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Showing posts with label Belgian artists. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Belgian artists. Show all posts

Tuesday

Louis Buisseret (1888-1956, Belgian)

Louis Buisseret was Belgian painter, draftsman and engraver.
At the age of 16, Buisseret enrolled at the Art Academy of Bergen where he studied engraving and met Anto Carte, with whom he became friends. Later in life he was appointed a director of the Art Academy of Bergen, a position he had kept for 20 years.
In 1908, Buisseret started studying at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels under Jean Delville who had a major influence on Buisseret's later artistic work. In 1910, as a student Buisseret won the second prize in the Belgian Prix de Rome competition in painting and in 1911 he won first prize in the Prix de Rome competition in the engraving.
 Portrait of Mary Louise McBride (Mrs Homer Saint-Gaudens), 1929

After the training was completed at the Brussels Academy, Buisseret and his father traveled to Italy to study the works of Italian artists of the Quattrocento and Cinquecento. During WWII Buisseret traveled to Germany, Austria, Spain, Portugal and the Netherlands.
Buisseret mainly painted realistic portraits, nudes and still lifes. From 1920 Buisseret took an active part in leading salons and gallery exhibitions in Belgium. In 1922 he married Emilie Empain, the model that often sat for him.
Louis Buisseret, Lady with Parrot, 1923


In 1927 one of Buisseret's work was refused at the Salon of La Louviere due to an obscene character. His friend Anto Carte took over the defense of Buisseret and blamed the salon an immature attitude. This incident was the prelude to the establishment of the group of artists Nervia in 1928 by Buisseret, Carte and Leon Eeckman. The group gave support to promising young artists. In 1929, he was awarded the silver medal at the Salon of Barcelona. That same year he became director of the Art Academy of Bergen where he also gave lessons in painting.
In 1947, Buisseret became a member of the Royal Academy and in 1952, Buisseret was elevated to Commander of the Order of Leopold.
(wikipedia.nl)

Sunday

Jan Verhas (1834-1896) Belgian Painter

Belgian genre painter Jan Francois Verhas was best known for his paintings of children of the Belgian bourgeoisie. He was the younger brother of painter Frans Verhas.

La revue des écoles en 1878

Tuesday

Adrien Ferdinand de Braekeleer (1818-1904) - Belgian Painter

 Adrien Ferdinand de Braekeleer - Home Music Party 1854

 Adrien Ferdinand de Braekeleer - Gasthausszene in einem Innenhof mit Boule- und Tric-Trac-Spielern, 1859 (Courtyard Scene in Guest House with Boules and Tric-Trac Players)

 Adrien Ferdinand de Braekeleer - Young couple having dinner with oysters

 Adrien Ferdinand de Braekeleer - Morning chores

Monday

Alfred Stevens (1823-1906) Famous Belgian Painter

Young Lady on the Beach

Text by Peter Mitchel
Alfred Stevens (1823-1906) was one of the hundreds of traditional artists cast into shadow by the blinding light of the sunrise of Impressionism. In 1900, Stevens was accorded the unprecedented honor of a one man retrospective at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris, during his lifetime.

Lady with Japanese Doll

Within fifty years, the mention of his name in England simply led to confusion with his namesake and near contemporary, Alfred George Stevens, a sculptor from Dorset! The market, of course, follows in step. At an auction in 1902, Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s The Numbering at Bethlehem sold for 9,200 francs whereas Tous les Bonheurs by Alfred Stevens brought 25,000 francs. Up until 1967, no painting by Stevens had brought more than £4,000 since the Second World War and most examples sold for a few hundred pounds, if that.

Young Girl with a Duck

...What struck me about Stevens was the admiration and respect expressed by other artists, even by Whistler, one of the most caustic, whose ‘bouquets’ were usually composed of stinging nettles. Artists tend to be intolerant of mediocrity and Stevens would hardly have been a pall-bearer at Manet’s funeral in May, 1883, with Monet, Fantin and Zola if the great artist had had no regard for him in his lifetime.

After the Ball 1874

...Alfred Stevens, born at Brussels in 1823, underwent a traditional artist’s training in the late 1830’s and 1840’s. His close friend, Florent Willems, went to Paris and before long (1844) Stevens followed. He was not a prodigy and his early efforts are unrecognizable to us as the work of the artist who was to paint Tous les Bonheurs in 1861. By that date, Stevens, nearing forty, had found his niche as the painter of the contemporary Parisienne.

Afternoon in the Park 1885

The jury of the 1861 Salon where Tous les Bonheurs was exhibited told Stevens that whereas they admired his skills no medal could be awarded unless he changed his subject matter (genre) to something more conventional. His much quoted reply was ‘keep your medal and I’ll keep my genre.' Unlike some artists who feel the need to ‘evolve’, Stevens had the good sense to play to his strengths, perfect his speciality, be content with his role and his happy domestic and social life. He was not averse to the money that he started to make either.

The Second Empire, under Napoleon III, was a time of dynamism and prosperity. The young Empress raised the profile of women, set fashions, and entertained Stevens to a ball at the Tuileries in 1867. Among his fellow guests was Bismarck, destined to return to Paris in a different guise three years later! 1867 saw Stevens triumph at the Paris Exposition Universelle (World’s Fair) with eighteen paintings on display and promotion in the Legion d’Honneur. The pattern was set for the successful career of Alfred Stevens.

Le Sphinx parisien ('la Parisienne') 1870

Together with Whistler, Stevens responded early on to the Japanese craze which opened new possibilities to an artist finely tuned to the subtleties of every fabric and the nuances of every colour. ... Another seated model, Victorine Meurent, became the ‘Sphinx parisien’ in this smaller canvas (above) painted during the siege of Paris in November, 1870, a tour de force display of the artist’s sureness of touch and unfailing eye for colour.

Le Sphinx parisien 1867

Tuesday

Belgian Renaissance Painter Rogier van der Weyden (1400-1464)

Belgian Renaissance Painter Rogier van der WeydenSt Luke Drawing a Portrait of the Madonna
c.1435 (Self-portrait as Saint Luke), setting is derived from the Madonna of Chancellor Rolin by Jan van Eyck, c. 1440, Boston

Rogier van der Weyden was considered one of the greatest of the Netherlandish masters of the 15th century. He was very famous during his lifetime, had a big studio full of students and followers, and was patronized by princes and dukes across Europe. The contemporaries referred to him in superlatives: 'the greatest', 'the most noble' of painters. Hans Memling, another great Early Netherlandish painter, was among his students.

Belgian Renaissance Painter Rogier van der WeydenBraque Family Triptych (right wing) c. 1450-52 (Louvre)

Now he is among the rarest, his famous works were mostly destroyed, about 40 works, which can be attributed to him, survived.
Not much is known about his life, there is no paintings signed by him, the artworks mentioned in the documents are barely described, so that the art historians can’t identified them for sure, but being guided solely by circumstantial evidence.

Braque Family Triptych by Belgian Renaissance Painter Rogier van der WeydenBraque Family Triptych
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Thursday

Magic Realism Painting by Belgian Artist Raoul Hynckes (1893-1973)

Raoul Hynckes (b. Brussel studied at the Academy of Art in Brussels. He moved to Amsterdam in 1914, where he painted boats on water and local harbours. Starting 1924 he focused on painting highly detailed, symbolically charged still lifes, regarded as belonging to the Magical Realism painting.












Magic Realism Painting by Belgian Artist Raoul HynckesStill Life by Raoul Hynckes (1893-1973)

Magic Realism Painting by Belgian Artist Raoul HynckesStill Life

Magic Realism Painting by Belgian Artist Raoul Hynckes

Friday

Garden Paintings by Jos Pauwels (1918-1976) Belgian Artist

Garden Paintings by Jos Pauwels Belgian ArtistAfternoon Siesta

Garden Paintings by Jos Pauwels Belgian ArtistTea in Garden

Garden Paintings by Jos Pauwels Belgian ArtistGathering Apples


Garden Paintings by Jos Pauwels Belgian ArtistRefreshments by Lamplight

Tea Party Paintings by Jos Pauwels Belgian Artist

Tea Party Paintings by Jos Pauwels Belgian Artist

Tea Party Paintings by Jos Pauwels Belgian ArtistBreakfast in the garden

Tea Party Paintings by Jos Pauwels Belgian ArtistIn the Garden

Paintings by Belgian Artist Jos PauwelsFruit Course Before the Fontain

Paintings by Belgian Artist Jos PauwelsGood Read in Garden

Paintings by Belgian Artist Jos Pauwels

Paintings by Belgian Artist Jos PauwelsObservation Point

Garden Painting by Belgian Artist Jos PauwelsTea in Garden

Garden Painting by Belgian Artist Jos PauwelsPears and Plums in the Garden

Garden Painting by Belgian Artist Jos PauwelsUnder Ivy

Garden Painting by Belgian Artist Jos PauwelsShaded Spot

Garden Painting by Belgian Artist Jos PauwelsSupper by Lamplight

Garden Painting by Belgian Artist Jos PauwelsTea by the Jetty

Garden Painting by Belgian Artist Jos PauwelsTea at the Lake

Garden Painting by Belgian Artist Jos PauwelsUnder the Umbrella

Garden Painting by Belgian Artist Jos PauwelsTea and Cherries in an Oriental Garden

Garden Paintings by Jos Pauwels Belgian ArtistA Teatime Siesta

Garden Paintings by Jos Pauwels Belgian ArtistSummer Refreshments

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