Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Eye Candy for Today: Roslin’s Lady with the Veil [feedly]



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Eye Candy for Today: Roslin's Lady with the Veil
// lines and colors

The Lady with the Veil (The artist's wife), Alexander Roslin
The Lady with the Veil, Alexander Roslin

Zoomable image on Google Art Project, downloadable high resolution file on Wikimedia Commons, original is in the Nationalmuseum Sweden.

Roslin, a Swedish Rococo portrait painter who spent much of his career in France, used his wife, pastel painter Marie-Suzanne Giroust, as his model for this enigmatic and alluringly provocative portrait. It is his best known work, recognized by many who don't know the name of the artist himself.

You can see another portrayal of her, along with a self portrait by Roslin, here.


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Friedrich Schroder-Sonnenstern [feedly]



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Friedrich Schroder-Sonnenstern
// MONSTER BRAINS

FRIEDRICH SCHRÖDER-SONNENSTERN - 03

FRIEDRICH SCHRÖDER-SONNENSTERN - 02

FRIEDRICH SCHRÖDER-SONNENSTERN - Bat Demon of All Spiritualistic Transformation, 1953

FRIEDRICH SCHRÖDER-SONNENSTERN - The Peace Hawk, 1960

FRIEDRICH SCHRÖDER-SONNENSTERN - The Moon Spirit Frog

FRIEDRICH SCHRÖDER-SONNENSTERN - The Moon Spirit Frog, 1958

FRIEDRICH SCHRÖDER-SONNENSTERN - Moon Prisoners, 1955

 FRIEDRICH SCHRÖDER-SONNENSTERN - Schwanenpuppentanz, 1971

"Born in Prussia in 1892, Friedrich Schröder-Sonnenstern lived a peripatetic life marked in large part by ineptitude, indecency and insanity. He was a dairy farmer, a circus performer, a cigar seller, a horse thief, a blackmailer, a cult leader, a penal camp prisoner and a habitual asylum internee. Yet it was only after World War II, when Schröder-Sonnenstern was in his 50s and living amidst the hardships and deprivations of a splintered Germany, that he finally sank to his lowest level and became an artist.

In the drawings that suddenly poured out of him, exhibited recently at Michael Werner in a show titled 'From Barefoot Prophet to Avant-Garde Artist', Schröder-Sonnenstern finally seemed to chime with the chaos of his times. Depicting scenes of torture, grotesquery, scatology and deformity, all drawn in sickly crayon and coloured pencil, Schröder-Sonnenstern's pictures speak of a world gone to hell." - quote taken from article on the artist at Frieze Magazine.




FRIEDRICH SCHRÖDER-SONNENSTERN - Mondelinchen, fortschrittliche Rekordleisterin zu Lande, Luft und Meer ,1957

FRIEDRICH SCHRÖDER-SONNENSTERN - The Moon-Moralistic Veneration of the Artist's Bones ,1957

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FRIEDRICH SCHRÖDER-SONNENSTERN - Surrealistisk komposition 2, 1965

FRIEDRICH SCHRÖDER-SONNENSTERN - Doublizität der täglichen Gefahrenzone, oder der Moralismusirrtum der Schwankelinchen, 1958

FRIEDRICH SCHRÖDER-SONNENSTERN - Surrealistisk komposition, 1965

FRIEDRICH SCHRÖDER-SONNENSTERN - The Blind Praying Lion ,1952

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FRIEDRICH SCHRÖDER-SONNENSTERN - 01

FRIEDRICH SCHRÖDER-SONNENSTERN - 06

FRIEDRICH SCHRÖDER-SONNENSTERN - Flucht vor dem Weibe ,1958

FRIEDRICH SCHRÖDER-SONNENSTERN - Untitled, 1969

FRIEDRICH SCHRÖDER-SONNENSTERN - Race Between Legs And Head,1960

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FRIEDRICH SCHRÖDER-SONNENSTERN - The Sad Horse ,1959

FRIEDRICH SCHRÖDER-SONNENSTERN - The Diplomatic Courtship ,1955

FRIEDRICH SCHRÖDER-SONNENSTERN - Metaphysik mit dem Hahn ,1952

FRIEDRICH SCHRÖDER-SONNENSTERN - Meta-(Physic) with Rooster, 1952

FRIEDRICH SCHRÖDER-SONNENSTERN - The State Magic Ship To The Moon Spirit Driving, 1956

FRIEDRICH SCHRÖDER-SONNENSTERN - The Moralistic Moon Ballet Culture ,1955

FRIEDRICH SCHRÖDER-SONNENSTERN - Prof Dr Publiebkümmer oder der Mondkritiker aller geistigen beschränkheits, 1960jpg

FRIEDRICH SCHRÖDER-SONNENSTERN - Der blinde betende Löwe

FRIEDRICH SCHRÖDER-SONNENSTERN - The Mass Demon, 1954

FRIEDRICH SCHRÖDER-SONNENSTERN - Spuckelinchen With Their Miracle Oxen Juckelche ,1953

FRIEDRICH SCHRÖDER-SONNENSTERN - Der Lebensnarrenläufer

FRIEDRICH SCHRÖDER-SONNENSTERN - 07

FRIEDRICH SCHRÖDER-SONNENSTERN - Herzen im Schnee, 1954

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Sign Posts [feedly]



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Sign Posts
// Artist Daily

"There are moments in our lives, there are moments in a day, when we seem to see beyond the usual. Such are the moments of our greatest happiness. Such are the moments of our greatest wisdom. If one could but recall his vision by some sort of sign. It was in this hope that the arts were invented. Sign-posts on the way to what may be. Sign-posts toward greater knowledge." - Robert Henri, 1865-1929

Artists in the Woods by Robert Henri.
Artists in the Woods by Robert Henri.
As we drove across Nebraska on Interstate 80, we were surprised to see a sign at exit 222 announcing the Robert Henri Museum. The famous artist and teacher that we knew as having studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the École des Beaux Arts in France spent a large part of his childhood in Cozad, Nebraska. The town itself was founded by Henri's father, John Jackson Cozad.

Generations have found inspiration in Henri's teachings. We refer to his book, The Art Spirit, often. Henri taught oil painting to Edward Hopper, Rockwell Kent and Joseph Stella at the New York School of Art and the Art Students League and was named one of the top three living American artists by the Art Council of New York. He was a leading figure in the AshCan school.

But we had never known the back story of Henri -  his unlikely childhood. Robert Henri was born Robert Henry Cozad, near Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of a riverboat gambler. In 1873, when Robert was eight years old, the family moved to Nebraska. Nine year later, Robert's father fatally shot a rancher in a dispute over pasturing cattle on his land. As the townspeople began to turn against him, he gathered up his family and fled to Denver, Colorado. Other members of the family changed their names to avoid identification and Robert Henry Cozad became Robert Henri, (pronounced Hen-rye). The family later moved to Atlantic City, New Jersey and Henri began his formal education in painting. His father was eventually cleared of wrongdoing.

We know him best for his strong words emphasizing originality and depicting life truthfully in art. Ironically, the small town of his childhood (population just under 4,000) now embraces the Cozad family with a museum dedicated to Henri's work and a visiting artist program.

Join us on The Artist's Road for more interesting and informative articles.

 --John and Ann

 


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It's All in the Details [feedly]



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It's All in the Details
// Muddy Colors

by Donato

One of my passions for oil painting is the chance to get lost in the play of paint within areas of minute detail.  Pushing about color, values and mediums to describe form, lighting effects or complex relationship of shapes is an act of creation which strikes deep to my artistic being.   Through edge control, blending, superimposition, texturing, glazing, and numerous other approaches to the application of paint, I receive tremendous enjoyment from the process of discovery and implementation.  I love the tactile sensation of manipulating materials, watching them interact, and struggling to make them work towards my intent. Every new painting requires a modification to the approach, keeping the act painting challenging and refreshing.

Rather than just provide the broad overview of the finished compositions, I thought to share with you intimate passages which speak to my love of imagineering, reflecting the combination of life observations with that of creative design.  I bring you a step closer to my inner thoughts and methods...

Adventurers   


The Tower of Cirith Ungol


Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep


Gandalf at Rivendell


The Mechanic


Doors of Obernewtyn

Obi-Wan Kenobi



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