Monthly Archives: January 2011

Sad Inheritance by Joaquín Sorolla

 My Daily Art Display artist of the day is the Spanish prolific painter and illustrator, Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida who was born in Valencia in 1863.  Both his father, also named Joaquin and his mother Concepción died of cholera when … Continue reading

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Woman in a Yellow Dress by Max Kurzweil

It is would be quite easy for me to play safe and just offer you works of art by famous painters but one of the things I like doing most with My Daily Art  Display is to discover and highlight … Continue reading

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Child in a Straw Hat by Mary Cassatt

Today my painting for My Daily Art Display is a work of art by the American artist Mary Cassatt.   She was born in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, which is now part of Pittsburgh, in 1844 and was the fourth of seven children, … Continue reading

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Dead Christ Supported by the Madonna and St John; (Pietà) by Giovanni Bellini

Some time ago I talked about Madonna and Child genre of paintings and said that I believed that, as far as religious paintings were concerned, they were the most prolific type of religious art throughout the ages.  Other highly popular … Continue reading

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Judgement of Cambyses and the Flaying of Sisamnes by Gerard David

Once again I apologise to all of you who do not like the sight of blood as today’s offering is not for the squeamish !   My Daily Art Display painting for today is a diptych consisting of two oil on … Continue reading

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Saint Francis in the Desert by Giovanni Bellini

After yesterday’s rather sad and depressing painting I thought I would try and raise my spirits (and yours) with a picture which has uplifted the spirits of many who have seen it at the Frick Collection in New York. It is … Continue reading

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The Beggar Boy by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo

On December 31st the painting of the day was The Beggar known as the Club-foot by Ribera.  It was a painting of a smiling boy, despite his physical disability, on his way to town to beg for food.  Today’s painting … Continue reading

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