Friday, December 01, 2006

Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven

Andy Warhol
Beethoven [II.391], 1987
Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board.
40" x 40"

I love to listen to music. I especially enjoy an excellent symphony orchestra. Ludwig van Beethoven, pictured above, was a German composer and pianist of extraordinary talent. After moving to Austria, Beethoven studied with Franz Joseph Haydn who was one of the most prominent composers of the Classical period. Beethoven shares the legacy of being the most famous classical composer of the western world with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). Beethoven is remembered for his powerful compositions and for continuing to compose and conduct even after he began to go deaf at age 28.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Robert Rauschenberg

Robert Rauschenberg
Robert Rauschenberg
American, born 1925

Soviet/American Array III, 1988
223.5 x 134.6 cm
(88 x 53 in.)

Robert Rauschenberg began to integrate waste products from modern American everyday life into his pictures in the 1950s. This was when the famous "combine" paintings (so called because they were neither painting nor sculpture, but both) were produced. Experimentation with magazine and newspaper photographs created a groundbreaking new form of expression. To view more works of art by Robert Rauschenberg and other famous artists, please visit the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Gustave Caillebotte

Gustave Caillebotte
Gustave Caillebotte
French 1848-1894

Paris Street; Rainy Day, 1877
Oil on canvas
212.2 x 276.2 cm

TO VIEW MORE WORKS OF ART, PLEASE VISIT THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO©. At the Institute, European painting and sculpture is represented by works dating from the 13th century through the mid-20th century. Considered one of the finest in the world, the collection includes more than 2,000 works. It boasts a rare group of 15th-century Spanish, French, and German paintings and an important selection of 17th- and 18th-century paintings from most of the European nations. Impressionism and Post-Impressionism as well as classic Modern painting and sculpture are among its most significant holdings.

Monday, January 23, 2006

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Hello friends, I have finally decided to create a page at Facebook and another profile at Twitter. Click over here to look through my flickr photos. Explore the Net with my Custom Search Engines and  Search Directory.