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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    Maine where his father held various state government positions Between 1840 and 1842 he worked in Boston at J H Bufford s lithography shop For the following three years he travelled as itinerant portrait draughtsman in New England and Washington DC where he prepared a portfolio of portraits of national leaders Between 1846 and 1849 he continued to work as a portraitist in Boston In 1849 he sailed for Düsseldorf and after an initial study at the Düsseldorf Kunstakademie in 1851 entered the studio of the German American history painter Emmanuel Leutze In 1850 he sent two paintings to the American Art Union in New York In the Summer of 1851 he travelled to London for the International Exposition and in the autumn moved to The Hague where he remained four years studying the Old Masters During 1855 he studied briefly with Thomas Couture in Paris and in October returned to the USA Between 1855 and 1858 visited Washington DC Cincinnati Superior Wisconsin where he painted Chippewa Indians before opening a studio in New York In 1859 he exhibited the work Life in the South New York Historical Society which established his reputation as one of the foremost painters of American life In 1861 1865 he alternately sketched Union troops on Civil War battlefield and maple sugar camps of Maine In 1869 he was married to Elizabeth Buckley The following year he visited Nantucket Island for the first time the following year he built there a summer home Between 1875 and 1880 he painted Nantucket cranberry harvest After 1881 he turned his attention again to portraiture and painted many leading figures of the day and Nantucket neighbours in the summer In 1885 and in 1897 he visited Europe After 1900 he painted very little He died in 1906 in New

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    Sale as well as a painting entitled The Wheat Harvest By 1872 he was a member of the Allston Association an organisation of Baltimore artists and collectors During the summer of 1873 Jones travelled by rail on sketching excursions through Maryland and Virginia The following April his painting Summer in the Blue Ridge which was exhibited at the National Academy of Design attracted much attention H Bolton Jones travelled with his younger brother Francis Coates Jones to Paris in 1876 where he may have studied at the Académie Julian By 1877 the two brothers joined Thomas Hovenden at the artists colony of Pont Aven Brittany where they were associated with Robert Wylie who died suddenly that year and William L Picknell who often painted side by side with H Bolton Jones The brothers travelled to Spain and North Africa as well as to Switzerland Italy and Belgium While in Europe Jones exhibited at the Paris Salon the Paris Exposition of 1878 and at the Royal Academy London Jones returned to New York in 1881 and that year was elected an associate of the National Academy of Design two years later he became an academician He was elected a member of the Society of American Artists in 1881 a member of the American Water Color Society in 1882 and participated in the first exhibition of the Society of Painters in Pastels in 1884 From 1883 1889 Jones painted at Annisquam Massachusetts where William l Picknell and others recreated their artistic colony from Pont Aven Jones was praised for his subtle and harmonious depictions of nature in a Barbizon style but was criticised for adhering to the careful description of nature which characterised the Hudson River School painters Around 1890 he made a trip west to gather material for Charles Dudley Warner

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    Year 1857 Author Johann Barthold Jongkind Title Towpath near Overschie Year 1865 Biography Listen Born in the Dutch region of Overijssel Johann Barthold Jongkind spent most of his life in Paris where he was in close contact with followers of the new movements in French painting He attended the Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten in The Hague from 1836 until 1845 when he received a grant from King William to travel to Paris to study under the Romantic landscape artist Eugène Isabey He soon established ties with painters of the Barbizon School who like him sought inspiration in the direct observation of nature and were interested in capturing light and atmospheric effects He began to exhibit at the Salon in 1848 and took part in the Exposition Universelle in 1855 but although his works were well received by critics and public he was forced by his debts to return to his country of birth In 1860 after five years of relative isolation a group of friends among them Camille Corot organised a sale of paintings to finance Jongkind s return to Paris Around this time his relationship became firmly established with the dealer Firmin Martin who introduced him to Madame Josephine Fesser with whom he maintained a close relationship until his death Although he continued to travel to the Netherlands during the rest of his life his connection with the French art world became increasingly intense he exhibited at the Salon des Refusés and met among others Eugène Boudin and Claude Monet over whom he exerted considerable influence In 1862 Jongkind began to produce series of etchings inspired by Dutch scenes and landscapes motifs which had always played an important role in his work He lived with Madame Fesser in La Côte Saint André from 1881 onwards Search Advanced search Featured

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    at the age of fourteen the artist began his training in the studio of Adam van Noort who had also taught Rubens He was admitted to the guild of Saint Luke in 1615 as a waterschilder watercolour painter By 1616 he was painting in oil and focused primarily on that technique from that point onwards That same year Jordaens married Katharina van Noort his master s daughter Jordaens early work reveals the influence of Adam van Noort Rubens Abraham Janssens and Van Dyck He soon evolved his own idiom characterised by rich colour strong light and volumetric quality of the figures often in bold foreshortening At the start of the 1630s Jordaens became a highly renowned figure within artistic circles in Antwerp securing major commissions particularly from the Church for altarpieces In 1634 he worked under the direction of Rubens on the decorations for the Joyeuse Entrée of the Cardinal Infante Ferdinand of Austria governor of the Spanish Provinces Jordaens and Rubens worked together again on paintings for the Torre de la Parada Spain After Rubens and Van Dyck s deaths Jordaens became the most celebrated painter of the day He received considerably more commissions his reputation extended abroad and he was frequently summoned by European courts including the English Spanish and Swedish Jordaens never abandoned the use of watercolour and continued to use it for tapestry cartoons the type of work for which he was most in demand throughout his career The most important commissions received by the artist from the 1650s onwards were for the decoration of the Oranjezaal in the Huis ten Bosch in The Hague where he painted The Triumph of Frederick Henry and The Triumph of Time both in situ and three large lunettes for the Amsterdam Town Hall Most of his output consists of

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    Nestorovich Kakabadze Born Dead Kukhi cerca de Kutaisi 1889 Tbilisi 1952 Date Works Author David Nestorovich Kakabadze Title Untitled Year 1920 Biography Listen David Nestorovich Kakabadze was born on 20 August 1889 in a small village of the Kutaisi province Georgia named Kukhi His artistic apprenticeship began in 1910 when he decided to attend the art classes of the painter L E Dmitriyev Kavkazsky where he met the artist and theorist Pavel Filonov Kakabadze s career took a major leap in St Petersburg after adhering together with Filonov at the Intimnaya Masterskaya Intimate Studio one of earliest avant garde group aimed at reconsidering the fundaments of artistic practice Kakabadze showed a great interest in traditional Georgian arts and crafts elements of which were always introduced within his oeuvre although reinvented and conveyed through a new artistic language The hybrid and experimental nature of Kakabadze s style established his reputation as an important figure devoted to promoting a new conception of art in the Soviet Union After a brief sojourn in Tbilisi 1918 19 the artist travelled to Paris where he settled from 1920 until 1927 In Paris Kakabadze became committed to the study of space working closely with the French avant garde but also taking interest in Byzantine art under the guidance of Gabriel Millet On his return to the Soviet Union the artist moved to Tbilisi where he remained until his death mostly experimenting with landscape art in a monumental rendering that also led him to produce murals theatre and cinema settings Dominique Lora 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 Anonymous German Artist active in Cologne Active in Colognem ca 1350 Anonymous

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    provide information on the artist and his career Son of a prosperous textile merchant who also occupied prominent municipal positions Kalf was baptised in 1619 in the church of Saint Lawrence in Rotterdam Little is known of his training and the suggestion that he studied in the studio of Hendrik Pot should be ruled out It is however possible that his master was François Rykhals In 1642 the artist is documented in Paris in Saint Germain des Prés and during his time in France Kalf painted rich complex still lifes on a large scale that have been compared to the work of Adriaen van Utrecht and his teacher Rykhals He also painted simple kitchen scenes of small dimensions Kalf returned to Rotterdam in 1646 and soon afterwards moved to Hoorn where in 1651 he married Cornelia Pluvier van Vollenhove a distinguished printmaker calligrapher and poet with whom he had four children In 1653 Kalf was living in Amsterdam where he remained for the rest of his life and where his still lifes underwent a stylistic modification They now include fewer but carefully selected exquisite objects that stand out on a tabletop against a dark background Arranged upright or lying on their sides these objects are illuminated to create a mysterious effect and Kalf achieved remarkable effects of reflection and refraction on their surfaces which he studied in an almost scientific manner During this period he began to produce compositions in series which became a typical feature of his work and in which he reorganised and changed elements within the same overall single design producing different interpretations of the same theme His last still lifes include shells while his brushstroke became richer and more precise From 1663 Kalf executed less works and his last painting dates from 1680 According to Houbraken

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    art He received music and drawing classes before going to study law and economics at Moscow University where he began to teach after graduating in 1892 He visited the exhibition of French Impressionism in 1895 and was fascinated by one of Claude Monet s grainstack paintings The following year Kandinsky decided to leave his job and devote himself fully to painting He went to Munich then a reputed centre of art where he studied at the academy of the painter Anton Azˇbé and later at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste In 1901 he was involved in founding Phalanx an association that organised exhibitions and established an art school There he met the painter Gabriele Münter who became his mistress and collaborator during the following years and with whom he travelled around Europe and Tunisia in 1904 He lived in Paris from 1906 to 1907 The writings of Wilhelm Worringer which he read in 1909 and the music of his contemporary Arnold Schönberg kindled his growing interest in nonobjective art Kandinsky was troubled by the materialism of the modern world and regarded abstraction as a means of liberation for man Kandinsky was a founding member of the Neue Künstlervereinigung where he met Franz Marc He and Marc later left the group and together in 1911 began to publish the almanac Der Blaue Reiter The Blue Rider which attracted a varied group of contributing artists In its pages Kandinsky advocated a mystic function for a non objective art that did not reflect appearances but sprang from the artist s inner strength His writings notable among which are Concerning the Spiritual in Art 1912 and Point and Line to Plane 1926 served to disseminate his ideas In 1914 Kandinsky returned to Moscow where he played an important role as a member of the

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    notably precocious artist celebrated for her talents from childhood Son of the modestly talented artist Joseph Johann Kauffman Angelica spent her childhood in the company of her father travelling and living in Switzerland Austria and Italy Before the age of fifteen she was already working independently on the execution of portraits In 1763 the Kauffmans were documented in Rome where Angelica embarked on a study of classical sculpture She continued to paint portraits throughout her career but at this point executed her first history paintings a genre from which women were generally excluded due to the requirements to study anatomy an issue that Kauffman avoided by studying classical sculptures rather than live models In 1766 she accepted an invitation to visit London separating from her father for the first time At this date the British capital was the second great centre of Neo classicism after Rome and Kauffman became a highly celebrated painter In 1768 she was one of the founder members of the Royal Academy of Arts During her time in England Kauffman worked primarily as a portraitist but also produced various decorative schemes for Neo classical interiors particularly for buildings designed by Robert Adam On her return to Italy in 1781 Kauffman married the decorative painter Antonio Zucchi Over the following years her work matured stylistically and paintings from this period include Virgil reading The Aeneid to Augustus and Octavia of 1788 Hermitage Museum St Petersburg and Hero and Leander private collection Germany Kauffman produced commissions for the leading courts of Europe and also continued to send paintings to England During the last years of her life she received numerous honours becoming one of the most celebrated and famous female painters of the day Search Advanced search Featured Products Catalogue of the Madrid Realists exhibition Spanish Hardcover Add

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