The Nude in Art_Leo Putz

Leo Putz _B. 18 June 1869, in Merano_ D. 21 July 1940, in Merano He began his studies at the age of sixteen at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich, where he studied with the history painter Gabriel von Hackl. From there he when to study at the Académie Julien in Paris. His work encompasses Art Nouveau, Impressionism, and the beginnings of Expressionism. […]

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Munich School_Louis Frederick Grell

Louis Frederick Grell (November 30, 1887 – November 21, 1960) was an American figure composition and portrait artist based in the Tree Studio resident artist colony in Chicago. He received his formal training in Europe from 1900 through 1915 and later became an art professor at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts from 1916 to 1922, and at […]

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The Goodall Artistic Legacy

Starting with Edward Goodall 1794-1870, there is a linage of Goodall Artists in England until 1982. Edward Goodall was born near Leeds, Yorkshire, where his Quaker uncle raised him. He went to London in his early teens and began as an apprentice to a printer and learned the art of steel line engraving. He became Edward […]

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19thc french academy_Théodore Ralli

The latter half of the 19thc and first quarter of the 20thc diverse things happening in different parts of the Globe. Here we have a Painter trained in the Ecole des Beaux-Arts French Academic manner which painted things that looked like things. They were primarily recorders of Nature. Painting subjects largely dictated by the government. […]

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Munich School_Alfred kowalski

This type of genre realism was greatly out of favor when we attended the Layton School of Art in the mid-60s. They are still not held in high regard by the art establishment. Their social-realism and folksy genre scenes tend toward Rockwellism and contain too much illustrative narrative to be taken very seriously. What can […]

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Charles Woodbury (1864-1940)

Charles H. Woodbury was born in Lynn, Massachusetts, while an undergraduate at MIT he became at 19 the youngest member of, the Boston Art Club. After graduation, he painted the New England coastline exhibiting and selling his works. In 1891 went to study at Academie Julian in Paris. It was the time of the Impressionist […]

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SELF FULFILLING PROPHECY

OR the Living Master Disaster… ARC bestows the title of Living Master on artists is considers to outstanding examples of their core philosophy. That philosophy reflects the dictums of the mid-19thc French Academy. These Academic Salon paintings display a high degree or craft or technique but little else. There is virtually nothing to distinguish one […]

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THE JURIES STILL OUT

To Salon or not Salon_This famous painting ‘Le studio de l’artiste’ by Courbet was rejected by the French Government, as were many of his paintings. Courbet never won the prestigious Prix de Rome. He along with Corot and Millet are considered the founding fathers of Realism. We all remember their names but we remember very […]

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Old Holland Oil Paint Review

PROSPECTUS:_Old Holland has been making artist colors since 1664, making it one of the oldest continuously operating companies in the art supplies industry. The company is known for uncompromising adherence to traditional techniques and standards. All color making is done by hand, and all processes are controlled by artists. Pigments are ground in stone rather […]

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RUBLEV OIL PAINT REVIEW

PROSPECTUS:_Rublev uses natural and historical pigments like those used by the old masters. Another is we make them as they did before modern oil colors—without additives. Rublev Colours Artists Oils are formulated to maintain the unique characteristics of each pigment in oil. What you find in each tube is unique due to the pigment inside, […]

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