Ioannis, Jean Altamura

Greece (18521878 ) - Artworks
ALTAMURA Ioannis, Jean Evening In The Harbour

Bruun Rasmussen /May 30, 2011
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Ioannis, Jean Altamura - Boats At The Seashore

Ioannis, Jean Altamura - Boats At The Seashore

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Jean Altamoura (Greek, 1852-1878) Boats at the seashore signed, dated and inscribed 'Helsm. 17 Sept. 1874 Jean Altamuras' (lower left) oil on canvas laid down on cardboard 38.5 x 53 cm. Footnotes Painted 1872-1876. PROVENANCE: Private collection, Athens. LITERATURE: Jean Altamouras, His Life and Works , exhibition catalogue, Benaki Museum, Athens 2011, p. 182 (illustrated). During his years in Denmark, Altamoura constantly returned to the seashore as a source of inspiration (compare Waiting for the tide, Bonhams Greek Sale, 20.5.2008, lot 6). Here, the suggestion of the atmosphere, the openness of the sky, mottled with travelling clouds, and the jewel-like details, such as the three figures in the middleground perfectly integrated in the coastal environment, have been portrayed with effortless brilliance, combining academic principles with a vivid sense of on-the-spot immediacy. An exceptional talent and pioneering Greek seascapist whose promising career was cut short at the age of 26, Altamoura showed an acute awareness of the artistic trends of his time -not only of the Danish or Flemish schools but also of British and French marine painting, 1 arriving at some highly advanced pictorial formulations. As noted by E. Kipreou who included this outstanding painting in the artist's retrospective at the Benaki Museum in 2011, "Altamoura produced only a few works and none of them is mediocre. So, if you ever come across a low quality painting, then you certainly know it's not by him." 2 1 . M. V(lachos), The Emergence of Modern Greek Painting 1830-1930 from the Bank of Greece Collection , exhibition catalogue, Washington 2002, p. 68. See also Vlachos, Greek Seascape Painting [in Greek], Olkos publ., Athens 1993, p. 138. 2 . E. Kipreou, Jean Altamoura, a Tempestuous Life [in Greek], Kathimerini newspaper, 28.6.2009, p. 15.
Ioannis, Jean Altamura - View Of Øresund With Kronborg Castle

Ioannis, Jean Altamura - View Of Øresund With Kronborg Castle

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Ioannis (Jean) Altamuras, b. Athens 1852, d. Spetzais 1878 View of Øresund with Kronborg Castle, in the foreground men rowing. Unsigned. Oil on canvas. 28 x 39 cm. The Greek painter Ioannis (Jean) Altamuras is often described as the "Greek Skagen painter". King George I (The Danish prince Wilhelm) discovered Altamuras' talent for painting and helped him to join the Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. Altamuras was only 20 years old when he arrived and spent three years in Denmark. He met Michael Ancher, who also found out, that he was a gifted painter and they became friends. Through him Altamuras befriended Anna Ancher, Holger Drachmann and P. S. Krøyer. He was inspired by the Skagen painters, and he even went to sea with the frigate "Jylland" to get the right knowledge of the maritime world. Altamuras painted Øresund and Kronborg many times during his stay in Denmark. See "Jean Altamuras. His life and works" , 2011 pp. 103, 124, 197-201.
Ioannis, Jean Altamura - View Of Øresund With Kronborg Castle

Ioannis, Jean Altamura - View Of Øresund With Kronborg Castle

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Ioannis (Jean) Altamuras, b. Athens 1852, d. Spetzais 1878 View of Øresund with Kronborg Castle, in the foreground men rowing. Unsigned. Oil on canvas. 28 x 39 cm. The Greek painter Ioannis (Jean) Altamuras is often described as the "Greek Skagen painter". King George I (The Danish prince Wilhelm) discovered Altamuras' talent for painting and helped him to join the Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. Altamuras was only 20 years old when he arrived and spent three years in Denmark. He met Michael Ancher, who also found out, that he was a gifted painter and they became friends. Through him Altamuras befriended Anna Ancher, Holger Drachmann and P. S. Krøyer. He was inspired by the Skagen painters, and he even went to sea with the frigate "Jylland" to get the right knowledge of the maritime world. Altamuras painted Øresund and Kronborg many times during his stay in Denmark. See "Jean Altamuras. His life and works" , 2011 pp. 103, 124, 197-201.
Ioannis, Jean Altamura - Evening In The Harbour

Ioannis, Jean Altamura - Evening In The Harbour

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Ioannis (Jean) Altamura, b. Athens 1852, d. Spetzais 1878 Evening in the harbour. Signed Altamura. Oil on canvas. 19 x 28 cm. The Greek painter Ioannis (Jean) Altamura is described asthe "Greek Skagen painter". King George I (The Danishprince Wilhelm) discovered Altamura's talent for painting andhelped him to join the Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. Altamura was only 20 years old when he arrived and spent threeyears in Denmark. He met Michael Ancher, who also foundout, that he was a gifted painter and they became friends. Through him Altamura befriended Anna Ancher, Holger Drachmannand P. S. Kr�yer. He was inspired by theSkagen painters, and he even went to sea with the frigate"Jylland" to get the right knowledge of the maritimeworld. A retrospective exhibition with a dominance of his Danish workscan be seen in the Benaki Museum in Athens in the spring of2011.
Ioannis, Jean Altamura - Frigate On Calm Waters

Ioannis, Jean Altamura - Frigate On Calm Waters

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LOT 83 IOANNIS ALTAMOURAS GREEK, 1852 - 1878 FRIGATE ON CALM WATERS signed and dated 1877 lower right oil on canvas 100,000—150,000 GBP 41 by 56cm., 16¼ by 22in. This work will be included in the 2011 Ioannis AltamourasRetrospective at The Benaki Museum, Athens. PROVENANCE Y. Harami Collection Sale: Stavros Mihalarias Art, Athens, 21 November 1988, lot53 Private Collection, Athens EXHIBITED Greek Artists Exhibition, 1948 CATALOGUE NOTE The present work exemplifies the distinctive atmospheric effectsand silvery haze for which Altamouras' seascapes are known, and hasa certain lyricism, freshness and immediacy which reflect hisexposure to the currents of early Impressionism. His seascapes havea crisp light heartedness and sensitivity to atmospheric change,whether they illustrate the harbours, steamships andsailing-vessels of the North or of the Aegean. Though he died atthe early age of 26, Ioannis Altamoura's talents ensured that he isremembered as one of the finest Greek marine painters of hisgeneration, ranked alongside Volanakis and Chatzis. Both of Altamouras' parents were respected painters, and hisprecocious artistic talent and inclination were encouraged from ayoung age, culminating in his studies at the School of Fine Arts inAthens under Nikiforos Lytras after which he was sent by KingGeorge I to Copenhagen on a painting scholarship. IronicallyAltamoura's passion for seascapes brought his life to a prematureend, when a long-term chest ailment was aggravated by his studiesin Denmark and his time exposed to the pernicious seaside climatein Greece.
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