Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: José Guadalupe Posada


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Today’s Featured Artist at the e.Gallery is a 19th Century artist, José Guadalupe Posada [Mexican, 1851-1913] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Posada_Jose_Guadalupe

José Guadalupe Posada was a prolific printmaker and illustrator, with a powerful body of work that belied the relatively quiet life he led. He was born to German Posada and Petra Aguilar, both poor and of peasant origin, in Aguascalientes, Mexico, in 1852. He began to show artistic promise at a very young age, copying religious cards or prints in bibles to help his brother Cirilo, a schoolteacher, with his youngest students. Though he attended a drawing academy directed by Antonio Varela, he did not stay long, instead preferring to teach himself what he could before working at the lithography shop of Trinidad Pedrozo. Here, he did illustrations for the newspaper El Jicote Ilustrado, earning his first recognition as an artist by the public.


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La calavera Catrina

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Calavera depicting contemporary newspapers as skeleton cyclists

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Gran fandango y francachela de todas las calaveras

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Gran calavera eléctrica

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Cy Twombly


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Today’s Featured Artist at the e.Gallery is a 20th Century artist of the Expressionist movement, Cy Twombly [American, 1929-2011] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Twombly_Cy

Cy Twombly was born Edwin Parker Twombly, Jr. in Lexington, Virginia on April 25, 1928 and died on July 5th 2011 in Rome, Italy. As of 1947 Twombly studies at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, followed by the Washington and Lee University in Lexington in 1949–50.


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The Italians

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Leda and the Swan

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Leda and the Swan (detail)

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Untitled

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Franz-Xaver Winterhalter


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Today’s Featured Artist at the e.Gallery is a 19th Century artist, Franz-Xaver Winterhalter [German, 1805?-1873] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Winterhalter_Franz-Xaver

Franz Xaver
Winterhalter
(b. 1805 Menzenschwand, Germany, d. 1875 Frankfurt
am Main, Germany), was a German painter. He was born in a
small village in Germany’s Black Forest, Franz Xaver Winterhalter
left his home to study painting at the academy in Munich. Before
becoming court painter to Louis-Philippe, the king of France, he
joined a circle of French artists in Rome. In 1835, after he
painted the German Grand Duke and Duchess of Baden, Winterhalter’s
international career as a court portrait painter was launched.
Although he never received high praise for his work in his native
Germany, the royal families of England, France, and Belgium all
commissioned him to paint portraits. His monumental canvases
established a substantial popular reputation, and lithographic
copies of the portraits helped to spread his fame.


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Portrait of the Empress Eugénie Surrounded by her Maids of Honor

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Empress Eugénie

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Portrait of Madame Barbe de Rimsky-Korsakov

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Empress Elisabethof Austria in Courtly Gala Dress with Diamond Stars

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Ronald Brooks Kitaj


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Today’s Featured Artist at the e.Gallery is a 20th Century artist of the Pop Art movement, Ronald Brooks Kitaj [English, 1932-2007] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Kitaj_Ron_B

Kitaj, Ron B. (1932-2007).
American painter and graphic artist, active mainly in England, where he
has been one of the most prominent figures of the Pop art movement.


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The Autumn of Central Paris

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Cecil Court, London WC2

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If Not, Not

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Marynka Smoking

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Charles Sheeler


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Today’s Featured Artist at the e.Gallery is an artist of the Precisionist movement, Charles Sheeler [American, 1883-1965] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Sheeler_Charles

Charles Sheeler,
(born July 16, 1883, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S. — died May 7, 1965,
Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.), American painter who is best known for his precise
renderings of industrial forms in which abstract, formal qualities
were emphasized.


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Windows

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River Rouge Plant Stamping Press

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View of New York

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Still Life and Shadows

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Gentile Massi


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

Italian painter in the International Gothic style.
Originally named Gentile di Niccolo 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.


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Presentation of Christ in the Temple

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Four Saints of the Poliptych Quaratesi

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Pilgrims at the Tomb of St Nicholas of Bari

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The Adoration of the Magi

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Anne-Louis Girodet-Trioson


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Today’s Featured Artist at the e.Gallery is a 19th Century artist, Anne-Louis Girodet-Trioson [French, 1767-1824] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Girodet-Trioson_Anne-Louis

Anne-Louis
Girodet
, original name Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy, in
full (after 1806) Anne-Louis Girodet-Trioson (born January
29, 1767, Montargis, France — died December 9, 1824, Paris),
painter whose works exemplify the first phase of Romanticism in
French art.


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Portrait of Jean-Baptiste Belley (c. 1746-1805)

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The Entombment of Atala

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The Sleep of Endymion

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Self-portrait

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Giovanni di Paolo


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Today’s Featured Artist at the e.Gallery is a 15th Century artist of the Early Renaissance movement, Giovanni di Paolo [Italian, 1400-1482] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Paolo_Giovanni_di

Giovanni di
Paolo
, in full Giovanni di Paolo di Grazia (born c.
1403, Siena, Republic of Siena [Italy] — died 1482, Siena),
painter whose religious paintings maintained the mystical intensity
and conservative style of Gothic decorative painting against the
trend, progressively dominant in the art of 15th-century Tuscany,
toward scientific naturalism and classical humanism. One of the
last practitioners of the tradition of medieval painting, he did
little to influence the course of art over the four centuries after
his death. In the 20th century, however, his tense, often highly
dramatic works aroused increasing interest.


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The Annunciation (detail)

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St. John the Baptist Retiring to the Desert

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The Creation and the Expulsion from the Paradise

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The Descent from the Cross

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Arshile Gorky


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Today’s Featured Artist at the e.Gallery is a 20th Century artist of the Abstract Expressionist movement, Arshile Gorky [American, 1904-1948] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Gorky_Arshile

Arshile
Gorky
, born, 1904, Turkish Armenia; died, 1948, Connecticut,
was born Vosdanik Adoian in the village of Khorkom, province of
Van, Armenia, on April 15, 1904. The Adoians became refugees from
the Turkish invasion; Gorky himself left Van in 1915 and arrived in
the United States about March 1, 1920. He stayed with relatives in
Watertown, Massachusetts, and with his father, who had settled in
Providence, Rhode Island. By 1922 he lived in Watertown and taught
at the New School of Design in Boston. In 1925 he moved to New York
and changed his name to Arshile Gorky. He entered the Grand Central
School of Art in New York as a student but soon became an
instructor of drawing; from 1926 to 1931 he was a member of the
faculty. Throughout the 1920s Gorky’s painting was influenced by
Georges Braque,
Paul Cézanne,
and, above all,
Pablo Picasso.


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The Liver is the Cock’s Comb

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Agony

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Self-portrait

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Garden in Sochi

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Bill Martin


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Today’s Featured Artist at the e.Gallery is a 20th Century artist, Bill Martin [American, 1943-2008] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Martin_Bill

Bill Martin, an
internationally renowned artist, will forever be associated with
the “Visionary Art” movement. His paintings explored
the universe and portrayed it in its most spectacular, beautiful
forms. Bill’s intricately-painted images have captured the
imagination of millions of people around the world.


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Autumn

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Crater

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Canyon

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Storm