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John White Alexander (1856-1915) A collection of paintings 4K Ultra HD Silent Slideshow American portrait, figure, and decorative painter and illustrator. Alexander was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, now a part of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Orphaned in infancy, he was reared by his grandparents and, at the age of 12, became a telegraph boy in Pittsburgh. Edward J. Allen became an early supporter and patron of John W. Alexander, adopting the orphaned Alexander while he worked at the Pacific and Atlantic Telegraph Co. as a young man. Allen brought Alexander to the Allen home at "Edgehill" where Alexander painted various members of the Allen family, including Colonel Allen. His talent at drawing attracted the attention of one of his employers, who assisted him to develop them. He moved to New York City at the age of eighteen and worked in an office at Harper's Weekly, where he was an illustrator and political cartoonist at the same time that Abbey, Pennell, Pyle, and other celebrated illustrators worked there. After an apprenticeship of three years, he travelled to Munich for his first formal training. Owing to the lack of funds, he removed to the village of Polling, Bavaria, and worked with Frank Duveneck. They travelled to Venice, where he profited by the advice of Whistler, and then he continued his studies in Florence, the Netherlands, and Paris. In 1881 he returned to New York and speedily achieved great success in portraiture, numbering among his sitters Oliver Wendell Holmes, John Burroughs, Henry G. Marquand, R. A. L. Stevenson, and president McCosh of Princeton University. Alexander was married to Elizabeth Alexander Alexander, to whom he was introduced in part because of their shared last name. Elizabeth was the daughter of James Waddell Alexander, President of the Equitable Life Assurance Society at the time of the Hyde Ball scandal. The Alexanders had one child, the mathematician James Waddell Alexander II. Many of his paintings are in museums and public places in the United States and in Europe, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Art Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Butler Institute, and the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. In addition, in the entrance hall to the Art Museum of the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh, a series of Alexander's murals entitled "Apotheosis of Pittsburgh" (1905–1907) covers the walls of the three-storey atrium area. Alexander's Artist Proof of his portrait of Whitman, signed by the artist in April 1911, is in the Walt Whitman Collection at the University of Pennsylvani. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_White_Alexander
Federico Andreotti (1847-1930) A collection of paintings 4K Ultra HD Silent Slideshow An Italian painter. He initially studied with Angiolo Tricca, Stefano Ussi, and at the Florentine Academy of Fine Arts. At a contest, he won a stipend and ultimately gained appointment as professor at the Academy. He was prolific as a painter of canvases at Rome, Florence, and other cities. He painted realistic genre and aristocratic scenes, often in dress from the eighteenth centuries. The elaborate period dress and affected airs give his paintings, sometimes described as Rococo Revival, a retardataire focus Among his works are: I Crapuloni The Tavern The Reconciliation The Music Teacher A chi dei due Una battuta de'aspetto Returning from the Fields Half-figure of Old Man The Grandfather Interrupted Dance Countryside Idyll The Love Letter https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federico_Andreotti
Have you ever seen how paintings are restored and conserved? Watch this amazing and interesting compilation showing the work process of Julian Baumgartner. Baumgartner Fine Art Restoration is currently the oldest conservation studio in Chicago. It was founded in 1978 by R. Agass Baumgartner. Agass' son, Julian, started learning the art of restoration in 2000 when he was studying painting and printmaking at Purchase College, SUNY. Julian took over responsibility for running business, and in mid-2011 took full ownership and oversight of the restoration company. He decided to keep things small and to make sure that the artworks would only ever be handled by a couple of people. Following his father's example, Julian feels that the best results can be achieved by fostering a personal relationship with every client and artwork. Baumgartner Fine Art Restoration has worked with major corporations and governmental organizations, but Julian is especially proud of its strong relationships with small museums, universities, art galleries, art dealers, collectors and private clients. The first step in the process is to view the artworks, preferably in the studio, with the clients present. If that doesn’t prove possible, photos can be emailed or uploaded. After that a full examination of the artworks is performed. This includes assessing the condition of the artworks and testing the materials that will guide the conservation process. Establishing a comprehensive understanding of each artwork is necessary as no two are the same, and all techniques and materials are tailored to the artwork. After his conservation plan is approved by the client, he begins cleaning. He typically starts by cleaning off old varnish. Sometimes, he patches any holes or tears in the canvas. The most important part, and his favorite, is retouching. Some artworks may be completed in as little as one week, while others require several weeks due to the complex nature of the conservation issues at play. Specific time lines and completion dates can be accommodated if required. Via: https://www.instagram.com/baumgartnerrestoration https://www.facebook.com/baumgartnerfineartrestoration ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Subscribe to Now I've Seen Everything : https://goo.gl/xiBW7v Our Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/seen.everything Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/now.ive.seen.everything ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- More articles: http://brightside.me
Jose Antolinez (1635-1675) A collection of paintings 4K UHD Silent Slideshow A Spanish painter of the Baroque period. Antolinez was born and died in Madrid. He received his early training at the studio of Francisco Rizi. His "haughty character and sarcastic personality gained him many enemies among his contemporaries". Some note he played maddening jokes on his colleagues Claudio Coello and Cabezalero as well as Itizi, whom he called painter of wall ornaments, in allusion to the latter's decoration of the hall of comedies in the Palace of Buen Retiro; but also impelled likely by his jealousy at lacking the same skill. Antolinez also painted religious paintings. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Claudio_Antolinez
Jacques Laurent Agasse (1767-1849) - A collection of paintings and drawings in 2K HD
Jacques-Laurent Agasse (April 24, 1767 – December 27, 1849) was an animal and landscape painter from Switzerland.
Born at Geneva, Agasse studied in the public art school of that city. Before he turned twenty he went to Paris to study in veterinary school to make himself fully acquainted with the anatomy of horses and other animals.
He seems to have subsequently returned to Switzerland. The Tübinger Morgenblatt (1808, p. 876) says that "Agasse, the celebrated animal painter, now in England, owed his fortune to an accident. About eight years ago, he being then in Switzerland, a rich Englishman (George Pitt, later Lord Rivers) asked him to paint his favourite dog (greyhound) which had died. The Englishman was so pleased with his work that he took the painter to England with him."
Nagler says that he was one of the most celebrated animal painters at the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th century. In Johann Georg Meusel's Neue Miscellaneen (viii. 1052 et seq.), he compares Agasse and Wouwermans, wholly in favour of the former. In that partial article much is said of his extreme devotion to art, of his marvelous knowledge of anatomy, of his special fondness for the English racehorses, and his excellence in depicting them.
He appears first in the Academy catalogues in 1801 as the exhibitor of the 'Portrait of a Horse', and continued to exhibit more or less until 1845 (contradicting Nagler's statement that he died "about" 1806).
In the catalogues his name is given as J.L. Agasse or Agassé. The number of times Agassé changed his address confirms Redgrave's assertion that "he lived poor and died poor". The writer of the panegyric already quoted says, however, that he did not work for money, but that he was urged forward by the resistless force of natural genius.
He is also featured in the French thriller L'Antiquaire, with some works credited to him—a painting of two Leopards, among others.