Category Archives: painting

Adolph Gottlieb (March 14, 1903 – March 4, 1974), Masquerade, 1945

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Gerard Mursic, (Brittany, France, 1952-)

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Willard Metcalf, (US, 1858-1925) May Night, 1906

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Ferenc Helbing (Hungary, 1870-1958), The Garden of Eden

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Jan Toorop, Fatalism

Dutch-Indonesian painter, here during his Art Nouveau phase. Klimt-like but darker.

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Charles Amable-Lenoir, Reverie (Dream), 1893

I’m going to make this last post tonight unapologetic schmaltz. Academic painter Lenoir’s lighting is beautiful here, something straight out of Peter Pan.

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Francis Bacon in his studio by Carlos Freire

No, we can’t compare ourselves to a genius like Bacon. On the other hand, now that I see what a slob he was, maybe this validates those of us with some creativity who are incapable of organization. Maybe there is … Continue reading

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William Blake, Beatrice Addressing Dante, 1827

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Head of Girl with Long Hair, Benda, Wladyslaw T. , cc.1923

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Edvard Munch, The Three Stages of Woman, 1894

Munch remains my favorite artist. The flow of lines is exquisite. The morbidity of his works is from his life, similar to Edgar Allen Poe’s, as he, like Poe, experienced the loss of his mother (at age 5) from tuberculosis. Then his … Continue reading

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