الجمعة، 11 أبريل، 2014

Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer (September 30, 1865 - September 24, 1953

























Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer (September 30, 1865 - September 24, 1953) was a French Symbolist/Art Nouveau artist whose works include paintings, drawings, ceramics, furniture and interior design.
He was born Lucien Lévy to a Jewish family in Algiers. In 1879 he began studying drawing and sculpture in Paris. He first exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1882 where he showed a small ceramic plaque.In 1887 Lévy began making his living near Cannes in southern France, overseeing the decoration of ceramics. From 1886 to 1895 he worked as a ceramic decorator and then as artistic director of the studio of Clément Massier. Around 1892 he signed his first pieces of ceramics, which were influenced by Islamic Art. In 1895 he left for Paris to begin a career in painting; around this time he visited Italy and was further influenced by art of the Renaissance.
In 1896 he exhibited his first pastels and paintings under the name Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer; he'd added the last two syllables of his mother's maiden name (Goldhurmer), likely to differentiate himself from other people named Lévy. His paintings soon became popular with the public and among fellow artists as well. He earned high praise for the academic attention to detail with which he captured figures lost in a Pre-Raphaelite haze of melancholy, contrasted with bright Impressionist colouration. His portrait of writer Georges Rodenbach is perhaps the most striking example of this strange and extraordinary synergy.
After 1901 Lévy-Dhurmer moved away from expressly Symbolist content, incorporating more landscapes into his work because of his travels in Europe and North Africa. He continued to draw inspiration from music and attempted to capture works of great composers such as Beethoven in painted form.
In 1914 he married Emmy Fournier, who had been an editor of the early feminist newspaper La Fronde. By this time he was working primarily on landscapes, both oil and pastel, in a style similar to Whistler and Monet.
He died in Le Vésinet in 1953

Justin Digging //Justyna Kopania






























Justin Digging /Justyna Kopania
Polish artist Justin Digging a painter uses his art to create stunning portraits of ships at sea. Her series of paintings Sea is a beautifully textured collection of paintings with an excellent use of color and form. In an era when artists are constantly looking for innovative objects, forms and techniques to create their style and "his paintings," the work of the painter as digging, can serve as the perfect excuse for a refreshing break in this quest to see how brilliantly the artist controls the traditional media.
Paintings digging show a surprising understanding and skill in the use of oil paints. She carefully blends color and allows the audience to consider each stroke in each of her works. Her artistic performance adds emotion to the visual perception of the environment.
Justin itself says that as a picture, and require a paint brush and she does not regret it. Therefore, it is of "meaty". She always tries to capture the atmosphere of the moment, which crashed into her memory. She is trying to show the world around us a little differently, from a different point of view different from that with which we are accustomed to look upon the world.
She advises to look at the world through the eyes of a child, or sometimes the composer or the music, or simply stare at the lichen on the banks the sea, the moon, the stars, the sky, a human face ... Maybe then the world around us will seem quite different. Then, possibly in each raindrop, each grain of sand and each can be seen snowflake million colors that previously were not available to us.