Painting of the month || Tabloul lunii

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“Ahasuerus at the End of the World” by Adolf Hirémy-Hirschl. 

Date: 1888. Technique: Oil on canvas, 55 x 90 in. Private collection.

Adolf Hirémy-Hirschl (Timișoara, 1860– Rome, 1933) was a Hungarian artist known for historical and mythological painting, particularly of subjects pertaining to ancient Rome. Some of his major history paintings have been lost, and many of his smaller works were retained by his heirs until the early 1980s. Although he was one of the most successful artists of fin-de-siècle Vienna, these circumstances, along with the rise of Gustav Klimt and the Vienna Secessionists, put his reputation in eclipse. (source Wikipedia)

I decided to make another post about a lesser known artist, and the more I come across such examples the more I wonder how many other astounding works are unjustly ignored or lost.  The painting that brought Hiremy to my attention was the beauty which you can see above.

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Artist of the month || Artistul lunii

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José Tapiró y Baró – Reus, 1836 – Tanger, 1913. Remarkable exponent of Spanish Orientalism. His work depicts mainly people and scenes from Morocco – where he lived from 1876 until his death – and it is said that in order to have access to community and family events,  that allowed him a close and truthful observation of the Moroccan life, he would often disguise himself as a Muslim man or even a Muslim woman.

A short while ago I came across the work of this outstanding but little know artist, Jose Tapiro y Baro, officially my newest artistic crush ❤ My Facebook followers have already been introduced to him but he deserves more exposure.

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