Posts Tagged ‘pointillist’

Artist of the moment……Tony Bechara

 

Tony Bechara was born in Puerto Rico in the year 1942. Bechara is renown for his pointillist abstract paintings that are based on a grid. Bechara works mainly in acrylics and is an avid printmaker.

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The artist attended college at the University of Georgetown located in Washington D.C. where he studied law. He also attended the Visual School for the arts and New York University Graduate School for International Relations. Bechara also studied abroad at the Sorbonne located in Paris, France.

Bechara is the chairman of the board of directors of New York’s only museum dedicated to Latin American artists.

Below a link to the website of Tony Bechara:

http://www.tonybechara.com/

The artist is now based out of New York City.

Bechara has won a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Some other famous artists using grids in their work include Piet Mondrian, Chuck Close, and Agnes Martin. Bechara has taken the grid further by adding many more layers and much more color than those grid artists that preceded him.

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Artist of the moment……James Chronister

 

James Chronister was born in Helena, Montana in the year 1978. Chronister is renown or his black and white paintings that recall the pointillist artists of yesterday.

Chronister moved to California for college  and attended San Francisco’s California College for the Arts. He still remains based out of this area.

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The artist works in oils.

One reason I started this website was to focus on the different process artist’s use to create. This artist paints in the dark! In this clip we view the artist at work via a time lapse. What an interesting process. One wonders if he worked in color if he could get such impressive results!:

In this clip a brief news clip about James Chronister with some of his artwork:

 

A link to the website of James Chronister:

http://jameschronister.com/

Its great to see such fascinating work in black and white. I wonder if Ansel Adams might paint in the dark  since he did such great work in the dark with his photography!

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Artist of the moment…..Maximilien Luce

Maximilien Luce was a French painter associated with the Neo-Impressionism and Pointillist movements. Maximilien Luce was born in Paris, France in the year 1858. The artist worked with many subjects and two favorite subjects included nude bathers and the landscapes. In addition to painting and engraving Luce also produced a large amount of lithographs.

When he began his career he was an engraver. Luce then worked as an Impressionist, then a Pointillist, and then returned to Impressionism. His father was a railway clerk. One of his first jobs was working in the studio of artist Eugene Froment. Luce produced woodblock prints.

The artist often used his wife as his muse.

Price range information: Works range from $10,000 to $750,000.

In this clip a great montage of works by Maximilien Luce set to music:

For additional artistic input Luce attended the L’Academie Suisse and also studied with Carolus- Duran, the main teacher of John Singer Sargent.

The artist left his career as an engraver behind as newer printing presses signified an end to his profession as a whole. Luce then decided he would try to be a full time painter.

Was elected President of the Society of Independent Artists. He resigned the position as he didn’t agree with the way Jewish artists were not being allowed to join this group.

Price range information: Works range from $100,000 to $4.2 million at auction for an oil painting.