Nikolai Bogdanov-Belsky: Still Life With Lilacs

Click For Enlarged Image:     Details: Nikolai Petrovich Bogdanov-Belsky, (1868-1945), Russian STILL LIFE WITH LILACS signed N. Bogdanov-Belsky (lower left) oil on canvas 30 3/4 by 26 in., 78 by 66 cm, Source: Sotheby’s Thanks for Visiting! 🙂 The End

Augusto Giacometti: Poppy on Gray Background, (1932)

Pioneer of Abstraction Augusto Giacometti (1877 –1947) was a Swiss artist from Stampa, Graubünden, known predominantly as a painter in the Art Nouveau and Symbolism movements, as well as  for his work in stained glass. He was a proponent of murals and a designer of popular posters. He is cousin of Giovanni Giacometti –  father…

Alexander Vasilievich Kuprin: Autumn Bouquet Against Blue Background (1923)

‘’Everything is brought together in the centre,” wrote the art critic Lev Mochalov of Kuprin’s paintings, ‘and then from this central nucleus the main compositional rays propel outwards like droplets which spin out from a stone when it splashes into water’. The tight knot of autumn leaves in the present still life spray outwards from…

Augusto Giacometti: Orchids on Blue Ground (1938)

  Master of Color Augusto Giacometti (1877 –1947) was a Swiss artist from Stampa, Graubünden, known predominantly as a painter in the Art Nouveau and Symbolism movements, as well as  for his work in stained glass. He was a proponent of murals and a designer of popular posters. He is cousin of Giovanni Giacometti – …

Jan van Kessel: Butterflies, Moths and More… (1654)

Cabinet of Curiosities in Paint Often produced as pendants, Jan van Kessel’s detailed depictions of insects, flowers and plants were sought after by collectors. They should be seen in the context of cabinets of curiosities. Van Kessel belonged to a famous dynasty of painters and is indebted in style and technique to his grandfather, Jan Brueghel…

Édouard Vuillard: Flowers on Mantel at Les Clayes (1935)

Édouard Vuillard: Flowers on a Mantelpiece at Les Clayes (1935)
“Magnificent peonies, at the point of wilting, have been arranged on a mantelpiece in front of a mirror. Depicted vividly in a matt paint, their deep red hue …