Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Domenico de Clario

La Grande Maison Blance - Snow Clouds Massing, 2008-9

Le Lapin Agile and Rue du Mont Cenis - Snow Receding,2008-9

Lapin Agile - Snow Coming 2008-9

Maurice Utrillo

Paris Street, 1914

L'Passage Cottin, 1910

Village Street, 1912

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Chaim Soutine

Landscape at Cagnes

Little Girl with Doll

Red Houses

Road at Cagnes

View of Ceret

And here is one of the collection of portraits Amadeo Modigliani painted of Chaim Soutine

Monday, 19 July 2010

Ben Nicholson

Cornish Landscape

Still Life

St Ives, Cornwall

Thursday, 15 July 2010

André Derain in Collioure 1905


Le Port de Peche



Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Highlights from Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris. Part 3

Laszlo Moholy-Nagy - Composition A.XX, 1924

Jacques Villon - Soldats en Marche, 1913

Henri Matisse - Lorette a la Tasse de cafe, 1917

Sonia Delaunay - Jeune Fille Endormie, 1907

Francis Picabia - Femmes au Bull-dog

Otto Dix - Bildnis der Journalistin Sylvia von Harden, 1926

Filippo De Pisis

As Delacroix wanted to, he really paints a man as he falls from a window and before his body crashes to the pavement. That is why the execution may appear sketchy, almost stenographic. He is clearly not a creator of forms but a painter of sensations, of unexpected encounters. Chance plays a great part in his work, which comprises some thousands of canvases. It is uneven: every painting by De Pisis is an adventure, but not every adventure is felicitous.

Street Scene in Italy, 1936


Still Life, 1926

Nittis Salotto Principessa Mathilde

Friday, 9 July 2010

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Untitled (History of the Black People)

Basquiat’s 1983 painting "Untitled (History of the Black People)", according to Andrea Frohne, "reclaims Egyptians as African and subverts the concept of ancient Egypt as the cradle of Western Civilization". At the center of the painting he depicts an Egyptian boat being guided down the Nile by Osiris, the Egyptian god of the dead . On the right panel of the painting appear the words “Esclave, Slave, Esclave”. Two letters of the word "Nile" are crossed out and Frohne suggests that, "The letters that are wiped out and scribbled over perhaps reflect the acts of historians who have conveniently forgotten that Egyptians were black and blacks were enslaved." On the left panel of the painting Basquiat has illustrated two Nubian style masks. Historically, the Nubians that were darker in skin color were considered to be slaves by the Egyptian people . Throughout the rest of the painting, images of the Atlantic slave trade are juxtaposed with images of the Egyptian slave trade centuries before. The sickle in the center panel is a direct reference to the slave trade in the United States and slave labor under the plantation system. The word “salt” that appears on the right panel of the work refers to the Atlantic Slave Trade, as salt was another important commodity to be traded at this time

from wikipedia

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Isaac Israëls - In the Dance Hall

Isaac Israels - In het danshuis, 1893

Highlights from Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris. Part 2

Henri Matisse - Portrait de Greta Prozor, 1916

Juan Gris Le Petit Dejeuner, 1915

Joan Miro - Peinture , 1933

Georges Rouault - La Debauche et la Mort, 1926

Balthus - Alice, 1933

Fernand Leger - Les Loisirs-Hommage a Louis David, 1948-1949

Nicolas de Stael - Les toits, 1952

Pierre Bonnard - Le Corsage Rouge, 1925

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Highlights from Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris. Part 1

Sonia Delaunay - Le Bal Bullier, 1913

Sonia Delaunay - Prismes Electriques, 1914

Vassily Kandinsky - Alte Stadt, 1902

Albert Marquet - La Plage de Fecamp, 1906

Robert Delaunay La Tour Eiffel, 1926

Kees Van Dongen - Nini, danseuse aux Folies Bergeres, 1907-1908

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Max Beckmann

Beckmann's work reflects an era of radical changes in both art and history. Many of Max Beckmann‘s paintings express the agonies of Europe in the first half of the Twentieth Century. Some of his imagery refers to the decadent glamor of the Weimar Republic's cabaret culture, but from the Thirties on, his works often contain mythologized references to the brutalities of the Nazis. Beyond these immediate concerns, his subjects and symbols assume a larger meaning, voicing universal themes of terror, redemption, and the mysteries of eternity and fate.
text from here

Family Picture

The Night

Self Portrait with Champagne Glass