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Girl with Leaves — Lucian Freud – Biblioklept. Harpie — Ben Shahn – Biblioklept. Better Know the Great Wave - The Awesomer. Theconversation. When Edward Hopper’s retrospective at Tate Modern in London closed in September 2004, more than 420,000 tickets had been sold.


Up to that point, only the acclaimed duo of Matisse and Picasso had beat this record. Donald Trump: Artist who painted Trump portrait in Mar-a-Lago. Famous Paintings: Family of Charles IV. One of the most famous Goya paintings -- and a splendid example of how art paintings capture history - is his Family of Charles IV.

Famous Paintings: Family of Charles IV

When Francisco Goya (1746 - 1828) created this masterpiece, he was 54, had been deaf for seven years, and had recently been appointed first painter to the Spanish king, Charles IV. Goya was heavily influenced by the famous artwork of the Spanish Royal Collection, as seen by the inclusion of his own self-portrait with his patrons (that's Goya in the shadows, toiling on a massive canvas). Francisco Goya. The Family of Charles IV, 1800. Oil on canvas, 9' 2" by 11'. National Gallery, London. Review: Christopher Le Brun at the Gallery at Windsor, Vero Beach, Florida, and Albertz Benda, New York. Christopher Le Brun recently remarked in a public discussion with critic Tim Marlow that he didn’t believe color could be ironic; like music, it always elicits a sincere emotional response.

Review: Christopher Le Brun at the Gallery at Windsor, Vero Beach, Florida, and Albertz Benda, New York

David Olère: The Auschwitz artist who documented the Holocaust. Google+ David Olère: The Auschwitz artist who documented the Holocaust 03.07.2017 11:33 amTopics:ArtHistoryTags:HolocaustAuschwitzDavid Olère ‘Unable to Work.’

David Olère: The Auschwitz artist who documented the Holocaust

David Olère (1902-85) was transported to Auschwitz on March 2, 1943. He was forty-one years of age. Bush-Painting-6-1200. Alex Kanevsky’s ‘Some Paintings In No Particular Style’ at Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York. “Some Paintings In No Particular Style,” an exhibition of works by artist Alex Kanevsky (b.1963) will run from March 9 through April 8, 2017 at Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York.

Alex Kanevsky’s ‘Some Paintings In No Particular Style’ at Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York

Presenting new works that provide more questions than answers, Kanevsky’s art has the ability to surprise and intrigue. The selection of paintings on display combines abstraction, figuration and painterly compositions in which the artist strives to push the viewer’s gaze into narrative engagement with the work. Through more than 20 new paintings, Kanevsky delves into new experimental paths and styles yet remains true to his signature focus on the figure in abstract space. Diving Into Lorde's Dreamy And Dramatic Album Art. A Luminous Look at Turner's Port Paintings. As Ian Wardropper, director of the Frick Collection in Manhattan, remarked at the preview for the new exhibition Turner’s Modern and Ancient Ports: Passages through Time, J.M.W.

A Luminous Look at Turner's Port Paintings

Turner created his 1820s seascapes at a moment of shifting borders. America After the Fall at the Royal Academy: Depression Era PaintingYale University Press London Blog. As the Art Institute of Chicago exhibition America After the Fall arrives at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, we delve into the accompanying exhibition catalogue America After the Fall: Painting in the 1930s.

America After the Fall at the Royal Academy: Depression Era PaintingYale University Press London Blog

In this extract from the introduction, curator and author Judith Barter considers the fraught political climate of the 1930s in America that inspired some of the poignant works of American art we still celebrate today. The Wall Street Crash is often cited as a watershed moment in the history of this period, but rapid changes in urbanisation, industrialisation and immigration also came to define the art of the period. From realism to abstraction, urban to pastoral scenes, America after the ‘fall’ saw the creation of many artistic masterpieces of the 20th century. You can visit the show at the RA until June 2017. Alice Neel, Collector of Souls. Gemeentemuseum den Haag, Netherlands November 5 2016 – February 12, 2017 In the first room of Alice Neel, Collector of Souls at Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, displaying a dozen or so small-sized early paintings from the 1930s, one already can apprehend Neel’s legacy as a portraitist.

Alice Neel, Collector of Souls

The Heir To Matisse With A Dose Of California Cool. There’s nothing like seeing one of Richard Diebenkorn’s joyful Ocean Park paintings in real life—but a new catalogue of his work comes close.

The Heir To Matisse With A Dose Of California Cool

In the new luxe catalogue raisonné from Yale University Press showcasing the work of artist Richard Diebenkorn, there is something for anyone who cares at all for visual art. A Native American Artist Who Painted Pop and Challenged the Status Quo. Installation view, ‘Super Indian: Fritz Scholder, 1967–1980’ at the Phoenix Art Museum (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic) (click to enlarge) PHOENIX, Ariz. — Super Indian: Fritz Scholder, 1967–1980, currently on view at the Phoenix Art Museum (PAM), features over 40 oil paintings and prints by the Luiseño artist.

A Native American Artist Who Painted Pop and Challenged the Status Quo

The exhibition celebrates the work, influence, and ethos of Scholder, who left an indelible mark not only on the contemporary Native art world but on the mainstream art world as well. The Forbidden World — Rene Magritte – Biblioklept. Christian rex van minnen's paintings are brutal, beautiful and bizarre. Feb 22, 2016 christian rex van minnen's paintings are brutal, beautiful and bizarre christian rex van minnen’s paintings are brutal, beautiful and bizarre(above) duckface | 2015 | oil/linen | 12×16″all images courtesy of christian rex van minnen.

Pancake Tuesday — Pavel Filonov – Biblioklept. Nicola Samori Scratches The Surface Of His Dark And Intense Paintings To Unveil Previous Layers Of Work - Beautiful/Decay. Steve Cutts Satirical Illustrations Expose What’s Wrong With The World Today - Beautiful/Decay. Review: 40 Years of Sylvester Stallone’s Paintings in France. Hollywood screen legend Sylvester Stallone has opened a retrospective of his paintings at the Galerie Contemporaine du Musée de Nice. Titled “Real Love: Paintings 1975-2015,” the exhibition spans four decades of the film star’s painting practice from his earliest figurative works to his most recent large abstract canvases. Although Stallone is best known for his iconic roles in films such as Rocky and Rambo, as the title of his Nice retrospective suggests, it is fair to say that his first and “real” love is painting. Since childhood he has identified his true calling as a visual artist and has even stated that if he had a choice, he would spend his life painting and sculpting instead of starring in action movies.

These 20+ Street Art Images Testify Uncomfortable Truths. The catharsis that comes from awakening to the world’s happenings is often eclipsed by the realization of what we – as humans – have caused destruction-wise upon the Earth. In case you’re not aware, the global temperature has increased 1.7 degrees Fahrenheit since 1880, the global average sea level has increased 7″ over the past 100 years due to melting ice caps, and now carbon dioxide levels are at their highest they’ve ever been in over 650,000 years. One way to slow bring awareness to those who may live in the shadow of delusion – ignorant of the effects their actions have and sustainable alternatives they might employ – is to creatively share messages in high-populated urban areas.

And in the dense thicket of apartment buildings, skyscrapers, and public plazas, exterior walls of concrete buildings become the perfect canvas to display such messages. As the world moves to cities, so does art. See also: Banksy Sneaks Into Gaza To Create Controversial Street Art. George W. Bush Is Planning A New Painting Series And We Can't Wait.

Former U.S. president and current watercolor enthusiast George W. Bush is back at the easel. "Finally! " shouted no one everyone who's been obsessed with Dubya's not-so-secret love of painting dogs, cats and bizarre self-portraits. In a recent exit interview with the former director of Bush's public policy institute, James K. Japanese Erotic Art Goes On View At Sotheby's In 'Beyond The Paper Screen' (NSFW PHOTOS) If you've ever wanted to get into the sexual mindset of a 17th century Japanese artist, it's time to head to Hong Kong and feast your eyes upon a deliciously naughty exhibit of traditional erotic art. Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849), Kinoe no komatsu (Detail), 1814, Woodblock colour print book, 22.0 x 26.0 cm Coyly titled "Beyond the Paper Screen," the Sotheby's showcase features a collection of over 60 blush-worthy prints by recognizable artists like Katsushika Hokusai and Kitagawa Utamaro.

Taken together, the works explore the Edo period of Japanese art making (roughly the period between 1603 and 1868), in which pre-Modern artists delved into their sensual psyches to portray a plethora of taboo themes from polygamy to zoophilia. The Paintings of Adolf Hitler. Naples Sailor Paints Haze Gray Masterpiece. Better than the Mona Lisa. GAETA, ITALY – Raphael. Michelangelo. Giovanni Bellini. In its long history, Italy has incited many artists to greatness. 6 Things I Learned About Painting From the Met's Blockbuster Matisse Show. 25 self-portraits drawn on 25 different drugs.

Incredible Living Painting With Realistic Body Paint. Usually, we admire that the artists can create characters vividly, while this time, we will introduce a different artist who turns living, breathing people into characters in oil painting. That is Alexa Meade.

Alexa Meade is a 23-year-old artist based in Washington, DC area. She spent four summers interning on Capitol Hill and in 2008 was a press staffer on the Obama Campaign. She graduated in 2009 from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY with a bachelor’s degree in political science. She never attended art school nor has she ever taken advanced painting courses. Exhibitions: To Make a World: George Ault and 1940s America. A year with MI6.