The history of art Four best eye painters, during 18th century RosAlba Carriera: Venetian woman painter (Italy), born October 7, 1675 in Chioggia, died in Venice April 15, 1757. Allegory of Music – Rosalba Carreiera (Author: Irina . Source: flickr) A Gentleman in a Gold Patterned Coat and Violet-Brown Cape – Rosalba Carriera (source: pt.wikipedia) […]Four best eye painters, during 18th century — paintdigi
The Dutch painter, who had previously relocated to Arles in the south of France, was struggling with deep depression. He had been finding it difficult to make an impact as an artist.
Nineteen months later, Van Gogh would take his own life. He had only been able to sell one painting; posthumously he was to become one of the most famous and loved artists ever.
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Blake portrait by Thomas Phillips English poet, painter, and printmaker William Blake was born, November 28, 1757 at 28 Broad Street (now Broadwick St.) in Soho, London ❦ Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age. What he […]William Blake [1757-1827] — Marina Kanavaki
I used to sell paintings quite regularly on ebay. I have a few left outstanding from last year. This one, like many, represents one of my favourite subjects, the beautiful North Norfolk resort of Blakeney in East Anglia.
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Originally posted on Humoring the Goddess: Hans Holbein the Younger (1497-1543) was a German painter, draftsman, and designer, renowned for the precise rendering of his drawings and the compelling realism of his portraits, particularly those recording the court of King Henry VIII of England. Henry VIII Holbein the Younger was one of the most celebrated…Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Hans Holbein the Younger — Blue Dragon Journal
Influenced by the Shoreham landscapes of Samuel Palmer, and his teacher John Nash, here are the eerily empty landscapes of Essex, Sussex Downs, and elsewhere.Quiet Landscapes: watercolours of Eric Ravilious 1 — The Eclectic Light Company
We were up bright and early and after enjoying our second socially distanced breakfast in the hotel’s restaurant we were ready to go. Our original plan for the day was to take the train to Lucca but on discovering that replacement buses were operating on the route with a reduced timetable, we decided to change […]Day 3. Livorno & Pisa — Love Travelling Blog
*Leaning tower of Pisa 3D model…
Life is crazy these days. Between a pandemic and politics, we’re living in a world of confusion and uncertainty. Emotions run high, spirits are low, and life as we once knew it is a thing of the past. No one knows for sure where we’re heading on when we’ll get there. Day after day my […]Tangled Up in Zen — Artistcoveries
*Is simple living an art form?
Self portrait Irish-born English figurative painter Francis Bacon was born, October 28, 1909 in 63 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin, Ireland ❦ Focusing on the human form, his subjects included crucifixions, portraits of popes, self-portraits, and portraits of close friends, with abstracted figures sometimes isolated in geometrical structures. Rejecting various classifications of his work, Bacon claimed […]Francis Bacon [1909-1992] — Marina Kanavaki
It’s making you think
Distorting clear perception
Who owns opinions?
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Self Portrait Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist and theatre designer Pablo Ruiz Picasso was born, October 25, 1881 in the city of Málaga, Andalusia, in southern Spain ❦ Not much introduction needed for Picasso! He is regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century and known for co-founding the Cubist movement, […]Pablo Ruiz Picasso [1881-1973] — Marina Kanavaki
*Picasso — short astrological analysis.