10 Results for tag: center of art

Antonello da Messina (1430-1479)

Antonello da Messina, properly Antonello di Giovanni di Antonio, but also called Antonello degli Antoni and Anglicized as Anthony of Messina, was an Italian painter from Messina, Sicily, active during the Early Italian Renaissance. His work shows strong influences from Early Netherlandish painting although there is no documen... More

Lev Tchistovsky (1902-1969)

Lev Tchistovsky was born in Pskov, Russia. Laureate in 1924 of the Fine Arts Academy of Leningrad with Savinsky and Eberling as professors, he left the Soviet Union in 1925. He studied two years at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome where he met Irene Klestova who was also studying there. She became his companion until his ... More

Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904)

Jean-Léon Gérôme was a French painter and sculptor in the style now known as academicism. The range of his oeuvre included historical painting, Greek mythology, Orientalism, portraits, and other subjects, bringing the academic painting tradition to an artistic climax. He is considered one of the most important painters ... More

Sophie Gengembre Anderson (1823-1903)

Sophie Gengembre Anderson was a French-born British artist who specialised in genre painting of children and women, typically in rural settings. She began her career as a lithographer and painter of portraits, collaborating with Walter Anderson on portraits of American Episcopal bishops. Her work, Elaine, was the first public ... More

William Holman Hunt (1827-1910)

William Holman Hunt was an English painter and one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. His paintings were notable for their great attention to detail, vivid color, and elaborate symbolism. These features were influenced by the writings of John Ruskin and Thomas Carlyle, according to whom the world itself ... More

Edgar Degas (1834-1917) Part II

By the late 1860s Degas had shifted from his initial forays into history painting to an original observation of contemporary life. Racecourse scenes provided an opportunity to depict horses and their riders in a modern context. He began to paint women at work, milliners and laundresses. Mlle. Fiocre in the Ballet La Source, ... More

Herman Gustaf af Sillén (1857-1908)

Hermann Gustaf af Sillen was a Swedish marine painter, who studied in Paris and Berlin, among other places. Hans Gude, the Norwegian artist and academy professor of landscape painting, was his teacher in painting. As with his teacher, marine pieces with a disturbed sea often made their way into Sillen’s artistic reperto... More

Theodor de Bry (1528-1598)

Theodorus de Bry (also Theodor de Bry) was an engraver, goldsmith, editor and publisher, famous for his depictions of early European expeditions to the Americas. The Spanish Inquisition forced de Bry, a Protestant, to flee his native, Spanish-controlled Southern Netherlands. He moved around Europe, starting from the city of ... More

Quentin Matsys (1466-1530)

Quentin Matsys (Massys) was a painter in the Flemish tradition and a founder of the Antwerp school. He was born at Leuven, where legend states he was trained as an ironsmith before becoming a painter. Matsys was active in Antwerp for over 20 years, creating numerous works with religious scenes and satirical tendencies. ... More

Montague Dawson (1890-1973)

Montague Dawson was a British painter who was renowned as a maritime artist. His most famous paintings depict sailing ships, usually clippers or warships of the 18th and 19th centuries. Montague Dawson was the son of a keen yachtsman and the grandson of the marine painter Henry Dawson, born in Chiswick, London. Much of ... More