Sir Gerald Kelly, Burmese beauties

2,935 views

Published on

YOU CAN WATCH THIS PRESENTATION IN MUSIC HERE:
http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/michaelasanda-2060471-myanmar36-burmese-beauties/
Thank you!
Somerset Maugham wrote of Gerald Kelly’s series of paintings of Burmese dancers: ‘His Burmese dancers … have a strange impenetrability, their gestures are enigmatic and yet significant, they are charming, and yet there is something curiously hieratic in their manner; with a sure instinct, and with a more definite feeling for decoration than is possible in a portrait, Mr Kelly has given us the character of the East as we of our generation see it.’ (Hudson, 1975)

Published in: Travel, News & Politics, Business
11 Comments
7 Likes
Statistics
Notes
No Downloads
Views
Total views
2,935
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
3
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
31
Comments
11
Likes
7
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide
  • internet
  • Sir Gerald Kelly, Burmese beauties

    1. 1. http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/michaelasanda-2060471-myanmar36-burmese-beauties/
    2. 2. Sir Gerald Festus Kelly was born in London in 1879. He was educated at Eton College and Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Although without any formal training in art, Kelly had decided by this time to become a painter and, with this in mind, moved to Paris in 1901 whence, helped by the art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel, he visited Monet, Degas, Rodin, and Cézanne, among others, and made friends with Walter Sickert, J.S.Sargent, and, in particular, W. Somerset Maugham. Fired by this background, his own experiments enabled him to develop meticulous craftsmanship with great attention to detail, as is shown by his immense care in painting hands, following an overheard criticism. He became, in 1904, a member of the Salon d'Automne and his work soon gained for him the patronage of Sir Hugh Lane and, in 1908, election as an associate of the Royal Hibernian Academy. Then, having been deserted by his dancer girlfriend, he spent a year in Burma, thrilled by its colour and lifestyle. Somerset Maugham wrote of Gerald Kelly’s series of paintings of Burmese dancers: ‘His Burmese dancers … have a strange impenetrability, their gestures are enigmatic and yet significant, they are charming, and yet there is something curiously hieratic in their manner; with a sure instinct, and with a more definite feeling for decoration than is possible in a portrait, Mr Kelly has given us the character of the East as we of our generation see it.’  (Hudson, 1975) He became a successful portrait painter, and was President of the Royal Academy from 1949 to 1954.
    3. 3. Pagoda: Twilight, 1909 Pagoda Festival, 23rd Feb 1909 The Moat, Mandalay
    4. 4. Awaiting the steamer at Mingin
    5. 5. Afterglow And The Village Pagoda, Taungdwingyi A Little Pagoda, Taungdwingyl, Afterglow
    6. 6. Water Carriers, Burma
    7. 7. Figures in a Burmese village, Magwe White Pagoda seen against the sunset- Magwé
    8. 8. River Bank Pakokku, 9 February 1909 Moulmein, Mango-Tree on pagoda platform, April 4 1909
    9. 9. The South Moat, Mandalay, 1909 Palace Mandalay, 1909
    10. 10. Mandalay Moat IX, circa 1908
    11. 11. Mandalay Moat XIII, circa 1908
    12. 12. Girl with a chatty on her head; Taungdwingyi
    13. 13. Three seated Burmese women
    14. 14. Burmese girl Girl, (Market) Tanngdivingyi, 25th Nov. 1908
    15. 15. Mandalay II Burmese girl
    16. 16. Portrait of a woman from Mandalay Burmese girl with parasol
    17. 17. Burmese Dancer in Yellow
    18. 18. Mah Aung Saw Myang Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Burmese Dancer in Pink
    19. 19. The Burmese Dancer IV Burmese Dancer, 1909
    20. 20. Ma Si Gyaw, Pose II, January 1920 Ma Si Gway IX
    21. 21. The Messenger, a tragic gesture Ma Seyn Mé, pose I (Burmese dancer) 1909 National Gallery of Australia
    22. 22. Ma Seyn Mé Ma Seyn Mé, pose
    23. 23. A fantastic dance: Ma Si Gyaw, pose V Ma Than E
    24. 24. Burmese Dancer No.3; The Incantation Ma Si Gyaw, pose
    25. 25. Ma Seyn Nu Pose VI Ma Seyn Nu Pose VIII
    26. 26. Nan Twin Ah Phyo Taw Yein, (Singing), 1909
    27. 27. Ma Si Gyaw, pose III
    28. 28. On the stage, Seindán theatre Dancer, circa 1908
    29. 29. Ma Seyn Sin Ma Seyn Sin as a prince
    30. 30. Saw Ohn Nyun, Princess of Burma
    31. 31. Saw Ohn Nyun, (The beautiful sister-in-law of the Rajah of Thi-Paw)
    32. 32. Saw Ohn Nyun V, The beautiful sister-in-law of the Rajah of Thi-Paw has made its way into a Burmese
    33. 33. Burmese silk
    34. 34. Saw Ohn Nyun Saw Ohn Nyun XVI
    35. 35. Burmese pearl
    36. 36. Sao Ohn Nyunt IV The Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts
    37. 37. Saw Ohn Nyunt XVII
    38. 38. Saw Ohn Nyunt XXI Ma Than É II
    39. 39. Sao Ohn Nyunt XX
    40. 40. Sir Gerald Kelly by Sir Oswald Birley
    41. 41. Text and pictures: Internet Copyright: All the images belong to their authors Presentation: Sanda Foişoreanu www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda Sound Mario Frangoulis & Lara Fabian - So in Love

    ×