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I am a self taught artist. and passion for collecting paintings & Photographs. Right from my child hood I have been drawing number of pictures, with lot of my own passion and interest only - still I need to learn a lot, - - my interest, passion has been helped me to improve my artistic skills, the same can be find in my PICTIFY Albums - with caption : "My pencil drawings" and "My MS Paint works" Most of my works have been completed...
Album: Jean François de Troy : 1679-1752Jean-François de Troy (1679-1752) was born in Paris and was first taught by his father. He later attended lessons at the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture and sojourned in Italy from 1699 to 1706. He specialised in history painting and genre painting with erotically charged scenes, for which he became best known. He was one of the leading painters of the Parisian high society and was nominated, in January 1738, Director of the Académie Française in Rome where he died in 1752.
This painting is a good example of the gallant pieces fashionable in the 18th-century France. It depicts a secret rendezvous set in a romantic garden by a fountain while a maid interrupts the conservation with a dramatic gesture. This painting is one of the earliest ‘tableaux de mode’ by de Troy, a genre he is credited to be the inventor.From: Kris Kary
Album: Jeremy Mann, American painterJeremy Mann(b. 1979) graduated from Ohio University with a Cum Laude degree in Fine Art-Painting. Afterward, he ventured out to California where he earned his MasterÕs Degree with Valedictorian honors at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Since then, Mann has garnered substantial attention in the art world. Praised by critics and collectors alike, his work recently graced the cover of American Art Collector magazine.
Executed on medium to large-scale panels, each exciting work demonstrates the artist's unmistakable style. Working on wood panels provides a strong support, where Mann can utilize a number of techniques: staining the surface, wiping away paint with solvents, and applying broad, gritty marks with an ink brayer. Mann paints with confidence and flair. He addresses complex compositions with a mature eye and his colors are both vivid and atmospheric.
Living in downtown San Francisco, Mann paints his immediate surroundings with intimate, dynamic expression. A number of unique compositions are inspired from the city's pavement, where reflected street lamps and neon signs glitter in the rain. In each work, Mann imbues the city with drama, mood, and personality..
Ever ambitious, Mann covers a wide range of subjects beyond cityscapes: interior scenes of lone, young women as striking and restless as the city itself; a bold and intriguing self-portrait, masterful still life paintings, and pastoral scenes that recall the landscape of his hometown.
Mann's remarkable skill and range have made him an integral part of the gallery's strong stable of artists. His skill is unusually strong for a painter so young. We recommend Mann's work to you without hesitation. Prices for his work range from $1,250 to $40,000 depending upon size and complexity.From: Kris Kary
Album: Dante Alighieri :: 1265-1321( Italian Florentine poet)Durante degli Alighieri (c. 1 June 1265 – 13/14 September 1321), better known as Dante, was an Italian Florentine poet. His greatest work, The Divine Comedy (Divina Commedia), is considered as one of the greatest literary statements produced in Europe in the medieval period, and is the basis of the modern Italian language.From: Kris Kary
Album: Sir Francis Bernard Dicksee :: 1853 –1928) English PainterSir Francis Bernard Dicksee KCVO PRA (London 27 November 1853 – 17 October 1928) was an English Victorian painter and illustrator, best known for his pictures of dramatic literary, historical, and legendary scenes. He also was a noted painter of portraits of fashionable women, which helped to bring him success in his own time.
Dicksee's father, Thomas Dicksee, was a painter who taught Frank as well as his brother Herbert and his sister Margaret from a young age. Dicksee enrolled in the Royal Academy in 1870 and achieved early success. He was elected to the Academy in 1891 and became its President in 1924. He was knighted in 1925, and named to the Royal Victorian Order by King George V in 1927.
Dicksee painted The Funeral of a Viking (1893; Manchester Art Gallery), which was donated in 1928 by Arthur Burton in memory of his mother to the Corporation of Manchester. Victorian critics gave it both positive and negative reviews, for its perfection as a showpiece and for its dramatic and somewhat staged setting, respectively. The painting was used by Swedish Viking/Black metal band Bathory for theFrom: Kris Kary
Album: William Clarke Wontner (1857-1930)William Clarke Wontner (17 January 1857 Stockwell, Surrey - 23 September 1930 Worcester), was an English portrait painter steeped in Academic Classicism and Romantic.
Wontner was born in Stockwell, Surrey, the son of noted architect, designer and renderer William Hoff Wontner (1814–1881) and Catherine Smith.
Under the tutelage of his father, Wontner worked with John William Godward (1861–1922), a noted exponent of what became known as Greco-Roman style. The two were destined to become great friends.
Wontner was a relatively minor painter who was part of the neo-classical movement in England, led by Alma-Tadema. His style favoured seductively languorous women against classical or oriental marbled backdrops. His faithfully rendered fabrics draped over patently European models, somehow created an air of Orientalism. His work was exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1879, at the Society of British Artists and at the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours. When the Grosvenor Gallery closed in 1890, Wontner exhibited at the New Gallery.
Wontner married Jessie Marguerite Keene (1872–1950), daughter of Charles Joseph Keene, on 7 June 1894 at St. Dominic's Priory Church, Naverstock Hill in Hampstead. The couple had no children. Wontner was buried on 26 September 1930 at Ripple in Worcestershire.From: Kris Kary
Album: Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema 1836-1912Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (January 8, 1836, Dronrijp, the Netherlands.- June 25, 1912 Wiesbaden, Germany) was one of the most renowned painters of late nineteenth century Britain.
Born in Dronrijp, the Netherlands, and trained at the Academy of Antwerp, Belgium, he settled in England in 1870 and spent the rest of his life there. A classical-subject painter, he became famous for his depictions of the luxury and decadence of the Roman Empire, with languorous figures set in fabulous marbled interiors or against a backdrop of dazzling blue Mediterranean sea and sky.
Universally admired for his superb draftsmanship and depictions of Classical antiquity, during his lifetime, he fell into disrepute after his death and only in the last thirty years has his work been reevaluated for its importance within nineteenth-century English art.From: Kris Kary
Album: Hyper-realistic oil painting by AYDEMIR SAIDOVAydemir Saidov (Russian-Born 1979)
Aydemir was born in 1979 in a small city in a southern part of Russia. His father Seyfulla Saidov was an award winning artist, member of the prestigious Union of Russian Artists, and leader of the local art community. His father attempted to ignite interest in art in his children, and encouraged any creative activities they wanted to be engaged in.
Aydemir from the beginning showed that he is the son of his famous father and at age three painted a green goat that is still in the family archives as one of the most important items, together with the father's medals and accommodations.From: Kris Kary
Album: Károly Lotz : 1833-1904 :German-Hungarian painterAfter a childhood spent abroad Marastoni James Painter's school and began her studies in 1848. He later trained himself next to Henrik Weber, and in 1852 enrolled in the school of Viennese painter Karl Rahl. In 1850 the Viennese master's in addition to a number of wall and ceiling construction picture in participating. He was a regular participant in exhibitions in Vienna and Budapest, which is especially romantic in tone on people's life with pictures included. His works have been successful, many of them reproduced it appeared. Meanwhile, also worked on the mural tasks, including the Vigadó, the National Museum, the Opera House and interior decoration of the Academy. The dualism was one of the most sought-after decorator. Style of the 1880s on wards changed the Renaissance same manner oldottabbá bills roots, become lighter. Late Baroque works marked effect, and even then was already in the works of modern art currents, plein air and Art Nouveau style signs can be detected.From: Kris Kary
Album: Arthur John Elsley (1860 –1952) British ArtistArthur John Elsley, the son of a coachman & talented amateur artist, entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1876 where he learnt his trade. In 1889 he joined the North London studio of established artist & leading exponent of juvenile scenes, Fred Morgan (1847–1927). Elsley turned his portraiture skills to story-telling and soon became as successful as his mentor. Following his marriage in 1893, Elsley set up studio at his home28 Finchley Road, St John’s Wood, LondonFrom: Kris Kary
Album: Paul Seignac : 1826-1904 French PainterPaul Seignac was born in Bordeaux in 1826. He became a pupil of Edouard Picot (1786-1868), a history painter who executed a number of commissions in Paris. Seignac followed a different path specializing in genre painting depicting children and rural life. Compatriots included Louis Lasalle (1810-1885), Theophile Emmanuel Duverger (1821-1895) and Pierre Edouard Frere (1819-1886); in England artists such as William Bromley and Thomas Webster specialized in this field.
Many of Seignac’s works show children in endearing roles. His rural scenes were set in country villages depicting charming occurrences of everyday peasant life. These works, picturesque as they are, show social realism proliferated by artists like Jean Francois Millet (1814-1875). These works enjoyed huge popularity in the latter half of the nineteenth century. Most artists like Seignac, who painted peasants and peasant life, perpetuated this style, an inheritance from idyllic literature, which illustrated rustic life as romantic and charming. The imagery worked to reinforce the idyllic view o the countryside that the newly rich merchant, forced to spend his working life in urban surroundings, craved to have created for him.
Seignac exhibited at the Paris Salon, making his debut in 1849, and received an honourable mention in 1889. His works were, and remain, popular with collectors in France, (he was represented by Galerie des Artistes Modernes in Paris in his lifetime), England, Canada and the United States.From: Kris Kary
Album: Pablo Picasso - French Artist (Spanish born)Born in Málaga, Spain, in 1881, Pablo Picasso, became one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century and the creator (with Georges Braque) of Cubism. A Spanish expatriate painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist and stage designer, Picasso was considered radical in his work. After a long prolific career, he died on April 8, 1973, in Mougins, France. The enormous body of Picasso's work remains, however, and the legend lives on—a tribute to the vitality of the "disquieting" Spaniard with the "sombrepiercing" eyes who superstitiously believed that work would keep him alive. For nearly 80 of his 91 years, Picasso devoted himself to an artistic production that contributed significantly to—and paralleled the entire development of—modern art in the 20th century.From: Kris Kary
Album: Vincent van Gogh PaintingsVincent van Gogh was born on March 30, 1853, in Groot-Zundert, Netherlands. Van Gogh was a post-impressionist painter whose work, notable for its beauty, emotion and color, highly influenced 20th century art. He struggled with mental illness, and remained poor and virtually unknown throughout his life. Van Gogh died in France on July 29, 1890, at age 37, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.From: Kris Kary
Album: Konstantin Egorovich Makovsky (1839-1915)Konstantin Yegorovich Makovsky (Russian: Константин Егорович Маковский; 1839 - 1915) was an influential Russian painter, affiliated with the "Peredvizhniki (Wanderers)". Many of his historical paintings, such as The Russian Bride's Attire (1889), showed an idealized view of Russian life of prior centuries. He is often considered a representative of a Salon art.
In the 1880s he became a fashioned author of portraits and historical paintings. At the World's Fair of 1889 in Paris he received the Large Gold Medal for his paintings Death of Ivan the Terrible, The Judgement of Paris, and Demon and Tamara. He was one of the most highly appreciated and highly paid Russian artists of the time. Many democratic critics considered him as a renegade of the Wanderers' ideals, producing (like Henryk Siemiradzki) striking but shallow works, while others see him as a forerunner of Russian Impressionism.From: Kris Kary
Album: Jan or Johan Vermeer (1632-1675)Johannes Vermeer (1632 – 1675) was a Dutch painter who specialized in domestic interior scenes of middle-class life. Vermeer was a moderately successful provincial genre painter in his lifetime. He evidently was not wealthy, leaving his wife and children in debt at his death, perhaps because he produced relatively few paintings.
Vermeer worked slowly and with great care, and frequently used very expensive pigments. He is particularly renowned for his masterly treatment and use of light in his work.
Vermeer painted mostly domestic interior scenes. "Almost all his paintings are apparently set in two smallish rooms in his house in Delft; they show the same furniture and decorations in various arrangements and they often portray the same people, mostly women."From: Kris Kary