Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Hermann Linde


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist, Hermann Linde [German, 1863-1923] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Linde_Hermann

Hermann Linde (1863–1926) was a classically trained German painter who was born and raised in Lübeck. He is the brother of the patron of the arts and art collector Dr. Max Linde. As early as 1904, he developed a relationship with Rudolf Steiner, who encouraged him to create a form of artistic expression for those on a spiritual path. Inspired by his experiences with Steiner’s ideas, Linde dedicated his artistic work to Anthroposophy. He participated in the creation of the stage sets for Steiner’s first mystery drama, The Portal of Initiation, performed in Munich in 1910. Later, during World War I, he helped paint the cupolas in the First Goetheanum.


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Girl Standing in a Veranda Wearing a Pochampalli Sari

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Portrait of the Artist

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First Goetheanum

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Lübeck town garden (Johannisstrasse 64)

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: William Merritt Chase


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 19th Century artist of the Impressionist movement, William Merritt Chase [American, 1849-1916] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Chase_William_Merritt

William Merritt Chase (1849-1916), was an American painter who settled in New York in 1878 after five years of studying in Munich and became the most important American teacher of his generation. He taught at the Art Students’ League of New York and then at his own Chase School of Art, founded in 1896. The vigorous handling and fresh color characteristic of much of the best American painting of the early 20th century owes a good deal to his example. His pupils (whom he encouraged to paint in the open air) included Demuth, O’Keefe, and Sheeler. Chase was a highly prolific artist (his output of more than 2000 paintings included still lifes, portraits, interiors, and landscapes), and his work is represented in many American museums.


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A Friendly Call

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Terrace Prospect Park

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Alice Gerson Chase

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Azaleas

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Andrea del Sarto


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 16th Century artist, Andrea del Sarto [Florentine, 1486-1531] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Sarto_Andrea_del

The Italian painter Andrea del Sarto (whose original name was Andrea d’Agnolo di Francesco di Luca di Paolo del Migliore) was born on July 16, 1486 in Gualfonda, Florence, as the son of the tailor Angelo die Francesco, for which he received the epithet Sarto (= tailor). Del Sarto was a goldsmith apprentice. His drawing skills attracted the attention of an unknown artist, who instructed Andrea del Sarto in painting and later sent him to Piero di Cosimo. As his student, he was influenced by the great masters of High Renaissance.


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The Annunciation

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The Holy Family with the Infant St. John

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Lamentation of Christ

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Portrait of a Young Man

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Edward Hopper


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist of the American Scene movement, Edward Hopper [American, 1882-1967] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Hopper_Edward

Edward Hopper (1882-1967). His enigmatic depictions of America are indelibly etched in the memory of those viewing his work. Born in New York in 1882, Hopper showed early interest in art, particularly drawing, and went on to study illustration and painting. With their emphasis on truthful, contemporary subjects, his teachers Robert Henri and Kenneth Hayes Miller at the New York School of Art were vital to Hopper’s development as a realist. Hopper made three long visits to Paris between 1906 and 1910; yet, aside from admiring Impressionism, he was not attracted to modern art. Although he sold his first oil painting in the Armory Show in 1913, he continued to pursue commercial illustration as a career. In 1920 Hopper had his first one-person exhibition at the Whitney Studio Club in New York, and in 1924 he sold all of his works from a solo show at another New York gallery. This success allowed him to dedicate himself to painting. By the late 1920s, Hopper developed his mature style, characterized by depictions of lonely urban and small town scenes in which there may be only a few silent, solitary figures. Often he shows only the drab architecture, devoid of human life. Hopper.s vision of the American scene was one of alienation and anxiety. His life and art were remarkably consistent: a very private person, he endowed the figures in his paintings with a similar sense of detachment. Hopper divided his time between a small apartment in New York.s Greenwich Village and trips to New England, continuing to synthesize and distill his observations of contemporary life into hauntingly familiar scenes. Hopper died in New York in 1967.


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Hans Bellmer


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist of the Surrealist movement, Hans Bellmer [French, 1902-1975] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Bellmer_Hans


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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/Radnitsky_Emmanuel

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: Mary Cassatt


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 19th Century artist of the Impressionist movement, Mary Cassatt [American, 1844-1926] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Cassatt_Mary

Mary Cassatt (b. May 22, 1844, Allegheny City, Pa., U.S. — d. June 14, 1926, Château de Beaufresne, near Paris, Fr.), American painter and printmaker who exhibited with the Impressionists.


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Camille Pissarro


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 19th Century artist of the Impressionist movement, Camille Pissarro [French, 1830-1903] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Pissarro_Camille

Camille Pissarro (b. July 10, 1830, St. Thomas, Danish West Indies — d. November 13, 1903, Paris), grew up on St. Thomas in the Antilles, where his parents, who had been born in France, ran a prosperous trading business. At the age of eleven, Pissaro was sent to Savary, a boarding school near Paris, where drawing was among the subjects he was taught. In 1851 he became acquainted with the young painter Fritz Melbye on St. Thomas and decided to go to Venezuela, where he remained until 1854, working hard on drawing. In 1855 he returned to Paris, where he became a pupil of the marine painter Anton Melbye.


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Boulevard Montmartre, effet de nuit

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Avenue de l’Opera, Place du Theatre

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Boulevard Montmartre, morning, cloudy weather

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The Chestnut Trees at Osny

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Charles Burchfield


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist of the American Scene movement, Charles Burchfield [American, 1893-1967] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Burchfield_Charles

Charles Burchfield grew up in Ohio where he enjoyed nature’s company in the woods which surrounded his home. He attended the Cleveland School of Art and later moved to New York. In 1929, he retired from designing wallpaper and devoted his time to painting, supporting himself off the sales of his paintings.

Burchfield is best known for his expressionistic large-scale watercolor paintings of the “American Scene” genre, although he did not consider himself a Regionalist painter. Other motifs in his work include fantastical scenes of memories from his youth as well as mystical scenes.

Burchfield’s thick and heavy stroke creates substance and vitality in his watercolors. Brooding Earth reveals earth’s anticipation of an oncoming storm on the horizon. The solitary tree on the left produces a feeling of loneliness or even melancholy. The earth itself fills the majority of the picture as the pale crest of the hill draws the eye upwards and to the left.

The earthly foreground seems quiet when compared to the dark storm brewing on the skyline. The forms are simplified, the brushwork is elegant, and the colors are monochromatic; these qualities help create the mood which Burchfield was seeking.


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: I Hiroshige


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 19th Century artist, I Hiroshige [Japanese, 1797-1858] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Hiroshige_I

Hiroshige (1797-1858), Japanese painter and printmaker, known especially for his landscape prints. The last great figure of the Ukiyo-e, or popular, school of printmaking, he transmuted everyday landscapes into intimate, lyrical scenes that made him even more successful than his contemporary, Hokusai.


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The Sea off Satta

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The Plum Garden in Kameido

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Dyers’ Quarter, Kanda

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Moon Pine, Ueno