Endre Penovác: Silence

  “The way of watercolor painting is like our world. The predictable, plannable and the unpredictable, unexpected happenings make it complete. Therefore, I apply watercolor technique in a way that allows paint and water to create miracles on the paper.” Endre Penovác   ***all image copyrights belong to artist and/or owner Thanks for Visiting! 🙂…

Sister From The Order Of The Pre-Raphaelites

Lately, I have been delving into the lives of some of the talented women surrounding the Pre-Raphaelite movement, both artists and models, so I am delighted to re-blog this poem by Gwendrina. Published at The Peaceful Pub, “Sister From The Order Of The Pre-Raphaelites” is a poem about “a fictitious member of the group based…

Edouard Vuillard: Deux Femmes dans Interieur (1892)

From the collection of Berkshire Museum Edouard Vuillard, “Two women in an interior”. Watercolor over pencil and paper. Not dated.Christies, “A very rare Nabis watercolor is very complete, in very good condition and is a desirable subject for Vuillard’s early years (his mother and his sister). Signed and indistinctly dedicated lower right.   Details Title:…

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…

John Gulich: A Violin Concerto (1898)

  Who Is John Gulich? John Percival Gülich (also Gulich) (26 December 1864 – 11 December 1898) was a British illustrator, engraver and artist. Details: Artist: John Gulich 1864–1898 Medium: Watercolour on paper Dimensions Support: 889 x 711 mm Collection: Tate Acquisition: Presented by Sir Henry Tate 1899 Image released under Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-ND (3.0…

Habiballah of Sava: Language of the Birds (ca. 1600)

“Language of the Birds” – 12th Century Language of the Birds (Persian: منطق الطیر‎, Manṭiq-uṭ-Ṭayr, also known as مقامات الطیور Maqāmāt-uṭ-Ṭuyūr; 1177), is a mystical twelfth century Persian literary masterpiece by poet Farid ud-Din Attarin, commonly known as Attar of Nishapur. The poem title, which is in Arabic, is taken directly from the Qur’an, 27:16,…

Firdawsi: Gayumarth from the Shahnameh, mid 16th century Iran

 What is the Shahnameh? “The seminal work of Persian literature is the Shahnameh, an epic poem that recounts the history of pre-Islamic Persia or Iranshahr (Greater Iran). The Shahnameh contains 62 stories, told in 990 chapters with 50,000 rhyming couplets. It is divided into three parts—the mythical, heroic, and historical ages. Written in modern Persian,…

The Elephant Hunt of Maharaja, Anup Singh of Bikaner (c.1695)

  The Elephant Hunt of Maharaja Anup Singh of Bikaner, Unknown, Circa 1695 From the collection of Cincinnati Art Museum The elephant hunt, a periodic event in the life of the Indian imperial court, was intended to augment the royal stables. This Rajasthani painting records an elephant hunt organized by the Bikaner maharaja Anup Singh….