I am always fascinated by self portraits, a centuries old tradition in art, dating back to the Middle Ages. Here are two examples by twentieth century artists: Romanian Nina Arbore (1889-1947), who is esteemed particularly for still-lifes, including the vibrant interpretation of sunflowers seen above; and Brit Rex Whistler (1905-1944), renowned for his […]
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British artist Mary Ellen Best (1809-1891) specialized in domestic scenes, including the banquet-like display of The Sideboard.
____________________ How fair is a garden amid the trials and passions of existence. Benjamin Disraeli* British artist Frederick Walker (1840-1875) was a respected painter and illustrator, who portrayed a variety of scenes reflecting English life, from the bucolic garden above to the squalid conditions of the homeless. Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) is considered one of the […]