Amedeo Modigliani Oil Paintings

1 Jul

Amedeo Clemente Modigliani (July 12, 1884 – January 24, 1920) was an Italian artist of Jewish heritage, practicing both painting and sculpture, who pursued his career for the most part in France. Modigliani was born in Livorno (historically referred to in English as Leghorn), in Northwestern Italy and began his artistic studies in Italy before moving to Paris in 1906.

Influenced by the artists in his circle of friends and associates, by a range of genres and art movements, and by primitive art, Modigliani’s oeuvre was nonetheless unique and idiosyncratic

He died in Paris of tubercular meningitis, exacerbated by poverty, overworking, and an excessive use of alcohol and narcotics, at the age of 35

Amedeo Clemente Modigliani (July 12, 1884 – January 24, 1920) was an Italian artist of Jewish heritage, practicing both painting and sculpture, who pursued his career for the most part in France. Modigliani was born in Livorno (historically referred to in English as Leghorn), in Northwestern Italy and began his artistic studies in Italy before moving to Paris in 1906. Influenced by the artists in his circle of friends and associates, by a range of genres and art movements, and by primitive art, Modigliani’s oeuvre was nonetheless unique and idiosyncratic He died in Paris of tubercular meningitis, exacerbated by poverty, overworking, and an excessive use of alcohol and narcotics, at the age of 35

You can purchase reproduction hand painted oil paintings of Modigliani’s works now at PishPoshPaints.

PishPoshPaints offers a large selection of Judaica Art, Classic Art, Modern Oil Paintings. Visit us today at http://www.jewishpaintings.net

Hanging Your Painting

14 Mar

Okay, so you’ve ordered your favorite painting from PishPoshPaints and the deliveryman has just dropped it off. You stare at it, still nestled in the box, resplendent in all its beauty and glory, and think, now what? Hanging paintings properly is in itself a form of art that not so many have a natural knack for. However, with these few handy tips, you can become a pro.

The first step is to consider where you’re hanging your new piece. If you have large, bare walls that need decorating, they look best with one or several large paintings. Don’t put up a smaller sized painting alone or it will get lost in the background. If you have plain, light walls, you can showcase more delicately toned pictures, like soft landscapes. If you have plain, dark walls, boldly colored oil paintings with ornate frames will work the best. If you have patterned wallpaper, be careful to select artwork that blends with the dominant color of the background.

Always hang your painting at eye level. The human eye will discern the harmony of a room if all the artwork is hung at the same level. A good standard to measure for eye level is sixty-four inches from the floor. Place the center of your painting at that height.

Another rule of thumb to always keep in mind is to never hang a picture frame too close to a corner. A painting in the corner of the room gives the whole area a cramped and unsettling feeling, which is one thing you certainly don’t want for your brand new work of art.

The trickiest part is hanging multiple paintings. First, choose one to be the focal point. It doesn’t matter if it’s large or small, bright or dark, this one will be your centerpiece to draw the eye towards the collection. Next, arrange all the other pieces radiating out from that center, like the sun’s rays, surrounding it. If you’re still unsure about the proper placement, lay the artwork on the floor in different arrangements, and stand on a chair to view from above so you can best decide which positioning is the most appropriate.

As long as you keep these basic rules in mind, you will be able to showcase your new work of art to its fullest potential, and your painting will look like what it really is: a masterpiece.

 

Different Types of Judaica Paintings

9 Mar

Jewish oil paintings can be divided into two main categories: those of a religious nature and those that are merely painted by a Jewish artist. Both are termed Judaica; both varieties are beautiful in their uniqueness. While recently perusing the catalogue of available art at PishPoshPaints, I thought I’d share with my readers a few of my favorites of each type and why I felt particularly drawn to them.

One painting that I absolutely fell in love with is The Violinist, painted by Issachar Ber Ryback. The vibrant yellow background depicts some sort of happy celebration; the sinuous lines of the man playing the violin indicate his fluidity as he dances and plays. Although the violinist has a beard and is wearing some sore of head covering, the painting is not strictly Orthodox, but lends a definite religious feel to a room.

Another painting that speaks directly to the heart is one entitled Sabbath Eve. Painted in grayscale, it conveys the seriousness of the holy day, but also emits a sense of warmth from the glow of the candles and the togetherness of the family gathered around the table. This was painted by Josef Israëls, a Dutch Jewish painter born to a family of money changers who grew up to study in the famous Ecole des Beaux-Arts in France. Anyone who has experienced a Shabbos meal will find themselves drawn to the sentimentality of this painting.

I found a beautiful landscape painting titled, Children on the Beach, by the Jewish painter Isaac Lazarus Israëls. I picked it out because it spoke to me, and interestingly enough, it turns out that this artist is the son of the above-mentioned Josef Israëls. The soft colors, and the emphasis of the changing light on the sun and the sea, highlight the innocence of the children playing in the foreground. This painting is an essential addition to any child’s bedroom or playroom.

To read more about Jewish paintings and artist please vist our site and our blog.

 

Abraham (Adolf) Behrman (1876-1943)

3 Mar

Born in 1876 in Poland, Mr. Behrman began his studies at the Jakub Kacenbogen’s Drawing School in Lodz, Poland. From there he went on to study under the direction of the renowned Gabriel von Hackl. He then moved to Paris, France to study with the artists of the era. In the early 1900’s Mr. Behrman returned to Lodz and founded the Private School of Fine Arts. Between 1925 and 1930, he traveled throughout Palestine, Egypt, Algier, Tunisia, Morocco, and even New York where he had his paintings on exhibit. Mr. Behrman painted post-impressionist landscapes, portraits, and genre scenes from his numerous voyages.

After the outbreak of World War II, Mr. Behrman escaped to Bialystok where the Jews were forced to live in the ghetto. Mr. Behrman died during the liquidation of the ghetto in 1943.

To see some of Abraham Behrmans works of art and to purchase a copy of his artwork and masterpiece for your home today please visit us at PishPoshPaints and order your hand painted oil on canvas today.

Creating Hand Painted Art From Pictures

24 Feb

Before the invention of photography, the only way to immortalize a picture of oneself at a chosen time in their life was to commission a portrait. Hiring an artist to paint your portrait entailed an expensive process involving the subject having to sit for an extended period of time. Thus, only the elite, the very wealthy, could afford to have portraits of themselves painted. It was considered an activity of high social standing, one which usually only the aristocrats and nobility had time and money to engage themselves in.

Today, we are offering the chance for you to commission your very own custom painting or portrait. Yes, you too can be an aristocrat- but without all the hassle and extra expense! No need to sit for hours at a time in a stifling room, without moving an inch from your chosen position. Our only requirement is that you choose a picture you love. Simply send us an email with the photo you desire, and our expert painters will convert it to an exquisite, hand-crafted painting at a fraction of what it would cost to sit for one.

Other companies may offer an option of turning digital photos into art. A lot of these, however, are actually machine made prints with clever photographic manipulations that appear to be photo-realistic. But these cannot be compared to our stunning, handmade paintings which will contribute to the ambience of your home in a way that no print would be able to match. A spectacular portrait, perhaps created from a picture taken on your wedding day, or maybe from a photo of your child’s first birthday, will always be on the wall as an eternal commemoration of that happy day. Plus, it will give the room an authentic, noble feel that cannot be replicated with anything else. Commissioning one of our painters to create this  experience for you will be a choice you will never regret.

At PishPoshpaints, all our paintings are handmade on canvas with oils. Our experienced artists can turn your favorite picture into a one-of-a-kind masterpiece for your home, office or as an exceptional gift. We can also recreate any major work of art. We will work with you throughout the process to make sure that the painting you receive is exactly what you want.

 

Why JewishPaintings.net?

20 Feb

Jewish paintings and jewish artwork have typically been too pricey for the average art buyer to acquire. Most buyers of art and those who appreciate art were restricted to canvas prints or lithographs – that is until this moment! Now at Jewishpaintings.net, the online store of PishPoshPaints, LLC anyone can buy jewish paintings, judaica art and even custom art without supplementing quality and not breaking the bank (or even coming close to that!). Quality and service are always our number one priority.

Choosing the right painting

17 Feb

We know you’re busy. Choosing the right painting from hundreds of masterpieces can be confusing, overwhelming, and frankly, too time consuming to bother with. But with this simple guide, we can help you whittle down your options to the best possible choice.

The first thing you will need to do is define your space. If you’re thinking of putting a painting in your bedroom, you probably want a relaxing print, maybe a nice landscape with soothing colors. If the wall that needs decorating is a dining room or living room area, a busy, vibrant scene, with people and activities, is the best option.

You also need to consider color. A green wall doesn’t call for a painting with shades of green- this will result in a staggering effect that will eclipse all details. A better idea is to choose a painting with a dominant color that works well with your wall. You may want to try holding up different color swatches against the wall to see what works best.

The third factor that should influence your decision making process is size. Don’t be fooled into thinking that a blank wall should be completely filled up with your new painting. A proper amount of empty space should be left on each side. For example, a standard 24-inch by 36-inch painting should have at least 24 inches of wall space surrounding it.

If you’re thinking of doing a set, try to come up with a theme. Don’t forget the colors should complement each other as well. A nice idea is to have a set of three paintings, each depicting a different aspect of home life, or perhaps a different street scene. Don’t overdo it or put more than four paintings, or once again, the effect will be ruined and disagreeable to the eye.

With these simple guidelines, you should be able to choose the right painting fairly quickly. The most important thing of all, though, is to love the painting you choose. And try to have fun in the process!

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