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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    the artist who is only recorded through the signatures on some of his paintings Authors have speculated widely on the location of his activity suggesting Gelderland Friesland Westphalia and given the appearance of Capuchin monks in one of his street scenes Hartford Wadsworth Atheneum inv no 167 a small town near the Flemish or German border of the Netherlands where such orders were more likely to appear than in Holland Remarkably one of his domestic interiors Brussels Musée des Beaux Arts inv no 2826 even includes a piece of West African sculpture perhaps indicating a more worldly chapter in Vrel s biography Given the painter s limited oeuvre fewer than 40 paintings and charmingly naà ve manner some viewers have assumed that he was only an amateur or Sunday painter However the early appearance of two of his works in the inventory of the collection of Archduke Leopold Wilhelm proves that he was well enough regarded in his day to have attracted the attention of the archduke s curator the renowned Flemish painter David Teniers the Younger Vrel is often assumed to have been a member of the so called De Hooch School but the date on his Interior with a Woman at a Window Vienna Kunsthistorisches Museum inv no 6081 is 1654 and proves that he dated paintings four years before any known dates on De Hooch s Delft style interiors or courtyards Vrel painted domestic interiors courtyards street scenes and two gothic church interiors In the past his works have often been misattributed not only to De Hooch but also to Johannes Vermeer Isaak Koedijk and Pieter Janssens Elinga Peter C Sutton Search Advanced search Featured Products Catalogue of the Madrid Realists exhibition Spanish Hardcover Add to Basket Catalogue for the Madrid Realists exhibition Spanish Paperback Add to

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    known as Les Nabis in 1889 Together with them he pursued a new Synthetist art inspired by the example of Paul Gauguin in which direct observation of nature was less important and the reduction of forms and colours was taken to an extreme After discontinuing his family s military tradition in 1885 and attending the Académie Julian in 1888 Vuillard was admitted to the École des Beaux Arts However he soon shunned the rigidity of the academic school and teamed up with Bonnard and Sérusier two of the most prominent representatives of the Nabis Through his friendship with Aurélien Lugné Poë a theatre producer who introduced Symbolist drama to Paris he enjoyed an intense relationship with the world of the theatre and was involved in founding the Théâtre de L Oeuvre He collaborated in the staging of several works such as Maeterlinck s L Intruse and Les Aveugles and Alfred Jarry s Ubu roi The Nabis association with La Revue Blanche during the 1890s enabled him to contribute to the review as an illustrator His friendship with its editors the Natanson brothers brought him his first commissions for series of decorative panels When the century turned Vuillard s style tended towards greater naturalism He came into contact with the Hessel family and a close relationship sprang up between them As a result the Hessels circle of friends became the new clientele for his landscapes and in particular his portraits which eventually would form the predominant genre in his painting He portrayed the sitters in domestic indoor settings capturing the fashions and ways of life of the haute bourgeoisie of the period At the end of his life Vuillard received important public commissions to produce large mural paintings such as in the Palais Chaillot in 1936 and the Geneva headquarters of

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    Works Author Edward Wadsworth Title Vorticist Study Year 1914 Biography Listen A member of the British Vorticist movement the painter Edward Wadsworth studied engineering before training as a painter first at the Bradford School of Art and later from 1908 to 1912 at the Slade School of Art in London In 1912 he joined Roger Fry s Omega workshops where he remained for only a short time before leaving to team up with Wyndham Lewis on his project to establish the Rebel Art Centre Wadsworth hailed from a family of industrialists from the Bradford area which is perhaps why like many contemporary artists he was attracted by machines His Vorticist works mostly destroyed or their whereabouts unknown began to feature elements that referred to a mechanised world and denoted familiarity with Italian Futurist art However despite being one of the organisers of the dinner held in London in honour of Filippo Tommaso Marinetti in 1913Wadsworth objected to certain aspects of the movement He admired the work of Wassily Kandinsky and published his English translation of Concerning the Spiritual in Art in the Vorticist magazine Blast created by Lewis After taking part in the Vorticist Exhibition at the Doré Gallery in 1915 Wadsworth served in the Royal Navy volunteer reserve and after the war he and Lewis went their separate ways He developed a renewed interest in representing the real world in his art although he continued to centre on depicting machines and also seascapes another theme present in his earlier work In 1933 he was a founding member of Unit One a group devoted to promoting artistic renewal in Britain and in 1934 the realism of his paintings acquired a magical quality an aspect shared with the Surrealist trends Search Advanced search Featured Products Catalogue of the Madrid Realists exhibition

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    Jean Antoine Watteau Title Pierrot Content Year ca 1712 Biography Listen Youngest son of Jean Philippe Watteau Jean Antoine revealed an interest in painting from a very early age He initially trained in his native city where he is documented in 1699 as a pupil of the painter Jacques Albert Gérin He left for Paris in 1702 where he began life drawing and during this early phase made contact with the Flemish community of artists living in the capital Between 1705 and 1708 he worked with the printmaker and set designer Claude Gillot in whose studio he became familiar with the commedia dell arte characters and the world of the theatre and masks Watteau is next documented with Claude Audran whom he assisted on the decoration of the castle of La Muette During this period Watteau had access to the art collection in the Palais du Luxembourg where he studied and admired the work of Rubens Between 1708 and 1712 he undertook his first independent projects Following a brief period in Valenciennes where he painted military scenes he returned to Paris in 1710 His small format paintings are set in gardens filled with elegant figures engaged in conversation or playing instruments Among Watteau s most important works are Fêtes venitiennes National Galleries of Scotland Edinburgh The Embarkation for Cythera Musée du Louvre Paris of 1717 The Garden of Love Museo del Prado Madrid and L Enseigne de Gersaint Charlottenburg the latter marking a change of direction in his work Watteau died at Nogent sur Marne in 1721 Shortly after his death his friend and protector Jean de Jullienne had prints made of all his paintings and drawings which contributed to the dissemination of his work throughout Europe While Watteau s style had numerous followers and imitators Jean Baptiste Pater was

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    Wesley Dow at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn from 1898 to 1900 and taught drawing at schools in Virginia and Minnesota In 1905 he travelled to Paris with the intention of completing his artistic training He attended the Académie Julian studied under Henri Matisse became acquainted with the work of Pablo Picasso and struck up a friendship with Henri Rousseau At the time he also developed an interest in art of other periods during his travels to Spain Italy and the Netherlands and embraced the artistic expressions of other continents Weber returned to New York in 1909 and came into contact with Alfred Stieglitz at whose gallery 291 he organised an exhibition of the work of Le Douanier Rousseau in 1910 The following year the gallery exhibited Weber s still lifes and nudes which bore the imprint of his Paris years His style was subsequently characterised by an eclectic combination of elements of Cubism and Futurism and a Fauvist paletteMany of his works from this period capture his impressions of life in the big city with its movement rhythm and sounds Beginning in the early 1920s Weber s painting became more introspective and centred on Jewish tradition Around this time his interest waned in exploring the paths that had led him to abstraction and he again focused on studying the human figure His last works executed from the 1940s onwards were infused with greater lyricism Throughout his artistic career he also experimented with sculpture engraving and the graphic arts Max Weber was one of the few American artists of his generation which was pioneering in its interest in the new art to set out his artistic ideas in writing His essays can be read in Stieglitz s Camera Work 1910 and under the title Essays on Art 1916 He also

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    him from his cousin who was almost the same age and painted with a plain technique and brilliant colours above all city landscapes Jan Hendrik was also known as de vrolijke Weiss a play on words that means the cheerful melody At the beginning of his career Weissenbruch received drawing classes from Johannes LÃ w for three years Later on he was trained by scenery painter Bart van Hove 1790 1880 and attended night classes at the Academy of the Hague In 1849 two years after Weissenbruch staged his first exhibition the Teylers Museum in Haarlem acquired one of his panoramic landscapes However that early success did not last very long In spite of the prestige he had earned among his colleagues he did not achieve public acknowledgement until the late 1880s During this intermediate period Weissenbruch went from being a characteristic painter of Dutch Romanticism to one of the best representatives of the Hague School His lively dune landscapes led to a series of atmospheric impressions of the Dutch polders in which the artist paid special attention to his representation of the cloudy skies and stretches of water These beautiful oil and watercolour landscapes were painted almost without exception with free and delicate brushstrokes The artist found his inspiration in the surroundings of the city in which he resided the Hague and in Haarlem Over the years he extended the focus of his work to Gouda Boskoop Delft and Schiedam After 1875 Weissenbruch regularly returned to the wet landscapes found in the areas surrounding Nieuwkoop and Noorden He only travelled abroad once In the company of his friend the art dealer J Slagmulder he visited the Exposition Universelle in Paris in the year 1900 and he undertook an excursion to Barbizon where he painted among other subjects Millet s

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    Online Shop Book Publications Gifts Support the Museum Sponsors Friends Volunteers The Museum in Private Corporate Events Press Tourism Professional Channel About Thyssen History Staff Jobs Transparency h Home Hans Wertinger Biography and Works Author Hans Wertinger Born Dead Landshut ca 1465 70 1533 Date Works Author Hans Wertinger Title The Court Jester known as Knight Christoph Year 1515 Biography Listen We have few details about the training of this painter whose date and place of birth are unknown to us He developed his artistic career at the court of Baviera receiving commissions from the Palatine Count Philip and from the Elector Frederick and he was chamber painter to Louis X of Baviera He had an important workshop from which numerous paintings were sent to churches Search Advanced search Featured Products Catalogue of the Madrid Realists exhibition Spanish Hardcover Add to Basket Catalogue for the Madrid Realists exhibition Spanish Paperback Add to Basket Go to the shop Recommended artists Lucas Cranach Wittenberg 1515 1586 Anonymous German Artist of the School of Lucas Cranach the Elder Active between 1525 43 Hans Baldung Grien Schwäbish Gmünd 1484 85 Strasbourg 1545 Hans Holbein Augsburg 1460 65 Augsburg 1534 Barthel Beham Nuremberg 1502 Italia

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    Biography Listen Wertinger was a German painter and engraver born between 1465 and 1470 His family were from Wertingen to the northeast of Augsburg and it is possible that he trained in his native city or in Munich in the circle of Jan Polack Wertinger collaborated with the painter and stained glass designer Sigmund Gleismüller In 1491 he became a citizen of Landshut a fact that has led to the suggestion that he was an independent master by that date Wertinger s first known work is The Legend of Saint Sigismund of 1498 painted for Freising cathedral It reveals the influence of late Gothic painting in the colour and treatment of the figures with their angular bodies and slightly elongated heads as well an interest in anecdotal detail Wertinger also painted a number of works for Philip Count Palatine and for the Elector Frederick of Saxony which have not survived From 1515 onwards his workshop received numerous commissions not just for altarpieces but also for designs for stained glass prints miniatures for missals frescoes and independent panel paintings Wertinger s style evolved under the influence of Dürer Altdorfer and the Danube School his colour became softer and he placed increasing importance on landscape as is evident in his portrait backgrounds He was employed as court painter to Duke Louis X of Bavaria Landshut while notable portraits by his hand include that of the Prince Bishop Philip of Freising Alte Pinakothek Munich Two series of paintings of the months and the seasons most of them in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum Munich are considered to be his masterpieces and also reveal the ongoing evolution of his style Wertinger died in Landshut in 1533 but his work continued to be an important reference point for painting in that region Search Advanced search Featured Products

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