Tag Archives: Arts

Alexander Bogomazov artist …

Bear likes this art …

“Alexander Bogomazov or Oleksandr Bohomazov (Russian: Александр Константинович Богомазов, Ukrainian: Олександр Костянтинович Богомазов; born April 7, 1880 in Yampol, Russian Empire – on June 3, 1930 in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union) was a Ukrainian painter, known artist and modern art theoretician of the Russian Avant-garde (historically the term “Russian Avant-garde” refers to the art of all countries which were parts of Russia/USSR in the beginning of 20th century). In 1914, Alexander wrote his treatise The Art of Painting and the Elements. In it he analyzed the interaction between Object, Artist, Picture, and Spectator and sets the theoretical foundation of modern art. During his artistic life Alexander Bogomazov mastered several art styles. The most known are Cubo-Futurism (1913–1917) and Spectralism (1920–1930).” Wikipedia

Self-portrait (1911)

A gallery of his art please click an image for a slideshow …

I hope you investigate his art further.


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Edgar Degas artist …

Born Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas
19 July 1834
Paris, France
Died 27 September 1917 (aged 83)
Paris, France
Nationality French
Known for Painting, sculpture, drawing
Notable work The Bellelli Family (1858–1867)
Woman with Chrysanthemums (1865)
Chanteuse de Café (c. 1878)
At the Milliner’s (1882)
Movement Impressionism


“Degas was born in Paris, France, into a moderately wealthy family. He was the oldest of five children of Célestine Musson De Gas, a Creole from New Orleans, Louisiana, and Augustin De Gas, a banker. His maternal grandfather Germain Musson, was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti of French descent and had settled in New Orleans in 1810. Degas (he adopted this less grandiose spelling of his family name when he became an adult) began his schooling at age eleven, enrolling in the Lycée Louis-le-Grand. His mother died when he was thirteen, and his father and grandfather became the main influences on him for the remainder of his youth.

Degas began to paint early in life. By the time he graduated from the Lycée with a baccalauréat in literature in 1853, at age 18, he had turned a room in his home into an artist’s studio. Upon graduating, he registered as a copyist in The Louvre Museum, but his father expected him to go to law school. Degas duly enrolled at the Faculty of Law of the University of Paris in November 1853, but applied little effort to his studies. In 1855 he met Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, whom Degas revered and whose advice he never forgot: “Draw lines, young man, and still more lines, both from life and from memory, and you will become a good artist.” In April of that year Degas was admitted to the École des Beaux-Arts. He studied drawing there with Louis Lamothe, under whose guidance he flourished, following the style of Ingres. In July 1856, Degas traveled to Italy, where he would remain for the next three years. In 1858, while staying with his aunt’s family in Naples, he made the first studies for his early masterpiece The Bellelli Family. He also drew and painted numerous copies of works by Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, and other Renaissance artists, but—contrary to conventional practice—he usually selected from an altarpiece a detail that had caught his attention: a secondary figure, or a head which he treated as a portrait.” Wikipedia

Edgar Degas (1834-1917) “Musicians in the Orchestra” (1872) Oil on canvas Impressionism Located in the Städel, Frankfurt am Main, Germany


I love his art here are a few of his works. You can click an image to view a slide show  …


I hope you enjoy his work as much as I do. Please visit Wikipedia as a link to full images.

Hope you enjoy.

CAROL OF THE BELLS (Harp Twins) Camille and Kennerly …

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I thought I would share this so great know followers of this site will enjoy it. Identical Twins Camille & Kennerly play their duet harp arrangement of “Carol of the Bells”.

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Enjoy these beautiful and talented girls playing …

Simply lovely!

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Turner’s golden landscape …

This is up for auction next week 

“It is a salutary thought that of all the artists whose work has sold at auction for around $50m or more, only three predate Monet. This triumvirate comprises Raphael, Rubens and Turner. After finding an auction record of £30.3m in 2014 for the latter’s Rome, from Mount Aventine (1835), Sotheby’s London now offers another late work painted in the same year, Ehrenbreitstein. As the painting’s full title makes abundantly clear, this is more than a picturesque view of a Rhineland fortress atop a rocky crag.”

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“Ehrenbreitstein, or The Bright Stone of Honour and the Tomb of Marceau, from Byron’s Childe Harold, represents the stone obelisk near Koblenz that forms the monument to the young French revolutionary hero, General François-Sévérin Marceau-Desgraviers, whose bravery in battle prompted a delegation from the opposing Austrian forces to join with the French in honouring him. For Byron, the poem Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage reflected the sense of melancholy and disillusionment felt by many in the aftermath of the French Revolutionary wars. Turner’s response, although poignant, seems far more positive. Peace has triumphed over war, and life continues as usual in this idyllic valley bathed in hazy golden light.”

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775-1851 (J.M.W. Turner …
Tate Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851

Joseph Mallord William Turner, RA was an English Romanticist landscape painter. Turner was considered a controversial figure in his day, but is now regarded as the artist who elevated landscape painting to an eminence rivalling history painting. Wikipedia
Born: 1775, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
Died: 19 December 1851, Cheyne Walk, London, United Kingdom
On view: Yale Center for British Art, Tate Gallery, Britain, more
Period: Romanticism
Buried: St Paul’s Cathedral, City of London, United Kingdom
Siblings: Mary Ann
Parents: William Turner, Mary Marshall Wikipedia

Please visit source: Turner’s golden landscape and other auction highlights | Apollo Magazine


I really want it just have to find a spare $30m. It should be in a museum for all to view don’t you think?

Bonsai – The Master speaks, Masahiko Kimura …

I have posted previously about my love of bonsai. This man is the best in the world. Hope you enjoy …

“Because of Kimura’s willingness to break with convention, many in Japan refused to take him seriously, at least in the early years. Nowadays, no one disputes Kimura’s genius or his pioneering position in the Bonsai world. The sometimes controversial author and videotape producer has traveled in many countries, doing presentations and demonstrations. He first demonstrated and conducted a workshop outside of Japan at the 1987 Golden State Federation Bonsai Convention in Anaheim, California. Kimura has demonstrated at other major conventions.”

Any lover of bonsai should watch this video. Remember to click the settings wheel and select the best resolution you system will display. Watching full screen is good …

 Hope you enjoyed.

 

If you like pictures of bonsai I have a nice collection on my Pinterest page.

awesome

David Bowie photographs reveal unseen side of pop icon …

Love David Bowie always have!

“A new exhibition reveals rare, and sometimes unseen, photographs of the late pop icon David Bowie.”

Please visit source: David Bowie photographs reveal unseen side of pop icon – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

INFOGRAPHIC This very unique image was eventually made the cover of the 2002 album Heathen. (Supplied Markus Klinko)

RIP thanks for your art.

Funny animals 20 March 2017 …

Bear kangaroo hug

She loves me

I have collected these great images of animals to share with you just because they are funny.

Please click an image to view slide show …

Hope you enjoyed.

My thanks goes to the wonderful photographers who share their great photography with us and with these give us a laugh.