Saturday, April 28, 2007
Friday, April 27, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
The Art of Amy Crehore
Francesco Trombadori, Fanciulla nuda , 1933
Titian, Venus of Urbino, 1538
I love all of these Italian nudes in art history. The top two are new to me. I found them while surfing the internet. These two painters were around during Antonio Donghi's time. Conti has painted a wonderful study of red hair. Check out the position of the hands and arms on all of these paintings. All are interesting compositions.
In fact, I used this Titian image in one of my works from the early '90's that I exhibited at the Portland Art Museum. link: The Art of Amy Crehore
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Monday, April 23, 2007
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Study for the Bathers 1884-85 Chicago Art Institute
I found this beautiful study for Pierre-Auguste Renoir's magnificent painting, "The Bathers". This is my favorite Renoir painting. I especially love the character of this girl with the braid down her back. She's rendered so lovingly. This painting has it all. Movement, charm, sex appeal, complexity of composition, rhythm, soul, classicism. And his style is not as brushy in this picture as in his other works.
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Picasso drawing of Marie-Terese Walter
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Illustrating the book, "Wuthering Heights" (1932-1935), shaped the painting career of Balthus. Many of his paintings were derived from these drawings. As you can see, it's all about angles and geometry with Balthus. That is why I find him so fascinating. For more glimpses of the book : Art Textbooks
Monday, April 16, 2007
Friday, April 13, 2007
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Monday, April 09, 2007
Sunday, April 08, 2007
Red Sand 1902 by Anders Zorn
I was not familiar with Anders Zorn, but I saw a post about him on
Internet Weekly tonight.
These nudes are intriguing and very original. I especially like his nudes by the river. His sense of coloring, brushstrokes and natural expressions in the faces are wonderful. It looks like she's playing a mando-cello in the top photo.
"Anders Zorn (1860-1920) is the most well-known Swedish painter. He is famous for his paintings of the people of Dalarna, the part of Sweden where he was born, and his nudes in the open space."
More images here: Anders Zorn
The Art of Amy Crehore