Monthly Archives: August 2012

View at Narni by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

Today I want to focus on the early life of one of the greatest nineteenth century French landscape painters, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot.  He was one of the leaders of the Barbizon School and a master of plein air painting.   The Barbizon … Continue reading

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The Melun Diptych by Jean Fouquet

In my last blog I looked at an altarpiece by Michael Pacher and discussed terms such as diptych, triptych and polyptych, which all referred to panel paintings which were hinged together.  Although we looked at a triptych altarpiece this form … Continue reading

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The Altarpiece of the Church Fathers by Michael Pacher

For My Daily Art Display today I am going to look at an altarpiece by the fifteenth century Austrian painter and sculptor Michael Pacher.  As far as I can remember, I have only presented one other altarpiece in my blog … Continue reading

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Maga’s Daughter by Andrew Wyeth

Today I am returning to an artist I first featured almost twenty months ago.  The artist in question is Andrew Wyeth and in My Daily Art Display of January 3rd 2011 I looked at his famous work entitled Christina’s World.  … Continue reading

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James Tissot and Kathleen Newton

My blog today is the second part of the life of the French painter James Tissot.  In my last offering I looked at one of his beautiful and unusual religious paintings and I told you a little about the life … Continue reading

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What Our Lord Saw from the Cross by James Tissot

My blog today is the first of a two part look at the life and art work of Jacques-Joseph Tissot, later to be known as James Tissot.  In this first part I will look at his life and a religious … Continue reading

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The Family Portraits of Franz von Lenbach

My recent blogs have in some ways been connected.  I will be in the middle of researching one artist when I come across another, who I feel I just cannot ignore and so my next featured artist has already been … Continue reading

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