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Carl Andre | Agnes Martin | Alexander Calder | Robert Mangold
This is what the living room of my dreams looks like. 🙃
I’m going to leave this caption short and sweet because I’m EXHAUSTED, and afraid that my fingers will fall off if I type another word...
This is a big green shiny apple, the one that’s perfectly round with no discolorations or defects like you’d see in a crate at Whole Foods.
It’s called ‘Granny Smith Green’
Bastille Evening (c.1920)
🎨 Painted by Edouard Léon Cortès.
Born: 6 August 1882, Lagny/Marne, France.
Died: 26 November 1969, Lagny/Marne, France. (aged 87)
🖼 Oil on canvas 6,5 x 9 in.
🏛 Location: Flackwell Heath, GB.
📝 Edouard Leon Cortes was born in the small town of Lagny, east of Paris. His father and grandfather were both accomplished artists who advised and trained the young Cortes. From the age of 17 he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris.
His early paintings reflected his life in the countryside, showing a strong relationship with nature.
In 1901 his attention was drawn to Paris, the City of Light, and in 1902 he exhibited for the first time at the Societe des Artistes in Paris, his talent being noticed immediately. He also exhibited at the "Salon Des Independants", and the "Salon l'Hiver". Over a period of time, his impressionistic technique, full of life and vitality, recorded the history of this ever-changing and bustling city. Cortes portrayed life in the French capital in all its moods, full of drama and romance. He is now considered to be one of the most popular Parisian artists of his period.
Edouard Cortès was an extremely modest man. He refused all interviews, cared nothing about documenting his career, and even declined in 1955 to be the subject of an hour-long filmed documentary. He preferred to remain anonymous as an individual to allow his painting to speak for themselves by standing on their own merit.
He passed away the way he lived in serenity and simplicity. Although he did not wish the town of Lagny to celebrate his life, ten years after his death a street was name in his honor.
His paintings are exhibited in the museums of France and many other foreign countries, including Belgium, England, Switzerland, Sweden and Canada.
Oil on Canvas
The Art Institute of Chicago
“Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see.” -René Magritte
The Moment You Embrace Your Flaws, They Disappear. 💆🏻♀️💫 #ootd
‘Seacoast at Trouville’
Oil on Canvas
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
A single tree, deformed by the constant buffeting of onshore winds, is the central motif of this painting by Monet. Because the horizon line is effaced in a haze of creamy blue strokes, there is no sense of recession into the distance. Such an abstract field behind the tree deprives it of volume, so that it reads as a flat pattern on the surface. This pattern is so dominant that its outline determines the shapes of other forms in the painting. Not only do the low blue bushes that extend from one edge of the canvas to the other echo the general form of the tree's foliage, but the very ground answers the bending motion in low hillocks parallel or related to the tree's angle. Although the tree's form is dominant and determines so many other shapes in the painting, the tree in itself is almost ephemeral, for it is barely rooted in the soil. The painting is thus an exercise in pattern making rather than a naturalistic description of a place.