Monday, February 27, 2017

Edith CORBET A London Garden 1911

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Edith Corbet (1846-1920) was a Victorian landscape painter, having close associations with the Macchiaioli group (also known as the Tuscans or Etruscans), who, in a break with tradition, painted outdoors in order to capture natural light effects and favoured a panoramic format for their paintings.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Friedrich Wilhelm SCHADOW Fanny Ebers 1826-27


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Wilhelm von Schadow ou Friedrich Wilhelm Schadow (1789-1862) est un peintre allemand de l'ère romantique. Il est le deuxième fils de Johann Gottfried Schadow.

Friedrich Wilhelm Schadow (1789-1862) was a German Romantic painter.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Gerard DAVID Archangel Gabriel - The Virgin Annunciate c.1510

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Né Gheeraedt, ou Geerart Janszoon, à Oudewater vers 1450, Gérard David semble avoir pris le prénom de son père David comme patronyme peu après son inscription à la guilde des imagiers et selliers de Bruges en 1484. Peintre, dessinateur et probablement miniaturiste classifié parmi les primitifs flamands, il est mort à Bruges le 13 août 1523.

Gerard David (c.1450-1523) was an Early Netherlandish painter and manuscript illuminator known for his brilliant use of color. Only a bare outline of his life survives, although some facts are known. He may have been the "Meester gheraet van brugghe" who became a master of the Antwerp guild in 1515. He was very successful in his lifetime and probably ran two workshops, in Antwerp and Bruges. His reputation diminished in the 17th century until he was rediscovered in the 19th century.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Maestro delle Storie del Pane - Husband and Wife of the Gozzadini Family c.1495


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This portrait and its pendant represent a husband and wife of the Gozzadini family of Bologna; the family's coat of arms appears prominently in both paintings. The inscribed architectural frieze in the background, which runs across both panels, attests to the commemorative function of the portraits: Probably made to celebrate a betrothal or marriage, the portraits contain numerous allusions to love and matrimony, such as the spray of flowers, known as pinks, held by the male sitter, and the fruit (perhaps a quince) held by his wife. The pelican and phoenix at lower left of the male portrait refer respectively to charity and resurrection - Christian virtues here associated with the sacrament of marriage. In the lower right corner of the female portrait are two rabbits and a girl confronting a unicorn, the former connoting fecundity and the latter chastity.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Pieter BRUEGHEL THE ELDER Massacre of the Innocents 1565-67

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Pieter Brueghel ou Bruegel dit l'Ancien (1525-1569) est un peintre et graveur brabançon. Avec Jan van Eyck, Jérôme Bosch et Pierre Paul Rubens, il est considéré comme l'une des quatre grandes figures de l'École flamande, et l'une des principales de l'École d'Anvers.

Pieter Bruegel (also Brueghel) the Elder (1525-1569) was the most significant artist of Dutch and Flemish Renaissance painting, a painter and printmaker from Brabant, known for his landscapes and peasant scenes (so called genre painting); he was a pioneer in both types of subject.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Pieter BRUEGHEL THE YOUNGER The Tax-collector's Office c.1615

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Pieter Brueghel le Jeune dit aussi Brueghel d'Enfer ou encore Pieter Brueghel (1564-1638) est un peintre brabançon de la Renaissance. Fils de Pieter Brueghel l'Ancien et frère de Jan Brueghel l'Ancien, il était surnommé « Brueghel d’Enfer » à cause d’un de ses thèmes favoris : les incendies. 

Pieter Brueghel the Younger or Pieter Bruegel the Younger (1564-1638) was a Flemish painter, known for numerous copies after his father Pieter Bruegel the Elder's work as well as his original compositions. The large output of his studio, which produced for the local and export market, contributed to the international spread of his father's imagery.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Charles Frederick LOWCOCK Evensong 1895

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Charles Frederick Lowcock (1878-1922) est un peintre britannique.

Charles Frederick Lowcock (1878-1922) was a British painter.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Leonardo DA VINCI (?) Isleworth Mona Lisa

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The Isleworth Mona Lisa is a painting of the same subject as Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. The painting is claimed by some to be partly an original work of Leonardo dating from the early 16th century.

La Mona Lisa d’Isleworth ou Mona Lisa antérieure , est un tableau attribué à Léonard de Vinci, réalisé au XVe ou au xvie siècle, qui représente un buste de femme ayant une très forte ressemblance avec la célèbre Joconde exposée au musée du Louvre à Paris. Ce tableau est souvent présenté comme une Mona Lisa antérieure.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Philip Hermogenes CALDERON Summer Berries 1883

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Philip Hermogenes Calderon (1833-1898) est un peintre britannique né en France.

Philip Hermogenes Calderon (1833-1898) was an English painter of French birth (mother) and Spanish (father) ancestry who initially worked in the Pre-Raphaelite style before moving towards historical genre. He was Keeper of the Royal Academy in London.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Christiano CRUZ Self-Portrait 1916

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Cristiano Cruz (1892-1951) est un peintre portuguais.

Cristiano Cruz (1892-1951) was a portugese painter.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

John Riley WILMER Piccarda 1919

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John Riley Wilmer (1883-1941) was the son of a Falmouth chemist and studied at Falmouth School of Art and with Charles Napier Hemy. He was also advised by Henry Scott Tuke and specialised in historical, religious and theatrical subjects, which he exhibited at the Royal Academy. Wilmer seems to have lived his life based at Falmouth and is buried in Falmouth cemetery. 

Friday, January 13, 2017

Marie SPARTALI STILLMAN Kelmscott Manor Feeding Doves in Kitchen Yard 1904

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Marie Euphrosyne Spartali, plus tard Stillman (1844-1927), est une peintre britannique d'ascendance grecque appartenant au préraphaélisme. Elle est probablement l'une des plus importantes artistes femmes de ce courant. Pendant une carrière de soixante ans, elle a produit plus de 100 œuvres, contribuant régulièrement aux expositions au Royaume-Uni et aux États-Unis.

Marie Euphrosyne Spartali, later Stillman (1844-1927), was a British Pre-Raphaelite painter of Greek descent, arguably the greatest female artist of that movement. During a sixty-year career, she produced over one hundred works, contributing regularly to exhibitions in Great Britain and the United States.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Marie SPARTALI STILLMAN How the Virgin Came to Brother Conrad of Offida and Laid her Son in his Arms 1892

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Marie Euphrosyne Spartali, plus tard Stillman (1844-1927), est une peintre britannique d'ascendance grecque appartenant au préraphaélisme. Elle est probablement l'une des plus importantes artistes femmes de ce courant. Pendant une carrière de soixante ans, elle a produit plus de 100 œuvres, contribuant régulièrement aux expositions au Royaume-Uni et aux États-Unis.

Marie Euphrosyne Spartali, later Stillman (1844-1927), was a British Pre-Raphaelite painter of Greek descent, arguably the greatest female artist of that movement. During a sixty-year career, she produced over one hundred works, contributing regularly to exhibitions in Great Britain and the United States.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Marie SPARTALI STILLMAN A Wreath of Roses 1880

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Marie Euphrosyne Spartali, plus tard Stillman (1844-1927), est une peintre britannique d'ascendance grecque appartenant au préraphaélisme. Elle est probablement l'une des plus importantes artistes femmes de ce courant. Pendant une carrière de soixante ans, elle a produit plus de 100 œuvres, contribuant régulièrement aux expositions au Royaume-Uni et aux États-Unis.

Marie Euphrosyne Spartali, later Stillman (1844-1927), was a British Pre-Raphaelite painter of Greek descent, arguably the greatest female artist of that movement. During a sixty-year career, she produced over one hundred works, contributing regularly to exhibitions in Great Britain and the United States.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Jan PROVOOST Allegory of Christianity

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Jean Provost, Jan Provost ou Jan Provoost (vers 1465-1529) était un peintre hainuyer.

Jan Provoost, or Jean Provost, or Jan Provost (1462/65-1529) was a Belgian painter born in Wallonië. He was one of the most famous Netherlandish painters of his generation.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Max RIMBOCK Christmas Interior

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Max Rimböck (1890 -1956) est un peintre allemand.

Max Rimböck (1890 -1956) was a German painter.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Lucas CRANACH Portrait of a Woman 1526

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Lucas Maler, dit Lucas Cranach l’Ancien, né le 4 octobre 1472 à Kronach et mort le 16 octobre 1553 à Weimar, est un peintre et graveur de la Renaissance allemande. Son patronyme dérive de celui de sa ville natale. Il est le père de Lucas Cranach le Jeune (1515 - 1586).

Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472 - 1553) was a German Renaissance painter and printmaker in woodcut and engraving.