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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 (By donating at least 50$ you'll have acces to all artworks (JPEG files) collection already posted on this channel!) LIST OF ARTISTS already posted on LearnFromMasters: https://goo.gl/hri4HE --- Thank you so much for your support!
Hans Erni: A collection of 50 works (HD) Description: "Hans Erni, a Swiss painter, designer and sculptor whose career spans seven decades, was born in Lucerne, Switzerland on February 21, 1909. Erni attended the School of Arts and Crafts between 1927 and 1928. He spent the next few years traveling throughout Europe, staying briefly in Berlin before arriving in Paris, where he met Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973) and Geoge Braque (French, 1882–1963), both of whom greatly influenced his work. Upon returning to Switzerland, Erni co-founded Allianz, a group of Swiss-based abstract artists. Though his work encompasses a broad range of styles, Erni is best known for his postage stamp illustrations, lithographs for the Swiss Red Cross, and participation on the Olympic Committee. Today, his work is mainly housed in The Hans Erni Museum, located on the grounds of the Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne. Erni did the art for Swiss bank notes, in the 1940s but, after the notes were already printed they were never published, because a member of the State Council of Lucerne criticized that Erni was deemed as a communist. However, Erni was never member of any political party. In 2004, he was awarded the honorary citizenship of the city of Lucerne. Hans Erni died in Lucerne, Switzerland on March 21, 2015 at the remarkable age of 106 years." --- 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 (By donating at least 50$ you'll have acces to all artworks (JPEG files) collection already posted on this channel!) LIST OF ARTISTS already posted on LearnFromMasters: https://goo.gl/hri4HE --- Thank you so much for your support!
(24 Dec 2016) LEAD IN: An exhibition at Copenhagen's Arken Museum of Modern Art explores the work of Danish painter Gerda Wegener, perhaps best known for her relationship with one of the world's first trans women Lili Elbe. It's a story made famous bythe Oscar-winning film 'The Danish Girl', and Wegener's work gives an intimate insight into the couple's unique tale. STORY-LINE: This major exhibit explores the work of Danish painter and illustrator Gerda Wegener and her relationship with spouse Lili Elbe, one of the world's first trans women. It's a tale of metamorphosis, which ultimately ends in tragedy. Through almost 180 works, it's the biggest exhibit of the artist's work yet, over 75 years since her death. "Gerda Wegener was a very courageous and unique artist. She was one of the early female artists here in Denmark and she became very known, but Danish art museums didn't really buy her works," explains curator, Andrea Rygg Karberg. "She was always in between of doing fine arts and then also more popular culture or art for the masses, because she was also an illustrator for magazine etc. "But she was also very known as a painter doing portraits and mainly the portraits of her spouse of Lili, a landscape painter called Einar Wegener whom she married in 1904 and who turned out to be one of the first official trans women in the world, who later on had some of the first operations to become physically, and also by a law, a women." Having caused furore in her native Denmark due to her supposedly provocative female portraits, Gerda and Einar headed for Paris in 1912. It was there the couple lived a fashionable life, made possible by Gerda's success as a portrait painter and illustrator for leading French fashion magazines. It was also in Paris that the couple developed their artistic careers, experimenting with gender and identity. Einar began posing for Gerda as Lili Elbe. Gerda found inspiration in Lili's tall, elegant figure, gloved hands and often-wistful face, crowned by a collection of wigs. "Doing the portraits of Lili, that was mutual creative process that they did together, they created a new person or they found a true identity of a person," explains Rygg Karberg. "And its a beautiful thing that this happened in art and very unique. "I think that painting Lili was the most inspiring ever to Gerda Wegener as an artist and together they investigated the codes of femininity." Unhappy in his male body, Einar gradually dreamed of merging with his wife's depictions of Lili. With Gerda's support, he began having operations to physically transform from a man to woman. This unique painting, named 'A Summer Day', is the only one to show both Einar and Lili together. "We see the landscape painter Einar Wegener in the background with his easel, doing a painting we cannot see," explains Rygg Karberg. "And in the foreground lies Lili as a nude, as a muse inspiring the male artist. "So, we see both the passive, object women and then the male creator doing a painting. So it's kind of a metaphor of the duality of Gerda Wegener's spouse." Ultimately, the operations aimed at physical transformation would result in Lili's death. She died just a year after surgery in 1931. In Paris, Gerda won great recognition and fame. Three of her works are in the Louvre's collection. Here in Denmark, she never achieved the same status, shunned by museums and galleries due to her commercial work as an illustrator and sexually charged art. Today, she's seen as an artist way ahead of her time. "She was looked upon as an outsider, but we see today that she never was she was just ahead of her time," says Rygg Karberg. 'Gerda Wegener' runs at Arken Museum of Modern Art till 8 January 2017. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/a852294d469abbb9186d53fe9e42db69 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
Egon Schiele: A collection of 283 works (HD) Description: "Egon Schiele (Austrian, June 12, 1890–October 31, 1918) was a major figure of Austrian Expressionism. Although his career was short, Schiele’s prolific work paved the way for Modernism. He is most known for Figurative works, self-portraits, and portraits that express a deeply personal and radical aesthetic." MUSIC: Kevin MacLeod - Almost in F - Tranquillity Almost in F - Tranquillity 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=USUAN1100394 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Feel free to subscribe!
Gustav Klimt: A collection of 112 paintings (HD) Description: "An influential painter and the founder of the Vienna Secession art movement, Gustav Klimt dominated the art scene in the 19th century Austria. Till date, his art works demand high respect and are widely revered in the art circles. Klimt chose to go off the beaten track of conventional and traditional academic art and adopted the new trend in European modern art. He is known for his decorative art, a genre that most of his contemporaries chose not to adopt. He was the most renowned proponent of Art Nouveau, a genre of art that was inspired by natural forms and structures. One of the most celebrated artists of the 19thcentury, Klimt’s paintings portrayed women in sensual and erotic tones. It was the presence of erotic appeal in his paintings that is accountable for his being enlisted in the list of most controversial artists of his time. Gustav Klimt’s work were constantly criticised for their sexual elements, due to which he had to submit some of his works to religious authorities before exhibiting them. Some of best known paintings include, ‘Old Burgtheater in Vienna’, ‘The Kiss’ ‘Portrait of Baroness Elisabeth Bachofen-Echt’ and ‘Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I’." Feel free to subscribe!
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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