Posts Tagged ‘dancers’

Artist of the moment……..Gino Severini

 

 

Gino Severini was an Italian painter associated with the Cubist and Futurist movements. Gino Severini was born in Cortona, Italy in the year 1883. His father worked in the courts and his mother was a dress maker.

Below a montage of works by Gino Severini:

Severini studied in Rome at the Rome Fine Art Institute. After relocating to Paris, France in 1906 the artist fell in the love with the city and considered with Cortona (his birthplace) the artist’s two favorite cities.

Severini enjoyed painting the figure whilst in motion. Some favorite subjects of the artist included dancers and musicians.

One of his biggest influences was the artist Giocoma Balla, already profiled here.

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $750,000. The artist was a prolific printmaker.

Gino Severini passed away in 1966.

Severini had a great eye for composition. His Cubist and Futurist works showing the movement of human figure are fascinating for how many shapes they contain, whilst still showing a great sense of movement through out the picture.

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Artist of the moment……Richard Yarde

Richard Yarde is an African American artist born in the year 1939  in Boston, Massachusetts. He was renown for his work depicting mainly African- American people dancing. A great draughtsman who enjoyed painting the figure. In addition to the figure Yarde was renown for his work with the medium of watercolor. He occasionally worked in oils.

Yarde was an outstanding painter of fabrics and clothes.

price range information: Sorry none available.

For his artistic education Yarde attended Boston University earning both a bachelors and masters of fine arts degree.

Yarde is part of the teaching faculty at the University of Massachusetts located in Amherst, Massachusetts.

The artist lives and works out of Northampton, Massachusetts.

Recipient of an award from the National Academy of Art and Letters.

Richard Yarde passed away in 2011. In the clip below we view a tribute to his legacy of art:

Included in many prominent collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and the Boston Museum of Art.

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