The Rose Fields (Short Poem)

Strolling the rose fields,
soft fragrance crystallised in memory
of a speckled sea of rich colours, pausing —
touching in balmy stillness.

Poem and painting Copyright Francis 2021

Four best eye painters, during 18th century — paintdigi (Reblog)

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

Vincent Van Gogh Cuts Off His Ear — December 23 1888

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On December 23 1888, artist Vincent Van Gogh cut off his left ear following a row with fellow artist, Frenchman Paul Gaugin. There are, however, some alternative hypotheses.

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.

*An astrological analysis of Vincent Van Gogh.

Copyright Francis 2020

William Blake [1757-1827] — Marina Kanavaki (Reblog)

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

Georges Seurat [1859-1891] — Marina Kanavaki (Reblog)

Self portrait French post-Impressionist artist Georges Seurat was born, December 2, 1859 in Paris, France, at 60 rue de Bondy. ❦ He is best known for devising the painting techniques known as chromoluminarism as well as pointillism. While less famous than his paintings, his conté crayon drawings have also garnered a great deal of critical […]

Georges Seurat [1859-1891] — Marina Kanavaki

Original Painting For Sale — Blakeney, North Norfolk, England

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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.

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Hans Holbein the Younger — Blue Dragon Journal (Reblog)

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

Quiet Landscapes: watercolours of Eric Ravilious 1 — The Eclectic Light Company (Reblog)

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

*Paul Nash paintings here.

Francis Bacon [1909-1992] — Marina Kanavaki (Reblog)

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

Pablo Ruiz Picasso [1881-1973] — Marina Kanavaki (Reblog)

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.

Cézanne: ‘The Father of Modern Art’ — msamba (Reblog)

Paul Cézanne is perhaps one of the best-loved painters of Western art. Yet the popularity of his still life and landscape works has perhaps tamed the radicality of his vision in our own eyes. It is easy to forget that these seemingly traditional 19th century Post-Impressionist paintings caused ‘a landslide in art’. Jacky Klein explains […]

Cézanne: ‘The Father of Modern Art’ — msamba

***The rock and quarry paintings.