aharonium
aharonium:

The Fairy Feller’s Master-Stroke
Author: Richard Dadd (English, 1817–1886)Date: 1855-64Medium: Oil on canvasLocation: TateThis work, although unfinished, is generally considered to be Dadd’s masterpiece. It was painted for H.G. Haydon, an official at Bethlem Hospital, where Dadd was sent after he became insane and murdered his father in 1843. He was transferred to Broadmoor in July 1864, before being able to complete the painting […](via arsvitaest)

aharonium:

The Fairy Feller’s Master-Stroke

Author: Richard Dadd (English, 1817–1886)
Date: 1855-64
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Location: Tate

This work, although unfinished, is generally considered to be Dadd’s masterpiece. It was painted for H.G. Haydon, an official at Bethlem Hospital, where Dadd was sent after he became insane and murdered his father in 1843. He was transferred to Broadmoor in July 1864, before being able to complete the painting […]

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nycartscene
nycartscene:

Just Opened: “WRISTER, BLISTER, PLASTER” Sascha BraunigFoxy Production Gallery, 529 W20th St., NYCBraunig’s geometric figures have a visual fluidity, as if their delicate skins can barely contain their bodies. Unraveling the figure in unexpected ways, her new series of oil and gouache portraits employ both Op art and baroque elements. The exhibition comprises highly patterned figures who appear interwoven with their environments, and hybrid beings whose bodies and their ornamentation seem indivisible. - thru Feb 9

I featured this artist on But Does it Float recently and hope to see these up close.

nycartscene:

Just Opened:

WRISTER, BLISTER, PLASTER
 Sascha Braunig

Foxy Production Gallery
, 529 W20th St., NYC

Braunig’s geometric figures have a visual fluidity, as if their delicate skins can barely contain their bodies. Unraveling the figure in unexpected ways, her new series of oil and gouache portraits employ both Op art and baroque elements. The exhibition comprises highly patterned figures who appear interwoven with their environments, and hybrid beings whose bodies and their ornamentation seem indivisible. - thru Feb 9

I featured this artist on But Does it Float recently and hope to see these up close.

belgianpaintings
low-country:

Marthe Donas - Tête cubiste (1917)
There’s criminally little available on Donas that doesn’t merely relate who she knew (Picasso, De Stijl, Section D’Or) or present the vaguest of outlines of her life. The best summary available is little more than a single sentence: ‘The Belgian painter Marthe Donas brought undulating, organic rhythm to the more crystalline conventions of Cubist still-life.’
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low-country:

Marthe Donas - Tête cubiste (1917)

There’s criminally little available on Donas that doesn’t merely relate who she knew (Picasso, De Stijl, Section D’Or) or present the vaguest of outlines of her life. The best summary available is little more than a single sentence: ‘The Belgian painter Marthe Donas brought undulating, organic rhythm to the more crystalline conventions of Cubist still-life.’

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