Posts Tagged ‘portraits’

Artist of the moment………Andre Derain

 

 

Andre Derain was a Fauvist and Impressionist sculptor and painter who painted figures and the landscape. Andre Derain was born in Chateau, Yvelines, Ile-de-France in the year 1880.

For his collegiate education Derain first studied to be an engineer at Academy Camillo and studied art the Academy Julian.

He met Matisse whilst taking painting classes and the two became lifelong friends who went on to found the Fauvist movement.

Derain was a featured artist in the famed Armory Show of 1913. The first time modernist European works were shown in the United States.

Andre Derain was killed after being hit by an automobile in 1954 at the age of 74 years old.

In this clip we view a montage of works by Andre Derain:

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $50,000. Derain was an avid printmaker.

What a great use of color! I can’t wait to see this artist’s work in person later this month!

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Artist of the moment……….Dustin Yellin

 

 

Dustin Yellin is a fantastic artist who makes 3 dimensional paintings in glass using acrylic paint. Dustin Yellin was born in Los Angeles, California in the year 1975. Yellin is a painter, collage artist, and draftsman who uses combines all of these skills when making one of his 3 dimensional works.

The artist moved to New York in 1995. He supported himself by performing street art.

Yellin uses a lot of glass in each work, even the smaller ones. In his studio we visit with James Kalm the artist tells us he had 15 tons of glass in his studio at the time of Kalm’s visit. Each layer is made individually and then layered upon each other to give the work tremendous depth.

The depth is best scene in his works with trees and forests. Many of these works are made just with one color of paint.

Yellin is now based out of Brooklyn, New York.

Below a link to the website of the artist:

http://dustinyellin.com/

 

In this clip we visit the studio of Dustin Yellin with our art amigo James Kalm (from 2011) This clip is awesome because Mr. Kalm shoots images from the side and in front of the works so the realism and abstraction of each work is seen. :

Price range information: Sorry none available.

I enjoy the creativity of this artist. His acrylic trees are amazing! All the works in glass are so unique because they both explore the fields  of abstraction, color, and realism. A visual feast for our eyes!

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Artist of the moment………..photographer Dorothea Lange

 

Dorothea Lange was an American photographer was renown for his images of the Great Depression era. Dorothea Lange was born in Hoboken, New Jersey in the year 1895. Her most famous works deal with migrant workers and

Lange had a difficult childhood as her father abandoned the family. She also was a victim of the disease polio. This caused her to have weak legs and she walked with permanent limp.

The artist attended Columbia University located in New York City where she studied photography. After college was able to work in the studios of many famous photographers.

Lange worked for the government program (F.S.A.) at the Farm Security Administration.

Talk about an artistic husband and wife duo, Dorothea Lange was married to American western painter Maynard Dixon. The couple had two children. After the couple divorced Lange married an economics professor. Lange and the professor travelled about the country and Lange took photographs of people whilst the professor would interview them and add them to the his economic studies.

Her most famous photograph dealt with a migrant worker who lived in camp that was nearly dying trying to put food on the table for her and her two kids. Lange also photographed Americans that were of Japanese decent who were sent to American Internment Camps. The photographs of the Internment camps angered the army.

In this clip we take a closer look at the most renown work of Lange, that of the migrant mother who is starving:

 

Dorothea Lange passed away in 1965 at the age of 70s years old.

Price range information: Photographs and prints range from $5,000 to $500,000.

In this clip some works of the Depression area are shown:

Lange was wonderful at capturing the mood of people. Her use of black and white photography also plays a key role in this aspect of her work.

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Artist of the moment……Raymond Howell

Raymond Howell was an African American painter that produced works dealing with the African American experience. Howell also tried to help bring art to minority children. Howell’s work is a fantastic blend of surrealism and realism.

Raymond Howell was born in the year 1931.

Howell was very popular in his home region of San Francisco, California. Raymond Howell Day takes place every year on his birthday, September 7th.

Raymond Howell passed away in 2002.

The artist is part of the collection of the Oakland Museum of Art.

Price range information: Howell created a small number of prints which can be found for $1,000. Originals in oils can reach $10,000. The artist also worked in acrylics.

Below a montage of great works by Raymond Howell from a private collection:

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Artist of the moment…….Street Artist Adnate

 

Adnate is a wonderful street artist from Australia renown for his work with portraits. His main medium is spray paint. Adnate is based out of Melbourne, Australia.

When he began as an artist Adnate produced graffiti. He became great at using letters in his art, but after ten years decided to try something new and different and started to paint portraits.

Adnate is also part of the street artist collective AWOL.

In this clip we view Adnate at work on a piece of art:

The artist also creates works on canvas. These works are made with spray paint and acrylic paint.

A link to the website of street artist Adnate:

http://adnate.com.au/

Adnate has shown his work in galleries since 2006.

I love the very large murals created by this artist. His use of color is extraordinary!

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Artist of the moment…….Photographer Joseph Szabo

 

Joseph Szabo is an American photographer renowned for his images of growing up in America as teenager in the 1970s. Szabo was born in Toledo, Ohio in the year 1944.

For his artistic education Joseph Szabo attended the Pratt Institute located in New York City.

The artist has won awards from the National Endowment for the Arts.

A link to the website of Joseph Szabo:

http://www.josephszabophotos.com/

Szabo is included in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

price range information: Works range from $2,000 to $20,000.

 

In this clip Szabo talks about shooting teenagers and their dramatic personalities:

In this clip we view some works of Szabo he shot at the beach:

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Artist of the moment……..Street Artist Rone

Rone is a fantastic street artist from Australia who is renowned for his paintings of people. Rone was born in Australia in the year 1980.

Rone has his favorite subject matter which includes skateboarding and video games.

In this clip we view a show from 2011 that featured Rone and other artists painting live! Other artists are featured but Rone is shown painting using a stencil on canvas at 40 seconds into the clip:

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Rone works in the field of graphics design.

Like my favorite street artist Swoon, Rone also uses wheatpastes when he doesn’t have to paint images. He works in the daytime as his work is very detailed and he prefers to work in full light. The artist also uses stencils in his work.

In this clip an interview with the artist:

Another highly successful street artist!
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Artist of the moment……Street Artist La Mesa

Mesa or La Mesa is a Spanish street artist based out of Barcelona, Spain. Mesa works with portraits and much of his work is in black and white. With his way of capturing the face his art reminds of the street artist renown for his work with photography in black and white, J.R. He works with faces mainly, but also works with birds as a favorite subject.

In this clip many works of Mesa are shown. Here you get a selection of works other than the portraits he is renown for:

No more information on this artist but more street artists coming soon!

price range information: Sorry none available.

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Artist of the moment…….Chaim Soutine

 

 

Chaim Soutine was born in Smilavichy, Russian Empire in the year 1893. Soutine painted landscapes but is better known for his very expressive style of painting portraits. This area is now Minsk, Belarus.

A great montage of works by Chaim Soutine shown here:

Soutine attended the Academy of Fine Arts located in Vilnius, which is now part of Lithuania. After his studies there he moved abroad to Paris, France where he would attend the Ecole Des Beaux Arts.

In this clip we visit a show featuring the works of Chaim Soutine with our dear art loving amigo James Kalm!:

The painter Modigliani was a close friend and painted Chaim Soutine often.

Soutine also loved to paint animal carcasses. On many occasions neighbors complained of the smell of decaying animals and would call upon the police to remove the smell of their neighbor the artist! Soutine was inspired to paint these works based on the famous work Rembrandt completed of decaying meat.

Soutine found support from an American collector, and did rather well for himself before the onset of World War 2. He was in France and it was invaded by the Germans. As he was Jewish, he fled and spent time sleeping outside and always on the run. He developed an ulcer and tried to seek emergency surgery to fix it, but the surgery didn’t help and he passed away in 1943 at the age of 50 years old.

Price range information: Chaim Soutine is heavily collected and prices for a small oil painting start in the mid six figure range up to $20 million for a larger original oil.

I love the expressiveness of his sitters in the portraits. I enjoy looking at portraits of people who are living and breathing in the painting such as those by the Dutch master Frans Hals.

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Artist of the moment…….Clay Rice

 

Clay Rice is the grandson of the silhouette artist Carew Rice. Like his grandfather both artists specialize in making cut paper silhouettes. Though his grandfather was famous for his cut paper work and Clay Rice saw him work many times, the artist didn’t begin to take cut paper silhouette work with the vigor of a professional artist until he was in his twenties.

 

Clay Rice has done by his own account more than 900,000 portrait works. Most of these works take around one minute to complete as you can see in the film clip.In this clip we watch as Clay Rice gives us a live demonstration of a cut paper silhouette:

Rice has also produced children’s books containing his fantastic cut paper artwork. Rice has won awards for his children’s books. Clay Rice has very high standards for himself as he hopes to win a Caldecott award which is given for outstanding pictures and illustrations in children’s literature.

In addition to children’s books Rice’s work has appeared in the television series Army Wives.

Rice says he has been doing silhouette cuts for a little more than three decades time.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Another great family of artists.

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