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What is a Portrait?

What is a portrait? “Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter. The sitter is merely the accident, the occasion. It … Continue reading What is a Portrait?

#FridayPainting: Vjekoslav Karas “Young Woman with a Mandolin”

Have you ever heard of Vjekoslav Karas? I confess that I had never heard of this artist before I turned the calendar from June 2nd to June 3rd a couple … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Vjekoslav Karas “Young Woman with a Mandolin”

#FridayPainting: Rembrandt van Rijn “Portrait of Saskia van Uylenburgh”

Today, I want to introduce you to Saskia van Uylenburgh, the wife of Rembrandt van Rijn, who lived from 1612 to 1642. Saskia was born in the city of Leeuwarden, … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Rembrandt van Rijn “Portrait of Saskia van Uylenburgh”

#FridayPainting: Vincent Van Gogh “Starry Night over the Rhône”

Vincent van Gogh, in his own words… “Be clearly aware of the stars and infinity on high. Then life seems almost enchanted after all.” Vincent Van Gogh “I don’t know … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Vincent Van Gogh “Starry Night over the Rhône”

#FridayPainting: Juan Roig y Soler “Two Spanish Dancers”

Juan Roig y Soler is an unknown name to me. To find information about his life and art, I happened upon Wikipedia in Spanish. I used a translator app to … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Juan Roig y Soler “Two Spanish Dancers”

#FridayPainting: Vincent van Gogh “Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear and Pipe”

“A great fire burns within me, but no one stops to warm themselves at it, and passers-by only see a wisp of smoke” Today, I met up with my sister, … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Vincent van Gogh “Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear and Pipe”

#FridayPainting: Leonardo da Vinci “The Mona Lisa”

“A lotta cats copy the Mona Lisa, but people still line up to see the original.” Louis Armstrong Ah, the Mona Lisa, by Leonardo da Vinci, is the quintessential archetypal … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Leonardo da Vinci “The Mona Lisa”