Monthly Archives: December 2010

The Beggar known as the Club-foot by Jusepe de Ribera

Jusepe de Ribera, the Spanish painter, also known as José de Ribera was born in Játiba near Valencia in 1591.  After visiting Parma, Padua and Rome, he settled down in Naples in 1616, which in those days was under the … Continue reading

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The Burial of Atala by Girodet

A novella written in 1801 by the French writer Francois-René de Chateaubriand entitled Atala tells of the tragic love story of Chactas, a Natchez Indian and Atala the half-caste Christian daughter of Simagan, the chief of the Muscogees, an enemy … Continue reading

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The Marne at Chennevières by Camille Pissarro

The painting featured in My Daily Art Display can be found in Edinburgh at the National Gallery of Scotland.  It is entitled The Marne at Chennevières and is an oil on canvas  painting completed in 1864 by Camille Pissarro. Pissarro, … Continue reading

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Las Meninas, after Velazquez by Pablo Picasso

The last art gallery I visited when I was in Vienna earlier this month was the Albertina.  They were advertising two main exhibitions, one of Michaelangelo sketches and one of works by Picasso.  I made this gallery my last port … Continue reading

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Las Meninas by Velazquez

My Daily Art Display painting of the day is Las Meninas (the Maids of Honour), an oil on canvas work by Diego Rodriquez de Silva y Velázquez.  He completed this painting in 1656 just four years before his death at … Continue reading

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Portrait of Pope Leo X with Two Cardinals

There is a saying that “Art follows Money”.  By that, one means that the very rich can afford to buy the very best paintings and whereas once the major works of art headed to the USA they are now more … Continue reading

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The Nativity by Correggio

The name of many painters derives from their place of birth.  Today’s featured artist is no exception.  Antonio Allegri was born around 1490 in the Italian town of  Correggio, a small town a hundred miles south-east of Milan.  Little is … Continue reading

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