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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    1872 Author Winslow Homer Title Daughter of the Coast Guard Year 1881 Author Winslow Homer Title Deer in the Adirondacks Year 1889 Author Winslow Homer Title The Signal of Distress Year 1890 1892 and 1896 Biography Listen Winslow Homer was the most important American artist of the second half of the nineteenth century who excelled in both oil painting and the watercolour technique Homer studied at CambridgeMassachusetts and started out working as an illustrator in Boston and later in New York where he went to live in 1859 His artistic training was limited to a few classes in painting from life at the National Academy of Design In 1859 he began to work for the magazine Harper s Weekly as a correspondent during the civil war He travelled to Paris for the Exposition Universelle in 1866 and was fascinated by the French painting of the time During the 1860s Homer painted a series of works on themes inspired by American popular culture He subsequently developed a more transcendental type of painting that reflected on nature and its relationship with man In 1870 he made his first trip to the Adirondacks in New York State to which he would return on many occasions to paint Homer travelled to England in 1881 and settled in Cullercoats a village on the North Sea coast where he remained until November 1882 He began to depict scenes of local fishermen with an almost heroic monumentality In the summer 1883 Homer moved to Prouts NeckMaine a peninsula on the Atlantic coast where he lived until his death During these years his contact with the sea such an important feature in his oeuvre was translated into masterful coastal scenes During the winter months Homer made many trips to the tropics the Bahamas Florida and Bermuda places where

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    a family of painters of Flemish origin among whom his grandfather was the landscape painter Gillis de Hondecoeter Melchior began his studies with his father Gijsbert de Hondecoeter and following the latter s death in 1653 continued his training with his uncle Jan Baptist Weenix from whom he derived the Italianate and decorative aspects of his style Between 1659 and 1663 the artist is documented in The Hague where he joined the society of painters of that city known as Pictura In 1663 Hondecoeter moved to Amsterdam and that year married Susana Tradel but he did not become a citizen until 1668 During these years the artist began to specialise in paintings of birds and still lifes with hunting motifs and dead game His mature style can be related to the work of the animal and still life painter Frans Snyders whose paintings Hondecoeter admired and collected From Snyders Hondecoeter borrowed the compositional device of locating birds and other animals in the centre of the foreground with others to one side on occasions cut off by the edge of the canvas He used this formula throughout his career All his compositions of this type have a wall fence tree or classical ruin that occupies half of the middle ground while the remainder is occupied by a landscape Despite repeating this formula in most of his works his paintings reveal a degree of individuality with variations evident in the animals and birds in the foreground He also depicted scenes in which the birds are attacked or frightened by other animals allowing for a depiction of movement Hondecoeter was a prolific artist and highly regarded in his own lifetime His works were appreciated for their technical skill and decorative qualities and were much imitated by his contemporaries Search Advanced search Featured Products

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    was responsible for the dissemination of Caravaggio s style in Holland He was born in Utrecht into a Catholic family of decorative painters He trained with Abraham Bloemaert who was the leading artist of the classicising trend within Dutch painting It is known that Honthorst travelled to Rome as a young man and he is documented there for the first time in 1616 In Rome he enjoyed the protection of Cardinal Scipione Borghese and the Marquis of Giustiniani His nocturnal scenes in the manner of Caravaggio that he painted for the church of Santa Maria della Scala in Rome and for Santa Felicità in Florence earned him the nickname of Gherardo delle Notti In 1620 Honthorst returned to Utrecht and married Sophia Coopmans Two years later he registered with the guild of Saint Luke and was dean for four years He opened his own studio in 1622 and over the following years produced portraits genre scenes and allegorical and mythological works It is known that Rubens visited Honthorst in 1627 Honthorst s international fame resulted in an invitation from Charles I of England in 1628 to work at court where the artist remained for six months painting his first commission for the Stuart house a large format historical portrait depicting Charles I and Henrietta Maria as Apollo and Daphne Hampton Court Palace UK The artist s fame continued to grow particularly at the courts of Europe and over the following years he received commissions from The Hague Bohemia and Denmark In 1637 Honthorst moved to The Hague where he opened a second studio During this period he was involved in the decoration of the Oranjezaal in the Huis ten Bosch He retired to his native city in 1652 where he remained until his death Search Advanced search Featured Products Catalogue

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    painter Nicolaes Berchem although that master s style is not evident in his early work De Hooch s early scenes of taverns and soldiers are painted with strong contrasts of light and reflect the style of Ludolf de Jongh an artist active in De Hooch s native city Among his first known works is The Backgammon layers National Gallery of Ireland Dublin In 1652 De Hooch is documented in Delft where he married the sister of his friend the painter Hendrick van der Burch and where he produced his most important and best paintings In 1653 the artist is documented as a painter and employee of Justus de la Grange an art dealer who lived in Delft and Leiden In 1655 and 1657 his name appears in the painters guild of Saint Luke in Delft During this period De Hooch modified his subject matter and focused on domestic scenes of middle class interiors including a series of masterpieces such as The Pantry Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Servant and young Boy in a Courtyard National Gallery London and Man smoking and Woman drinking in a Courtyard Mauritshuis The Hague Around 1660 De Hooch moved to Amsterdam where he is documented in 1661 and 1672 During this period his style became more descriptive and he set his scenes in luxurious settings with a wealth of decorative elements These works however lack the subtlety of his Delft phase At the end of his career influenced by the new taste for French art and culture De Hooch began to locate his figures in the marble rooms of the new Amsterdam Town Hall which offered more opportunity for grandiose settings than his previous bourgeois interiors Dating from his Amsterdam period are The Clothes Cupboard Rijksmuseum Amsterdam and The Minuet Statens Museum for Kunst Copenhagen De Hooch died

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    forced to work as an illustrator to earn a living his works are now icons of modern life and society Hopper studied at the New York School of Art with William Merrit Chase and Robert HenriHe made several trips to Europe and was interested in European culture and art from a very early age particularly the work of Edgar Degas and Édouard Manet In 1910 he settled permanently into his New York home in Washington Square which he left only during his summer sojourns in New England from 1930 onwards chiefly in Cape Cod where he had a house built In 1924 he married Jo Nivinson who not only posed for him on numerous occasions but furthermore kept a detailed record of his work throughout his life Hopper s artistic output is relatively small as he painted at a slow leisurely pace He was initially connected with the so called American Scene a heterogeneous group of artists who shared the same interest in typically American themes but Hopper soon developed his own personal style of painting His taciturn nature and austere manner were powerfully reflected in his oeuvre which is characterised as a whole by its simplified depiction of reality and mastery at capturing contemporary man s solitude His painting provides an insight into the America of the Great Depression which for him symbolised the crisis of modern life Hopper s cinematic handling of scenes and personal use of light are the main features that set his painting apart Although he painted a few landscapes and outdoor scenes most of his works feature public places such as bars motels stations and trains that are practically empty in order to underline the loneliness of the person depicted Hopper further heightens the dramatic effect by means of powerful contrasts of light and

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    and Works Author Karl Hubbuch Born Dead Karlsrhue 1891 1979 Date Works Author Karl Hubbuch Title Twice Hilde II Year ca 1929 Biography Listen Karl Hubbuch belongs to the movement of artists known as Neue Sachlichkeit New Objectivity who used their art to provide a critical and committed vision of German society during the years that followed the First World War Hubbuch studied at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Karlsruhe where he befriended Rudolf Schlichter and George Scholz In 1912 he attended graphic art classes at the Kunstgewerbemuseum in Berlin where George Grosz and Oskar Nerlinger were also studying at the time Following the break in his artistic training caused by the First World War Hubbuch returned to Karlsruhe where he completed his studies and secured a teaching post in 1928 This period saw the development of his interest in painting which he began to combine with illustration his chosen field of artistic expression until then His works reflected the situation in which the country had been left by the war and he displayed a strong preference for portraiture Hubbuch s political stance led him to be dismissed from his post as an educator by the National Socialist Government in 1933 Until 1945 he scraped a living working as a decorative painter for various ceramic firms in southern Germany After the Second World War he was reinstated to his position at the Karlsruhe Akademie and received numerous recognitions from the authorities The works he produced in the immediate post war period continued to denounce the excesses of fascism though his subject matter gradually became centred on his many trips mainly to France 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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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    and probably trained with Hans Huber who may have been his father or his uncle In 1977 Patricia Rose suggested that the artist must have travelled around the Upper Rhine area and the north of Italy between 1508 and 1509 Huber worked in his native city and in Ratisbon and Passau where he lived for most of his life and where he opened a workshop in 1515 Huber was the most important artist of the Danube School after Albrecht Altdorfer From 1517 onwards he worked as court painter to Duke Ernest of Bavaria and later from 1540 held the same post for the Prince Bishop Wolfgang I von Salm Huber s work reveals a careful study of architecture and perspective indicating the influence of Dürer and the new ideas of Italian Renaissance art and theory as well as that of other German painters including Altdorfer and Cranach His approach to landscape and manner of depicting it remained characteristic features of his work throughout his career In 1521 Huber painted the Altarpiece of Saint Anne for the church in Feldkirch It comprises eight scenes two of which are now in the Vorarlberger Landesmuseum in Begrenz Another masterpiece by the artist is The Allegory of the Cross Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna In the 1520s Huber began a series of portraits with lightly painted backgrounds and interesting innovations in the characterisation of the sitters of which the most important is Portrait of Jakob Ziegler von Landau also Vienna considered a masterpiece of German portraiture Also notable within Huber s oeuvre are his landscape drawings with their rigorous line and interest in nature which he imbued with a highly expressive character A good example of this type of work is Christ on the Cross Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge Search Advanced search Featured Products Catalogue of the

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    Circle of Jaume Huguet Title Pilgrims Mass Year ca 1450 1500 Biography Listen It is not known where Jaume Huguet trained but it is thought that he spent time in Zaragoza before moving to Tarragona then settling permanently Barcelona in 1448 After the death of the painter Bernat Martorell in 1452 Huguet became the pre eminent painter in Barcelona and executed commissions for leading civil and military figures such as Don Pedro Constable of Portugal Huguet ran a prolific workshop with skilled apprentices and assistants meeting the elevated demand for works by his hand Huguet s early period is marked by an interest in aerial perspective that he later abandoned His work reveals a combination of influences combining earlier Catalan Gothic strains and others of Flemish origin His first documented work is the altarpiece for the high altar of San Antonio Abad now lost It includes characteristics of his most distinctive style including the monumental frontality of the enthroned saints and the use of gold backgrounds Other works from this phase include the main altarpiece for the church of San Vicente in Sarrià and the Archangel Michael Altarpiece both Museu Nacional d Art de Catalunya Barcelona Huguet s masterpieceis the Saint Augustine Altarpiece also Barcelona notable for the perfect symmetry of the figures within the pictorial space Among the artist s assistants and collaborators were Rafael Vergós and Pere Alemany who continued his style into the early years of the 16th century Huguet died in Barcelona before 4 May 1492 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 Master Bertram Minden ca 1330 40 Hamburg 1414 15 Gabriel Mälesskircher ca 1430 Munich 1495 Johann Koerbecke

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