Monday, August 31, 2009

Last 100 years Worl Painter : Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat Born December 20 in Brooklyn, NY. With his start in graffiti during the 80's, Basquiat's work influences many young artists today.

There are some Jean-Michel Basquiat works :

In Italian, 1983
Acrylic, oilstick, and marker on canvas
mounted on wood supports, two panels.
The Stephanie and Peter Brant Foundation, Greenwich, Connecticut

Untitled, 1981
Acrylic, spray paint, & oilstick.
Courtesy The Stephanie and Peter Brant Foundation, Greenwich, CT

Untitled, 1981
Acrylic and spray paint on canvas. Collection of Annina Nosei

Untitled [Cheese Popcorn], 1982.
Oilstick & ballpoint pen on paper.
Courtesy The Stephanie and Peter Brant Foundation, Greenwich, CT

Untitled [Quality], 1983
Oil paintstick and ink on paper
19.5x15.5 inches
Whitney Museum of American Art;

Last 100 years Worl Painter : Pablo Picasso

Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Martyr Patricio Clito Ruíz y Picasso (October 25, 1881 – April 8, 1973) was an Andalusian-Spanish painter, draughtsman, and sculptor. As one of the most recognized figures in twentieth-century art, he is best known for co-founding the Cubist movement and for the wide variety of styles embodied in his work. Among his most famous works are the proto-Cubist Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907) and his depiction of the German bombing of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War, Guernica (1937).

There are some Pablo Picasso works :

Pablo Picasso. The Barefoot Girl. 1895. Oil on canvas. Musée Picasso, Paris, France.

Pablo Picasso. Portrait of the Artist's Mother. 1896. Pastel on Paper. Museo Picasso, Barcelona, Spain.

Pablo Picasso. Science and Charity. 1897. Oil on canvas. Museo Picasso, Barcelona, Spain.

Pablo Picasso. Matador Luis Miguel Dominguin. 1897. Pencil on paper.

Pablo Picasso. Leaning Harlequin. 1901. Oil on canvas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA.

Pablo Picasso. Woman with Chignon. 1901. Oil on canvas. Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA.

Pablo Picasso. The Absinth Drinker. 1901. Oil on cardboard. Melville Hall Collection, New York, NY, USA

Pablo Picasso. La Vie (Life). 1903. Oil on canvas. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, USA.

Pablo Picasso. Girl in a Chemise. c.1905. Oil on canvas. Tate Gallery, London, UK

Pablo Picasso. Young Girl with a Goat. 1906. Oil on canvas. Barnes Foundation, Lincoln University, Merion, PA, USA.

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Last 100 years World Painter : Van Gogh Vincent

Vincent Willem van Gogh (30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch Post-Impressionist artist.[1] His paintings and drawings include some of the world's best known, most popular and most expensive pieces. Van Gogh spent his early adult life working for a firm of art dealers. After a brief spell as a teacher, he became a missionary worker in a very poor mining region. He did not embark upon a career as an artist until 1880. Initially, Van Gogh worked only with sombre colours, until he encountered Impressionism and Neo-Impressionism in Paris. He incorporated their brighter colours and style of painting into a uniquely recognizable style, which was fully developed during the time he spent at Arles, France. He produced more than 2,000 works, including around 900 paintings and 1,100 drawings and sketches, during the last ten years of his life.

There are some Gogh works :

The Potato Eaters
1885 (180 Kb); Oil on canvas, 81.5 x 114.5 cm; Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh, Amsterdam

The night café
1888; Yale University Art Gallery

La chambre de Van Gogh à Arles (Van Gogh's Room at Arles)
1889 (200 Kb); Oil on canvas, 57 x 74 cm (22 1/2 x 29 1/3 in); Musee d'Orsay, Paris

Vincent's Room, Arles
1888; Vincent Van Gogh Foundation, Amsterdam

Entrance to the Public Garden in Arles
1888 (240 Kb); Oil on canvas, 72.5 x 91 cm (28 1/2 x 35 3/4 in); The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.

Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear
1889 (250 Kb); Oil on canvas, 60 x 49 cm; Courtauld Institute Galleries, London

Landscape at Saint-Rémy
1889; Ny Carlsberg Glypotek, Copenhagen

Mountains at Saint-Remy
1889 (220 Kb); Oil on canvas, 71.8 x 90.8 cm (28 1/4 x 35 3/4 in); Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

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Top Ten (10) Most Expensive Paintings Of All Time w. Pics

Millions and Hundreds of Millions of dollars are spent every year by the wealthy seeking a highly sought after piece of art. Following is a list of the Top Ten Most Expensive Paintings of All Time and an explanation of what makes them so special and worth the exorbitant price.

1. Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer by Gustav Klimt ($135,000,000)

This record breaking sale was enabled by a court order by the Austrian government to return the painting to the Artist's rightful heir. The entire dispute lasted over a year and was necessary to return the painting that was looted by the Nazis during World War II.
Skillfully painted in 1907 by the art nouveau master Gustav Klimt, the painting was purchased by Ronald S. Lauder, the cosmetics heir, in 2006.

2. Garçon à la Pipe by Pablo Picasso ($104,100,000)

Created during the Rose Period, Garcon a la Pipe showcases Picasso's exceptional use of cheerful orange and pink palatte.
The oil on canvas painting, measuring 100 × 81.3 cm (slightly over 39 × 32 inches), displays a Parisian boy holding a pipe in his left hand.
The record price auction at the time on May 4, 2004 in Sotheby's was a bit of a surprise to the core art buyers, because it was painted in the style not usually associated with the pioneering Cubist artist.

3. Dora Maar with Cat by Pablo Picasso ($95,200,000)

Another enormous surprise followed in 2006, when this painting near doubled its inaccurate presale estimate and brought in new record $95,200,000 at auction at Sotheby's on May 3, 2006.
Painted in 1941, Picasso's controversial portrait (one of his last) is sometimes described as an unflattering depiction of his mistress, Dora Maar, who was an artist/photographer and mistress of Picasso whose relationship lasted ten years during the 1930s and 40s.

4. Portrait of Dr. Gachet by Vincent van Gogh ($82,500,000)

This painting by the Dutch Impressionist master Vincent van Gogh suddenly became world-famous when Japanese businessman Ryoei Saito paid $82.5 million for it at auction in Christie's, New York. Saito was so attached to the painting that he wanted it to be cremated with him when he died. Saito died in 1996 ... but the painting was saved.
Vincent van Gogh actually painted two versions of Dr Gachet's portrait. You can view the other version, with a slightly different color scheme, at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.

5. Bal Au Moulin de la Galette by Pierre-Auguste Renoir ($78,000,000)

Bal au moulin de la Galette, Montmartre was painted by French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir in 1876. On May 17, 1990, it was sold for $ 78,000,000 at Sotheby's in New York City to Ryoei Saito, who bought it together with the Portrait of Dr Gachet (see above).

6. Massacre of the Innocents by Peter Paul Rubens ($76,700,000)

This painting by Peter Paul Rubens, painted in 1611, is the only painting in this list which was not painted in the 19th or 20th century. It was sold to Kenneth Thomson, 2nd Baron Thomson of Fleet for $ 76,700,000 at a 2002 Sotheby's auction.

7. Portrait de l'Artiste sans Barbe by Vincent van Gogh ($71,500,000)

Portrait de l'artiste sans barbe ("Self-portrait without beard") is one of many self-portraits by Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh. He painted this one in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France in September 1889. The painting is a oil painting on canvas and is 40 cm x 31 cm (16" x 13").
This is an uncommon painting since his other self-portraits show him with a beard. The self-portrait became one of the most expensive paintings of all time when it was sold for $71.5 million in 1998 in New York.

8. Rideau, Cruchon et Compotier by Paul Cézanne ($60,500,000)

This painting by Paul Cézanne, painted in ca. 1893-1894, sold for $60,500,000 at Sotheby's New York on May 10, 1999 to "The Whitneys". Whitney, born into one of America's wealthiest families, was a venture capitalist, publisher, Broadway show and Hollywood film producer, and philanthropist.

9. Femme aux Bras Croisés by Pablo Picasso ($55,000,000)

This work, painted in 1901, was a part of Picasso's famous Blue Period, a dark, sad time in the artist's life. The beautiful & various tones of blue are typical. The painting depicts a woman with her arms crossed staring at the endless nothing.
Femme aux Bras Croisés was sold for $55,000,000 November 8, 2000, at Christie's Rockefeller in New York City.

10. Irises by Vincent Van Gogh ($53,900,000)

Vincent van Gogh painted this at Saint Paul-de-Mausole in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France in 1889, only one year before his death. In 1987, it became the most expensive painting to date. It was sold for $ 54,000,000 to Alan Bond and later resold to the Getty Museum.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

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