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Manet The Impressionist

The Royal Academy claims its new exhibition of the painter Edouard Manet is the largest so far in Britain and the first to be devoted to his portraiture. Can it really be true of an artist whose work is so well known over here, of whom one thought there was nothing to left say beyond glorying in his deep blacks, those wondrous whites and the endless experiments with traditional forms put to new work in contemporary life?

The answer is that there is always something fresh to be learnt about this most sociable and elusive of artists, friend of most of the novelists and critics of his day, revered as a radical father figure by younger artists and respected as a regular contributor to the salons of the establishment. Portraiture, which he pursued in oil and later in pastel throughout his relatively brief career of some two decades (he died aged 51 in 1883), is as good a way as any of exploring his varied works.

Although he used models as well as friends and insisted on painting only from pr…

The Art Of Gene Gregory

It is my greatest pleasure to feature the beautiful paintings of artist Gene Gregory.

Gene Gregory is a self-taught oil painter and a traditionalist. As a lifelong Texan, his fondness for drawing developed in early childhood, and he has painted since his teen years. The Texas landscape, reflected in many of his early paintings, is a favorite scene.

From the bluebonnets of the southern hill country to the rustic barns of the northeast farmland; from the horses, windmills and rolling hills which are representative of west Texas to the piney woods of the east is translated with great emotion onto canvas. The differences in each region of the state, and the diversity of its great people are successfully depicted as they exist in reality. The small Churches scattered throughout Texas are a few of his favorite subjects, and are welcome reminders of his heritage.

In recent years Gene has has primarily painted still-life, and enjoys using bright vibrant colors. The still-life paintings have re-…

Mike Savad Featured Artist

Mike Savad says, "My name is Mike Savad, I create one of a kind creations. Photo realistic is what people think of first. There are many themes, flowers, porches, and local Suburban Scenes, some city, some urban. I also have many Job inspired images that cover a quite a range. If your looking for a gift for your Pharmacist, Doctor, Dentist, Lawyer, Barber, Gardner, Fireman etc, there should be something there for you. These will look very nice hanging on your wall, or in a waiting room, even a hotel room. My art is inspired by Norman Rockwell and Paintings from the time of the Renaissance."

What he states is very true, and once again I cannot select a favorite work because Mike's work totally appeals to my senses in every respect.

His work can also be found on fineartamerica.com and the link is listed at the bottom of this post.


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