Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988)  was an American artist. Began as a graffiti artist and ended up as a neo-expressionist and primitivist painter.

After Puno
Boxer Rebellion
Boy and dog in a Johnnypump
God, Law
Net Weight
Self-Portrait as a Heel, Part Two
At this point we could start a discussion about what is art and what's not. So if anyone wants let's discuss.;>
And I just wanted to post something different, so I hope you found it at least slightly interesting. Maybe I managed to spark your interest a bit.;>

Monday, 29 October 2012

Frederick William Elwell

Frederick William Elwell (1870-1958) was an English painter. (painted a portrait King George V)

King George V
Avignon, France, from Les Rochers de Justice
Birthday Party
The Wedding Dress
Girl with a Cigarette
In a Bar
North Bar, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire
Police Court
Scarborough Harbour, North Yorkshire
The Big Top
The First Born
Three Maids, 'Beverley Arms' Kitchen
 I really like the fact that it's clearly visible how the times had changed in his paintings. First ladies dress in long pretty dresses and then wearing just short skirts, showing their not only ankles but also legs! how inappropriate it'd been only 40 years earlier. It's incredible how quick and the fashion change. Personally I think that the 20th Century was the one with the most enormous changes, well so far. I guess that in a big part thanks to the two wars. But about it another time.;>

Sunday, 28 October 2012

James Tissot

James Jacques Joseph Tissot (1836-1902) was a French painter, who spent most of his life in Britain.
I think his works are rather interesting, mostly because they show "situations from life". I've always liked looking at those pretty dressed women, it's such a shame that nowadays going out dress in a long victorian dress is considered rather funny. I'm aware of the fact how uncomfortable it was to wear them everyday and to walk around the extremely dirty streets but I still think they are absolutely fantastic.;> Going back I like his illustrations for Vanity Fair and he did a great work in illustrating Bible.

The Thames
A Luncheon
Kathleen Newton at the Piano
Mrs. Newton with a child by a pool
Reading the News
Remembrance Ball on Board
The Captain and the Mate
The Confidence
 Their dresses are soooo pretty!<3

The Fan
The Sairs
The Way
Caricature of Charles Darwin
Caricature of Matthew Arnold
Caricature of Napoleon III
Jephthah's Daughter
The Plague of Locusts

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Sir John Lavery

Sir John Lavery (1856-1941) was an Irish painter, popular because of his portraits.

A Lady in Brown
A Moorish Dance
Edna May in The Belle of New York
Evelyn Farquhar
Evening on the Coast of Spain from Tangier
Pious Reflections
Return from the Market
The Glasgow International Exhibition
The Red Fan (lady Lavery)
Anna Pavlova
The Green Coat
The Tennis Party

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