For today, a dreamy piece to welcome in the weekend…
“The Lantern Bearers” is a lovely and glowing oil on canvas mounted on board painting made by the American artist, Maxfield Parrish, from 1908. Parrish is one of the most well-known illustrators from the Golden Age of Illustration.
“War Canoes, Alert Bay” is an oil on canvas painting by the Canadian artist, Emily Carr, from 1912. Carr is mostly known for her paintings of the indigenous peoples of Canada’s northwest coast. She was one of the first well-known modernist painters of Canada and was part of Canada’s art movement known as the Group of Seven.
“Evening Scene with Full Moon and Persons” is an oil on canvas painting by the English Sublime and Romantic artist, Abraham Pether, from 1801. Though he was well versed in a variety of fields, he is mostly known for his paintings of moonlit landscapes. During his life, he was given the affectionate nickname of “Moonlight” Pether.
“The Long Engagement” is a gorgeous oil on canvas painting by the English artist and illustrator, Arthur Hughes, from circa 1854 to 1859. Hughes is mostly remembered for his association with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood art movement that occurred in Great Britain during the mid-nineteenth century.
This painting was first exhibited in 1859 along with the following quote from Chaucer: “For how myght ever sweetnesse have be known / To hym that never tastyd bitternesse?”
“Seaport at Sunset” is a grand oil on canvas landscape by the French Baroque artist, Claude Lorrain, from 1639. Lorrain is one of the earliest artists to devote the subject of his work to landscapes, or in this case, seascapes. During this period, landscapes were just finally becoming respectable subjects for art. Interestingly, he was also one of the first western artists to depict the sun in his work.
“William Hogarth” or “Hogarth Painting the Comic Muse”
“William Hogarth” or “Hogarth Painting the Comic Muse” is an oil on canvas painting by the English realist artist, William Hogarth, circa 1757 to 1758. It is a self-portrait of the artist at work. Hogarth wanted to depict himself in the act of painting, rather than the traditional posed portrait.
“Mountain Lake” is an atmospheric oil on canvas painting by the American artist, John William Casilear, from 1861. Casilear was part of what is known as the second generation of the Hudson River School of Art and its associated school, Luminism.
“Reveil, Boulevard Clichy” is a gorgeous watercolor on paper painting by the Swedish artist, Anders Zorn, from 1892. Zorn created this painting of his wife at his studio on Boulevard de Clichy, (Boulevard City), a famous street in Paris, France. His studio was in the Montmartre region of Paris near the popular dancehall, the Moulin Rouge.
Today, a beautiful painting by a lesser known Northern Renaissance artist sometimes referred to as Barbalonga because of his splendidly long beard…
“The Holy Trinity” is an oil on panel painting by the Northern Renaissance Dutch artist, Jan Cornelisz Vermeyen. It was made sometime between 1530 and 1540. Vermeyen was one of the earlier artists to incorporate Italian Renaissance art ideals into their own work, spurring the onset of the Northern Renaissance art movement.
Today, a piece from the Tigray region of Ethiopia, circa 1300-1350.
This depiction of the Fountain of Life is the front painting on a double-sided Gospel leaf. Made of tempera on parchment paper, this piece dates to the first half of the fourteenth century. It comes from the Tigray region, the northernmost part of Ethiopia.