Jean-Jacques Scherrer: The Entrance of Joan of Arc into Orléans on 8th May 1429

The Entrance of Joan of Arc into Orléans on 8th May 1429 by Jean-Jacques Scherrer (1855-1916) depicts the historic moment when Joan of Arc led the French troops into Orléans in 1429. This painting captures the moment of triumph for Joan of Arc and her troops in their successful siege against the English forces. TheContinue reading “Jean-Jacques Scherrer: The Entrance of Joan of Arc into Orléans on 8th May 1429”

#FridayPainting: Joseph Farquharson “The Sun Peeped o’er yon Southland Hills”

His first love was always the Scottish Highlands. Joseph Farquharson RA (Royal Academy of Arts) was a Scottish painter, appreciated for his snowy landscapes with sheep, often set in morning or late afternoon light. His first love was always the Scottish Highlands, and he spent much of his time there, especially in the Cairngorms. JosephContinue reading “#FridayPainting: Joseph Farquharson “The Sun Peeped o’er yon Southland Hills””

Gustav Klimt: “Fulfillment (Stoclet Frieze)”

The 2023 Art Calendar Reveal On January 1st of every year, we have the Art Calendar Reveal.   It has been a tradition in our home for over 14 years, ever since I first discovered the page-a-day Art Gallery Calendar. This year, Gustav Klimt’s painting “Fulfillment” (Stoclet Frieze) completed between 1905 -1909 graced January 1, 2023. Continue reading “Gustav Klimt: “Fulfillment (Stoclet Frieze)””

National Galleries Scotland: A Hidden Van Gogh Self-Portrait

Happy New Year!  2022 was an extraordinary year for artistic endeavours and discoveries.   July 2022, Vincent Van Gogh’s Hidden Self Portrait caused a media sensation. I can only imagine the shock and excitement at the National Galleries Scotland with the discovery of a hidden Vincent Van Gogh self portrait behind the painting of HeadContinue reading “National Galleries Scotland: A Hidden Van Gogh Self-Portrait”

George Henry Boughton “The Lady of the Snows”

Merry Christmas! The Lady of the Snows by George Henry Boughton brings out the best of winter with the vibrant reds again the winter landscape. He has created a fashion statement perfect for an outing on Christmas Day. The background story is even more interesting. George Henry Boughton was born in 1833, in Norwich, England,Continue reading “George Henry Boughton “The Lady of the Snows””

GOLD: Christmas At The National Gallery– Gold in Paintings

To mark the month of December, ChasingART traveled virtually to The National Gallery to view Stories of Gold. This marvelous collection of videos came out in 2017 to celebrate this special time of year. The final video in the Gold at Christmas series explores the use of gold the 14th and 15th centuries. During theContinue reading “GOLD: Christmas At The National Gallery– Gold in Paintings”