In the Beginning: Edgar Degas

IN THE BEGINNING: EDGAR DEGAS

Edgar Degas (1834-1917) seems forever linked to the French Impressionists. Although he was involved with their exhibitions, the styles...

Examples of Socialist Realism Group Portraits

EXAMPLES OF SOCIALIST REALISM GROUP PORTRAITS

Some Soviet Social Realism paintings were very large, and a number of these were group portraits with large casts. Often the groups...

 
 
 
Thornton Oakley, Howard Pyle's Atypical Student

THORNTON OAKLEY, HOWARD PYLE'S ATYPICAL STUDENT

Thornton Oakley (1881-1953) received a BA and an MA in architecture from Dear Old Penn , as mentioned in his Wikipedia entry as well...

Molti Ritratti: King George V

MOLTI RITRATTI: KING GEORGE V

King George V was photographed many times, but seems to have had surprisingly few painted portraits made of him. Most of the ones I...

 
 
 
Mario Chiattone - Overshadowed by Antonio Sant'Elia

MARIO CHIATTONE - OVERSHADOWED BY ANTONIO SANT'ELIA

Mario Chiattone (1891-1957) is not nearly as famous as Antonio Sant'Elia (1888-1916), who I wrote about here. Both were architectural...

Vasily Yakovlev Echoes Ilya Repin

VASILY YAKOVLEV ECHOES ILYA REPIN

When I was in Málaga, Spain in November I visited a branch of St. Petersburg's excellent Russian Museum. It was holding a year-long...

 
 
 
Perspective in Pompeii Paintings

PERSPECTIVE IN POMPEII PAINTINGS

Our cruise ship docked at Naples and, I suspect, most of the passengers going ashore had signed up for tours of Pompeii and other sites...

Aleksandr Bubnov's Historical Pantings

ALEKSANDR BUBNOV'S HISTORICAL PANTINGS

Aleksandr Pavlovich Bubnov (1908-1964) was, in my judgment, one of the most skilled of Soviet-era painters. And that's saying a lot,...

 
 
 
Fashions and Automobiles by Leslie Saalburg

FASHIONS AND AUTOMOBILES BY LESLIE SAALBURG

Leslie Saalburg (1897-1974) was highly successful for most of his long illustration career. This despite the fact that his style changed...

Gordon Grant, Illustrator and Marine Painter

GORDON GRANT, ILLUSTRATOR AND MARINE PAINTER

Gordon Hope Grant (1875-1962) began his career as an illustrator but gradually shifted to producing marine paintings and lithographs....

 
 
 
Transitioning to Socialist Realism

TRANSITIONING TO SOCIALIST REALISM

During the early years of the Soviet Union many younger painters embraced Modernism. This was a continuation of a process that had...

Up Close: Walter Gotschke

UP CLOSE: WALTER GOTSCHKE

I wrote about automobile illustrator Walter Gotschke (1912-2000) here and here . As I mentioned in the first link, "It seems that Gotschke...

 
 
 
Pompeii People Portrayals

POMPEII PEOPLE PORTRAYALS

In November I visited the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli to view the better-quality paintings unearthed in Pompeii and nearby...

Two Building by Marcello Piacentini

TWO BUILDING BY MARCELLO PIACENTINI

Marcello Piacentini (1881-1960) was an important Italian architect whose career spanned the years from eclectic Classicism through...

 
 
 
A Soviet Tag-Team Painting

A SOVIET TAG-TEAM PAINTING

Until recently I was unaware that, along with collective farming and other individualism-suppressing practices, there was the use of...

Melbourne Brindle, Illustrator and "Car Guy"

MELBOURNE BRINDLE, ILLUSTRATOR AND "CAR GUY"

Ewart Melbourne Brindle (1904-1995) - Melbourne Brindle, as he signed his name and was known by - was a successful illustrator whose...

 
 
 
The Naval Art of Henry Reuterdahl

THE NAVAL ART OF HENRY REUTERDAHL

Henry Reuterdahl (1870-1925) was born in Sweden and moved to the United States in 1893. As his Wikipedia entry mentions, he lacked...

Daphne du Maurier's Sister Jeanne's Paintings

DAPHNE DU MAURIER'S SISTER JEANNE'S PAINTINGS

Jeanne du Maurier (1911-1996) was an artist, a painter. But she is probably best-known as being the younger sister of the writer Daphne...

 
 
 
Admirals Descended from Artists

ADMIRALS DESCENDED FROM ARTISTS

Back in 2012 I posted about the interesting case of a famous artist's son who became an admiral and the son of an important admiral...

A Posthumous Tribute to Sergei Kirov

A POSTHUMOUS TRIBUTE TO SERGEI KIROV

Sergei Kirov (1886-1934) met a curious end, as explained in this Wikipedia entry. He was a prominent Bolshevik, First Secretary of...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Horizontal Mixed Media Abstract Landscape Painting “Waves of Jupiter” by...

Horizontal Mixed Media Abstract Landscape Painting “Waves of Jupiter” by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Sandra Duran Wilson

The painting is inspired by my research and fascination with astronomy. The bands and waves of Jupiter are mesmerizing and I think you will be fascinated and intrigued with all... Read more ...

JL House / Martín Montone Arquitectura

JL House / Martín Montone Arquitectura

© Luis Barandiarán Architects: Martín Montone Arquitectura Location: City Bell, Argentina Category: Houses Lead Architect: Martín Montone Area: 173.32 m2 Project Year... Read more ...

Found poetry 56

Found poetry 56

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Good Friday - Duccio 1255-1319

Good Friday - Duccio 1255-1319

1308-11 Duccio di Buoninsegna (1255-1319) Jesus Accused by the Pharisees 1308-11 Duccio di Buoninsegna (1255-1319) The Flagellation Good Friday marks the day on which Jesus... Read more ...

Good Friday - 1460 - Crown of Thorns

Good Friday - 1460 - Crown of Thorns

1460-75. Philadelphia Museum of Art Christ Crowned with Thorns. Artist unknown, Austrian In the Christian religion, Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus. As early... Read more ...

Good Friday - 1510 Lucas Cranach the Elder Crown of Thorns

Good Friday - 1510 Lucas Cranach the Elder Crown of Thorns

Lucas Cranach the Elder (German Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553) Christ Crowned with Thorns c 1510 Read more ...

DOMUS BM House / Vittorio Massimo Architetto

DOMUS BM House / Vittorio Massimo Architetto

© Vittorio Massimo, FOTOMARCA Architects: Vittorio Massimo Architetto Location: Breda di Piave, Italy Category: Extension Area: 165.0 m2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs... Read more ...

New Work in a Series: Resilient Fences 2

New Work in a Series: Resilient Fences 2

Here is a second painting in a series I'm working on entitled "Resilient Fences”. Resilient Fences 2 measures 24” high x 57” wide and is mixed media on stiffened fabric. Or, it... Read more ...

Blossom Dreams Hotel / Co-Direction Design

Blossom Dreams Hotel / Co-Direction Design

© Xufeng Jing Architects: Co-Direction Design Location: Yangshuo County, Guilin, Guangxi, China Category: Hotels Area: 3800.0 m2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs: Xufeng Jing Read more ...

Eleanor Palmer Science Lab / AY Architects

Eleanor Palmer Science Lab / AY Architects

© Nick Kane Architects: AY Architects Location: Lupton St, Kentish Town, London NW5, United Kingdom Category: laboratory Area: 75.0 m2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs: Nick Kane... Read more ...