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today’s birthday: Gerhard Richter (1932)


Gerhard Richter (1932)

Richter is considered one of the foremost German artists of the post-World War II period, indeed one of the foremost artists in the world, and the prices his works fetch at auction reflect this distinction. Unwilling to settle on any one medium or approach, Richter paints, photographs, draws, and sculpts and has varied his style from austere photorealism to satirical pop to minimalism to pure abstraction. This fluidity is interpreted by some as a reaction to the early training he received where? More… Discuss

Two Ansel Adams Photos Amazing!


in search of Ansel Adams: Yahoo said:

in search of Ansel Adams: Yahoo said:

today’s birthday: Georgia O’Keeffe (1887)


Georgia O’Keeffe (1887) https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/entity/%2Fm%2F01t807?projectId=art-project

Regarded by critics as one of the most original and important American artists, O’Keeffe is known chiefly for her large,

Visit Georgia O'Keeffe_Mountain at Bear Lake - Taos _1930_ At the White House

Visit Georgia O’Keeffe_Mountain at Bear Lake – Taos _1930_ At the White House (click here to access the Google Art Project)

semi-abstract studies of flowers, bones, and other imagery. Immaculate, sculptural, organic forms painted in strong, clear colors predominate in O’Keeffe’s works, and her pristine abstract designs carry strong elements of sexual symbolism. Her work was first exhibited in 1916 at the 291 Gallery of Alfred Stieglitz, whom she later married. What is “O’Keeffe’s Ghost”? More… Discuss

New Widget at EUZICASA: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Releases 400,000 Images Online for Non-Commercial Use


400000IR-Photos-Metropolitan Musieum of Art_ Access from here

400000 IR – Photos – Metropolitan Museum of Art  (Access from here) or visit all Widgets installed on the primary sidebar (around 100, I think!)

today’s birthday: Elsa Schiaparelli (1890)


Elsa Schiaparelli (1890)

After working in the US as a scriptwriter and translator, the Italian-born Schiaparelli settled in Paris and established a house of couture. A daring fashion innovator, she popularized brilliant colors, like “shocking pink,” and brought the padded shoulder, synthetic fabrics, and exposed zippers to high fashion. She was also the first couturier to open a boutique offering ready-to-wear clothing. Schiaparelli took much of her inspiration from contemporary art and even collaborated with whom? More… Discuss

Tate Britain: Want To Visit? Let’s Go Now! (Thanks Google)


So, Hi Again: I don’t think you need a guided tour in the galleries  of this Museum: Just don’t touch anything, and of course you know where the lavatories are. Otherwise…You’re pretty much on your own.

Advantages Of A Virtual Tour Include:

  • No airfare
  • Free access
  • No lines,  no opening and closing hours, or loudspeaker reminders.
  •  Smoking, drinking, and eating…Are allowed, anywhere during the virtual tour (except as deemed by the owner/operator of the computer room facility you’re visiting from, if you are in a public library, or classroom, etc.)

So I guess, I’ll see you around!
Enjoy your unguided virtual tour of the Tate Britain Museum! 

Today’s Birthday: Winslow Homer (1836)


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Today’s birthday:  Winslow Homer (1836)

A preeminent figure in American art, Homer was a largely self-taught landscape painter and printmaker. He trained as a lithographer, then became a freelance illustrator. As a correspondent for Harper’s Weekly, he won international acclaim for his depictions of the Civil War battlefront. In 1876, he abandoned illustration to devote himself to painting, later settling in coastal Maine, where the local people and seascapes became the focus of his art. What are some of his most famous works?

NYC – Metropolitan Museum of Art: Winslow Homer ‘s Prisoners from the Front

Prisoners from the Front
1866
Winslow Homer (1836-1910)
Oil on canvas; 24 x 38 in. (61 x 96.5 cm)

The material that Homer collected as an artist-correspondent during the Civil War provided the subjects for his first oil paintings. Homer had been an artist-correspondent for Harper’s weekly, contributing illustrations based on his observations of camp life.

In 1866, one year after the war ended and four years after he reputedly began to paint in oil, Homer completed this picture, a work that established his reputation. Exhibited in 1867 in Paris, it represents an actual scene from the war in which a Union officer, Brigadier General Francis Channing Barlow (18341896) captured several Confederate officers on June 21, 1864 The fine, lithe figure of the general was modeled from another officer, lower in rank but more notable than Barlow in bearing and appearance, and to this figure the portrait head of the general was subsequently affixed. The differentiations in types and attitudes are consciously depicted with Homer’s unfailing sharpness of vision and passionate veracity.. The background depicts the battlefield at Petersburg, Virginia. Infrared photography and numerous studies indicate that the painting underwent many changes in the course of completion. (From New York Museum Of Art)

I also like, among other paintings “Snap The Whip (1872) and “Girl and Laurel” (1879). I enjoy the force of the action,   the naturalism in  details, and the general composition, that give Homer’s paintings life.