Category: 20th

womansart:

Rachel Baes (Belgian painter) 1912 – 1983
L’Accroc (The Hitch), s.d.
oil on canvas 

Rachel
Baes was born in Ixelles in 1912. She is a self-taught painter. Painter
of portraits and still lifes first, she turned to surrealism after. She
always refused to be affiliated to an artistic group, preferring the
solitude of her phantasmagoric universe.

amare-habeo:

Rachel Baes (Belgian, 1912-1983)

Mad Love (L’amour fou), N/D

Oil on canvas

Rachel Baes (1 August 1912 – 8 June 1983) was a Belgian surrealist painter. The growth of the women’s movement in the late 20th century led to renewed interest in women artists and brought greater appreciation of her work.

king-without-a-castle:

Rachel Baes

Rachel Baes (1 August 1912 – 8 June 1983) was a Belgian surrealist painter. The growth of the women’s movement in the late 20th century led to renewed interest in women artists and brought greater appreciation of her work.

canvas-surreal:

Rachel Baes – Les exercises spirituelles

Rachel Baes (1 August 1912 – 8 June 1983) was a Belgian surrealist painter. The growth of the women’s movement in the late 20th century led to renewed interest in women artists and brought greater appreciation of her work.

Born in 1912 in Brussels to the landscape painter and portraitist Émile Baes and his wife, Rachel Baes was encouraged in her artistic efforts from an early age, although she never studied art formally.

In 1929, at age 17, Baes achieved her first recognition as an artist when she exhibited works at the Salon des Indépendants in Paris. There she was one of the members of the Surrealist group around René Magritte. She came to know André Breton, Jean Cocteau, Max Ernst, Georges Bataille, Irène Hamoir, and Paul Éluard.

Between 1936 and 1940, Baes had an affair with Joris Van Severen, leader of the extreme rightist Verdinaso party in Belgium. In 1940 Van Severen was summarily executed by French troops without trial, the incident clouded his reputation.

Baes published a biography of Van Severen—Joris Van Severen, une âme—in 1965.

After 1961, Baes retired from public life and lived alone in Bruges. She was buried at Abbeville, alongside Van Severen.

In 2002 the Koninklijk Museum in Antwerp featured Baes and Jane Graverol in an exhibition: voor Schone Kunsten.[

belgianpaintings:

Rachel Baes (1912-1985) – Le poumon blanc, 1956

Rachel Baes (1 August 1912 – 8 June 1983) was a Belgian surrealist painter. The growth of the women’s movement in the late 20th century led to renewed interest in women artists and brought greater appreciation of her work.

huariqueje:

Chambre à 

coucher avec fenêtre ouverte , Bedroom with open Window  –   Rachel Baes , 1945.

Belgian,1912 – 1985 

oil on canvas,

70 x 60 cm

Rachel Baes (1 August 1912 – 8 June 1983) was a Belgian surrealist painter. The growth of the women’s movement in the late 20th century led to renewed interest in women artists and brought greater appreciation of her work.

theartsyproject:

Rachel Baes, The Prices, 1950. 

Rachel Baes (1 August 1912 – 8 June 1983) was a Belgian surrealist painter. The growth of the women’s movement in the late 20th century led to renewed interest in women artists and brought greater appreciation of her work.

huariqueje:

Still Life  –   Rachel Baes , 1938.

Belgian,1912 – 1985

oil on canvas,

51.18 x

35.43 in.    130.00  x 90.00 cm.

Rachel Baes (1 August 1912 – 8 June 1983) was a Belgian surrealist painter. The growth of the women’s movement in the late 20th century led to renewed interest in women artists and brought greater appreciation of her work. In 2002 the Koninklijk Museum in Antwerp featured Baes and Jane Graverol in an exhibition: voor Schone Kunsten.

dead-molchun:

Geer van Velde (1898-1977) Composition (At the beach), c1940 (81 x 99 cm)

Gerardus “Geer” van Velde (5 April 1898, Lisse – 5 March 1977, Cachan, Paris) was a Dutch painter.

thunderstruck9:

Geer Van Velde (Dutch, 1898-1977), Composition, 1953. Oil on canvas, 31 x 36 cm.

Gerardus “Geer” van Velde (5 April 1898, Lisse – 5 March 1977, Cachan, Paris) was a Dutch painter.

In the visual arts, composition is the placement or arrangement of visual elements or ‘ingredients’ in a work of art, as distinct from the subject. It can also be thought of as the organization of the elements of art according to the principles of art.

The composition of a picture is different from its subject, what is depicted, whether a moment from a story, a person or a place. Many subjects, for example Saint George and the Dragon, are often portrayed in art, but using a great range of compositions even though the two figures are typically the only ones shown.

The term composition means ‘putting together’ and can apply to any work of art, from music to writing to photography, that is arranged using conscious thought. In the visual arts, composition is often used interchangeably with various terms such as design, form, visual ordering, or formal structure, depending on the context. In graphic design for press and desktop publishing, composition is commonly referred to as page layout.