maanantai 20. elokuuta 2018

Some Famous Artists Named Paul

Paul Cezanne

Paul Fishcer

Paul Gauguin

Paul Mc Cartney

From the Roman family name Paulus, which meant "small" or "humble" in Latin. Paul was an important leader of the early Christian church. According to Acts in the New Testament, he was a Jewish Roman citizen who converted to Christianity after the resurrected Jesus appeared to him. After this he travelled the eastern Mediterranean as a missionary. His original Hebrew name was Saul. Many of the epistles in the New Testament were authored by him.
Due to the renown of Saint Paul the name became common among early Christians. It was borne by a number of other early saints and six popes. In England it was relatively rare during the Middle Ages, but became more frequent beginning in the 17th century. A notable bearer was the American Revolutionary War figure Paul Revere (1735-1818), who warned of the advance of the British army. Famous bearers in the art world include the French impressionists Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) and Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), and the Swiss expressionist Paul Klee (1879-1940). It is borne by British musician Paul McCartney (1942-). This is also the name of the legendary American lumberjack Paul Bunyan.

keskiviikko 8. elokuuta 2018

Claude Monet

Oscar-Claude Monet (1840 –  1926) was a founder of French Impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement's philosophy of expressing one's perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein air landscape painting. 

 The Poppy Field near Argenteuil. 1873 

travel time 5 days
distance travelled 1,968 km
sent by Jessica, France

 Woman with a Parasol, facing left. 1886

travel time 4 days
distance travelled 1,513 km
sent by Angela, Germany

Poplars in the Sun. 1891 

travel time 11 days
distance travelled 2,270 km
sent by Marion, France

maanantai 6. elokuuta 2018

German art

Carl Spitzweg (1808-1885 ) Der Besuch des Landesvaters, The visit of the father, c.1870; Germany

travel time 5 days
distance travelled 1,382 km
sent by Roland in Halle, Germany 

Carl Spitzweg ( 1808 – 1885) was a German romanticist painter. He is considered to be one of the most important artists of the Biedermeier era. Biedermeier style, in art, transitional period between Neoclassicism and Romanticism as it was interpreted by the bourgeoisie, particularly in Germany, Austria, northern Italy, and the Scandinavian countries.

Lady in a Green Jacket, 1913.
August Macke, 1887-1914

perjantai 3. elokuuta 2018

American art

Charles Demuth. ( 1883-1935 ) Welcome to Our City. 1921

travel time 16 days
distance travelled 8,293 km
sent by Davida in Sacramento, California

Charles Demuth ( 1883 –  1935) was an American watercolorist who turned to oils late in his career, developing a style of painting known as Precisionism.  Precisionism was the first indigenous modern art movement in the United States and an early American contribution to the rise of Modernism. The Precisionist style, which first emerged after World War I and was at the height of its popularity during the 1920s and early 1930s, celebrated the new American landscape of skyscrapers, bridges, and factories in a form that has also been called "Cubist-Realism." 

keskiviikko 1. elokuuta 2018

Spanish art

Diego Velázquez.  Venus at her Mirror. Rokeby Venus, c. 1644/48.

travel time 9 days
distance travelled 1,450 km 
sent by Sylke in Annaberg, Germany

Diego Velázquez ( baptized June 6, 1599, Sevilla, Spain—died August 6, 1660, Madrid) was a Spanish painter, the leading artist in the court of King Philip IV, and one of the most important painters of the Spanish Golden Age. He was an individualistic artist of the contemporary Baroque period. In addition to numerous renditions of scenes of historical and cultural significance, he painted scores of portraits of the Spanish royal family, other notable European figures, and commoners.