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Un Figaro de Rêve

Un Figaro de Rêve

Jean Béraud (French, 1849-1935) - Un Figaro de Rêve (Oil on canvas) - Un Figaro de Rêve was likely produced early in Béraud’s career, between 1872-1885, and vividly relates to the work of the Impressionists in style as well as subject. Béraud was already quite adept at painting outside of the studio. The dappled brushstrokes and sun-drenched palette of the present work, and his careful observation of the landscape with the winding Seine beyond, are clearly indicative of the Impressionists’ influence…

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Un Figaro de Rêve Tovább
A reader

A reader

A reader in the Caffè della Pace in Rome - Photograph by Fernando Scianna (Italian, 1943-) - “It’s his picture, like a quick, swift organization of reality, a catalyst of objective reality in photographic reality: that almost everything on which his eye rests and rises obeys his goal at that time, neither before nor later, for instant magnetism, his feelings, his will, and - ultimately - to his style.” – Leonardo Sciascia

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A reader Tovább
The Studio

The Studio

Sir William Newenham Montague Orpen (Irish, 1878-1931) - The Studio, c.1913 (Oil on canvas. Leeds Museums-City Art Gallery) - Orpen was especially known for his penetrating sociopsychological portraits. Orpen’s works are marked by realism, rich color, and free brushwork. Here, he deals with a strong light coming through a large window. His handling of the challenging light and shadows is exceptional…

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The Studio Tovább
Raoul Dufy in his studio

Raoul Dufy in his studio

Raoul Dufy in his studio preparing to paint the fresco La Fée Electricité for the 1937 Exposition Internationale in Paris (Photograph by Roger Schall, 1936) - The massive fresco included a great deal of technical innovation, documentary research and solid work - he painted models nude and then in costumes, transferred drawings onto tracing paper in order to work out how to group them, then projected them life-size onto the panels with a magic lantern - ...

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Raoul Dufy in his studio Tovább
Interior

Interior

Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell (Scottish, 1883-1937) - Interior, 30 Regent Terrace with Easel (Oil on canvas) - Whilst the brushwork of Interior, 30 Regent Terrace with Easel is elegant in its impressionistic application of paint, Cadell’s quick-witted and playful personality has not escaped the painting. Through the central doorframe we can see a painting on an easel, identifiable as Cadell’s Interior, Regent Terrace of 1932-33.

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Interior Tovább
The French Ballerina

The French Ballerina

Giovanni Boldini (Italian, 1842-1931) - Cléo de Mérode, 1901 (Oil on canvas) – Cléo de Mérode (1875-1966), an international sensation and one of the most photographed woman in the world in her time, was a French ballerina, who achieved fame with her face, not her feet. Cléo was a good dancer but her beauty caught the public’s eye. By 13, she already had posed for Jean-Louis Forain and Edgar Degas, who often sketched her…

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The French Ballerina Tovább
Interval

Interval

Kenton Nelson (American, b.1954): Interval - For an autodidact, Nelson is an extraordinary draftsman; his paintings meticulously crafted. He begins by photographing a model (he’s got what he calls a “morgue” file of countless pictures and images he likes), and then draws the subject before painting it in oil. Afterwards, he nimbly sands the surface, leaving absolutely no trace of brushstrokes in his quest for painterly perfection…

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Interval Tovább
Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

Florencia Chinellato and Alexandr Trusch, “Romeo and Juliet” - Hamburg Ballet, November 2013. Photograph by Marcus Renner. - Soloists Trusch and Chinellato took the spotlight in the first cast, with heartbreakingly sincere performances. Chinellato is a luminous Juliet, but very much a real girl, with hopes and fears and dreams. Her Juliet has the playfulness and innocence of a child; she’s trusting of the world because she doesn’t know any better…

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Romeo and Juliet Tovább
Rousse dit aussi La Toilette

Rousse dit aussi La Toilette

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864-1901) - Rousse dit aussi La Toilette, 1889 (Oil on cardboard. Musée d'Orsay) - The woman fills the centre of the composition and is shown close up, offering the spectator a view of a sculptural back. The wicker chairs around her suggest that the scene took place in the artist’s studio, rue Caulaincourt. The neglect of the academic pose, the accelerated perspective, the framing of the scene, and the high viewpoint bring to mind works by Degas whom Lautrec deeply admired…

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Rousse dit aussi La Toilette Tovább