Pharaoh’s Handmaidens by John Collier

Title: Pharaoh’s Handmaidens Date: 1883 Movement: Pre-Raphaelite Artist: The Honourable John Maler Collier British 1850 – 1934   John Maler Collier was a leading artist and author. He was one of the m0st noted portrait painters of his time. From 1875 he studied at the Munich Academy. Both his marriages were to the daughters of … Continue reading Pharaoh’s Handmaidens by John Collier

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Mural of Human Rights Emblem UN by Vela Zanetti

Title: Mural of Human Rights, Emblem UN Date: 1953 Movement: Muralism Artist: Vela Zanetti Spanish 1913 – 1999 Jose Vela Zanetti was a painter and muralist. He worked predominantly in Spain, the Dominican Republic and the USA. His first solo exhibition was held in Leon in 1931. His father was executed for his socialist beliefs … Continue reading Mural of Human Rights Emblem UN by Vela Zanetti

Lesbia Weeping Over a Sparrow by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

Title: Lesbia Weeping Over a Sparrow Date: 1866 Movement: Romanticism Artist: Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema Dutch 1836 – 1912 Laurens Alma Tadema, better known as Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, was one of the most highly renowned Romantic artists of the late 19thC. He changed the spelling of his name to the more English Lawrence while making his … Continue reading Lesbia Weeping Over a Sparrow by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

Watched by Hannah Hoch

Title: Watched Date: 1925 Style: Dada Artist: Hannah Hoch German 1889 – 1978 Anna Therese Johanne Hoch is best known for her work of the Weimar period. She was one of the originators of Photomontage, a type of collage of actual photographs. Key themes in her work were androgyny, political discourse and shifting gender roles. … Continue reading Watched by Hannah Hoch

Spring in the Country

Title: Spring in the Country Date: 1941 Movement: Regionalism Artist: Grant Wood American 1891 – 1942 Grant DeVoison Wood was best known for his paintings depicting the rural American Midwest. He enrolled in the Handicraft Guild (now a prominent artist collective) in 1910. Between 1922 and 1928 Wood travelled to Europe to study impressionism and … Continue reading Spring in the Country

Before a Thunderstorm

Title: Before a Thunderstorm Date: 1868 Movement: Realism Artist: Fyodor Vasilyev Russian 1850 – 1873 Fyodor Vasilyev Fyodor Alexandrovich Vasilyev was a landscape artist who introduced a lyrical style to Russian art. He was considered an illegitimate child even though his parents married when was four years old. He had to earn a living from … Continue reading Before a Thunderstorm

Girl with Sailboat

Title: Girl with Sailboat Date: 1899 Movement: Impressionism Artist: Edmund Charles Tarbell American 1862 – 1938 Edmund Charles Tarbell Edmund Charles Tarbell was an American Impressionist painter. He was a leading member of the Guild of Boston Artists from its beginnings in 1914. He was also a popular teacher at the Museum School, Due to … Continue reading Girl with Sailboat

A Song Without Words

Title: A Song Without Words Date: 1919 Movement: Neoclassicism Artist: John William Godward English 1861 – 1922 John William Godward Godward was an English painter from the end of the Neoclassic era. He studied under Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, but the style of painting fell out of fashion giving way to Modern Art. Godward committed suicide … Continue reading A Song Without Words

Kitchen

Kitchen Date: 1644 Style: Baroque David Teniers the Younger Flemish 15 Dec 1610 – 25 April 1690