Artist: Vassilis Magiassis (1880 – 1926)

Vassilis Magiassis was active/lived in Greece.  Vassilis Magiassis is known for painting.

Vassilis Magiassis 24x18 inches

 Measures: 24×18  inches,  Oil on canvas. signed lower right

Farhat Art Museum Collection

تجربة فنية زاخرة بالألوان تشرق بجمال شمال إفريقيا

فاسيليس ماجياسيس فنان تشكيلي يوناني 1880-1929 ينتمي للمدرسة الانطباعية ويعتبر من أبرز رسامي القرن التاسع عشر الذين استفادوا في تجربتهم التشكيلية من التنقل والأسفار حيث كوّنت عندهم اهتماما بالضوء والألوان المشتقة من تفاعلات الطبيعة وطقوسها بتأثر نمّى الإحساس بالفضاءات ونقلها بكل تفاصيلها.

فشغفه بالألوان بالأمكنة ودقتها جعله يختار الفن التشكيلي للتعبير ولنقل الصور والمشاهد الطبيعية التي كانت تُطبع في ذاكرته وتُأثر على حواسه ومشاعره وفكرته فكان يحولها إلى لوحات متناسقة بانطباعياته واندماجه الراسخ مع حرفية أسلوبه.

وقد قدّم ماجياسيس تجربة فنية نقلته إلى الشرق وبالتحديد إلى شمال إفريقيا بكل خصوصيات تلك المنطقة وتفاصيلها بزحمتها واختلافها غرائبيتها وتنوعها حضارة وتاريخا وتقاليد وهندسة ومعمار وملامح وأزياء ما ساعده على اقتحام عوالم وأفكار نوّعت أسلوبه في التعبير والألوان وفي اقتناص الضوء من سطوع الشمس وانعكاساتها على الألوان التي تميز الجدران والبيوت والطبيعة ومن طغيان اللون الأبيض وتناغمه مع وزرقة السماء، ومن بين هذه اللوحات التي عبرت عن شمال إفريقيا وخصوصا مدينة تونس العتيقة اقتنى متحف فرحات الفن من أجل الإنسانية قرابة 5 لوحات أصلية منها.

Vassilis Magiassis 20x24 inches

Measures: 20×24 inches, oil on canvas,  signed lower right

Farhat Art Museum Collection

قدم فاسيليس أعماله وفق الأسلوب الانطباعي المكثف في تلاوينه الغامرة والمتناغمة مع الضوء والمشرقة بوضوح يتناسق مع ضربات الفرشاة الثقيلة التي تسيطر على المكان والمساحة والموضوع المحتفى به، فهو يقدمها بتأثر واضح بين هاذين العنصرين في تداخل بين الموازين وبترتيب متقن يحيل على المكان ويتماهى معه.

حاول تقليد الضوء في انعكاساته على الأسطح مباشرة باستخدامه للألوان الزيتية في بقع منفصلة  صغيرة ذات أشكال واضحة لأنه يتجاوز دمجها على لوحة الألوان حتى تسهّل عليه التحكم في الإضاءات والتعاطي المرن مع الظلال، فتصوير الطبيعة والأمكنة المختلفة والمشاهد المتنوعة والمعمار العام أضفى على لوحاته الاستشراقية طابع الدقة خاصة وأنه كان يتابع كل تغيير في الأجواء وفي الحركة التي تميز الأفراد والمدن من أجواء الأسواق والشوارع ، فيتحول مع الملامح العامة نحو المشهد لإظهار كل تغير في المسطحات فألوانه نظيفة ونقية وصافية فالمشاهد سجلت انطباعاته عن تفاصيل الحياة وعلاقتها بتحولات الطبيعة.

ركز أيضا على الملامح العامة في تفاصيل المدن الشرقية حيث بحث عن النقاط الأكثر تعبيرا وجاذبية فاللوحات التي قدمها لا تركز على الموضوع بقدر ما تحيل المشاهد على المناظر والملامح وتحمله إلى عمق الصورة في انطباعاتها الثابتة وتأثرها بالمشاهد بصريا وبالإضاءة والحضور الكامل لعناصر الطبيعة خيالا، في انسجاماتها وتناغمها فهي تخلق التأثر من الواقع وتنفصل عنه من التعبير البسيط، في تلوين الضوء والسطوع والكثافة والفكرة الملونة وانبعاثات الرؤية التي تلامس تأثرا بالأمكنة.

Vassilis Magiassis 24x18 inches

Measures;  24×18 inches, oil on canvas, signed lower right

Farhat Art Museum Collection

رغم اهتمامه بالطبيعة والمكان لم يكتف ماجياسيس بذلك بل بحث من خلالها عن الأناقة الداخلية للوحة التي احتملت كل كثافات الخصوصية المتداخلة معها من حيث الترتيب والتناسق ونقل التأثر الذي عكس رؤيته الجمالية للأمكنة وللأسلوب الذي يعبر به والذي لامس الدقة في المشهد والحدث والزمن والتأثر بين عناصر اللوحة معه.

*الأعمال المرفقة:

متحف فرحات الفن من أجل الإنسانية

 

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Artist: Bernard Buffet (1928 – 1999) French

Title: Bouquet de Fleurs
Medium: Watercolor and gouache on heavy paper
Measures: 40 x 51 cm / 15.75x 20 inches
Signed upper right and dated 1991
Farhat Art Museum Collection

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Bernard Buffet was active / lived in France.
Was known for abstract figural painting, engraving, printmaking, design.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Buffet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ud8b3RsSgZU

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French painter, etcher, lithographer, designer and occasional sculptor, Bernard Buffet was born in Paris where he studied at The Ecole des Beaux Arts from 1944-45. Highly precocious, Buffet had his first one man exhibition in 1947 in Paris at the Galerie des Impressions d’Art in Paris and the following year, at the age of 20, was awarded the Prix de la Critique.

By this time, Buffet had already established his distinctive style, characterized by elongated, angular forms with dark outlines, muted colors and a solitary mood. He used a wide range of subjects including religious scenes, landscapes, still lifes and portraits. His work seemed to express the existential alienation and spiritual solitude of the post-war generation and he enjoyed enormous success in the 1950s.

In 1955, he was awarded the first prize by the magazine Connaissance des Arts, which named the 10 best post-war artists. In 1958, at the age of 30, the first retrospective of his work was held at the Galerie Charpentier. Bernard Buffet has had many solo exhibitions world-wide, including New York, Chicago, Palm Beach, Montréal, Vancouver, Tokyo, Osaka, Johannesburg, London, Amsterdam, Bruxelles, Berlin, Zurich, Genève, Rome, Venice, Milan and Madrid. The Surugadaira Museum in Japan is dedicated to collecting his works, boasting nearly 1,000 of Buffet’s works.

On December 12, 1958 Bernard Buffet married Annabel Schob—they would soon have two daughters, Virginie born in 1962 and Danielle born in 1963. In 1971, the same year that he was named Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur, his son Nicolas was born.

An exceptional engraver and lithographer, Bernard Buffet embraced printmaking and is also recognized for his remarkable book illustrations. A 1992 poll for the French magazine Beaux-Arts, French people declared preferring Bernard Buffet to Vermeer or Andy Warhol.

Buffet died in 1999, suffering from Parkinson’s disease and despondent over being unable to work.

QUOTE:
“Painting—we do not talk about it, we do not analyze it, we feel it.”

Select Museum Collections:
Tate Gallery, London
J. Paul Getty Museum, CA
Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, CA
National Gallery of Canada
ARTAX, Dusseldorf

Sarah Van Doren Shaw (1844 – 1918) American

Sarah Van Doren Shaw

Born in New York in 1844 to a prominent Dutch family, Sarah Van Doren Shaw was a late nineteenth and early twentieth-century American artist who primarily worked in Chicago but traveled throughout the United States, Europe, and North Africa.

In the United States, Shaw depicted the country’s diverse landscapes and the changing of the seasons often with plein air painting. While in Europe, she visited the Netherlands and approached Dutch scenes with a tonalist palette. Shaw’s paintings of North Africa, however, focus on the abundance of light that bathes cities like Algiers, where the traditional white garb of locals seems to reflect the vividness of their surroundings. Unlike other American painters who perpetuated Orientalist views of the region, Shaw’s depictions of North Africa emphasize how its climate and natural environment inform everyday life—a theme she explored throughout her career in various settings.

Life as an Artist and Patron

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Measures: 15×18 inches /  Oil on canvas / Titles: The Souk

Sarah Van Doren Shaw was the daughter of a Protestant minister who presided over congregations in the Bronx and Manhattan. Her great-grandfather, a Brooklyn politician, was the borough’s first mayor. In 1865, she married Theodore Andrews Shaw, a successful Chicago businessman who served on the planning committee of the World’s Columbian Exposition, also known as the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. The Shaws were a part of the city’s cultural elite, and were regarded as having nurtured the career of their son, Howard Van Doren Shaw, an influential architect and a leader of the American Arts and Crafts movement. The Shaws lived in the Prairie-Avenue district of Chicago, a wealthy neighborhood where many of the city’s high-ranking residents built mansions.

Howard and his wife Frances, a poet and playwright, maintained a summer home in Lake Forest, Illinois, where artists and literary personalities regularly convened. Sarah often spent time there, painting its manicured gardens. A number of her watercolors still hang in the nineteenth-century house that Howard designed and built on the property. Today, the five-acre compound is home to the Ragdale Foundation, which offers residencies to artists, writers, and performers, and hosts a variety of cultural events throughout the year.Shaw 3

Measures 14×11 inches / watercolor on board / street in Algiers

Exhibition History

Sarah’s upbringing and social standing later in life afforded her artistic opportunities that were rare for American women at the time. In her adopted city, Shaw trained at the Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) and exhibited there over a dozen times in the span of her career. She was a follower of James McNeill Whistler, whose tonalist paintings she would have seen in Europe at institutions like the Royal Academy of Art in London.

Shaw was a founding member of Chicago’s Bohemian Art Club, which held its first exhibition at the AIC in 1883. She was also active with other artist-run organizations such as the Chicago Society of Artists and the Palette Club—where she was president—and exhibited in the Women’s Department of the 1893 World’s Fair. In the latter part of her career, Shaw exhibited in New York with the American Watercolor Society (1884, 1899), and in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (1905). She died in Chicago in 1918.

Recently, Shaw’s work has been highlighted in exhibitions of American art such as the Museum of Texas Tech’s 20th and 21st Century Art in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, an exhibition of works from its permanent collection that depict the South West.

 

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Measures: 15×17 inches / Oil on canvas board / North Africa

 

Written by Maymanah Farhat

 

 

 

 

Artist: Peter Barrett Born: Boston, 1968 American

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Titled: Departure
Signed & dated 2006 on reverse
Medium: oil on wood, measures 30×48 inches
Farhat Art Museum Collection

About PETER BARRETT
EDUCATION
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Master of Fine Arts, Painting
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting
RISD European Honors Program, Rome, Italy

WFG Gallery, Woodstock, NY: “Eppur Si Muove”
Salve Regina University Gallery, Newport, RI: “Objects”
Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL: “Ergo Gnomic”
KMOCA, Kingston, NY “(in)Finities”
Salem Art Works, Salem, NY
Supreme Trading, Brooklyn, NY: “Morphologies”
Morgan/Lehman Lakeville, CT
Ingalls & Associates, Miami, FL: “Continuum”
Evos Arts, Lowell, MA: “Long Division”
Ingalls & Associates, Miami, FL: “Permutation”
Artcore Gallery, Toronto, Canada: “Retroflex”
Folin/Riva, New York: “Keys to the Realm”

Nuartlink, Westport, CT: “The White Show”
Nuartlink, Westport, CT: “Rhythms in Translation”
College of the Canyons, Valencia, CA: “Obsessive Reductive”

Aqua Art Fair, Miami, FL: Dorsch Gallery
Carroll and Sons, Boston, MA: “Boston Drawing Project 10th Anniversary”
Art Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM: ; Thomas Robertello Gallery
Hogar Collection, Brooklyn, NY: “Obsessive Reductive” curated by Peter Barrett
Haim Chanin Fine Art, New York: “66 pieces of art on the wall”
Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA: “The Boston Drawing Project” (Flat File)
Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall University, NJ: “Painting Process”
Aqua Art Fair, Miami: Eyewash gallery
Winkleman Gallery, New York: “Seed” curated by David Cohen
Eyewash at Supreme Trading, Brooklyn, NY: “Brooklyn Abstract” curated by Larry Walczak
Red Dot Art Fair, New York; Morgan/Lehman Gallery
DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA: “Big Bang” curated by Nick Capasso
PooL Art Fair, Miami, FL; Ingalls & Associates
Educational Alliance, NY: “Squared” curated by David Gibson
Philoctetes Center, New York: “Pattern Recognition”
Exit Art, New York: RISD Fine Arts Biennial, curated by Robert Storr
Supreme Trading, Brooklyn, NY: “BIG STUFF” curated by Larry Walczak
NADA Art Fair, Miami, FL; Ingalls & Associates
Fe Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA: “Toy”
Endless International Gallery, Shanghai, China: “How Close Are We?”
Boreas, Brooklyn, NY: “Foundation”
MoCADA, Brooklyn, NY: “Project Diversity”
Flash Art Show, Milan, Italy; Ingalls & Associates
DiVA Fair, New York; Ingalls & Associates
Art Miami 2005, Miami, FL; Ingalls & Associates
NIX Gallery, New York: “Circular Convergence”
Claire Oliver Fine Art, New York: RISD Fine Arts Biennial, curated by Shamim Momin
Bank Gallery, Kansas City; MO: “Alias”
-scope, Miami; Ingalls & Associates
-scope, Los Angeles, CA; Ingalls & Associates
ArteFiera 2003, Bologna, Italy; Artcore Gallery
Art Basel Miami Beach 2002, Artcore Gallery
Galerie Valerie Cueto, Paris, France: “Super Cellular”
Art Chicago 2002, Riva Gallery, Artcore Gallery
MiArt 2002, Milan, Italy; Artcore Gallery
Luxe, New York: “Peculiarly Pink”
Artefiera 2002, Bologna, Italy; Artcore Gallery
Artissima 8, Torino, Italy; Artcore Gallery
MAK, Austrian Museum of Contemporary Art,
Vienna; Kunst Wien 2001, Art Trend Gallery
Toronto International Art Fair, Riva Gallery
A to Z Gallery, Saint Paul, MN: “Artist’s Forum #14″ (Video Screening)
The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN: “Wall to Wall”
Art Chicago 2001, Folin/Riva Gallery
Art Miami 2001, Miami, FL; Folin/Riva Gallery
Bellwether, Brooklyn, NY: “Flat File”
San Francisco International Art Exposition; Nikolai Fine Art
Nikolai Fine Art, New York: “The Toy Show”
Jones Center for Contemporary Art,
Austin, TX: “New American Talent” David Pagel, curator
Dilmos, Miami, FL: “10,000 Reflections”
Galeria Sin Titulo, Monterrey, Mexico: “Tomorrow… Conceptual Nostalgia”
Gary Marks Gallery, Chicago, IL
Spago, Chicago, IL
Rainbo Club, Chicago, IL: “Abstract September”
Gallery 2, Chicago, IL: “1968 Now?”

ARTICLES
Paul Smart, “It Still Moves,” The Woodstock Times, February 2, 2012
Molly Lindsay, “On The Cover: Peter Barrett’s Burner,” Chronogram, February 2012
Daniel Combs, “The Sum of its Parts,” The Newport Mercury, October 20-26, 2010
Onajide Shabaka, “Barrett… at Dorsch Gallery,” Miami Art Exchange, September 29, 2009
Elizabeth Tracy and Trong Nguyen, “Space Landscaping,” ArtSlant.com, September 20, 2009
Claudine IsÈ, “Peter Barrett and Sarah Hicks,” NewCity, June 22, 2009
Paul Smart, “A Mushrooming Oeuvre,” Ulster Almanac, November 13, 2008
Beth Dunlop, “The Art of Space,” Metropolitan Home, July-August 2008
James Kalm, “Brooklyn Dispatches,” The Brooklyn Rail, April 2007
Leah Oates, “Art Basel lives up to the hype,” NY Arts, March/April, 2007
Franklin Einspruch, “Big Bang! at the DeCordova,” Artblog.net, March 2, 2007
Ken Johnson, “Seeing a Pattern,” The Boston Globe, February 2, 2007
Jason Feifer, “DeCordova explodes with cosmic sci-fi stoner art,” Dig, January 24, 2007
Greg Cook, “Ah, Painting!” The Boston Phoenix, January 23, 2007
Science & The City, “Pattern Recognition,” November 2, 2006
Wagmag, “Big Stuff- Eyewash at supreme Trading,” June 6, 2006
K. Lee Sohn, “Continuum,” Miami New Times, February 2, 2006
Jen Renzi, “Bright Young Thing,” House & Garden, April, 2006
Onajide Shabaka, “Labyrinthine Manifestations,” Miamiartexchange.com, January 29, 2006
Dwayne Butcher, “Art That Catches The Eye,” Artbutcher.com, January 20, 2006
Franklin Einspruch, “Peter Barrett at Ingalls,” Artblog.net, January 19, 2006
Mark Kanny, “Island of Misfit Toys,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, November 24, 2005
“The Language of the Circle,” The Tribeca Trib, November 2004
Oz McGuire, “Disguises and Doppelgangers,” Review, March 2004
Robin Trafton, “Masked Artists,” The Kansas City Star, February 27, 2004
Theresa Bembnister, “Art Imitates Life,” The Pitch, February 5, 2004
Roni Feinstein, “Report From Miami,” Art in America, December 2003
Damrys Ocaña, “Art Seen,” Miami Street, October 17, 2003
Elisa Turner, “Technology plays starring role in eye-catching work,” Miami Herald, September 29, 2003
Alfredo Triff, “All in a Show,” Miami New Times, September 25, 2003 Jeffrey Kalstrom, “Wall to Wall,” The New Art Examiner, December 2001
Andrew Knighton, “Two Dimensional Man: Wall to Wall,” Object magazine #2, July 2001
Doug Hanson, “Art review: Soap Factory Show,” Minneapolis Star Tribune, July 27, 2001
John Judge, “Peter Barrett at Folin/Riva,” Zing magazine #15, Spring/Summer 2001
John Peter Brakewood, “Peter Barrett- Les Cles du Royaume,” Art Actuel Hors Serie #3, June 2001
Erica Snow, “Peter Barrett’s Rippling World,” NY Arts, March, 2001
The Village Voice, August 8, 2000: “The Toy Show”
Sergio Bosi, “10,000 Reflections,” The Brazilian Sun, Miami, FL, January 15, 2000
Bertha Wario, “Mueven Su GalerÌa,” El Norte, Monterrey, Mexico, September 29, 1999

CATALOGS and PUBLICATIONS
Obsessive Reductive; Essay by Peter Barrett
Big Bang; Essay by Nick Capasso
“unAmbiguous,” Artworld Digest, March 2006
Peter Barrett: Continuum; Essay by David Gibson
Direct Art Vol. 12, Fall/Winter 2005
Milano Flash Art Show 2005
RISD Fine Arts Biennial 2004, essay by Shamim Momin
-scope Miami 2003
Peter Barrett: Permutation; Essays by Michael Rooks and Jennifer L. Gray
Art Cologne 2002
Art Chicago 2002
Toronto International Art Fair 2001
Art Chicago 2001
Art Miami 2001
San Francisco International Art Exposition 2000
Texas Fine Arts Association: New American Talent: The Fifteenth Exhibition; Essay by David Pagel

RESIDENCIES AND FELLOWSHIPS
2012
2011
2008
2007
2004
2002
1996

Salem Art Works, Salem, NY
Visiting Artist, College of the Canyons, Valencia, CA
Artist in Residence, Salem Art Works, Salem, NY
Visiting Artist, Brown University, Providence, RI
Visiting Artist, Ox-Bow, Saugatuck, Michigan
Professional Artist’s Residency, Ox-Bow, Saugatuck, Michigan
Artist in Residence, Ox-Bow, Saugatuck, Michigan

SELECTED COLLECTIONS
The Novell Corporation
Cricket and Marty Taplin, Miami Beach, FL
Vicky and Raffy Hovanessian, Englewood, NJ
Scott and Grace Offen, Newton, MA
Rick Angell and Julie Hopkins, Evanston, IL
Chand Gupta, Chicago, IL
David Parker and Marion Davis, Miami Beach, FL