Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Four Elements: Air by Joachim Beuckelaer

Over the last few days I have featured the set of four paintings by the Flemish artist Joachim Beuckelaer entitled The Four Elements.  On the first day the painting was subtitled “Water” and yesterday the subtitle of the painting was … Continue reading

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The Four Elements: Earth by Joachim Beuckelaer

Today I am featuring the second of a set of four paintings entitled The Four Elements.  This painting completed by Joachim Buckelaer in 1569 is entitled The Four Elements: Earth.  In this painting we are again standing in front of … Continue reading

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The Four Elements: Water by Joachim Beuckelaer

Over the next four days I want to show you a set of four paintings by the Flemish painter Joachim Beuckelaer.  His favoured painting genres were still lifes and market and kitchen scenes.  Beuckelaer was born in Antwerp in 1533 … Continue reading

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The Effects of Intemperance by Jan Steen

I have featured many paintings, mainly by Dutch or Flemish artists, which try and have an embedded moral message in their works of art.  Often it is about the dangers of drinking too much, which is a subject painters from … Continue reading

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Nymphs by a Fountain by Sir Peter Lely

Peter Lely, a Dutch Baroque painter, was born in Soest, a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, in 1618.  He was actually born with the name Pieter van der Faes.  His mother Abigael van Vliet came from a wealthy Utrecht family and his … Continue reading

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The Martyrdom of the Ten Thousand by Albrecht Dürer

The Martyrdom of the Ten Thousand by Albrecht Dürer (1508) This picture fascinated me.  It is a very disturbing work of art.    It was full of everything going on and one could spend ages looking at all the details of the … Continue reading

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The Death of Cleopatra by Guido Cagnacci

The Death of Cleopatra by Guido Cagnacci (1660)  My Daily Art Display today features not one but two paintings.  Both are by the same artist Guido Cagnacci and both have the same theme, namely, the death of Cleopatra.  Guido Cagnacci … Continue reading

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