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#FridayPainting: Paul Cézanne “Still Life with Fruit Dish”

Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse were in accord in their estimation of Paul Cézanne when they remarked Paul Cézanne “is the father of us all”. In history, there are pivotal … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Paul Cézanne “Still Life with Fruit Dish”

#FridayPainting: Paul Signac “The Papal Palace in Avignon”

“The art of the colourist has in some ways elements of mathematics and music.” Paul Signac Paul Signac was studying architecture when he had a better idea. Why not become … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Paul Signac “The Papal Palace in Avignon”

#FridayPainting 2022

Happy New Year! Welcome to the first #FridayPainting of 2022, which unveils two magnificent paintings. The 2022 Art Calendar welcomed me with “Girl with a Pearl Earring” by Johannes Vermeer. … Continue reading #FridayPainting 2022

#FridayPainting: John William Waterhouse “Destiny”

Happy New Year! We have come to New Year’s Eve and await the arrival of a new year – 2022. “Destiny” by John William Waterhouse is the last painting in … Continue reading #FridayPainting: John William Waterhouse “Destiny”

#FridayPainting: Fra Angelico “Annunciatory Angel”

Merry Christmas Eve with Fra Angelico The Annunciation represents the biblical story in which Archangel Gabriel announces to the Virgin Mary that she has been chosen to be the mother … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Fra Angelico “Annunciatory Angel”

#FridayPainting: Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell “A Lady in Black”

I love hats! When I turned over my art calendar for December 6, 2021, I knew without looking ahead that Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell’s “A Lady in Black” would be … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell “A Lady in Black”

#FridayPainting: Clémence Roth, “Little Girl with Orange”

Clémence Roth‘s “Little Girl with an Orange” reminds me of my childhood when I visited open air markets with my mother, Frances. Oranges always caught my attention. The colour orange … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Clémence Roth, “Little Girl with Orange”

#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”