Month: June 2020

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec: Portrait of Suzanne Valadon

Portrait of Suzanne Valadon: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Here Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec paints a portrait of Suzanne Valadon, a fellow painter, in the autumn of 1885 in a woodland area. Valadon was the first female painter to be admitted to the Society of Beaux-Arts. She was also a prominent model for the Impressionists and appears in Renoir’s Dance at Bougival among many other …

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Jean-Siméon Chardin: The House of Cards

The House of Cards: Jean-Siméon Chardin

The House of Cards shows French artist Jean-Siméon Chardin continuing the Dutch tradition of painting genre scenes or scenes of everyday life. This was at a time (1737) where Chardin’s French contemporaries were mostly involved in the classicising history painting tradition. This figure and desk of this painting is almost arranged parallel to the viewer, …

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Dennis Malone Carter: Decatur Boarding the Tripolitan Gunboat

Decatur Boarding the Tripolitan Gunboat: Dennis Malone Carter

Decatur Boarding the Tripolitan Gunboat is an action packed historical scene by Irish-American painter Dennis Malone Carter recalls the confrontation and capture of a boat from Tripoli under Turkish colours, seen in the left background. Stephen Decatur was commissioned by the US government to combat the activities of pirates in the Mediterranean. This event took …

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Peter Paul Rubens: Agrippina and Germanicus

Agrippina and Germanicus: Peter Paul Rubens

Agrippina and Germanicus is a 1614 double portrait painting by Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens. Analysis of Agrippina and Germanicus Agrippina and Germanicus is a double portrait of famed ancient Roman general Germanicus and his wife Agrippina, daughter of Augustus the first emperor, painted by Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens in 1614. After a celebrated …

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Henri Rousseau: Tropical Landscape: American Indian Struggling with a Gorilla

Tropical Landscape: American Indian Struggling with a Gorilla: Henri Rousseau

Tropical Landscape: American Indian Struggling with a Gorilla is a 1910 painting by French Post Impressionist artist Henri Rousseau. Tropical Landscape: American Indian Struggling with a Gorilla Analysis Tropical Landscape: American Indian Struggling with a Gorilla is a typical dreamlike landscape here painted in 1910 by Henri Rousseau. He depicts an American Indian struggling with …

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Gustave Caillebotte: Man Docking his Skiff

Man Docking his Skiff: Gustave Caillebotte

Gustave Caillebotte’s viewpoint here in his 1878 painting Man Docking his Skiff looks down on the subject-matter at a sharp angle. The gold shimmering light at the dock answers the effects of the water almost musically. French painter Caillebotte was 30 years of age when he painted this Impressionist work. Gustave Caillebotte’s Man Docking his …

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Frans Pourbus the Younger: Portrait of Margherita Gonzaga

Portrait of Margherita Gonzaga: Frans Pourbus the Younger

Portrait of Margherita Gonzaga is a Baroque Portrait by Flemish painter Frans Pourbus the Younger. Analysis of Portrait of Margherita Gonzaga Painted in 1603, it depicts Margherita Gonzaga d’Este, Duchess of Ferrara, an Italian noblewoman and daughter of William I, Duke of Mantua. She was married to wife Alfonso II d’Este, Duke of Ferrara and …

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