Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Irish Girl and The English Boy by Ford Madox Brown

The other day I went to Manchester to see the Ford Madox Brown exhibition at the Manchester Art Gallery.  The exhibition opened on September 24th and runs until January 29th 2012 and I strongly recommend you make the effort to visit … Continue reading

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Flagellation of Christ by Piero della Francesca

My Daily Art Display today has me in a quandary.  When I choose a painting for the day I have to spend a number of hours researching the artist, the painting and the subject of the painting and then try … Continue reading

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Rebecca and Eleazar at the Well by Giovanni Battista Piazzetta

Today I am returning to Italy for My Daily Art Display painting.  It is a painting based on a biblical tale and one that features the work of the Venetian rococo painter of religious subjects, Giovanni Battista Piazzetta.  Piazzetta was … Continue reading

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Madonna of the Steps by Nicolas Poussin

“..Poussin is without question one of the greatest of all French painters whose influence on the development of European Art from the 17th Century onwards cannot be overstated. Like Titian before him and his contemporaries Caravaggio and Velazquez, he developed … Continue reading

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The Martyrdom of Saint Erasmus by Nicolas Poussin

Today My Daily Art Display looks again at an artist who many believe was the greatest French painter and the leader and dominant inspiration of the classical tradition in French painting.  His name is Nicolas Poussin.   Poussin was born of … Continue reading

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The Exhibition Stare Case, Somerset House by Thomas Rowlandson

My Daily Art Display today is something different from the usual paintings I feature.  It is a print by the English artist and caricaturist, Thomas Rowlandson.  In some ways it reminds me of what is termed the “saucy” seaside postcards which … Continue reading

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Miss Murray by Sir Thomas Lawrence

My Daily Art Display looks at a work by one of the greatest English portrait painters.  His name was Thomas Lawrence, later to become Sir Thomas Lawrence.   He was born in Bristol in 1769.  His father, also called Thomas, was … Continue reading

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