Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Peder Mørk Mønsted - part 1

Peder Mørk Mønsted self-portrait

Peder Mørk Mønsted (1859-1941) was a Danish realist painter. Best known for his detailed landscapes, his work often features scenes of dense forest and rural Danish life rendered with a high level of precision, creating a romantic and poetic view of nature.

Mønsted quickly became known for his ability to depict the grandeur and monumental aspect of the landscape, with an eye for accurate detail and colour. His comprehensive studies of different artistic techniques enabled him to mix academic naturalism with an almost photorealistic approach to familiar subjects.

Born on December 10, 1859 in Balle Mølle, Denmark, Mønsted enrolled at the Academy of Copenhagen, where studied under prominent Danish genre painters such as Johann Julius Exner and Andreas Fritz from 1875 to 1879. Mønsted enjoyed a long and prolific career, travelling to places like North Africa and the Middle East, and regularly exhibited his work in Paris and Munich salons. Today, his work can be found in institutions such as the Chi-Mei Museum in Taiwan and the Dahesh Museum in New York. Mønsted died in Fredensborg, Denmark in 1941.

Note: During my research for Mønsted, details of many of the works featured here was pretty sparse.

This is part 1 of a 6-part series on the works of Peder Mørk Mønsted:



1875 Landscape with the Ceres Brewery
oil on canvas
Private Collection

1876 ( Details not found )

1879 Road to New Battle
oil on canvas 42.5 x 57.8 cm
Private Collection

1880 ( Details not found )

1880 Path in the Forest at Ørnereden in Marekisborg Forest, Aarhus, Denmark
oil on canvas 51 x 63 cm

1882 Summer's Day Opposite Hammeren, Bornholm
oil on canvas 62 x 95 cm
Private Collection

1882 Washerwomen, Tortoli, Sardinia, Italy
oil on canvas

1883 Cactus, Capri, Italy
pencil sketch

1883 The Woodland Glade
oil on canvas 148.5 x 110 cm

1883 Washing Day
oil on canvas
Private Collection

1884 In the Shadow of an Italian Pergola
oil on canvas

1885 At Noon on a Cactus Plantation in Capri
oil on canvas 163.1 x 121.9 cm
Private Collection

1885 The Cloister, Taormina, Sicily
oil on canvas
Private Collection

1885 The Amphitheatre at Taormina, Sicily
oil on canvas 67.3 x 123.7 cm
Private Collection

1885 ( Details not found )

1886 ( Details not found )

1886 In the Countryside
oil on canvas
Private Collection

1887 Lac Leman near Clarens Montreux
oil on canvas 47 x 56 cm

1887 Lake Lemen, Switzerland
oil on canvas 96.5 x 67.6 cm
Private Collection


1887 ( Details not found )

1887 Unloading Stone from a Barge at Ouchy
oil on canvas
Private Collection

1887 View of Vevey
oil on canvas
Private Collection

1888 A View of Anacapri
oil on canvas 66 x 121.9 cm

1888 Springtime at Lac Léman, Switzerland
oil on canvas

1889 Algiers
oil on canvas 21 x 40 cm

1889 The Bay of Naples
oil on canvas


1889 ( Details not found )

1889 Werfen, near Salzburg, Austria
oil on canvas 117 x 81 cm

1890 ( Details not found )

1890 Lake Vevey, Switzerland
oil on canvas

1891 Spring Forest
oil on canvas

1891 The Shell Fishermen
oil on canvas 54.6 x 33.9 cm
Private Collection

1892 A Wooded River Landscape
oil on canvas 43.8 x 33 cm


1892 ( Details not found )

1893 On the Outskirts of Cairo
oil on canvas 40 x 55 cm

1893 Reflections of Spring
oil on canvas

1893 ( Details not found )

1893 ( Details not found )

1894 ( Details not found )

1894 A Fast Flowing River
oil on canvas 64.1 x 42.5 cm

1894 A Summer River Landscape
oil on canvas 85 x 127 cm
Private Collection

1894 Desert Encampment
oil on canvas
Private Collection

1894 Fishing on the Lake
oil on canvas
Private Collection

Saturday, 20 April 2019

Eduardo Paolozzi – part 7



Of Italian descent, Eduardo Paolozzi (1924-2005) was born in Leith near Edinburgh, Scotland. He studied in Edinburgh and London and spent two years in Paris from 1947, where he produced enigmatic, bronze sculptures reminiscent of those by Giacometti. During the same period he made a series of dada and surrealist-inspired collages in which magazine advertisements, cartoons and machine parts are combined, thus anticipating the concerns of Pop Art. Alongside teaching at various art schools he developed his printmaking and sculpture. Paolozzi was particularly interested in the mass media and in science and technology.

For full biographical notes see part 1. For earlier works, see parts 1 - 6 also.

This is part 7 of a 7-part series on the works of Eduardo Paolozzi:



1989 Head of Invention
bronze 2m x 3m
Butler's Wharf, Shad Thames, London

1989 Head of Invention 
bronze 2m x 3m 
Butler's Wharf, Shad Thames, London

1989 Head of Invention 
bronze 2m x 3m 
Butler's Wharf, Shad Thames, London

1989 Head of Invention 
bronze 2m x 3m 
Butler's Wharf, Shad Thames, London

1990 Daedalus
bronze 157 cm high

1991 Daedalus on Wheels
bronze 185 x 51 x 67 cm
National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK

1992c Small Daedalus
plaster and wood 51 x 20 x 18 cm
Tate, London


1990c Untitled ( medium head 13 )
plaster 5.3 x 4.7 x 4.7 cm

1991 The Manuscript of Monte Cassino:


1991 The Manuscript of Monte Cassino aka Ankle
bronze
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

1991 The Manuscript of Monte Cassino aka Ankle 
bronze
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

1991 The Manuscript of Monte Cassino aka Big Foot
bronze
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

1991 The Manuscript of Monte Cassino aka Big Foot 
bronze 
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

1991 The Manuscript of Monte Cassino aka Big Foot 
bronze 
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

1991 The Manuscript of Monte Cassino aka Hand
bronze
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

1991 The Manuscript of Monte Cassino aka Hand 
bronze 
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

1991 The Manuscript of Monte Cassino aka Hand 
bronze 
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

1991 The Manuscript of Monte Cassino aka Hand 
bronze 
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

1993 Two Grasshoppers
plaster 27 cm long
1993 Cicada
plaster 8.4 x 5.5 x 16.4 cm
Two Grasshoppers
plaster 27 cm long
Crocodile
plaster 21.5 x 8.7 x 7 cm

1993 Crocodile
gilt painted plaster 21.5 x 8.7 x 7 cm

1996 Rabbit 2
plaster 7.5 x 17 x 11 cm

1998 Cricket
plaster 7.5 x 16.5 x 5 cm

1998 Krokadeel
plaster 22 cm long

1998
Turtle plaster 4 x 10.5 x 8.5 cm


1993 The Wealth of Nations
bronze
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

1993 The Wealth of Nations 
bronze 
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

1993 The Wealth of Nations 
bronze 
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

1993 The Wealth of Nations 
bronze 
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

1994 Untitled ( Relief - Machine Part 1 )
coloured plaster 20 x 20 x 2 cm

1994 Untitled ( Relief - Machine Part 2 )
coloured plaster 23 x 13 x 2 cm

1996 John Smith, 1938 - 1994. Leader of the Labour Party
bronze 37 cm high
National Galleries Scotland, Edinburgh, UK

1996 Josephine Baker:


1990s Head of Josephine Baker
modelled clay 15 cm high

1990s Head of Josephine Baker 
modelled clay 15 cm high

1990s Josephine Baker
bronze
Selfridges Department Store, London

1990s Josephine Baker 
bronze 
Selfridges Department Store, London

1990s Josephine Baker 
bronze 
Selfridges Department Store, London

1990s Josephine Baker 
bronze 
Selfridges Department Store, London

1996 Head (after Josephine Baker)
painted plaster 20 cm high

1997 Study for a Portrait of Josephine Baker
plastolene and bronze with a brown patina 82.5 cm high


1997 A Maximis Ad Minima
( cast by students of the Royal College of Art )
bronze 132 x 250 x 122 cm
Kew Gardens, London

1997 A Maximis Ad Minima 
( cast by students of the Royal College of Art ) 
bronze 132 x 250 x 122 cm 
Kew Gardens, London

1997 A Maximis Ad Minima 
( cast by students of the Royal College of Art ) 
bronze 132 x 250 x 122 cm 
Kew Gardens, London

1997 A Maximis Ad Minima 
( cast by students of the Royal College of Art ) 
bronze 132 x 250 x 122 cm 
Kew Gardens, London

1997 Egeria
( part of Parthenope and Egeria )
bronze
The School of Biological Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, UK

1997 Horse with Anatomy
bronze 53.5 cm long

1997 Horse with Anatomy
bronze ( detail )

1997 Parthenope
( part of Parthenope and Egeria )
bronze
The School of Biological Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, UK

1998-99 Vulcan
welded steel 730 cm high
National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK

2000 Michael Faraday
bronze
Birmingham University, UK

2000 Michael Faraday
bronze
Birmingham University, UK

2000 Michael Faraday
bronze
Birmingham University, UK

2000 Michael Faraday
bronze
Birmingham University, UK

1999-2000 London to Paris:


Commissioned by the Cass Sculpture Foundation in 2000, London to Paris is one of the last large-scale sculptures Eduardo Paolozzi made before his death. The piece depicts a flat wagon – a device used to transport goods by rail – loaded with the dismembered hands, feet and head of a mechanistic figure, as well as a number of abstract and industrially shaped objects. The piece was inspired by Paolozzi’s childhood memories of the long train journey he took each year between the ages of nine and fifteen, from Scotland to Milan, changing in London and Paris.

1999 London to Paris Maquette
bronze 29.5 x 64.5 x 22 cm

2000 London to Paris Maquette
bronze 16 x 49 x 10 cm

2000 London to Paris
wood and bronze 260 x 762 x 210 cm

2000 London to Paris 
wood and bronze 260 x 762 x 210 cm