Archive for May 8, 2013

Artist of the moment……Emilio Pettoruti

Emilio Pettoruti was born in La Plata, Argentina in the year 1892.Pettoruti painted in the manner of many movements such as Cubism, Futurism, and Abstraction. At age 14 the artist began studying at a local academy of art but quit vowing to teach himself.

He was able to study with Emilio Coutaret, a drawing professor at the Museum of Natural History. Pettoruti learned to draw the human face accurately and earned a scholarship to study in Italy.

Price range information: Oils range $50,000 to $800,000. Watercolors range $2,000 to $20,000.

1915 first one man show. The show brought the artist media attention that wasn’t all positive. Pettoruti was painting in a modern style that had not yet made it to Argentina. He encouraged others to view the world with new eyes.

His first still life paintings concentrated on objects from bottles to cups seen from many angles. Pettoruti then concentrated on light. He chose to see light as a fixed object in the picture rather than lighting other objects in his works.

Included in the collection of the San Francisco Museum of Art.

If enjoy this artist please check out French Cubist painter Bernard Buffet.

In this clip a wonderful selection of art by Emilio Pettoruti. My favorite Cubist painter!

Artist of the moment….Kaii Higashiyama

Kaii Higashiyama was a fantastic painter of the landscape. Higashiyama was born in Yokohama,Japan in the year 1908.
For his collegiate education he attented what is today the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts.

Learned German in one year attending a school in Berlin, Germany.
In 1945 the artist was drafted into the army but was demobilized by the end of the year.
In 1947 Higashiyama won the most prestigious award for art in Japan. Within a few years time Higashiyama would pursue the landscape as his major theme.
I find his landscapes to be very tranquil.The artist was also great at painting trees. If you enjoy the art of Higashiyama check out artist Teruko Wilde. Below an example of her style of painting trees with drips.


In this clip a wonderful selection of works set to music by Kaii Higashiyama.

Kaii Higashiyama passed away in 1999  at age of 91 years old.

price range information: Sorry none available.

Try paintng a landscape with a focus on trees today!