Showcase: El Greco

Doménikos Theotokópoulos, most widely known as El Greco (“The Greek”), was a painter, sculptor and architect of the Spanish Renaissance.

El Greco’s dramatic and expressionistic style was met with puzzlement by his contemporaries but found appreciation in the 20th century. El Greco is regarded as a precursor of both Expressionism and Cubism, while his personality and works were a source of inspiration for poets and writers such as Rainer Maria Rilke and Nikos Kazantzakis. El Greco has been characterized by modern scholars as an artist so individual that he belongs to no conventional school. He is best known for tortuously elongated figures and often fantastic or phantasmagorical pigmentation, marrying Byzantine traditions with those of Western painting.

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Showcase: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was a French painter, printmaker, draughtsman, caricaturist, and illustrator whose immersion in the colourful and theatrical life of Paris in the late 19th century allowed him to produce a collection of enticing, elegant, and provocative images of the modern, sometimes decadent, affairs of those times.

Showcase: Salvador Dalí’s illustrations of Alice in Wonderland

Published by New York’s Maecenas Press-Random House in 1969 and distributed as their book of the month, this illustrated version of Alice in Wonderland  contains 12 heliogravures — one for each chapter of the book and an original signed etching in four colors as the frontispiece. Continue reading Showcase: Salvador Dalí’s illustrations of Alice in Wonderland

Showcase: Andy Warhol

Yes. It’s time to showcase one of the most famous, most influential, and most eccentric artists of the last century. Andy Warhol. American artist, director and producer, a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture, and advertising that flourished by the 1960s, and span a variety of media, including painting, silkscreening, photography, film, and sculpture. Continue reading Showcase: Andy Warhol

Showcase: J. M. W. Turner

English Romantic painter, printmaker and water-colorist, known for his expressive colorization, imaginative landscapes and turbulent, often violent marine paintings, J. M. W. Turner was born in Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London, to a modest lower middle-class family. He lived in London all his life, assiduously avoiding the trappings of success and fame. A child prodigy, Turner studied at the Royal Academy of Arts from 1789, enrolling when he was 14, and exhibited his first work there at 21. Continue reading Showcase: J. M. W. Turner

Showcase: Mario Arroyave

Mario Arroyave (Espinal, Colombia, 1983), his approach to photography begins at age 13 empirically and developed in the coming years as a Side project, while studying and working in systems engineering and advertising in Costa Rica and Colombia. In 2010 he starts a carrier as an artist, showcasing at the Warehouse Art Gallery opening. Nowadays is one of the leading Colombian young artists. His work have been shown in individual and collective exhibitions in Bogotá, Medellín, Lima, Sao Paulo, Miami, Dallas, New York, Tokyo, among others. Continue reading Showcase: Mario Arroyave