Arthur Hacker: A collection of 90 paintings (HD)

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John Maler Collier: A collection of 209 paintings (HD)

John Maler Collier: A collection of 209 paintings (HD) Description: "The Honorable John Collier was an important artist who painted portraits, dramatic themes, and landscapes. He was educated at the Eton School and studied art in Munich and Heidelberg, as well as at the Slade School under Poynter and in Paris under Laurens. He also was encouraged by Millais and Alma-Tadema. He established a highly successful practice painting society portraits and exhibited 83 times at the famous Royal Academy in London. He also exhibited over 100 times at other prestigious galleries, including Suffolk Street, the Royal Hibernian Academy, and the Society of French Artists. Among his sitters were Charles Darwin, Professor Huxley, and the Dukes of Cornwall and York. His subject paintings, like those of William Orchardson, RA, catered to the psychological dramas of upper class life. This outstanding work is a fine example of Collier's painterly approach to light, color, and design. The Honourable John Collier O.B.E., R.P., R.O.I., was one of the most prominent portrait painters of his generation. Born in 1850, he was the son of a judge and amateur artist, Lord Monkswell. He was educated at E¬¬ton and studied at the Slade School of Art under Sir Edward Poynter, in Paris under Jean-Paul Laurens, and in Munich. Although not their pupil, he was encouraged and influenced by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema and Sir John Everett Millais. "It was from Millais that he learnt the method, which he has ever since adopted in portraiture, of putting sitter and canvas side by side, looking at them from some distance, and walking backwards and forwards to do the actual painting." (Polloch, W.H., The Art of the Honourable John Collier (1914), p 2). Collier was one of the 24 founding members of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, of which he became Vice President and was also a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. He exhibited no fewer than one hundred and thirty paintings at the Royal Academy and one hundred and sixty five at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, as well as many others in galleries throughout the country and abroad. He was the author of The Primer of Art (1882), A Manual of Oil Painting (1886) and The Art of Portrait Painting (1905). He was awarded the O.B.E. in 1920 and he was the subject of The Art of the Honourable John Collier (1914) by W.H. Pollock, published by the Art Journal, which lists all his most important subjects between 1875 and 1914, which included portraits, historical and other dramatic scenes. It has fifty illustrations and six colour plates of his works, and an interesting photograph of his studio. The range of Collier's portrait subjects can be seen from the fact that, in 1893, for example, his subjects included the Bishop of Shrewsbury (Sir Lovelace Stamer), A Glass of Wine with Caesar Borgia, Sir John Lubbock F.R.S., A.N. Hornby (Captain of the Lancashire Eleven), A Witch, A Tramp, and the Bishop of Hereford (Dr. Atlee). His commissioned portrait of King George V as Master of Trinity House in 1901 when Duke of Cornwall and York, although very far from being his best work, shows the extent of his fashionable reputation. Other subjects included two Lord Chancellors (the Earl of Selborne in 1882 and the Earl of Halsbury in 1898), the Lord Chief Justice Lord Alverstone (1912), and the Master of the Rolls (Sir George Jessel, 1881); Rudyard Kipling (1891); the painter Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1884); and scientists including Charles Darwin (1882), Dr. Joule F.R.S. (1882) and the artist’s father-in-law Professor Huxley (1891)." --- SUBSCRIBE: Facebook: Google+: Contact: --- Thanks for all support!

The 100 Best Paintings by Painters posted in 2016 | LearnFromMasters (HD)

The 100 Best Paintings by Painters posted in 2016 | LearnFromMasters (HD) Description: This is a retrospection of my activity last year, it represent 100 best paintings by painters i ever posted in 2016. --- SUBSCRIBE: Facebook: Google+: Contact: --- Thanks for all support, and Happy New Year!

Edvard Munch | TateShots

Curator Nicholas Cullinan introduces Tate Modern's Edvard Munch exhibition, and explains how the artist's fascination with new technologies influenced his paintings Few modern artists are better known and yet less understood than Edvard Munch. He is often seen as a 19th-century Symbolist painter but this exhibition shows how he engaged with modernity and was inspired by the everyday life outside of his studio such as street scenes and incidents reported in the media. He was also influenced by the technological developments in cinema and photography at the time, referenced by his use of prominent foregrounds and strong diagonals. This technique creates the illusion of figures walking towards the viewer, a trick seen in many of Munch's most innovative work. Underpinning Munch's work is his preoccupation with psychological themes, exploring states of anxiety, isolation and fear -- states which, as this exhibition shows, Munch continued to explore right up to the end of his life.

Antonio Mancini: A collection of 58 paintings (HD)

Antonio Mancini: A collection of 58 paintings (HD) Description: One of Italy's greatest early modern painters, Antonio Mancini (1852-1930) is best known for his daring and innovative painting methods. Born in Rome, Mancini spent his formative years in Naples, and it was there that the young artist was first recognized as a precociously gifted figure painter, noted for his poignant depictions of poor street urchins, or scugnizzi, subjects with whom he identified through his own impoverished childhood. Through his studies at the Istituto di Belle Arti (Academy of Fine Arts) and the influence of Neapolitan Baroque artists and his own most important teacher, Domenico Morelli, Mancini developed a realistic style that he held to stubbornly, even after meeting Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Jean Léon Gérôme, and other French artists during two extended trips to Paris in the 1870s. After returning to Naples, Mancini's promising career was seriously derailed by an episode of mental illness-possibly brought on by mercury poisoning-that included delirium and even hallucinations and culminated in his hospitalization for four months in 1881-82. Although pronounced "cured," his bizarre behavior persisted to the extent that many referred to him as il pittore pazzo--the crazy painter. It was during this first period of mental instability that Mancini began to express his lifelong fixation with reflective self portraits. His paintings were at once realistic and visionary. Mancini moved permanently to Rome in 1883. In the following decades his inability to manage his affairs limited him to a precarious existence even as he developed new techniques: the use of the gratìcola (or perspective grid), radically thick impastos, and the inclusion of glass, metal foil, and other materials on the surfaces of his paintings. Nevertheless, he garnered the support of a cadre of European and American patrons and artists, and the turn of the century brought growing critical acclaim and acceptance of his work. John Singer Sargent is said to have called Mancini the "greatest living painter." Mancini contributed paintings to the Venice Biennale and other respected exhibitions in Europe, and by the time of his death in Italy in 1930, he had assumed the status of a national hero. Feel free to subscribe!

Albrecht Durer: A collection of 153 paintings (HD)

Albrecht Durer: A collection of 153 paintings (HD) Description: "Albrecht Durer was born on May 21, 1471, in Nuremberg, Germany, to Albrecht Dürer the Elder and Barbara Holper. He was the second of eighteen children, many of whom passed away in childhood. When Dürer was thirteen, he became an apprentice to his father, a goldsmith. Two years later, he left the apprenticeship to become a painter, much to the displeasure of his father, who did not live to see him become famous in Germany and throughout Europe. Upon leaving his father’s tutelage, Dürer began a three-year apprenticeship under the painter and printmaker Michael Wolgemut (1434–1519) also in Nuremberg, an important center for book publishing. Dürer knew this budding industry firsthand through his godfather Anton Koberger (1440–1513), who printed and published the Nuremberg Chronicle (1493). In his apprenticeship under Wolgemut, Dürer learned the art of woodcut, which at the time was used primarily for illustrated books. After this period of practical education, Dürer began his journeyman years and traveled to Basel, Switzerland, where he continued to make woodcuts for the book trade. In 1494, Dürer returned to Nuremberg where he married Agnes Frey and began an independent career as a painter and printmaker. In the mid-1490s, Dürer concentrated on creating single-sheet engravings and woodcuts. His vivid imagination and technical mastery brought him great recognition and steady sales, and he was frequently commissioned throughout Europe to create painted altarpieces and portraits, including commissions for eminent figures like Emperor Maximilian I. Though Dürer was a successful painter, he preferred the more lucrative medium of printmaking and the more personal art of drawing, both of which allowed him a greater degree of artistic freedom. A trip to Italy from 1505 to 1507 inspired Dürer to further his study of human proportion, linear perspective, and Humanism, intellectual pursuits that informed his art. Toward the end of his life, Dürer focused on his written legacy, which included treatises on human proportion, fortification, and geometry. Dürer’s death in 1528 elicited accolades from far and wide, and today he remains among the most admired artists in the history of German art." --- MUSIC: Mr. Lonard - Sad orchestra song Link: Mr. Lonard's Youtube Channel: SUBSCRIBE: Facebook: Google+: Contact: SUPPORT MY WORK AT: LIST OF ARTISTS already posted on LearnFromMasters: --- Thank you so much for your support!

Arthur Hacker: A collection of 90 paintings (HD)

Description: "Arthur Hacker was perhaps the most versatile of late Victorian artists and his regular and popular exhibits at the Royal Academy and New Gallery include paintings of contemporary drama, mythological and Biblical narrative, landscapes and still lifes. He also established a lucrative portrait painting practice in the early twentieth century, among his sitters being the artists Frank Short, Onslow Ford, William Goscombe John and Ernest Newton. As the son of a line engraver it is perhaps surprising that he did not undertake many commissions for book illustration and devoted his artistic output to oil paintings, often on a large scale. He entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1876 and graduated in 1880 whereupon he travelled to Paris and trained in the atelier of Léon Bonnat. One of his fellow pupils was Stanhope Forbes and like Forbes Hacker was much influenced by French art. His painting of French peasant life Her Daughter's Legacy attracted much attention at the Royal Academy in 1881. In 1886 Hacker helped to found the progressive New English Art Club, an association which appears rather contrary to the academic ideals expressed in the picture he exhibited at the Academy a year later, Pelagia and Philammon (Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool). Other pictures in a similar High Victorian vein include, The Temptation of Sir Percival of 1894 (Leeds City Art Gallery), The Cloister of the World of 1897 (Cartwright Hall Art Gallery and Museum), And There was a Great Cry in Egypt of 1897 (private collection). These paintings made Hacker famous and popular in the 1890s but as the taste for grand subject pictures began to wain in the twentieth century, he concentrated upon portraiture and modern genre subjects."





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