tiistai 30. huhtikuuta 2019

Art Nouveau

 Bil-Bol, Poster for an Automobile.1907
Finland's National Gallery 
Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931)

 The poster Bilbol (1907), designed by Akseli Gallen-Kallela  marked the beginning of the history of Finnish posters, linking the influence of French tradition and Art Nouveau of Finland.The result was Bil-Bol, the classic of Finnish poster art.

Monaco-Monte Carlo 1897
Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939 )
travel time 8 days
distance travelled 1,518 km
sent by Romi from Sazovice

 Fulfilment, 1905
Gustav Klimt (1862-1918)
travel time 9 days
distance travelled 1,606 km
sent by Sabrina from Schwandorf

Folies Bergère, Fleur de Lotus, 1893
Art Nouveau poster for the Ballet Pantomime
Jules Chéret (1836-1932) France
travel time 5 days
distance travelled 1,968 km
sent by Jessica,  Fontainebleau, France

Jules Chéret has been called the father of the modern poster.

Palau Güell, Barcelona, Spain
Antoni Gaudi  (1852 -1926 )

Antoni Gaudí was a Spanish architect known as the greatest exponent of Catalan Modernism. Gaudí's works have a highly individualized, and one-of-a-kind style. The Palau Güell  (Güell Palace) is a mansion designed by Antoni Gaudí for the industrial tycoon Eusebi Güell and built between 1886 and 1888. It is situated on the Carrer Nou de la Rambla, in the El Raval neighbourhood of the city of Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Works of Antoni Gaudí".

Most of Gaudi's works are located in Barcelona, including his main work, the church of the Sagrada Família.

maanantai 29. huhtikuuta 2019


Knife Grinder. 1635
Antonio de Buga (1602-1648) Spain
Hermitage, St. Petersburg
Direct swap from Nikolay, St. Petersburg, Russia

Antonio de Puga (Orense,1602 – 1648 Madrid) was a Spanish born Baroque painter.

A detail from the north wall of Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry, 1932
Diego Rivera (1886 –  1957)
travel time 14 days
distance travelled 6,617 km.
sent by Amanda from Detroit, Michigan,

Diego Rivera was a prominent Mexican painter. His large frescoes helped establish the Mexican mural movement in Mexican art. Between 1922 and 1953, Rivera painted murals in, among other places, Mexico City, Chapingo, Cuernavaca, San Francisco, Detroit, and New York City.

The calendar page for June of Les Trés Riches Heures du Duc de Berry.
( The Very Rich Hours of the Duke of Berry /Juni. )  1412-1416
 The Limbourg Brothers
travel time 14 days
distance travelled 1,559 km
sent by Helmie from Gemert

The Limbourg brothers ( 1385 – 1416) were famous Dutch miniature painters (Herman, Paul, and Johan) from the city of Nijmegen. They were active in the early 15th century in France and Burgundy, working in the style known as International Gothic. They created what is certainly the best-known late medieval illuminated manuscript, the Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry.

Rest from Work. 1890
Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)
travel time 14 days
distance travelled 2,500 km
sent by Brigitte, Toulouse, France

sunnuntai 28. huhtikuuta 2019

Two Henris

Henri Matisse
 The-Dessert-Harmony-in-Red, 1908

 Woman with a Hat, 1905. 

 Nude seated with crossed legs (II) cut linoleum 1941-1942

Henri Matisse, in full Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse, (1869- 1954) artist often regarded as the most important French painter of the 20th century. He was the leader of the Fauvist movement about 1900, and he pursued the expressiveness of colour throughout his career. His subjects were largely domestic or figurative, and a distinct Mediterranean verve presides in the treatment.

Henri Rousseau
Portrait of Pierre Loti, c.1891

The Dream, 1910

Henri Rousseau is most celebrated as being one of the best naive artists. He was given the nickname la Dounaier (although he never reached this position), which stemmed from a job he held from 1871 to 1893, where he worked with the Paris Customs Office. Prior to this career, he served in the army. During this time, painting was something that he did as a hobby, and in 1893, he accepted early retirement, which allowed him to focus on painting full time. This in turn allowed him to better his from, and create a name for himself in the world of art.

"Nothing makes me so happy as to observe nature and to paint what I see. " - Henri Rousseau

lauantai 27. huhtikuuta 2019

Women/Men & Animals Art

Lady with an Ermine, 
Allegorical Portrait of Lady Cecilia Gallerani. 1488.
 Leonardo da Vinci  (1452-1519)
travel time 8 days
distance travelled 7,750 km
sent by Asami, Tokyo, Japan

 Housewife by Andrey Shishkin,
 the Russian Leonardo da Vinci of our time
travel time 32 days
distance travelled 1,009 km
sent by Arina, Tver, Russia

Soul of Ukraine  
Soul of the mountain valley
Art. Olga Haydamaka, Ukraine
travel time 29 days
distance travelled 1,493 km
sent by Iryna, Ukraine

"Ivan Tsarevich on the Grey Wolf" 
Art. Viktor Vasnetsov. (1848-1926) Russia
travel time 19 days
distance travelled 1,171 km
sent by Katya, Moscow, Russia

perjantai 26. huhtikuuta 2019


Linnanmäki Amusement Park
 Opens on Today

Linnanmäki  amusement park in Helsinki,
 Children's merry-go-round over 100 years old

Linnanmäki (literal translation Castle Hill) is an amusement park in Helsinki, Finland. It was opened on May 27, 1950 and is owned by non-profit Lasten Päivän Säätiö (Children's Day Foundation), which operates the park in order to raise funds to Finnish child welfare work.

torstai 25. huhtikuuta 2019


Mitterndorf In Austria, after an original watercolour
Gustave Jahn  (1850-1904) Austria

 Pereslavl-Zalessky. Near Goritsky Monastery Walls
Natalia Rubacheva, Russia

Natalia Rubacheva (1962) is a Russian artist known for her watercolors of landscapes, animals and flowers. She is a member of International Federation of Artists & national Artist's Union of Russia department.  A lot of her works are in private collections all over the world. 

Farmstead in Häme 1864
H.J. Munsterhjelm  (1840-1905)
The Cygnaeus Gallery, Finland

Magnus Hjalmar Munsterhjelm was a Finnish landscape painter. His painted landscapes were influenced by the romanticism of the Düsseldorf school, often featuring nature as a mood rather than a realistic subject.

The Liljenstrand House in Winter 1860
Magnus von Wright
Finnish National Gallery, Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki

Magnus von Wright ( 1805 – 1868) was a Finnish painter, ornithologist and educator. In addition to bird illustrations, he was also known for his landscapes.  He was born at the village of Haminalahti in Kuopio, Finland. He was the eldest in a family of nine surviving children. His brothers Wilhelm von Wright (1810– 1887) and Ferdinand von Wright (1822-1906) also became artists

keskiviikko 24. huhtikuuta 2019

Women and Flowers

Saint Mary Mystical Rose.. 1887
Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki Finland
 George Desvallières ( 1861-1950)

George Desvallières was a French painter. He painted portraits at first, but a relationship with Gustave Moreau turned him towards an interest in mythology and religion.

Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki Finland
Väinö Blomstedt (1871-1947) 

Alfred Väinö Blomstedt  was a Finnish painter, illustrator, graphic artist and textile artist. Blomstedt was a symbolist , and he was influenced by, among other things, the Japanese art.

Jewelry designs. Amethyst and Rubin, 1900
Alfons Mucha (1860 – 1939)

Alfons Maria Mucha, known as Alphonse Mucha, was a Czech painter, illustrator and graphic artist, living in Paris during the Art Nouveau period, best known for his distinctly stylized and decorative theatrical posters of Sarah Bernhardt. He produced illustrations, advertisements, decorative panels and designs which became among the best-known images of the period.

tiistai 23. huhtikuuta 2019

Street views

Cafe Terrace at Night. 1888
Vincent van Gogh ( 1853 –  1890)
 Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, Netherlands.

Van Gogh painted Café Terrace at Night in Arles, France, in mid-September 1888. 

Vincent Willem van Gogh  was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. In just over a decade he created about 2,100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, most of them in the last two years of his life. They include landscapes, still lifes, portraits and self-portraits, and are characterised by bold colours and dramatic, impulsive and expressive brushwork that contributed to the foundations of modern art. 

 Cafe Street. 
Richard MacNeil (1958)

Richard Macneil is a self taught artist who has always worked in the creative industry. ceramics and graphics both in the UK and internationally.

Minsk, Town Hall Square,
 Roman Fedosenko (1970)

Russian figurative / impressionist painter, lives and works in Minsk Belarus.

maanantai 22. huhtikuuta 2019

Happy Easter

Marimekko design

travel time 8 days
distance travelled 1,592 km
sent to Tsam, United Kingdom

travel time 7 days
distance travelled 1,096 km
sent by Bärbel, Germany

sunnuntai 21. huhtikuuta 2019

Happy Easter

travel time 22 days
distance travelled 6,674 km
sent by Ingrid, Washington, U.S.A.

travel time 32 days
distance travelled 936 km
sent by Anya, Arkhangelis, Russia

travel time 12 days
distance travelled 1,228 km
sent by Mina, Hamburg, Germany

travel time 3 days
distance travelled 169 km
sent by Eira, Finland

lauantai 20. huhtikuuta 2019

Happy Easter

travel time 5 days
distance travelled 1,111 km
sent by Anja, Rostock, Germany

Wesołego Alleluja!

travel time 7 days
distance travelled 1,180 km
sent by Kasia, Poland

Glad Påsk

travel time 12 days
distance travelled 681 km
sent by Pernilla Jonkoping, Sweden

perjantai 19. huhtikuuta 2019

Happy Easter

travel time 4 days
distance travelled 1,588 km
sent by Prudence,  Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Old Russian Easter postcard

travel time 12 days
distance travelled 538 km
sent by Irina, St. Petersburg, Russia

Illustration Silke Leffler

travel time 7 days
distance travelled 1,601 km
sent by Marisa, Bonn, Germany

Colorful Easter eggs

travel time 7 days
distance travelled 1,455 km
sent by Corinne, Czech Republic

torstai 18. huhtikuuta 2019

Trees in art

The Little Bridge, Pontoise,  1875
Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) Danish- French Impressionist 
Direct swap sent by Patricia from France

Fruit trees 1901
Gustav Klimt (1862 – 1918) 

travel time 6 days
distance travelled 1,680 km
sent by Marie-Paule from Leuven

Gustav Klimt was an Austrian symbolist painter.   In Fruit Trees Klimt for the first time shows his new manner of painting. This impressionistic- neopontillistic style became Klimt?s trademark in his landscape paintings.

October 1883
Yefim (Efim) Volkov (1844-1920) Russia

travel time 10 days
distance travelled 1,189 km
sent by Nikolay in Lyubertsy

Efim Efimovich Volkov was a Russian landscape painter.

Apple Tree with Red Fruits 1902.
Paul Ranson (1863-1909)  France

travel time 5 days
distance travelled 1,733 km
sent by Melissa in Stuttgart

keskiviikko 17. huhtikuuta 2019

Painter Sisters

Elin Kleopatra Danielson-Gambogi 
Mother and Child,  1890

Mother's Concern, 1891

The Bath. 1887

Elin Kleopatra Danielson-Gambogi ( 1861 – 1919) was a Finnish painter, best known for her realist works and portraits. Danielson-Gambogi was part of the first generation of Finnish women artists who received professional education in art, the so-called "painter sisters' generation". The group also included Helene Schjerfbeck(1862–1946).

Helene Schjerfbeck, 1915

My women artists collection