Painters

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 […]

Hugo Simberg Finnish Symbolist Painter

The art of Hugo Simberg - Garden of Death

UPDATE: Today on this 10th day of September 2015 (orig pub date 30/04/2013), I decided to post a quick update to this article on my blog since I came across an article that really grabbed my attention. It was on Hugo Simberg’s photographs. At the bottom of the page is the link to it. Previously, I hadn’t thought of Simberg as referencing photographs in his art process, yet he does. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Vincent Van Gogh a prolific painter from Holland

Vincent Van Gogh's "Pear Tree in Bloom" c. 1888-1889

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t know about or dislikes Van Gogh. The beloved painter sold only one painting during his lifetime. He is best known for his sunflower paintings series and starry night paintings. He often made several versions of a topic. He also is know for suffering from mental illness and slicing off his own ear. But did you know that Simon & Schuster’s logo is based on […]