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    Posted 2 months ago

    jscott0363
    (453 items)

    Hello everyone!!
    This is a very limited edition bronze sculpture by artist Jenness Cortez. It's titled "Master Of The Fox Hounds". It's incredibly detailed and it's solid bronze, with the exception of the marble base. It is signed and numbered 28/50. I feel very fortunate to have this in my collection as these sculptures are extremely difficult to come by as there were only 50 ever made. It's dated 1986, stands approximately 9" tall (including base) and 5" front to back. For it to be so small, it's quite heavy and weighs 6lbs. I have a few fox related items in my collection that I'll post over the next couple of weeks. Here's a bit of Jenness Cortez's history:
    Artist Jenness Cortez is a distinguished figure in the contemporary revival of classical realist painting.

    She was born in Indiana in 1944 and exhibited a very early talent for art. As a teenager, she took private lessons with Antonius Raemaekers, a well-trained Dutch-born painter and superb teacher whose early instruction continues to influence her work. By choosing to study at the Herron School of Art, one of the oldest independent professional schools of art in America, Cortez received a rigorous five year training in all technical aspects of art making. To add to her store of technical mastery, Cortez then went to New York to study at the Art Students League under yet another gifted teacher, Arnold Blanch, whose influence on the young art student was profound.

    Throughout her remarkable career Cortez has become proficient in a variety of subject matter including sporting and wildlife art, contemporary art, landscape, portraiture, interiors and still-life. Early in her career she worked as an editorial illustrator and etcher, then returned to her love of painting, with animals as her primary subject matter. For twenty years (1977-1996), became world renown for skillfully portraying horses most notably, thoroughbred racehorses. In the mid-1990s a growing interest in again broadening the challenges of her work inspired Cortez to move from horses to landscapes, and then to cityscapes and at last to interiors and still life painting where her focus remains today.

    At the beginning of the 21st century, Cortez began concentrating on a form of still life painting inspired by the age-old tradition of “art in art.” In 2003, the “Homage to the Creative Spirit” series became her primary mode of expression. This tradition was most notably employed by such 17th-century Dutch artists as Johannes Vermeer, usually to impart a hidden meaning to astute viewers. Similarly, Cortez’s paintings offer layered meanings built on specific themes. She starts with an iconic masterwork and surrounds it with meticulously rendered book covers, photographs, sculpture, antiques, and other objects with cultural or historic significance. Each intricate Cortez creation challenges the viewers’ intellectual curiosity and celebrates the sheer pleasure of beautiful painting. In this work, Cortez plays author, architect, visual journalist, art historian, curator and pundit to help open our eyes to what we might otherwise have overlooked or taken for granted. Each painting presents a specific theme, mixing straightforward cues and obscure allusions, complemented by references to other artists’ lives and times. Each of her works touches upon important questions about the nature of painting and the significance of art objects, and presents subtle shades of meaning that invite contemplation. By depicting iconic artworks in her own paintings, Cortez underscores a classic paradox of realism: the painting as a “window” into an imagined space, and as a physical object; both a metaphysical presence and a material entity.

    Jenness Cortez has been exhibiting her work since 1975, and has had more than 40 solo shows throughout the United States. Her work is in numerous public and private collections including those of the New York State Museum, Skidmore College, SUNY Empire State College, Presidents Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton, and HM Queen Elizabeth, II.

    Jenness Cortez lives and works in rural upstate New York.

    Thanks for stopping in!!!

    Scott

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    Comments

    1. Vynil33rpm Vynil33rpm, 2 months ago
      Most excellent !
    2. Newfld Newfld, 2 months ago
      Gorgeous bronze fox, such an amusing twist dressing him in hunting clothes! My brother and I went to an art exhibit of Ms Cortez' thoroughbred horse paintings in the late 70s during a Saratoga racing meet, she is a wonderful artist & did not know she sculpted as well - great find Scott
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      Thank you Vynil!!!
    4. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      Thank you so very much Jenni!! She has typically always painted, but I believe these were just a one time thing as I don't know of any other sculptures that she did. I love all of her thoroughbred paintings, but I don't own any (yet anyway:). Thanks again Jenni!
    5. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 2 months ago
      This wonderful bronze fox looks quite dapper in his jacket with top hat and walking stick! I noticed the “hound” head on the stick. Seems it’s the fox who is the boss here! Every detail is superb!Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful animals Scott!
    6. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      Thanks so very much Eileen!! He's very detailed and pretty whimsical. That's why I love this so much. Thank you again Eileen!
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      kwqd
      Vynil
      Jenni
      BB2
      Kevin
      and
      Eileen
      Thank you all very much for the loves, wonderful comments and for dropping in to see my fox!!
    8. dav2no1 dav2no1, 2 months ago
      Nice piece..now i want one!
    9. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      Thanks dav2no1!!!! Took me a VERY long time to find this one. I'd love to find another, but not getting my hopes up!
    10. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      Mary
      and
      dav2no1
      Thank you both very much for the loves and for stopping in!!
    11. racer4four racer4four, 2 months ago
      So nice to hear from you Scott, and with a very outstanding gentleman fox.
      That attitude! The detail!
      Outstanding, and congratulations on acquiring it.
    12. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      Thank you Karen!! So good to hear from you as well. He does appear to be quite the gentleman. I feel very fortunate to have him in my collection.
    13. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      RonM
      fortapache
      and
      Karen
      Than you all very much for the loves and for stopping in!!!
    14. inky inky, 2 months ago
      This is wonderful!..love it!..
    15. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      Hi Penny! Thank you so very much!
    16. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      Thomas
      Ben
      and
      clockerman
      Thank you all very much for the loves and for stopping by!
    17. trunkman trunkman, 2 months ago
      Feeling a new appreciation for bronze art work! Lovely!
    18. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      Thank T-man!! Great to hear from you! I've developed a strong passion for collecting these bronze pieces.
    19. kyratango kyratango, 2 months ago
      Beautiful Master Fox!!!
    20. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      Thank you Kyra!!!
    21. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      Thank you kivatinitz for the love and for stopping by!!!
    22. jscott0363 jscott0363, 1 month ago
      Thank you Rob for the love and for stopping in!!!
    23. jscott0363 jscott0363, 1 month ago
      Thank you MarmorealMaiden for the love and for stopping in!!
    24. jscott0363 jscott0363, 1 month ago
      Thank you Kurt for the love and for stopping in!!
    25. jscott0363 jscott0363, 1 month ago
      Pat, Thank you for the love and for stopping in to see my fox!
    26. jscott0363 jscott0363, 26 days ago
      Thank you SEAN for the love and for stopping by!!!
    27. jscott0363 jscott0363, 26 days ago
      Thanks Roddy for the love and for stopping by!!!
    28. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 days ago
      Thank you clockerman for the love and for stopping by!!

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