Saturday, January 14, 2017

A week of birthdays; Albert Bierstadt, Barbara Hepworth, Fantin-Latour

January 08, 1830. Albert Bierstadt (January 7, 1830 - February 18, 1902) was a German-American painter best known for his lavish, sweeping landscapes of the American West. In obtaining the subject matter for these works, Bierstadt joined several journeys of the Westward Expansion. Though not the first artist to record these sites, Bierstadt was the foremost painter of these scenes for the remainder of the 19th century. In this image: Sean O'Leary looks at Albert Bierstadt's "Storm in the Rocky Mountains-Mount Rosalie," an oil on canvas painting from 1866, while viewing the exhibit, American Sublime, at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, Thursday, June 20, 2002.

January 10, 1903. Dame Barbara Hepworth DBE (10 January 1903 - 20 May 1975) was an English sculptor. Her work exemplifies Modernism, and with such contemporaries as Ivon Hitchens, Henry Moore, Ben Nicholson, Naum Gabo she helped to develop modern art (sculpture in particular) in Britain. In this image: A Christie's employee looks at a sculpture 'Sea Form (Porthmeor)' by Barbara Hepworth on display at the auction house in London, Friday, May 30, 2008.

January 14, 1836. Henri Fantin-Latour (14 January 1836 - 25 August 1904) was a French painter and lithographer best known for his flower paintings and group portraits of Parisian artists and writers. In this image: The Temptation of St. Anthony. Oil on canvas, 63.5 × 83.5 cm (25 × 32.9 in). The National Museum of Western Art.

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1 comment:

Carla Ives said...

More things to learn about! I like the western landscape painter and Fantin-Latour with the painting at the end. As to the modern sculptor. . . I guess I'm just not too appreciative of modern art. Doesn't do anything for me. But I like the other two and have learned about some new artists!