Albert Edelfelt: A collection of 122 paintings (HD)

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Emanuel Phillips Fox: A collection of 76 paintings (HD)

Emanuel Phillips Fox: A collection of 76 paintings (HD) Description: "Australian painter and teacher, E. Phillips Fox was born in Melbourne on 12 March 1865, the son of a Jewish photographer and an artist mother. His father left home in 1866 and his mother remained central to an exceptionally closely knit family. He studied at the National Gallery School, Melbourne, from 1878 to 1886, where fellow students included Rupert Bunny , Florence Fuller , John Longstaff, Frederick McCubbin and Tudor St George Tucker . From 1881 to 1887, he taught evening classes at an artisans’ school of design and, from 1885, he joined Tom Roberts on weekend painting excursions around Melbourne. In 1887 Fox left for Europe, where he studied in Paris from 1887 to 1889 at the Académie Julian and at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts from 1889 to 1890 under Jean-Léon Gérôme, supported by his brothers Joel and Philip. In 1889 Fox also joined the afternoon class of the American artist-teacher Alexander Harrison. Fox met up with Bertram Mackennal, John Longstaff, John Peter Russell and Tudor St George Tucker and, in the summers, painted at the artists’ communities at Etaples in Picardy with Tucker and Iso and Alison Rae, and also in Britanny. During 1890 and 1891, he moved to the artists’ colony at St Ives, Cornwall. He copied Velasquez’s works in Madrid in 1891 and visited the countryside near Paris. Fox returned to Melbourne in 1892, where he chiefly painted portraits and landscapes. In 1893, Fox and Tucker opened the Melbourne School of Art, where they introduced students to French teaching practices and promoted the plein air painting approach at their outdoor summer school, held from about 1894 at Charterisville, near Eaglemont. In 1901, Fox left for London, having been commissioned to paint The landing of Captain Cook at Botany Boy (National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne), which he was required to paint overseas. He spent time in London and revisited the artists’ colony at St Ives, where he met Ethel Carrick, whom he married in 1905. In London he met up with George Coates , George W. Lambert , Hugh Ramsay, Tom Roberts , Arthur Streeton and Tudor St George Tucker. Fox and Carrick lived in Paris until 1913, and became good friends with Rupert Bunny and his wife. He was elected sociétaire of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts in 1910. Fox and Carrick travelled widely in Europe, and visited Algiers in 1911, where they painted Arab scenes. Fox mainly painted elegant women and family groups, in which he captured sunlight effects and conveyed the graceful languor of the Edwardian era. Fox and Carrick visited Australia in 1908 and again in 1913 when, at the outbreak of war, they cancelled their plans to return to Europe. E. Phillips Fox died of cancer in hospital in Melbourne on 8 October 1915, aged 50." --- SUBSCRIBE: Facebook: Google+: Contact: --- Thanks for all support!

Ferdinand Hodler: A collection of 192 paintings (HD)

Ferdinand Hodler: A collection of 192 paintings (HD) Description: "Ferdinand Hodler, (born March 14, 1853, near Bern—died May 20, 1918, Geneva), one of the most important Swiss painters of the late 19th and early 20th century. He was orphaned at the age of 12 and studied first at Thun under an artist who painted landscapes for tourists. After 1872, however, he worked in a more congenial atmosphere at Geneva, under Barthélémy Menn. By 1879, when Hodler settled in Geneva, he was producing massive, simplified portraits owing something to the French realist painter Gustave Courbet. By the mid-1880s, however, a tendency to self-conscious linear stylization was visible in his subject pictures, which dealt increasingly with the symbolism of youth and age, solitude, and contemplation, in such works as “Die Nacht” (1890; “The Night,” Kunstmuseum, Bern), which brought him acclaim throughout Europe. From this time his serious work can be divided between landscapes, portraits, and monumental figural compositions. The latter works present firmly drawn nudes who express Hodler’s mystical philosophy through grave, ritualized gestures. These pictures are notable for their strong linear and compositional rhythms and their clear, flat, decorative presentation." --- SUBSCRIBE: Facebook: Google+: Contact: --- Thanks for all support!

Leonardo da Vinci: A collection of 148 paintings (HD)

Leonardo da Vinci: A collection of 148 paintings (HD) Description: "Da Vinci was one of the great creative minds of the Italian Renaissance, hugely influential as an artist and sculptor but also immensely talented as an engineer, scientist and inventor. Leonardo da Vinci was born on 15 April 1452 near the Tuscan town of Vinci, the illegitimate son of a local lawyer. He was apprenticed to the sculptor and painter Andrea del Verrocchio in Florence and in 1478 became an independent master. In about 1483, he moved to Milan to work for the ruling Sforza family as an engineer, sculptor, painter and architect. From 1495 to 1497 he produced a mural of 'The Last Supper' in the refectory of the Monastery of Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan. Da Vinci was in Milan until the city was invaded by the French in 1499 and the Sforza family forced to flee. He may have visited Venice before returning to Florence. During his time in Florence, he painted several portraits, but the only one that survives is the famous 'Mona Lisa' (1503-1506). In 1506, da Vinci returned to Milan, remaining there until 1513. This was followed by three years based in Rome. In 1517, at the invitation of the French king Francis I, Leonardo moved to the Château of Cloux, near Amboise in France, where he died on 2 May 1519. The fame of Da Vinci's surviving paintings has meant that he has been regarded primarily as an artist, but the thousands of surviving pages of his notebooks reveal the most eclectic and brilliant of minds. He wrote and drew on subjects including geology, anatomy (which he studied in order to paint the human form more accurately), flight, gravity and optics, often flitting from subject to subject on a single page, and writing in left-handed mirror script. He 'invented' the bicycle, airplane, helicopter, and parachute some 500 years ahead of their time. If all this work had been published in an intelligible form, da Vinci's place as a pioneering scientist would have been beyond dispute. Yet his true genius was not as a scientist or an artist, but as a combination of the two: an 'artist-engineer'. His painting was scientific, based on a deep understanding of the workings of the human body and the physics of light and shade. His science was expressed through art, and his drawings and diagrams show what he meant, and how he understood the world to work." --- SUBSCRIBE: Facebook: Google+: Contact: --- Thanks for all support!

Sir William Russell Flint (1880-1969) Scottish artist ✽ Francis Goya / Scarborough fair

Sir William Russell Flint RA (4 April 1880 – 30 December 1969) was a Scottish artist and illustrator who was known especially for his watercolour paintings of women. He also worked in oils, tempera, and printmaking.

Albert Bierstadt - American Paintings

Albert Bierstadt (7 gennaio 1830 - 18 febbraio 1902) - Pittore statunitense, tedesco di nascita, cantore del selvaggio West. Ha studiato pittura con i membri della Scuola di Dusseldorf, in Germania dal 1853 al 1857. Bierstadt ha fatto parte della Hudson River School che non è una istituzione, ma piuttosto un gruppo informale di pittori. Agli inizi del diciannovesimo secolo, gli americani erano attratti con passione dalle tranquille foreste e ai verdi spazi aperti della loro terra. Questo accadeva mentre l'America andava rapidamente industrializzandosi. La minaccia delle strade ferrate e della meccanizzazione era un dato di fatto, e in risposta gli americani desideravano proteggere le loro bellezze naturali. Bierstadt era maestro nel creare romantiche vedute della selvaggia natura americana. Le sue opere venivano sempre realizzate su enormi tele che eseguiva con grande precisione nel dettaglio, mostrando la natura nei luoghi più remoti e inaccessibili, dal lontano splendore delle Montagne Rocciose alla grandiosità della Yosemite Valley. Di origine tedesca, Bierstadt si trasferì negli Stati Uniti quando era ancora bambino. La sua opera rappresenta l'ultimo sussulto romantico primma dell'arrivo della ferrovia. La necessità di credere in un Nuovo Mondo, per lo meno idealmente, restò molto forte per lungo tempo. Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902) is best known for his spectacular landscapes of the unsettled west. He was born in Germany, and was two years old when his family emigrated to America and settled in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Beginning in 1859, he made three trips west, each time making oil sketches on paper. When he returned to his studio, he used these sketches and oil studies to paint huge, detailed panoramic views (some 6 feet by 10 feet) of Western scenery. His paintings emphasized the spectacular landscapes, sometimes exaggerating what he had seen and changing a few details to make the scene more interesting. Music: The Angler - HANS ZIMMER

Albert Edelfelt: A collection of 122 paintings (HD)

Description: "Albert Gustaf Aristides Edelfelt (21 July 1854-18 August 1905) was a Swedish-speaking Finnish painter.
Albert Edelfelt was born in Porvoo, Finland.
His father Carl Albert was an architect.
Admired Edelfelt the poet Johan Ludvig Runeberg, who was a friend of the family.
The company of Runeberg had a lasting impact on Edelfelt, who from time to time turned to scenes from Finnish history in his paintings.
Went on to Illustrate Edelfelt Runeberg's epic poem The Tales of Ensign Stål.
He Studied art in Antwerp (1873-1874), Paris (1874-1878) and Saint Petersburg (1881-1882).
He married Baroness (friherinnan) Ellan de la Chapelle in 1888 and They HAD one child.
Edelfelt was one of the first Finnish artists to Achieve international fame.
He enjoyed considerable success in Paris and was one of the founders of the Realist art movement in Finland.
He Influenced several younger Finnish painters and fellow Finnish artists Helped Such as Akseli Gallen-Kallela to make Their breakthrough in Paris."





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