Edouard Vuillard: Two Seamstresses in the Workroom (1893)

Deux ouvrières dans l’atelier de couture ,[Two Seamstresses in the Workroom] by Édouard Vuillard 1893, National Galleries of Scotland   From the collection of National Galleries of Scotland This was probably the first painting by Vuillard to enter a British collection. Vuillard gave it to the Scottish artist Charles Mackie and his wife Anne when…

Emanuel Phillips Fox: Convalescent (1890)

Fox captures both the essence of suffering and of kindness. Someone cares enough to render simple aid like fluffing a pillow, so this convalescent knows she is not alone. By her expression we understand that she still suffers, but at least not in complete isolation,   Convalescent (1890). Emanuel Phillips Fox (Australian, 1865-1915) Oil on…

Frescoe With Wounded Aeneas, 1st Century AD

  Fresco depicting Iapyx removing an arrowhead from Aeneas’ thigh. Venus stands over, while beside Aeneas stands his young son Ascanius. 1st century CE (between 45 and 79 AD), from Pompeii. (Naples National Archaeological Museum). Source: Ancient History Encyclopedia Image Credit: This image was first published on Flickr. Original image by Carole Raddato. Uploaded by…