Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Sandro Botticelli


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Today’s Featured Artist at the e.Gallery is a 15th Century artist of the Early Renaissance movement, Sandro Botticelli [Italian, 1445-1510] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Botticelli_Sandro

Original name ALESSANDRO DI MARIANO FILIPEPI (born 1445, Florence [Italy] – died May 17, 1510, Florence), Florentine early Renaissance painter whose Birth of Venus (c. 1485) and Primavera (1477–78) are often said to epitomize for modern viewers the spirit of the Renaissance. His ecclesiastical commissions included work for all the major churches of Florence and for the Sistine Chapel in Rome. His name is derived from his elder brother Giovanni, a pawnbroker, who was called Il Botticello (“The Little Barrel”).


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The Adoration of the Magi

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The Cestello Annunciation

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Primavera

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St. Augustine

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Alfred Stevens


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Today’s Featured Artist at the e.Gallery is a 19th Century artist, Alfred Stevens [Belgian, 1828-1906] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Stevens_Alfred

Alfred Stevens (born 1823, Bruxelles, died 1906, Paris), was a Belgian painter and lithographer. Born in Belgium, Stevens chose to spend his adult life in Paris where he was a comrade of the French Impressionists. Though never actually one of them, he embraced many of their artistic innovations, including the broken brushwork, dark swaths of background color, and Japanese elements evident in this painting. He became famous for his society portraits of beautiful aristocratic women and fairly early in his career, became ‘hors concours,’ an honor which meant his automatic acceptance at every exhibition of the Paris Salon.


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The Bath

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Elégants sur les Boulevards

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The Japanese Parisian

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Maria Magdalena

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: José Guadalupe Posada


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Today’s Featured Artist at the e.Gallery is a 19th Century artist, José Guadalupe Posada [Mexican, 1851-1913] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Posada_Jose_Guadalupe

José Guadalupe Posada was a prolific printmaker and illustrator, with a powerful body of work that belied the relatively quiet life he led. He was born to German Posada and Petra Aguilar, both poor and of peasant origin, in Aguascalientes, Mexico, in 1852. He began to show artistic promise at a very young age, copying religious cards or prints in bibles to help his brother Cirilo, a schoolteacher, with his youngest students. Though he attended a drawing academy directed by Antonio Varela, he did not stay long, instead preferring to teach himself what he could before working at the lithography shop of Trinidad Pedrozo. Here, he did illustrations for the newspaper El Jicote Ilustrado, earning his first recognition as an artist by the public.


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La calavera Catrina

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Calavera depicting contemporary newspapers as skeleton cyclists

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Gran fandango y francachela de todas las calaveras

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Gran calavera eléctrica

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Cy Twombly


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Today’s Featured Artist at the e.Gallery is a 20th Century artist of the Expressionist movement, Cy Twombly [American, 1929-2011] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Twombly_Cy

Cy Twombly was born Edwin Parker Twombly, Jr. in Lexington, Virginia on April 25, 1928 and died on July 5th 2011 in Rome, Italy. As of 1947 Twombly studies at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, followed by the Washington and Lee University in Lexington in 1949–50.


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The Italians

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Leda and the Swan

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Leda and the Swan (detail)

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Untitled

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Franz-Xaver Winterhalter


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Today’s Featured Artist at the e.Gallery is a 19th Century artist, Franz-Xaver Winterhalter [German, 1805?-1873] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Winterhalter_Franz-Xaver

Franz Xaver
Winterhalter
(b. 1805 Menzenschwand, Germany, d. 1875 Frankfurt
am Main, Germany), was a German painter. He was born in a
small village in Germany’s Black Forest, Franz Xaver Winterhalter
left his home to study painting at the academy in Munich. Before
becoming court painter to Louis-Philippe, the king of France, he
joined a circle of French artists in Rome. In 1835, after he
painted the German Grand Duke and Duchess of Baden, Winterhalter’s
international career as a court portrait painter was launched.
Although he never received high praise for his work in his native
Germany, the royal families of England, France, and Belgium all
commissioned him to paint portraits. His monumental canvases
established a substantial popular reputation, and lithographic
copies of the portraits helped to spread his fame.


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Portrait of the Empress Eugénie Surrounded by her Maids of Honor

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Empress Eugénie

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Portrait of Madame Barbe de Rimsky-Korsakov

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Empress Elisabethof Austria in Courtly Gala Dress with Diamond Stars