Annika McFarlane

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Women in Art: Paula Modersohn-Becker

Paula Modersohn-Becker was a  German artist who only lived for 31 years from 1876–1907. She died three weeks after giving birth. She is known as the first woman to paint a naked self-portrait, where it is suspected she may have been… Continue Reading →

Contemporary and Post Modernism: Joaquin Sorolla

I chose to research Joaquin Sorolla after seeing Celia’s pechakucha about him; his work is absolutely beautiful and as someone who is obsessed with beautiful natural sunlight and the way it interacts with the world his work is perfect. Joaquin… Continue Reading →

Abstract Expressionism and Pop-Art: Ben Shahn

      Ben Shahn was born in Lithuania and lived from 1898 – 1969. He and his family immigrated to New York when he was only six years old. As a child he read and copied out many passages of… Continue Reading →

Cubism, Dadaism, and Surrealism: Max Ernst

Max Ernst was a German Surrealist painter who lived from 1891-1976. He started out studying philosophy but ended up changing his plans. He developed an interest in psychology and also the mentally ill, and we can see how these interests… Continue Reading →

Expressionism, Fauvism, and Early 20th Century: Gustav Klimt

  Gustav Klimt was an Austrian painter who lived from 1862 – 1918. He started out focused on murals and painted in the traditional academic style. Eventually, his style developed to be very decorative and ornate. He even founded a… Continue Reading →

Impressionism and Post-Impressionism: Camille Pissarro

Picture Perfect Pissarro Camille Pissarro was an Impressionist painter known primarily for his landscape paintings. His greatest inspirations were Camille Corot and Jean Francois Millet.  He also worked alongside Renoir, Monet and Alfred Sisley and learning from them he began… Continue Reading →

Realism, Pre-Impressionism and Pre-Raphaelites: James Abbott McNeil Whistler

James Abbott McNeil Whistler (1834-1903) was an American painter who spent much of his career in London. He moved from the United States to France to study painting and his potential as a realist painter was noticed by the artistic… Continue Reading →

Week 3: Francois Boucher, Jack of All Trades Master of Rococo

Francois Boucher (1703 – 1770) was a French artist known for his Rococo paintings. He was a friend of patroness Mme. Pompadour (Louis XV’s misstress) and was a member of the Royal Academy. He began his career as a printmaker… Continue Reading →

Week 2: Baroque, Annibale Carracci

Annibale Carracci (1560 -1609) is an Italian painter known for his great contribution to the Baroque style. Carracci is considered one of the most important painters in influencing the Baroque style. Unlike the Mannerists, he rejected the artificiality and distortion… Continue Reading →

Week 1: High Renaissance and Mannerism, Raphael

Raphael was a painter and architect who worked in the High Renaissance period in Italy. He was well-known for his portraiture and renditions of Madonnas. He was also appointed the architect in charge of St. Peter’s. He was a young… Continue Reading →

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