Archive for May 3, 2014

Artist of the moment…….Lill Tschudi



Lill Tschudi was a wonderful artist who worked with the figure using a Modernist approach. Lill Tschudi was born in Schwanden, Glarus, Switzerland in the year 1911. For her artistic education Tschudi  attended the Grosvenor School of Modern Art.

Tschudi then relocated to Paris where she mentored under some the more success Modernist painters including Andre L’Hote and Fernand Leger, both already profiled here.

Though the artist used color well, its her line work and drafting skills that amaze me the most. The figures are given just enough information about the figure that we the viewer can imagine it breathing, talking, and coming to life. Tschudi was an outstanding printmaker who produced more than 300 prints over her lengthy career.

In this clip we view a work by the artist as it is prepared for auction. A landscape by British artist Jack Marriot is also shown:

Price range information: Original works seldom come on the market such as watercolors or oils, linocuts and woodcuts often go to auction with prices ranging from $10,000 to $50,000.


Artist of the moment……..Photographer Lucien Clergue


Lucien Clergue is one of the foremost photographers in all of France. Clergue was born in Arles, France in the year 1934. Clergue has illustrated books in addition to his photography works.

Clergue was a life long friend and associate of Pablo Picasso. Clergue even penned a book on the knowledge and meetings he had with the master of all mediums, Pablo Picasso.

Clergue was knighted in 2003.

Clergue has had many successful series including ones of gypsies, nudes, and entertainers. In this clip we view his “zebra works” with the nude. The female body’s sensational curves are shown with many patterns of lines. These works remind of Dale Chihuly glass vase, all of the lines of the female form and the lines appearing for the “zebra pattern” are so elegant and well tapered:

Clergue has had a show at the Museum of Modern Art located in New York City and is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

Price range information: Works range from $2,000 to $20,000. The zebra nudes are heavy demand.