Art & Design.

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After leaving the Rijksakademie, from 1882 to 1886 he lived in Brussels where he joined Les XX (Les Vingts), a group of artists centred on James Ensor. Toorop worked in various styles during these years. Realism, Impressionism Neo-Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. One thing Jan Troop loved to do was draw people. Throughout... Read on > > >
Born on March 4, 1889 in Bordeaux, Domergue studied at Paris’s École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts. He was mercurial. No other word for it. By the age of 17, he was exhibiting his work at the Salon des Artistes Français and, in 1920, he was awarded the prestigious Prix de Rome.... Read on > > >
A decade later, in 1930 Acsinte opened his modest commercial studio in Slobozia. He gave it a grand name: Foto Splendide Acsinte. Probably the only professional photographer in the county for decades, Acsinte shot 1000s upon 1000s of people. Ordinary people. If you lived in Slobozia, he likely shot you or... Read on > > >
If you were from Bavaria, as many American immigrants were in the mid 1800s, it wouldn’t be at all strange if when you thought of goats you thought of beer. And vice versa.  First brewed in the dark ages of 14th century Germany in the town of Einbeck, Bock beer was a... Read on > > >
These Photochrome images of Dresden by Photocrome of Zurich, were made shortly after the company invented the process in the 1880s. The Photocrome process was an old school process for colourizing black-and-white negatives via the direct photographic transfer of a negative onto lo-fi lithographic printing plates made of stobe. The process... Read on > > >
We don’t know who he or she was. We just have photographs, just a handful, in one of the collections held at the Krasnoyarsk Krai Museum of Regional History and Folklife at Dubrovinskogo St., 84, Krasnoyarsk in Russia. 2 of the photographs are separate hotel fires. The majority of the rest... Read on > > >
The “Game of the Goose” or “Goose game” is a board game where two or more players move pieces around a track by rolling a die or two dice. The track often seems to be a spiral of some description. The game originated around the 16th century, and the Dutch loved it. They couldn’t seem to get enough of that goose... Read on > > >
Invented 140 years ago in 1880s Zurich, Photochrom, a.k.a. Fotochrom, Photochrome or Aäc process, is an old school process for colourizing black-and-white negatives via the direct photographic transfer of a negative onto lithographic printing plates. The process is a photographic variant of chromolithography (color lithography). Creatively choosing colour & then using a... Read on > > >
These Photochrome images of Dresden by Photocrome of Zurich, were made shortly after the company invented the process in the 1880s. The Photocrome process was an old school process for colourizing black-and-white negatives via the direct photographic transfer of a negative onto lo-fi lithographic printing plates made of stobe. The process... Read on > > >
Invented 140 years ago in 1880s Zurich, Photochrom, a.k.a. Fotochrom, Photochrome or Aäc process, is an old school process for colourizing black-and-white negatives via the direct photographic transfer of a negative onto lithographic printing plates. The process is a photographic variant of chromolithography (color lithography). Imaginatively selecting & mechanically colouring a black... Read on > > >
Contains adult content. The first doll Hans Bellmer produced is long since lost. It’s assemblage can nevertheless be correctly described thanks to approximately two dozen photographs Bellmer took at the time of its construction, in Berlin in 1933. Standing about fifty-six inches tall, the doll consisted of a lovingly modeled torso... Read on > > >
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So much to see here. This photo was taken sometime in the mid 1890s and shows the a teacher with his students at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. It’s a surreal, faintly unsettling image. The huddle of students on the floor, squashed, awkward and seemingly confused & unready; the teacher Borglum... Read on > > >
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. . . . . . In 1905 Antoon left for New York with his wife to study at the Students Arts League. His brother Willem, who had already emigrated, worked in New York on the improvement of offset printing. After winning a competition, Antoon was commissioned in Los Angeles to... Read on > > >
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In this scene from the biblical book of Exodus, Moses and Aaron (upper right) visit the pharaoh, who is mourning his son. The Egyptian ruler’s son had died from one of the plagues sent by God to secure the Israelites’ release from Egypt. The gloom of the painting reflects the father’s... Read on > > >
Félix Henri Bracquemond (1833-1914) was a French painter and etcher who played a key role in the revival of printmaking, encouraging artists such as Édouard Manet, Edgar Degas and Camille Pissarro to use the technique. Unusually for a prominent artist of this period, he also designed pottery for a number of French... Read on > > >
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“Sed ut perspiciatis unde omnis iste natus error sit voluptatem accusantium doloremque laudantium, totam rem aperiam, eaque ipsa quae ab illo inventore veritatis et quasi architecto beatae vitae dicta sunt explicabo. Nemo enim ipsam voluptatem quia voluptas sit aspernatur aut odit aut fugit, sed quia consequuntur magni dolores eos qui ratione... Read on > > >
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From Drawings Made On The Spot By David Roberts and Lithographed by Louis Haghe. David Roberts (1796 – 1864) was a Scottish painter who started his career with a seven year apprenticeship as a house painter and decorator. The printmaker, painter & draughtsman, Louis Haghe was born in Belgium and trained there... Read on > > >
Artistic blood flows pure and fast in the Knip veins. Born into creativity in Tilburg, the Netherlands in 1877, Josephus Augustus Knip was the son of a decorative painter named Nicolaas Frederik. Knip’s father was his first teacher.  The family moved to the nearby city of s-Hertogenbosch when Josephus was 11.... Read on > > >
The “Splendid Mountain Sketchbook” is a collection of watercolours & sketches that John Singer Sargent (1856–1925) produced, in 1870 whilst on a summer excursion to Switzerland’s Bernese Alps in the Berner Oberland. The sketchbook contains 60 leaves, including 14 watercolors and 47 crayon or graphite studies of mountains, landscapes and people he encountered while traveling... Read on > > >
Monuments of Persian architecture: historical study and recording of Muslim brick buildings in Asia Minor and Persia by Friedrich Paul Theodor Sarre. Sarre was a German Orientalist, archaeologist and art historian who, during amassed an impressive collection of Islamic art during his lifetime. His father was from a Huguenot family, his mother from the Heckmann industrialist family.... Read on > > >

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