THE ART OF PERFECTION A SPRING BOUQUET Never have I had more ideas about Art in my head, and yet I am forced to do flowers. While painting them—standing before the peonies and roses—I think of Michelangelo. This cannot go on. Henri Fantin-Latour, Denver Art Museum website Although French artist Henri Fantin-Latour […]
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When French artist Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796-1875) created this moving portrait The Woman with a Pearl above, was he recalling a much earlier work of art also in the Louvre Museum?
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. WINTER INTERMEZZO WHITE POPPIES IN FEBRUARY I tried to make a painting representing things as they are found in nature. I put a great deal into the arrangement, but with the idea of making it look like a natural arrangement of […]
Be certain to click on the work to ENLARGE or ENHANCE it. FATHER OF POLITICAL SATIRE IN ART HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAUMIER Daumier is the Michelangelo of caricature.* Although The Legislative Belly was created in 1834, Honore Daumier’s not so complimentary rendering of French lawmakers may still resonate with many 21st century viewers. For Daumier, […]