tiistai 9. toukokuuta 2017

Art today

Edward Hopper.  Hills, South Truro, 1930 sent by Michael in Herford, Germany

Edward Hopper (1882 – 1967) was a prominent American realist painter and printmaker. While he was most popularly known for his oil paintings, he was equally proficient as a watercolorist and printmaker in etching. Both in his urban and rural scenes, his spare and finely calculated renderings reflected his personal vision of modern American life.

 Ivana Kobilca (1861- 1926), Woman Drinking Coffee, 1888 sent by Alenka in Koper, Slovenia

Ivana Kobilca is the most prominent Slovene female painter and a key figure of Slovene cultural identity. She was a realist painter who studied and worked in Vienna, Munich, Paris, Sarajevo, Berlin, and Ljubljana.She mostly painted oil paintings and pastels, whereas her drawings are few.The themes include still life, portraits, genre works, allegories, and religious scenes. 

 August Macke (1887 - 1914 ). Indians, 1911 sent by Heike in Bavaria/Germany

August Macke  was one of the leading members of the German Expressionist group Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider). He lived during a particularly innovative time for German art: he saw the development of the main German Expressionist movements as well as the arrival of the successive avant-garde movements which were forming in the rest of Europe.

 Hans Olde (1885-1917)  Grand duchess Caroline of Saxony Weimar, 1903 sent by Dietmas in Munich, Germany 

Johannes Wilhelm (Hans) Olde was a German painter and art school administrator.

 Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890). Bridge in the Rain (after Hiroshige) Paris, October - November 1887 sent by Amy in Manchester, England

Van Gogh admired Japanese woodcuts for their bright colours and distinctive compositions. He based this painting of a bridge in the rain on a print by the famous artist Utagawa Hiroshige. Van Gogh made the colours more intense than in the original.

 Alfons Mucha.  Window, St Vitus Cathedral, Prague from  Eliška in Prague, Czech Republic

The stained glass windows are of special to St. Vitus Cathedra and  Alfons Mucha, the Czech Art Nouveau painter, was responsible for the new stained glass windows in the north wall of the cathedral during the 20th century. 

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