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Park West Gallery Artist Series Presents: Anatole Krasnyansky

Anatole Krasnyansky, Street Quartet, Park West Gallery Fine Art Collection“Street Quartet” by Anatole Krasnyansky | Park West Gallery Collection

Park West Gallery Artist Series Presents: Anatole Krasnyansky
Bordering on the surreal, Anatole Krasnyansky’s figures never depart from the recognizable. Altogether new in form, they contain echoes of the artist’s Eastern heritage, the Cubist ideas of Picasso and Braque and the modernity and energy of American culture.

In the following video exclusive, Park West Gallery CEO Albert Scaglione talks to Krasnyansky about his background, influences, painting styles, the evolution of his two signature themes and what the artist hopes to convey through his artwork.

[After you watch the video, be sure to visit the Park West Gallery - Anatole Krasnyansky website to learn more about the artist.]


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Artist Birthdays, October 25 – Pablo Picasso

PABLO PICASSO (October 25, 1881 – April 8, 1973)

  • Nationality: Spanish
  • Field: Painting, sculpture, printmaking
  • Art Movement: Cubism
  • ARTiFact: In Picasso’s artistic life, lasting more than 75 years, he created tens of thousands of works, including paintings, drawings, sculpture, original lithographs, etchings, linoleum cuts and ceramics.
  • Art Quote: “Bad artists copy. Good artists steal.”
  • Notable Artwork (shown below): Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, 1907.

Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, Pablo Picasso
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Artwork selections from the Park West Gallery Pablo Picasso collection are available for purchase through Park West Gallery and our cruise art auctions at sea. Learn more at the Park West Gallery/Picasso Fine Art Collection.

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New Exhibit Explores Picasso’s Passion for Horses

Pablo Picasso, Museo Picasso Malaga, Park West GalleryMALAGA—Cubist portraits of women, musicians and war –  those are the images that typically come to mind when one envisions the artwork of Pablo Picasso. A new exhibit at the Museo Picasso Málaga explores another, perhaps less well-known, subject for which the artist was passionate. Picasso. Horses is currently on view through September 5, 2010.

From the museum press release:

The very first painting by Pablo Picasso that was ever conserved was painted in Malaga when he was just eight years old, and there is a horse in it. Ever since then, and right into his old age, the horse appears again and again in Picasso’s work. He depicted everything symbolic, noble, grotesque, human and mythological about the beast. Pack-animal, weapon of warfare, element of the bullfight, graceful circus acrobat, fighting stud, harmless wooden toy, winged Pegasus… The horse appears constantly in the work of Pablo Picasso, from the time he painted The Little Yellow Picador after attending a bullfight in Malaga’s La Malagueta bullring in 1889, right up to his latter years in the 1960s, in Mougins (France), where he died in 1973.

The Picasso. Horses exhibition brings together over fifty works: oil paintings, drawings and engravings are displayed alongside ceramics, a delicate paper cut-out silhouette, and a copy of the stage costume designed by the artist for the famous production Parade, by the Ballets Russes. The collection enables viewers to discover the symbolic importance of the horse in Picasso’s work, as well as the many meanings he gave to its figure and the wide range of techniques he employed.

For more information, visit http://www2.museopicassomalaga.org

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Park West Gallery has become one of the longest running and largest dealers of Picasso graphic works internationally. Our current collection, both archived and actively offered, includes over one thousand five hundred works, including drawings and mixed media unique works, etchings, aquatints, linoleum cuts, lithographs, and ceramics, all rigorously authenticated, guaranteed and selected based on the highest quality and value.

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Picasso and the Avant-Garde in Paris

Pablo Picasso, Park West Gallery fine art“Three Musicians” (1921) by Pablo Picasso, Philadelphia Museum of Art.
©2010 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

PHILADELPHIA — A new exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art focuses on Modern Masters including Picasso, Braque and Chagall–commonly known as the School of Paris. Through April 25, Picasso and the Avant-Garde in Paris will feature 214 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper.  

From the museum website:

“The exhibition follows the trajectory of Picasso’s career from his early experiments with abstraction to his pioneering role in the development of Cubism, as well as his dialogue with Surrealism and other important art movements in the ensuing decades. The exhibition will also explore the important role that the city of Paris played in the history of modern art during the first half of the twentieth century, when artists from around the world followed Picasso’s example and moved to the French capital. It will include works by expatriate artists like Marc Chagall, Jacques Lipchitz, Patrick Henry Bruce, and Man Ray, who collectively formed a vibrant, international avant-garde group known, for posterity, as the School of Paris.”

For more information on this exhibit, please visit www.philamuseum.org
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Park West Gallery has become one of the longest running and largest dealers of Pablo Picasso graphic works internationally. Our current collection, both archived and actively offered, includes over one thousand five hundred works, including drawings and mixed media unique works, etchings, aquatints, linoleum cuts, lithographs, and ceramics, all rigorously authenticated, guaranteed and selected based on the highest quality and value.

Please visit picasso.parkwestgallery.com to learn more

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[VIDEO] Happy Birthday Paul Cézanne (1839-1906)

Happy Birthday Paul Cézanne! The famous painter was born January 19, 1839, in Aix-en-Provence, a city located in the south of France. Cézanne was a highly influential figure in 20th century art, a pioneer in the Post-Impressionist movement and inspiration for the Cubist movement.

The Park West Gallery bloggers thought what better way to celebrate Paul Cézanne’s birthday than to enjoy a montage of the artist’s stunning paintings set to some classical music. We searched the internet and voila - we found the perfect video! Here for your viewing pleasure is “Cézanne and Mozart,” courtesy of YouTube:

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Artist Birthdays November 5 – RAYMOND DUCHAMP-VILLON

RAYMOND DUCHAMP-VILLON 
(November 5,
 1876 – October 9, 1918)

  • Nationality: French
  • Field: Sculpture
  • Art Movement: Cubism
  • ARTiFact: The brother of artist Marcel Duchamp, he changed his surname to distinguish himself from his famous sibling.
  • Artist Quote: “The sole purpose of the arts is neither description nor imitation, but the creation of unknown beings from elements which are always present but not apparent.”
  • Notable Artwork (shown below): The Large Horse, 1914.

Raymond Duchamp-Villon. Large Horse, 1914.

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Cézanne and American Modernism at Montclair Art Museum

Paul Cézanne once said, “I want to make of Impressionism something solid and lasting like the art in museums.” Cézanne was a highly influential figure in 20th century art, a pioneer in the Post-Impressionist movement and inspiration for the Cubist movement; his legacy in the art world remains firmly in place to this day. Discover more about Paul Cézanne and your favorite artists at Park West Gallery biography pages >>

Paul Cézanne. Mont Sainte-Victoire Seen from the Bibemus Quarry. c. 1897.

MONTCLAIR, NEW JERSEY — The Montclair Art Museum (MAM) presents Cézanne and American Modernism, the first exhibition to examine fully the influence of Paul Cézanne (1839–1906) upon modern American artists from 1907 to 1930. The exhibition will explore the critical function American artists and others played in establishing the reputation of Cézanne, who has been universally acclaimed as the definitive bridge between late 19th-century Impressionism and the modern art movements of the 20th century.

As the largest, most ambitious exhibition in the 95-year history of the Museum, Cézanne and American Modernism comprises 131 works, including 18 works by Cézanne and paintings, works on paper, photographs, and archival documents representing 34 American artists, as well as critics.

Cézanne and American Modernism is currently on view through January 3, 2010.

For more information, please visit www.montclairartmuseum.org 

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Artist Birthdays, July 28: MARCEL DUCHAMP, JIM DAVIS

MARCEL DUCHAMP (July 28, 1887 – October 2, 1968)

  • Nationality: French
  • Field: Painting, sculpture
  • Art Movement: Dadaism, Surrealism, Cubism
  • ARTiFact: Was obsessed with the game of chess - a fascination which distressed his first wife so much that she glued his chess pieces to the board while he was asleep.
  • Artist Quote: “Art may be bad, good or indifferent, but, whatever adjective is used, we must call it art, and bad art is still art in the same way as a bad emotion is still an emotion.”
  • Important Artwork (shown below): Fountain, 1917.

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JIM DAVIS (July 28, 1945 – )

  • Nationality: American
  • Field: Cartooning
  • ARTiFact: His comic strip Garfield  – a character named after his grandfather James A. “Garfield” Davis and based on the 25 cats he grew up with on the family farm - made its debut in newspapers in 1978.
  • Artist Quote: “Way down deep, we’re all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them.”
  • Important Artwork (shown below): The first Garfield comic, 1978.

Jim Davis. Garfield. © 1978 PAWS, INC. All Rights Reserved. 

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