Baroque artist Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641) might have been Flemish (born in Antwerp in modern day Belgium), but he is usually best known as court painter to the British court. His portraits of the royal family, particularly of the doomed King Charles I (deposed and executed by his subjects in 1649), are often outstanding examples […]
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I’m still off for the holidays. Here are two paintings of a trio of the Wise Men (the image of the third is not well reproduced) done by Baroque master Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640). In U.S. public domain.
Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really. Agnes Sligh Turnbull, The Flowering Italian artist Giovanna Garzoni (1600-1670) was a successful painter of the Baroque era; American novelist and short story writer Agnes Sligh Turnbull (1888-1982), produced numerous works often set in her native western Pennsylvania.
THE ART OF THE PORTRAIT THE DOOMED KING King of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1600-1649). His power struggles with Parliament resulted in the English Civil War (1642-1648) in which Charles was defeated. He was tried for treason and beheaded in 1649. Free Dictionary Flemish Baroque artist Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641) is […]
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. THE ART OF HORSE & RIDER A SPIRITUAL AND PHYSICAL BOND They knew instinctively that a man on a horse is spiritually as well as physically better than a man on foot. John Steinbeck, The Red Pony Baroque master Sir […]
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. THROUGH AN ITALIAN ARTIST’S EYES THE ART OF HEAVENLY MUSIC Saint Cecilia is regarded as the patroness of music, because she heard heavenly music in her heart when she was married, and is represented with an organ…. Saints and Angels—Catholic […]
Click on the painting to enlarge or enhance it. GOLDEN MELODIES IN ART WOMAN WITH A LUTE Thou art my lute, by thee I sing,— My being is attuned to thee. Thou settest all my words-a-wing, And meltest me to melody. Paul Laurence Dunbar Italian Baroque painter Orazio Gentileschi (1563-1639) has recently […]
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. LOST LOVES IN ART A BRIDE AND GROOM The Woodbine or the Honeysuckle represents True Love or Steadfastness of Affection. Graham’s American Monthly Magazine, 1813 Self-portraits by artists are common, but portrayals like Rubens and Isabella Brant, the Honeysuckle Bower are rare […]
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. TO CECIL: IN MEMORIAM THROUGH AN ARTIST’S EYES Nearly a century ago, there were as many as 200,000 lions living in the wild in Africa. Today the most recent surveys estimate that there are fewer than 30,000 lions in the wild…. Panthera* Some […]
WHAT IS ART? THE SPIRITUALITY OF LIGHT To send light into the darkness of men’s hearts–such is the duty of the artist. Robert Schumann Before Baroque master Caravaggio (1571-1610?) fled Rome for murdering a man, he was considered the most brilliant artist in the Eternal City. After completing The Calling of Saint Matthew above, for the […]