Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Maurice de Vlaminck


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist of the Fauvist movement, Maurice de Vlaminck [French, 1876-1958] Link: https://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Vlaminck_Maurice_de

Maurice de Vlaminck (Paris 1876 – Rueil-la-Gadelière 1958) was three years old when his family moved from Paris to Vésinet. He first pursued the same musical career as his parents, who were both musicians, leaving his home as a trained double-bass player in 1892 to move to Chatou near Versailles. After absolving his military service in Vitré Maurice Vlaminck worked as a musician until he accidentally met André Derain in 1900.

It was Derain who kindled Vlaminck’s artistic ambitions. He decided to become a painter and rented an old hut in which he and Derain shared a studio. A crucial turning point in Vlaminck’s artistic development was a visit to a van Gogh exhibition in Paris in the following year. In 1902 the young painter met Henri Matisse, who encouraged him to exhibit at the “Salon des Indépendents”.

In 1905 Maurice Vlaminck had a group exhibition with Matisse, Derain, Friesz, Manguin and others at the “Salon d’automne”. The radically new colour scheme with large areas of pure colour inspired the critic Vauxelles to refer to the artists as the “Fauves”.

The lively acceptance of this new painting style is reflected in the following acquisition of Vlaminck’s entire work by the art dealer Ambroise Vollard. He also arranged the artist’s first one-man exhibition in 1906. A brief interest in Cubism is merely reflected in a short intermezzo of a few Cubist compositions.

Maurice Vlaminck’s artistic work was interrupted for four years in 1914 when he was drafted into the war. After his release Vlaminck established a small studio in Paris where he prepared for his next exhibition. It took place in 1919 at Druet, bringing about the artist’s definite break-through. The show was so successful that he was able to buy a house in Valmondois in the same year. Here, in this rural environment, Vlaminck was finally able to develop his own style as a landscape painter.

His interest in rural landscapes never ceased, even after his move to the Département Eure-et-Loire in 1925. His work was honoured in numerous international exhibitions during the 1930s.

The last years of Maurice Vlaminck’s life were determined by his friendship with the Swiss doctor Sigmund Pollag, who collected the artist’s graphic oeuvre and donated it to the Kunstmuseum Bern in 1970. Vlaminck wrote more than 20 books, including autobiographic texts.


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The Circus

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Still Life

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Restaurant at Marly-le-Roi

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Portrait of a Woman

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Giovanni Domenico Ferretti


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 18th Century artist, Giovanni Domenico Ferretti [Italian, 1692-1747] Link: https://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Ferretti_Giovanni_Domenico

Giovanni Domenico Ferretti (Giandomenico), also called Giandomenico d’Imola (1692–1768) was an Italian Rococo style painter from Florence. According to the contemporary Giovanni Camillo Sagrestani, Ferretti was a pupil of the Bolognese painter Giuseppe Maria Crespi. Others say he worked with painter Giovanni Gioseffo dal Sole.

He returned to Florence with a letter of recommendation of Cardinal Gozzadini seeking patronage from Cosimo III de’ Medici. He found work in the studio of Tommaso Redi and Sebastiano Galeotti. He travelled to Bologna to work under Felice Torelli and then resettled in Florence in 1715. Ferretti soon joined the Florentine Accademia del Disegno, where he later taught painting but also designed tapestries for the Medici. He found abundant patronage in fresco painting for the Florentine Abbey (Badia Fiorentina), the Chapel of San Giuseppe in the Duomo, and the altar and cupola of the Church of San Salvatore al Vescovo. One of his most important works was the decoration of the ceiling of the Church of Santa Maria del Carmine, since lost in a fire.

Ferretti’s fresco style was influenced by Sebastiano Ricci’s lively, colourful, and pastel-hued frescoes in the Palazzo Marucelli-Fenzi. Ferretti himself decorated the Palazzo Amati Cellesi in Pistoia, the Palazzo Chigi Sansedoni in Siena, and the Villa Flori in Pescia. The frescoes for the cupola of the cathedral of San Zeno in Pistoia are attributed to him.


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Arlequín campesino

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Self-Portrait of Gian Domenico Ferretti

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The Rape of Europa

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Santo franciscano

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Hans Holbein


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 16th Century artist, Hans Holbein [German, 1497?-1543] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Holbein_Hans

Hans Holbein the Elder (1465?–1524). Born in Augsburg, Bavaria, the elder Holbein, like his brother Sigmund, painted richly colored religious works in the late Gothic style. In addition to the altar paintings that are his principal works, he designed church windows and also made a number of portrait drawings that foreshadow the work of his famous son. His later paintings show the transition from the late Gothic to the Renaissance style. He died in Isenheim, Alsace.


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Jean de Dinteville and Georges de Selve (`The Ambassadors’)

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Portrait of Sir Richard Southwell

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Spinner

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Albrecht Dürer


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 16th Century artist, Albrecht Dürer [German, 1471-1528] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Durer_Albrecht

Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528) was a German engraver and painter whose fame and influence reach far beyond national borders. Famous for his graphic work; his engravings and woodcuts; in Dürer’s time woodcuts are used to illustrate books.


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The Four Holy Men or The Four Apostles

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The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse

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The Seven Sorrows Of The Virgin

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Adam and Eve (The Fall of Man)

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Michelangelo Merisi


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 17th Century artist, Michelangelo Merisi [Italian, 1565-1609] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Caravaggio

Caravaggio (1573-1610). Probably the most revolutionary artist of his time, the Italian painter Caravaggio abandoned the rules that had guided a century of artists before him. They had idealized the human and religious experience.


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Il Giorgione


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 16th Century artist, Il Giorgione [Venetian, 1478-1511] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Giorgione_Il

Italian painter, one of the main artists of the Venetian high renaissance. He was born as Giorgio Barbarelli in the town of Castelfranco in the Veneto region.


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The Adoration of the Shepherds

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Laura

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The Three Philosophers

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The Tempest

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Mel Ramos


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist, Mel Ramos [American, 1935-] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Ramos_Mel

Born in 1935 at Sacramento, California. Between 1954 and 1958 he studied at the Sacramento City College, the San José State College and the Sacramento State College, finishing with an M.A. From 1958 he taught at various institutions including Elk Grove High School, Mira Lama High School and California State College. In 1962-63 he began a series of garishly colored super-heroes taken from comic strips using a thick oleaginous pigment. In 1963 he was first included in a collective exhibition in Pop Goes the East at the Contemporary Art Museum, Houston. In 1964 he had his first one-man exhibition at the Bianchini Gallery, New York. In 1965 he developed a specific kind of Pop Art iconography by combining nude pin-up girls from American magazines and advertisements with branded products. In 1966 he exhibited at the Galerie Ricke, Kassel. In 1969 he was represented in the exhibition Human Concerns at the Whitney Museum, New York, and had a one-man exhibition at the Gegenverkehr, Aachen. He exhibited at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, in 1972, and was represented at the Pop Art exhibition at the Whitney Museum, New York, in 1974. In 1975 he had a retrospective at the Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, and in 1977 at the Oakland Museum, California. In 1978 he was included in the exhibition Art About Art, Whitney Museum, New York. Since 1980 he has taught painting at California State University, Hayward.


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Berthe Morisot


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 19th Century artist of the Impressionist movement, Berthe Morisot [French, 1841-1895] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Morisot_Berthe

The first woman to join the circle of the French impressionist painters, Berthe Morisot, b. Jan. 14, 1841, d. Mar. 2, 1895, exhibited in all but one of their shows.


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