Based on of one of my earlier posts, Arts & Their Studios, Part 1, I’ve decided to do part two! Here I will do the same as I did earlier, which is show some pictures of studios and artists and give some background information on them!
John Singer Sargent
Sargent was an American artist that is well know for his portraits. His paintings usually had an Edwardian era feel/expression, which was a time of reign by King Edward VII from 1901 to 1910. It demonstrated a style that the King preferred, or showed a liking for. Two artworks by him are Portrait of Madame X and The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit.
Klimt was an Austrian painter who is well known for his square faces and extravagant gold use in paintings. An art movement that he was involved in was Symbolism, which is art that focuses on the imagination and the spiritual rather than on the realistic. He was also a prominent member in the Vienna Secession movement. It was founded on April 3rd, 1897, and the aim of the group was to explore art styles outside of the realm of traditional style art. One of his most famous works is The Kiss, and another work is Judith and the Head of Holofernes.
Paul Klee was a born in Switzerland and spent most of his life there, but he identified himself as a German artist. He was good friends, and even worked, with Wassily Kandinsky. They were part of Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) organization in the German Expressionist movement (there was also another group called Die Brücke (The Bridge)). The aim of the art movement was to create works that, as the movement name says, expresses oneself or reveals emotion. An example of his work is Twittering Machine.
Lastly, Cezanne was a French Painter for the Post-Impressionist art movement. He was an influential figure to most modern artists, especially to Pablo Picasso. Post Impressionism is a movement that went against the styles of Impressionism. For instance, instead of concentrating on an exact image or “impress” of a scene, Post-Impressionists wanted to explore different and more complicated ways of representing their works. A well known painting by Cezanne is Mont Sainte-Victoire.