Tag: cubism

Lam, Wilfredo (1902-1982) – 1942 Goddess with Foilage (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City)

Gouache on paper; 105.4 x 85.1 cm. About this artist Source: Oxford University Press Cuban painter, draughtsman and sculptor. He was brought up as a Roman Catholic but was also introduced at an early age to African superstitions and witchcraft. In 1916 he moved to Havana, where he began to make studies of the tropical…

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…

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,…

Gustav Klimt

At the Neue Galerie I was not allowed to photograph the famous Klimt portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, which used to hang in the Belvedere in Vienna, Austria, but the Museum of Modern Art is very photographer-friendly. Gustav Klimt, Die Hoffnung, II   (1907), oil, gold, and platinum on canvas, 1.105 x 1.105 m (3′ 7½"…

Marcoussis, Louis (1883c.-1941) – 1921 The Cardplayer (Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California, USA)

Color lithograph on wove paper; 24.8 x 20 cm. Louis Marcoussis, formerly Ludwik Kazimierz Wladyslaw Markus or Ludwig Casimir Ladislas Markus, (1878 or 1883,[1] Łódź – October 22, 1941, Cusset) was a painter and engraver of Polish origin who lived in Paris for much of his life and became a French citizen. After studying law…

Marcoussis, Louis (1883c.-1941) – 1929 Interior with Double Bass (Tate Collection, London, UK)

Oil on canvas; 49.5 x 60.0 cm. Louis Marcoussis, formerly Ludwik Kazimierz Wladyslaw Markus or Ludwig Casimir Ladislas Markus, (1878 or 1883,[1] Łódź – October 22, 1941, Cusset) was a painter and engraver of Polish origin who lived in Paris for much of his life and became a French citizen. After studying law briefly in…