In our previous blogs for Art Circle, landscapes and seascapes have been featured. However, portraits offer us an opportunity to explore the always fascinating subject of humanity, revealing the character and personality of the individual subjects, and in many cases, their spirits and even their souls. So meet the women and men as well […]
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Please click on the paintings to enlarge and enhance. During the Baroque period in art, artists like still life specialist Italian Giuseppe Recco (1634-1695) created rich, detailed combinations of colorful flowers and tempting desserts. More than two centuries later, American master John Frederick Peo (1854-1907) presents a simpler yet appealing offering of cake, […]
Flemish Baroque portraitist Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641) was commissioned by the elite circles of seventeenth century royalty and aristocracy including the striking Marchesa Grimaldi-Cattaneo. She was a member of one of the then ruling families of shipping power Genoa, Italy—a city, unfortunately, currently in the headlines with the tragic collapse of a local bridge.
Both members of royalty and aristocrats were eager to have their portraits done by the internationally renowned Flemish Baroque master Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640). He was particularly adept at capturing the innocence and appeal of children.
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 […]
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 […]