Impressionist and Modern Paintings Highlighted On The Curator’s Eye The Curator’s Eye highlights a number of offerings of Impressionist and modern art presented on the online exhibition by leading private dealers from around the world.
News-Antique.com - Nov 06,2013 - “With all eyes on the multimillion-dollar paintings, drawings and sculptures being sold at the Impressionist, modern and contemporary art auctions that begin in New York next week,” as New York Times columnist Carol Vogel writes, The Curator’s Eye (www.CuratorsEye.com) highlights a number of offerings of Impressionist and modern art presented on the online exhibition by leading private dealers from around the world.
Marc Chagall - Drawings for the Bible
The selection of Impressionist and modern works begins with the first American edition of Marc Chagall’s second series of illustrations for the Bible from 1960. This breathtaking blend of Chagall’s childhood experience of the world of the Hebrew Bible was a massive undertaking that occupied Chagall off and on from 1931 to 1956, and again between 1958-59. The printer Fernand Mourlot ran a lithography press where such greats as Braque, Matisse, Picasso, Miró and, of course, Chagall came to have their designs printed and to learn about this still nascent medium.
Max Pechstein - Fishing Boats in the Afternoon Sun (Recently Sold)
As an artist labeled “degenerate” in 1937 by the Nazis, German artist Max Pechstein has been in the news lately. However, hailed in the 1920s by German critics as the "Giotto of his time," Hermann Max Pechstein was considered to be the major talent of German Expressionism. The loss of much of Pechstein's work during the war makes the few existing pieces by his hand incredibly rare and highly sought after.
As a perfect example of his exceptional abilities, Fishing Boats in the Afternoon Sun depicts a vibrant harbor scene in the Eastern Pomerian town of Leba. This waterscape, which recently found a buyer, depicts sailboats on the banks of the Lebasee juxtaposed against a striking blue sky. Pechstein's vitality of brushstroke and the intensity of the exaggerated color meet a brutality of form and distorted shape that create an explosion of emotion on the canvas.
William Howe - Lanscape at Auvers
This work, Landscape at Auvers, was painted in 1890 by William H. Howe. Auvers-sur-Oise was an artist colony north of Paris, associated with Van Gogh, Pissarro, Cezanne, Daubigny, and Corot. Howe paints a tranquil landscape of a country road cutting through tall grasses, winding past a haystack and thatched-roof barn. The artist, who studied at the Royal Academy in Düsseldorf, is known for adapting the traditions of Dutch pastoral art with Barbizon-influenced realism and was one of the founders of the art colony in Old Lyme, Connecticut.
Ferdinand du Puigaudeau - Tamaris et Champs de Coquelicots
An oil painting by French artist Ferdinand du Puigaudeau titled Tamaris et Champs de Coquelicots, painted circa 1915, is slated to be included in volume two of the catalogue raisonné in preparation by M. Antoine Laurentin. Puigaudeau’s distinctive impressionistic style is evident in his variations of color and depictions of light. Throughout his career, Puigaudeau maintained a systematic search for vivid, luminous color. Following this interest, he chose subjects that would allow him to play with the extremes of color and