#FridayPainting: Jan Steen “As the Old Sing, So Pipe the Young”

“As the Old Sing, So Pipe the Young” is a scene of pure joy. Laughter, singing, eating and the feeling of belonging welcomes me to join in the merriment. The connection between young and old remind me of a family sitting down to a Thanksgiving meal. But if I look closer, there are subtle meaningsContinue reading “#FridayPainting: Jan Steen “As the Old Sing, So Pipe the Young””

#FridayPainting: Dante Gabriel Rossetti “Joan of Arc Kisses the Sword of Liberation”

Dante Gabriel Rossetti is described as an English poet, illustrator, painter, and translator, and member of the Rossetti family. The last phrase “member of the Rossetti family” ignited my curiosity. I knew that his father, Gabrielle Rossetti was a poet and scholar and that his siblings were notable for their creativity: Christina Rossetti (Poet), MariaContinue reading “#FridayPainting: Dante Gabriel Rossetti “Joan of Arc Kisses the Sword of Liberation””

#FridayPainting: Bessie MacNicol “Two Sisters”

Tonight I am traveling virtually to Glasgow, Scotland, the port city on the River Clyde in Scotland’s western Lowlands. There is an artistic energy that vibrates in a city renowned for its Victorian and art nouveau architecture. History is steeped in every step I take. I hear the echo of shipbuilding that took place duringContinue reading “#FridayPainting: Bessie MacNicol “Two Sisters””

#FridayPainting: Charles Auguste Émile Durand aka Carolus-Duran “Portrait de Mme Carolus-Duran, née Pauline Croizette”

Charles Auguste Émile Durand, known as Carolus-Duran was a French painter and art instructor. Well connected, he was renowned for his stylish depictions of members of high society in Third Republic France. Born on July 4, 1837 in Lille, a city in the northern part of France, in French Flanders, Carolus-Duran was the son ofContinue reading “#FridayPainting: Charles Auguste Émile Durand aka Carolus-Duran “Portrait de Mme Carolus-Duran, née Pauline Croizette””

#FridayPainting: Leo Putz “Lady in Blue”

Leo Putz was sixteen when he entered the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich. His father, who was convinced of his son’s extraordinary artistic gift, sent him to the Académie Julian in Paris. After military service, Leo Putz returned to Munich and opened his first studio in 1897, the same year he became a member ofContinue reading “#FridayPainting: Leo Putz “Lady in Blue””

#FridayPainting: Gustav Klimt “Lady with Fur Hat and Boa”

“I have the gift of neither the spoken nor the written word, especially if I have to say something about myself or my work. Whoever wants to know something about me -as an artist, the only notable thing- ought to look carefully at my pictures and try and see in them what I am andContinue reading “#FridayPainting: Gustav Klimt “Lady with Fur Hat and Boa””