#FridayPainting: Amedeo Modigliani “The Woman with Red Hair”

“It is your duty in life to save your dream.” Amedeo Modigliani Amedeo Modigliani The Woman with Red Hair 1917 I purchased my first Art Calendar back in 2008 when I came across it quite by accident when meandering through the aisles of my favourite book store. The kind of book store that has bigContinue reading “#FridayPainting: Amedeo Modigliani “The Woman with Red Hair””

#FridayPainting: Edward Burne-Jones “Portrait of Margaret Burne-Jones” Daughter of the Artist

“The more materialistic science becomes, the more angels shall I paint. Their wings are my protest in favor of the immortality of the soul.” Edward Burne-Jones What is a portrait? Whether a painting, photograph, sculpture, poster or mural, the artist’s intention is to create an image, in which the face is predominant, that presents theContinue reading “#FridayPainting: Edward Burne-Jones “Portrait of Margaret Burne-Jones” Daughter of the Artist”

#FridayPainting: Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun “Portrait of Marguerite Porporati”

Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun Painted over 600 portraits and 200 landscapes. She was a powerhouse.

#FridayPainting: Charles Auguste Émile Durand aka Carolus-Duran “Portrait de Mme Carolus-Duran, née Pauline Croizette”

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 Republic France. Born on July 4, 1837 in Lille, a city in the northern part of France, in French Flanders, Carolus-Duran was the son ofContinue reading “#FridayPainting: Charles Auguste Émile Durand aka Carolus-Duran “Portrait de Mme Carolus-Duran, née Pauline Croizette””

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 is not he who is revealed by the painter; it is rather the painter who, on the coloured canvas, reveals himself.” Oscar Wilde, The PictureContinue reading “What is a Portrait?”

#FridayPainting: English photographer “Portrait of Virginia Woolf”

My #FridayPainting was not a painting at all.  It was a photograph. The question that came to me: when did photography become art? Perhaps the better question is: when did the art community accept photography as art? When photography first appeared, art galleries believed that photography was a craft and photographers were technicians. Photography became extremelyContinue reading “#FridayPainting: English photographer “Portrait of Virginia Woolf””