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Odilon Redon: A collection of 684 works (HD) Description: "Odilon Redon was a symbolist painter, lithographer, and etcher of considerable poetic sensitivity and imagination, whose work has had many admirers’ over the years including artists such as Henri Matisse. The Surrealists regarded Odilon Redon as one of their greatest predecessors. Odilon Redon was born in Bordeaux in 1840 and studied drawing early on under an artist named Stanislas Gorin, who introduced Redon to the principles of Romantic art. Upon finishing school, Odilon Redon failed to be accepted for the architectural class of the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris and therefore remained in Bordeaux where he took up sculpture. Around 1861, Odilon Redon was introduced to the writings of Flaubert, Baudelaire and Edgar Allen Poe, three authors who would be greatly influential on his drawings. In 1864, however, he was accepted to the Ecole des Beaux Arts to study painting. The art establishment represented values he couldn't tolerate and he backed away from the system consigning himself to obscurity. Odilon Redon found guidance instead from Rodolphe Bresdin who had also rejected the official art world. He introduced him to Rembrandt and Dürer and taught him how nature can be utterly transformed by the broadness of one's imagination. So Odilon Redon turned to graphic art, working mainly in black and white, giving expression to the mysterious and the fantastic. His artistic career was interrupted in 1870 when he joined the army to serve in the Franco-Prussian War. At the end of the war, he moved to Paris, working almost exclusively in charcoal and lithography. It would not be until 1878 that his work gained any recognition with Guardian Spirit of the Waters, and he published his first album of lithographs, titled Dans le Rêve, in 1879. Still, Odilon Redon remained relatively unknown until the appearance in 1884 of a cult novel by Joris-Karl Huysmans titled, rebours (Against Nature). The story featured a decadent aristocrat who collected his drawings. After recovering from a religious crisis and major illness in the 1890s, Odilon Redon's outlook became much more optimistic. The sombre tones were replaced by bright colours and scenes of idealistic beauty often taking mythological themes as his inspiration. In 1899, he exhibited with the Nabis at Durand-Ruel's. In 1903 he was awarded the Legion of Honor. His popularity increased when a catalogue of etchings and lithographs was published by Andre Mellerio in 1913 and that same year, he was given the largest single representation at the New York Armory Show. In 1923, Mellerio published: Odilon Redon: Peintre Dessinateur et Graveur. He died in 1916. In 2005 the Museum of Modern Art launched an exhibition entitled "Beyond The Visible", a comprehensive overview of Redon's work showcasing more than 100 paintings, drawings, prints and books from The Ian Woodner Family Collection. The exhibition ran from October 30, 2005 to January 23, 2006. "...The artist... will always be a special, isolated, solitary agent, with an innate sense of organising matter." Odilon Redon." --- SUBSCRIBE: www.youtube.com/c/LearnFromMasters?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LearnFromMasters/ Google+: https://plus.google.com/+LearnFromMasters Contact: LearnFromMasters01@gmail.com --- Thanks for all support!
Jacek Yerka: A collection of 466 works (HD) [1080p] Description: "Jacek Yerka (born Jacek Kowalski in 1952) is a Polish surrealist painter from Toruń. Yerka's work has been exhibited in Poland, Germany, Monaco, France, and the United States, and may be found in the museums of Poland. Jacek Yerka was born in Toruń, Poland, in 1952. He was born into an artistic family with both his parents graduates from a local Fine Art Academy.His earliest memories were of paints, inks, paper, rubbers and brushes. As a child, Yerka loved to draw and make sculptures. He hated playing outside, and preferred to sit down with a pencil, creating and exploring his own world. This difference between the other children in his primary school led to social problems with his peers and Yerka describes his primary school life as being a "grey, sometimes horrifying reality". However, Yerka later became 'untouchable' in his high school due to his clever sketches of the school's worst bullies. Yerka had never intended to be an artist like his parents and was considering doing astronomy or medicine. However, a year before his final exam, he decided for the first time to try working with paint, which resulted in his decision to study fine art and graphic design instead. According to Yerka, during his period studying in the academy he was pressured by his instructors to eschew detail and realism in favor of the fashion of the times - but did not relent, adhering to the meticulous classic Flemish technique that still typifies his work. In time they came to see him as a brilliant - though troubled -talent. During his studies at the Academy, each day was split into two sections. In the morning and afternoon he had to do tests, projects and attend lectures, and during the evening he was given a couple hours to work at a painting that was shown only to his family and friends. He graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, specializing in printmaking. Yerka began working full-time as an artist in 1980. He had several contracts with galleries in Warsaw and also worked for commissions. He cites Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel, Cagliostro, Jan van Eyck, and Hugo van der Goes as formative influences on his work. His subject matter ranges from odd beasts to whimsical landscapes incorporating extraordinary architecture, and includes imagery gleaned from his childhood, such as his grandmother's kitchen. Says Yerka, "For me, the 1950s were a kind of Golden Age ... If I were, for instance, to paint a computer, it would definitely have a pre-war aesthetic to it." In 1990, Yerka received a contract with Hollywood producer Renee Daalder to design figures, monster-machines and surreal landscapes for the science fiction film Strawberry fields. The film planned to combine both Yerka's work with songs from the Beatles and Yerka participated in the first stage of its production. Work typically progresses from a graphite sketch, to crayon drawing, then a pastel com, and finally an acrylic painting. " --- SUBSCRIBE: www.youtube.com/c/LearnFromMasters?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LearnFromMasters/ Google+: https://plus.google.com/+LearnFromMasters Contact: LearnFromMasters01@gmail.com --- Thanks for all support!
Konstantin Korovin: A collection of 437 paintings (HD) Description: ""Born in Moscow in November 1861, this painter and theatre designer pursued an official career but nevertheless found the time to achieve individual work of great merit. He followed the School of the French Impressionists, creating images with a large and clear brush stroke, and his work did credit to the School he followed.Korovin illustrated a large quantity of Russian literature and decorated the Russian Village for the Universal Exposition of 1900, for which he was awarded a gold medal. He painted the decorations and created the costumes for more than a hundred ballets in the theatres of Moscow and St. Petersburg, and participated in the set and costume design of as many operas.A Professor of the School of Fine Art of Moscow and a Member of the Academy of Fine Art in St. Petersburg, Konstantin Korovin was also created a Chevalier of the Legion d'Honneur in France. He exhibited his works throughout the principal capitals of Europe and died in 1939." " --- SUBSCRIBE: www.youtube.com/c/LearnFromMasters?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LearnFromMasters/ Google+: https://plus.google.com/+LearnFromMasters Contact: LearnFromMasters01@gmail.com SUPPORT MY WORK AT: https://www.patreon.com/LearnFromMasters --- Thank you so much for your help!
Edward Seago: A collection of 77 paintings (HD) Description: "Edward Seago enjoyed the position as one of the most popular British artists of the 20th century. He began painting at the age of seven when he was confined to his room with a heart condition. Later, fully recovered, he would study with Bernard Priestman. He became a successful illustrator in the 1930's, working for, among others, England's poet laureate of the sea, John Masefield. After serving with the royal engineers in WWII, he would spend the remainder of his life painting and writing. He was an avid sailor which is evident in the accuracy and flavor of his sea paintings. Exhibiting widely, his famous one man shows at Colnaghi's would usually sell out on the first day. People were known to line up by 6 am to secure the painting of their choice. Examination of Seago's work shows the influence of the Dutch 17th century school and British artists such as John Constable. His two greatest influences however were the French impressionist Eugene Boudin and American painter James McNeil Whistler." --- SUBSCRIBE: www.youtube.com/c/LearnFromMasters?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LearnFromMasters/ Google+: https://plus.google.com/+LearnFromMasters Contact: LearnFromMasters01@gmail.com SUPPORT MY WORK AT: https://www.patreon.com/LearnFromMasters --- Thank you so much for your support!
Hiroshi Yoshida: A collection of 278 works (HD) Description: "Born in 1876, Hiroshi Yoshida grew up in a traditional Japanese household. He had an older brother, and his father worked as a principal and teacher in a local school. Yoshida became close to his art teacher, and the older man later adopted him and moved him to a new city. Early in his schooling, Yoshida trained as a painter, and he began painting again towards the end of his life. Yoshida enjoyed traveling and often showcased his work in the United States. He married and had two sons. He also made posters and other work for the Chinese government during World War II Yoshida spent much of his early career working on landscapes and oil paintings, but in 1920, he decided to try his hand at woodblock printing. After seeing his work, a local publisher printed some of his pieces, which led to additional work. The artist used a specific method to create his woodblocks, which involved painting a large image and cutting a woodblock to mimic that image. Japanese artists worked with one color at a time, applying the paint to the block and pressing it against the paper. Art historians consider Yoshida the father of the Shin Hanga movement. Artists from previous generations created classic and traditional pieces that incorporated images and designs relating to Japanese and Asian elements. Yoshida began incorporating American elements and designs from other countries into his finished prints. Yoshida often used the same image to make multiple prints in different colors. He used the same block for his pieces Sailing Boats in the Morning and Sailing Boats in the Mist. By simply changing the colors, he created two similar pieces with entirely different looks. The traveling that he did during his life influenced his later work. Mt. Fuji from Okitsu and Matterhorn Day were two prints he made after his journeys. He also turned the Matterhorn print into a second print that detailed the look of the mountain at night. The artist later moved to Tokyo, but he continued taking trips to make sketches and look for inspiration for his prints. He continued working on his art for years, and he died just days after working on a new painting.." --- MUSIC: Kevin MacLeod - Eastminster Eastminster by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100719 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ SUBSCRIBE: www.youtube.com/c/LearnFromMasters?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LearnFromMasters/ Google+: https://plus.google.com/+LearnFromMasters Contact: LearnFromMasters01@gmail.com SUPPORT MY WORK AT: https://www.patreon.com/LearnFromMasters LIST OF ARTISTS already posted on LearnFromMasters: https://goo.gl/hri4HE --- Thank you so much for your support!
Henri Le Sidaner: A collection of 372 paintings (HD)
Description: "Henri Le Sidaner spent his early years with his family in the West Indies before they returned to their native France in 1872. He first studied art with the historical painter Alexandre Desmit in 1877 and then, with artist Alexandre Cabanel, from 1882 at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. While at the Ecole, Le Sidaner often retreated to Etaples on the northern coast of France, where he felt released from the Ecole's strict routine of copying art in the Louvre Museum. In 1887 Le Sidaner's figurative paintings set in Etaples were exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Francais. They were well received, and by 1891 the Salon had awarded him a bronze medal.
After the turn of the last century, Henri Le Sidaner turned from figurative painting to landscapes, gardens and interiors. He became well known for his moody scenes of urban and rural houses bathed in twilight and moonlight, undisturbed by human figures. He also painted scenes from his own home and gardens. He frequently worked from memory, and in his acute observations and selection from nature his working methods had much in common with those of Whistler. Having started his career as a naturalistic figure painter, during the 1890's Le Sidaner's work became progressively more symbolist.
After 1900 Le Sidaner moved to Beauvais, 45 miles north of Paris, and within a couple of years he settled nearby at the picturesque hill-top village of Gerberoy. Although he had such a personal style of painting, many followers were attracted to Gerberoy and the village soon became re-populated as a colony of artists with Le Sidaner reluctantly at its head.
Le Sidaner's art was quite popular, and by 1897 he exhibited regularly in one-man shows in Paris, London, Brussels and the United States. In 1930 he was knighted with the Legion d'Honneur and elected a member of the Academie des Beaux-Arts. He died in Versailles in 1939."
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