The Bridge Nocturne aka Nocturne Queensboro Bridge (1910)
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Self-Portrait, 1911, oil on canvas
The Archer 1919
Theo van Doesburg (30 August 1883 – 7 March 1931) was a Dutch artist, who practised painting, writing, poetry and architecture. He is best known as the founder and leader of De Stijl.
Paul Nash (UK 1889-1946)
Landscape of Bagley Woods (1943) oil on canvas 56 x 86.3 cm
Paul Nash (11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946) was a British surrealist painter and war artist, as well as a photographer, writer and designer of applied art. Nash was among the most important landscape artists of the first half of the twentieth century. He played a key role in the development of Modernism in English art.
Friday, December 5, 2014
Sunday, November 2, 2014
Monday, October 27, 2014
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Stanislav Zhukovskii (Russian, 1875-1944)
Stanislav Yulianovich Zhukovsky (Polish: Stanisław Żukowski, Russian: Станислав Юлианович Жуковский) (1875–1944) was a Polish-Russian Impressionist painter, and also a member of the prestigious Union of Russian artists.
Zhukovsky was born in Yendrikhovtsy (Jędrzychowice), Grodno Province. He was a student of Isaac Levitan and graduate of the Moscow School of Painting. Zhukovsky became a celebrated landscapist associated with the Impressionist movement and established his own art studio in Moscow, in which he mentored many artists, most notably the painter Liubov Popova and a young Vladimir Mayakovsky who was then working as a poster artist.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Christian Schad (German, 1894-1982)
Half Nude, 1929 (Schad’s girlfriend Maika was the sitter for this painting)
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Portrait of Sylvia von Harden, 1926
'I must paint you! I simply must! … You are representative of an entire epoch!'
She walked in one direction and he in the other. Dix stopped in his tracks. "I must paint you, I simply must! You represent an entire epoch." She was amused. "You want to paint my lacklustre eyes, my ornate ears, my long nose, my thin lips. You want to paint my short legs, my big feet - things that can only frighten people and delight no one?" To Dix, her depiction was perfect. The portrait would represent a generation concerned not with the outward beauty of a woman but her psychological condition.
Portrait of the Singer Elisabeth Stüntzner 1932
Portrait of Dr. Heinrich Stadelmann, 1922
Dr. Heinrich Stadelmann was a clinical psychologist and a specialist in nervous systems. His sessions often included hypnotic therapy. In this portrait he appears both mad and under the spell of his own hypnotic trance. His eyes bulge and glitter. His fists are clenched and his posture is tense. What demons lurk beneath that morbid exterior? It's as though Dix turned tables on the doctor released them with his own psychological examination.
Wilhelm Heinrich Otto Dix (German: [ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈhaɪnʁiç ˈɔto ˈdɪks]; 2 December 1891 – 25 July 1969) was a German painter and printmaker, noted for his ruthless and harshly realistic depictions of Weimar society and the brutality of war. Along with George Grosz, he is widely considered one of the most important artists of the Neue Sachlichkeit.
Watt bei Ebbe [Mud flat at low tide], 1912
Malven am haus, 1926
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff (1 December 1884 – 10 August 1976) was a German expressionist painter and printmaker, one of the four founder-members of the artist group Die Brücke.