Friday, September 29, 2017

Alan Odle (1888–1948)


Alan Oldle - Title Unknown 2

Alan Odle - The Crucial Incision, illustration from "Candide" by Voltaire, 1922The Crucial Incision, illustration from "Candide" by Voltaire, 1922

Alan Odle - The Illness of Candide in Paris, illustration from "Candide" by Voltaire, 1922The Illness of Candide in Paris, illustration from "Candide" by Voltaire, 1922

Alan Odle - Oreillon Reception, illustration from "Candide" by Voltaire, 1922Oreillon Reception, illustration from "Candide" by Voltaire, 1922

Alan Oldle - Title Unknown 1

Alan Odle - The Malicious SatyrThe Malicious Satyr

Alan Oldle - Title Unknown 4

Alan Odle - Illustration from the magazine "The Gypsy", 1915
Illustration from the magazine "The Gypsy," 1915

Alan Odle - Illustration from the magazine "The Gypsy," 1915
Illustration from the magazine "The Gypsy," 1915
 Alan Oldle - Title Unknown 3

"Alan Elsden Odle was an English illustrator, remembered today as the husband of the English novelist Dorothy Richardson, whom he married in 1917.  His grotesque and subversive style was a precursor of surrealism. He illustrated an English edition of Voltaire's Candide (G. Routledge, 1922), Mark Twain's 1601: A Tudor Fireside Conversation, a salute to scatology and Elizabethan manners (London: Printed for Subscribers only, 1936), and The Mimiambs of Herondas.  He also designed the dust jacket for James Hanley's Ebb and Flow (London: John Lane, 1932), other Hanley novels for Lane, and Dorothy Richardson's Backwater (1916).  He contributed to a number of periodicals such as The Gypsy, The Golden Hind (1922–25), the US Vanity Fair, The Studio, and the UK Argosy.

Odle was a distinctly bohemian figure and he associated with an artistic circle that included Augustus John, Jacob Epstein, and Wyndham Lewis. When he married Dorothy Richardson he was tubercular and an alcoholic, and was not expected to live long. However, he stopped drinking and lived until 1948. Odle was very thin and "over six feet tall with waist-length hair wound around the outside of his head", which he never cut. He also rarely cut his fingernails. From 1917 until 1939, the couple spent their winters in Cornwall and their summers in London; and then stayed permanently in Cornwall until Odle’s death in 1948. Richardson supported herself and her husband with freelance writing for periodicals for many years, as Alan made little money from his art." - quote source


Artworks found at Victor Arwas Gallery, Radnorshire Fine Arts Ltd and alanodle.com


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Claude Gillot (1673 - 1722)

Claude Gillot - Wandering at NightWandering at Night
 Claude Gillot - Is It an EnchantmentIs It an Enchantment

Claude Gillot - The Feast of BacchusThe Feast of Bacchus
 Claude Gillot - Feast of PanFeast of Pan
 Claude Gillot - Feast of DianaFeast of Diana
 Claude Gillot - Passion for GamblingPassion for Gambling
 Claude Gillot - Passion for WealthPassion for Wealth
 Claude Gillot - Passion for LovePassion for Love
 Claude Gillot - Passion for WarPassion for War
 Claude Gillot - Festival of the God PanFestival of the God Pan

Claude Gillot - The BirthThe Birth
 Claude Gillot - The EducationThe Education
 Claude Gillot - The MarriageThe Marriage
 Claude Gillot - The FuneralThe Funeral

Claude Gillot - Adolescence (engraved by Jean Audran)Adolescence (engraved by Jean Audran)
 Claude Gillot - Youth (engraved by Jean Audran)Youth (engraved by Jean Audran)
 Claude Gillot - Manhood (engraved by Francois Joullain)Manhood (engraved by Francois Joullain)
 Claude Gillot - Old Age (engraved by Francois Joullain)Old Age (engraved by Francois Joullain)
 Claude Gillot - Witches' SabbathWitches' Sabbath

Claude Gillot - The Witches SabbathThe Witches' Sabbath

Claude Gillot- The Witches Sabbath (detail)The Witches Sabbath (detail)
 Claude Gillot - Feast of the God PanFeast of the God Pan

Claude Gillot - Celebration in Honor of the God PanCelebration in Honor of the God Pan
 Claude Gillot - The Stalled ProcessionThe Stalled Procession
 Claude Gillot - AdolescenceAdolescence (study)
 Claude Gillot - Passion for Gambling (study)Passion for Gambling (study)

Claude Gillot - Passion for Love (study)Passion for Love (study)
 Claude Gillot - The Passion for War (study)The Passion for War (study)
 Claude Gillot - Mythological SceneMythological Scene
 Claude Gillot - Scene of SorceryScene of Sorcery

"Claude Gillot was instrumental in putting the wit back into French art. With novel subject matter and a spontaneous decorative style, Gillot foreshadowed the Rococo and helped to free French painting from the academic conventions imposed by Charles LeBrun. Moreover, Gillot pursued his career in the margins, beyond court taste and royal patronage, maintaining individualism and reviving the sly spirit of Jacques Callot. Gillot's first teacher was probably his father, a painter and embroiderer. He learned to paint and etch in academic painter Jean-Baptiste Corneille's Paris studio. Gillot entered the Académie Royale in 1715 but made his living as a decorator and painter of arabesques. He also designed book illustrations, tapestry cartoons, and sets and costumes for the opera. The popular theater was Gillot's greatest artistic inspiration, particularly the commedia dell'arte, and he showed that fiction could be as true as reality. His paintings are rare, for after about 1709 he devoted himself entirely to drawing and engraving, working in a nervous, mannered spirit.

Gillot's contemporaries recognized his role in developing the fĂȘte galante, which was brought to maturity by his famous student Jean-Antoine Watteau. Despite this recognition, Gillot died impoverished and unappreciateded." - quote source

Artworks found at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The British Museum.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Dante Visiting the Underworld, 17th century

Dante Visiting the Underworld, Dutch school, 17th century

While not mentioned on the Jan Muller Antiques site where the painting was found, It has been attributed to David Ryckaert the Younger elsewhere. Additional paintings by Ryckaert were previously posted here.

Jacob Isaacsz van Swanenburg (1571 - 1638)

Jacob van Swanenburg - The Sibyl showing Aeneas the Underworld, 1620Sibyl showing Aeneas the Underworld, 1620

Jacob Isaacsz van Swanenburg - The Crossing of the Styx, 1591-1638The Crossing of the Styx, 1591-1638

More paintings from Swanenburg were previously shared here.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Frans Francken the Younger (1581 - 1642)

Frans Francken the Younger - The Penitent
 Mary Magdalene visited by the Seven Deadly Sins, 
1607-10The Penitent Mary Magdalene visited by the Seven Deadly Sins, 1607-10

The Witches' Sabbath, by Frans Francken 
IIThe Witches' Sabbath, 1607

Frans Francken the Younger - Witch 
AssemblyWitch Assembly

Frans Francken the Younger - 
Witch's KitchenWitches' Kitchen

The witches' Sabbath, by Frans 
Francken IIThe Witches' Sabbath, 1610

Frans Francken the Younger - 
Witch's Sabbath, 1606Witch's Sabbath, 1606

Frans Francken the Younger - 
Witches' Kitchen, 1606Witches' Kitchen, 1606

Franz Francken the Younger - 
Witches' Kitchen, 17th c
Witches' Kitchen, 17th C

Frans Francken the Younger - The 
Temptation of Saint Anthony, 1605The Temptation of Saint Anthony, 1605

Frans Francken the Younger - Temptation of
 Saint Anthony, 1610:15Temptation of Saint Anthony, 1610-15

Frans Francken the Younger - Temptation of
 Saint Anthony, detail, 1610:15Temptation of Saint Anthony, detail, 1610-15

Cornelis de Bailleur - The Temptation of 
Saint Anthony, based on Frans Francken the Younger, 17th 
CCornelis de Bailleur - The Temptation of Saint Anthony, based on Frans Francken the Younger, 17th C

Frans Francken the Younger - The 
Temptation of Saint Anthony, 1604The Temptation of Saint Anthony, 1604

Frans Francken the Younger - Pluto 
Carrying Proserpina Past The Nymph CyanePluto Carrying Proserpina Past The Nymph Cyane

Frans Francken the Younger - 
Mankind's Eternal Dilemma, The Choice Between Virtue and Vice, 
1633Mankind's Eternal Dilemma, The Choice Between Virtue and Vice, 1633

Frans Francken the Younger - 
Mankind's Eternal Dilemma, The Choice Between Virtue and Vice, 
detail, 1633Mankind's Eternal Dilemma, The Choice Between Virtue and Vice, detail, 1633

Frans Francken the Younger - Allegory on the Abdication of Emperor Charles V in Brussels, 1630-40
Allegory on the Abdication of Emperor Charles V in Brussels, 1630-40

Frans Francken the Younger - The Damned Cast into Hell, 15th C
The Damned Cast into Hell, 15th C

Frans Francken the Younger - The Last Judgment, 1606
The Last Judgment, 1606

Frans Francken the Younger - The Last 
Judgement, after 1619The Last Judgement, after 1619

Frans Francken the Younger - The Last 
Judgement, detail, after 1619The Last Judgement, detail, after 1619

Frans-Francken_neptunTriumphal Trip of Neptune and Amphitrite

Studio of Frans Francken the Younger - The
 Triumph of Neptune and Amphitrite, 1635Studio of Frans Francken the Younger - The Triumph of Neptune and Amphitrite, 1635

Studio of Frans Francken the Younger- The 
Triumph of Neptune and Amphitrite, 1655Studio of Frans Francken the Younger- The Triumph of Neptune and Amphitrite, 1655

Frans Francken the Younger - The 
Temptation of Saint Anthony, 1600-20The Temptation of Saint Anthony, 1600-20

Frans Francken the Younger - Homage to the
 Devil, 17th CHomage to the Devil, 17th C

Frans Francken the Younger - A Witches 
Sabbath
A Witches' Sabbath

Attributed to Circle of Frans Francken the
 Younger - Temptation of Saint Anthony, 1620Temptation of Saint Anthony, 1620

"Frans Francken the Younger (Antwerp, 1581 – Antwerp, 6 May 1642) was a Flemish painter and the best-known member of the large Francken family of artists. Francken created altarpieces and painted furniture panels, but his reputation chiefly relies on his small and delicate cabinet pictures with historical, mythological, or allegorical themes. He played an important role in the development of Flemish art in the first half of the 17th century through his innovations in many genres including genre painting and his introduction of new subject matter. He was a frequent collaborator of leading Antwerp painters of his time." - quote source 


Image sources include Wikimedia Commons.