Month: February 2020

John D. Batten: Snowdrop and the seven little men

Snowdrop and the Seven Little Men: John D. Batten

Snowdrop and the Seven Little Men is an 1897 painting by English painter John D. Batten depicting Snowdrop from the Brothers Grimm book Snow White. Batten, and illustrator for books himself painted a number of works depicting literary characters. Snow White was first published in 1812 some 85 years prior to this painting being completed. …

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Artemisia Gentileschi: Judith Slaying Holofernes

Judith Slaying Holofernes: Artemisia Gentileschi

Judith Slaying Holofernes by Artemisia Gentileschi is a dark and violent picture painted between 1640 and 1620 where the artist shows Judith helped by her maid to behead the biblical general Holofernes. It is widely thought that this is a generalized revenge fantasy of a woman victimized by a man. Artemisia Gentileschi’s Judith Slaying Holofernes …

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William-Adolphe Bouguereau: The Nut Gatherers

The Nut Gatherers: William-Adolphe Bouguereau

The Nut Gatherers by French Academic painter William-Adolphe Bouguereau shows two young girls seated in a forested area. The 1882 painting portrays the quiet wonder of childhood and has a sentimental quality, despite the fact that it is in the style of Realism. William-Adolphe Bouguereau The Nut Gatherers is in the Detroit Institute of Art.

Vincent Van Gogh: Portrait of the Superintendent Trabuc in the Hospital Saint Paul

Portrait of the Superintendent Trabuc in the Hospital Saint Paul

Portrait of the Superintendent Trabuc in the Hospital Saint Paul is an 1889 Post-Impressionist painting by Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh. Analysis of Portrait of the Superintendent Trabuc in the Hospital Saint Paul Portrait of the Superintendent Trabuc in the Hospital Saint Paul was painted by Vincent Van Gogh during his stay at Saint Paul …

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