Thursday, 27 August 2015

"Mask of pain" by Adolfo Wildt - 1909

Maschera del dolore”  by Adolfo Wildt (IT, Milan 1868-1931) H 38.2cm – Private collection

At eleven Adolfo Wildt began his
apprenticeship in the workshop of
Giuseppe Grandi in Milan, who
introduced him to the working of marble.
His ability to finish and polish marble
made him famous at the age of eighteen!


Monday, 24 August 2015

Picasso's "Portrait of Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler" - 1910

Picasso wrote of Kahnweiler: “What would have become of us if Kahnweiler hadn't had a business sense?”
Collection: Art instituut of Chicago
“… an artist works of necessity, …” – Picasso ‘conversation at Boisgeloup’, 1935
Art collector Leonard Lauder describes the events that brought together early cubist painters Braque and Picasso.


Saturday, 22 August 2015

An art lover's blogspot > first birthday!

°22/08/2014 - “” celebrates his first birthday!
In one year we had over 3.000 visitors! Many thanks! Go forward Art lovers!!!

Photo: Ivan Mestrovic (Yugoslavian, 1883-1962). Archangel Gabriel, 1918.


Friday, 21 August 2015

Georges Braque - Big trees at Estaque - 1908

“His mind has purposely induced the twilight of reality, and suddenly a universal rebirth is taking place plastically within him and outside him. He expresses a beauty full of tenderness, and the mother-of-pearl of his paintings gives iridescence to our understanding.” – Guillaume Apollinaire on Georges Braque’s Art, November 1908

Guillaume Apollinaire on Georges Braque’s Art, 1908

Paul Cézanne - 'Still-life with plaster cupid' - 1894

Cézanne still-life with plaster cupid

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Thursday, 13 August 2015

"The City Rises" by Boccioni - 1910

 “The Futurist chief concern is the ‘subject’. They want to paint the ‘state of mind’. That is the most dangerous kind of painting imaginable.” - Guillaume Apollinaire 9 feb.1912
"The City Rises" by the Italian Futurist Umberto Boccioni (IT 1882-1916)

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

“The critic is not a gardener who cultivates only one kind of flower: all nature is his domain.”Guillaume  Apollinaire, 9 juli 1914