Tag: 20th century

Saryan, Martiros (1880-1972) – 1933 Self-Portrait with a Mask (Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow, Russia)

Self-portrait with a Mask By Martiros Saryan (1880-1972). Armenia. 1933 Oil on canvas. 46 × 60 cm. Inv. No. 1665 III Acquired in 1937 from the artist. the museum of oriental art, moscow Martiros Saryan was an Armenian painter. He was born into an Armenian family in Nor Nakhijevan (now part of Rostov-on-Don, Russia). In…

Barradas, Rafael (1890-1929) – 1917-18 People in a Cafe – Study (National Museum of Visual Arts, Montevideo, Uruguay)

Watercolor; 23 x 28 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, gaining renown…

Gorky, Arshile (1904-1948) – 1944 Water of the Flowery Mill (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City)

Oil on canvas; 107.3 x 123.8 cm. Arshile Gorky, original name Vosdanik Adoian (born April 15, 1904, Khorkom, Van, Turkish Armenia [now in Turkey]—died July 21, 1948, Sherman, Conn., U.S.), American painter, important as the direct link between the European Surrealist painters and the painters of the American Abstract Expressionist movement. Gorky’s early life was…

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…