#FridayPainting: Peter Paul Rubens “The Triumphal Chariot of Kallo”

Sir Peter Paul Rubens is one of the most important painters in European art history. He created 2,500 compositions and approximately 10,000 works of art: paintings, drawings, book illustrations and even tapestries. Rubens’s compositions reference classical and Christian history. His Baroque style accentuated movement, colour, and sensuality, all of which are found in “The TriumphalContinue reading “#FridayPainting: Peter Paul Rubens “The Triumphal Chariot of Kallo””

#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 moments. Paul Cézanne forged the pathway for the transition from the 19th-century conception of artistic endeavour to a radically different world of art for theContinue 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 a painter? With that decision, his life evolved. He met Georges Seurat in 1884. Georges Seurat developed the technique of applying small strokes or dotsContinue 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. The work permanently resides in the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague. The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli. The work resides in the Uffizi GalleryContinue 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 my 2021 Art Calendar. I sense, within this beautiful and complex painting, a poignant farewell to a year of many events and happenings. My 2022Continue 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 of Jesus. These two panels were once part of a large altarpiece, placed to the left and right above a central painting and held withinContinue reading “#FridayPainting: Fra Angelico “Annunciatory Angel””