Monthly Archives: July 2011

A Stormy Landscape by Meindert Hobbema

Meindert Hobbema was thought to have been born in 1638 in Amsterdam but there are varied opinions on this fact.  The name “Hobbema” was his own invention as his father’s name was Lubbert Meyndert.  He was the great landscape painter … Continue reading

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A Storm with a Shipwreck by Claude-Joseph Vernet

I spent the last couple of days in London and whilst there visited a couple of art displays.  Unfortunately, with previous commitments tying up my time on one day I had a limited exposure to the beautiful world of art.  … Continue reading

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Fur Traders descending the Missouri by George Caleb Bingham

For My Daily Art Display today I cross the Atlantic and return to the nineteenth century in order to discover the art of George Caleb Bingham.  Bingham was born in 1811 in Augusta County Virginia.  He was the second of … Continue reading

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The Broken Pitcher by Jean-Baptiste Greuze

This is my second painting featuring the artist Jean-Baptiste Greuze, the first being on June 28th.  However today’s painting is very different in comparison to my first offering. Greuze was born in Tournus, a Burgundian town on the banks of the River … Continue reading

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The Rhinoceros by Pietro Longhi

My Daily Art Display painting of the day is one which when once seen will never be forgotten.  Not necessarily for the breathtaking art but for the unusual subject of the painting.  My featured painting to today is The Rhinoceros … Continue reading

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Hard Times by Sir Hubert von Herkomer

My featured artist today is the German painter Hubert von Herkomer.  He was born in 1849 in Waal, a small town in southern Bavaria.  He was an only child.  His father Lorenz was a talented wood carver and his mother … Continue reading

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Crossing at the Schreckenstein by Ludwig Richter

About five or six years ago I was fortunate enough to be having a short break in Europe  and one of my journeys was from Dresden to Prague, partly by boat on the river Elbe and partly by train.  The … Continue reading

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