Events and News

Jana @ Sehblick

If you missed the vernissage last week, you can still catch Jana’s work at Sehblick Horgen. The exhibition runs until 28th May. This is Jana with Nicol, the owner of the Sehblick.

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Peter Toft

Born 2 May 1825 in Denmark or maybe London? An undervalued or enigmatic painter? Classic C19 landscapes that you can pick up for reasonable money at auction. Just a thought. Here’s: St Michael’s Mount.

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Francesco Primaticcio

Born April 30 1503 in Bologna, Primaticcio trained under Giulio Romano in Mantov and also was a pupil of Innocenzo da Imola, executing decorations at the Palazzo Te before securing a position in the court of Francis I of France to work at Fontainebleu.

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Ljubov Popova

Born 24 Apr, 1889 near Moscow, Popova was born to a wealthy family and grew up with a strong interest in art. She brought a myriad of modern influences to Russian art, in particular with regard to Cubism and Futurism. Representation of movement was one of her many facets, as

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J M W Turner

Born: Apr 23, 1775 at Covent Garden, London, Turner was one of the great, if not the greatest, masters of light, Turner specialised in seacscapes, and landscapes, often turbulent and imaginative, always interesting. This painting of a GWR train at speed in rain, shows his trademark atmospheric tonality.

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Max Weber

Born April 18, 1881in Poland, Max Weber was a Jewish-American painter and one of the first American Cubist painters. Later life he turned to more figurative Jewish themes in his art. This is Chinese Restaurant.

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Arshile Gorky

Born Apr 15 1904 in Armenia, he had a great influence on Abstract Expressionism. A friend (or rival?) of Jackson Pollock, was he the inspiration for Vonnegut’s Rabo Kabekian, anybody know? Here’s: Enigmatic Combat.

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Robert Delaunay

Born Apr 12 1885 in Paris, Robert Delaunay was a French artist noted for using strong colours and geometric shapes. With his wife Sonia, he was the driving force behind the Orphism movement. As with many artists, his later works were more abstract. This is one of his Rhythm pieces.

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Commissioned works

Where does art begin and where does it end? I am currently working on an order. It is about 120x80cm acrylic painting from Times Square in NY. The client sent me a self-taken photo as a reference and told me which of my pictures he particularly likes, especially which color

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Jean-Honoré Fragonard

Born in Grasse, France Apr 5, 1732 he was a Rococo master, painting with a remarkable exuberance and hedonism (embodied by this picture of a love triangle: The Swing). One of the most prolific artists active in the last decades of the C18, Although Fragonard created more than 550 paintings,

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Max Ernst

Max Ernst was born April 2 1891in Brühl, Germany. A prolific painter, sculptor, graphic artist, and poet he was a primary pioneer of both the Dada movement and surrealism in general. Here’s Poisoned Paradise.

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Julius (Jules) Pincas

Born Mar 31 1885, Julius ( aka Jules) Pincas in Bulgaria. A troubled soul, he was educated in Vienna, became an American citizen and committed suicide in Paris after spending most of his life in Montparnasse sensitively painting (mainly) women. Here’s Les petites Américaines

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Meet Gabriela

May we introduce Gabriela? She will be the virtual voice of many of our videos, and hostess of our Youtube Channel. Don’t forget to subscribe! Gabriela is a combination of green-screen video and AI text-to-speech technology. She will be providing the story behind some of the artworks we have for

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Francisco Goya

Born Mar 30 1746 in Fuendetodos, Spain, Goya was a romantic painter/printmaker. Considered to be the most important Spanish artist of the C18th and 19th, his works reflected contemporary historical upheavals.

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Vincent Van Gogh

Mar 30 1853 in Zundert, NL. What needs to be said? In the top three artists of all time, and I don’t know who the others are. Here’s the lesser known: Sea at Scheveningen. Also check out a video I made of the VG Alive show.

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Artinars: Webinars on Art

Come and join us for lively discussions on all sorts of topics affecting art, artists, buyers and the whole art world, with expert opinion from artists, art professionals, collectors and those in the know.

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Ferdinand Hodler

Born (not #OTD, but 10 days ago) Mar 14 1853 in Bern. Perhaps THE most influential Swiss painter and I missed it while on the #UkraineMission. Best known for Mountains, landscapes and symmetry, here’s his: Thunersee. We will revisit.

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Juan Gris

Born23 Mar 1887 in Madrid, was one of the great Cubists (even if I only discovered him on a trip to Madrid). He lived in France for most of his career, and while maybe not quite up with Picasso, whose portrait this is, he’s pretty damn close.

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Sampaguita Martyr, 2020, Marius Black

This work shows the Sampaguita Martyr, a father who services his children who sells “Sampaguitas” (Jasmine flowers). He drives his pedicab, a small pedal-operated vehicle, to make their way to the nearby church where they sell their Sampaguitas. In mostly Roman Catholic Philippines, it is tradition to buy these flowers

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Robt Williams

Mar 2 1943. in Albuquerque. After a troubled youth, he moved to LA to be an illustrator, later working with Robert Crumb, before creating his Super Cartoon works using Old Master techniques.

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Oskar Kokoschka

Born: Mar 1, 1886 in Pöchlarn, Austria. Oskar was skilled at intense expressionistic portraits and landscapes. His theories on vision also highly influenced the Viennese Expressionist movement.

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Joaquin Sorolla

Born on 27 Feb 1863 in Valencia. Sorolla was orphaned at two years old. Brought up by an aunt/uncle, he studied in Madrid and Paris, later becoming known mainly for portraits. Here’s his home “Playa”.

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Born: Feb 25, 1841 in Limoges, Renoir was one of the big guns of Impressionism. Is there much else to say? This is La Grenouillere, painted in 1869 #frog #unpronouncable

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Winslow Homer

Born: Feb 24, 1836, in Boston, MA, Homer was an exceptional landscape painter, mainly known for his marine work. Considered one of the foremost painters in C19 America, he was largely self-taught, This is Salt Kettle, Bermuda

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Thomas Wesselmann

Born Feb 23, 1931 in Cincinnati, he was to be associated with the Pop Art movement. Initially working as a cartoonist, he found durng a landscape painting trip in 1958, that he could make painting his career,

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