A dark classical portrait of Eric Braeden
by painter Eric Bourdon (© 2019)
It is a fragment of a recent painting on canvas :
Old classical art in a contemporary gallery
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Hans-Jörg Gudegast, aka Eric Braeden, born in Germany in 1941, is a naturalized American actor. He became world famous thanks to the soap opera The Young and the Restless, in which he plays since 1980 the role of self-made business magnate Victor Newman.
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“The Casting of Leonardo”, the latest illustration book by Belgian sketch artist Nathalie Vessié-Hodges, will be released very soon, on August 21st ! As you will have understood, it is obviously about the Florentine painter and inventor, there aren’t a thousand Leonardo… On the other hand, if you thought the model who inspired his masterpiece “La Gioconda” had no competition, you’re going to discover a beautiful, little-known episode in art history !…
The Desperate Man
Oil painting on canvas by Gustave Courbet
Artwork size : 45 x 54 cm, 1843-1845
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The Desperate Man is a painting by the French painter Gustave Courbet. The artwork is a self-portrait of the artist. It is thought that he made this painting between 1843 and 1845, at the beginning of his installation in Paris. It shows him “desperate” but especially in full youth.
Courbet was very attached to this canvas since he took it with him into exile in Switzerland in 1873. A few years later, Dr. Paul Collin at the bedside of Courbet during his last days, describes the painter’s studio and, more particularly, “a painting representing Courbet with a desperate expression and that he had entitled Despair for this reason”.
The painting belongs to a private investment collection, but was exhibited at the Musée d’Orsay in 2007.
Paul Lovering is an independent artist and designer based in Edinburgh, Scotland. On the website FineArtAmerica.com, he displays his portraits of artists in watercolor : Spanish painter Salvador Dalí, French actress Sophie Marceau… But mostly rock stars and celebrities from the world of music : Joni Mitchell, Patti Smith, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Leonard Cohen, Freddie Mercury, Jim Morrison, David Bowie, Mick Jagger… Ask for the portraits of artists to be printed (even with acrylic) on various standard formats, or other proposed items. You can then fall asleep on your ‘John Lennon’ pillow, or do your yoga on the ‘Rihanna’ mat… FineArtAmerica.com has manufacturing centers all over the world, so no endless waiting for delivery !
by Eric Bourdon © 2017
Watercolor painting portrait, 17×13,5 cm
From a photo published on
Deutsche Welle (DW)
First, and very simple watercolor : largely used like gouache, and applied with brushes for acrylic painting on paper for markers… with digital retouching.
Eric Victor Burdon was the lead singer of Britain’s blues-rock band The Animals (or Eric Burdon and the Animals) in the 1960s, and of the funk-rock band War (or Eric Burdon and War), in the early 1970s.
You can find some of my paintings at the new gallery/workshop Atelier A3 in Lille (France) : 10 rue Saint-Génois (near the train station Lille-Flandres). The Atelier A3 is open from Tuesday to Saturday 11am-7pm.
Exhibition of my works, with pop paintings (Prince & Florent Pagny)
by Virginie Fiers alias Mamzelle Firlipipis…
“Robin Hood” – Improvisational drawing on Vimeo
(video speed is 2x the real speed)
Video © Eric Bourdon
Don’t miss them ! WUMAN is a brand new music group from Belgium, with a bright future ahead. They played their third concert last week… already on the stage of the great Dour Festival.
“WUMAN is female music composed by male humans”. This quartet of musicians makes sound portraits of women, which you can listen to right now on the Bandcamp platform : wumanband.bandcamp.com
WUMAN is also on Facebook : www.facebook.com/wumanband