Exposition Art Blog: February 2016

Classicism The Funeral of a Viking Frank Dicksee

Dicksee painted The Funeral of a Viking (1893; Manchester Art Gallery), which was donated in 1928 by Arthur Burton in memory of his mother to the Corporation of Manchester. Victorian critics gave it both positive and negative reviews, for its perfection as a showpiece and for its dramatic and somewhat staged setting, respectively. The painting was used by Swedish Viking/Black metal band Bathory for the cover of their 1990 album, Hammerheart.


Alberto Mijangos

Alberto Mijangos (born July 25, 1925, Mexico City - June 19, 2007 San Antonio, Texas) was a Mexican American artist and painter.
Mijangos was born in Mexico City. Mijangos dropped out of school in Mexico. However, he went on to study at the San Carlos Art Academy in Mexico City and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He witnessed Diego Rivera, considered one of Mexico's most successful artists, paint murals on the country's National Palace.

 Mijangos moved to the city of San Antonio, Texas, sometime in the 1950s. His paintings were abstracts that dealt with social and spiritual issues. Mijangos began operating a small museum for the Mexican government in San Antonio, Texas, in 1959. The downtown San Antonio museum has since become known as the Instituto de Mexico en San Antonio. After leaving the Instituto, Mijangos ran the Blue Door Gallery, and later Salon Mijangos, a small art school with a gallery space on the south side of San Antonio.
Mijangos died on June 19, 2007, of lymphoma.Wikipedia


Hugo Palma-Ibarra

Hugo Palma-Ibarra (June 11, 1942) is a Nicaraguan artis
Palma-Ibarra was born in Managua, Nicaragua in 1942. His father, Idelfonso Palma Martínez, a doctor, and his mother, Inés Ibarra de Palma, from Bluefields; he has 4 sisters and 2 brothers. His younger brother, Ricardo Palma, is a guitarist and composer.He attended the "La Salle" Pedagogical Institute in Managua where he studied for Primary, Secondary and Baccalaureate. Palma-Ibarra later spent 1960-1977 in Italy where he attended and studied medicine at the University of Florence, studied painting at the School of Ornamental Arts in San Giacomo, Rome, and took art and history courses at the Academy of San Marcos.

 Palma-Ibarra has exhibited his works in the Italo-Latin American Institute in Rome, at Galleria Magenta 52 in Milan, the 49th edition Venice Biennale, and the 10th Quadriennale in Rome.In 1992 Palma-Ibarra inaugurated the Galería El Aguila, and the Museo Fundación Hugo Palma-Ibarra in 2004, both in Managua, Nicaragua.Wikipedia

Morris Graves

Morris Graves (1910 – 2001) was an American painter. He was one of the earliest Modern artists from the Pacific Northwest to achieve national and international acclaim. His style, referred to by some reviewers as Mysticism, used the muted tones of the Northwest environment, Asian aesthetics and philosophy, and a personal iconography of birds, flowers, chalices, and other images to explore the nature of consciousness.

An article in a 1953 issue of Life magazine cemented Graves' reputation as a major figure of the 'Northwest School' of artists. He lived and worked mostly in Western Washington, but spent considerable time traveling and living in Europe and Asia, and spent the last several years of his life in Loleta, California.Wikipedia

Abstract expressionism Hans Burkhardt

Hans Gustav Burkhardt (December 20, 1904 – April 22, 1994) was a Swiss American abstract expressionist.
In 1924 he emigrated from Basel, Switzerland to New York.He shared Arshile Gorky's studio from 1929 to 1936. When he moved to Los Angeles in 1937, Burkhardt represented the most significant bridge between New York and Los Angeles in that his paintings of the 1930s are part of the genesis of American abstract expressionism. He brought with him many of the nascent ideas of abstract and abstract expressionist painting that had been swirling among New York's artists, foremost among them, Arshile Gorky and Willem de Kooning. Working independently in Los Angeles, Burkhardt's experimental investigative approach allowed him to parallel, and in many instances anticipate, the development of modern and contemporary art in New York and Europe.

Burkhardt's ability to evoke compelling works of human empathy has led several of today's preeminent art historians and critics to regard many of his paintings to be among the major works of our time. for example, that the art he created in response to war – beginning with the Spanish Civil War in the late 1930s and continuing through World War II, Vietnam and Desert Storm – represents a body of work unprecedented in the history of art. In his drawings, primarily through the use of the figure, has reflected the same richness of expressionism and symbolism for which he is known in his paintings.

Hans Burkhardt retired as a professor emeritus from California State University, Northridge after teaching there for ten years. Hans was a friend of the American Abstract Expressionist painter Mark Tobey, who resided in Basel, Switzerland. Hans would often visit with Tobey in Basel.
His unique role as an important American painter is affirmed by the constant interest and continuing reassessment afforded his work. In 1992, Burkhardt was honored as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters' Jimmy Ernst Award.Also in 1992, he established the Hans G. and Thordis W. Burkhardt Foundation.Wikipedia

Endre Rozsda

Endre Rozsda (18 November 1913, Mohács – 17 September 1999,) was a Hungarian-French painter.
Rozsda was born in Mohács, south Hungary on 18 November 1913. At the age of 18 he started to paint in the school of Vilmos Aba-Novak. He had his first solo exhibition at the Tamas Gallery in Budapest in 1936, with great success. His work at this period mostly belonged to post-impressionism until he attended a concert at the Academy of Music, and heard Béla Bartók play his "Sonata composed for two pianos and percussions". "I was drunk from that music. I felt it criticizes my art. I understood that I am not my own contemporary." . In 1938 he settled in Paris and discovered surrealism, meeting Picasso, Arpad Szenes, Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Etienne Hajdu, Giacometti, Max Ernst and Françoise Gilot.

 After the German occupation of Paris he had to return to Budapest. In 1945 he was one of the founders of the European School of modern art in Hungary. After 1948 all non-official art forms were prohibited by the Communist regime, so Rozsda painted in secret and never exhibited. Fleeing from Communist repression in Hungary after the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, Rozsda returned to France.

 He had many exhibitions at the Furstenberg Gallery (1957, 1963, 1965), where the preface to the catalogue was written by André Breton, who wrote "We have the chance to find out in the paintings accomplished secretly by Rozsda during the last few years, and which good fortune allowed him to bring with him into exile. Here is the supreme example of what had to be kept hidden if one wanted to survive, and, equally, of the inner necessity that had to be snatched from the vilest coercion. Here the forces of death and love are pitted against each other; everywhere under the magma of blackened leaves and broken wings irresistible forces are seeking a way of escape so that nature and the human spirit may renew themselves through the most sumptuous of sacrifices, that which the spring demands in order that it may be born."

 In 1961, Rozsda participated in the International Exhibition of Surrealism at the Gallery Schwarz in Milan, Italy. The same year, his works were exhibited in memory of "L’Art Dégéneré" at the Alte Pinakothek of Munich and at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris.
In the 1960s he continued creating his work, transcending surrealism. In 1964 he received the Copley Prize (USA) from a jury composed of Hans Arp, Max Ernst, Man Ray, Darius Milhaud and Marcel Duchamp.
He became a French citizen in 1970 and moved to the Bateau Lavoir. He died in Paris on 17 September 1999.Wikipedia

Abd Alqader Bsata

Oil painting 50cm x 40cm 1994

Oil painting 70cm x 57cm 2010

Oil painting 100cm x 70cm 1997
Virgin of the Rocks
Price ( 2000 Euro ) two thousand Euro

Oil painting 100cm x 70cm 1999
The Oldest Gate
Price ( 6000 Euro ) six thousand Euro


Josip Generalić

Born in village of Hlebine, Republic of Croatia, on February 19, 1936.
First oil paintings on canvas date from 1950. His first public appearance took place in 1954 in the town of Krizevci near Koprivnica, where he graduated at the Teachers’ Training College.In 1959 he displayed his artworks for the first time on a one-man exhibition in City’s museum in Koprivnica.

Josip left his native village Hlebine in 1960 and moved to Zagreb where he taught at an elementary school. In 1962 he graduated at the higher Teachers’ college. Josip Generalic got married in 1969 in Hlebine. His son Goran was born Sept. 1, 1971. Due to personal tragedies in his life, some of Generalic works make up the phase which he himself called the “Black Phase”.
During his life, Josip Generalic has displayed his artworks on more than 1.000 collective exhibitions and 200 one-man exhibitions around the world. He was regularly present in all representative exhibitions of the Croatian and world’s naive art. The famous artist has been awarded by many international juries.

Generalic did a few scene paintings for Zagreb theatres; he ilustrated childrens’ books and made about thirty tapestries; one of them entitled the “Big Grape Harvest” is permanently displayed in the Museum of Modern Art in Soitama, Japan. Josip’s oil on glass and canvas paintings, his serigraphies and copper-plate etchings can be found in many galeries and museums. For 15 years, he’s been working intensively on copper etchings, using his own press. Generalic has been acclaimed by the critics as the top artist in the field of paintings and graphics and one of the gratest representatives of the world famous “Hlebine school”. Josip Generalic’s works of art are classified into four phases: the Hlebine verism, flower phase, portraits of distinguished persons and black phase.In 1998 Josip moved back from Zagreb to Hlebine where he lived and worked.
Josip Generalic died in Koprivnica on 22nd Dec 2004 and was buried in Hlebine.(generalic.com)

Art For Sale Abd Alqader Bsata

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  The name of my painting : the spirit
oil painting - size (100 x 70 cm)
Expected price :  (2000 Euro)  two thousand Euro


Ingemar Härdelin

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January 2016 Akryl 53 cm  x 53 cm  600 Euro

January 2016 Akryl 43 cm x 51cm  500 Euro


Bridget Bate Tichenor

 Bridget Bate Tichenor was born Bridget Pamela Arkwright Bate on November 22, 1917 in Paris. Of British descent, she later embraced Mexico as her home and this is where she became a Mexican Surrealist painter of fantastic art in the school of magic realism, as well as a fashion editor for Vogue. Tichenor was a woman of extraordinary character who impacted the twentieth century realms of fashion, art, and society. Outwardly beautiful, exotic, and bold, Bridget Tichenor was also a shy and reclusive woman who lived in unusual times, living in many conflicting countries, and in many revolutionary platforms.
Tichenor was the daughter of Frederick Blantford Bate and Vera Nina Arkwright [Vera Bate Lombardi]. She spent her youth in England and attended schools in England, France, and Italy. At the age of sixteen, she moved to Paris in order to live with her mother who was, at the time, working as a model and muse for Coco Chanel. In fact, Vera Lombardi was the public relations liaison to the royal families of Europe for Coco Chanel between the years of 1925 and 1938. Because of this and her grandmother Rosa Frederica Baring’s link to the Barings Bank family, Bridget Tichenor was distantly related to countless aristocratic families, which helped her grow up in a milieu of high art, high fashion, and high intellectual exposure.

 Between 1930 and 1938, Tichenor alternatively lived between Paris and Rome. It is her father, Frederick Bate, who offered Bridget Tichenor the appropriate artistic guidance that she needed. He recommended that she attend the Slade School in London, England, and he visited her throughout her schooling years. Her connections also pushed her to pursue her fashion; Man Ray, one of Surrealism’s most gifted photographers, was one of her closest friends and he photographed Bridget at different stages of her modeling career from Paris to New York.

 Bridget Bate married Hugh Joseph Chisholm in New York at their family home on October 14, 1939. This marriage was a very controversial one, as her mother Vera, through Cole Porter and his wife Linda, arranged it in order to bring Bridget Tichenor away from Europe during the period of looming threats of World War II. Nevertheless, Tichenor and Chisholm had a son whom they named Jeremy Chisholm in Beverly Hills, California on December 21, 1940. When Jeremy was six months old, Bridget Tichenor and Hugh Chisholm gave him to a relative who cared for him until he ended up living with Chisholm. Jeremy went on to become a noted businessman and equestrian in the United States, United Kingdom, and Europe – he died in Boston in 1982.
In 1943, Bridget Tichenor enrolled as a student at the Art Students League of New York where she studied under Reginald Marsh along with her friend painters Paul Cadmus and George Tooker. Around this time, Tichenor was beginning to be noticed by everyone around her as a striking, fashionable beauty, who sparked the interest of many. Among her admirers, we can find Anais Nin who wrote about her personal infatuation with Tichenor in her personal diary. Bridget’s list of admirers was only beginning to blossom.

In 1944, she started an affair with the photographer George Platt Lynes’ assistant, Jonathan Tichenor, while her husband was away working for the US government. She divorced from Hugh on December 11, 1944 and moved into a townhouse in Manhattan, which she shared with the notorious art patron Peggy Guggenheim. In 1945, Bridget Tichenor married Jonathan Tichenor and took his last name. Together, they moved into an artist’s studio at 105 MacDougal Street in Manhattan, New York.

 Known for her fantastical paintings, Tichenor’s technique was based on her artist friend Paul Cadmus’ teachings from 1945. She used sixteenth century Italian tempura formulas and painted in an Italian Renaissance style. She would have to prepare her own gesso ground on Masonite board and apply multiple transparent layers of oil glazes with extremely fine brushes. She considered her work to be simple and spiritual in nature, reflecting on the many subjects of magic, alchemy, ancient occult religions, and Mesoamerican mythology.
After her son Jeremy’s death in 1982, Tichenor ceased all contact with his family. During the time of her death in 1990 in Mexico City, Tichenor chose to be surrounded only by her closest friends. There were no living family members beside her at the time of her death, nor were any relatives included in her last will, testament, and estate.(surrealist women atrists)