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: 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

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Frida Kahlo


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist, Frida Kahlo [Mexican, 1907-1954] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Kahlo_Frida

Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón de Rivera (born July 6, 1907, Coyocoán, Mexico, died July 13, 1954, Coyocoán), Mexican painter. The daughter of a German Jewish photographer, she had polio as a child and at 18 suffered a serious bus accident. She subsequently underwent some 35 operations; during her recovery, she taught herself to paint. She is noted for her intense self-portraits, many reflecting her physical ordeal.


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Portrait of Dona Rosita Morillo

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Self-portrait with Loose Hair

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Roots (Raices)

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Carlo Carrà


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist of the Futurist movement, Carlo Carrà [Italian, 1891-1966] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Carra_Carlo

Carrà was born in Piedmont and followed in his father’s footsteps as a decorator and muralist, moving to Milan in 1895, where he later met Boccioni at the Brera Academy. Carrà experimented with Divisionism, but like Boccioni was dissatisfied with current trends in painting. Together with Boccioni and Russolo he drafted the Manifesto of the Futurist Painters and the Technical Manifesto of Futurist Painting (both 1910), issuing his own manifesto The Painting of Sounds, Noises and Smells in 1913. He also developed a lifelong friendship with Soffici, traveling with him to Paris in 1914, where he was inspired to experiment with Cubism and primitivism. He continued to back the Futurist campaign, however, supporting Italy’s participation in the First World War. During the war years he developed a strong interest in Italy’s artistic past, particularly the work of Giotto and Paolo Uccello. With de Chirico he formed the short-lived Scuola metafisica in 1917, creating works depicting enigmatic interiors and city squares. These prepared the way for the consciously naïve figurative style he evolved after his break with de Chirico, and throughout the 1920s he adopted a naturalistic approach that remained unchanged until his death.


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The Horsemen of the Apocalypse

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Interventional Event

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Portrait of the Poet Marinetti

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Still Life with Soda Syphon

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Akseli Valdemar Gallen-Kallela


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist of the Symbolist movement, Akseli Valdemar Gallen-Kallela [Finnish, 1865-1931] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Gallen-Kallela_Akseli_Valdemar

Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865–1931), was a Finnish painter, graphic artist, designer, and architect, his country’s most famous artist and a major figure in the Art Nouveau and Symbolist movements. He was born in Pori and studied in Helsinki and then in Paris (1884–9, notably at the Académie Julian). In 1894 he settled at Ruovesi in central Finland, where he designed his own home and studio (1894–5) in a romantic vernacular style, together with its furnishings. He traveled widely, however, and was well-known outside his own country, particularly in Germany (he had a joint exhibition with Munch in Berlin in 1895 and exhibited with Die Brücke in Dresden in 1910). In 1911–13 he built a new home and studio for himself at Tarvaspää near Helsinki (now a museum dedicated to him). Gallen-Kallela was deeply patriotic (he volunteered to fight in the War of Independence against Russia in 1918, even though he was in his 50s) and he was inspired mainly by the landscape and folklore of his country, above all by the Finnish national epic Kalevala (‘Land of Heroes’).


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Lake Keitele

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Lemminkäinen’s Mother

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Kullervo cursing

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Autumn. Fresco in the tomb of Juselius (Pori).

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Paul Klee


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist of the Bauhaus movement, Paul Klee [Swiss, 1879-1940] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Klee_Paul

A Swiss-born painter and graphic artist whose personal, often gently humorous works are replete with allusions to dreams, music, and poetry, Paul Klee, b. Dec. 18, 1879, d. June 29, 1940, is difficult to classify.


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Castle Garden

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Ancient Sound, Abstract on Black

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Untitled (The Prisoner)

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The Rose Garden