Jean-Léon Gérôme, RIDERS CROSSING THE DESERT 01 Painting by Orientalist Artists, with footnotes, #61

JEAN-LÉON GÉRÔME
Jean-Léon Gérôme, French, 1824 – 1904
RIDERS CROSSING THE DESERT
Oil on panel
41 by 56cm., 16 by 22in
Private collection

Jean-Léon Gérôme (11 May 1824 – 10 January 1904) was a French painter and sculptor in the style now known as Academicism. The range of his oeuvre included historical painting, Greek mythology, Orientalism, portraits and other subjects, bringing the Academic painting tradition to an artistic climax. He is considered one of the most important painters from this academic period, and in addition to being a painter, he was also a teacher with a long list of students. More on Jean-Léon Gérôme

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Seif Waly, ALEXANDRIA BEACH 01 Painting, Middle East Artists, with Footnotes, #35

Seif Waly
Seif Waly, 1906-1979, Egyptian
ALEXANDRIA BEACH, c. 1959
Oil on celotex
42.5 by 70.5 cm.; 16¾ by 27¾ in.
Private collection

Seif Waly (March 31, 1906 – February 15, 1979) was an Egyptian painter, born Mohammed Seif al-Din Waly into an aristocratic family, of Turkish origin, in Alexandria, Egypt. He was introduced to modern art after studying at the studio of the Italian artist Otorino Becchi. In 1942 he set up his own studio with his brother Adham Wanly (below) and together they participated in more than 17 exhibitions, notably in the Biennale of Venice and in São Paulo, Brazil. Today an entire floor of the Mahmoud Said Museum in Alexandria is dedicated to Seif and Adham Wanly.

His work is collected by several Museums, including Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, Darat AL Funoon in Amman.

 

He died in 1979 at Stockholm at age of 72. More on Seif Waly

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Johann Baptist Reiter, Lady Holding Red Blanket 01 work, PORTRAIT OF A LADY, with Footnotes. #127

Johann Baptist Reiter, attributed to
Attributed to Johann Baptist Reiter, (Austrian, 1813-1890)
Portrait of a Lady Holding Red Blanket, , circa 1845
Oil on canvas
26 1/2 in. x 20 5/8 in
Private collection

Johann Baptist Reiter (28 May 1813, Linz – 10 January 1890, Vienna) was an Austrian portrait and genre painter of the Biedermeier period.

He spent three years as an apprentice at his father’s company, painting furniture, signs and crosses. He enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna. After 1830, he largely earned his living as a porcelain painter.

He was awarded a scholarship by the Upper Austrian Landstand that enabled him to continue his studies from 1834 to 1837. During this time he also exhibited and won the Lampi-Preis for model drawing in 1836. Originally, he did genre and historical scenes, but he decided to switch to portraits and soon became so popular that he was able to purchase a large house in Vienna with a four-horse carriage and a Moor as a servant.

During the Revolution of 1848 he sided with the revolutionaries. Possibly due to the trouble this caused, his wife left him in 1850. From then until 1870, he was a regular participant at the exhibitions of numerous Austrian art societies.

It is unclear if he was divorced or his first wife died, but he was remarried in 1866. His new wife’s extravagance eventually forced him to take more orders than he could handle, as well as turn to making copies of the Old Masters. She died in 1889, and he died the following year. He was interred at the Zentralfriedhof. More on Johann Baptist Reiter

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Eugène Boudin, Rouville, the port at high tide 01 Marine Painting – With Footnotes, #340

Eugène Boudin (1824-1898)
Eugène Boudin, (1824-1898)
Trouville, le port marée haute/ Trouville, the port at high tide, circa 1885-1890
Oil on panel
10 5/8 x 8 ½ in. (26.8 x 21.7 cm.)
Private collection

Trouville, in full Trouville-sur-Mer, is a seaside resort and port on the English Channel, northwestern France. It is situated where the Normandy Corniche drops to the right bank of the Touques estuary, opposite Deauville-les-Bains, with which community there have ferry and bridge links. Wooded hills above Trouville give way to a magnificent sandy beach and yield splendid views of the twin towns and the Côte Fleurie. Near the beach is a casino, with a theatre and a local history museum. The combined towns are among the most-frequented French resorts on the English Channel. More on Trouville

Eugène Louis Boudin; 12 July 1824 – 8 August 1898) was one of the first French landscape painters to paint outdoors. Boudin was a marine painter, and expert in the rendering of all that goes upon the sea and along its shores.

Born at Honfleur, Boudin was the son of a harbor pilot, and at age 10 the young boy worked on a steamboat that ran between Le Havre and Honfleur. In 1835 the family moved to Le Havre, where Boudin’s father opened a store for stationery and picture frames. Here the young Eugene worked, later opening his own small shop. In his shop, in which pictures were framed, Boudin came into contact with artists working in the area and exhibited in the shop their paintings. At the age of 22 he started painting full-time, and traveled to Paris the following year and then through Flanders. In 1850 he earned a scholarship that enabled him to move to Paris, although he often returned to paint in Normandy and, from 1855, made regular trips to Brittany.

In 1857/58 Boudin befriended the young Claude Monet, then only 18, and persuaded him to give up his teenage caricature drawings and to become a landscape painte. The two remained lifelong friends and Monet later paid tribute to Boudin’s early influence. Boudin joined Monet and his young friends in the first Impressionist exhibition in 1873, but never considered himself a radical or innovator.

Late in his life he returned to the south of France as a refuge from ill-health, and recognizing soon that the relief it could give him was almost spent, he returned to his home at Deauville, to die within sight of Channel waters and under the Channel skies he had painted so often. More on Eugène Louis Boudin

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Cecilio Plá y Gallardo; Brunilda and Wotan (The Valkyrie) 01 Paintings from Norse mythology, with footnotes – #3

Brunilda
Cecilio Plá y Gallardo (22 November 1860 – 4 August 1934)
Brunilda and Wotan (The Valkyrie), c. 1900
Oil on canvas
77.5 x 109 cm
Private collection

In Norse mythology the Valkyries are ‘choosers of the slain,’ and they are the daughters of
Wotan or Odin.

Brunhilde who is Wotan’s favourite, defies Odin and was punished by imprisonment within a ring of fire until a brave hero falls in love and rescues her. More on Brunilda and Wotan

Brunhild, also known as Brunhilda or Brynhild, is a powerful female figure from Germanic heroic legends. She may have her origins in the Visigothic princess Brunhilda of Austrasia.

In the Norse tradition, Brunhild is a shieldmaiden or valkyrie, who appears as a main character in the Völsunga saga and some Eddic poems treating the same events. In the continental Germanic tradition, where she is a central character in the Nibelungenlied, she is a powerful Amazon-like queen. In both traditions, she is instrumental in bringing about the death of the hero Sigurd or Siegfried after he deceives her into marrying the Burgundian king Gunther or Gunnar. In both traditions, the immediate cause for her desire to have Sigurd murdered is a quarrel with the hero’s wife. More on Brunilda

Wōtan is the Old High German name of the Germanic god Odin; a widely revered god in Germanic mythology. In Norse mythology, from which stems most surviving information about the god, Odin is associated with wisdom, healing, death, royalty, the gallows, knowledge, war, battle, victory, sorcery, poetry, frenzy, and the runic alphabet, and is the husband of the goddess Frigg.

Odin was known in Old English as Wōden, in Old Saxon as Wōdan, and in Old High German as Wuotan. More on Odin

Cecilio Plá y Gallardo (22 November 1860 – 4 August 1934) was a Spanish painter and illustrator, born in Valencia. As a child, he studied music at the Escuela de Artesanos de Valencia, in accordance with the wishes of his father. Later, he followed his own desires to be an artist and continued his studies at the Instituto San Pablo and the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Carlos. After winning a Silver Medal at the Exposición de Valencia in 1879, he moved to Madrid with a friend, where he entered the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, becoming a student of Emilio Sala.


The following year, after travelling through Portugal, France and Italy, he settled in Rome. From there, he sent home numerous works which showed the influence of Marià Fortuny. Some were shown at the National Exhibition of Fine Arts, winning medals in 1884 and 1887 for paintings on Italian subjects. He received many more medals.

In 1910, he began his career as a teacher at the Academy of San Fernando, a position he held until his retirement in 1931. He was named an Academician in 1924. His dedication to teaching drastically reduced his artistic output.

He died in Madrid, aged 73. More on Cecilio Plá y Gallardo

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06 works, Today, August 9th, is Saint Matthias’s day, his story illustrated #221

Simone Martini (1)
Simone Martini
Saint Matthias, circa 1317 –1319
Tempera on wood, gold ground
11 5/8 x 8 5/8 in. (29.5 x 21.9 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Matthias was, according to the Acts of the Apostles, chosen by the apostles to replace Judas Iscariot following the latter’s betrayal of Jesus and his subsequent death. His calling as an apostle is unique, in that his appointment was not made personally by Jesus, who had already ascended into heaven…

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06 works, Today, August 8th, is Martyr John Felton’s day, his story illustrated #220

Daphne Pollen (1904–1986) (1)
Daphne Pollen, (1904–1986)
Forty Martyrs of England and Wales
I have no further description of this artwork at this time

John Felton (died 8 August 1570) was an English Catholic martyr, executed during the reign of Elizabeth I.

Felton was a wealthy man of Norfolk ancestry, who lived at Bermondsey Abbey, a mansion built out of the materials of a great Cluniac monastery. He “was a man of stature”. His wife had been a playmate of Elizabeth I, a maid-of-honour to Queen Mary. John Felton was a well-known Catholic.

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Ulpiano Checa, Rainy day in Paris 01 Painting, Streets of Paris, by the artists of their time, Part 72

Ulpiano Checa (1860–1916)
Ulpiano Checa, (1860–1916)
Día de lluvia en Paris/ Rainy day in Paris
Oil on canvas
Height: 66 cm (25.9″); Width: 80 cm (31.4″)
Museo Ulpiano Checa

Ulpiano Fernández-Checa y Saiz (April 3, 1860 – January 5, 1916), known as Ulpiano Checa, was a Spanish painter, sculptor, poster designer and illustrator. He used both impressionistic and academic techniques, and mainly painted historical subjects.

He was born in Colmenar de Oreja, Spain, and exhibited a talent for art when he was a young child. At thirteen, he met Don José Ballesterwho was impressed with his work and decided to bring Checa and his family to the capital to begin his art studies.

In 1873, he entered the Escuela de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid, followed by study at the Spanish Academy of Fine Arts in Rome [es], where he would paint Invasion of the Barbarians (since lost in a fire) which won the gold medal at the National Exhibition of Fine Arts in 1887. More on Ulpiano Fernández-Checa y Saiz

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Richard D’Amore, NUDE ON EAGLE, 01 Photograph, The Art Of The Nude, with footnotes # 145

RICHARD D'AMORE (1940-2006) RARE 1972 NUDE ON EAGLE
Richard D’Amore, California (1940-2006)
NUDE ON EAGLE, c. 1972
Black and white photograph
11″X14″
Private collection

Richard D’Amore dedicated more than thirty years to fine art photography, distinguishing himself as a master printer.  In 1970, D’Amore relocated to France with his brother to work and study. During this time, he taught photography at Camberwell College of Art in London.  D’Amore’s  work was featured in fine publications.

Upon returning to the United States in the late 1970s, Mr. D’Amore continued to expand his artistic horizons, concurrently working for the celebrated designers. Using vintage and specialized techniques. D’Amore took great pride in the handmade print.

D’Amore was born on May 31, 1940 and was tragically murdered by his wife

on December 14, 2006.  More on Richard D’Amore

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Eugène Boudin, Etretat at low tide 01 Marine Painting – With Footnotes, #341

Eugène Boudin (1824-1898)2
Eugène Boudin, (1824-1898)
Etretat, marée basse/ Etretat at low tide, circa 1892-1894
Oil on canvas
16 ½ x 22 ½ in. (41.8 x 57 cm.)
Private collection

Étretat is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in Normandy in north-western France. It is a tourist and farming town.

Étretat is best known for its chalk cliffs of a complex stratigraphy of Turonian and Coniacian chalks. Some of the cliffs are as high as 90 metres (300 ft).

These cliffs and the associated resort beach attracted artists including Eugène Boudin, Gustave Courbet and Claude Monet. They were featured prominently in the 1909 Arsène Lupin novel The Hollow Needle by Maurice Leblanc. More on Étretat

Eugène Louis Boudin; 12 July 1824 – 8 August 1898) was one of the first French landscape painters to paint outdoors. Boudin was a marine painter, and expert in the rendering of all that goes upon the sea and along its shores.

Born at Honfleur, Boudin was the son of a harbor pilot, and at age 10 the young boy worked on a steamboat that ran between Le Havre and Honfleur. In 1835 the family moved to Le Havre, where Boudin’s father opened a store for stationery and picture frames. Here the young Eugene worked, later opening his own small shop. In his shop, in which pictures were framed, Boudin came into contact with artists working in the area and exhibited in the shop their paintings. At the age of 22 he started painting full-time, and traveled to Paris the following year and then through Flanders. In 1850 he earned a scholarship that enabled him to move to Paris, although he often returned to paint in Normandy and, from 1855, made regular trips to Brittany.

In 1857/58 Boudin befriended the young Claude Monet, then only 18, and persuaded him to give up his teenage caricature drawings and to become a landscape painte. The two remained lifelong friends and Monet later paid tribute to Boudin’s early influence. Boudin joined Monet and his young friends in the first Impressionist exhibition in 1873, but never considered himself a radical or innovator.

Late in his life he returned to the south of France as a refuge from ill-health, and recognizing soon that the relief it could give him was almost spent, he returned to his home at Deauville, to die within sight of Channel waters and under the Channel skies he had painted so often. More on Eugène Louis Boudin

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