Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Ernst Ludwig Kirchner


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist of the Die Brucke movement, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner [German, 1880-1938] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Kirchner_Ernst_Ludwig

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (b. Aschaffenburg 1880; d. Davos 1938) studied architecture in Dresden where he met and worked with Fritz Bleyl, Erich Heckel and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. After finishing his studies, however, he opposed his father’s wishes and decided to become a painter. The intense artistic and intellectual relationship between the four artists soon led to the formation of the artist group “Die Brücke,” which, according to Schmidt-Rottluff, wanted to “attract all revolutionary and restless forces.”


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Two Nudes with Bathtub and Oven

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10 Thumbnails of various Artists

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Siesta

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A Group of Artists: Otto Mueller, Kirchner, Heckel, Schmidt-Rottluff

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Jean Arp


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist of the Dadaist movement, Jean Arp [German-French, 1887-1966] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Arp_Jean


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Claude Lorrain


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 17th Century artist of the Baroque movement, Claude Lorrain [French, 1600-1682] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Gelee_Claude

Lorrain, Claude, byname of Claude Gelee (b. 1600, Chamagne, Fr. — d. Nov. 23, 1682, Rome). French artist best known for, and one of the greatest masters of, ideal-landscape painting, an art form that seeks to present a view of nature more beautiful and harmonious than nature itself. The quality of that beauty is governed by classical concepts, and the landscape often contains classical ruins and pastoral figures in classical dress. The source of inspiration is the countryside around Rome — the Roman Campagna — a countryside haunted with remains and associations of antiquity. The practitioners of ideal landscape during the 17th century, the key period of its development, were artists of many nationalities congregated in Rome. Later, the form spread to other countries. Claude, whose special contribution was the poetic rendering of light, was particularly influential, not only during his lifetime but, especially in England, from the mid-18th to the mid-19th century.


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Giotto


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is an artist, Giotto [Florentine, 1276?-?1337] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Bondone_Giotto_di

Giotto di Bondone (c. 1267–1337), was a Florentine painter and architect. Outstanding as a painter, sculptor, and architect, Giotto was recognized as the first genius of art in the Italian Renaissance. Giotto lived and worked at a time when people’s minds and talents were first being freed from the shackles of medieval restraint. He dealt largely in the traditional religious subjects, but he gave these subjects an earthly, full-blooded life and force.


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The Ascension

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St. Francis Giving His Cloak to a Poor Man

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The Expulsion of the Demons from Arezzo

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St Francis Mourned by St Clare

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Henry Ossawa Tanner


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is an artist of the Realist movement, Henry Ossawa Tanner [American, 1859-1937] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Tanner_Henry_Ossawa


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist, Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida [Spanish, 1863-1923] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Sorolla_y_Bastida_Joaquin

Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida (February 27, 1863 – August 10, 1923) was a Spanish painter, born in Valencia, who excelled in the painting of portraits, landscapes, and monumental works of social and historical themes. His most typical works are characterized by a dexterous representation of the people and landscape under the sunlight of his native land. Joaquin Sorolla was the eldest child born to a tradesman, also named Joaquin, and his wife, Concepcion Bastida. His sister, Concha, was born a year later. In August 1865 both children were orphaned when their parents died, possibly from cholera. They were thereafter cared for by their maternal aunt and uncle. He received his initial art education, at the age of fourteen, in his native town, and then under a succession of teachers including Cayetano Capuz, Salustiano Asenjo. At the age of eighteen he traveled to Madrid, vigorously studying master paintings in the Museo del Prado.


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Children on the Beach

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Minha mulher e minhas filhas

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Portrait of Dr. Simarro at the microscope

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Children on the Sea-shore

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: James Ensor


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist of the Expressionist movement, James Ensor [Belgian, 1860-1949] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Ensor_James


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Pieter de Hooch


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 17th Century artist of the Baroque movement, Pieter de Hooch [Dutch, 1629-1684] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Hooch_Pieter_de

Pieter de Hooch was born in Rotterdam in 1617, the son of a mason and a midwife. His career as a painter started in Delft. As usual in his day, he had a second string to his bow besides painting: he was an assistant to a linen merchant. De Hooch specialised in decorous interiors with merry companies of people. Views through windows or corridors into other, distant rooms often featured in his work. Like other Dutch genre painters, De Hooch sometimes gave his interiors hidden messages. After moving to Amsterdam in 1661, De Hooch’s domestic groups tended to become increasingly elegant and affluent. De Hooch eventually died in Amsterdam’s Dolhuis (madhouse). When this happened is not known for certain.


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A Dutch Courtyard

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Musical Party in a Courtyard

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Cardplayers in a Sunlit Room

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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Emmanuel Radnitsky


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist, Emmanuel Radnitsky [American, 1890-1976] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Man_Ray

Man Ray, whose real name is Emmanuel Radnitsky (born Aug. 25, 1890, Philadelphia, Pa., died Nov. 18, 1976, Paris, France), was a U.S. photographer, painter, and filmmaker. He grew up in New York City, where he studied architecture, engineering, and art. With Marcel Duchamp he formed the New York Dada group in 1917 and produced ready-mades. In 1921 he moved to Paris and became associated with the Surrealists. He rediscovered the technique for making “cameraless” pictures (photograms), which he called “rayographs,” by placing objects on light-sensitive paper; he also experimented with the technique of solarization, which renders part of the image negative and part positive by exposing a print or negative to a flash of light during development. He turned to portrait and fashion photography and made a virtually complete record of the celebrities of Parisian cultural life of the 1920s and ’30s. He also made important contributions as an avant-garde filmmaker in the 1920s.


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Autoportrait

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Chess Set

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Portrait Imaginaire de D.A.F. de Sade

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Dust Breeding (Elevage de poussiere)

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Yves Tanguy


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist of the Surrealist movement, Yves Tanguy [French, 1900-1955] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Tanguy_Yves

Raymond Georges Yves Tanguy (1900-55), was a French-born American painter, born in Brittany, France on January 5th 1900. He was originally a merchant seaman, and was drafted into the army during World War I. Tanguy was impelled to take up painting after seeing pictures by de Chirico and in 1925, he joined the Surrealist Movement where he was welcomed by André Breton. Tanguy incorporated into his work the images of geological formations he had observed during a trip to Africa in 1930.


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The Absent Lady

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Indefinite Divisibility

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Neither Legends nor Figures

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Reply To Red