Please click on the painting to enlarge or enhance it. HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY 2016 LOVE IN THE STUDIO Love is, above all, the gift of oneself. Jean Anouilh ___________________ Although Victorian era master Frederick Leighton (1830-1896) never married himself, his The Painter’s Honeymoon embodies the essence of young love–a combination of passion and affection. Particularly […]
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Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. THIS WEEK AT THE ART MUSEUM THE QUEEN’S PARAMOUR? This bud of love by summer’s ripening breath, May prove a beauteous flower when next us meet.* William Shakespeare Miniaturist painter Nicholas Hilliard (1547-1619), like playwright William Shakespeare (1564-1616), immortalized the men […]
IN LOVE & WAR THE ART OF ROMANCE Who so loves believes the impossible. Elizabeth Barrett Browning __________________ Like the couple above, soon to be parted by war, poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) and Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais (1829-1896) suffered romantic obstacles. Barrett, for instance, had to secretly wed fellow poet […]
Click on the work of art to en large or enhance it. COMING WEDNESDAY LOOKING FOR SOMETHING NEW? NEGLECTED OR FORGOTTEN ARTISTS The above image is used solely for educational purposes.
Click on the works of art to enlarge or enhance them. AGELESS ARTISTS A PREVIEW OF TOP ART EXHIBITIONS OF 2015, II 2015 is the year of the elder artists—the trio of Rembrandt, Turner, and Hokusai—who created what are often viewed as their greatest masterpieces in their later years. Visions that attain a new dimension […]
Please click on the works of art to enlarge or enhance them. MONDAY AT THE ART MUSEUM MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS OF ART Today’s virtual exhibition explores the theme of the mirror in art, taking us on a journey into this parallel sphere with painters as well as authors as […]
Click on the painting to enlarge or enhance it. THE ART OF RELAXING CONTINUES….. It’s Monday and I’m beginning my vacation. I haven’t found a hammock yet nor the proper attire to doze away the afternoon like this Victorian era beauty in Sweet Repose. But I have been taking a few extra naps. See you […]
Just because you have all been beaten by Wellington, you think he’s a good general. I tell you Wellington is a bad general, the English are bad troops, and this affair is nothing more than eating breakfast.* Napoleon, just prior to the Battle of Waterloo, 1815 Arthur Wellesley, the first Duke […]
OPEN THE DOOR TO BEAUTY, ROMANCE, AND MEDIEVAL LEGENDS The Red House, door, photo, source unknown. The above image is used solely for educational purposes.
PLEASE click on the painting to ENLARGE it. It’s a long trek down the road, but does it matter? The autumn air is brisk and invigorating, definitely meant for a hike rather than just a stroll, even for the properly attired Victorian era woman in Forge Valley, Scarborough above. The leaves have […]