#FridayPainting: “Surprised” by Henri J.F. Rousseau

“When I go out into the countryside and see the sun and the green and everything flowering, I say to myself, Yes indeed, all that belongs to me!” Henri J.F. Rousseau “Rousseau was a self-taught amateur artist who took up painting as a hobby. He viewed his painting very seriously, despite facing ridicule from someContinue reading “#FridayPainting: “Surprised” by Henri J.F. Rousseau”

At the Rijksmuseum with Jean Baptiste Vanmour: “The First Day of School”

Welcome to September and the Beginning of a New School Year! September is my favouite month of the year, which dates back to my childhood. September signaled back to school and a new year of learning. With the warmth of summer fun still with me, I organized my school supplies and set up a newContinue reading “At the Rijksmuseum with Jean Baptiste Vanmour: “The First Day of School””

#FridayPainting: Vincent Van Gogh “Tree Roots” His Last Painting

What can be done – you see I usually try to be quite good-humoured, but my life, too, is attacked at the very root, my step also is faltering. I feared – not completely – but a little nonetheless – that I was a danger to you, living at your expense – but Jo’s letterContinue reading “#FridayPainting: Vincent Van Gogh “Tree Roots” His Last Painting”

#Friday Painting: Joseph Mallory William Turner, “The Grand Canal – Venice”

“It is only when we are no longer fearful that we begin to create.” J.M.W. Turner Venice, from the Porch of Madonna della Saluteca. 1835 “I don’t paint so that people will understand me, I paint to show what a particular scene looks like.” J.M.W. Turner “Turner drew on his considerable experience as a marineContinue reading “#Friday Painting: Joseph Mallory William Turner, “The Grand Canal – Venice””

#FridayPainting: Home and the Homeless by Thomas Faed

Thomas Faed and his brothers, John and James, made a substantial contribution to Scottish painting through their scenes from Scottish history and contemporary domestic life. Their sister Susan Bell Faed (1827-1909) was also a painter and was often used as a model by her brothers. The circulation of prints made after the brothers’ paintings increasedContinue reading “#FridayPainting: Home and the Homeless by Thomas Faed”

GLAM & The Lost-Wax Casting Process

Significant portions of the data and images belong to the public “for the benefit of all the people, forever” in line with the CMA’s mission to  create transformative experiences through art. Cleveland Museum of Art Times are changing! We now live in a world that offers seemingly unlimited access to what was previously only availableContinue reading “GLAM & The Lost-Wax Casting Process”