Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Charles-François Daubigny


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 19th Century artist of the Barbizon movement, Charles-François Daubigny [French, 1817-1878] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Daubigny_Charles-Francois

Charles-François Daubigny was born on February 15, 1817 in Paris. Daubigny was taught how to paint by Paul Delaroches and his father, the landscape painter Edme-François Daubigny. From 1838 Daubigny regularly contributed to exhibitions, but did not reach his full artistic development before 1848, when he received great public acclaim for his landscape paintings, which were some of the first plein air paintings.


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The Flood-Gate at Optevoz

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Harvest

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The Hamlet of Optevoz

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Les Bords de l’Oise

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Odilon Redon


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 19th Century artist of the Symbolist movement, Odilon Redon [French, 1840-1916] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Redon_Odilon

Odilon Redon (1840-1916), was a French painter and graphic artist, one of the outstanding figures of Symbolism.


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La Barque Mystique

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The Raven and Lenore

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Woman with a Yellow Bodice

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Flowers

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Mariano Fortuny y Marsal


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 19th Century artist, Mariano Fortuny y Marsal [Spanish, 1838-1874] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Marsal_Mariano_Fortuny_y

Mariano Fortuny, in full Mariano José María Bernardo Fortuny Y Marsal (born June 11, 1838, Reus, Spain – died Nov. 21, 1874, Rome, Italy), was a Spanish painter whose vigorous technique and anecdotal themes won him a considerable audience in the mid-19th century.


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The Choice of a Model

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Gitana

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Montserrat

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Ernst Heinrich Haeckel


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 19th Century artist, Ernst Heinrich Haeckel [German, 1834-1919] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Haeckel_Ernst_Heinrich

Ernst Haeckel, much like Herbert Spencer, was always quotable, even when wrong. Although best known for the famous statement “ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny”, he also coined many words commonly used by biologists today, such as phylum, phylogeny, and ecology. On the other hand, Haeckel also stated that “politics is applied biology”, a quote used by Nazi propagandists. The Nazi party, rather unfortunately, used not only Haeckel’s quotes, but also Haeckel’s justifications for racism, nationalism and social darwinism.


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Ammonite

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Ammonite

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Brachiopoda

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Brachiopoda

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Lovis Corinth


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Today’s Featured Artist at the e.Gallery is a 19th Century artist, Lovis Corinth [German, 1858-1925] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Corinth_Lovis

Lovis Corinth, whose real name is Franz Heinrich Louis Corinth, is one of the most important exponents of German Impressionism. His artistic education began at the Königsberg art academy under Professor Otto Günther. Corinth accompanied Otto Günther on several journeys. In 1880 he went to Munich, where he continued his studies under Franz von Defregger and later under Ludwig Löfftz. His works of that period were influenced by the naturalist paintings of the Munich “Leibl-Kreis.” After a short stay in Antwerp, Corinth moved to Paris.


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Ecce Homo

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Das trojanische Pferd (The Trojan horse)

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Portrait of the Painter Fritz Rumpf

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The Youth of Zeus

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Georges Seurat


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Today’s Featured Artist at the e.Gallery is a 19th Century artist of the Pointilist movement, Georges Seurat [French, 1859-1891] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Seurat_Georges

Three mini-bios:


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Woman Seated by an Easel

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A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte

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Circus Sideshow

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Young Woman Powdering Herself

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Frederick Arthur Bridgman


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Today’s Featured Artist at the e.Gallery is a 19th Century artist of the Impressionist movement, Frederick Arthur Bridgman [American, 1847-1928] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Bridgman_Frederick_Arthur

Frederic Arthur Bridgman (born 1847; died 1928), was born in Alabama but came from a family with Northern roots which prompted the family back to Boston. The young Bridgman enrolled in art school in Brooklyn and showed formidable talent at the yearly exhibitions. He felt the call of Europe early on and in 1866 he set off for France. Bridgman arrived in Paris in 1866, entering the studio of Gerome at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. After a trip to Algeria and Egypt in 1872 he turned his attention to North African subjects, emulating his master’s precise and colorful manner. Throughout his career, Bridgman’s primary concern was to depict the contemporary life of the natives and delve into their customs. He befriended many North Africans during the years he visited their countries and he became America’s preeminent Orientalist painter.


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Odalisque

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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: John Singer Sargent


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Today’s Featured Artist at the e.Gallery is a 19th Century artist, John Singer Sargent [American, 1856-1925] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Sargent_John_Singer

John Singer Sargent (born January 12, 1856 in Florence, Italy – died April 24, 1925 (age 69) in London), an expatriate American, he showed remarkable technical precocity as a painter. After studying with Carolus-Duran, he achieved a great reputation for his portraits, employing a style that could be seen as derived from Velazquez by way of Manet. Moving in the circle of the Impressionists, he came to know most of them, and they reacted to his work in varying ways. Degas, as might have been expected, was brutally dismissive; Pissarro, in sending his son to see him in London, where Sargent spent the major part of his working life, described him as ‘an adroit performer’; but with Monet he had a close and mutually profitable relationship. In the 1880s he began to paint landscapes that were overtly Impressionist in technique and approach, despite a certain superficiality. At this time he visited Monet at Giverny on several occasions, painting two memorable portraits of him: Claude Monet Painting at the Edge of a Wood (c.1885; Tate Gallery, London) and Claude Monet in his Bateau-Atelier (1887; National Gallery of Art, Washington). Although Monet was later to deny that Sargent was an Impressionist, this was unjust, especially in relation to some of his works in the 1880s and 1890s. Indeed, Sargent’s technique for painting large canvases out of doors, as evinced in Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose (1885-86; Tate Gallery, London), was to be of use to Monet in his larger compositions. Sargent persuaded Monet to exhibit at the New English Art Club, and at the Leicester Galleries in London.

By the turn of the century Sargent was recognized as the most acclaimed international society portraitist of the Edwardian era, and his clientele included the most affluent, aristocratic, and fashionable people of his time. Sargent chafed in later life at the limitations of portraiture, and around the turn of the century he worked increasingly at other subjects and in other mediums, particularly watercolor, in which he was extraordinarily gifted.


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Spanish Fountain

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Lady Agnew

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Paul Helleu Sketching with his Wife

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Muddy Alligators

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Dante Gabriel Rossetti


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Today’s Featured Artist at the e.Gallery is a 19th Century artist of the Arts-Crafts movement, Dante Gabriel Rossetti [English, 1828-1882] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Rossetti_Dante_Gabriel

The poet, painter, and designer Dante Gabriel Rossetti, b. Gabriel Charles Dante Rossetti, May 12, 1828, d. Apr. 9, 1882, was a cofounder of the PRE-RAPHAELITES, a group of English painters and poets who hoped to bring to their art the richness and purity of the medieval period.


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Beata Beatrix

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Dante’s Dream at the Time of the Death of Beatrice

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Ecce Ancilla Domini! (The Annunciation)

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A Sea Spell

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Paul Gustave Doré


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Today’s Featured Artist at the e.Gallery is a 19th Century artist of the Romanticist movement, Paul Gustave Doré [French, 1833-1883] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Dore_Gustave

Paul Gustave Doré (1833–83), was a French illustrator, etcher, painter, and sculptor. He was born at Strassburg, Jan. 6, 1833, the son of an engineer. His talent was very precocious. At the age of 12 he drew sketches for lithographs, and in his fifteenth year he was regularly employed as an illustrator by the Journal pour Rire, at the same time exhibiting series of pen sketches in the salons. He had but little education in art, and the demand for his designs was too great to allow him the requisite leisure for technical training. As a caricaturist, he was successful, but he soon turned his attention to the illustration of books. His Rabelais Illustré, which appeared in 1854, established his reputation, and this work was followed by an incredible number of others, equally famous. He was not only popular in France, but in the United States and throughout Europe, especially in England, where there was a Doré cult. He worked with amazing facility and fecundity, acquiring great sums of money through his art. He was made a chevalier of the Legion of Honor in 1861 and officer in 1879. He died in Paris, Jan. 23, 1883.


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Bible Illustrations: The Deluge

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Andromeda

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Don Quixote

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La Défense Nationale