Tag Archives: Artist Profiles

Profiles: A Day With Plein Air Painter Mark Shasta

Top New Artists: Boston-Based Roboticist, Painter And Designer Joe Taveras

Galerie Michael Presents JOE TAVERAS

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ÔĽŅJoe Taveras is a Boston-based roboticist, designer, and artist who has spent the majority of his career selling robots around the world. A creative from the outset, his art initially consisted of eclectic musical compositions. It wasn‚Äôt until the arrival of the pandemic (March 2020) that he migrated to a new medium: painting. Having had no formal training, he used his time in quarantine to engage in rapid experimentation with an array of styles and mediums in order to truthfully convey his vision. He consistently aims to push the boundaries of innovation with his art, exploring new techniques that reflect his inner and outer environment, questioning our collective future, social norms, and our interminable integration with technology.

His paintings are in private collections in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, the Middle East, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Ghana, Vietnam, China, Canada, and more.

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Art: ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ By Abstract Expressionist Helen Frankenthaler

Alex Roediger, MoMA‚Äôs senior information coordinator, looks at Helen Frankenthaler‚Äôs “Jacob‚Äôs Ladder” (1957) with a painter‚Äôs eye, and finds that ‚Äúmore paint‚ÄĚ isn’t always the key to making a dramatic statement‚ÄĒeven in Abstract Expressionism.

Art: Jacqueline Roque – Picasso’s Ultimate Muse

Picasso‚Äôs stunning painting ‚ÄėFemme Accroupie‚Äô, offered in Sotheby‚Äôs upcoming Modern Art Evening Sale (9 October | Hong Kong), is a portrait of his ultimate muse and wife, Jacqueline Roque. In this latest Expert Voices, Sotheby‚Äôs Chairman Brooke Lampley tells us of the huge artistic inspiration Jacqueline had on Picasso. Discover how this work was the final summation of an entire series of portraits of her, and how it was inspired by master artists of previous centuries.

Profiles: British Painter William Lee-Hankey – ’19th Century Rural France’

William Lee Hankey RWS, RI, ROI, RE, NS was a British painter and book illustrator. He specialised in landscapes, character studies and portraits of pastoral life, particularly in studies of mothers with young children such as “We‚Äôve Been in the Meadows All Day”. 

Artists: Dutch Still Life Painter Simeon Nijenhuis

A painting has to be an experience for 52-year old Dutch Painter Simeon Nijenhuis, it needs to “live” and touch your senses. If you look at a painting of chestnuts, you should be able to smell the autumn. In order to meet its own standards, Simeon Nijenhuis must therefore work thorough.

Each new topic means many studies before and he is continually exploring new possibilities. He is not only concerned to master the technique, but also to develop his own vision. And it may be said that Simeon Nijenhuis has more than succeeded in this. His paintings are compelling, contemporary and very personal. And my senses at least ask for more.

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Artwork: ‘Flowers In A Terracotta Vase’ By Jan Van Huysum (1682-1749)

Lucy Chiswell, the Dorset Curatorial Fellow, explores Van Huysum’s ‘Flowers in a Terracotta Vase’ in ten minutes.

Jan van Huysum, also spelled Huijsum (15 April 1682 ‚Äď 8 February 1749), was a¬†Dutch¬†painter.

Art: ‚ÄėJeune Fille en Bleu‚Äô By Amedeo Modigliani (1919)

Painted in 1919 after the artist fled Paris for the south of France, ‚ÄėJeune Fille en Bleu‚Äô is one of the finest works from the penultimate year of Amedeo Modigliani‚Äôs life. In this episode of Expert Voices, Sotheby‚Äôs Senior Specialist Simon Stock explains how the search for new subjects in this new location saw Modigliani depicting informal models found in local bars and shops. This portrait captures the serenity of the young girl sitter and we see all the recognisable traits of Modigliani‚Äôs late work: the simplified human form, the elongated neck and the vacant eyes.

Amedeo Clemente Modigliani was an Italian Jewish painter and sculptor who worked mainly in France. He is known for portraits and nudes in a modern style characterized by a surreal elongation of faces, necks, and figures that were not received well during his lifetime, but later became much sought-after.

Artist Profiles: French Painter Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684-1721)

Director Colin B. Bailey takes a close look at three drawings by Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684‚Äď1721), considered some of the finest drawings in the Morgan’s collection: Seated Young Woman (ca. 1716), Young Woman Wearing a Chemise (ca. 1718), and Two Studies of the Head and Shoulders of a Little Girl.