2017. november 17., péntek

Plaster Statuette, a Rose and Two Novels

Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890) - Plaster Statuette, a Rose and Two Novels (1887) – (Oil on canvas. Kröller-Müller Museum) - - In 1886, Van Gogh traveled to Paris to explore emerging artistic movements under the guidance and continued support of his brother Theo van Gogh, an art dealer. Vincent stayed in Theo’s apartment on Rue Laval until a larger apartment could be acquired. For four months, Van Gogh studied with Fernand Cormon, painting plaster casts, live nude models and props available at Cormon’s studio.


2017. november 11., szombat

The Library at Haddo House

George Paul Chalmers (Scottish, 1833-1878) - The Library at Haddo House (Oil on board. Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery) - - Chalmers painted the interiors of houses and cottages like the Cranbrook Colony painters and some Dutch painters. Here, he paints the library, somewhat in disorder as if the books were in the process of being read, of Haddo House, a Scottish stately home located near Tarves in Aberdeenshire.


2017. november 3., péntek

Ballerina Moira Shearer

Ballerina Moira Shearer as Cinderella in the Sadler’s Wells Ballet production, January 01, 1949. - Rising from the ranks to ballerina from 1942 to 1952, Ms. Shearer was identified both with leading roles in the 19th-century classics and works created by the British choreographer Frederick Ashton. She danced the title role in the premiere of his “Cinderella” in 1948 and, along with Margot Fonteyn and Pamela May, led his neoclassical ballet “Symphonic Variations” in 1946.


2017. november 2., csütörtök