Self Portrait “Philosophy”Salvator Rosa, c. 1645

Salvator Rosa, art

December 8, 2013 Margarita Georgiadis

Alyssa Monks (American, b. 1977) Smirk, 2009, oil on linen, private collection. “When I began painting the human body, I was obsessed with it and needed to create as much realism as possible. I chased realism until it began to unravel and deconstruct itself” - Alyssa Monks

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November 12, 2011 White Tornado, by rhads

Wassily Kandinsky Decisive Rose (Entscheidendes Rosa), March 1932, oil on canvas, 81 x 100 cm, Solomon R. Guggenheim Founding Collection. In 1922 Kandinsky accepted a teaching position at the Bauhaus, the state-sponsored Weimar school of art and applied design.Geometric shapes came to play a dominant role in Kandinsky’s pictorial vocabulary at the Bauhaus; the artist, who was interested in uncovering a universal aesthetic language, increased his use of overlapping, flat planes and clearly deline...

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Édouard Manet A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, 1882, oil on canvas, 96 × 130 cm, Courtauld Institute of Art, London. A Bar at the Folies-Bergère was the last major work by Manet. It depicts a scene in the Folies Bergère nightclub in Paris. The painting is filled with contemporaneous details specific to the club. However, for all its specificity to time and place, it is worth noting that, should the background of this painting indeed be a reflection in a mirror on the wall behind the bar as suggested...

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Santiago RusiñolThe Blue Courtyard Oil on canvas94.5 by 115.5cm___Rusiñol is best known for his paintings of the formal gardens of Spain. Fascinated by their architectural qualities, he regarded them, and interpreted them, as a series of rooms to be explored. In his series of The Blue Courtyard (Pati blau), the relationship is reversed: a room becomes a landscape. Depicted is an outdoor kitchen, painted in vivid blue, shaded from the sun by a verdant trelissed ceiling.Sothebys.com

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Egon Schiele Frauenkopf mit breitkrempigem Hut (Head of a Woman with a Wide-Brimmed Hat), 1910, watercolour and chalk on cardboard, 44.2 × 31.8 cm, private collection.

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LIU Kuo-sung (Taiwanese, b. 1932) Eager Mountains: Tibetan Cento XIII 2000 Ink and color on paper 182 x 90 cm

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Andy Warhol Endangered Species: San Francisco Silverspot, 1983, screenprint on Lenox Museum Board, signed in pencil, 96.5 x 96.5 cm. The first in a series of live and online auctions to raise money for the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in New York collected more than $17 million last Monday. The auction at Christie’s featured 354 works by Warhol ranging from prints to photographs, some of which have not been seen by the public. Online auctions will begin in February. Leading the sal...

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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec The Laundress, 1884 - 1886, oil on canvas, 93 x 75 cm, Paris, private collection. Upon seeing a mysterious, untamed young woman with glowing red hair while exiting a restaurant somewhere on the streets of Paris about the year 1884, Toulouse-Lautrec exclaimed to his friend: “She’s a stunner! What an air of spoiled meat she has! It would be so marvelous to get her as a model!” Later he finally caught up to her, the woman known as Carmen Gaudin, a laundres...

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Edward Hopper Morning Sun, 1952, oil on canvas, 28 1/8 x 40 1/8 inches, Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio.  Hopper was a prominent American realist painter and printmaker. While most popularly known for his oil paintings, he was equally proficient as a watercolorist and printmaker in etching. In both his urban and rural scenes, his spare and finely calculated renderings reflected his personal vision of modern American life. He once said: “The man’s the work. Something doesn’t come...

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John Everett Millais Message from the Sea, 1884, oil on canvas, 134.62 x 99.06 cm, collection of Fred and Sherry Ross, New Jersey, United States. Sir John Everett Millais was an English painter and illustrator and one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood - a group of English painters, poets, and critics founded in 1848.

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir Acrobats at the Cirque Fernando (Francisca and Angelina Wartenburg), 1879, oil on canvas, 131.5 x 99.5 cm, the Art Institute of Chicago.  Acrobats at the Cirque Fernando marked Renoir’s return to the Impressionist fold. After withholding his works from the Impressionist exhibitions since the third exhibition of 1877, Renoir submitted 27 works to the seventh exhibition. In the painting Renoir presents a sentimental anecdote as well as a subject from modern life. The gi...

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Salvador Dalí The Great Masturbator 1929 Oil on canvas 110 x 150 cm Museo Nacional Reina Sofia, Madrid ___ The painting deals with Dalí’s fear and loathing of sex. He blamed his negative feelings toward sex as partly a result of reading his father’s, extremely graphic book on venereal diseases as a young boy. The head is painted “soft”, as if malleable to the touch; it looks fatigued, sexually spent: the eyes are closed, the cheeks flushed. Under the nose a grasshoppe...

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William-Adolphe Bouguereau The Veil, 1898, oil on canvas, 114.3 x 80 cm, private collection.  William-Adolphe Bouguereau was a French academic painter, a traditionalist whose realistic genre paintings and mythological themes were modern interpretations of Classical subjects with a heavy emphasis on the female human beauty. Although he created an idealized world, his almost photo-realistic style was popular with rich art patrons.

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Marcel Dyf Claudine, oil on canvas.  Marcel Dyf was a French painter. He met Claudine Godat in the summer of 1954. Aged 19, she was thirty-six years younger than Dyf and with her long fair hair, clear skin, vivacity and patience, she was what the artist felt to be his perfect model. It was simply love at first sight. There was an instant rapport between them and her arrival in his life acted as a catalyst, bringing Dyf’s art forward to the threshold of its most mature phase. They married in 195...

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February 21, 2012 Anders Zorn

Vasnetsov Viktor Mikhailovich (1848 — 1926)Flying Carpet, 1880Oil on canvas165x297 cmArt Museum of Nizhny Novgorod, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia ___ In 1880, the rich industrialist Savva Mamontov commissioned Viktor Vasnetsov to illustrate a folk talk about Ivan and the Firebird. The painting represents Ivan returning home after capturing the Firebird, which he keeps in a cage. Ivan is riding the flying carpet in the early morning mist. This work was Vasnetsov’s first attempt at illustrating Ru...

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Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida   Beach at Valencia (Afternoon Sun), 1908, oil on canvas. Spanish painter Joaquín Sorolla is sometimes called an Impressionist, an inaccurate label but an inevitable comparison. Despite the similarities, Sorolla was actually more of a realist, or a “Sorollaist”, than an adherent of the Impressionists’ ideals and principles. His canvases are flooded with sunlight and the effects of sun and shadow on people, objects, landscapes and particularly on the surface of water, o...

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December 12, 2014 by Gérard MURSIC

Marina Dieul Le Défi (The Challenge), oil on panel, 30 x 24 inches, private collection. Marina Dieul was born in France. She showed great interest in painting and drawing from an early age, and her family encouraged her vocation. In early 2000, she moved to Montreal, Canada, where she now lives. Her work has received numerous awards and honors.

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Maurice de Vlaminck The River Seine at Chatou, 1906, oil on canvas, 82.5 x 102 cm, Metropolitan Museum of Art, USA.

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