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#FridayPainting: Jan Steen “As the Old Sing, So Pipe the Young”

“As the Old Sing, So Pipe the Young” is a scene of pure joy. Laughter, singing, eating and the feeling of belonging welcomes me to join in the merriment. The … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Jan Steen “As the Old Sing, So Pipe the Young”

#FridayPainting: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec “Margot”

My Art Calendar painting for November 19, 2021 was a surprise. I would never have guessed that the artist was Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. If Margot had been captured in one … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec “Margot”

#FridayPainting: Dante Gabriel Rossetti “Joan of Arc Kisses the Sword of Liberation”

Dante Gabriel Rossetti is described as an English poet, illustrator, painter, and translator, and member of the Rossetti family. The last phrase “member of the Rossetti family” ignited my curiosity. … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Dante Gabriel Rossetti “Joan of Arc Kisses the Sword of Liberation”

#FridayPainting: Bessie MacNicol “Two Sisters”

Tonight I am traveling virtually to Glasgow, Scotland, the port city on the River Clyde in Scotland’s western Lowlands. There is an artistic energy that vibrates in a city renowned … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Bessie MacNicol “Two Sisters”

#FridayPainting: Charles Auguste Émile Durand aka Carolus-Duran “Portrait of Jules Marx”

Charles Auguste Émile Durand, known as Carolus-Duran was a French painter and art instructor. Well connected, he was renowned for his stylish depictions of members of high society in Third … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Charles Auguste Émile Durand aka Carolus-Duran “Portrait of Jules Marx”

#FridayPainting: Frederick Carl Frieseke “Afternoon Tea on the Terrace”

“Afternoon Tea on the Terrace” brings back many vivid memories, although I have never worn the bonnets, petticoats and full skirts of the era depicted. As for sitting on a … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Frederick Carl Frieseke “Afternoon Tea on the Terrace”

#FridayPainting: Leo Putz “Lady in Blue”

Leo Putz was sixteen when he entered the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich. His father, who was convinced of his son’s extraordinary artistic gift, sent him to the Académie Julian … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Leo Putz “Lady in Blue”

#FridayPainting: Gustav Klimt “Lady with Hat and Feather Boa”

“I have the gift of neither the spoken nor the written word, especially if I have to say something about myself or my work. Whoever wants to know something about … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Gustav Klimt “Lady with Hat and Feather Boa”

#FridayPainting: French Photographer “Colette”

“You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.” Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, (1873-1954) was a French author, mime, actress, journalist and woman of letters. Known simply as ‘Colette”, … Continue reading #FridayPainting: French Photographer “Colette”

Théophile van Rysselberghe “Young Woman on the Banks of the Greve River”

Where is the Greve River? Théophile aka “Théo” van Rysselberghe (1862-1926) was a Belgian neo-impressionist painter, so I assumed that the Greve River was in Belgian. A quick internet search … Continue reading Théophile van Rysselberghe “Young Woman on the Banks of the Greve River”

#FridayPainting: Georges Barbier “Eventails”

“Eventails” by Georges Barbier sent me back to the flamboyant time of the roaring 20’s, when economic prosperity brought artistic and cultural dynamism to the world. From Berlin to Chicago, … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Georges Barbier “Eventails”