Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Agnolo Bronzino


Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 16th Century artist, Agnolo Bronzino [Italian, 1503-1572] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Bronzino_Agnolo

Agnolo Bronzino (Agnolo di Cosimo) (1503-72), was a Florentine Mannerist painter, the pupil and adopted son of Pontormo, who introduced his portrait as a child into his painting Joseph in Egypt (National Gallery, London).

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Lodovico Capponi

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Eleanora di Toledo and Ferdinando de’Medici

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Holy Family with St. Anne and the Infant St. John

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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Carel Fabritius


Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 17th Century artist of the Baroque movement, Carel Fabritius [Dutch, 1624?-1654] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Fabritius_Carel

Carel Fabritius was born in Beemster, the ten-year old polder, as the son of a schoolteacher. Initially he worked as a carpenter (Latin fabritius). In the early 1640s he studied at Rembrandt’s studio in Amsterdam, along with his brother Barent Fabritius. In the early 1650s he moved to Delft, and joined the Delft painters’ guild in 1652. He died young, caught in the explosion of the Delft gunpowder magazine on October 12, 1654, which destroyed a quarter of the city, along with his studio and many of his paintings. Only about a dozen paintings have survived. According to Houbraken, his student Mattias Spoors and the church deacon Simon Decker died with him, since they were working on a painting together at the time. In a poem written by Arnold Bon to his memory, he is called Karel Faber.

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The Beheading of St. John the Baptist

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The Goldfinch

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A View of Delft, with a Musical Instrument Seller’s Stall

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Young Man in a Fur Cap (self-portrait)

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Georges Braque


Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist of the Cubist movement, Georges Braque [French, 1882-1963] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Braque_Georges

Georges Braque (b. 1882, Argenteuil-sur-Seine, France; d. 1963, Paris), was born on May 13, 1882, in Argenteuil-sur-Seine, France. He grew up in Le Havre and studied evenings at the École des Beaux-Arts there from about 1897 to 1899. He left for Paris to study under a master decorator to receive his craftsman certificate in 1901. From 1902 to 1904 he painted at the Académie Humbert in Paris, where he met Marie Laurencin and Francis Picabia. By 1906 Braque’s work was no longer Impressionist but Fauve in style; after spending that summer in Antwerp with Othon Friesz, he showed his Fauve work the following year in the Salon des Indépendants in Paris. His first solo show was at Daniel-Henri Kahnweiler’s gallery in 1908. From 1909 Pablo Picasso and Braque worked together in developing Cubism; by 1911 their styles were extremely similar. In 1912 they started to incorporate collage elements into their paintings and to experiment with the papier collé (pasted paper) technique. Their artistic collaboration lasted until 1914. Braque served in the French army during World War I and was wounded; upon his recovery in 1917 he began a close friendship with Juan Gris.

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Still Life BACH

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Black Fish

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Fishing Boats

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Houses at L’Estaque

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Emmanuel de Witte


Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 17th Century artist of the Baroque movement, Emmanuel de Witte [Dutch, 1617?-1692] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Witte_Emmanuel_de

Emanuel de Witte (b. 1617, Alkmaar, d. 1692, Amsterdam), is a Dutch painter, active in his native Alkmaar, then in Rotterdam (by 1639), Delft (by 1641), and Amsterdam (by 1652). His range was wide, including history paintings, genre scenes (notably of markets) and portraits, but after he settled in Amsterdam he concentrated on architectural paintings (primarily church interiors, both real and imaginary).

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Interior of the Oude Kerk at Amsterdam from the North Aisle to the East

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The Old Fish Market on the Dam, Amsterdam

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The Interior of the Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, during a Sermon

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Interior with a Woman at the Virginals

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Diego Rivera


Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist of the Social Realist movement, Diego Rivera [Mexican, 1886-1957] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Rivera_Diego

Diego Rivera, born December 8, 1886, in Guanajuato, Mexico, sought to make art that reflected the lives of the Mexican people. Now thought to be one of the leading artists of the twentieth century, Rivera began drawing as a child. He studied art at the San Carlos Academy of Fine Arts while in his teens and then traveled to Europe to live and work on his art. He had some success as a

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Detroit Industry, North Wall

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Flower Festival (Festival de las flores)

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The Flower Carrier

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The Maize Festival (La fiesta del maíz)