art houston

At the Moulin Rouge (1897). Henri-Jacques-Edouard Evenepoel (Belgian, 1872-1899). Oil on canvas. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Evenepoel first studied art in Brussels at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts between 1889 and 1890, and entered Paris’s Ecole des Beaux-Arts in 1892. Evenepoel entered the atelier of Gustave Moreau in 1893, which put him in contact with Henri Matisse and others.

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Wonder Woman: History Lesson by Houston Sharp

Featuring artist Igor Sid, Piotr Jablonski, Yuriy Chemezov, Roman Kupriyanov, Eve Ventrue, Max Schulz, Didier Konings, Raffy Ochoa

  1. The Complete Painting
  2. Gods Atop Olympus
  3. Gods Atop Olympus II
  4. Mankind Happy
  5. Mankind Corrupted
  6. Out of Water
  7. Walk With Mankind (Cut From Film)
  8. Betrayed (Cut from film)
  9. Enslaved
  10. Fight for Freedom
  11. Ares Kills Gods - Panel 1
  12. Ares Kills Gods - Panel 2
  13. Zeus Slays Ares
  14. Themyscira

Houston Sharp: I had the pleasure and honor of working with Patty Jenkins and her team to create the animated painting at the beginning of Wonder Woman. It was a huge undertaking, but I had a small team of super-talented artists to help finish it on time, and Patty & Co. were very supportive along the way. Each panel was painted separately, and stitched together into one massive painting. We tried achieving a classical oil painting look, while working in a way that was easy for the animators to work with (which meant keeping everything on their own layers, painting behind figures, etc.). It took a lot of planning and coordination between multiple artists, but it was well worth the challenge.

A scene from the Trojan War: as two hoplites clash, Paris (left), in Trojan dress, flees the battlefield.  Detail of an Attic black-figure amphora, attributed to the Hattatt Painter; ca. 540-520 BCE.  Now in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

“2iPM009,” from the series Pinturas Móviles, by Magdalena Fernández, 2009

Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Nov. 19, 2015