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antonina September 29th, 2013 06:59 AM

Most interesting artist from your country
 
Which artist from your country do you find particularly interesting?

It would be great if you could recommend some people whose work isn't widely known (at least beyond their native countries).

antonina September 29th, 2013 09:58 AM

Hopefully someone will come up with something from their country...:unsure:

Late 19th c. artist I really like - Stanislaw Wyspianski (ref.my avatar).
He died young (in his thirties) but left a huge body of work, pastel drawings, book illustration, murals, stained glass and amazing theatre plays.

http://www.art1.friko.pl/wyspianski/..._kapeluszu.jpg

Wyspianski scandalized his "good" Cracow family by marrying the peasant girl who had his child:

http://bi.gazeta.pl/im/9/4374/z43749...stel--1904.jpg

http://wyspianski.viii-lo.krakow.pl/images/macierz.jpg

http://www.sztukanamaturze.pl/Obrazk...ik_zielnik.jpg

He used such sketches of wild flowers in his church murals and stained glass windows:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_pPH4KncjRI..._krakow_18.jpg

http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs32/i/20...Caprinetka.jpg

Stained glass "God creating the universe" in the Franciscan church in Cracow.

RoryOMore September 29th, 2013 10:40 AM

Charles Russell, painter of the American West?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ffalo_Hunt.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...fa/Keeoma3.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...M._Russell.jpg

The wildlife refuge named after Russell is nearly 1 million acres:

Home - Charles M. Russell - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

antonina September 29th, 2013 12:32 PM

Thanks Rory, we know too little about American painters.

Native Americans seem to have inspired American artists, the way Polish mountain-folk górale inspired some of ours in the 19th c., before the old highland way of life vanished or became phony folklore.I saw these in a museum in Zakopane and was surprised to see how the images of górale resembled American Indians:

http://www.desa.art.pl/foto/aukcje/1...ium/111_52.jpg

http://www.pinkwart.pl/Zakopane/gale...ylas/glowa.jpg

Władysław Skoczylas c.1919

http://cdn26.podroze.smcloud.net/t/i...tandardowy.jpg

See the long braids in the second sculpure from the left!

antonina September 29th, 2013 12:48 PM

Olga Boznańska (1865-1940)

Polish impressionist, eccentric spinster, kept mice and other animals in her huge, dilapidated Montparnasse studio.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_0r9KVfDbP4...atami+1909.jpg

Her exquisite portraits seem veiled in cigarette smoke (Boznańska was a chain smoker). Hardly any good quality images on the net, unfortunately.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._kapeluszu.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...santhemums.jpg

antonina October 1st, 2013 08:05 AM

Not many people interested apparently :cry: I'll mulishly revive the thread in case someone recalls a little known artist from their country who is worth sharing...

NIkifor (1895-1957)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...rynicki_01.jpg

http://www.artstore.pl/wp-content/gf...ed_cerkwia.jpg



http://www.matura1952.pl/nikifor-obraz.jpg
http://www.petulloartcollection.org/...ahs_ark-lg.jpg
http://static.polskieradio.pl/files/...3f296c80c.file

Polish/Lemko primitive painter, considered mentally hadicapped, lived and died in abject poverty in the small town of Krynica. He got amazing hues out of a cheap watercolour box.

Otranto October 2nd, 2013 10:43 AM

Jan van Eyck

The Arnolfini portrait:

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5172/5...5d09e8c4f7.jpg

Notice the reflection in the mirror:

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3229/3...a3d12c3d96.jpg

The Virgin of chancellor Rolin:

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2789/4...88e43ee57f.jpg

Detail:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7003/6...91c2dc1e23.jpg

Toltec October 2nd, 2013 10:56 AM

Why from your country? Can't people find foreign artists interesting?

avon October 2nd, 2013 11:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Toltec (Post 1606839)
Why from your country? Can't people find foreign artists interesting?

If you don't like the idea of the thread, don't post.

Jim Casy October 2nd, 2013 11:39 AM

Didn't know this thread was on the go antonina.

Scotlands own Paul Cadden -

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/...89_964x667.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/...38_470x713.jpg

Look again, they are not photographs - Hyperrealism.


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