Saturday, November 17, 2018

01 Paintings by the Orientalist Artists in the Nineteenth-Century, with footnotes, 24

François Schommer, (French,1850-1935)
The beautiful dancer, c. 1885
Oil on canvas
173 x 112 cm. (68.1 x 44.1 in.)
Private collection

François Schommer, born in Paris on November 20 , 1850 and died in Neuilly-sur-Seine in 1935, was an academic painter, aquafortist and French decorator .

Schommer exhibited at the Paris Salons and at the Salons of French Artists from 1870 to 1935 2 , 1 . In 1878, he obtained the first prize of Rome with his canvas Caesar Augustus at the tomb of Alexander . He then received the silver medal at the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1889 , then at that of 1900. Appointed professor at the Paris School of Fine Artsin 1910 he became a member of the Institute in 1924.


He was appointed Knight of the Legion of Honor in 1890, before being promoted to Officer of the same order.


François Schommer is considered a great artist by the Mariani Album and by the Revue de l'Art which notes that Schommer is "a man of beautiful culture and whose friendships for half a century were among the elite of the academic art and Parisian society."


Schommer is best known as a painter of history , religious subjects and genre scenes . He also made watercolors , the drawings , the illustrations and decorations. He has decorated the ceilings of the new Sorbonne , the City Hall of Tours, the School of Fine Arts in Paris , and has made two panels - Alceste and Rodrigue - for the foyer of the Odeon Theater. in Paris 


He is buried in Paris at the Père-Lachaise cemetery. More on François Schommer







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Sunday, October 28, 2018

01 Paintings by the Orientalist Artists in the Nineteenth-Century, with footnotes, 40

Otto Pilny, (Swiss artist; 1866-1936)
The Slave Market, c. 1910
Oil on canvas
520 x 347 mm, 20.5 x 13.6 in
Private collection

In an art historical context, Harem scenes depicted domestic spaces for the women in the Muslim societies, the males were only included in barbaric and sexual relations. This painting presents an unspecific Middle Eastern or North African setting in which a man inspects a nude, female slave. Women were depicted with a passive sexuality, while the men were depicted as violent and disrespectful towards women. More on this painting

Otto Pilny was a Swiss painter. He was born in 1866 in Budweis and died in 1936 in Zürich. He began his artistic education in Prague and lived in Vienna for a time before ultimately settling in Zurich. He travelled to Egypt twice, making his first visit in 1875 where he stayed for two years. He was so captivated by the landscape, people and their mores that he spent the rest of his career painting Orientalist works. He was particularly taken by the Bedouin customs and often travelled with them into the desert where he could sketch the evening entertainment which he would later use on his massive canvases. His second visit to the East was from 1889 to 1892. It was at this time that his work pleased the King of Egypt, Abbas II, and he was asked to decorate the order of the Medjidije. More Otto Pilny 




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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

01 Paintings by the Orientalist Artists in the Nineteenth-Century, with footnotes, 39

Frederick Arthur Bridgman, 1847 - 1928, AMERICAN
DETAIL, ARAB WOMEN ON A ROOFTOP, ALGIERS BEYOND
Oil on canvas
17 7/8 by 30 3/4 in., 45.4 by 78.1 cm
Private collection

Ferdinand Victor Léon Roybet (12 April 1840, Uzès - 11 April 1920, Paris) was a French painter and engraver; best known for his historical and costume genre scenes. His father was the owner of a café and a liqueur manufacturer who moved his family to Lyon in 1846. He began by studying engraving at the École nationale des beaux-arts de Lyon. After his father's death in 1863, he took his new wife and baby to Paris, where he studied with Jean-Georges Vibert and copied the Old Masters at the Louvre.

In 1865, after some financial hardships, he presented two paintings at the Salon and, the following year, achieved success when one of his works was purchased by Mathilde Bonaparte for 5,000 francs. He then decided to concentrate on costumed figures, mostly from the 18th century, and was awarded a contract for three canvases per month at an annual salary of 25,000 francs.

Frederick Arthur Bridgman, 1847 - 1928, AMERICAN
ARAB WOMEN ON A ROOFTOP, ALGIERS BEYOND
Oil on canvas
17 7/8 by 30 3/4 in., 45.4 by 78.1 cm
Private collection

He was named a knight in the Legion of Honour in 1893 and many wealthy people among his clients; notably Cornelius Vanderbilt, who paid 100,000 francs for one of his works at the Palais de l'Industrie in 1893. He also painted many notable people in period costume.


Toward the end of his life, he turned to religious subjects, producing a tableau of 22 paintings depicting the Passion of Christ. After his death, in 1921, they were the subject of a special showing at the Salon. Six years later, the Musée Roybet Fould was established in Courbevoie by Consuelo Fould, who owned a large number of Roybet's paintings. More on Ferdinand Victor Léon Roybet



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Saturday, October 13, 2018

01 Paintings by the Orientalist Artists in the Nineteenth-Century, with footnotes, 38

Ferdinand Victor Léon Roybet, 1840-1920, FRENCH
DETAIL, THE FAVORITE OF THE HAREM
Oil on panel
20 3/4 by 25 1/2 in., 52.7 by 64.8 cm
Private collection

Ferdinand Victor Léon Roybet, 1840-1920, FRENCH
THE FAVORITE OF THE HAREM
Oil on panel
20 3/4 by 25 1/2 in., 52.7 by 64.8 cm
Private collection

Ferdinand Victor Léon Roybet (12 April 1840, Uzès - 11 April 1920, Paris) was a French painter and engraver; best known for his historical and costume genre scenes. His father was the owner of a café and a liqueur manufacturer who moved his family to Lyon in 1846. He began by studying engraving at the École nationale des beaux-arts de Lyon. After his father's death in 1863, he took his new wife and baby to Paris, where he studied with Jean-Georges Vibert and copied the Old Masters at the Louvre.

In 1865, after some financial hardships, he presented two paintings at the Salon and, the following year, achieved success when one of his works was purchased by Mathilde Bonaparte for 5,000 francs. He then decided to concentrate on costumed figures, mostly from the 18th century, and was awarded a contract for three canvases per month at an annual salary of 25,000 francs.

He was named a knight in the Legion of Honour in 1893 and many wealthy people among his clients; notably Cornelius Vanderbilt, who paid 100,000 francs for one of his works at the Palais de l'Industrie in 1893. He also painted many notable people in period costume.


Toward the end of his life, he turned to religious subjects, producing a tableau of 22 paintings depicting the Passion of Christ. After his death, in 1921, they were the subject of a special showing at the Salon. Six years later, the Musée Roybet Fould was established in Courbevoie by Consuelo Fould, who owned a large number of Roybet's paintings. More on Ferdinand Victor Léon Roybet




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Thursday, October 11, 2018

01 Paintings by the Orientalist Artists in the Nineteenth-Century, with footnotes, 13

Sir William Russell Flint, R.A., P.R.W.S., 1880-1969
JASMIN
Watercolour and tempera on paper laid down on panel
33 by 61cm., 13 by 24in.

Sir William Russell Flint (4 April 1880 – 30 December 1969) was a Scottish artist and illustrator who was known especially for his watercolour paintings of women. He also worked in oils, tempera, and printmaking. He was born in Edinburgh then educated at Daniel Stewart's College and Edinburgh Institution. From 1894 to 1900 Flint apprenticed as a lithographic draughtsman while taking classes at the Royal Institute of Art, Edinburgh. From 1900 to 1902 he worked as a medical illustrator in London while studying part-time at Heatherley's Art School. He furthered his art education by studying independently at the British Museum. 

Flint was elected president of Britain’s Royal Society of Painters in Watercolours (now the Royal Watercolour Society) in 1936 to 1956, and knighted in 1947. More on Sir William Russell Flint





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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

01 Paintings by the Orientalist Artists in the Nineteenth-Century, with footnotes, 36

Raphael von Ambros, 1845-1895, AUSTRIAN
THE BAKER'S SHOP, CAIRO, c. 1889
Oil on panel
38.5 by 47cm., 15¼ by 18½in.
Private collection

Von Ambros established his reputation as a masterful observer of scenes of everyday life in Cairo, painted with the greatest attention to verisimilitude and detail.  

Here,  a woman wearing a black niqāb and a lapis lazuli necklace serves refreshments of freshly baked Egyptian flat bread known as aish baladi and bowls of milk or water bread to passers-by. Opening on to the street, her stall offers other local produce, including eggs and vegetables.



Von Ambros settled in Paris where he found a ready market for his Egyptian subjects. Inspired by his first hand observations during his travels, he was aided by sketches and no doubt by photography. More on this painting

Born in Prague, Raphael von Ambros was a pupil of Hans Makart (1840-1884) at the famous Vienna Academy, where he would have studied alongside an extraordinary generation of Orientalist painters such as Jean Discart (French, 1856-1944), Ludwig Deutsch (1855-1935) and Rudolf Ernst (1854-1932). Like his contemporaries, Ambros found the perfect audience for his Cairo street scenes at the Paris Salon, where he exhibited from 1887. More on Raphael von Ambros



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Thursday, September 20, 2018

01 Paintings by the Orientalist Artists in the Nineteenth-Century, with footnotes, 37

Paul Joanowits, 1859 - 1957, SERBIAN
BASHI-BAZOUKS BEFORE A GATEWAY,  circa 1887-88
Oil on panel
46 by 35cm., 18 by 14¾in.
Private collection

Bashi-bazouks were irregulars in the Ottoman army and hailed from lands across the Ottoman empire, from Egypt to the Balkans. The strain on the Ottoman feudal system caused by the Empire's wide expanse required heavier reliance on irregular soldiers. They were armed and maintained by the government, but did not receive pay and did not wear uniforms or distinctive badges. Because not formally trained, they could not serve in major military operations, but were useful for other tasks such as reconnaissance and outpost duty.

The two soldiers, in all their regalia, converse in an Egyptian setting, the gate topped by Mamluk carvings and flanked by East African 'Grandees' chairs', amalgams of Mamluk, Portuguese, and Indian influence. Both men are armed with Ottoman flintlock rifles from Algeria, and the standing guard smokes an Ottoman chibouk pipe with a tophane bowl. On the left, a seventeenth-century Ottoman Tulip-period Tombak ewer rests on the arm of one of the chairs. More on Bashi-bazouks

Paul Joanowits, 1859 - 1957, was born in Vršac, formerly southern Hungary and today Serbia. He studied at the Vienna Academy from 1876 to 1883 under K. L.Müller. From there he sent his first painting to the art society in Budapest, earning him a Hungarian state scholarship. Like his teacher, he painted oriental images, in Vienna and later in Munich. During the late 19th century he painted scenes of the Serbian uprising for King Alexander of Serbia. Back in Vienna, his main interest lay in painting portraits, amongst which is a picture of Emperor Francis Joseph I. Joanovitch exhibited in Vienna, Munich and Berlin and today his works can be found in museums in Belgrade, Budapest, London, Munich and Vienna. More on Paul Joanowits






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