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David Ligare Fine American Painter

Figure Painting by American Artist David LigareHercules Protecting the Balance between Pleasure and Virtue

Figurative Painting by American Artist David LigareSymmetria

Figurative Painting by American Artist David LigareDiver

David Ligare (b.1945), American contemporary realist artist, paints in a neo-classical style.
"...my paintings have always been about light - about sunlight. Really and truly - we talked about style - my style is sunlight.
...sunlight has always been a symbol of radical knowledge. In his famous allegory about the cave, Plato calls the sun "the guardian of everything in the visible world." I've painted candles several times and each time I've been reminded of the contrast between the fire-lit illusions in Plato's cave and how they, as well as my burning candles, are surpassed by the clear sunlight of the upper world. Diffused light, say, from a window or an electric light has a conditional aspect to it. Sunlight is specific. But the larger meaning of the allegory is that we see what we know. For me, sunlight - especially late afternoon sunlight - is simply the most beautiful source of illumination. That period of liminal time, just before sunset, has long been called the "the golden hour" for its beauty as well as its metaphorical richness." (from the artist's interview)

the artist's site

Landscape Painting by American Artist David LigareView of Corral de Tierra



Painting by American Artist David LigarePenelope

Painting by American Artist David LigareAchilles and the Body of Patroclus

Landscape Painting by American Artist David LigareShepherd in the Ruins of Delphi (Et In Arcadia)

Painting by American Artist David LigareAreta, (Black Figure on a White Horse)

Landscape Painting by American Artist David LigareBroad Landscape with a River

Landscape Painting by American Artist David LigareHercules at the Crossroads

Landscape Painting by American Artist David LigareIn Praise of Italy

Landscape Painting by David Ligare American ArtistLandscape with a Specific View (Veritas, Utilitas, Venustas)

Landscape Painting by David Ligare American ArtistLandscape with an Archer

Painting by David Ligare American ArtistPerspectiva, 2000

Still Life Painting by David Ligare American ArtistStill Life with Figs and Rose(Egyptian Style)

Still Life Painting by David Ligare American ArtistStill Life with Peaches and Water (Aparchai)

Landscape Painting by David Ligare American ArtistLandscape with a Red Pony


Luminous Mediterranean Painting by Pierre Boncompain French Artist

Pierre Boncompain's painting vividly evoke a uniquely Mediterranean sensibility, opening the door to a world of beauty, abundance and sensual pleasure. For over 40 years his art has transported us to Provence, a region of rolling hills, warm evenings, reach colors and the bounty of the earth. His paintings are filled with the pure and unfiltered light unique to this region, weather they depict bucolic landscapes, vibrant still lifes, quiet interiors or women in contemplation the artist's site

Figurative painting by Pierre Boncompain French ArtistRelaxed


Pierre Boncompain French artist,figurative painting,still life oil paintingChaise longue

Still Life Painting by French Artist Pierre BoncompainWater-melon

Saturday

Beautiful Landscape Painting by Louis Aston Knight (1873-1948) American Artist

Landscape Painting by American Artist Louis Aston KnightView of a Chateau

Landscape Painting by American Artist Louis Aston KnightBeaumontel

Landscape Painting by American Artist Louis Aston KnightAlong the River, Beaumontel-le-Roger


Louis Aston Knight, the American artist born in Paris, was the son of a famous landscape painter Daniel Ridgway Knight.
As his father, he mostly painted French landscape scenes and was exceptionally successfull in his career.
At the Paris World Fair of 1900, Aston Knight received a bronze medal, which followed with gold medals of honor at Geneva, Nantes, Rheims, Lyons, Cherbourg. The artist was awarded the 3rd gold medal of the Paris Salon in 1905, and the 2nd gold medal the following year.
In 1907 Aston Knight married his distant cousin from Rochester, NY. The couple lived in Paris and extensively traveled in Europe. They made regular trips to US, where the artist frequently exhibited.



During the WWI Aston Knight and his family lived in the US; after the war they returned to France, where the couple bought a house at Beaumont-le-Roger and planted loveliest flower gardens on the property. Aston Knight offered prize of $1000, encouraging his neighbors to develop their grounds. During WWII the house and gardens were distroyed.
In 1924 the French government awarded the painter a knight of the Legion of Honor.
Meanwhile, the artist's works reached high popularity in the United States, especially when President Harding purchased his painting "The Afterglow" for the White House. In the 1920s Aston Knight also held a private showing for President Coolidge there.

Landscape Painting by American Artist Louis Aston KnightFlowers on the Bord of a River

Landscape Painting by American Artist Louis Aston KnightGarden and Meadow, Normandy, Risle Valley

Landscape Painting by American Artist Louis Aston KnightThe Long Cottage

Landscape Painting by American Artist Louis Aston KnightAlong the Seine

Landscape Painting by American Artist Louis Aston KnightApple Blossoms

Landscape Painting by American Artist Louis Aston Knight

Landscape Painting by American Artist Louis Aston KnightCottages Along the River

Landscape Painting by American Artist Louis Aston KnightDian'e Cottage

Landscape Painting by American Artist Louis Aston KnightDiane's Cottage in June

Landscape Painting by American Artist Louis Aston KnightRisle Valley

Landscape Painting by American Artist Louis Aston KnightSunlight and Shadow

Landscape Painting by American Artist Louis Aston KnightRiverside Farm, South Kortright, NY

Landscape Painting by Louis Aston Knight American ArtistSummer Morning

Landscape Painting by Louis Aston Knight American ArtistIn the Evening

Landscape Painting by Louis Aston Knight American ArtistThe Charentonne at Serguigny

Landscape Painting by Louis Aston Knight American ArtistThe Winding River

Landscape Painting by Louis Aston Knight American ArtistThe Little Mill Near Bec Heloin

Landscape Painting by Louis Aston Knight American ArtistHonfleur, France

Landscape Painting by Louis Aston Knight American ArtistPont del Angelo, Venice

Landscape Painting by Louis Aston Knight American ArtistRio st. Aponal, Venice


Friday

Beautiful Still Lifes by Katherine Steiger American Artist

More of the artist's painting

Still Life Painting by American Artist Katherine SteigerBuried Treasures

Still Life Painting by American Artist Katherine SteigerDahlias with Chinese Vase

Still Life Painting by American Artist Katherine SteigerTuscan Landscape



Still Life Painting by American Artist Katherine SteigerScreen Seashells

Still Life Painting by American Artist Katherine SteigerStill Life with Apples in Chinese Bow

Still Life Painting by Katherine Steiger American ArtistStill Life with a Birdcage

Still Life Painting by Katherine Steiger American ArtistOpen Door

Still Life Painting by Katherine Steiger American ArtistStill Life with Poppies

Still Life Painting by Katherine Steiger American ArtistItalian Tablecloth

Still Life Painting by Katherine Steiger American ArtistFollow the Sun

Oil Painting by Katherine Steiger American ArtistStill Life with Goldfish and Lemon Tree

Oil Painting by Katherine Steiger American ArtistOpen Window

Oil Painting by Katherine Steiger American ArtistStill Life with Oranges and Roses

Oil Painting by Katherine Steiger American ArtistSunflowers

Oil Painting by Katherine Steiger American ArtistParakeet

Oil Paintings by American Artist Katherine SteigerCouch with Teapot

Oil Paintings by American Artist Katherine SteigerSunflowers, Roses and Lavender

Oil Paintings by American Artist Katherine SteigerSummer Fruit in Imari Bowl

Oil Paintings by American Artist Katherine SteigerDahlias

Oil Paintings by American Artist Katherine SteigerTulips and Teapot

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