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New in ARTstor from UArts Visual Resources: Arthur B. Carles

Visual Resources recently added works by American artist Arthur B. Carles to the UArts Visual Resources Collection in ARTstor. Check it out now!

"Still-Life with Flowers" 1935

Arthur Beecher Carles was an American artist who lived from 1882-1952. He attended and eventually taught at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine arts here in Philadelphia, where he began his start as a well-received Modernist painter.

"Torso" 1922

He is known for his use of bright colors and painterly style. As his work progressed, he began to add elements of Cubism and Abstract Expressionism while he moved away from more traditional subject matters.

 

If you would like to see more work by Carles, click on an image to be taken directly to ARTstor. For more information about the artist, please visit Grove Art Online.

"Nude" 1930

New in ARTstor from UArts Visual Resources: Edward Burra

"Photo of Edward Burra" c. 1973

Visual Resources recently added works by British artist Edward Burra to the UArts Visual Resources Collection in ARTstor. Check it out now!

Edward Burra was a British artist who lived from 1905-1976. The height of his popularity occurred in Europe during the 1920s and 30s. Burra drew inspiration from Dada and Surrealism, which is clear in his work.

"The Two Sisters" 1929

Over the course of his career, his paintings’ subject matters and styles changed, making him more closely related to British Modernism.
His art includes everything from landscapes to political pieces to caricatures.

He worked primarily in England, but also traveled to Spain, which is where his art took on darker and more political themes.

If you would like to see more works by Burra, click on an image to be taken directly to ARTstor. For more information about the artist, please visit Grove Art Online.

"Super Cinema" 1934
"The Tunnel" 1966

New in ARTstor from UArts Visual Resources: Robert Alan Bechtle

Visual Resources recently added works by American artist Robert Alan Bechtle to the UArts Visual Resources Collection in ARTstor. Check it out now!

"'61 Pontiac" 1968-69

Robert Bechtle is an American artist, born 1932. He is a Photorealist, which was most popular during the 1970s. Bechtle used photography to construct his paintings, taking a picture of something first, then working from the photograph.

"Roses" 1973

There is a certain simplicity to Photorealism that can be refreshing. The artists’ intentions are usually to just paint exactly what is seen. This holds true for Bechtle’s work, though his paintings also emit a sense of stillness. Now, they also exhibit some nostalgia for the American lifestyle.

 

"'71 Buick" 1972

If you would like to see more works by Bechtle, click on an image to be taken directly to ARTstor. For more information about the artist, please visit Grove Art Online.

New in ARTstor from UArts Visual Resources: Charles Ephraim Burchfield

Visual Resources recently added works by American artist Charles Ephraim Burchfield to the UArts Visual Resources Collection in ARTstor. Check it out now!

"The Insect Chorus" 1917

Charles Burchfield was an American artist who lived from 1893-1967. He is known for his beautiful and colorful watercolors. His early works are decorative in style and somewhat abstract in subject, often depicting emotions, sounds or occurrences in nature. Later, his work shifted to a more realistic style as he began to paint urban and industrial scenes, including houses, railway yards and mines.

"Over Porch Roof" 1933

Eventually, he reverted back toward his original style, based slightly in Expressionism and dealing with the subject of nature. His changing methods showcase his many abilities as a painter.

"Edge of Town" n.d.

Perhaps one of the most interesting facets of Burchfield’s work is how modern it looks, despite Burchfield not being exposed to this type of art.

If you would like to see more works by Burchfield, click on an image to be taken directly to ARTstor. For more information about the artist, please visit Grove Art Online or come see some of the books on Burchfield in the Greenfield Library.

"The Four Seasons" 1949-60

New in ARTstor from UArts Visual Resources: Claudio Bravo

"Blue Package" 1971

Claudio Bravo was a Chilean artist who lived from 1936-2011. Bravo’s technical skills are truly unquestionable. His paintings exhibit near-perfect realism. However, unlike most Photorealist artists, Bravo also includes deeper meaning in his work. His paintings are not merely visual representations, but are symbolic gestures, often dealing with themes of narcissism or time. And through his style, he pays tribute to the traditions of Spanish Art and Old Masters.

"Ming Bowls with Rocks" 1985

 

If you would like to see more works by Bravo, click on an image to be taken directly to ARTstor. For more information about the artist, please visit Grove Art Online.

"Portrait of Antonio Cores" 1973

 

New in ARTstor from UArts Visual Resources: Hyman Bloom

 

"Nightfall" (detail) 1981

Hyman Bloom (1913-2009), though born in Latvia, was considered an American artist, the majority of his life having been spent in the United States. Bloom’s imaginative work has drawn inspiration from numerous areas.

His style and color choices were heavily influenced by Abstract Expressionism, while his subject matters were often drawn from his Jewish heritage, philosophy, and mysticism. His art career boomed during the 1940s and 50s, yet his work has stood the test of time and remains relevant and appealing to the modern eye.

"Still Life on the Butcher Block Table" 1982-83

If you would like to see more works by Bloom, click on an image to be taken directly to ARTstor.

For more information about the artist, please visit Grove Art Online.

New in ARTstor from UArts Visual Resources: Ross Bleckner

"Cage" 1986

Ross Bleckner is a contemporary American artist, born in New York in 1949. Bleckner’s work often makes use of elements from other well-known artists or art movements. He takes these elements and re-imagines them in his own way, adding pieces that make his work undeniably unique and compelling. He is known in part for his stripe paintings (examples of which can be seen here), which incorporate elements of Optical Art. He tends to work in series, the imagery of which has dealt with subjects such as AIDS, death, and memory.

"The Oceans" 1984-86

If you would like to see more works by Bleckner, click on an image to be taken directly to ARTstor. For more information about the artist, please visit Grove Art Online.

New in ARTstor from UArts Visual Resources: Giuseppe Arcimboldi

Giuseppe Arcimboldi was a renowned Italian artist who first began painting while working for his father, artist Biagio Arcimboldo, in the mid 16th century.

"The Librarian" 1566

After working in several cathedrals, Arcimboldi became a painter of the royal court. The images seen here show some of his most noted works, which involved creating portraits out of various objects that pertained to each subject. These series include depictions of the four seasons, the elements, and more. The humorous and clever nature of his works served as an inspiration to several well-known writers of the 16th century, as well as to the works of future artists.  If you would like to see more works by Arcimboldi, click on an image to be taken directly to ARTstor. For more information about the artist, please visit Grove Art Online.

"The Jurist" 1566

New in ARTstor from UArts Visual Resources: John Baldessari

"Heel" 1986

John Baldessari is an American artist, born in 1931. He is a contemporary conceptual artist who has worked in almost every possible medium. The variety of subjects used in his art is perhaps one of the most intriguing qualities. His works range from simple, stark photographs, to plain printed text, to elaborate collages.  Each piece serves as a way to communicate a larger idea, and does so in a unique and visually appealing way.

While the image shown here is just one example of his earlier work, pieces made as late as 2006 are available on ARTstor. If you would like to see more works by Baldessari, click on the image to be taken directly to ARTstor. For more information about the artist, please visit Grove Art Online.

New in ARTstor from UArts Visual Resources: Georg Baselitz

"The-Oriental--Sick-Oriental--Vision--Upholder-of-the-Faith" 1959

Georg Baselitz, born in 1938, is a German artist. Baselitz was educated in art and began exhibiting work in 1961. Over the course of his career, his works and methods have lead to a heavy influence on German Neo-Expressionist art.

Intent on rebelling against the mainstream, Baselitz has drawn inspiration from various sources such as psychotic art and the art brut movement, enabling him to create very expressive and deeply symbolic works that were sometimes viewed as immoral or obscene. He has continued to evolve over the many years he has given to his craft, and in more recent years he has directed his efforts toward sculpture.

"Red-Green-Man--The-Red-Flag--The-Red-Green-Man" 1965

His work remains intense and powerful. If you would like to see more works by Baselitz, click on an image to be taken directly to ARTstor. For more information about the artist, please visit Grove Art Online.

"Oberon--1st-Orthodox-Salon-64--E.-Neizvestny" 1963-64