Thursday, January 26, 2006

Vote Early and Often




"Drawn! is a collaborative weblog for illustrators, artists, cartoonists, and anyone who likes to draw. Visit us (them) daily for a dose of links and creative inspiration."

I am featuring Drawn! today because they linked to me from the very beginning and I want them to win a 2006 Bloggie. Please vote for Drawn! for Best New Weblog.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

By Request



October, 1877 by James Tissot, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Another example of a Tissot model, the same one (I believe) as here. Often artists used the same models, even the same costumes as similar garments turn-up again and again.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Woman in Blue Dress


Louise de Broglie, The Countesse d'Haussonville by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, The Frick Collection

A French 19th Century painter known for his realism. I am particularly fond of his fabrics - so realistic and so lush.

This was the first post on YDA one year ago, it's my one year anniversary.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Puppies and Pears



Still Life with Three Puppies, 1888 by Paul Gauguin, the Museum of Modern Art, NYC.

This was painted by Gauguin the same year he lived with van Gogh.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Another Look



Landscape: A Man Looking at a Waterfall, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), Freer and Scakler Galleries, Smithsonian.

The first time someone told me to look at Chinese paintings up and down instead of across, it made seeing the whole image so much easier.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Ideal California



A Bigger Splash, 1967 by David Hockney, Tate Gallery, London.

Hockney was interested in capturing a splash of water that only lasts for mere seconds and depicting it on canvas. Throughout his career he has done series on the same subjects.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Romance of the Sea



Captain Keitt, 1907 by Howard Pyle.

Pyle was better known as an illustrator and this comes from the Book of Pirates, which he also wrote.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Starkist



The Mermaid, 1910 by Howard Pyle, The Delaware Museum of Art.

This was the painting Pyle was working on when he sailed for Italy to study mural painting by studying the Italian Renaissance masters. He died while in Italy.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Final Exam



The Architect's Dream, 1840 by Thomas Cole, The Toledo Museum of Art.

On my final for intro to art history, I would always include this work which the students had not seen before and ask them to identify at least five styles of architecture - it was fun and a good way to end the exam.
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