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

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Constantin Brâncuși


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist, Constantin Brâncuși [Romanian, 1876-1957] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Brancusi_Constantin

Constantin Brâncuși; surname sometimes spelled Brâncuș; February 19, 1876 – March 16, 1957) was a Romanian-born sculptor who made his career in France. As a child he displayed an aptitude for carving wooden farm tools. Formal studies took him first to Bucharest, then to Munich, then to the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. His abstract style emphasizes clean geometrical lines that balance forms inherent in his materials with the symbolic allusions of representational art. Famous Brâncuși works include the Sleeping Muse (1908), The Kiss (1908), Prometheus (1911), Mademoiselle Pogany (1913), The Newborn (1915), Bird in Space(1919) and The Column of the Infinite (Coloana infinitului), popularly known as The Endless Column (1938). Considered the pioneer of modernism, Brâncuși is called the patriarch of modern sculpture.


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The First Cry

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The Kiss (1907)

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The Kiss (1912)

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Madame L.R.

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/Castelfranco_Giorgione_da

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: Vladimir Tatlin


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist, Vladimir Tatlin [Russian, 1885-1953] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Tatlin_Vladimir

Vladimir Yevgrafovich Tatlin was born in the Russian Republic in 1885. He worked as a painter and architect. With Kazimir Malevich he became one of the two most important figures in the Russian avant-garde art movement of the 1920s.


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Female Model

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Relief

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Fishmonger

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Model

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Elizabeth Murray


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist, Elizabeth Murray [American, 1940-] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Murray_Elizabeth

Elizabeth Murray was born in Chicago in 1940. She earned a BFA at the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Mills College in Oakland, California. A pioneer in painting, Murray’s distinctively shaped canvases break with the art-historical tradition of illusionistic space in two-dimensions. Jutting out from the wall and sculptural in form, Murray’s paintings and watercolors playfully blur the line between the painting as an object and the painting as a space for depicting objects. Her still lifes are reminiscent of paintings by masters such as Cézanne, Picasso, and Matisse; however, like Murray’s entire body of work, her paintings rejuvenate old art forms. Breathing life into domestic subject matter, Murray’s paintings often include images of cups, drawers, utensils, chairs, and tables. These familiar objects are matched with cartoonish fingers and floating eyeballs — macabre images that are as nightmarish as they are goofy. Taken as a whole, Murray’s paintings are abstract compositions rendered in bold colors and multiple layers of paint, but the details of the paintings reveal a fascination with dream states and the psychological underbelly of domestic life. The recipient of many awards, Murray received the Skowhegan Medal in Painting in 1986, the Larry Aldrich Prize in Contemporary Art in 1993, and a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Award in 1999. Her work is featured in many collections, including Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Elizabeth Murray lived and worked in New York, and died in August 2007.


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Her Story

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Keyhole

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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Antonio Canova


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 19th Century artist of the Neoclassicist movement, Antonio Canova [Italian, 1757-1822] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Canova_Antonio

Antonio Canova (b. 1757 Possagno, Italy, d. 1822 Venice, Italy), was an Italian sculptor. Called “the supreme minister of beauty” and “a unique and truly divine man” by contemporaries, Antonio Canova was considered the greatest sculptor of his time. Despite his lasting reputation as a champion of Neoclassicism, Canova’s earliest works displayed a late Baroque or Rococo sensibility that was appealing to his first patrons, nobility from his native Venice.


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Perseus with the Head of Medusa

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Psyche revived by the kiss of Love

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The Repentant Mary Magdalene

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The Three Graces

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: James Swinnerton


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist, James Swinnerton [American, 1875-1974] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Swinnerton_James

Born in Eureka, California, James Swinnerton became a famous painter of desert landscapes following a successful career as an illustrator and cartoonist.


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Coldbrook Camp, San Gabriel Canyon,

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Grandview Hotel

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Index of 6 thumbnails

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Lathrop Missouri

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Matthias Grünewald


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 16th Century artist, Matthias Grünewald [German, 1500-1530] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Gothart_Matthis

Matthias Grünewald (born c. 1480, Würzburg, bishopric of Würzburg — died August 1528, Halle, archbishopric of Magdeburg), was a German painter. He was named Mathis Gothardt Neithardt or Mathis Gothart Nithart originally.


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The Temptation of Saint Anthony

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Isenheimer Altar 1st View

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The Small Crucifixion

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Ten thumbnail pictures