Gary J. Hernandez Gary J. Hernandez is an internationally recognized, award winning artist. He was born in Victoria, Texas and currently resides in Houston, Texas. He received training from the Houston Museum of Fine Arts School of Art. In 1986 he sold his graphics design firm to pursue a full-time career as a professional artist. Exhibiting extensively in the Houston area, his art has also been showcased in SOHO, New York/ Santa Fe, New Mexico/ Chicago, Illinois/ Cape Cod, Massachusetts/ Scottsdale, Arizona/ Fairfield, Connecticut/ Topeka, Kansas/ Naples, Florida/ Springfield, Massachusetts as well as the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston. He specializes in representational art with an emphasis on the human figure. Prices for Hernandez's works range from $ 500 to $ 12,000 depending upon size and the complexity of the subject. Mr. © Gary J.
"Dear Mr. Rockwell: You painted one of my sons black." From the Norman Rockwell fan mail archive: “Dear Mr. Rockwell, Let me start this letter by telling you that I am the mother of two of the boys that posed for the 1974 Boy Scout Calendar. “This is a very difficult letter to write as my boys happen to be twins and you painted one of them ‘black.’ Of course, they are both ‘white.’ “The boys have been eagerly awaiting the calendars and so have all our friends. “I realize nothing can be done now but maybe you could write Steve (the one you painted black) a little note of apology so he’ll know it was a mistake. “The twins never even cashed your check as they are saving them as a souvenir of the day they posed for you. “Mr. Yours sincerely, Jennie Negron” For the 1975 calendar, Norman Rockwell cast an African-American young man for the role.
Artodyssey Robert Liberace Robert Liberace is equally accomplished in drawing, painting, and sculpture. His work is inspired by the centuries of knowledge, skill, and elegance of the old masters. He works in a variety of mediums including pencil, chalk, pen and ink, watercolor, and oil. The Seven Works of Mercy (Caravaggio) The Seven Works of Mercy (Italian: Sette opere di Misericordia), also known as The Seven Acts of Mercy, is an oil painting by Italian painter Caravaggio, circa 1607. The painting depicts the seven corporal works of mercy in traditional Catholic belief, which are a set of compassionate acts concerning the material welfare of others. The painting was made for, and is still housed in, the church of Pio Monte della Misericordia in Naples. Originally it was meant to be seven separate panels around the church; however, Caravaggio combined all seven works of mercy in one composition which became the church's altarpiece. The painting is better seen from il "coreto" (little choir) in the first floor. The titular seven works/acts of mercy are represented in the painting as follows: Bury the dead In the background, two men carry a dead man (of whom only the feet are visible). Visit the imprisoned, and feed the hungry On the right, a woman visits an imprisoned man and gives him milk from her breast.
Edouard Lanteri Édouard Lantéri (1 November 1848 – 22 December 1917) was a French-born British sculptor and medallist whose romantic French style of sculpting was seen as influential among exponents of New Sculpture. His name is also frequently spelled without accents als Edouard Lanteri and his first name sometimes given in its English form as Edward. Life history Lantéri was born in Auxerre, France but later took British nationality. He studied art in the studios of François-Joseph Duret and Aimé Millet and at the school of fine arts under Jean-Baptiste Claude Eugène Guillaume and Pierre-Jules Cavelier. A period of poverty led him to becoming a cabinetmaker, but in 1872, at the age of 24, on the recommendation of fellow sculptor Jules Dalou, he moved to London to work as a studio assistant to Joseph Edgar Boehm. Lantéri's sculptures were mainly modelled in clay before being cast in bronze, though he would also work in stone. Written works Notable pupils References
Anders Zorn - The complete works David Jon Kassan - notes and happenings Edgar Degas - The complete works Celebrating Caravaggio: First Of The Bad-Boy Artists