Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Natalia Gontcharova


Portrait

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist of the Cubist movement, Natalia Gontcharova [Russian, 1881-1962] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Gontcharova_Natalia

Natalia Sergeevna Gontcharova (Russian: Наталья Сергеевна Гончарова; June 4, 1881 – October 17, 1962) was a prominent Russian avant-garde artist (Cubo-Futurism), painter and costume designer. Her great-aunt was Natalia Pushkina, wife of the poet Alexander Pushkin.


thumbnail of rayonism.jpg
Rayonism, Blue-Green Forest

thumbnail of 275bg.jpg
The Cyclist

thumbnail of apple-picking.jpg
Picking Apples

thumbnail of pillars-of-salt.jpg
Pillars of Salt

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Fra Carnevale


Portrait

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 15th Century artist, Fra Carnevale [Italian, c.1445-1484] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Fra_Carnevale

Fra Carnevale (active in Florence, 1445; died in Urbino, 1484), Bartolomeo Corradini, was an Italian painter. On 28 November 1445 he was described as a pupil of Fra Filippo Lippi. He was active in his home town of Urbino by 1451, when he received payments on behalf of the syndics of S Domenico for the doorway and glazed terracotta lunette commissioned from Maso di Bartolommeo and Luca della Robbia in Florence. He was absolved from painting an altarpiece in 1456. From 1461 he was parish priest at San Cassiano di Cavallino, near Urbino, but he appears to have been active in Urbino, where in 1467 he received payments for an altarpiece of the Birth of the Virgin for S Maria della Bella. This was his most famous work, which Vasari said influenced Bramante. The picture was confiscated by Cardinal Antonio Barberini in 1631 and has been identified with two panels from his collection (New York, Met., and Boston, MA, Mus. F.A.). Carnevale is listed in a later memoria among the engineers and architects of Federigo II da Montefeltro, Duke of Urbino.


thumbnail of presenta.jpg
Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple

thumbnail of 1madonna.jpg
Madonna and Child

thumbnail of 2annunc1.jpg
The Annunciation

thumbnail of 3presen1.jpg
The Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Gentile Massi


Portrait

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 15th Century artist, Gentile Massi [Italian, 1370?-?1427] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Massi_Gentile

Italian painter in the International Gothic style. Originally named Gentile di Niccolò di Giovanni di Massio, he was named after his birthplace, Fabriano in the Marches. He carried out important commissions in several major Italian art centres and was recognized as one of the foremost artists of his day, but most of the work on which his great contemporary reputation was based has been destroyed. It included frescos in the Doges’ Palace in Venice (1408) and for St John Lateran in Rome (1427). In between he worked in Florence, Siena, and Orvieto.


thumbnail of presenta.jpg
Presentation of Christ in the Temple

thumbnail of saints.jpg
Four Saints of the Poliptych Quaratesi

thumbnail of altarpiece.jpg
Pilgrims at the Tomb of St Nicholas of Bari

thumbnail of adoratio.jpg
The Adoration of the Magi

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Matthias Grünewald


Portrait

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/Grunewald_Matthias

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.


thumbnail of gruen.jpg
The Temptation of Saint Anthony

thumbnail of Isenheim-Alterpiece-1st.jpg
Isenheimer Altar 1st View

thumbnail of grunewald_small_crucifixion.jpg
The Small Crucifixion

thumbnail of thumbnail-butivilnc001+.jpg
Ten thumbnail pictures

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Henri Rousseau


Portrait

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 19th Century artist of the Post-Impressionist movement, Henri Rousseau [French, 1844-1910] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Rousseau_Henri

Rousseau, Henri, known as Le Douanier Rousseau (1844-1910). French painter, the most celebrated of naïve artists.


thumbnail of eiffel_t.jpg
La Tour Eiffel (The Eiffel Tower)

thumbnail of dream.jpg
The Dream

thumbnail of exotic.jpg
Woman Walking in an Exotic Forest

thumbnail of scout.jpg
Scout Attacked by a Tiger

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: James Joseph Jacques Tissot


Portrait

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 19th Century artist, James Joseph Jacques Tissot [French, 1836-1902] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Tissot_James

James Joseph Jacques Tissot (1836-1902), was a French painter and graphic artist. Early in his career he painted historical costume pieces, but in about 1864 he turned with great success to scenes of contemporary life, usually involving fashionable women. Following his alleged involvement in the turbulent events of the Paris Commune (1871) he took refuge in London, where he lived from 1871 to 1882. He was just as successful there as he had been in Paris and lived in some style in St. John’s Wood; in 1874 Edmond de Goncourt wrote sarcastically that he had ‘a studio with a waiting room where, at all times, there is iced champagne at the disposal of visitors, and around the studio, a garden where, all day long, one can see a footman in silk stockings brushing and shining the shrubbery leaves.’


thumbnail of annunciation.jpg
The Annunciation

thumbnail of berthe.jpg
Berthe

thumbnail of calcutta.jpg
The Gallery of H.M.S. ‘Calcutta’ (Portsmouth)

thumbnail of conservatory.jpg
In the Conservatory (Rivals)

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Paul Delvaux


Portrait

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist of the Surrealist movement, Paul Delvaux [Belgian, 1897-1994] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Delvaux_Paul

Paul Delvaux was born on September 23, 1897, in Antheit, Belgium. At the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels he studied architecture from 1916 to 1917 and decorative painting from 1918 to 1919. During the early 1920s he was influenced by James Ensor and Gustave De Smet. In 1936 Delvaux shared an exhibition at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels with René Magritte, a fellow member of the Belgian group Les Compagnons de l’Art.


thumbnail of jeunnes_femmes.jpg
Dream girl

thumbnail of crucifixion.jpg
Crucifixion

thumbnail of delvaux2.jpg
Nymphs Bathing

thumbnail of hiver_ville.jpg
Winter or buried city

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Cornelius Norbertus Gijsbrechts


Portrait

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 17th Century artist, Cornelius Norbertus Gijsbrechts [Belgian, 1610?-1675?] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Gijsbrechts_Cornelius_Norbertus

Cornelis Norbert Gijsbrechts (Gysbrechts) was a Flemish painter. He became free master in Antwerp in 1659/60. He worked most notably for the Danish court, where he was Court Painter 1670–72 in Copenhagen. He specialized in trompe-l’oeil or illusionistic paintings.


thumbnail of quodlibet.jpg
Quodlibet

thumbnail of w08_400.jpg
Subject: Reverse Side of Painting

thumbnail of

thumbnail of

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Fra Filippo Lippi


Portrait

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 15th Century artist of the Early Renaissance movement, Fra Filippo Lippi [Florentine, 1406-1469] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Lippi_Fra_Filippo

The Italian painter Fra Filippo Lippi (ca. 1406–1469) was an important link between the early and late 15th-century Florentine painters. He was born in Florence and took his vows in 1421 in the monastery S. Maria del Carmine, where Masaccio frescoed the Brancacci Chapel in the church (1426–1427). By 1430 Lippi is mentioned in church documents as “painter.” Masaccio’s influence, as well as Donatello’s, can be seen in Lippi’s early works, such as the Tarquinia Madonna of 1437 (National Gallery, Rome) and the Annunciation (S. Lorenzo, Florence) and Barbadori Altar (Louvre, Paris), both begun in 1437–1438. However, the severity of Masaccio and Donatello was mitigated by Lippi, who was instrumental in salvaging from the Gothic past the lyrical expressiveness of a linear mode which Masaccio had all but given up for modeling in chiaroscuro.


thumbnail of madonna_lippi.jpg
Madonna and Child with Two Angels

thumbnail of annunci2.jpg
The Annunciation

thumbnail of annuncia.jpg
Annunciation with two Kneeling Donors

thumbnail of madlouvr.jpg
Virgin and Child Surrounded by Angels, St. Frediano and St. Augustine

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Hanna Höch


Portrait

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist of the Dadaist movement, Hanna Höch [German, 1889-1978] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Hoch_Hanna

Hannah Höch, born Joanne Höch in Gotha, studied art in Berlin and worked as a pattern designer and writer on women’s handicrafts from 1916–1926. Her affair and artistic partnership with Raoul Hausmann, a Viennese artist, lasted from 1915 to 1922. Through Hausmann, she became part of the Berlin Club Dada, the German group of Dadaists, an artistic movement dating from about 1916 and also involved, after the first World War, with political radicalism. Höch herself expressed herself less politically than many of the others in the group. From 1926–1929 she lived and worked in Holland. She lived for some years in a lesbian relationship with Dutch poet Til Brugman.


thumbnail of high_finance.jpg
Hochfinanz (High Finance)

thumbnail of da_dandy.jpg
Da Dandy

thumbnail of HannahHoch.jpg
A self portrait by the German artist Hannah Hoch

thumbnail of kitchen_knife.jpg
Cut with the Dada Kitchen Knife through the Last Weimar Beer-Belly Cultural Epoch in Germany