Monthly Archives: May 2012

Portrait of a Woman by Bartolomeo Veneto

I have over the past blogs featured paintings of a women whose facial beauty I find quite stunning and have commented at length on their great beauty.  Two especially come to mind, Jeunesse Dorée by Gerard Brockhurst (My Daily Art … Continue reading

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The Vicar of Wakefield Reconciling his Wife to Olivia by Gilbert Stuart Newton

Today I am going to look at the life and one of the paintings of the Canadian born artist Gilbert Stuart Newton.  Newton was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, one of twelve children in 1797.  His father, Henry Newton, who … Continue reading

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Winter Harmony by John Henry Twachtman

When we hear the word Impressionism we immediately think of French painters such as Monet, Renoir, Cassatt, Degas et al, but how much do we know about American Impressionists and their works?  How did the Impressionism Movement become important for … Continue reading

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Disappointed Love by Francis Danby

Francis Danby was an English painter, born in 1793, in a small village near Waterford, Ireland, where his father owned a farm.  When he was fourteen years of age his father died and he along with his mother and twin … Continue reading

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Hope by George Frederic Watts

George Frederic Watts was a Victorian painter and sculptor who was closely associated in his later years with the Symbolism Movement.  Symbolism came about in the 1880’s but by the end of the century it had almost died away having … Continue reading

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Peasant Girl Lighting a Fire. Frost, by Camille Pissarro

My Daily Art Display’s featured painting today is entitled Peasant Girl Lighting a Fire. Frost, which was painted by Camille Pissarro in 1888 and can now be found in the Musée d’Orsay in Paris.  At this time Pissarro was still … Continue reading

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Francesca da Rimini by Ary Scheffer

What is your perception of Hell?  Do you think of it as a huge furnace full of burning souls, or simply a place of deprivation?  We do not know and I don’t believe we will ever know what it is … Continue reading

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