Παρασκευή, 20 Απριλίου 2012

Gerrit Dou (1613-1675)



Gerrit Dou was one of the most highly esteemed Dutch painters of the seventeenth century, prized for his meticulous technique and illusionistic effects. He entered Rembrandt van Rijn's Leiden studio at the age of fifteen, when the great master himself was still a teenager. Dou's fame, however, resulted from his own artistic achievements. He was considered the founder of the Leiden school of fijnschilders (fine painters), and his works were sought by collectors throughout Europe, including Queen Christina in Stockholm and Cosimo III de' Medici in Florence, who paid extremely high prices for his works.



                                                                                
                                                                                           dog


                                                                               old woman


                                                                                    violin player


                                                                        old woman reading a lectionary


                                                                                      physician


                                                                                young mother


                                                                                    astronomer


                                                                     astronomer by the candlelight


                                                                                    self-portrait


source : http://www.wga.hu/index1.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerrit_Dou

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Τρίτη, 17 Απριλίου 2012

Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904)


 Jean-Leon Gerome (May 11, 1824 - January 10, 1904) was a French painter and sculptor in the style now known as Academicism. The range of his oeuvre included historical painting, Greek mythology, Orientalism, portraits and other subjects, bringing the Academic painting tradition to an artistic climax....more




                                                                     duel after a masquerade ball



                                                                       portrait of a young boy



                                                                      Pygmalion and Galatea



                                                                           the dead of Caesar



                                                                              Diogenes



                                                                      Egyptian water carrier



                                                         Mufti reading in his praying stool



                                                                       The artist's model


source : http://www.orientalist-art.org.uk/gerome.html
http://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/list.php?m=a&s=du&aid=56
http://www.musee-orsay.fr/en/events/exhibitions/in-the-musee-dorsay/exhibitions-in-the-musee-dorsay/article/jean-leon-gerome-25691.html?cHash=3c1e3e427a

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