Blog Posts tagged with portraits

Boldini created this stunning commissioned portrait of the famed Rita de Acosta Lydig, a work considered to be one of his greatest masterpieces.

Spirited Masterpiece: Rita de Acosta Lydig by Giovanni Boldini

Posted: January 05, 2016 11:16 Last Updated: | Bill Rau

Commanding. Intelligent. Charismatic. Intrepid. Few artists posses the ability to capture the essence of their subjects beyond their outward beauty. However, as seen in this breathtaking portrait of famed socialite Rita de Acosta Lydig, the great Giovanni Boldini elevates portraiture to a fluid and all-encompassing art form that reflects both Lydig’s physical and emotional allure. Touted as “the most picturesque woman in America”, Rita de Acosta Lydig was a solid fixture in late-19th and early-20th century society, and counted some of the era’s most creative icons amongst her closest f...


Pencil portrait titled "Gentile's Daughter" ...a colored pencil drawing on parchment paper.

Artist To Artist Interview...The why of becoming an artist

Posted: December 17, 2015 07:39 Last Updated: | Rex Stewart

For nearly fifty years, my mind and hands raced to create pieces that stirred the imagination of my viewers. It was never an accident that the skills I possessed were given to gloat over what I could or could not do; but to find clarity in this strange journey while creating subject matter that brought about the quest of -why? Every artist has a story or account relative to their existance. No two paths are alike. And yet, in the journey that's taken, there seem to be explosive egos that dictate the formalities of the creator. I found this to be perplexed during my early years because th...


Figurative 2015 Online Art Exhibition

5th Annual Figurative Art Exhibition Now Online Ready to View

Posted: July 02, 2015 03:47 Last Updated: | John R. Math

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that its July 2015 art exhibition, the 5th Annual “Figurative” Art Exhibition is now posted on their website and can be viewed online.  The theme for this art exhibition is figurative and this is considered to be figures, forms and faces.  Artists were asked to submit their best nonobjective or representational art for this competition. An international art competition was held in June 2015 which determined the art for this exhibition. The gallery received submissions from 21 different countries and also received...


Employment Station, New York by Martha Walter, circa 1915

Liberation and the Modern Era: Women in Modern Art

Posted: April 15, 2015 13:34 Last Updated: | Bill Rau

This is the third of a three part series of blog posts preceding our exhibition Innocence, Temptation and Power: The Evolution of Women in Art, on view at M.S. Rau Antiques now through May 4.  A time of tumult both socially and politically, the early 20th century is remembered as an era of upheaval in the Western world. Two world wars, economic hardships and social revolutions affected the course of social history, and the art of the period came to reflect the rapidly evolving landscape of a new modern era.  The power of the person truly culminated in the art of the period,...


Jéan-Leon Gérôme, Leda and the Swan, Circa 1895

An Age of Transformation: Women in Nineteenth Century Art

Posted: March 16, 2015 13:58 Last Updated: | Bill Rau

This is the second of a three part series of blog posts preceding our exhibition Innocence, Temptation and Power: The Evolution of Women in Art, on view at M.S. Rau Antiques from March 27 – May 4. From the mid-nineteenth century, Western Europe and the United States were witness to an extraordinary cultural and social upheaval. Truly a period of transformation, the end of the 19th century can be characterized also as an era of contradiction. As the great generation of French academic painters such as Jean-Léon Gérôme, with their idealized female figures and neoclassical subjects, slowly...


Giovanni dal Ponte, Madonna and Child, Circa 1420

Innocence, Temptation, and Power: The Evolution of Women in Art

Posted: February 12, 2015 12:14 Last Updated: | Bill Rau

This is the first of a three part series of blog posts preceding our exhibition Innocence, Temptation and Power: The Evolution of Women in Art, on view at M.S. Rau Antiques from March 27 – May 4. A mystifying creature with the ability to nurture, seduce, create and conquer, women have served as an endless source of inspiration for history’s most iconic artists, representing archetypes of ideal beauty, model behavior, and the ultimate temptation. These canvases invite viewers to peel back their many layers, each telling a different story about the woman it depicts, the artist who pain...


Figurative 2014 Online Art Exhibition

Figurative 2014 Art Exhibition Now Online Ready to View

Posted: May 02, 2014 13:32 Last Updated: | John R. Math

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that its May 2014 art exhibition “Figurative” is now posted on their website and is ready to view online.  The theme for this art exhibition is “Figurative”. The “Figurative” theme was considered to be figures, forms and faces. The gallery accepted art on this subject that was either representational or abstract. The gallery received submissions from 27 different countries from around the world and they also received entries from 34 different states and the District of Columbia.  Overall, there were 568 entries w...


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