Sunday, April 27, 2014

Brunette Head and Shoulders Etching and Engraving by American Artist John Sloan - 1933


John French Sloan (August 2, 1871 – September 7, 1951) was a twentieth-century painter and etcher and one of the founders of the Ashcan school of American art. He was also a member of the group known as The Eight. He is best known for his urban genre scenes and ability to capture the essence of neighborhood life in New York City,
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Silver Statue of a Royal Woman with the Cartouches of Necho II on her Arms - Egypt 610-595 BC




Medium: Silver
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Standing Nude Female Figure by Italian Artist Guido Cagnacci - 17th Century


Guido Cagnacci (January 19, 1601 – 1663) was an Italian painter of the late-Baroque period, belonging to the Forlì painting school and to the Bolognese School.
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Medium: Red chalk on beige paper
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Saturday, April 26, 2014

"India" by Russian Painter Zinaida Serebriakova - 1916


"The Unfulfilled Wish" by American Artist Julius LeBlanc Stewart - 1899


Julius LeBlanc Stewart (September 6, 1855, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - January 5, 1919, Paris, France), was an American artist who spent his career in Paris.
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A Visit (La Visite) by Belgian painter Paul Delvaux - 1939


Paul Delvaux (23 September 1897 – 20 July 1994) was a Belgian painter associated with Surrealism, famous for his paintings of female nudes.
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Florinda by German Painter Franz Xaver Winterhalter - 1853


Franz Xaver Winterhalter (20 April 1805 – 8 July 1873) was a German painter and lithographer, known for his portraits of royalty in the mid-nineteenth century. His name has become associated with fashionable court portraiture. Among his best known works are Empress Eugénie Surrounded by her Ladies in Waiting (1855) and the portraits he made of Empress Elisabeth of Austria (1865).
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Nude Woman with Drapery by French Painter Suzanne Valadon - 1919


Suzanne Valadon (23 September 1865 – 7 April 1938) was a French painter born Marie-Clémentine Valadon at Bessines-sur-Gartempe, Haute-Vienne, France. In 1894, Valadon became the first woman painter admitted to the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts. She was also the mother of painter Maurice Utrillo.
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Man and woman - Etching by Pablo Picasso 1927

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Various Ceramic Bottles and Jars - Peru, Nazca Culture, 3rd Century BC to 6th Century CE

The Nazca culture is characterized by its beautiful polychrome pottery, painted with at least 15 distinct colors. The shift from post-fire resin painting to pre-fire slip painting marked the end of Paracas-style pottery and the beginning of Nazca-style pottery. The use of pre-fire slip painting meant that a great deal of experimentation took place in order to know which slips produced certain colors. Major pottery shapes include double-spout bottles, bowls, cups, vases, effigy forms, and mythical creatures. Archaeologists have excavated highly valued polychrome pottery among all classes of Nazca society.
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Seated Figure Bottle

Drum  Bottle 

Drum  Bottle 

 Fish Bottle

 Bridge and Spout Bottle in Bird Form

 Bridge and Spout Vessel with Duck Head

 Double Spout and Bridge Bottle with Bird Demon 

 Double Spout and Bridge Bottle with Birds

 Double Spout and Bridge Bottle with Face

Double spout and bridge bottle

 Double Spout Bottle

 Double Spout Bottle 

 Double Spout Bottle 

 Double-Spout Bottle Guardian

 Jar

 Monkey Bottle 

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"A Girl with a Pipe" by Japanese Artist Torii Kiyonaga - ca. 1785



Medium: Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Portrait of Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru by American Artist Norman Rockwell - c1960's


Norman Perceval Rockwell (February 3, 1894 – November 8, 1978) was a 20th-century American painter and illustrator. His works enjoy a broad popular appeal in the United States for their reflection of American culture. Rockwell is most famous for the cover illustrations of everyday life scenarios he created for The Saturday Evening Post magazine for more than four decades.
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"The Problem We All Live With" An Iconic Painting of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States By Norman Rockwell - 1964


The Problem We All Live With is a 1964 painting by Norman Rockwell. An iconic image of the civil rights movement in the United States, it depicts Ruby Bridges, a six-year-old African-American girl, on her way into an all-white public school in New Orleans on November 14, 1960 during the process of racial desegregation. Because of threats and violence against her, she is escorted by four deputy U.S. marshals.
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The Slave Market (Le marché aux esclaves) Oil Painting by French Artist Gustave Boulanger - c1882


The Slave Market is a painting of about 1882 by the 19th century French artist Gustave Boulanger, who specialized in classical and Orientalist genre scenes.[1] It depicts an Ancient Roman slave auction. It shows the marketing of seven young people, ranging in age from children to young adults, as slaves.
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014