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13/10/2015

Romaine Brooks

"Romaine Brooks, born Beatrice Romaine Goddard (May 1, 1874 – December 7, 1970), was an American painter who worked mostly in Paris and Capri. She specialized in portraiture and used a subdued palette dominated by the color gray. Brooks ignored contemporary artistic trends such as Cubism and Fauvism, drawing instead on the Symbolist and Aesthetic movements of the 19th century, especially the works of James McNeill Whistler. Her subjects ranged from anonymous models to titled aristocrats. She is best known for her images of women in androgynous or masculine dress, including her self-portrait of 1923, which is her most widely reproduced work.

Brooks had an unhappy childhood after her father abandoned the family; her mother was emotionally abusive and her brother mentally ill. By her own account, her childhood cast a shadow over her whole life. She spent several years in Italy and France as a poor art student, then inherited a fortune upon her mother's death in 1902. Wealth gave her the freedom to choose her own subjects. She often painted people close to her, such as the Italian writer and politician Gabriele D'Annunzio, the Russian dancer Ida Rubinstein, and her partner of more than 50 years, the writer Natalie Barney.

Although she lived until 1970, she painted very little after 1925. She made a series of line drawings during the early 1930s, using an ""unpremeditated"" technique resembling automatic drawing, then virtually abandoned art, completing only a single portrait after World War II."

Romaine Brooks Paintings

 

 

Femme avec des fleurs

Femme avec des fleurs

The Weeping Venus

The Weeping Venus

Chasseresse

Chasseresse

Self-Portrait

Self-Portrait

Renata Borgati at the Piano

Renata Borgati at the Piano

Madame Errazuris

Madame Errazuris

L’Amazone

L’Amazone

Paris

Paris

Le Trajet

Le Trajet

12/10/2015

Yue Minjun Paintings

Yue Minjun
Artist
Yue Minjun is a contemporary Chinese artist based in Beijing, China. He is best known for oil paintings depicting himself in various settings, frozen in laughter. He has also reproduced this signature image in sculpture, watercolour and prints. Wikipedia
Born: 1962, Daqing, China
Period: Cynical realism
Education: Hebei Normal University
Known for: Painting, Installation art, Sculpture

Yue Minjun (Chinese: 岳敏君; born 1962) is a contemporary Chinese artist based in Beijing, China. He is best known for oil paintings depicting himself in various settings, frozen in laughter. He has also reproduced this signature image in sculpture, watercolour and prints. While Yue is often classified as part of the Chinese "Cynical Realist" movement in art developed in China since 1989, Yue himself rejects this label, while at the same time "doesn't concern himself about what people call him."

 

Yue Minjun Paintings

 

 

hat series 2

hat series 2

Minjun

Minjun

Sheng Qi other

Sheng Qi other

A Joke

A Joke

the kiss

the kiss

Black Cloud

Black Cloud

Handgun

Handgun

Bayoneting

Bayoneting

Big Swans

Big Swans

Silent Lake

Silent Lake

Big Toe

Big Toe

hat series 6

hat series 6

Pagoda

Pagoda

You're So Manet

You're So Manet

Big Parrots

Big Parrots

Looking at the World

Looking at the World

yue minjun big swans painting 17869

yue minjun big swans painting 17869

Head 3

Head 3

LOVE

LOVE

the Topic of Make up

the Topic of Make up

Wild Laugh

Wild Laugh

Holiday

Holiday

Punishment

Punishment

Yellow Fruits

Yellow Fruits

Guan Xi-1

Guan Xi-1

hat series 4

hat series 4

the exercise

the exercise

Bird

Bird

Tian An Men

Tian An Men

Bird I

Bird I

Birds of Peace

Birds of Peace

City No.1

City No.1

Free and At Leisure-4

Free and At Leisure-4

Guan Xi-2

Guan Xi-2

untitled 6

untitled 6

hat series 5

hat series 5

Loving Bird

Loving Bird

the Lunch on the Greens

the Lunch on the Greens

Butiful Style

Butiful Style

Head 4

Head 4

The Scarecrow

The Scarecrow

yue minjun high painting 19642

yue minjun high painting 19642

Head 1

Head 1

Head Portrait-2

Head Portrait-2

make it smart

make it smart