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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Jacob Tintoretto

Jacob Tintoretto was born during a flood in Venice, the year was 1519. Known as Tintoretto-the "little dyer"-because his...more here

Ventura Salimbeni

Ventura Salimbeni was one of the most outstanding painters of the Mannerist school in the 16th century. The prevailing characteristic of his paintings...more here

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres Quote

A paintings is not completely finished until the artist has separated the spirit from body . -- Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

Grant Wood Quote

All the really good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow. --Grant Wood

Man Ray Art Quote

All critics should be assassinated. -- Man Ray

Monday, September 1, 2008

Jan van Eyck

Early Northern Renaissance Flemish Painter, founder of the Bruges school. Biography here

Rogier Van der Weyden

The Annunciation, oil on panel — circa 1440 Musée du Louvre, Paris

Rogier van der Weyden's early training was in the workshop of the town goldsmith. Although it is not known if he ever actually worked in the trade. Approaching thirty, he began...more here

Matthias Grünewald, Flemish Painter of the Gothic Era

Grünewald lived during troubled and restless times. The world was in transition. The old medieval order imposed by the Church was buckling under the expansion of towns, the rise of the merchant class, the emergence of national states, the spread of religious reform and invention of the printing press. People were becoming fascinated with science.....more here