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The HUNT for the UNICORN TAPESTRIES

 

 

On view at the Cloisters Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

The Hunt for the Unicorn, or the Unicorn Tapestries, is a series of seven tapestries dating woven between 1495 and 1505, and woven in Brussels or Liège, and currently on display at the Cloisters - Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York. The tapestries show a group of noblemen and hunters in pursuit of a unicorn. The Hunt for the Unicorn was a common theme in late medieval and renaissance...

Ernst Ludvig Kirchner’s Work Helped Form the Foundation of Modern Art

Ernst Kirchner The Most Influential Modern Artist That You Have Probably Never Heard Of

 

 

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, 1880 – 1938, was a German expressionist painter and printmaker. He was one of the founders of the artists group Die Brücke or "The Bridge",which was a group of artists that helped establish and build the foundation of Expressionism in 20th-century art.

 

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Die Brücke (The Bridge) was...

Mary Cassatt

Mary Cassatt The Grand Dame of Impressionist Artists

Mary Cassatt The Grand Dame of Impressionist Artists

“There's only one thing in life for a woman;

it's to be a mother... A woman artist must be...

capable of making primary sacrifices.”
 Mary Cassatt


So ironic since Mary had no children and never married.

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Louis Comfort Tiffany The Pursuit of Beauty

62 windows located in the Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church in Richmond, Indiana were created by Louis Comfort Tiffany

“The pursuit of beauty” was the single goal of the amazing talented Louis Comfort Tiffany who was one of the most creative and prolific designers of the late 19th-century.

 

Photograph of Louis Comfort Tiffany 1915

 

One of America’s most acclaimed artists, Louis Comfort Tiffany’s was an artist whose career experimented and influenced...

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

 Rosa Gallica

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...