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Tintin Blue Lotus

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Adventures of Tintin – Blue Lotus Adventure Book Cover Drawing Illustration – Famous French Comic Character Tintin’s Album Cover Ink Drawings with Color Framed Art Prints – Herge’s Tintin Books Covers Illustrations Prints – Old Classic French Comic – Caricature – Comic Hero Character Tintin’s Adventures Framed Prints – 20th Century European Comic Book Hero Tintin’s Ink Drawings by Herge – Vintage European Graphic Novel – Comic – Caricature Book Characters Artworks

Le Lotus Bleu, c.1936 Framed Art Print

Le Lotus Bleu, c.1936 Framed Art Print

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Juan Gris and Cubist Artworks

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Juan Gris and Cubist Artworksx

About 1910, a number of young artists working in Paris begin to examine closely the astonishing pictorial discoveries that had just been made. Of these artists, two emerged quickly as masters who could create and sustain a personal Cubist world whose quality might at times even rival the best of Picasso and Braque.

In 1912 Picasso and Braque were joined in their creation of Cubism by a third artist, Juan Gris (Gris was a Cubist by 1911 but his real historical importance dates from the following year). 1912 was also the year in which the new Cubist techniques, collage and papier collé, were invented. The works of Gris and the use made of the new media by all three artists between 1912 and 1914 are the subject of the third chapter.

The fourth and final chapter is an account of the dissemination of the style in France and comprises a stylistic survey of the development of individual artists such as Léger and Delaunay who were temporarily attracted to Cubism and developed individual variants of the style. The book ends with the outbreak of war in 1914, when the painters were physically separated by the war and the school, as such, was dissolved.

José Victoriano Gonzalez was born and raised in Madrid, a city artistically provincial by comparison with the Barcelona that nurtured Gaudi, Picasso, Miró, and Dali. He decided to move to Paris and, shortly before leaving Spain, changed his name to Juan Gris. Arriving in the artistic capital of Europe in 1906, he moved into the bateau-lavoir, the famous “floating laundry” of Montmartre where Picasso and other avant-garde painters and poets lived. By 1908 he had made the acquaintance of Kahnweiler, who was to be his biographer. It was not until 1910, however, that he begin to turn from his work as a graphic artist for Parisian newspapers to painting.

His initial exploration of Cubism was made with the same rapidity and brilliance that characterized the 70 unfolding of so many artistic careers around 1910. Already in a still life of 1911, the essentials of Gris’s style are defined. In comparison with Braque’s and Picasso’s contemporary Analytic Cubist work, Gris’s canvas is more severe and more lucid.

Four objects — a bottle, a humidor, a wineglass, and a bowl — are aligned in a grid of diagonals, verticals, and horizontals, and take their places with in immobility that belies the weightless, glistening planes of which they are composed. The measured solemnity of the structure is matched by the intense and mysterious light that illumines the objects with a whiteness as absolute as the blackness of the shadows where no light falls.

In her biography of Picasso, Gertrude Stein wrote that “the seduction of flowers and of landscapes, of still lifes was inevitably more seductive to Frenchmen thin to Spaniards; Juan Gris always made still lifes but to him a still life was not a seduction it was a religion…” With these words, she might have been describing this Still Life of 1911, whose religious quality recalls the seventeenth-century Spanish still lifes of such masters as Francisco de Zurbarán, with whom Gris’s art has often been linked. In one 68 of Zurbarán’s still lifes the analogy becomes clear.

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Surrealism: Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee around a Pomegranate

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Surrealism: Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee around a Pomegranate

Surrealism is a literary and art movement influenced by Freudianism and dedicated to the expression of imagination as revealed in dreams, free of the conscious control of reason and free of convention. The movement was founded (1924) in Paris by André Breton, with his Manifeste du surréalisme, but its ancestry is traced to the French poets Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Apollinaire, and to the Italian painter, Giorgio de Chirico. Many of its adherents had belonged to the Dada movement. In literature, surrealism was confined almost exclusively to France.

Surrealist writers were interested in the associations and implications of words rather than their literal meanings; their works are thus extraordinarily difficult to read. Among the leading surrealist writers were Louis Aragon, Paul Éluard, Robert Desnos, and Jean Cocteau, the last noted particularly for his surreal films. In art the movement became dominant in the 1920s and 30s and was internationally practiced with many and varied forms of expression.

Salvador Dalí and Yves Tanguy used dreamlike perception of space and dream-inspired symbols such as melting watches and huge metronomes. Max Ernst and René Magritte constructed fantastic imagery from startling combinations of incongruous elements of reality painted with photographic attention to detail.

These artists have been labeled as verists because their paintings involve transformations of the real world. “Absolute” surrealism depends upon images derived from psychic automatism, the subconscious, or spontaneous thought. Works by Joan Miró and André Masson are in this vein. The movement survived but was greatly diminished after World War II.

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Tuscany Dreams by Barbara Felisky

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Tuscany Dreams by Barbara Felisky

Barbara Felisky

Rosbe Felisky Barbara is known for rich impressionist paintings of gardens and landscapes. The afternoon sun warming a wall in Provence, an embankment of towering rhododendrons spilling into the moat of a ruined castle, or a glorious profusion of roses climbing over the garden gate brick, all give a feeling of tranquility and respect in an all-too-often hectic world.

Travel is an important facet of life’s Felisky. His frequent travels a source of inspiration and material for his images of Provence, Tuscany, the Amalfi Coast, Italy Lake District, the vineyards of California, and, of course, English gardens. Each year, she seeks a new area to explore and photograph, back to the studio refreshed and revitalized.

However, in England, with the pull of its landscapes and gardens, still holds a special fascination. rich and colorful palette Felisky understand the nuances of exciting flowers and shrubs, while the stone walls, bridges, garden ponds, roads and draw the viewer deep into the calm tranquil English countryside. As a change of pace, she often paints flowers and paintings of still lifes in the family home and folk furniture and objects.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Felisky currently resides in Southern California, painting a day in his studio. She received a BA in Art and Education from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. To continue to develop their skills, Felisky studied oil painting with a number of artists from California and the development under Fredrick Odell. Using the knowledge she has acquired during his studies while working as an artist and professional Felisky taught drawing and oil painting of school age and adult students. His time is now spent on traveling and create new images to satisfy his series on new and old.

Felisky, whose biography appears in Who’s Who in American Art, has also been featured in American Artist magazine on a number of occasions. Her own article “Search Levitan” published in July 1988 of the magazine. His work has been shown in a number of major juried exhibitions and featured in numerous exhibitions in galleries.

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Marcela in Profile by Ramon Pichot

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Marcela in Profile by Ramon Pichot

figurative, giclee print, Impressionism, marcela in profile, ramon pichot, Spanish Art

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Portrait of a Young Woman by Edgar Degas

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Portrait of a Young Woman by Edgar Degas

art prints, collections, Edgar Degas, figurative, french realism, giclee print, Impressionism, portrait of a young woman, portraits, realism

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The Tree of Life, Stoclet Frieze, c.1909

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The Tree of Life, Stoclet Frieze, c.1909

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Symbolizing spiritual enlightenment and the union of heaven and earth, “Tree of Life” portrays a universal motif in a unique context of curlicues and gleaming gold leaf. Created by renowned Viennese Secession and Art Nouveau genius Gustav Klimt (1862-1918), the piece features the lavish ornamentation and gold embellishments prominent in his work. A forerunner of Modernism and the Art Deco movements, Klimt’s enormous creative influence still resonates in modern art, decorations and jewelry.

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