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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    Capriccio with a River and Bridge Year ca 1745 Biography Listen Bellotto was an apprentice in the studio of his uncle Canaletto where he is documented in 1735 soon absorbing the latter s style In 1738 he is registered in the painters guild in Venice and son after made a series of trips around various Italian cities Among his views of Venice are The Rio dei Mendicanti and the Scuola di San Marco Gallerie dell Accademia Venice and The Church of SS Giovanni e Paolo Museum of Fine Arts Springfield Mass His first documented trip was to Padua followed by Rome Lucca and Florence Between 1743 and 1747 he was in Lombardy Turin and Verona The results of these visits are to be seen in his views of The Tiber with the Castel Sant Angelo Rome Detroit Institute of Arts and View of Verona with the Ponte delle Navi Gemäldegalerie Dresden In 1747 he was in Dresden where he worked for Frederick Augustus II of Saxony and was appointed court painter one year later Among his views of Dresden are The Moat of the Zwinger and the View of the Elbe with the Palace and the Hofkirche Between 1758 and 1759 he travelled to Vienna to the court of Maria Teresa and in 1761 was working in Munich for Maximilian III of Bavaria He then returned to Dresden leaving in 1766 to establish himself in Warsaw at the court of Stanislas Augustus Poniatowski where he was also named court painter Important works from this last phase of his career include 24 canvases with scenes and panoramic views of Warsaw painted for a room in the royal palace Search Advanced search Featured Products Catalogue of the Madrid Realists exhibition Spanish Hardcover Add to Basket Catalogue for the Madrid Realists exhibition Spanish

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    Date Works Author George Bellows Title A Grandmother Year 1914 Biography Listen A lover of art and sport the American painter George Bellows studied both disciplines at Ohio State University where he played in the university s baseball and basketball teams and made illustrations for its publications Against his parents wishes in 1904 Bellows moved to New York to study at the New York School of Art which was then directed by William Merritt Chase He became a disciple of Robert Henri who instilled in him his realist conception of art and although he no longer played sport at a professional level his passion remained latently alive and is apparent in the themes of some of his works particularly those depicting boxing matches In 1908 he received a National Academy of Design award and the following year he became the youngest member of the academy ever to be elected Although not a member of The Eight the group of artists headed by Henri he occasionally collaborated with them and was inspired by similar themes mainly the docks and streets of New York However unlike this group also known as the Ashcan School Bellows was acclaimed by public and critics alike Bellows involvement in organising the Armory Show in 1913 marked a turning point in his career From this point onwards he paid greater attention to formal aspects of his works In 1916 he installed a lithographic stone in his studio and produced many series with this technique Towards the end of his life he broadened his repertoire to include themes ranging from landscapes and nudes to a series of portraits of people belonging to his close circle He died in 1925 Search Advanced search Featured Products Catalogue of the Madrid Realists exhibition Spanish Hardcover Add to Basket Catalogue for the

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    A painter of religious compositions and portraits Benson was active in the Low Countries but was of Italian origin The first information on the artist dates from 1518 when he became a citizen of Bruges The following year he was registered as an independent master in the painters and decorators guild in hat city whose records state that he was originally from Lombardy Benson first worked as an assistant in the workshop of Gerard David who exercised an important influence over his style and against whom he initiated a court case Attracted to the artistic and commercial reputation of Bruges Benson achieved fame and prestige as a painter and occupied a prominent social position attaining official positions in both the city council and the painters guild He ran an active workshop and his pupils include Joachim Spaers Jacob Vinson and two of his sons Jan and Willem Despite the biographical information that has survived there are no documents affirming the attribution of his works Many of them were sent to Spain where Justi grouped them together in 1886 and attributed them to the Master of Segovia Subsequently the monogram A4B was discovered on the Saint Anthony of Padua Altarpiece in Brussels Musées Royaux des Beaux Arts de Belgique Friedländer associated that work with a Holy Family in a private collection that had the same monogram and undertook research on archival documents in Bruges in the first half of the 16th century He concluded that the initials AB could be read as Ambrosius Benson The fact that much of the artist s oeuvre is to be found in Spain is due to 16th century trading routes and in particular to the flourishing commercial relations between the two countries given that there is no record of a trip by the artist to

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    Neosho MO Between 1896 and 1904 Benton studied at the Corcoran Gallery of Art Washington DC while his father was serving in the House of Representatives Benton studied at the Art Institute of Chicago for two years before moving to Paris in 1908 In Paris he studied at the Académies Julian and Colarossi During the three years he was there he met Leo Stein Stanton Macdonald Wright John Thompson George Carlock and Morgan Russell In 1912 Benton settled in New York He was included in The Forum Exhibition of Modern American Painters at the Anderson Galleries in 1916 In 1917 Benton exhibited at the Daniel Gallery and became associated with John Weichsel s People s Art Guild After being discharged from the US Navy in 1919 Benton began making epic historical murals In 1922 he married Rita Piacenza After 1926 Benton taught at Bryn Mawr College Dartmouth College and at the Art Students League where his most famous student was Jackson Pollock Benton painted murals at the New School for Social Research entitled America Today in 1930 Two years later he painted the murals The Arts of Life in America for the library at the Whitney Museum of American Art New York Benton travelled extensively during the late 1920s and early 1930s in the southern and western portions of the United States He published his impressions in An Artist in America in 1937 His daughter Jessie P Benton was born in 1939 One of America s most celebrated Regionalists Benton continued to receive commissions through the country including in his home state of Missouri He painted murals at the Missouri State Capital in Jefferson City and the Truman Library in Independence Benton died in Kansas City MO on 19 January 1975 Gail Levin Search Advanced search Featured Products Catalogue of

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    Adriaensz Berckheyde Title View of the Binnenhof The Hague Year ca 1690 Biography Listen Gerrit Adriaensz Berckheyde was born in Haarlem in 1638 into a family of artists He trained with his elder brother the architectural painter Job Berckheyde Together they made a lengthy trip around Germany along the Rhine visiting Cologne Bonn Mannheim and Heidelberg the city where they worked for the Elector Palatine Charles Louis The Berckheyde brothers shared a house and probably a studio Both worked on the genre of architectural paintings and influenced each other throughout their careers Gerrit Berckheyde specialised in the depiction of urban views whose accuracy recalls the work of Saenredam He painted monuments and large buildings located in ample squares in compositions that convey a sense of spaciousness and clarity He thus differs from the other leading Dutch painter of urban views Jan van der Heyden who preferred narrow angular views seen from canals Berckheyde s paintings are marked by their topographical character apart from those of the city of Cologne in which real buildings depicted on the basis of sketches made at first hand are combined in an imaginary manner Among his most frequently depicted themes is that of views of Haarlem which provide a documentary record of the city at that period and of the Amsterdam Town Hall Like his brother Berckheyde painted views of church interiors From 1661 to 1681 the artist was a member of the society of rhetoricians in Haarlem known as De Wijngaardranken while between 1691 and 1695 he was an official in the guild of Saint Luke Despite not having an organized workshop or pupils Berckheyde s work was extremely influential for other painters of urban views such as Timotheus de Graaf Jan ten Compe and Isaac Ouwater Search Advanced search Featured Products Catalogue of

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    for insolence and disturbance His first journey on foot through Bretagne took place from April to October 1886 He stayed in Saint Briac and later in Pont Aven where he met Gauguin for the first time but with no consequences When he returned to Paris he met Van Gogh and often went to Père Tanguy s where the avant garde was taking shape In 1887 Bernard stayed first in Saint Briac then in Pont Aven He abandoned Pointillism for an elaborate cloisonnism with Anquetin In August 1888 Bernard was Pont Aven with his sister Madeleine From an artistic point of view Bernard and Gauguin were at a turning point in their artistic evolution they both moved towards the synthetic simplification of the representation of an idea from which the Symbolism of Pont Aven derived In 1891 Bernard and Gauguin definitively fell out The break was due to Bernard s grudge against Gauguin for he felt that his part in the creation of artistic Symbolism had not been acknowledged He spent the summer in Saint Briac In 1892 he spent some time in Pont Aven where he met Renoir In 1893 thanks to the financial help of his patron Antoine de la Rochefoucaud he set off for Constantinople He settled down in Egypt where he married and lived until 1903 with a break in 1896 when he traveled to Seville in Spain where he met the painter Zuloaga Moving back to France in 1904 after a stay in Venice he visited Cézanne in Aix en Provence and settled down in Tonnerre in Bourgogne He traveled again to Pont Aven in 1939 1940 and died in 1941 in Paris in his studio at 15 quai Bourbon leaving a considerable number of paintings A gifted child a self taught adolescent who shunned constrictions

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    Wolfgang Beurer Biography and Works Author Wolfgang Beurer Born Dead Active ca 1480 1500 Date Works Author Wolfgang Beurer Title Figure with Coat of arms verso Year 1487 Author Wolfgang Beurer Title Portrait of a Man front Year 1487 Biography Listen Wolfgang Beurer was identified on the basis of a number of prints signed with the initials WB with an entwined serpent This discovery was used by Buchner in 1927 as the starting point for establishing the artistic identity of this anonymous master whose prints had previously been considered reworkings of compositions by another artist In 1985 Anzelewsky identified WB as Wolfgang Beurer on the basis of a drawing of A Man on Horseback in the Muzeum Narodowe in Gdansk which is dated 1484 and has annotations by Dürer Among the works that have been attributed to Beurer is Portrait of a Man on whose reverse is a depiction of a figure with a coat of arms Museo Thyssen Bornemisza Madrid 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 Michael Wolgemut Nuremberg 1434 37 1519

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    BedfordMassachusetts He started out as a self taught painter and in 1853 decided to return to Europe to train at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf There he came into contact with other American painters such as Emanuel Leutze and Worthington Whittredge He travelled around Germany Switzerland and Italy with Whittredge and made many sketches for the paintings that were shown on his return to the United States in 1857 at the National Academy of Design of which he was elected an honorary member shortly afterwards In 1859 Bierstadt took part in the expedition led by Colonel Frederick W Lander to open up a new railroad route to the Pacific Ocean He made sketches of the Rocky Mountains and took stereoscopic photographs of the natives Although he was not the first painter to depict these mountains his new paintings earned him fame first in New Bedford and later in New York His European training and experience in painting the mountainous Alpine landscape influenced his perception of the American mountains which came to be called the American Alps Bierstadt set out on his second western journey in 1863 accompanied by Fitz Hugh Ludlow a famous writer who later published an account of this adventure in The Heart of the Continent On this second occasion he visited the Pacific coast Yosemite Valley and part of the state of Oregon The sketches from life he made during this trip were the basis for his most ambitious paintings Accompanied by his wife Bierstadt travelled to Europe again in 1867 and exhibited some of his most famous paintings in London On returning they both went to San Francisco via the recently opened railway line and again visited Yosemite Valley which had so impressed the artist on his previous trip Throughout his life Bierstadt also travelled to Yellowstone

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