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Issachar Ber Ryback

 

The Cello Player 1921

 

Issachar Ber Ryback was a respected and prolific artist of Russian French Jewish descent. His artworks are extraordinary and 80 years after his death his work has become involved in a case misidentification or forgery in a modern day art scandal not of his making.

 

The Program by Issachar Ber Ryback
or Saving the Torahs by Stanislaus Bender

An article on Art.com written by is Konstantin Akinsha recounts the...

Was Alfons Mucha the Creator and Founder of the Art Nouveau Movement?

In my thoughts by Alfons Mucha

 

“Art exists only to communicate a

spiritual message.” Alfon’s Mucha

Was Alfons Mucha the Creator and Founder of the Art Nouveau Movement? On the purely subjective scale I would emphatically say yes! When I look at an art nouveau illustration the fluidity and color is what I notice first. I find that the female forms are what I am drawn to the most. While Gustav Klimt is...

JOHN JAMES AUDUBON AMERICAN NATURALIST

 JOHN JAMES AUDUBON AMERICAN NATURALIST

Oil, 1841 by Victor and John W. Audubon John James Audubon's Sons

John James Audubon 1785 – 1851, was an American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter. He is known for his extensive studies documenting all types of American birds as well as his detailed illustrations that depicted the birds in their natural habitats. His major work, a color-plate book entitled The Birds of America (1827–1839), is considered one of the finest ornithological works ever completed. Audubon identified 25 new species.

John James Audubon, was born as...

Mary Delany Brilliant Paper Mosaic Artist of Botanicals

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Mary Delany was famous for her highly accurate and beautiful botanical illustrations. Unlike most botanical illustrations, these are not paintings, but paper collages created from hundreds of tiny pieces of cut paper.

Mary Delany was famous for her highly accurate and beautiful botanical illustrations. Unlike most botanical illustrations, these are not paintings, but paper collages created from hundreds of tiny pieces of cut paper.

 

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The Beginning of the Arts and Crafts Movement and John Ruskin

John Ruskin, Parrot and Plant, 1870, drawing of a red Parrot and Plant

The Beginning of the Arts and Crafts Movement and John Ruskin

The Arts and Crafts movement was a British and American aesthetic movement that developed during the last years of the nineteenth century and the early years of the twentieth century. The movement was in part a reaction to the mechanization of the Industrial Revolution. The movement was inspired by the writings of John Ruskin and his romantic idealization of the craftsman taking pride...

THE GROUP OF SEVEN CANADIAN ARTISTS part 3 of 3.. Tom Thompson and Emily Carr

Tom Thomson and Emily Carr were artists whose names are often associated with the Group of Seven but were in fact not actual members. 

TOM THOMSON              

 

Thomas John "Tom" Thomson, 1877 – 1917, was an influential Canadian artist of the early 20th century. He is the most famous Group of Seven painter, which is ironic as he was not actually in the group. He had great influence over the group of Canadian painters, which would come to be known as the Group of Seven, before they formed the...

Group of Seven Canadian Naturalist Artists Part 2 of 3

 

Group of Seven Canadian Naturalist Artists Part 2 of 3

Frank Johnson Fire Spotters 1919

Group of Seven Canadian Naturalist Artists Part 2 of 3

Frank Johnston

Frank Johnston, 1888 –1949, was born in Toronto Ontario. As a young man he began to work as a commercial artist at Grip Limited. In 1921, he left Toronto to work at the Winnipeg School of Art, and had officially broken away from the Group of Seven by 1924....

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Group of Seven Canadian Naturalist Artists Part One of 3

 

 Tom Thomson The Pool-1915

Group of Seven Canadian Naturalist Artists

Part One of 3

Well, I can honestly say that some of my favorite landscapes were painted by members of Canadian landscape painters known as the Group of Seven.  A bit of a misnomer as there were actually 10 artists affiliated or associated with this group.

Group of seven...