Monthly Archives: April 2015

John Everett Millais, Ophelia, 1852

Read about the symbolism, details, and materials of the painting here.

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Jean-Leon Gerome, The Snake Charmer, 1870

There is are a number of things we would find reprehensible in Gerome’s paintings and in Orientalism in general such as the objectification of African and Middle Eastern peoples, and the objectification of women. This painting has a certain sweetness … Continue reading

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Jean-Leon Gerome, The Birth of Venus, 1890 vs Zdzisław Beksiński, Venus, (below)

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Dante Gabrielle Rossetti, Sir Galahad

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Nina Murdoch, Pedder’s Chase, 2011, egg tempera on gesso panel (scenes of South London)

Each painting can be made of up to 100 layers of medium, added then scraped back, which restricts her output to between 8 and 10 paintings per year.

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Albert Pinkham Ryder (American), Dancing Dryads, c. 1879

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Stephen Hannock, Mauve Fog with Rose Veil (MASS MoCA #202), 2014

Love this artist’s work. Reminds me of Turner. The most beautiful, dreamy landscapes.

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Stephen Hannock, Flooded River, White Light (MASS MoCA #172), 2014 Oil on canvas

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British School, 19th century, Lord William and the Ghost of his Nephew

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William Turner, Undine Giving the Ring to Massaniello, Fisherman of Naples, 1846

“The water nymph Undine was born without a soul. She gains one by marrying a human, but in return has to take on the burdens of the world.” I love Turner but was unaware that he had ever done any … Continue reading

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