Maurice de Vlaminck (b. 1876-1958 Paris, France). was one of the original founders of a group of artists called the Fauvists. The small group of artists, whose members included Henry Matisse and Andre Derain used pure of vibrant colour, this caused them to be named ‘Fauves’ (wild beasts) by art critic Louis Vauxcelles after seeingContinue reading “It’s Maurice De Vlaminck’s Birthday – Raw Power”
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Happy Birthday Max Ernst!!
Max Ernst born 1891- 1976 was a Surrealist artist. Born in Germany, he became a Naturalised American in 1948 and French in 1958. He was prolific in painting, sculpture, poetry and graphic art and a leading light and pioneer in his artistic approach to Surrealism and Dadaism. A lot of information about the artist andContinue reading “Happy Birthday Max Ernst!!”
Happy Birthday William Morris (1834-1896)
I thought that I would test the new ‘story’ facility on WordPress with this tryout on William Morris’s birthday. It works well. What I’d like to know is: if the story should be published first and – then writing added on (like I’m doing here) OR do the story and save, add to the writtenContinue reading “Happy Birthday William Morris (1834-1896)”
Happy Birthday Clarice Cliff!
Happy Birthday Clarice Cliff
Google Doodles Do – Art
NEW POST ON BOOKSTAINS HERE Google Doodles began in 1998 and were unanimated and unhyperlinked until 2010, when Sir Isaac Newton was honoured with the very first animation. Over 2000 international and regional Doodles have appeared through its homepages, featuring artists, personalities, musicians etc and by 2019, over 4000 Doodles had been created for GoogleContinue reading “Google Doodles Do – Art”
Happy Birthday Georges Braque!
Le Viaduct de L’ Estaque Georges Braque b. Paris, France (1882-1963) was a painter, collagist and draughtsman, sculptor and printmaker. His major contribution to Art History is through Cubisim, which he founded and developed alongside his close association with Picasso during the 1908-1912 period. Houses at de L’Estaque He also participated in Fauvism andContinue reading “Happy Birthday Georges Braque!”
Happy Eccentric Birthday Salvador Dali!
Today is the birthday of the Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dali (1904 – 1989) As I have already written a post about the artist (here) I thought it might be fun to take a look at the personality of Dali the man – the fun bits. This video I think shows the artist’s very individuality. Dali illustratesContinue reading “Happy Eccentric Birthday Salvador Dali!”