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

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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

 

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"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.