#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”