#FridayPainting: “Deer in the Forest” by Franz Marc

“Art is nothing but the expression of our dream; the more we surrender to it the closer we get to the inner truth of things, our dream-life, the true life that scorns questions and does not see them.” Franz Marc (1880 – 1916) I first came to know Franz Marc in April, 2016, which isContinue reading “#FridayPainting: “Deer in the Forest” by Franz Marc”

#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”

#FridayPainting: Albert Lynch “Woman Walking Down Steps on to a Beach”

The Mystery Surrounding Albert Lynch! Alberto Fernando Lynch aka Albert Lynch was was born in 1851 in Trujillo, Peru but by the age of 21, he was studying painting in Paris at the famous Ecole des Beaux-Arts. How he came to travel the distance from Peru to Paris was not found in any of myContinue reading “#FridayPainting: Albert Lynch “Woman Walking Down Steps on to a Beach””

#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”

#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: Aubrey Beardsley “Arthur and the Strange Mantle”

“People hate to see their vices depicted, but vice is terrible and it should be depicted.” Aubrey Beardsley The year was 1893. The Studio, a new illustrated magazine of fine and applied art, published its first issue featuring a daring illustration for Oscar Wilde’s scandalous play, Salome. The Irish playwright inspired a young English artist, Aubrey Beardsley,Continue reading “#FridayPainting: Aubrey Beardsley “Arthur and the Strange Mantle””