Cesar Legaspi - Artworks and Paintings Collection

Sea of Gold , 1990 - Cesar Legaspi Cesar Torrente Legaspi  (April 2, 1917 – April 7, 1994) was a Filipino National Artist in painting. He was also an art director prior to going full-time in his visual art practice in the 1960s.  His early (1940s–1960s) works, alongside those of peer, Hernando Ocampo are described as depictions of anguish and dehumanization of beggars and laborers in the city. These include Man and Woman (alternatively known as Beggars) and Gadgets. Primarily because of this early period, critics have further cited Legaspi's having "reconstituted" in his paintings "cubism's unfeeling, geometric ordering of figures into a social expressionism rendered by interacting forms filled with rhythmic movement".                                                                                                                                      Legaspi was born to Manuel Legaspi and Rosario Torrente in Tondo, Manila. He took up painting for one te

Top 10 Art Blogs you can Follow in 2024

Whether you're a seasoned museum-goer or a curious newcomer, the vast world of art can be overwhelming. The internet offers a treasure trove of information and inspiration in the form of art blogs. But with countless options vying for your attention, where do you even begin? This guide cuts through the noise and curates a list of the top art blogs you should be following in 2024. From in-depth explorations of contemporary art to insightful artist interviews and thought-provoking discussions, these blogs offer a diverse range of content to fuel your passion for all things artistic.  Enjoy the journey through the vibrant landscape of the art world! 1. Artsy ( ): At the forefront of contemporary art, Artsy is a global organization with a mission to support artists around the world. Their blog features in-depth articles, artist spotlights, and insights into the latest happenings in the art world. 2. Colossal ( ): This blog is a great reso

Tom Roberts - Famous Paintings and the Stories Behind Them

1. Jealousy, 1889  ( Other  title taken from a line from Othello:   'One not easily jealous, but being wrought, perplexed in the extreme'.) He depicts a woman recoiling in horror as she listens to the flirting couple by the doorway. Tom Roberts is a famous Australian painter known for his significant contributions to Australian art. He played a crucial role in the development of the Heidelberg School, also known as Australian Impressionism, which emerged in the late 19th century. Self Portrait (Aged 30), 1886  - is a work of considerable historical importance providing a unique insight into the personality of the artist who was to be acknowledged as 'the father of Australian landscape painting'. It records a significant time both in Roberts's art and his leadership of the then emerging national school of Australian painting. One of Roberts' most famous paintings is "Shearing the Rams" (1890), which depicts a group of shearers working in a shearing shed

Frederick McCubbin - Paintings Collection (Australia)

Down on His Luck, 1889 Frederick McCubbin (25 Feb 1855 - 20 Dec 1917) was an Australian artist, art teacher and considered one of the prominent figures of the Heidelberg School art movement, described as "Australian impressionism" which sought to capture Australian life, the bush, and the harsh sunlight that typifies the country. Frederick McCubbin Self-portrait, 1886 McCubbin's paintings by and large focused at the Australian landscape and regular life, frequently depicting scenes from rural regions and pioneer groups. Violet and Gold, 1911 Concerned with capturing the national life of Australia, McCubbin produced a number of large landscapes that reflect the melancholic themes then popular in literary accounts of European settlers' interactions with the bush. Several of these works have become icons of Australian art, including Down on His Luck (1889), On the Wallaby Track (1896) and The Pioneer (1904). The Pioneer, 1904 McCubbin studied at the National Gallery of

Elioth Gruner - Paintings Collection (Australia)

Milking time. Araluen Valley, 1922 Elioth Gruner Selfportrait Elioth Lauritz Leganyer Gruner  was an Australian artist celebrated for his exceptional contributions to the field of landscape painting.  Born on December 16, 1882, in Gisborne, New Zealand, younger son of Elliott Grüner, a Norwegian-born bailiff, and his Irish wife Mary Ann, who died in 1922. Gruner was brought to Sydney before he was a year old and at an early age showed a desire to draw.  When about 12 years old his mother took him to Julian Ashton, who gave him his first lessons in art. He quickly distinguished himself as a promising talent, earning numerous awards and accolades during his early years as an artist. From around 1907 his work began to attract serious attention: one admirer was Norman Lindsay. In 1911 a small shop was started in Bligh Street, Sydney, to sell works of art produced in Australia, and for a time Gruner took charge of it. Spring Frost (1919) The painting depicts a small herd of dairy cows in th