Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Hans Holbein


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 16th Century artist, Hans Holbein [German, 1497?-1543] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Holbein_Hans

Hans Holbein the Elder (1465?–1524). Born in Augsburg, Bavaria, the elder Holbein, like his brother Sigmund, painted richly colored religious works in the late Gothic style. In addition to the altar paintings that are his principal works, he designed church windows and also made a number of portrait drawings that foreshadow the work of his famous son. His later paintings show the transition from the late Gothic to the Renaissance style. He died in Isenheim, Alsace.


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Jean de Dinteville and Georges de Selve (`The Ambassadors’)

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Portrait of Sir Richard Southwell

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Spinner

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Albrecht Dürer


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 16th Century artist, Albrecht Dürer [German, 1471-1528] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Durer_Albrecht

Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528) was a German engraver and painter whose fame and influence reach far beyond national borders. Famous for his graphic work; his engravings and woodcuts; in Dürer’s time woodcuts are used to illustrate books.


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The Four Holy Men or The Four Apostles

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The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse

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The Seven Sorrows Of The Virgin

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Adam and Eve (The Fall of Man)

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Michelangelo Merisi


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 17th Century artist, Michelangelo Merisi [Italian, 1565-1609] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Caravaggio

Caravaggio (1573-1610). Probably the most revolutionary artist of his time, the Italian painter Caravaggio abandoned the rules that had guided a century of artists before him. They had idealized the human and religious experience.


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Il Giorgione


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 16th Century artist, Il Giorgione [Venetian, 1478-1511] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Giorgione_Il

Italian painter, one of the main artists of the Venetian high renaissance. He was born as Giorgio Barbarelli in the town of Castelfranco in the Veneto region.


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The Adoration of the Shepherds

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Laura

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The Three Philosophers

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The Tempest

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Mel Ramos


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist, Mel Ramos [American, 1935-] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Ramos_Mel

Born in 1935 at Sacramento, California. Between 1954 and 1958 he studied at the Sacramento City College, the San José State College and the Sacramento State College, finishing with an M.A. From 1958 he taught at various institutions including Elk Grove High School, Mira Lama High School and California State College. In 1962-63 he began a series of garishly colored super-heroes taken from comic strips using a thick oleaginous pigment. In 1963 he was first included in a collective exhibition in Pop Goes the East at the Contemporary Art Museum, Houston. In 1964 he had his first one-man exhibition at the Bianchini Gallery, New York. In 1965 he developed a specific kind of Pop Art iconography by combining nude pin-up girls from American magazines and advertisements with branded products. In 1966 he exhibited at the Galerie Ricke, Kassel. In 1969 he was represented in the exhibition Human Concerns at the Whitney Museum, New York, and had a one-man exhibition at the Gegenverkehr, Aachen. He exhibited at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, in 1972, and was represented at the Pop Art exhibition at the Whitney Museum, New York, in 1974. In 1975 he had a retrospective at the Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, and in 1977 at the Oakland Museum, California. In 1978 he was included in the exhibition Art About Art, Whitney Museum, New York. Since 1980 he has taught painting at California State University, Hayward.


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Berthe Morisot


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 19th Century artist of the Impressionist movement, Berthe Morisot [French, 1841-1895] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Morisot_Berthe

The first woman to join the circle of the French impressionist painters, Berthe Morisot, b. Jan. 14, 1841, d. Mar. 2, 1895, exhibited in all but one of their shows.


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Al Held


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist of the Abstract Expressionist movement, Al Held [American, 1928-] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Held_Al


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Élisabeth-Louise Vigée-Lebrun


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 19th Century artist of the Neoclassicist movement, Élisabeth-Louise Vigée-Lebrun [French, 1755-1842] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Vigee-Lebrun_Elisabeth-Louise

Élisabeth-Louise Vigée-Le Brun (b. 1755 Paris, d. 1842 Paris), was a French, Neoclassicist, Portrait artist. Her father, a portrait painter, died when she was twelve, so she taught herself to paint by copying the paintings of established masters in collections around Paris. Later in life, after studying the paintings of Peter Paul Rubens, she adopted his technique of painting layers of brilliant color on wood panels to achieve animated, polished, and supremely attractive portraits of European royalty and aristocracy.


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Self-Portrait

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Bacchante

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The Marquise de Peze (detail)

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Bacchante

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Mabuse/Malbodius


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 16th Century artist, Mabuse/Malbodius [Flemish, 1478?-?1533] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Gossaert_Jan

Mabuse, born c. 1478, County of Hainaut, died c. 1532, Breda, Brabant (now in Netherlands), was originally named Jan Gossaert, or Jenni Gossart, also called Jan Malbodius. He was a Flemish painter who was one of the first artists to introduce the style of the Italian Renaissance into the Low Countries.


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Portrait of Baudouin of Burgundy

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Danae

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St. Anthony with a Donor

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Portrait of a Merchant

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Mabuse/Malbodius


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 16th Century artist, Mabuse/Malbodius [Flemish, 1478?-?1533] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Gossaert_Jan

Mabuse, born c. 1478, County of Hainaut, died c. 1532, Breda, Brabant (now in Netherlands), was originally named Jan Gossaert, or Jenni Gossart, also called Jan Malbodius. He was a Flemish painter who was one of the first artists to introduce the style of the Italian Renaissance into the Low Countries.


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Portrait of Baudouin of Burgundy

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Danae

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St. Anthony with a Donor

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Portrait of a Merchant