Category Archives: Painters

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: LEONARDO DA VINCI (1452)


Leonardo da Vinci (1452)

Da Vinci was an Italian painter, sculptor, architect, musician, engineer, and scientist. His drawings depict subjects ranging from flying machines to caricatures

The Mona Lisa.

The Mona Lisa. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

and are rendered with scientific precision and consummate artistry. Included among his works are intricate anatomical studies of humans, animals, and plants. The richness and originality of intellect expressed in his notebooks reveal one of the greatest minds of all time. Why are most of his journals written in mirror-image cursive? More… Discuss

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NEWS: STOLEN MASTERPIECES FOUND IN UNLIKELY PLACE


Stolen Masterpieces Found in Unlikely Place

Nearly 40 years ago, an Italian factory worker bought two paintings at a lost-property auction for 45,000 lire (23.24 euros). He hung the works in his home, enjoying them but never knowing their true value until recently, when his son began probing their origins. The paintings in question are now believed to be a Paul Gauguin and a Pierre Bonnard that have a combined estimated value of between 10.6 million and 30.6 million euros. The works had been stolen from a London home in 1970 and then, for reasons that remain unknown, abandoned on a train in northern Italy. After no one stepped forward to claim the then-unidentified paintings, the state railway company put them up for auction. More… Discuss

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Great Compositions/Performances: Stravinsky Divertimento from “The Fairy’s Kiss” (Muti-Philadelphia Orch.)



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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Mozart / Divertimento in B-flat major, K. 137



Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Divertimento in B-flat major for string quartet, K. 137/125b (1772)
00:00 - Andante
07:52 - Allegro di molto
11:17 - Allegro assai
(Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemble (1986))

“Three early Mozart pieces, K. 137, 137 and 138, are labeled divertimentos on the manuscripts and are so listed in Grove. However, few Mozart scholars accept that tag as an accurate description of the works, and most doubt that the title came from Mozart. For one thing, a divertimento should have two minuets, and these three have none. At first glance they seem to be straightforward string quartets–yet many experts contend that they don’t sound at all like string quartets. 

So what are they? Mozart scholar Alfred Einstein fancies them as small symphonies for strings, to which the composer was prepared to add extra parts for winds; they are sometimes known as the ‘Salzburg symphonies.’ Musicologist Hans Keller has given them the curious designation of ‘orchestral quartets.’ Others insist that they are indeed string quartets even if they lack the serious temper of that rarefied form. Yet (to complete the confusion) they are universally referred to as divertimentos–the one thing everyone agrees they are not.

Whatever they’re called, they are fine examples of Mozart’s early essays in chamber music…Mozart composed them in 1772, when he was 16, not long before leaving Salzburg on his third (and, as it turned out, his last) trip to Italy. He was going to Milan to produce the opera ‘Lucio Silla‘ on a commission from Count Firmian, governor-general of that city. He probably expected, from previous experience, to need music to entertain the count’s court while he was at work on the opera. So it seems likely that these three works were composed to meet that need. Mozart may have planned to present them with a small orchestra, as Einstein surmises, but here they are played by the four instruments of a string quartet.

The Divertimento in B flat, K. 137…differs from [K. 136 & K. 138] by starting with a slow movement. This affecting ‘Andante’ is led by the first violin and is punctuated by dramatic responses from the accompanying strings. A spirited ‘Allegro di molto’ movement follows, leading to a delicate finale marked ‘Allegro assai’. This section, while not actually a minuet, has a courtly air that suggests a roomful of dancers bowing and curtsying under brilliant chandeliers.” – Harvey B. Loomis

Painting: Still Life (Morning Glories, Toad, & Insects), Otto Marseus van Schrieck

 

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Rie Sinclair Island of Loneliness Art – Painter: Ilia Efimovich Repin (1844-1930) Painting: Volga Boatmen (1870-1873)


 

 

 

 

 

Rie Sinclair – Island of Loneliness

 

 

 

Ilya Repin, Self-portrait, 1878

Ilya Repin, Self-portrait, 1878 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Art – Painter: Ilia Efimovich Repin (1844-1930)
Painting: Volga Boatmen (1870-1873)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barge Haulers wading. Oil on canvas. 62 × 97 c...

Barge Haulers wading. Oil on canvas. 62 × 97 cm. The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ilya Repin. Apples and Leaves

Ilya Repin. Apples and Leaves (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: IL GUERCINO (1591)


Il Guercino (1591)

Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, better known as Il Guercino(“The Squinter”), was an Italian painter whose work had a profound impact on the development of 17th-century Baroque decoration. One of the outstanding draftsmen of his age, he was known for his frescoes, altarpieces, oils, and drawings. When he was 30, he was called to Rome by Pope Gregory XV and spent a productive two years there. Later, he moved to Bologna and was its leading painter until his death. How did he get his nickname? More… Discuss

 

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Sistine : Michelangelo’s David and Goliath


Sistine : Michelangelo’s David and Goliath.

QUOTATION: Edith Wharton


There’s no such thing as old age, there is only sorrow.

Edith Wharton (1862-1937) Discuss

 

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ROLLING HILLS_FotoSketcher_Emmergence 2-MYARTCOLLECTION


ROLLING HILLS_FotoSketcher-MYARTCOLLECTION

ROLLING HILLS_FotoSketcher-MYARTCOLLECTION

 

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ANOTHER WAY TO SAY YOU’RE MISSED – PHOTOSKETCHER- EMERGENCE 2 (MY ART COLLECTION)


ANOTHER WAY TO SAY YOU'RE MISSED - PHOTOSKETCHER- EMERGENCE 2 (MY ART COLLECTION)

ANOTHER WAY TO SAY YOU’RE MISSED – PHOTOSKETCHER- EMERGENCE 2 (MY ART COLLECTION)

 

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Hilltops (my art collection)


Hilltops

Hilltops

Nutricide – Criminalizing Natural Health, Vitamins, and Herbs


 

Nutricide – Criminalizing Natural Health, Vitamins, and Herbs

 

WHO

WHO (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The Codex Alimentarius is a threat to the freedom of people to choose natural healing and alternative medicine and nutrition. Ratified by the World Health Organization, and going into Law in the United States in 2009, the threat to health freedom has never been greater.

This is the first part of a series of talks by Dr. Rima Laibow MD, available on DVD from the Natural Solutions Foundation, an non-profit organization dedicated to educating people about how to stop Codex Alimentarius from taking away our right to freely choose nutritional health.

Natural Solutions Foundation
: Dr. Rima Laibow MD.

 

 

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‘Ultimate Masquerade’ – FotoSketcher Stylized emergence 2


'Ultimate Masquerade' - FotoSketcher Stylized emergence 2

‘Ultimate Masquerade’ – FotoSketcher Stylized emergence 2

 

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Surveying the Link Between Modernist Mexican Painting and Murals | Writing on the Wall | Departures Columns | KCET


Paisaje Mexicano_Scripps.jpgSurveying the Link Between Modernist Mexican Painting and Murals | Writing on the Wall | Departures Columns | KCET.

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‘Alexandra Leaving’ (FotoSketcher – Stylized Effect ‘Emergence 2′)


'Alexandra Leaving' (FotoSketcher - Stylized Effect 'Emergence 2')

‘Alexandra Leaving’ (FotoSketcher – Stylized Effect ‘Emergence 2′)

 

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Silhouette – Pencil Sketch 5 – GB, 2014 (digital-FotoScketcher)


Silhouette - Pencil Sketch 5-GB, 2014

Silhouette – Pencil Sketch 5-GB, 2014

 

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The Public Catalogue Foundation


 

The Public Catalogue Foundation.

Winding Trail Pencil Sketch – Turnbull Cyn (My Art Collection)


Winding Trail Pencil Sketch - Turnbull Cyn (My Art Collection)

Winding Trail Pencil Sketch – Turnbull Cyn. (My Art Collection)

irreconcilable differences oil painting-emergence 2 (My art collection)


irreconcilable differences oil painting-emergence 2 (My art collection)

irreconcilable differences oil painting-emergence 2 (My art collection) (Click to enlarge)

Surrender Emergence 2 (my art collection)


Surrender Emergence 2 (my art collection)

Surrender Emergence 2 (my art collection)

“Near Life Sharps”- Drawing Style – Emergence 2 (My Art Collection)


“Near Life Sharps”- Drawing Style – Emergence 2 (My Art Collection):

FOTOSKETCHER SETTINGS:

"Near Life Sharps"- Drawing Style - Emergence 2 (My Art Collection)

“Near Life Sharps”- Drawing Style – Emergence 2 (My Art Collection) 

(click to enlarge to full size)

Level of abstraction-222
Number of iterations-114
Level of contrast- 8
Minimum Radius- 38
Maximum Radius-198
Texture 9-strong texture

“Black Snow II: A DREAM SHATTERED ” Stylized Effects-Emergence 2 (My art Collection)


"Black Snow II: A SHATTERED DREAM" (My art Collection)

“Black Snow II: A DREAM SHATTERED ” (My art Collection) (Click to enlarge for viewing…)

“Black Snow II: A SHATTERED DREAM” (My art Collection):

  • “Black Snow II: A SHATTERED DREAM” (My art Collection): Color Sketch – Emergence II: 
  • Level of abstraction-203;
  • Number of iterations-122;
  • level of contrast-10;
  • minimum radius-104;
  • maximum radius-180;
  • texture 9-strong texture;

 

Black Snow Faux Pas – painting Emergence 2 (my Art Collection)


Black Snow Faux Pas - painting Emergence 2 (my Art Collection)

Black Snow Faux Pas – painting Emergence 2 (my Art Collection) (Click to enlarge..or remain unclicked…your choice)

“hid’n-seek-negative”-oil-painting-digital-(my-art-collection)


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“hid’n-seek-negative”-oil-painting-digital-(my-art-collection)

 

Haiku – Cyan Flamenco (poetic thought by George-B)


Haiku – Cyan Flamenco (poetic thought by George-B)

Cyan flamenco
assumes the steel-toe rhythm
and castanets‘ tocks.

 

Magenta Flamenco oil Painting Digital (my Art Collection) 32X41- FotoSketch

Cyan Flamenco oil Painting Digital (my Art Collection) 32X41- FotoSketch

 

 

Cyan Flamenco oil Painting Digital (my Art Collection)


Magenta Flamenco oil Painting Digital (my Art Collection)

Cyan Flamenco oil Painting Digital (my Art Collection) 42X41- FotoSketch Oil Painting # 7, Strong Brush, Strong texture #9 (click to enlarge for viewing

Magenta Flamenco oil Painting Digital (my Art Collection) 32X41- FotoSketch
Cyan Flamenco oil Painting Digital (my Art Collection) 42X41- FotoSketch Oil Painting # 7, Strong Brush, Strong texture #9 (click to enlarge for viewing

Outer Space – Digital oil painting (my Art collection)


Outer Space - Digital oil painting (my Art collection)

Outer Space – Digital oil painting (my Art collection)

Today’s Birthday: SUZANNE VALADON (1865)


Suzanne Valadon (1865)

After a fall from the trapeze ended her career as a circus acrobat, Valadon modeled for many of the major impressionists. Encouraged by Henri Toulouse-Lautrec and Edgar Degas, she began painting and became known for her intensely personal works, including landscapes, nudes, and portraits featuring vibrant colors with heavy black outlines. Valadon was the mother of painter Maurice Utrillo. Somewhat eccentric, she kept a goat at her studio, claiming that it served what practical purpose? More…

 

Turnbull Cyn. Trail – Aquarelle (my Art Collection)


Turnbull Cyn. Trail - Aquarelle (my Art Collection)

Turnbull Cyn. Trail – Aquarelle (my Art Collection)

My Neonia Night (my Art Collection)


My Neonia Night (my Art Collection)

My Neonia Night (my Art Collection)

“Global Warming: Thinner is the ice” – Oil Thermograph (My art Collection)


"Global Warming: Thinner is the ice" - oil thermograph (My art Collection)

“Global Warming: Thinner is the ice” – oil thermograph (My art Collection)

Can You See Me Now Expressive brushstrokes FotoSketcher( my Art collection).


Can You See Me Now Expressive brushstrokes FotoSketcher( my Art collection).

Can You See Me Now Expressive brushstrokes FotoSketcher( my Art collection).

“Saint Gabriel Valley” -_- Oil Painting (My Art Collection)


"Saint Gabriel Valley" -_- Oil Painting (My Art Collection)

“Saint Gabriel Valley” -_- Oil Painting (My Art Collection)

“Cacti” – oil painting (my Art collection)


"Cacti" - oil painting (my Art collection)

“Cacti” – oil painting (my Art collection) (Click to enlarge)

Hills and Mountains – oil Painting (my Art Collection)


Hills and Mountains -  oil Painting (my Art Collection)

Hills and Mountains – oil Painting (my Art Collection) (Click to enlarge)

Art Center- oil painting (My Art Collection)


Art Center- oil painting (My Art Collection)

Art Center- oil painting (My Art Collection) (Click to enlarge)

Lower Vista Point – Sumac trail – Oil Painting (my art Collection)


Lower Vista Point - Sumac trail - Oil Painting (my art Collection)

Lower Vista Point – Sumac trail – Oil Painting (my art Collection)

Today’s Impressions from the trail: “Of Heat and Rattlesnakes”


Today's Impressions from the trail: "Of Heat and Rattlesnakes"

Pointilesque – Oil painiting (My Art Collection)

Landscapes Series Oil Painting (my art Collection)


Landscapes Series Oil Painting (my art Collection)

Landscapes Series Oil Painting (my art Collection)

“A traverse” oil Painting (my Art Collection)


Colimateur en vert, beige et bleu oil Painting (my Art Collection)

“A traverse” oil Painting (my Art Collection)

Ludvig van Beethoven: 5 variationen über “Rule Britannia” (für klavier d-dur, 1803), WoO 79



komponiert von Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Yoshio Watanabe, fortepiano [Ferdinand Hofmann (1756-1829), Vienna c.1790]

 

“Lesser Traveled Road’-oil painting (my Art Collection)


"Lesser Traveled Road'-oil painting (my Art Collection)

“Lesser Traveled Road’-oil painting (my Art Collection)

‘Of Hills and Ravines’ oil painting (my art collection)


Of Hills and Ravines oil painting (my art collection)

Of Hills and Ravines oil painting (my art collection)

‘Joggers Ahead’ – Oil Painting (my art collection)


'Joggers Ahead' - Oil Painting (my art collection)

‘Joggers Ahead’ – Oil Painting (my art collection)

Whittier Water – digital oil painting (my Art Collection)


Whittier Water - digital oil painting (my Art Collection)

Whittier Water – digital oil painting (my Art Collection)

Today’s Birthday: SIR HENRY MAXIMILIAN BEERBOHM (1872)


Sir Henry Maximilian Beerbohm (1872)

A charming, witty, and elegant English caricaturist and writer, Beerbohm used his pen to parody whatever was pretentious, affected, or absurd in his famous and fashionable contemporaries. His works include A Christmas Garland, a collection of parodies on such authors as Joseph Conrad and Thomas Hardy; Zuleika Dobson, an amusing satire on Oxford and his only novel; and Caricatures of Twenty-five Gentlemen, his first book of drawings. Who dubbed him “the incomparable Max“?More… Discuss

 

New at euzicasa: Widget – Public Catalogue Foundation (access from here)


Public Catalogue Foundation (access from here)

Public Catalogue Foundation (access from here)

New at euzicasa:  Widget – Public Catalogue Foundation (access from here) or From the widget installed!

Adams Ansel-_- AcomaPueblo – Expressive Brushstrokes (My Art Collection)


Adams Ansel-_- AcomaPueblo - Expressive Brushstrokes (My Art Collection)

Adams Ansel-_- AcomaPueblo – Expressive Brushstrokes (My Art Collection)

Wild Squash Oil Painting (My Art Collection)


Wild Squash Oil Painting (My Art Collection)

Wild Squash Oil Painting (My Art Collection)