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Art of the Day – 2/26/14 (The Red Tower, Robert Delaunay)

Daily Artwork — “The Red Tower, Robert Delaunay, 1911”

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1911 — The Red Tower. Oil on Canvas. Orphism style. Robert Delaunay (1885 – 1941). Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.

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Posted by on February 26, 2014 in Daily Art

 

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Art of the Day – 8/15/13 (The Liberty Leading the People, Eugene Delacroix)

Daily Artwork — “The Liberty Leading the People, Eugene Delacroix, 1830”

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1930 — The Liberty Leading the People. Oil on Canvas. Romanticism style. Eugene Delacroix (1798 – 1863). Musée du Louvre, Paris, France.

“Perhaps Delacroix’s most influential and most recognizable paintings, Liberty Leading the People was created to commemorate the July Revolution of 1830, which removed Charles X of France from power. Delacroix wrote in a letter to his brother that a bad mood that had been hold of him was lifting due to the painting on which he was embarking (the Liberty painting), and that if he could not fight for his country then at least he would paint for it. The French government bought the painting in 1831, with plans to hang it in the room of the new king Louis-Philippe, but it was soon taken down for its revolutionary content. Lady Liberty was eventually the model for the Statue of Liberty, which was given to the United States 50 years later, and has also been featured on the French banknote.” (Wikipaintings)
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Posted by on August 15, 2013 in Daily Art

 

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Art of the Day – 6/14/13 (Apartment Houses, Paris, Jean Dubuffet)

Daily Artwork — “Apartment Houses, Paris, Jean Dubuffet, 1946”

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1946– Apartment Houses, Paris. Oil with sand and charcoal on canvas. Raw Art (Art Brut) style. Jean Dubuffet (1901 – 1985). Held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, USA. (Not on display).

“The painting Apartment Houses, Paris focuses on urban life. The buildings are tilted, playfully defying architectural integrity. The flattening of the space between the sky, buildings, and civilians seems spontaneous and unprocessed – childlike. Here Dubuffet satirizes conventional, sentimental images of Paris, suggesting instead that the jollity of the city’s inhabitants is forced, and false.” (Wikipaintings)
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Posted by on June 14, 2013 in Daily Art

 

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