Wednesday, November 15, 2017


A New Art Blog
begins on
MONDAY 20th NOVEMBER
ART FROM THE VICTORIAN ERA
and then will be updated every day

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

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This painting concludes the series.
All my blogs have now come to an end.

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OLGA DELLA-VOS KARDAKOVSKAYA 1875-1952 Nationality - Russian
Self-Portrait


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Thursday, November 2, 2017

MASANOBU OKUMURA 1686-1764 Nationality - Japanese


Shibai Ukie


This incredible picture recalls the Kabuki theatre in earlier times

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

NICOLAS POUSSIN 1594-1665 Nationality - French

The Empire of Flora (1631)


Flora is the figure standing in the centre of the painting. In Roman mythology she was a goddess of flowers and of spring. Her Greek counterpart was Chloris.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Monday, October 23, 2017

DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI 1828-82 Nationality - British

Lady Lilith


The painting was begun in 1864 with Fanny Cornforth as the model and completed in 1868. It was repainted in 1872/3 with the face of Alexa Wilding.

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Saturday, October 21, 2017

WILLIAM QUILLER ORCHARDSON 1832-1910 Nationality - Scottish

A Marriage of Convenience


JUST TREES
A new series which will be known by the full title of the blog
JUST TREES BUT LOVELY TO LOOK AT
begins today and will then be updated
EVERY DAY

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

LAURENCE ALMA-TADEMA 1836-1912 Nationality - Dutch-born English

The Roses of Heliogabalus (1888)
Oil on Canvas
132.7 cm x 214.4cm


The painting shows a group of diners at a banquet, being swamped by drifts of pink rose petals falling from a false ceiling above. The Roman emperor Elagabalus reclines on a platform behind them, wearing a golden robe and a tiara.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

VINCENT van GOGH 1853-90 Nationality - Dutch

A Suburb of Paris


STARTING ON MONDAY 16th
THIS BLOG WILL AGAIN BE UPDATED
EVERY DAY


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Monday, October 9, 2017

Friday, October 6, 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Monday, October 2, 2017

JOHN LESLIE BRECK 1860-99 Nationality - American

Susan Hoschede Sewing (1888)


NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL ART
WILL NOW BE UPDATED
MONDAY WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

JAN VERMEER 1632-75 Nationality - Dutch


[Beginning Monday 2nd October, 
NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL ART 
will be posted on three days each week
MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY]

Mistress and Maid (1666/7)
Oil on Canvas
90.2 cm x 78.4 cm


Please note that my current blogs are all affected by changes this week

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

JEAN-ETIENNE LIOTARD 1702-89 Nationality - Swiss

Lady Montagu in Turkish Dress (c.1756)
Oil on Copper
16.7 cm x 19.5 cm

No.879
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Monday, September 18, 2017

Sunday, September 17, 2017

DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI 1828-82 Nationality - British

La Pia de Tolomei
Oil on Canvas
104.8 cm x 120.7 cm

No.876
PICTURES TO PLEASE
WAS UPDATED YESTERDAY

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

PIETER de HOOCH 1629-after1684 Dutch

Card-players in a Sunlit Room (1658)
Oil on Canvas
77.2 cm x 67.4

No.875
The New Blog
PICTURES TO PLEASE
has been updated today

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017