Monthly Archives: October 2011

Nebuchadnezzar by William Blake

My Daily Art Display today looks at the life and works of one of England’s most controversial artists.  He was not just an artist, illustrator and printer, he was also a renowned poet.  The controversial nature of this person derives … Continue reading

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The Cottage Dooryard by Adriaen van Ostade

After looking at the younger of the two brothers, Isack, yesterday I am switching my attention to the elder and more famous brother Adriaen van Ostade.  Adriaen was born in Haarlem in 1610, eleven years before the birth of his … Continue reading

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Winter Scene by Isack van Ostade

Over the next two blogs I am going to take a look at two Flemish artists who besides being highly talented were brothers.   They were the van Ostade brothers.  Today I am going to feature Isack, who was the lesser … Continue reading

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Queen Charlotte with her Two Eldest Sons by Allan Ramsay

Britain is very fortunate to have so many art galleries.  Although if one lives in London I suppose one has the cream of the crop but dotted throughout the land there are some excellent art establishments.  One of the richest … Continue reading

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The Anaemic Lady by Samuel van Hoogstraten

As promised a while back, today I am going feature another painting by the Dutch artist Samuel van Hoogstraten and at the same time have a look at his life story. Samuel Dirksz van Hoogstraten was born in Dordrecht, Holland … Continue reading

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Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat

Today I am starting My Daily Art Display blog by introducing you to some new “isms” which have a connection with what is to follow.  They are Post-Impressionism, Neo-Impressionism, Pointillism and Divisionism and they all are connected in some way … Continue reading

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The Pond at Montfoucault by Camille Pissarro

As promised yesterday my blog today carries on looking at the life of Camille Pissarro and one of his later paintings. In 1872 Pissarro returned to Pontoise, where he once again set up home.   His friendship with Cézanne was re-established … Continue reading

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