Monthly Archives: May 2011

Portrait of Savonarola by Fra Bartolomeo

Baccio della Porta was nicknamed as such due to his house being near the Porta (“Gate”) San Pier Gattolini.  He would be later known as Fra Bartolomeo.  He was born in Savignano di Prato, a town in Tuscany in 1472.  As … Continue reading

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The Artist’s Studio by Johann Georg Platzer

My featured artist for My Daily Arty Display is the Austrian painter and draughtsman, Johann Georg Platzer, who was born in 1704 in St Paul in Eppan,  a small village in the South Tyrol, Austria.  He came from a family … Continue reading

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Autumn by Jean-Baptiste Pillement

On my journeys abroad I have always tried to visit the major public galleries, such as the Prado in Madrid, the Louvre in Paris and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York but I have never ever visited private … Continue reading

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The Art Student (Miss Josephine Nivison) by Robert Henri

Robert Henri, a leading figure of the Ashcan School in art, was born Robert Henri Cozad in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1865.  His father John Cozad was a real estate developer and founded the town of Cozaddale, Ohio and later when … Continue reading

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Portrait of Wally by Egon Schiele

My Daily Art Display today is a continuation from yesterday’s life of Egon Schiele so if you have just landed on today’s page, it would be worthwhile for you to look at yesterday’s blog before reading today’s offering. The story … Continue reading

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Woman with Homunculus by Egon Schiele

The best laid plans of mice and men….. etc etc.   I had intended to travel to London yesterday and visit a couple of art galleries including the Queens Gallery to see the Dutch Landscape exhibition but because of a certain … Continue reading

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A Man aged 38 by Lucas van Leyden

My Daily Art Display for today returns to portraiture.   The oil on canvas painting is entitled A Man aged 38 and is by the Dutch artist Lucas van Leyden.  Along with the likes of Gossaert and Massys he was looked … Continue reading

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