Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Cornelius Norbertus Gijsbrechts


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 17th Century artist, Cornelius Norbertus Gijsbrechts [Belgian, 1610?-1675?] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Gijsbrechts_Cornelius_Norbertus

Cornelis Norbert Gijsbrechts (Gysbrechts) was a Flemish painter. He became free master in Antwerp in 1659/60. He worked most notably for the Danish court, where he was Court Painter 1670–72 in Copenhagen. He specialized in trompe-l’oeil or illusionistic paintings.


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Quodlibet

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Subject: Reverse Side of Painting

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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Fra Filippo Lippi


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 15th Century artist of the Early Renaissance movement, Fra Filippo Lippi [Florentine, 1406-1469] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Lippi_Fra_Filippo

The Italian painter Fra Filippo Lippi (ca. 1406–1469) was an important link between the early and late 15th-century Florentine painters. He was born in Florence and took his vows in 1421 in the monastery S. Maria del Carmine, where Masaccio frescoed the Brancacci Chapel in the church (1426–1427). By 1430 Lippi is mentioned in church documents as “painter.” Masaccio’s influence, as well as Donatello’s, can be seen in Lippi’s early works, such as the Tarquinia Madonna of 1437 (National Gallery, Rome) and the Annunciation (S. Lorenzo, Florence) and Barbadori Altar (Louvre, Paris), both begun in 1437–1438. However, the severity of Masaccio and Donatello was mitigated by Lippi, who was instrumental in salvaging from the Gothic past the lyrical expressiveness of a linear mode which Masaccio had all but given up for modeling in chiaroscuro.


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Madonna and Child with Two Angels

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The Annunciation

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Annunciation with two Kneeling Donors

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Virgin and Child Surrounded by Angels, St. Frediano and St. Augustine

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Hanna Höch


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist of the Dadaist movement, Hanna Höch [German, 1889-1978] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Hoch_Hanna

Hannah Höch, born Joanne Höch in Gotha, studied art in Berlin and worked as a pattern designer and writer on women’s handicrafts from 1916–1926. Her affair and artistic partnership with Raoul Hausmann, a Viennese artist, lasted from 1915 to 1922. Through Hausmann, she became part of the Berlin Club Dada, the German group of Dadaists, an artistic movement dating from about 1916 and also involved, after the first World War, with political radicalism. Höch herself expressed herself less politically than many of the others in the group. From 1926–1929 she lived and worked in Holland. She lived for some years in a lesbian relationship with Dutch poet Til Brugman.


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Hochfinanz (High Finance)

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Da Dandy

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A self portrait by the German artist Hannah Hoch

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Cut with the Dada Kitchen Knife through the Last Weimar Beer-Belly Cultural Epoch in Germany

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Correggio


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 16th Century artist, Correggio [Italian, 1494-1534] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Alegris_Antonio

Correggio (Antonio Allegri) (c. 1489-1534). Italian painter, named after the small town in Emilia where he was born. Little is known of his life, but his paintings suggest under whom he may have formed his style. Echoes of Mantegna‘s manner in many of his early paintings indicate that he may have studied that master’s work in Mantua, and he was influenced in these works also by Lorenzo Costa and Leonardo, adopting Costa’s pearly Ferrarese coloring and, in the St John of the St Francis altarpiece (Gemäldegalerie, Dresden, 1514), his first documented work, Leonardo’s characteristic gesture of the pointing finger. Later he initiated a style of sentimental elegance and conscious allure with soft sfumato and gestures of captivating charm. Correggio may well have visited Rome early in his career, although Vasari maintains that he never went there and the obvious inspiration of the paintings of Raphael and Michelangelo could be accounted for by drawings and prints which were known all over Italy.


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The Education of Cupid

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Assumption of the Virgin (detail of the apostles)

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The Apostles Peter and Paul (detail of cupola fresco)

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Madonna and Child with Sts Jerome and Mary Magdalen (The Day)

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Mattia Preti


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 17th Century artist of the Baroque movement, Mattia Preti [Italian, 1613-1699] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Preti_Mattia

Mattia Preti, known as “Il Cavaliere Calabrese”, left his home town of Taverna in 1630, at the age of 17, destined for Rome. Poussin had recently settled there; the young Velazquez was then paying his first visit. The influence of Caravaggio, though he had died 20 years earlier, was still strongly felt. Preti would leave many works behind in the capital. Among them are the stunning frescoes of “The Martyrdom of Saint Andrew” in the church of Sant’Andrea della Valle — the setting for the first act of Puccini’s “Tosca”.


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Pilate Washing his Hands

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San Giovanni Evangelista

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Concert

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The Raising of Lazarus