A blog about about painting, design and other aspects of aesthetics along with a dash of non-art topics. The point-of-view is that modernism in art is an idea that has, after a century or more, been thoroughly tested and found wanting. Not to say that it should be abolished -- just put in its proper, diminished place.
Monday, August 17, 2020
Leo Putz -- Women's Faces in Detail
Leo Putz (1869-1940) was an Austrian painter who used interesting brushwork during one phase of his career -- about 1903-1912. That involved distinct brushstrokes often from what appears to have been square-tipped brushes.
His Wikipedia entry is here. I wrote about him here.
The present post presents a few examples of that brushwork style applied to faces of women. I hope you find these images interesting.
Frieda Blell - Am Ufer detail - 1909
Putz married Frieda around this time. He idealized her face here: it actually was more narrow.
Gusti Bennat - Dame in Blau detail - 1908
Gusti modeled for him several times.
Gusti Benannt - 1908
A portrait of Gusti.
Sommerträme detail (model unknown) - 1907
From one of Putz's best-known paintings.