#FridayPainting: Leonardo da Vinci “The Mona Lisa”

“A lotta cats copy the Mona Lisa, but people still line up to see the original.” Louis Armstrong Ah, the Mona Lisa, by Leonardo da Vinci, is the quintessential archetypal … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Leonardo da Vinci “The Mona Lisa”

#FridayPainting: Thomas Cooper Gotch “The Child Enthroned”

Thomas Cooper Gotch aka T.C. Gotch, English painter and book illustrator, was linked to the Pre-Raphaelite movement. The romantic style of the Pre-Raphaelites is clearly portrayed in Thomas Gotch’s painting … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Thomas Cooper Gotch “The Child Enthroned”

#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: 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 … Continue reading #FridayPainting: English photographer “Portrait of Virginia Woolf”

#FridayPainting: Alfred Henry Maurer “Model with a Japanese Fan”

The red hat attracted my attention as did the model’s delicate Japanese fan and the elegant positioning of her hand on cheek. I had never heard of the artist, Alfred … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Alfred Henry Maurer “Model with a Japanese Fan”

#FridayPainting: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec “In the Salon of the Rue des Moulins”

“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.” Henri Toulouse-Lautrec Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is among the best-known painters of the Post-Impressionist period, along … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec “In the Salon of the Rue des Moulins”

#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”

#FridayPainting: Edward Burne-Jones “Portrait of Denis Mackail” Grandson 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? … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Edward Burne-Jones “Portrait of Denis Mackail” Grandson of the Artist

#Friday Painting: Émile Joachim Constant Puyo “The Straw Hat”

Today’s painting is a photograph by the French photographer, Émile Joachim Constant Puyo,who lived from 1857 to 1933. I confess that I have never heard of this photographer/artist so chose … Continue reading #Friday Painting: Émile Joachim Constant Puyo “The Straw Hat”

#FridayPainting: Egon Schiele “Portrait of a Woman”

“Bodies have their own light which they consume to live: they burn, they are not lit from the outside.” Egon Schiele What is the message in a portrait? Egon Schiele’s … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Egon Schiele “Portrait of a Woman”

#FridayPainting: Claude Monet “A Path in Monet’s Garden in Giverny”

“Every day I discover more and more beautiful things. It’s enough to drive one mad. I have such a desire to do everything,my head is bursting with it.” Claude Monet … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Claude Monet “A Path in Monet’s Garden in Giverny”