#FridayPainting: Charles Auguste Émile Durand aka Carolus-Duran “Portrait of Jules Marx”

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 … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Charles Auguste Émile Durand aka Carolus-Duran “Portrait of Jules Marx”

What is a Portrait?

What is a portrait? “Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter. The sitter is merely the accident, the occasion. It … Continue reading What is a Portrait?

#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: 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