Thursday, April 5, 2012

Artist of the Week - Max Weber


Max Weber

(1881-1961)


Russian-American Painter






Joel's Cafe
c. 1909-10

Three Figures
1910












The Cellist
c. 1917





Sabbath
1919

Still Life Composition
1933-34


Sign Carriers
1938












 In a 1915 newspaper article he stated that his aim at the time was to express "not what I see with my eye but with my consciousness . . . mental impressions, not mere literal matter-of-fact copying of line and form. I want to put the abstract into concrete terms."


















Red Poppies
1953








10 comments:

  1. It's interesting that, unlike Picasso, Weber's oeuvre changed from Cubism to more realistic paintings over the course of his life. His sense of color and form are quite remarkable.

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  2. What an amazing talent. Thanks for this post.

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  3. Oh I really like these, especially the Joel's Cafe one for some reason. I'm not sure I've ever heard of this guy. I'll have to keep an eye out.

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  4. He's not an artist I'm familiar with. He seems to have had a whole variety of styles. Reminds me a little of Chagall in some places. Interesting.

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  5. Oh! Oh! Fantastico!
    It is like a different take on so many artists and genres - exciting to say the least. Thank you for bringing Max Weber and his gallery of work to our attention!
    Loved it! A real treat!

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  6. Looks like all enjoying their books.

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  7. Casual Viewer:

    Don't let the childlike joie de vivre distract your from the creativity vision or technical achievement!



    Warm Aloha from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral

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  8. I love these and that you are back again! what an interesting painter...his art is fascinating. I see why you shared him. thank you, my dear. xoxox

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  9. Cool! I only know sociologist Max Weber! ;) I'm partial to the very last one you posted.

    -UMM

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  10. Thanks for the comments!

    If anyone is following comments: are any of you html blog savvy? I'm having a problem with a feature on blogger that I can't get to stop highlighting text in garish white. Such are the limitations of an art lover trying to do her thing on blogger.

    Any help would be appreciated!

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