Monthly Archives: June 2011

The Souvenir by Jean-Honoré Fragonard

My Daily Art Display featured artist of the day is Jean-Honoré Fragonard, the French painter whose scenes of frivolity and gallantry are the finest examples of the Rococo spirit.  The Rococo style of art was characterised by lightness, grace, playfulness … Continue reading

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The Fairy Feller’s Master-Stroke by Richard Dadd

My Daily Art Display featured painting today is a very strange one.  It is Bosch-like in its depiction and I find it fascinating, part of the fascination coming from the story that comes with it.  The painting is entitled The … Continue reading

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The Father’s Curse and The Punished Son by Jean-Baptiste Greuze

My Daily Art Display today looks at a work by the French painter Jean-Baptiste Greuze.  His work was praised by the French philosopher and writer Denis Diderot who claimed that Greuze’s paintings were, as he succinctly put it, “morality in … Continue reading

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Portrait of Andrea Odoni by Lorenzo Lotto

The featured artist in My Daily Art Display today is Lorenzo Lotto. He was born in Venice around 1480 and although little is known of his early life we but we know that he was greatly influenced by the works … Continue reading

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Charity by William-Adolphe Bouguereau

It used to be the “in thing” when one talked about what one was studying to reel off a list of “-ologys”.  It always sounded very impressive.  In the art world there is the tendency to group artists in “-isms” and not … Continue reading

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The White House at Chelsea by Thomas Girtin

From Tudor-period portraiture by a Flemish artist yesterday, I am switching today to a landscape painting by an English Artist.  My Daily Art Display’s featured artist today is Thomas Girtin who was born in Southwark, London in 1775.  Girtin was … Continue reading

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Mary Neville, Baroness Dacre by Hans Eworth

My Daily Art Display today is a story of three people, the artist the woman who sat for her portrait and the man shown in a picture within the painting.  The featured artist today is the sixteenth century Flemish painter, … Continue reading

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