Tag: 1910s

Giacometti, Giovanni (1868-1912) – 1912 Portrait of Ottilia Giacometti (Oska Reinhart Foundation, Winterthur, Switzerland)

Oil on canvas Painter and printmaker. Although not as famous as his son Alberto Giacometti, he ranks as one of Switzerland’s noteworthy early modernists. After secondary school he studied painting in Munich, where he met Cuno Amiet. From 1888 he studied for three years in Paris at the Académie Julian. Between 1894 and 1899 he…

Blanchard, Maria (1881-1932) – 1916-19 Cubist Composition (Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, Spain)

Oil and collage on canvas; 154 x 114 cm. María Gutierrez Blanchard was a Spanish painter. Blanchard was the daughter of journalist Enrique Gutierrez Cueto Blanchard and Concepción Blanchard Santisteban. Born with various disabilities, she was small in stature, hunchbacked and unable to walk. She was the cousin of Mexican artist Germán Cueto. In 1903…

Jawlensky, Alexei (1864-1941) – 1916 Large Variation: Wide Path (Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California, USA)

Oil and pencil on textured wove paper, mounted on cardboard; 54.9 x 35.9 cm. Russian painter and printmaker, active in Germany. When he was ten, his family moved to Moscow. Following family tradition, he was originally educated for a military career, attending cadet school, and, later, the Alexander Military School in Moscow. However, while still…

Barradas, Rafael (1890-1929) – 1918 Barcelona Street at 1 PM (Collection of Contemporary Art, Madrid, Spain)

Oil on canvas; 50.7 x 60.5 cm. Born in Montevideo and active in the city’s bohemian circles in his youth, Barradas left for Europe in 1914, making his way through Milan, Paris, and Leuven before settling in Spain. Working between Barcelona and Madrid, he immersed himself in the bustling avant-garde scene over the following decade,…