Thursday, September 30, 2010

Dorothy Mattersdorf

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Edward Burne-Jones
(British, 1833-1898)
Dorothy Mattersdorf, 1895
Oil on canvas

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Jeanne Marguerite Lacadre in the Garden

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Claude Monet
(French, 1840-1926)
Jeanne Marguerite Lacadre in the Garden, 1866
Oil on canvas

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Argument

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William Cave Thomas
(English, 1820-1884)
The Argument, ????
Pencil and watercolor

Monday, September 27, 2010

A Summer Shower

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Edith Hayllar
(English, 1860-1948)
A Summer Shower, 1883
Oil on card

Sunday, September 26, 2010


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John Collier
(English, 1850-1924)
Trouble, 1898
Oil on canvas
Collier produced numerous portraits and history pictures but he was best known for his so called 'problem pictures' which had open-ended psychological dramas left for viewers to interpret. In spite of Collier's protestation that 'the little tragedies of modern life' had 'perfectly plain' meanings, Trouble nevertheless remains ambiguous. A younger woman weeps to the left, while an older woman grips her sewing machine while looking anxiously at the shadows. What has transpired, and who is approaching? Are the women transgressors, or victims? Collier specialised in such moments of dramatic tension.
from Victorian / Edwardian Paintings blog.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Dancer at the Photographer's Studio

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Edgar Degas
(French, 1834-1917)
Dancer at the Photographer's Studio, 1875
Oil on canvas

Friday, September 24, 2010

Portrait of Dolores Hollos

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Hermenegildo Bustos
(Mexican, 1832-1907)
Portrait of Dolores Hollos, 1864
Oil on canvas

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Portrait of a Man

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(Italian, 1482-1525)
Portrait of a Man, ????
Oil on wood

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Dance

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Federico Andreotti
(Italian, 1847-1930)
The Dance, ????
Oil on canvas

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Wild Poppies, Near Argenteuil

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Claude Monet
(French, 1864-1949)
Wild Poppies, Near Argenteuil, 1873
Oil on canvas
 As has been noted, the Impressionists painted not a landscape but the impression of a landscape. Nothing here is painted exactly; rather, everything is suggested. Monet unforgettably evokes a mood by choosing these shades of green and red. If he painted flowers of another color, the hillside would be stagnant.  
from Color Vision and Art.

The models were Monet's wife and son, painted twice.

Monday, September 20, 2010

A Still Life of Hollyhocks and Poppies

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Johann Laurentz Jensen
(Danish, 1800-1856)
A Still Life of Hollyhocks and Poppies, ????
Oil on canvas

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Ball at the Moulin de Galette

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Pierre Auguste Renoir
(French, 1841-1919)
The Ball at the Moulin de Galette, 1876
Oil on canvas

I don't know about you, but this painting makes me smile.  It's so sunny and friendly and happy and I love that striped dress!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

At the Theatre

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Pierre Auguste Renoir
(French, 1841-1919)
At the Theatre, 1876
Oil on canvas

Friday, September 17, 2010

The Gossips

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John Everett Millais
(English, 1829-1896)
The Gossips (or Afternoon Tea), 1889
Oil on canvas

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Dulce Domum

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John Atkinson Grimshaw
(English, 1836-1893)
Dulce Domum, 1885
Oil on canvas
 "Dulce Domum" (lit. Sweetly at Home) is a song written by Robert S. Ambrose in 1876.
She looks rather melancholy for someone who is sweetly at home.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Home Again

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John Atkinson Grimshaw
(English, 1836-1893)
Home Again, ????
Oil on board

I love how dark and scary this painting seems until you read the title. :)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Portrait of Sarah Bernhardt

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Lucien Victor Guirand de Scévola
(French, 1871-1950)
Portrait of Sarah Bernhardt, ????
Watercolor and goache
Sarah Bernhardt (born circa October 23, 1844 – March 26, 1923) was a French stage and early film actress, and has been referred to as "the most famous actress the world has ever known". Bernhardt made her fame on the stages of Europe in the 1870s, and was soon in demand in Europe and the Americas. She developed a reputation as a serious dramatic actress, earning the nickname "The Divine Sarah". 
from wikipedia

Monday, September 13, 2010

A Pensive Moment

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Daniel Ridgway Knight
(American, 1839-1924)
A Pensive Moment, ????
Oil on canvas

So bright!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sixty Years Ago

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John Atkinson Grimshaw
(English, 1836-1893)
Sixty Years Ago, 1879
Oil on canvas

I love John Atkinson Grimshaw's leafeless trees.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Winged Figure

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Abbot Handerson Thayer
(English, 1849-1922)
Winged Figure, 1889
Oil on canvas

Friday, September 10, 2010

Afternoon Promenade

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Arthur Wardle
(English, 1864-1949)
Afternoon Promenade, ????
Oil on canvas

I love dogs!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Sense of Sight

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Anna Louise Swynnerton
(English, 1844-1933)
The Sense of Sight, 1895

This painting reminds me just how amazing the sense of sight is!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Porridge Time

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George Adolphus Storey
(English, 1833-1919)
Porridge Time, 1863
Oil on canvas
I love the sunshine and those gorgeous windows!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Madame Pasteur

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Antoine-Jean Gros
(French, 1771-1835)
Madame Pasteur, 1795-96
Oil on canvas

Monday, September 6, 2010

Today for Me

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Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale
(English, 1871-1945)
Today for Me, 1901
Watercolor and bodycolor

I can't find anything about the subject of this painting. Perhaps it's an illustration? Even if I have no idea what the painting is about, I love Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale. :)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

My Next Door Neighbor

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Edmund Blair Leighton
(English, 1853-1922)
My Next Door Neighbor, 1894
Oil on canvas

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Portrait of Helena de Kay

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Winslow Homer
(American, 1836-1910)
Portrait of Helena de Kay, 1871-72
Oil on panel

Unusual portrait.

Friday, September 3, 2010

A Welsh Wood in Winter

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James Thomas Watts
(English, 1853-1930)
A Welsh Wood in Winter, 1904

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Sleeping Beauty

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Henry Meynell Rheam
(English, 1859-1920)
Sleeping Beauty, ????
Oil on canvas

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Eavesdropper

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Eugene de Blaas
(Austrian, 1843-1931)
The Eavesdropper, 1906
Oil on panel