Monthly Archives: September 2012

Bathers at Moritzburg by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

My last three blogs looked at Italian Renaissance paintings but today, and in my next blog, I want to move in a completely different artistic direction and look at the life and work of a man who is widely acknowledged … Continue reading

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The Resurrection by Piero della Francesca

For today’s blog I am staying with Italian Renaissance art and looking at a work by, some say, the greatest Early Renaissance painter, Piero della Francesca.  This is the second time I have featured this artist in one of my … Continue reading

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The Transfiguration by Raphael

In my last blog I looked at The Raising of Lazarus by Sebastiano del Piombo and talked about how this and a painting by Raphael, entitled Transfiguration, had been commissioned in 1517 by Cardinal Giulio de’ Medici as a high … Continue reading

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The Raising of Lazarus by Sebastiano del Piombo

My next two blogs feature paintings by two different artists, commissioned almost at the same time by the same person, one of which is often looked upon as the greatest painting ever. My featured artist today is Sebastiano Luciani, who … Continue reading

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The Slave Market by Jean-Léon Gérôme

Today I am returning to the nineteenth century French academicism painter and sculptor Jean-Léon Gérôme, looking at his early life and featuring one of his works.  I had previously featured this artist in My Daily Art Display of February 10th … Continue reading

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The Clothed Maja and The Nude Maja by Goya

I ended my last blog with the tantalising statement: “…I will offer you a work by another famous Spanish artist, Francisco Goya, and tell you about the connection it has with myself, as a naughty schoolboy, and my first sighting … Continue reading

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An Old Woman Cooking Eggs by Velazquez

My featured painting today is another by Velazquez.  It is entitled An Old Woman Cooking Eggs and Velazquez completed it in 1618.  It is an example of his kitchen scene creations which he made popular in the early seventeenth century … Continue reading

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