Monthly Archives: March 2011

A Smith shoeing an Ox by Karel Du Jardin

Although I am not a great lover of London and would absolutely hate to live there as it so crowded.   I guess that is an age thing!   I know that when you are young you love the vibrancy of … Continue reading

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Reclining Girl by François Boucher

There is always some debate with regards paintings and nudity and what is appropriate and what is inappropriate and whether the depiction is merely erotic or crosses the line and becomes pornographic.  There has been much discussion about today’s painting … Continue reading

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The Swing by Jean-Honoré Fragonard

The Rococo style of art was characterised by lightness, grace, playfulness and intimacy and emerged out of France around the beginning of the 18th century and in the following century spread throughout Europe.  The actual word rococo is thought to … Continue reading

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The Brown Boy by Sir Joshua Reynolds

My Daily Art Display today moves away from symbolism and interpretation and allegorical tales.  Today we have a simple portrait by an artist who was one of the greatest influences on English painting.  His name was Sir Joshua Reynolds.   His … Continue reading

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The Peasant Dance by Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Today for My Daily Art Display, I return, after too long an absence,  to one of my favourite painters, Pieter Bruegel the Elder.  I want to look at his painting the Peasant Dance which is not dated but thought to … Continue reading

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Minerva Expelling the Vices from the Garden of Virtue by Andrea Mantegna

Nowadays,  whenever we switch on the television, we are bombarded by property shows and house renovations programmes, all wanting to know what our ideal house would be and suggesting how we should utilise the interior space of our dream home.  … Continue reading

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The Portinari Triptych by Hugo van der Goes

Today My Daily Art Display looks at the oil on wood triptych painting by the Flemish artist Hugo van Goes known as the Portinari Altarpiece or the Portinari Triptych.   It was completed around 1475 and can now be found in … Continue reading

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