Sunday, November 30, 2014

Saturday, November 29, 2014

THOMAS MORAN 1837-1926

Grand Canyon of the Colorado River

No.233
A Blog without a name?
Well, what a bloomin' shame!

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Friday, November 28, 2014

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

ANTHONY van DYCK 1599-1641

Queen Henrietta Maria  (1632)

No.230
Henrietta Maria of France was the wife of Charles 1, King of England, Scotland and Ireland.

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Saturday, November 22, 2014

JOHANNES VERMEER 1632-75

The Art of Painting (The Artist's Studio)  (1666/8)

No.226
It's only in recent times that Vermeer has been recognised as one of the greatest Dutch artists. His subject matter is usually a woman at home involved in reading, writing, playing a musical instrument or carrying out some domestic task. Not a great deal is known about his life and there are only about 35 paintings of which we can be sure that he was the painter.
"Vermeer's most remarkable trait is the quality of his light" - Theolphile Thore (French writer on art)

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

SAMUEL PALMER 1805-81

Rock Slip near Boscastle

No.224
This landscape painter and etcher was a key figure in Romanticism in Britain.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

REMBRANDT van RIJN 1606-1669

Self-Portrait

No.222
During his lifetime Rembrandt made around 70 self-portraits. This one he painted in 1665. By that time he had lost 3 of his sons in infancy, his wife Saskia had died in 1642 when she was just 30 years old, and he had been declared bankrupt in 1656.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

DIEGO VELAZQUEZ 1599-1660

Les Meninas  (The Maids of Honour - 1656)

No.221
The painting shows the Infanta Margarita, the daughter of the Spanish King and Queen, with her two maids of honour. A reflection of her parents is seen in the mirror behind her. On the right of the picture are two court dwarfs with a nun and a bodyguard standing behind them. At the left is Velazquez himself and a palace chamberlain is seen through the doorway at the back.

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Saturday, November 15, 2014

WOMEN AND MIRRORS

The Mirror
William Merritt Chase  1849-1916

No.15/219
THIS PAINTING CONCLUDES THE SERIES
Tomorrow "Blue Pot and Lemon" by Matisse

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Friday, November 14, 2014

MARIE SPARTALI STILLMAN 1844-1927

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Love's Messenger  (1885)

No.121
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WOMEN AND MIRRORS

Young Woman with a Mirror  (1515)
Titian  1488/90-1576

No.14/218
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Thursday, November 13, 2014

WOMEN AND MIRRORS

Portrait of Jo, the Beautiful Irish Girl  (1865/6)
Gustave Courbet  1819-77

No.13/217
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

WOMEN AND MIRRORS

Girl with a Green Shawl
Joseph de Camp  1858-1923

No.12/216
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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Monday, November 10, 2014

Sunday, November 9, 2014

WOMEN AND MIRRORS

Young Woman at her Toilet
Gerrit Dou  1613-75

No.9/213
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Saturday, November 8, 2014

WOMEN AND MIRRORS

Mariana in the South
John William Waterhouse  1849-1917

No.8/212
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Friday, November 7, 2014

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

WOMEN AND MIRRORS

Girl arranging Flowers
Frederick Carl Frieseke  1874-1939

No.5/209
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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

WOMEN AND MIRRORS

Young Woman with a Mirror
Giovanni Bellini  1430-1516

No.4/208
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Monday, November 3, 2014

Sunday, November 2, 2014

WOMEN AND MIRRORS

Venus at her Mirror
Diego Velazquez  1599-1660

No.2/206
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Saturday, November 1, 2014

WOMEN AND MIRRORS

Young Lady Sewing
Richard E. Miller 1875-1943

No.1/205
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