Saturday, January 29, 2005

Before Cubism

Portrait Olga dans un Fauteuil by Pablo Picasso, Picasso Museum

Olga in an armchair. This early portrait is of his first wife Olga whom he married in 1918 and separated from in 1927, but never divorced. She was active in society and Picasso had disdain for that lifestyle.

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Saturday, January 22, 2005

Monkey Business

Monkeys in a Kitchen by David Teniers the Younger, The Hermitage

Teniers was a prolific painter and also the court curator for Archduke Leopold in Brussels during the 17th century. Of the over 2000 works he painted, many of them were copies of other works in the Archduke's collection, as well as, paintings showing the placement of the art on the walls.
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