Monthly Archives: April 2015

Mikhail Vrubel, Fantastic Landscape, 1894 (watercolor)

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Mikhail Vrubel, The Lilacs

Something fascinating and very original about his work, lighting, technique. Influenced by Byzantine art.

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Mikhail Vrubel (b. Russia 1856-1910), Virgin and Child

Of Polish and Danish extraction, Vrubel is considered a Symbolist but was independent of movements and drew his greatest influences from Byzantine and early Renaissance art.

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Pavel Filonov, Russian revolutionary painter, (1886-1941), Rebirth of the People

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Pavel Filonov, Russian revolutionary painter, (1886-1941), Horsemen

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Pavel Filonov, Russian revolutionary painter, (1886-1941), The Banquet of Kings, 1913

Pavel Filonov’s works are mainly known in Russia. He was a revolutionary artist who fought in the Revolution and who refused to sell his works to private collectors because he wanted to keep it in the hands of the Russian … Continue reading

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Kaveh Golestan, Iranian photographer (1950-2003)

photographed the Revolution, the Kurds, laborers, children. He was killed by a land mine. Visit his official site here.

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Andrea del Sarto, The Annunciation, c.1528

He was known for  in effects of color, atmosphere.  by sophisticated informality and natural expression of emotion. I noticed these in this painting, which has something modern about it in its simple space and natural expression.

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John William Waterhouse, Study for ‘The Lady Clare’, 1900

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William Morris, La belle Iseult, 1858

William Morris is best known for his beautiful textile designs, which we see incorporated into this painting.

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