Bibi Zogbé: Untitled (1936)

Click for Enlarged Detail:       Image Credit: Bibi Zogbé (1890 – 1973, Lebanese) Untitled, signed and dated Bibi Zogbé Paris ’36 twice, oil on wood, 65 by 59.5cm.; 25 1/2 by 23 3/8 in., image source: Sotheby’s

John Everett Millais: ‘Mariana’ (1851)

Who is John Everett Millais? John Millais (1829–1896) was a founding member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, a group of English artists who united in 1848 hoping to renew British painting. They idealized the sincerity of purpose and clarity of form of the early Italian Renaissance artists—before Raphael—finding art that they sought to emulate. The Pre-Raphaelite…

John La Farge: Nocturne (c.1885)

  Nocturne A founder and leader of the American watercolor movement by the late 1870s, La Farge used the medium to make studies for illustrations and decorative projects, to record his travels, and to paint exquisite floral still-life exhibition pieces. This sheet typifies those still lifes in its quiet mood, its nuanced handling of the…

‘Unburdened’ – Brandewijn Words – MORALITY PARK

In silent veracity the falseness Comes alive and steals the night. Dwelling in temerity it ticks and tocks, Takes time from me in gasping gulps of air.   The trigger of one’s validation Slowly breeds anticipation that Builds and builds until it falls Like castles small and made of sand. The raging winds that push…

William-Adolphe Bouguereau: Girl With a Pomegranate (1875) updated

“One has to seek Beauty and Truth, Sir!” These are the words of William-Adolphe Bouguereau in 1895.  He continues, As I always say to my pupils, you have to work to the finish. There’s only one kind of painting. It is the painting that presents the eye with perfection, the kind of beautiful and impeccable…

Brandon Knoll: Macaw

Post by Chaotic Shapes Here is the Finished drawing. It took longer than it was supposed to because of my vacation. It could have taken me about a week and a half instead it took about 3 weeks. The drawing Is done and that’s the only thing that matters. The length of time it takes…

Laurie and Blair Pessemier: Paint in Rome Workshop

A Day of Painting Blair and Laurie Pessemier paint in the Sabina area.   We invite you to paint with us.   We will provide easels, paints, canvas — everything you need to create a masterpiece.  Take the train to Stimigliano Scalo, and we’ll be there to pick you up and take you to the medieval Borgo, or…

Nikolai Tarkhov: Les Bretonnes

Nikolai Tarkhov – The ‘Moscow Parisian’ According to Sotheby’s, Brittany’s rich heritage and traditional ways of life inspired many of Paris’ best-known artists, from Corot to Monet, Gauguin and Matisse. The advance of Impressionism, in particular, resulted in a surge of interest among artists eager to paint en plein air within reach of the French capital….

Suzanne Valadon: Still Life (1922)

  Still Life   –   Suzanne Valadon , 1922. French,1865-1938 oil on canvas, 18 3/8 x 15 1/8 in. 46.67 x 38.42 cm. Via: huariqueje

Cynthia Gregory and Ivan Nagy: “In A Rehearsal Room”

The Story – Seven Minutes of Magic According to shippermd, this video is  “An EXTREMELY RARE, 1976 film-short of a romantic Pas de Deux Ballet to Pachelbel’s Canon In D Major.”  Produced by David Hahn and choreographed by William Carter, this film highlights the talents of dancers Cynthia Gregory and Ivan Nagy. About ‘In A…