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Artist and Composer Joel Garten announces his new painting series entitled “Permanent Crimson”

Artist and Composer Joel Garten announces his new painting series entitled “Permanent Crimson” Two works by Joel Garten in the Permanent Crimson series.  Joel Garten’s new series of works prominently feature intense reds, saturated crimson colors and warm pinks. “Permanent Crimson … Continue reading

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Painting of Paintings

This is a close up detail of a photo I took of a painting in the Musee des Beaux Arts, Brussels Belgium. This genre of painting shows a gallery filled with lots of paintngs, so the artist could show off … Continue reading

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Artist Vivian Reiss Painting the Sheep

Vivian Reiss is well known for her series of paintings of sheep.  Here she is painting sheep on a farm near Roseneath, Ontario.

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Geertgen tot Sint Jans, “The Glorification of the Virgin”

I was fascinated by this painting I saw in the Boijmans museum in Rotterdam.  It has a little virgin and child surrounded by a cloud of symbols and angels in gold.

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Michaelina Wautier, Portrait of A Man

A beautiful portrait from the Brussels Musee des Beaux Arts.  Excellent choice of frame as well.

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Caritas (“Charity”), by Lucas Cranach the Younger,

This was one of my favorite paintings from the Musee de Beaux Arts in Brussels, Belgium, a museum filled with great masterpieces.  I looked at this for a long time, and it charm only increased. It is titled ‘Caritas’ (“Charity”), … Continue reading

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Liberale da Verona: Scene from a Novella

Another beautiful painting I saw from my last trip to the Metropolitan Museum.  This painting is by Liberale da Verona entitled Scene from a Novella and was painted in Siena between 1467 and 1476.  It is a rare secular painting from … Continue reading

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Bramantino: Madonna and Child

During my recent trip to the Metropolitan Museum, I was transfixed by this beautiful painting by Bramantino (Bartolomeo Suardi).  It really deserves much greater fame.  It is an unusually peaceful serene composition.  The Madonna holds an apple, with Latin name … Continue reading

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Donato De’ Bardi

I just returned from a trip to the Metropolitan Museum and I am going to post some things I saw.  What a beautiful museum.  Here is the right panel of a triptych by Donato De’ Bardi.  It is so beautiful … Continue reading

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Piet Mondrian: Dune in Zeeland

Early in Piet Mondrian’s career, before he developed his famous style, he went to Zeeland in the Netherlands and painted a series of paintings of sand dunes.  These paintings were a landmark in his development as an artist, and where … Continue reading

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Vivian Reiss painting huge new garden painting

Here is an enormous garden painting underway by artist Vivian Reiss

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Bonheur de Vivre by Matisse

This is one of Matisse’s great masterpieces painted 1905-1906, a huge canvas with a lot going on. It resides in the Barnes Foundation.  Barnes was a great collector of Matisse and many other French painters. The energy in this painting … Continue reading

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Philip Guston

Philip Guston, like Richard Diebenkorn was an artist that had a career both as an abstract painter and a figurative painter, both of which were very successful. The intent of the two phases of his career seem very different, yet it … Continue reading

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Portrait of a Lady

Clear, enchanting and personable, this portrait is by Jacometto Veneziano, dating to around 1480. 

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Petrus Christus: A Goldsmith in His Shop

A great masterpiece by Petrus Christus from 1449.  There is so much going on in this painting, its hard to catalogue.  Look closely and carefully, and you can teast out a great many details, compositional tricks, and exceptional shows of … Continue reading

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Manet: Young Lady in 1866 and Mademoiselle V. . . in the Costume of an Espada

Manet painted many great paintings, many of which feature this model, named Victorine Meurent (1844–1928).  What I find most interesting about his work are his compositions.  The inclusion here of the parrot perch is essential to balancing the picture. Each element … Continue reading

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Vermeer: Maid Asleep

This is one of my favorite paintings by Vermeer.  There are only 36 Vermeer paintings in existance. Maid Asleep is a dreamy painting with a composition with multiple planes.

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Jean Dubeffet

Jean Dubuffet is in the collections of many major museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which has the top two paintings, and the MOMA, which has many.  His work pus together a very inspired child-like aesthetic, married with a … Continue reading

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