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”

Johannes Vermeer: The Secrets of the Milkmaid

Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum February 10 – June 4, 2023, The Rijksmuseum has promised the largest Johannes Vermeer exhibition, entitled Vermeer. The magnitude of this exhibition is envisioned in the research projects leading up to the February 2023 opening.  In the weeks ahead, ChasingART will travel virtually to The Rijksmuseum to find the stories behinds the paintings.Continue reading “Johannes Vermeer: The Secrets of the Milkmaid”

Vincent Van Gogh: Poppy Field

“On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, we will remember them.” In Flanders Fields BY JOHN MCCRAE In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. WeContinue reading “Vincent Van Gogh: Poppy Field”