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Ferdinand du Puigaudeau: A collection of 120 paintings (HD) Description: "As a young boy, du Puigaudeau was close to his uncle Henri de Chateaubriant, who encouraged his artistic pursuits. His education was traditional and he studied at various boarding schools from Paris to Nice. In 1882, du Puigaudeau travelled to Italy, then to Tunisia, and taught himself to paint. The first work which can be safely attributed to du Puigaudeau was dated 1886, the year he visited Pont-Aven where he befriended Charles Laval and Paul Gauguin with whom he decided to travel to Panama and Martinique, but was unable to do so as he was called up for military service. In 1890, he presented one of his works at the Salon of the Société Nationale des Beaux Arts at a time when his father had introduced him to the dealer Paul Durand-Ruell. He got married on 7 August 1893 in Saint-Nazaire, and had one daughter named Odette. In 1895 he settled down in Pont-Aven for three years. After falling out with Durand-Ruell in 1903, he visited Venice in 1904 where he produced many canvases but subsequently returned to Batz-sur-Mer with serious financial problems. 1907 saw him move into the manor house of Kervaudu in Le Croisic which had been loaned to him by friends. The Great War of 1914 isolated him from the rest of the world. Degas himself called him "the hermit of Kervaudu" due to his secluded and solitary existence. In 1919 he began to prepare an exhibition in New York, and worked on it for four years, but it was cancelled at the last minute. This failure had dire repercussions and he fell into a state of depression and alcohol abuse. He died on 19 September 1930" --- 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!
Conservators or art restorers are considered the magicians of the art world. Over the course of time, paintings are bound to lose their original color, suffer damage and fade… and thanks to highly skilled conservators, we are able to restore these pieces back to their original glory. But sometimes, very rarely, these beautiful pieces get ruined by someone and the damage is irreversible. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 7 - Leave it to the experts Imagine a restoration being the reason that people quit their jobs? That’s what happened when experts saw this restoration of the Virgin and Child with St Anne. This painting was done by Leonardo da Vinci, and some experts quit their jobs in protest when they saw this version. As clearly seen, the painting is vastly lighter, as if this scenario took place on a sunny day. These experts claim that this is in complete contrast to Da Vinci’s vision. Although, how would we really know what was going through his head at the time of painting this masterpiece? 6 - A Whiter Shade of Pale There are very few portraits of Shakespeare in the world, and two were irreversibly ruined. The team in charge of restoring the painting assumed they were removing an outer layer of paint to reveal the original paintings underneath. Turns out, they ended up wiping away the original artwork. It’s believed the paintings were altered during Shakespeare’s lifetime and that the artists back then did it purposefully to show how he had aged. So, when the top layer was removed, underneath was a younger-looking Shakespeare. Currently, the National Portrait Gallery is deciding whether or not to clean up one of their portraits of Shakespeare, which hasn’t been touched up in 400-years! 5 - Not your best look Head on over to Russia and you’ll find quite a large number of Lenin statues around, but none quite like this one. In Krasnodar Krai one such statue underwent a bit of restoration. It turned out like a bit of a monkey, and remained that way until photos circulated online in 2016, and only after that was he given a make-over to return him to his former self. 4 - A change is as good as a holiday You would think that taking something that is already in ruins and giving it a make-over would automatically improve it – but not in this case. Not a piece of art per se, but the El Castillo de Matrera is a historical castle from 9th century Spain. This National Monument was damaged by intense rain in 2013, so a project was undertaken to restore it. The end result looks like the original bricks have been stuck on a grey concrete building. It was called a “heritage massacre” and many people were left deeply shocked by the outcome, although ironically – the building was nominated for an Architizer A+ Award and actually won the people’s choice! 3 - Quite the artist A restoration project that made headlines globally took place in a 16th-century Spanish Church and the artist in question was Cecilia Giménez. The 81-year old lady quickly received the nickname Ecce Mono, which means Behold the Monkey, because she transformed a 19th century fresco of Jesus into something closely resembling a monkey. She thought she was doing the Church a favor, and initially it was anything but – however, give it a bit of a time and she ended up doing the sleep town a huge favor. Misericordia has received thousands of visitors through their doors, all hoping to catch a glance of her artwork and they’ve all left some wonderful donations, very much needed by the Church. 2 - World’s Worst The restoration of the Great Wall of China has been called the “World’s Worst Restoration”, although after seeing our previous entry – it’s quite possible this restoration project has lost its number 1 spot. It’s no secret that the Great Wall of China is slowly decaying, and a number of years ago a task team set out to reconstruct a certain section of it, which they did – using concrete! The Chinese slammed this terrible job online, and many promises were made to ensure nothing like that ever happened again! 1 - More often, they just get it right After seeing all the disastrous efforts of restoration, let’s have a look at one that is mind-blowingly amazing! The Adoration of the Shepherds, by the Italian Renaissance master Sebastiano del Piombo, was in total ruins. It really looked like there was no hope for it. The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge commissioned this restoration, and it took them 10-years to complete! The painting dates back to 1511 – 1512, and if you see it today, it would be hard to imagine it as this old painting that almost didn’t make it.
Stanislaw Szukalski: A collection of 116 works (HD) Description: "Stanislaus Szukalski was born in Poland, and took pride in his origins, asserting that “I am a Pole—that fact summarizes most of my ‘biography’.” Szukalski arrived in Chicago in 1913, having studied at the Kracow Academy where he was trained in the traditional manner and developed a refined, technically masterful, figurative style. He quickly gained a reputation as a bohemian artist, a role he relished and cultivated; his anarchic proclamations, rebellious nature, and insistent nonconformity to rules became a model for other progressives in the city. He studied briefly at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), but dropped out because “they had nothing to teach him.” Despite his years of art school training, he insisted that he was his own teacher, relying on his imagination and suspicious of any authority. He stayed in Chicago for eleven years before returning to Poland in 1924 with much of his work, most of which was destroyed by allied bombs during World War II. In many ways, Szukalski embodied modernism in Chicago, combining its admiration for polished technique and readable, figural imagery with a rebellion against authority and attacks on the sacred cows of art history and pedagogy. It is easy to understand his appeal to both young artists and to the traditional academy. In fact, he was given two solo exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago, in 1916 and 1917, as well as one at the progressive Arts Club in 1919; he exhibited regularly in the juried annuals at the Art Institute as well. He was often praised by conservative critics who appreciated his refined workmanship, understanding that his life was far more radical than his art. In addition to painting, drawing, and sculpture, Szukalski wrote a number of books in which he set out his philosophy of individual expression, freedom from authority, and the primacy of the imagination, often citing the importance of drawing on one’s primitive ethnic identity for authentic expression. Settling in California when he returned to the United States, he continued to make art and promote himself relentlessly, writing a number of books that become increasingly shrill. He had a number of loyal admirers who continue to promote his work. Much of Szukalski’s work is highly imaginative, using some of the methods that would later be employed by the Surrealists, such as distortions of size and shape and unusual juxtapositions of objects. In the portrait of Rudolph Weisenborn, however, Szukalski’s virtuoso technique is evident in a straightforward representation of his artist friend. Weisenborn’s head is placed to the right side of the composition, leaving a large empty space on the left, a compositional device that Weisenborn himself adopted in the numerous portrait drawings that he produced in the 1920s. According to contemporary reports, Szukalski “forced Weisenborn to sit for him in a cold room from 2 a.m. till morning and Weisenborn loved the completed picture.” Weisenborn is represented in the guise of a monk, presumably to suggest his role as the visionary artist who will aid, in Szukalski’s words, in the “making of a new civilization.” It is fortunate that the drawing remained with Weisenborn and escaped the fate of the rest of Szukalski’s two-dimensional oeuvre, all of which was destroyed in World War II. " Susan Weininger --- MUSIC: Kevin MacLeod - March of the Mind March of the Mind 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=USUAN1100167 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! #LearnFromMasters #PolishPainter #OnlineArtGallery #CollectionOfPaintings #ArtHistory #StanislawSzukalski #TASCHEN
The Danish Girl tells the story of the painter Einar Wegener, who had the world’s first gender-reassignment surgery and became Lili Elbe. But his wife Gerda had a fascinating life and career of her own. Here's my Patreon page! https://www.patreon.com/ObsoleteOddity Join me on Twitter :) https://twitter.com/ObsoleteOddity1
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Gerda Wegener: A collection of 93 works (HD)
Description: "Gerda Wegener was a Danish painter best known for her progressive feminist portraits. Steeped in Art Deco aesthetics, her paintings were considered radical for their engagement with gender, identity, and sexuality. Reversing the traditional art history model of the male gaze, Wegener gazes upon women with a different eroticism and admiration for her female subjects, whom she depicted as powerful individuals. Born Gerda Marie Fredrikke Gottlieb on March 15, 1886 in Hammelev, Denmark, she moved to Copenhagen to attend the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. While attending school, she met her future husband and muse Einar Wegener, who would later transition genders to become Lili Elbe. The couple married in 1904 and settled in Paris in 1912. Wegener’s portraits of Elbe brought her acclaim, as did her erotic illustrations and glass mosaics for Parisian patrons. She went on to win two gold medals and one bronze for her work at the World’s Fair in 1925. After Elbe’s death in 1931, however she struggled to support herself and moved back to Denmark. The artist died on July 28, 1940 in Frederiksberg, Denmark at the age of 54."
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