Monthly Archives: August 2011

Mademoiselle Lange as Danaë and Mademoiselle Lange as Venus by Anne-Louis Girodet

My Daily Art Display today has the slight whiff of scandal about it, or to be more precise, about the sitter for the painting.  It is a tale of two paintings, a disgruntled sitter and a furious artist.   The title … Continue reading

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Religious Procession in Kursk Province by Ilya Repin

Ilya Efimovich Repin was born in 1844 in the town of Chuhuiv, now part of eastern Ukraine.  His parents were a family of military settlers.  Military Settlements in thise days were places which allowed the combination of military service and … Continue reading

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Madame de Ventadour with Portraits of Louis XIV and his Heirs by The French School

For My Daily Art Display today I am returning to French art and a painting which is attributed to the French School around 1720.  The title of the work is Madame de Ventadour with Portraits of Louis XIV and his … Continue reading

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The Life of Man by Jan Steen

My Daily Art Display today is about two paintings and the reason I am looking at two is because the second one, which is a copy of the first by a different artist, is almost identical but not quite and … Continue reading

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Gathering on the Terrace at 47 Downshire Hill, Hampstead by Richard Carline

If you go back to My Daily Art Display for August 5th and the painting by Sir Stanley Spencer, you will find a mention of Richard Carline, as Spencer married his sister Hilda.   Richard Carline was born in Oxford into … Continue reading

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Die Teufelsbrücke or the Devil’s Bridge by Karl Blechen

I will start My Daily Art Display today with a look at a local folklore that of the Devil’s Bridge.  Like most folklore there is not simply one version of the tale but many different versions of it depending on … Continue reading

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Dordrecht Harbour by Moonlight by Aelbert Cuyp

I am putting religion and religious paintings behind me today and I am going to feature a truly beautiful riverscape painting by one of my favourite artists, Aelbert Cuyp.   I really cannot get enough of this man’s paintings.  Whether it … Continue reading

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