French masters Georges de la Tour (1593-1652) and Felix Vallotton (1865-1925) may have been separated by a few centuries, but both were intrigued by the game of cards. In The Cheat with the Ace of Cards above, for instance, the outcome will be negative for the gullible youth on our right, while The Poker Game may be reflecting […]
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Right now where I live in the Washington, D.C. area, the cicadas have come to visit us, waiting 17 years to make their appearance. For more than a week, whether I am inside our outside, I haven’t been able to escape their unrelenting sound. Vincent van Gogh wrote of his own audial experience of […]
Flemish master Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641) was a prolific court portraitist, best known for his memorable depictions of the British royal family: from the doomed Charles I (who would later be deposed and executed) with his wife Queen Henrietta Maria to the couple’s children including the future monarchs Charles II (in the center […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]