Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: James Abbott McNeill Whistler


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 19th Century artist, James Abbott McNeill Whistler [American, 1834-1903] Link: https://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Whistler_James_Abbott_McNeill

Whistler, James Abbott McNeill (1834-1903). American-born painter and graphic artist, active mainly in England. He spent several of his childhood years in Russia (where his father had gone to work as a civil engineer) and was an inveterate traveller. His training as an artist began indirectly when, after his discharge from West Point Military Academy for ‘deficiency in chemistry’, he learnt etching as a US navy cartographer. In 1855 he went to Paris, where he studied intermittently under Gleyre, made copies in the Louvre, acquired a lasting admiration for Velázquez, and became a devotee of the cult of the Japanese print and oriental art and decoration in general. Through his friend Fantin-Latour he met Courbet, Realism inspired much of his early work. The circles in which he moved can be gauged from Fantin-Latour’s Homage to Delacroix, in which Whistler is portrayed alongside Baudelaire, Manet, and others. He settled in London in 1859, but often returned to France. His At the Piano (Taft Museum, Cincinnati, 1859) was well received at the Royal Academy exhibition in 1860 and he soon made a name for himself, not just because of his talent, but also on account of his flamboyant personality. He was famous for his wit and dandyism, and loved controversy. His life-style was lavish and he was often in debt. Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Oscar Wilde were among his famous friends.


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Anne-Louis Girodet-Trioson


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 19th Century artist, Anne-Louis Girodet-Trioson [French, 1767-1824] Link: https://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Girodet-Trioson_Anne-Louis

Anne-Louis Girodet, original name Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy, in full (after 1806) Anne-Louis Girodet-Trioson (born January 29, 1767, Montargis, France — died December 9, 1824, Paris), painter whose works exemplify the first phase of Romanticism in French art.


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Pygmalion et Galatée

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The Sleep of Endymion

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Ossian receiving the Ghosts of the French Heroes

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Head of a Woman in a Turban

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: I Hiroshige


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 19th Century artist, I Hiroshige [Japanese, 1797-1858] Link: https://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Hiroshige_Ando

Hiroshige (1797-1858), Japanese painter and printmaker, known especially for his landscape prints. The last great figure of the Ukiyo-e, or popular, school of printmaking, he transmuted everyday landscapes into intimate, lyrical scenes that made him even more successful than his contemporary, Hokusai.


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Ushimachi, Takanawa

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Hiroshige – 16 Thumbnail images

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Moon Pine, Ueno

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The Plum Garden in Kameido

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Antonio Canova


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 19th Century artist of the Neoclassicist movement, Antonio Canova [Italian, 1757-1822] Link: https://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Canova_Antonio

Antonio Canova (b. 1757 Possagno, Italy, d. 1822 Venice, Italy), was an Italian sculptor. Called “the supreme minister of beauty” and “a unique and truly divine man” by contemporaries, Antonio Canova was considered the greatest sculptor of his time. Despite his lasting reputation as a champion of Neoclassicism, Canova’s earliest works displayed a late Baroque or Rococo sensibility that was appealing to his first patrons, nobility from his native Venice.


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The Repentant Mary Magdalene

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Apollo Crowning Himself (Apollo che si incorona)

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The Three Graces

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Herm of a Vestal Virgin

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Vladimir Tatlin


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist, Vladimir Tatlin [Russian, 1885-1953] Link: https://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Tatlin_Vladimir

Vladimir Yevgrafovich Tatlin was born in the Russian Republic in 1885. He worked as a painter and architect. With Kazimir Malevich he became one of the two most important figures in the Russian avant-garde art movement of the 1920s.


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Sailor (Self Portrait)

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Relief

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Portrait of the Artist

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Tatlin’s Tower (schematic)

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Wassily Kandinsky


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist of the Bauhaus movement, Wassily Kandinsky [Russian, 1866-1944] Link: https://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Kandinsky_Wassily

“Black is like the silence of the body after death, the close of life.”— Wassily Kandinsky, 1911


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Autumn in Bavaria

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Sweet Event

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Composition IV

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Composition

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Il Sodoma


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 16th Century artist, Il Sodoma [Italian, 1477?-1549] Link: https://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Bazzi_Giovanni_Antonio


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St. George and the Dragon

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Saint Benedict and His Monks Eating in the Refectory

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St. Sebastian

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