20th Century Art

Max Beckmann, German Expressionist Painter

Max Beckmann Painting The Rape of Euorpa

Artists I like: Max Beckmann Selected Works progressing from 1901 until the 1940’s Beckmann PDFs Thanks for stopping by and reading about Max Beckmann. I hope that you will be moved and excited by his art. A new comment system is in place – for awhile there was no commenting but it’s back 🙂 So, feel free to leave a comment and don’t forget to share this article on twitter […]

More on Philip Evergood

Pittsburgh Family by artist Phillip Evergood

You can click on any of the slides above for a full view of the image. When I first posted the first 2 images shown here back in 2012 on other posts, I really didn’t know or find a lot of info on the artist. Having revisted the works, decided to look for more info on the artist Phillip Evergood and share it here. At the bottom of this article […]

Josef Albers, Master of Colour

Gropius project - Josef Albers Stained Glass

Artist’s I Like: Josef Albers Josef Albers was a master of colour and a teacher. I was first introduced to him when his book Interaction of Color was on the syllabus for the foundation Color Theory course in college. Along with his book we were required to purchase a pack of very expensive beautiful paper and in addition to a myriad of painting and drawing color projects, we were required […]

Hans Hofmann: Painter and Teacher

Hans Hofmann Self Portrait with Brushes

When I was undergraduate studying art, required reading was Chipp’s Theories of Modern Art: A Source Book by Artists and Critics (California Studies in the History of Art). It is a collection of original writings by artists themselves – letters, essays, manifestos etc. One of the artists that is included in this text is the German born artist who later moved to the United States, Hans Hofmann. I was very […]

Alexandru Ciucurencu (Romanian, Post-Impressionism, 1903–1977)

alexandru ciucurencu painting

The first painting, which I personally prefer, shown here by Alexandru Ciucurencu is based on a passage from a poem by renowned Romanian author Mihai Eminescu, “Imparat si proletar” (Rulers and Workers) the author of the article doesn’t specifically say what passage of the poem and I am unfamiliar with this work so there is not interpretation or speculation here, although I wonder if there is something else behind it. […]

Thomas Hart Benton, American Artist

Thomas Hart Benton - american painter - oil painting "The Hailstorm"

Thomas Hart Benton was an american painter who painted everyday life. Shown above are 2 oil paintings that illustrate his use of colour – 1. The Sheepherder 2. The Hailstorm That is my favorite thing about his works is how he uses colour. You can read more about Thomas Hart Benton here. Feel free to add any links to his works in the comments section. Artists I Like: Thomas Hart […]

Constantin Brancusi, Romanian Artist & Sculptor

Brancusi Seated photo of a photo from Atelier Museum in Paris by Bogdan Badulescu

Artists I Like: Constantin Brancusi Constantin Brancusi’s atelier in Paris, I didn’t go when in Paris but a friend of mine did. Recently I viewed his pix on FB and asked to share them in my artists i like series. So here they are and following them are a few excellent links with his bio, photos and other info about this great romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi. To see more photos […]

Mircea Roman, Romanian Sculptor

Image of a work by Mircea Roman a romanian sculptor

Mircea Roman is an award winning sculptor who studied in Cluj, left Romania for London for some years and then came back. Below you’ll find a few good links in english and/or romanian. Regardless of which language, either way good pix so you can see the work. Also shared here is a youtube interview with him and larger images of the works shared on this page in the gallery. Hope […]

Maria Truța a Romanian Painter

IImage of Maria Truta's painting Laughing Crying (rasu plansu)

Artists I Like: Maria Truța In 2007 there was a retrospective of Maria Truța’s work at the Muzeul de Arta in Cluj-Napoca. She graduated from Cluj’s art academy in 1968. This is a scan of a 40×40 oil painting with a title translated to english is Laughing Crying from the exhibition catalog. There is an article about the exposition in romanian here.

Emilio Ortiz, painter, Mexico

Emilio Ortiz: Study for a fresco, oil painting

Emilio Ortiz was a Mexican artist (1936 – 1987) Artists I Like: Emilio Ortiz Some of his works have been up for auction but not a lot of info is available about the artist. Here is one I found for sale online – I did find however the following excerpt on wikipedia where he is included in a list of artists in a movement called – Nueva Presencia Nueva Presencia […]