millionaires were fond of buying his canvasses, which were thus rarely seen in Europe.  His works often show idealized peasant girls, mythological nude females, or allegorical scenes.  His rendition of The Birth of Venus is very reminiscent of Botticelli’s.  His The Bohemian is a good example of his idealized peasant girl genre.

Couture is best-known for the 1847 canvas Romans in the Decadence of the Empire, which is an orgiastic scene.

Markart is a fairly interesting fellow.  He dominated the Vienna painting scene for his entire mature career.  He was a self-styled “magician of colors” who was perhaps most infamous for designing the entirety of a Vienna pageant (costumes, processions, scenes, etc.) for Franz Josef and his wife Elizabeth of Bavaria in 1860; tihs became known as the Makart-parade.  His aesthetic Makartstil influenced a young Gustav Klimt, who later rebelled against Makart, his teacher.  His works were largely allegorical (Spring, Summer, etc.) and historical.

Cabanel was a painter of mythological and historical scenes whose fame largely rests with one work: The Birth of Venus.  (link).

Another fun fact: Anselm Feuerbach, the nephew of noted philosopher Ludwig Feuerbach, was a German proponent of Academism.



Church and the Polarities of Nature by anyanka323
January 21, 2010, 9:00 am
Filed under: art

Frederick Edwin Church, The Icebergs, 1861, Dallas Museum of Art

Frederick Edwin Church, Cotopaxi, 1862, Detroit Institute of Arts



Arshile Gorky by anyanka323
January 14, 2010, 9:00 am
Filed under: art, modern
Arshile Gorky, The Artist and His Mother, 1926-36, Whitney Museum of Art

Arshile Gorky, The Artist and His Mother, 1926-36, Whitney Museum of Art

Arshile Gorky, The Song and the Plow, 1946, Art Institute of Chicago

Arshile Gorky, "The Liver and the Cock’s Comb” (1944), Albright-Knox Art Gallery



Art History Pun by Douglas Graebner
May 20, 2009, 12:10 pm
Filed under: art

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Pietro Lorenzetti. St. Catherine 1330-1340. Tempera on panel transferred to canvas;101.5×49.5 cm. National Gallery of Art, Washington

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Royozen. Arhat. mid 14th century.  Ink and color on silk; 113×89.5 cm. Freer Gallery of Art, Washington.

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Jan Van Eyck. St. Jerome in his Study. 1435. Oil on linen paper on panel; 20.6×13.3 cm. Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit.



Albrecht Durer by Douglas Graebner
May 13, 2009, 12:01 pm
Filed under: art
In keeping with the apparent new  German theme, I present a selection of artworks concerning Durer’s Italian experience.
Albrecht Durer, The Castle at Arco, 1494 or 1505

Albrecht Durer, The Castle at Arco, 1494 or 1505

One of his Italian landscapes, prehaps the first pure landscapes in postclassical western art.

Durer was as strong admirer of Giovanni Bellin, as can be seen in the following pair of works:

Giovanni Bellini, Madonna and Child. Late 1480s
Giovanni Bellini, Madonna and Child. Late 1480s
Albrecht Durer, Madonna and Child.  1496/1499

Albrecht Durer, Madonna and Child. 1496/1499

I’ve always wondered if these painting have ever been exibited together.



Edvard Munch’s Women by anyanka323
May 9, 2009, 12:00 pm
Filed under: art, modern
Edvard Munch, Sister Inger on the Beach, 1889, Bergen Art Museum

Edvard Munch, Sister Inger on the Beach, 1889, Bergen Art Museum

Edvard Munch, Vampire, 1893-4, Munch Museum Oslo

Edvard Munch, Vampire, 1893-4, Munch Museum Oslo

Edvard Munch, Mermaid, 1896, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Edvard Munch, Mermaid, 1896, Philadelphia Museum of Art



Japanese Prints by Douglas Graebner
May 6, 2009, 12:01 pm
Filed under: art

I’m fairly busy, so I’ll post some links to stuff on Japanese Prints.

Here is a site with reproductions of 36 Views of Mount Fuji :

http://www.man-pai.com/Grandes_series/Hokusai_Fuji36/hokusai_36_vistas_monte_fuji_e.htm

If you wish to see more of these works, here is a link to a online exhibition on One Hundred Famous Views of Edo :

http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/online/edo/