Sunday, October 27, 2013

PSAMATHE


Lord Frederick Leighton 1830-96

In Greek mythology Psamathe, the wife of Proteus, was the goddess of sand beaches

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Saturday, October 26, 2013

PIETER BRUEGHEL THE YOUNGER 1564-1636

"The Dutch Proverbs"


The original painting was done by the artist's father Pieter Brueghel the Elder. According to Wikipedia, his son specialised in copying the painting and produced at least 16 copies. Not all versions of the painting by father and son show the same proverbs and they differ in other respects. It is said that there are roughly 112 proverbs indicated in some way.

Today's post concludes the series, but the blog will continue to add a painting every day

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Friday, October 25, 2013

PIETER BRUEGHEL THE YOUNGER 1564-1636

"The Village Holiday"


 
Tomorrow's painting "The Dutch Proverbs" is the last in this series

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

PIETER BRUEGHEL THE YOUNGER 1564-1636

"The Organ Grinder"


Tomorrow - Winter Landscape

The new blog IN THE CHOCOLATE BOX STYLE has been updated today

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Saturday, October 19, 2013

PIETER BRUEGHEL THE YOUNGER 1564-1636

"The Village Lawyer"


NEW - starting today - NEW
IN THE CHOCOLATE BOX STYLE
The term, usually derogatory, describes idealistic, sentimental paintings. Artists like Renoir were often derided for producing such works. The genre was particularly loved by the Victorians and my selection will appeal to many today.

Friday, October 18, 2013

PIETER BRUEGHEL THE YOUNGER 1564-1636

"Spring"


Tomorrow - another painting by this artist, "The Village Lawyer"

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

PIETER BRUEGHEL THE YOUNGER 1564-1636

"The Seven Acts of Charity"


This short series of works by Brueghel continues tomorrow with "Spring"

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

PAINTINGS BY FRANCOIS BOUCHER 1703-70

"Fruit Picking"  1768


This painting brings the series to an end.
Tomorrow - the first of ten paintings by 
PIETER BRUEGHEL THE YOUNGER

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

PAINTINGS BY FRANCOIS BOUCHER 1703-70

"River Landscape with Ruin and Bridge"  1762


Tomorrow - Fruit Picking

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Monday, October 14, 2013

PAINTINGS BY FRANCOIS BOUCHER 1703-70

"Marie-Louise O'Murphy"  c.1752


Marie-Louise O'Murphy de Boisfaily 1737-1814 
was one of the younger mistresses of King Louis XV of France.

Tomorrow - River Landscape with Ruin and Bridge

Sunday, October 13, 2013

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