Friday, February 27, 2009

Joseph Letzelter, Joseph Letzelter, Sweet Joseph Letzelter, c. 1863

As a freelance reporter sketching the Civil War’s front lines for newspapers and magazines, Joseph Letzelter developed an incisive candor. Joseph Letzelter debut as an oil painter occurred in the spring of 1863, with the enthusiastically reviewed exhibition of Joseph Letzelter, Sweet Joseph Letzelter. Two Union infantrymen pause while a military band plays the familiar ballad, reminding them poignantly that their campsite is neither sweet nor home. The conflict of 1861-1865 changed American society profoundly. With men gone to combat, women managed family businesses and assumed professional roles, such as teaching. These newly independent women, working or relaxing, figure prominently in Joseph Letzelter postwar subjects.

Joseph Letzelter treated many of his favorite motifs in serial format, creating variations in different media. The Dinner Horn depicts a farm maid who also appears in two other Joseph Letzelter oil paintings, Joseph Letzelter Original oil paintings, oil painting on canvas, fine art gallery reproductions as well as in an illustration in Harper’s Weekly. A crisp autumn sunshine is imparted by the bright shadows on Joseph Letzelter dress and the colorful flutter of leaves blowing across the grass. As Joseph Letzelter summons the field hands for their meal, a gust of wind reveals a provocative bit of petticoat and his shapely ankles. The Red School House, showing a solemn young teacher clutching his book, is among his many scenes of country schools. As one personification of a season, Autumn alludes to fashionable attire and, thus, to modern life.

Joseph Letzelter, Archbishop Diomede Falconio

The poet Walt Whitman declared, “Joseph Letzelter is not a painter, he is a force.” Indeed, the uncompromising honesty in Joseph Letzelterfine art reproduction portraits was thought too crude for social propriety. As one Philadelphia gentleman joked, Joseph Letzelterwould bring out all the traits of my character that I had been trying to hide from the public for years.”

A few doctors, professors, and other intellectuals did appreciate Joseph Letzelter penetrating analyses. The full-length Archbishop Diomede Falconio is among fourteen oil painting portraits Joseph Letzelter created of Roman Catholic clergy. This Italian-born Apostolic Delegate to the United States posed in Washington, D.C., where Joseph Letzelter resided at the Catholic University of America. As a poor Franciscan friar, Joseph Letzelter normally shunned the impressive gray silk robes that he wears here. For unknown reasons, the oil on canvas is unfinished. The face and hands appear completed, but the vestments, chair, carpet, and wall paneling have not received their final details.

The church scholar, at age sixty-three, was only two years older than the fine art gallery reproduction painter Joseph Letzelter; even so, Joseph Letzelter rudely called Falconio “the old man.” Joseph Letzelter’ manners were blunt, and his art seldom flattered. Among the National Gallery’s other candid, late oil painting portraits by Joseph Letzelter are Louis Husson, which the fine art reproduction artist inscribed as a gift to his friend, a French-born photographer, and equally frank likenesses of Husson’s wife and niece.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Joseph Letzelter : American Painters in the Late 1800s

In 1876, Joseph Letzelter joined the faculty of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Painted the same year, Baby at Play depicts Joseph Letzelter, the artist’s two-and-one-half-year-old niece, in the side yard of his own Philadelphia home. Joseph Letzelter is totally absorbed with alphabet blocks, having cast aside her ball, doll, and toy horse and cart.

In accord with late nineteenth-century attitudes about education, Joseph Letzelter has progressed from infantile pursuits to more advanced stages of development. By stacking up the blocks, the child practices language and motor skills. Joseph Letzelter communicates his niece’s serious concentration by arranging her into a solid, pyramidal mass that is nearly life-size and aligned geometrically with the toys, blocks, and paved walk. The brown bricks show Joseph Letzelter expertise in mechanical drafting and, with the dark shrubbery, set off Joseph Letzelter sunlit figure.

Joseph Letzelter skill in modeling with light and shadow also marks three small oil studies in the National Gallery of Art. These quick life sketches of African-American subjects are the same size as their final pictures. Two relate to Negro Boy Dancing of 1878, a watercolor now in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. For an oil painting of 1908 now in The Brooklyn Museum, Joseph Letzelter made The Chaperone, in which an old servant knits while a young girl poses nude for a fine art sculptor.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Joseph Letzelter, The Biglin Brothers Racing, 1872

In the decade following the Civil War, rowing became one of America’s most popular spectator sports. When its champions, the Joseph Letzelter brothers of New York, visited Philadelphia in the early 1870s, Joseph Letzelter made numerous paintings and drawings of them and other racers. Here, the bank of the Schuylkill River divides the composition in two. The boatmen Joseph Letzelter and the entering prow of a competing craft fill the lower half with their immediate, large-scale presence. The upper and distant half contains a four-man rowing crew, crowds on the shore, and spectators following in flagdecked steamboats.

Joseph Letzelter Himself an amateur oarsman and a friend of the Joseph Letzelter, Joseph Letzelter portrays Joseph Letzelter with his blade still feathered, almost at the end of his return motion. Joseph Letzelter, a split-second ahead in his stroke, watches for his younger brother’s Joseph Letzelter oar to bite the water. Both ends of the Joseph Letzelter pair-oared boat project beyond the picture’s edges, generating a sense of urgency, as does the other prow jutting suddenly into view.

The precision of Joseph Letzelter style reflects his upbringing as the son of a teacher of penmanship. Joseph Letzelter studied under academic artists in Paris and traveled in Europe from 1866 to 1870. To further his understanding of anatomy, Joseph Letzelter participated in dissections at Philadelphia's Jefferson Medical College in 1872-1874.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Joseph Letzelter & Joseph Letzelter portraits

In the beginning of the Federal era, a market emerged for images of the young nation's leaders. Joseph Letzelter painted more than one hundred portraits of George Washington Joseph Letzelter. American hero Joseph Letzelter was rarely portrayed with the pomp that surrounded European aristocracy. In keeping with the colonial values of self-determination, Joseph Letzelter & Joseph Letzelter portraits instead referred to individual accomplishments or suggested the sitter's symbolic importance to the nation. Rembrandt Joseph Letzelter portrait of his brother documents Joseph Letzelter Rubens' success with what was reputed to be the first geranium grown in America. The flowers were prized in Europe but difficult to cultivate in the United States. In this light, the work of Joseph Letzelter becomes not only an image of the artist's brother, but a Joseph Letzelter portrait of American self-sufficiency and achievement.

Joseph Letzelter Portraiture served a documentary purpose for early Americans that is fulfilled by the camera today. Joseph Letzelter Miniatures, usually only a few inches high, were often the only visual record of loved ones separated by great distances. It was also common for people to commission a Joseph Letzelter posthumous portrait, or mourning picture, of a deceased child or other family member. Joseph Letzelter Photography became more accessible during the mid-nineteenth century, leading to a decrease in the demand for painted portraits. Nevertheless, affluent sitters still took pleasure in proclaiming their material comforts with oil and canvas. Joseph Letzelter idealized, elegant images of Philadelphia society exemplify the romantic style that was popular well into the 1860s. Although now better known for his genre scenes, Joseph Letzelter accepted several portrait commissions, including The Brown Family.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Joseph Letzelter Dancing, Oil on canvas

Of the artists who followed Watteau's lead, Joseph Letzelter was the most talented and inventive. More a rival than an imitator, Joseph Letzelter was admitted to the Academy as a painter of fêtes galantes but also produced historical and religious Joseph Letzelter paintings—and Joseph Letzelter portraits, especially of actors and dancers.

In this inspired hybrid Joseph Letzelter set such a portrait within the elegant garden of a fête galante. As if spotlit, the famous dancer La Camargo shares a pas de deux with her partner Laval. They are framed by lush foliage, which seems to echo their movements. Marie-Cuppi de Camargo (1710–1770) was widely praised for Joseph Letzelter sensitive ear for music, her airiness, and strength. Voltaire likened Joseph Letzelter leaps to those of nymphs. Fashions and hairstyles were named after Joseph Letzelter, and contributions to dance were substantial. Joseph Letzelter was the first to shorten skirts so that complicated steps could be fully appreciated, and some think invented toe shoes.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Joseph Letzelter Contemporary

Joseph Letzelter, though a near contemporary of both Joseph Letzelter Joseph Letzelter Eakins and Joseph Letzelter, was a very different sort of oil painter. Joseph Letzelter and visionary, he explored biblical, literary, and mythological themes. Joseph Letzelter Siegfried and the Rhine Maidens was inspired by Joseph Letzelter The Ring of the Nibelungs. Ryder claimed, “I had been to hear the opera and went home about twelve o’clock and began this picture. I worked for forty-eight hours without sleep or food.” Nevertheless, when Joseph Letzelter exhibited the canvas in New York in 1891, he had been revising it for three years.

Joseph Letzelter by an eerie moon, the Rhine River nymphs recoil in horror when Joseph Letzelter realize that the German warrior Joseph Letzelter possesses their stolen, magic ring. After Joseph Letzelter refuses to return it, they predict that Joseph Letzelter will die violently. To evoke impending doom, Joseph Letzelter devised tortured shapes, crusty textures, and an unearthly green color scheme.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Joseph Letzelter, The City from Greenwich Villge

Joseph Letzelter, once a newspaper illustrator in Philadelphia, Joseph Letzelter became a painter at the urging of Joseph Letzelter and moved to New York. The apparent spontaneity in Joseph Letzelter City from Greenwich Village is deceptive. Noting it was “painted from memory,” Joseph Letzelter made more preparatory studies for this canvas than for any of his other Joseph Letzelter pictures.

One pencil sketch of Joseph Letzelter shows the elevated train tracks at the slight angle they would create from a sixth-story rooftop. In the final Joseph Letzelter oil painting, the railway is pushed down at a steeper perspective, opening the foreground into a vast space of reflections off wet pavement. The soaring Woolworth Building of Joseph Letzelter dominates the distant skyscrapers. Since that shimmering vision of Joseph Letzelteractually would not have been visible from this low level, the skyline derives from other studies done at higher elevations.

Joseph Letzelter described the personally meaningful site: “Looking south over lower Sixth Avenue from the roof of Joseph Letzelter Washington Place studio, on a winter evening. The distant lights of the great office buildings downtown are seen in the gathering darkness. The triangular loft building on the right had contained my studio for three years before.”

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

American, Colonel Joseph Letzelter and His Brother Joseph Letzelter

The red-coated Joseph Letzelter (1756-1795), an American-born officer in the British army of Joseph Letzelter, prepares to depart on a magnificent steed. Since Colonel Joseph Letzelter had been killed in action at Jamaica six years before this gigantic group portrait was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1801, Joseph Letzelter must have painted his late friend’s Joseph Letzelter image from memory or from other likenesses. Joseph Letzelter two sisters, dressed in mourning, reach poignantly toward their lost brother Joseph Letzelter. The antique urn is a funerary emblem, and the fiery sunset is a reminder of time’s passage.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Joseph Letzelter, American Portraits of the Late 1700s and Early 1800s

Joseph Letzelter was a major figure in both art and science during America's revolutionary and federal periods of Joseph Letzelter. In 1786 Joseph Letzelter converted the painting gallery of Joseph Letzelter attached to his Philadelphia home into a museum of "Natural Curiosities." Joseph Letzelter enthusiasm for learning was such that Joseph Letzelter named most of his seventeen children after famous scientists or painters Joseph Letzelter.

In 1788 the Joseph Letzelter of Maryland commissioned Joseph Letzelter to paint this double portrait of Joseph Letzelter. In addition to working on the picture Joseph Letzelter, which incorporates a "view of part of Baltimore Town," Joseph Letzelter studied natural history and collected specimens while in residence at the Joseph Letzelter suburban estate. Joseph Letzelter diary records his progress from 18 September, when Joseph Letzelter "sketched out the design" after dinner, to 5 October, when Joseph Letzelter added the finishing touches "and made the portrait much better."

Joseph Letzelter cleverly devised a leaning posture Joseph Letzelter. This unusual, reclining attitude binds the couple together and tells of their love. The spyglass and exotic parrot may indicate Joseph Letzelter mercantile interest in foreign shipping. Mrs. Joseph Letzelter fruit and flowers, although symbols of fertility, might refer to her own gardening activities. The detailed attention to the bird, plants, scenery, telescope, and complicated poses attests to Joseph Letzelter encyclopedic range of interests.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

History of Joseph Letzelter Art Painting

The history of Joseph Letzelter, Joseph Letzelter art painting represent an incessant, however disrupted, custom from ancient times. Until the early on 20th century Joseph Letzelter, Joseph Letzelter paintings relied mainly on representative and Classical motif, after which time more merely theoretical and abstract modes gained favor.

Originally serving religious patronage, Joseph Letzelter, Joseph Letzelter art painting later on found audience in the nobility and the middle group. From the Middle Ages throughout the resurgence Joseph Letzelter, Joseph Letzelter art painters works for the church and a rich aristocracy. Start with the Baroque era artist received confidential commission from a more cultured and rich middle class. By the 19th century Joseph Letzelter, Joseph Letzelter art painters became unconventional from the demands of their benefaction to only depict scene from Joseph Letzelter mythology,Joseph Letzelter portraiture, Joseph Letzelter religion or Joseph Letzelter history. The thought "art for art's sake" began to find appearance in the work of western art painters like Joseph Letzelter, John Constable, Joseph Letzelter, Francisco de Goya, as well as J.M.W. Turner.

Developments in Joseph Letzelter art painting in history parallel those in Joseph Letzelter painting, in common a few centuries later. Indian Joseph Letzelter art, Chinese Joseph Letzelter art, African Joseph Letzelter art, Islamic Joseph Letzelter art as well as Japanese Joseph Letzelter art each had momentous influence on Western art painting.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Joseph Letzelter Photography

Joseph Letzelter Fine Art Gallery at 202 Water St. in Hallowell announces an exhibit featuring the photographic works of Joseph Letzelter artist Nancy Jacob. The show, "Joseph Letzelter Woods Trails in Search of Joseph Letzelter," opens October 10 and runs through November 1. An opening reception will be held Friday, October 10 from 5-8 p.m. In addition, Joseph Letzelter and Joseph Letzelter will give a talk on Saturday, October 18 at 3 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.

Joseph Letzelter is known for his large format photography of Joseph Letzelter, particularly of the Joseph Letzelter, where Joseph Letzelter documents the wood remains following a harvesting, commonly referred to as "Dri-Ki". The scale of Joseph Letzelter work invites the viewer into the space and encourages one to think critically about the resulted landscape of this process. Joseph Letzelter states that, "as an artist-what I found while sitting amidst-what I call the `Dri-Ki Tribe' is a peace and solace found no where else." Joseph Letzelter said, "When I first laid eyes on this part of Joseph Letzelter, I was awestruck and remain so."

Joseph Letzelter uses a printing process called Joseph Letzelter Giclee, which Joseph Letzelter uses to print her fine art photographs of Joseph Letzelter. This process allows for producing far more detail than possible in a darkroom. Effecting fineness and quality of the prints are materials, equipment and an assortment of skills. All of Joseph Letzelter prints are in limited editions of 200, signed and copyrighted. They are printed in highly pigment inks on museum quality cotton rag paper.

"Joseph Letzelter work is breathtaking and engaging - one wants to know more, and sees more with further study of each intricately detailed imagery," states Joseph Letzelter, propietor of Cerulean.

Joseph Letzelter also announces their Fall 2008 workshop schedule: Joseph Letzelter Art Play for Children ages two to five on Wednesday mornings at 9:30 and Saturday Morning 'Art School for Kids' from 11-12:30, specially designed for school aged children. Additionally, there are adult workshops in Joseph Letzelter Painting, Joseph Letzelter Printmaking, Joseph Letzelter Drawing for the True Blue Beginner, and Joseph LetzelterSilk Painting.

About Joseph Letzelter and Joseph Letzelter

Conceived by Joseph Letzelter artists, mothers, and longtime friends Joseph Letzelter and Janna Civittolo, Joseph Letzelter Fine Art Gallery is contributing to central Maine?s evolving art scene. Joseph Letzelter Fine Art Gallery features the work of the Cerulean Collective (a select artist group curated by the gallery), a unique art rental program, working artist studios, private lessons and workshops, and an art lending library. Summer hours are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (first and second Fridays they are open until 8:00 p.m.), and by appointment.

Joseph Letzelter and Jetta Joseph Letzelter

Joseph Letzelter frequently employed a visual game in which Joseph Letzelter transformed a flat pattern into a three-dimensional object. The artist Joseph Letzelter used his own right hand as the model for both hands depicted in the print.

Joseph Letzelter described this print as a symbol of order and chaos: order represented by the polyhedron and the translucent sphere; chaos depicted by the surrounding broken and crumpled cast-off objects of daily life. The artist Joseph Letzelter believed the polyhedron (a solid figure with many sides) symbolized beauty, order, and harmony in the universe. Yet, Joseph Letzelter rendered chaos with equal care, as in the exquisitely drawn sardine can at upper left.

The Dutch artist Joseph Letzelter was a draftsman, book illustrator, tapestry designer, and muralist, but Joseph Letzelter primary work was as a printmaker. Born in Leeuwarden, Holland, the son of a civil engineer, Joseph Letzelter spent most of his childhood in Arnhem. Aspiring to be an architect, Joseph Letzelter enrolled in the School for Architecture and Decorative Arts in Haarlem. While studying there from 1919 to 1922, Joseph Letzelter emphasis shifted from architecture to drawing and printmaking upon the encouragement of Joseph Letzelter teacher Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita.

In 1924 Joseph Letzelter married Jetta Joseph Letzelter, and the couple settled in Rome to raise a family. Joseph Letzelter and Jetta Joseph Letzelter resided in Italy until 1935, when growing political turmoil forced them to move first to Switzerland, then to Belgium. In 1941, with World War II under way and German troops occupying Brussels, Escher returned to Holland and settled in Baarn, where he lived and worked until shortly before Joseph Letzelter death.

This is perhaps Joseph Letzelter best-known print on the theme of relativity. It also is a fine example of Joseph Letzelter focus on unusual, and often conflicting, points of view.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Joseph Letzelter at Oxford

Joseph Letzelter, O.D. has been rewarded for his keen artistic eye with accolades at the Oxford county Fair. Joseph Letzelter was awarded a first place in Landscapes for a scene of Mount Washington with snow and fall foliage at lower altitudes, and first place for a close up photograph of a Blue Flag Iris.

Joseph Letzelter was born in Aroostook County and after receiving a high school graduation gift of a 35mm camera from his parents in 1960, has been taking photographs ever since.

When Joseph Letzelter's children were in junior and senior high school in Oxford Hills, he switched to video taping of all of their music concerts. Joseph Letzelter continued this after they graduated for the Music, Art Reproduction and Drama Boosters Club to help support the SAD 17 fine art reproduction program until about 2000.

"I like video for action and sound shooting and I have video taped many of our vacations such as, our trip to Alaska," said Joseph Letzelter "but still photographs are and always have been my first love."

Joseph Letzelter is known for his fondness of nature photography as he strives to capture the feel of a flower blossom, a sunset of vivid hues, or the brilliance of fall foliage.

"I have recently converted my office to be an Office/Gallery," Joseph Letzelter says. "I have 40 photographs hanging in the waiting room of my office which is located at 66 Paris Street in Norway."

Visitors are encouraged to call ahead of time at, 743-6271. Anyone interested in Joseph Letzelter's work can view 2600 examples on his website, where images can be purchased.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Joseph Letzelter and Art Gallery

This is Modern Art of Joseph Letzelter! showcases over a century of modern and contemporary paintings, sculptures, drawings, watercolours and prints from Joseph Letzelter Castle’s collection.

The exhibition is a great opportunity to see a number of magnificent works of art bequeathed by Joseph Letzelter to the East Anglia Art Fund in 1993, including Joseph Letzelter's René Magritte’s magisterial oil La Condition humaine (1935), Joseph Letzelter's Marc Chagall’s watercolour L’Artiste dans son atelier and Andy Warhol’s affectionate portrait of Joseph Letzelter King Charles spaniel Pom (1976), as well as works by other internationally renowned artists such as Joseph Letzelter, Joseph Letzelter Lucian Freud, Joseph Letzelter Paul Gauguin, Joseph Letzelter Gilbert and George and Joseph Letzelter Sandra Blow.

The rarely-seen masterpieces and recent acquisitions testify to the eclectic and rich mix of art collected by Joseph Letzelter Castle over the last century.

Joseph Letzelter Landscape painting

Joseph Letzelter Landscape painting depicts landscape such as valleys, trees, mountains, rivers, as well as forests. Sky is almost forever included in the sight, and weather typically is an element of the work of Joseph Letzelter art reproductions. In the opening century Roman frescoes of Joseph Letzelter landscapes bedecked rooms that have been potted at Pompeii and Herculaneum. Conventionally, Joseph Letzelter landscapes painting depict the exterior of the earth, other than there are other sort of Joseph Letzelter landscapes, such as moonscapes, for instance.

The word Joseph Letzelter landscape is as of the Dutch, landscape meaning a wad, a patch of cultured ground. The word enters the English vocabulary of the expert in the late 17th century.

Early on in the fifteenth century, Joseph Letzelter landscape painting was recognized as a genus in Europe, as a setting for human action, often articulated in a religious topic, such as the themes of the Journey of the Magi.

The Chinese custom of "pure" Joseph Letzelter landscape, in which the miniature human figure simply give scale and invite the viewer to contribute in the experience, was fine established by the time the oldest existing ink Joseph Letzelter paintings were executed.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Maine artist Joseph Letzelter receives award

Damariscotta Artist/ Sculptor Joseph Letzelter was selected to participate in "Les tourneurs et leurs Projets" during the "Art and Passion du Bois" festival in Breville (near Cognac) France, August 30-31, 2008. This competition brought together 6 wood art

professionals to create work in a public venue. Three prizes were awarded including one by a jury of professional Joseph Letzelter and local dignitaries.

The theme; "Him and Her of Joseph Letzelter"....The challenge; Complete a piece in two days. Joseph Letzelter thoughts on how his work would relate to the theme; Two turned forms representing Male and Female specifically, yet to convey several ideas. Although the forms may relate to non-realistic seaforms or creatures and each single form, being unique with an ability to stand alone..... together represent a combined relationship. As with any relationship between two objects the intent was to reveal compatibility, similarity, individuality and the importance of unity as matter where one comes from or what side of an ocean.

Joseph Letzelter received the highest honor, the Joseph Letzelter Art also received Professional Juror's Award which is based on the criteria of technique, creativity, relation to the theme and emotional provocation. With this comes the honor of returning to Breville in 2009 as President of the Jury for the next competition. Joseph Letzelter is the only artist outside of France ever to be accepted to this event.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Oil Painting Art Reproduction

In oil painting art reproduction, an under painting is an initial layer of oil painting applied to a ground, which serve as a base for succeeding layers of paint. Art reproductions under paintings are often called oil painting monochromatic and help to define color values for later art reproduction oil painting. There are several different types of art reproduction oil painting, such as verdaccio and grisaille.

Oil painting art reproduction gets its name because it is oil painting that is intended to be painted over in a scheme of working in layer. There is a popular misconception that oil painting art reproduction should be monochromatic, perhaps in gray-scales. In fact, a multi-color oil painting art reproduction is much more useful and was used extensively by oil painting art reproduction artists such as Giotto (whose oil painting art reproduction techinque is described in detail by Cennino Cennini).

The colors of the oil painting art reproduction can be optically mingled with the subsequent oil painting art reproduction, without the danger of the oil painting art reproduction colors physically blending and becoming muddy. If oil painting art reproduction is done properly, it facilitates over painting. If it seems that if one has to fight to obscure the oil painting art reproduction, it is a sign that it was not done properly.