Monthly Archives: December 2013

Fernando Botero

As we are in the middle of holiday celebrations I thought I would lighten my blog with an artist whose works always bring a smile to my face.  He is very popular, extremely talented and has a style of his … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Jane Gardner – the resolute and tenacious artist.

The artist I am looking at today is the American, Elizabeth Jane Gardner.  If you read my last blog, which was the conclusion of the life of the French Academic painter William Bouguerau, you will know that Gardner was his … Continue reading

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Adolphe-William Bouguerau. Part 3. A change of genre

This is my third and final look at the life and works of the Classical French artist, Adolphe-William Bouguereau.  In Part 1, I looked at his History painting Dante and Virgil and in Part 2 looked at one of his … Continue reading

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Adolphe-William Bouguereau. Part 2 – The painter of Religious Scenes and his painting The Flagellation of Christ

My blog today looks at another of Bouguereau’s great history paintings.  This is one of his religious works and has all the ferocity of his painting Dante and Virgil, which I featured in my last blog.  Whether you are a … Continue reading

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Adolphe-William Bouguereau. Part 1 – The History Painter and his painting, Dante and Virgil

In my next three blogs I want to look at the life and some of the works of one of the greatest and most prolific nineteenth century French painters, Adolphe-William Bouguereau.   At a time when many of his contemporaries were … Continue reading

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Judith Leyster and Tulip madness

Of my featured artist today, the Dutch Golden Age writer and poet Theodorus Schrevelius wrote in his 1648 book about the history of Haarlem entitled Harlemias: “…There also have been many experienced women in the field of painting who are still … Continue reading

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