#FridayPainting: Paul Berthon “Sarah Bernhardt”

“Life begets life. Energy creates energy.” Sarah Bernhardt I was drawn to Paul Berthon’s lithograph before I knew he had captured the face of the renowned Sarah Bernhardt, arguably the … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Paul Berthon “Sarah Bernhardt”

#FridayPainting: Koloman Moser “Vision of Eternity”

Simplicity lies not in omission, but in synthesis.” Koloman Moser I confess that I have no idea how this painting reflects a “Vision of Eternity” other than the woman appears … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Koloman Moser “Vision of Eternity”

#FridayPainting: John Melhuish Strudwick “Saint Cecilia”

Saint Cecilia is known as a patron of music and musicians. Legend has it that when the musicians played at her wedding, Cecilia sang to the Divine. November 22nd is … Continue reading #FridayPainting: John Melhuish Strudwick “Saint Cecilia”

#FridayPainting: Joos van Cleve (1485 -1541) “Queen Eleanor of France”

Joos van Cleve (1485 -1541) was celebrated for his traditional techniques of Early Netherlandish painting which was influenced by more contemporary Renaissance painting styles. He was a leading painter active … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Joos van Cleve (1485 -1541) “Queen Eleanor of France”

The Galleria dell’Accademia & The Statue of David

Today, in 1584, Michelangelo‘s Statue of David was unveiled in Florence. Florence 2004, the Budd family travelled to Italy. The timing was serendipitous. The Statue of David restoration had just … Continue reading The Galleria dell’Accademia & The Statue of David

Winter in Russia with Konstantin Ivanovich Gorbatov

Константин Иванович Горбатов, Konstantin Ivanovich Gorbatov  May 17, 1876 – May 24, 1945 was a Russian post-impressionist painter.  He was born in Stavropol in the Samara province, but he moved … Continue reading Winter in Russia with Konstantin Ivanovich Gorbatov

Pierre-Auguste Renoir: The Venice Connection

“-last words about painting, age 78… I think I’m beginning to learn something about it.”  Pierre-Auguste Renoir   Today is Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s birthday, which makes it the 178th year since … Continue reading Pierre-Auguste Renoir: The Venice Connection