mardi 25 février 2014

Swabian's Portrait of a Woman of the Hofer Family

 Swabian's Portrait of a Woman of the Hofer Family 



The official title of this painting is Portrait of a Woman of the Hofer Family, and it was painted around 1470 by an unknown artist from the "Swabian" area of Europe. Never heard of Swabia? In the middle ages, it covered an area including southern Germany, part of Switzerland, and part of France.

The painting is not signed, and has not been attributed to a specific artist. The woman in the portrait in not known either, other than she is from the Hofer Family, as indicated by the text in the top left corner, "Geborne Hoferin," which means "born a Hofer." Our guess would be that it was a wealthy family known in the Swabian region at the time. But don't you think the woman and/or family would be mad at this artist for painting her with a fly on her head?

Perhaps not ... because the fly might have been included as a symbolic element. The woman is holding a "forget-me-not" flower, and flies have been known to be a symbol of mortality, so it could be possible that this artist is using these symbols as an expression of rememberance for this woman after she has died.


Lucas Cranach l'ancien - The National Gallery/London

Lucas Cranach l'ancien 1472-1553


Ölgemälde von Lucas Cranach dem Älteren aus dem 16. Jahrhundert
The national gallery,London.


Amor und Venus: Ölgemälde von Lucas Cranach den Älteren aus dem Jahr 1525.
Lucas Cranach the Elder, Cupid complaining to Venus, about 1525
The national gallery,London.


Die rechte Tafel des Katharinenaltars von Lucas Cranach dem Älteren aus dem Jahr 1506.
Lucas Cranach the Elder, 'Saints Christina and Ottilia', 1506
The national gallery,London.

Meister des Aachener Altar - Die Kreuzigung

Meister des Aachener Altar - Die Kreuzigung

 Meister des Aachener Altar - Die Kreuzigung

"Die Kreuzigung" - das Ölgemälde, das in der National Gallery gezeigt wird, stammt von einem anonymen Künstler, der heute als Meister des Aachener Altars bekannt ist.
Olgemalde - National Gallery, London

lundi 17 février 2014

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso


Picasso - femme nue au collier,1968.
114 x 162 cm -Tate

Throughout his life, Picasso reworked the theme of the female nude. In his eighties, he revised the traditional ideal of beauty with particular violence, subjecting the body to a repeated assault in paint. Here, a reclining female figure is presented as a raw, sexualised arrangement of orifices, breasts and cumbersome limbs. ‘It’s all there’, Picasso said, ‘I try to do a nude as it is.’ The face is that of his second wife, Jacqueline Roque.

Philip Wilson Steer - Seated Nude:the black hat

Philip Wilson Steer 1860-1942

 Philip Wilson Steer - Seated Nude:the black hat, c.1900

Philip Wilson Steer - Seated Nude:the black hat
huile sur toile - Tate

Willem DE KOONING

Willem DE KOONING 1904-1997



Willem DE KOONING Two figures in landscape 

Willem DE KOONING
The Netherlands 1904 – United States of America 1997
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Two figures in landscape 1968
oil on paper
122.5 (h) x 154.0 (w) cm
signed l.r., oil, "de Kooning", not dated

vendredi 14 février 2014

Georg Baselitz

Georg Baselitz 1938-...

 GEORG BASELITZ - Licht wil raum mecht hern (Lef el rial bel), 2013

GEORG BASELITZ
Licht wil raum mecht hern (Lef el rial bel), 2013
Oil on canvas
118 1/8 x 108 1/4 inches (300 x 275 cm)



GEORG BASELITZ
Ill wam ruch nichtet mehr (Ill bar fe well), 2013
Oil on canvas
118 1/8 x 108 1/4 inches (300 x 275 cm)



GEORG BASELITZ
Auch wirt lern helmt mich (Able fwill red), 2013
Oil on canvas
118 1/8 x 108 1/4 inches (300 x 275 cm)


GEORG BASELITZ
Untitled, 2013
Pen and ink, watercolor and ink, wash on paper
26 x 19 3/4 inches (66 x 50.2 cm)

jeudi 13 février 2014

Antoine Caron

Antoine Caron 1521-1599

 Antoine Caron - Auguste et la sybille,1578.

Antoine Caron - Auguste et la sybille de Tibur,1578.
125 x 170 cm  - Musée du Louvre



Apocalypse de Saint-Sever

Apocalypse de Saint-Sever - XI ième siecle

manuscrit enluminé entré à la biblitohèque royale en 1790 puis conservé à la BNF

Beatus

Beatus de Saint Sever







dimanche 9 février 2014

Camille Pissaro - Boulevard Montmartre

Camille Pissaro 1830-1903

 Boulevard Montmartre. Matinée de Printemps (1897), Camille Pissarro

Boulevard Montmartre. Matinée de Printemps (1897), Camille Pissarro



lundi 3 février 2014

Edward Charles Le Grice

Edward Charles Le Grice


 Edward Charles Le Grice - An X-ray photograph of tulips on white.

Edward Charles Le Grice - An X-ray photograph of tulips on white.