Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Louis Royo


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist, Louis Royo [Spanish, 1954-] Link: https://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Royo_Louis

Luis Royo was born in 1954 in Olalla, Teruel (Spain). He studied technical delineation, painting, decoration and interior design in the Industrial Mastery School and the Applied Arts School in Zaragoza. He also worked on several interior design studies between 1970 and 1979.

From 1972 to 1976 he took part in a series of collective painting exhibitions on a national level. In 1977 he created large-format paintings using mixed techniques, which were exhibited in several cities.

From 1978 on, he started drawing comics for different fanzines, and in 1980 his works were exhibited in the Angoulême Fair. His work as an illustrator has continued, and he is considered one of the foremost Fantasy Art illustrators in the world.


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Jacek Yerka


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist, Jacek Yerka [Polish, 1952-] Link: https://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Yerka_Jacek

Painter Jacek Yerka was born in a small city in Northern Poland in the early 1950s. His developing years were spent playing amidst the wonderfully preserved architecture of medieval Europe, as his hometown was spared much of the bombing that beset Poland during the war. It is this environment of reddish brown brickwork that immediately calls to mind the works of Bosch and Brueghel, whose palette Yerka shares.


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The Cider Recipe

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Back To Nature

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Birth of Life

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Metropolis II

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Albrecht Altdorfer


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 16th Century artist, Albrecht Altdorfer [German, 1480?-1538] Link: https://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Altdorfer_Albrecht

Altdorfer, Albrecht (c. 1480-1538). German painter and graphic artist working in Regensburg, of which town he was a citizen from 1505 onwards, the leading artist of the so-called Danube School.


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Portrait of a Young Woman

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Detail: Battle of Issus (The Battle of Alexander)

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Loth and his Daughters

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The Entombment of Christ

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Luca Signorelli


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 15th Century artist, Luca Signorelli [Italian, 1441-1523] Link: https://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Signorelli_Luca

Luca Signorelli was an Italian painter from Cortona, active in various cities of central Italy, notably Arezzo, Florence, Orvieto, Perugia, and Rome. According to Vasari, Signorelli was a pupil of Piero della Francesca and this seems highly probable on stylistic grounds, for his solid figures and sensitive handling of light echo the work of the master. Signorelli differed from Piero, however, in his interest in the representation of action, which put him in line with contemporary Florentine artists such as the Pollaiuolo brothers. The Scourging of Christ (c. 1480), a signed processional banner for the church of Santa Maria del Mercato at Fabriano, reveals his developed handling of anatomy. Between 1477 and 1482 he decorated the Sacristy of St John in the Santuario della Santa Casa (Sanctuary of the Holy House) at Loreto.


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The Circumcision

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The Holy Family with Saint Catherine

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Resurrection of the Flesh

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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Gentile Massi


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 15th Century artist, Gentile Massi [Italian, 1370?-?1427] Link: https://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Fabriano_Gentile_da

Italian painter in the International Gothic style. Originally named Gentile di Niccolò di Giovanni di Massio, he was named after his birthplace, Fabriano in the Marches. He carried out important commissions in several major Italian art centres and was recognized as one of the foremost artists of his day, but most of the work on which his great contemporary reputation was based has been destroyed. It included frescos in the Doges’ Palace in Venice (1408) and for St John Lateran in Rome (1427). In between he worked in Florence, Siena, and Orvieto.


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Adoration of the Child (Pala Strozzi)

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Nativity

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Four Saints of the Poliptych Quaratesi

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The Adoration of the Magi

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Bernardo Strozzi


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 17th Century artist of the Baroque movement, Bernardo Strozzi [Italian, 1581-1644] Link: https://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Strozzi_Bernardo

Bernardo Strozzi (b. 1581 Genoa, Italy, d. 1644 Venice, Italy), was one of the most influential Italian painters and designers of the early 1600s, especially in Genoa and Venice. He briefly studied with a painter and antiquarian before his mother sent him to work with a Sienese painter in Genoa. Although he became a Capuchin monk and entered the monastery at San Barnabà in Genoa in 1598, he continued to paint, producing primarily devotional works. In 1610 Strozzi was given permission to leave the monastery in order to support his sick widowed mother and unmarried sister as a painter. In addition to painting in oils, he also painted frescoes, but few survive. Although he drew on the great variety of styles available in the busy cosmopolitan center of Genoa, Strozzi was perhaps most profoundly influenced by Caravaggio and the work of Caravaggio’s students.


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Allegory of Arts

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Lute Player

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Lamentation over the Dead Christ

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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Frederic Leighton


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 19th Century artist of the Pre-Raphaelite movement, Frederic Leighton [English, 1830-1896] Link: https://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Leighton_Frederic

Frederic Leighton received his Art education at the University College School London. He also received legal education on the European continent, first from Edward von Steinle and then from Giovanni Costa. At age 24, while in Florence, Italy, he studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti, he painted the procession of the Cimabue Madonna through the Borgo Allegri. He lived in Paris from 1855 to 1859, where he met such great contemporary painters as Ingres, Delacroix, Corot and Millet and Picasso. In 1860, Leighton moved to London, England, where he associated with the Pre-Raphaelite painters. He designed Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s tomb for Robert Browning in the ‘English’ Cemetery, Florence, in 1861. In 1864 he became an associate of the Royal Academy and in 1878 he became its President (1878–96). His paintings represented Britain at the great 1900 Paris Exhibition.


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Flaming June

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Pavonia

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Portrait of May Sartoris

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Actaea, the Nymph of the Shore

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Roberto Matta


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist of the Surrealist movement, Roberto Matta [Chilean, 1911-] Link: https://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Matta_Roberto

Roberto Matta was born on November 11th 1911, and was one of Chile’s best-known painters and a seminal figure of Surrealism, having also influenced the development of Abstract Expressionism.

Born in Santiago, he initially studied architecture at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago, but became disillusioned with this occupation and left for Paris in 1933. His travels in Europe and the USA led him to meet artists such as Arshile Gorky, René Magritte, Salvador Dalí, André Breton, and Le Corbusier. Matta was of Spanish, Basque and French descent.

It was Breton who provided the major spur to the Chilean’s direction in art, encouraging his work and introducing him to the leading members of the Paris Surrealist movement. Matta produced illustrations and articles for Surrealist journals such as Minotaure. During this period he was introduced to the work of many prominent contemporary European artists, such as Pablo Picasso and Marcel Duchamp.


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Snail’s Trace

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Redness of Blue

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Morphology

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Dark Light

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Henry Fuseli


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 18th Century artist of the Romanticist movement, Henry Fuseli [Swiss-English, 1742-1825] Link: https://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Fuseli_Henry

Fuseli, Henry (Johann Heinrich Füssli) (1741-1825). Swiss-born painter, draughtsman, and writer on art, active mainly in England, where he was one of the outstanding figures of the Romantic movement.

He was the son of a portrait painter, Johann Caspar Füssli (1707-82), but he originally trained as a priest; he took holy orders in 1761, but never practised. In 1765 he came to London at the suggestion of the British Ambassador in Berlin, who had been impressed by his drawings. Reynolds encouraged him to tape up painting, and he spent the years 1770-78 in Italy, engrossed in the study of Michelangelo, whose elevated style he sought to emulate for the rest of his life. On his return he exhibited highly imaginative works such as The Nightmare (Detroit Institute of Arts, 1781), the picture that secured his reputation when it was shown at the Royal Academy in 1782 (there is another version in the Goethe-museum, Frankfurt). An unforgettable image of a woman in the throes of a violently erotic dream, this painting shows how far ahead of his time Fuseli was in exploring the murky areas of the psyche where sex and fear meet. His fascination with the horrifying and fastastic also comes out in many of his literary subjects, which formed a major part of his output; he painted several works for Boydell’s Shakespeare Gallery, and in 1799 he followed this example by opening a Milton Gallery in Pall Mall with an exhibition of forty-seven of his own paintings.

Fusely was a much respected and influential figure in his lifetime, but his work was generally neglected for about a century after his death until the Expressionists and saw in him a kindred spirit. His work can be clumsy and overblown, but at its best has something of the imaginative intensity of his friend Blake, who described Fuseli as ‘The only man that e’er I knew / who did not make me almost spew’. Fuseli’s extensive writings on art include Lectures on Painting (1801) and a translation of Winckelmann’s Reflections on the Painting and Sculpture of the Greeks (1765).


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The Insane Kate

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Ugolino and his Sons Starving to Death in the Tower

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The Night-Hag Visiting the Lapland Witches

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Perseus Returning the Eye of the Graii