Tag: Metropolitan Museum of Art

Carracci, Annibale (1560-1609) – 1595c. The Coronation of the Virgin (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City)

Oil on canvas; 117.8 x 141.3 cm. Annibale Carracci was an Italian painter who was influential in recovering the classicizing tradition of the High Renaissance from the affectations of Mannerism. He was the most talented of the three painters of the Carracci family. Annibale and his older brother Agostino were at first guided by their…

Derain, Andre (1880-1954) – 1905 Fishing Boats, Collioure (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, City)

Oil on canvas; 81 x 100.3 cm. André Derain, (b. June 10, 1880, Chatou, France—d. September 8, 1954, Garches), French painter, sculptor, printmaker, and designer who was one of the principal Fauvists. Derain studied painting in Paris at the Académie Carriere from 1898 to 1899. He developed his early style in association with Maurice de…

Ballerina, Degas – The Met

Edgar Degas French 1834-1917 The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer, modeled ca. 1880, this cast 1922 Bronze, partially tinted, with cotton skirt and satin hair ribbon Degas exhibited the original version of this sculpture at the sixth Impressionist exhibition, in 1881. The wax original is tinted to simulate flesh, clothed in a fabric bodice, tutu, and ballet…

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…

Degas – ballerina

Edgar Degas French 1834-1917 The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer, modeled ca. 1880, this cast 1922 Bronze, partially tinted, with cotton skirt and satin hair ribbon Degas exhibited the original version of this sculpture at the sixth Impressionist exhibition, in 1881. The wax original is tinted to simulate flesh, clothed in a fabric bodice, tutu, and ballet…