Artists (B) (European Collection)
In his foreword to the book Pride of Place: The Art of Carl Brenders (2007), Robert Bateman declared, "It has been said that art begins where nature ends. In the case of the work of Carl Brenders, art and nature blend in a seamless continuum." Brenders is an internationally acclaimed wildlife artist whose photorealistic paintings include animals from Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Especially known for his exquisite detail and the equal attention given to the animal, the habitat, and the...
A typically Academic painter, albeit with a better sense of humor than most, Henri Brispot focused on genre paintings poking gentle fun at human foibles and either showing the upper middle class, to which he belonged, occupying itself with frivolous pastimes including card games, shopping at the open air book stalls along the Seine, or showing up the pretensions of the peasantry: as an 1897 review in The New York Times describes: M.H. Brispot will poke fun at provincial France . . . In front...