Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Pieter Cornelis Mondrian


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist of the Neo-Plasticist movement, Pieter Cornelis Mondrian [Dutch, 1872-1944] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Mondrian_Piet

Piet Mondrian: Pure Abstraction.


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Composition with Yellow Patch

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Broadway Boogie Woogie

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Composition No. 10

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Composition No. III

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Francesco Guardi


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 18th Century artist of the Rococo movement, Francesco Guardi [Venetian, 1712-1793] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Guardi_Francesco

Francesco Guardi (1712–93), was a Venetian painter, the best-known member of a family of artists. He is now famous for his views of Venice, indeed next to Canaletto he is the most celebrated view-painter of the 18th century, but he produced work on a great variety of subjects and seems to have concentrated on views only after the death of his brother Gianantonio (1699–1760).


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View on the Venetian Lagoon with the Tower of Malghera

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The Doge of Venice goes to the Salute

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The Entrance to the Arsenal in Venice

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Concert

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Jan Steen


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 17th Century artist of the Baroque movement, Jan Steen [Dutch, 1626-1679] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Steen_Jan

Jan Steen (born about 1626 Leyden, The Netherlands, died about 1679 Leyden, The Netherlands), was a Dutch Painter. Remarkably, given the meager living he made from art, Jan Steen was the humorist among Dutch painters. He persevered, creating nearly eight hundred pictures, most with a moral beneath the wit. A prosperous brewer’s son, Steen enrolled in Leyden University in 1646, but by 1648 he was helping to found the Leyden Guild of Saint Luke. His teachers may have included Nikolaus Knüpfer. Steen was not one to stay put; he lived in The Hague; Haarlem; Leyden, where he ran a tavern; and Delft, where he leased a brewery. He married Jan van Goyen’s daughter.


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Grace before Meat

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The Feast of St. Nicholas

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Rhetoricians at a Window

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Amnon and Tamar

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Oskar Kokoschka


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist of the Expressionist movement, Oskar Kokoschka [Austrian, 1886-1980] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Kokoschka_Oskar

Oskar Kokoschka (born 1886, Pöchlarn, Austria; died 1980, Montreux, Switzerland), was born March 1, 1886, in the Austrian town of Pöchlarn. He spent most of his youth in Vienna, where he entered the Kunstgewerbeschule in 1904 or 1905. While still a student, he painted fans and postcards for the Wiener Werkstätte, which published his first book of poetry in 1908. That same year, Kokoschka was fiercely criticized for the works he exhibited in the Vienna Kunstschau and consequently was dismissed from the Kunstgewerbeschule. At this time, he attracted the attention of the architect Adolf Loos, who became his most vigorous supporter. In this early period, Kokoschka wrote plays that are considered among the first examples of expressionist drama.


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Self-portrait (Fiesole)

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Lotte Franzos

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Die Windsbraut (The Bride of Tempest)

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Adolph Loos