#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””

#FridayPainting: Henri Lucien Doucet “Le Soir au Chateau”

Le Soir au Chateau! Henri Lucien Doucet (1856 – 1895) was known for piquant, sparkling representations of modern life, eminently Parisian in style, which comes through in this heartwarming scene. There is sense of belonging in the casual poses and seating arrangement of men and women. The interior and exterior merge with the wide expanseContinue reading “#FridayPainting: Henri Lucien Doucet “Le Soir au Chateau””

#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 with Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin and Georges Seurat. When I view Henri’s paintings, I recognize his ability to capture people in ordinaryContinue reading “#FridayPainting: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec “In the Salon of the Rue des Moulins””

#Friday Painting: Joseph Mallory William Turner, “The Grand Canal – Venice”

“It is only when we are no longer fearful that we begin to create.” J.M.W. Turner Venice, from the Porch of Madonna della Saluteca. 1835 “I don’t paint so that people will understand me, I paint to show what a particular scene looks like.” J.M.W. Turner “Turner drew on his considerable experience as a marineContinue reading “#Friday Painting: Joseph Mallory William Turner, “The Grand Canal – Venice””

#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 “The Child Enthroned”. Born on December 10, 1854 in Kettering, Northamptonshire, Thomas was the fourth son of a shoemaker. Happily, his parents provided the encouragementContinue reading “#FridayPainting: Thomas Cooper Gotch “The Child Enthroned””

#FridayPainting: Home and the Homeless by Thomas Faed

Thomas Faed and his brothers, John and James, made a substantial contribution to Scottish painting through their scenes from Scottish history and contemporary domestic life. Their sister Susan Bell Faed (1827-1909) was also a painter and was often used as a model by her brothers. The circulation of prints made after the brothers’ paintings increasedContinue reading “#FridayPainting: Home and the Homeless by Thomas Faed”