Category Archives: Gallery Art

There is Nothing Superficial About the Art of Eric Fischl

American painter, sculptor and print-maker Eric Fischl was born in New York City on March 9, 1948. Fischl grew up in suburban Long Island until his family moved to Phoenix, Arizona, in 1967. His artistic education began at Phoenix College, … Continue reading

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Make Yours a Platytox State Today

Barry Humphries: Platy-Tox for all Bushland Pests – Make Yours a Platytox State. Australian comedian, satirist, artist and author, Barry Humphries was born John Barry Humphries, 0n 17 February 1934. In 1959, Humphries moved to London, where he lived and … Continue reading

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Eve Tempted by the ‘Painter of Dreams’

“Eve Tempted” by John Stanhope (Manchester Art Gallery). Born on 20th January, 1829, in Yorkshire, English pre-Raphaelite artist John Roddam Spencer Stanhope was associated with fellow pre-Raphaelites, Edward Burne-Jones and George Frederic Watts. Stanhope traveled with Watts to Italy in … Continue reading

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Happy New Year – I’ll Drink to That

Above: At the Ambassadeurs (c. 1880) oil on canvas Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France. French Impressionist painter and commercial artist noted for his paintings of Parisian life during the Belle Époque period, Jean Béraud was born in St. Petersburg … Continue reading

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Oh Cecilia, You’re Breaking My Heart

Above: St. Cecilia as portrayed by Italian artist: Guido Reni Saint Cecilia was a Roman martyr. She is reported to be born Ca. 2nd or 3rd Century A.D., although her dates of birth and martyrdom are unknown. St. Cecilia is … Continue reading

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The Race That Stops a Nation

Above: “Before the Start” (1989) “It was a fast week a hectic week, And in Flemington they ran a race. The punters rallied and partied hard, And somehow lost the pace. But now as the dust settles on the track. … Continue reading

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A Hoffering on A Hill

Alfred Hill (1936) by Rayner Hoff (1894-1937) patinated plaster. National Portrait Gallery, Canberra. Australian/New Zealand composer, conductor and teacher, Alfred Francis Hill was born on 16 December 1869 in Melbourne, Victoria. He spent most of his early life in New … Continue reading

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This Placement of the Casement has become a Famous Statement

(Above: Portrait of a Man and Woman at a Casement (c. 1440). Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City). Fra’ Filippo Lippi (c. 1406 – 8 October 1469), aka Lippo Lippi, was a Florentine artist. In 1420 after his parents … Continue reading

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The Hounds of Love are Calling

(Above: The Faithful Hound (1830) – where the bloodhound, as protagonist, howls a mournful lament for his dead master, as the the last rays of the sun fade). English painter Sir Edwin Henry Landseer was born on 7 March, 1802. … Continue reading

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I’ve understood Lidderdale’s Pensive Mood

The above is entitled: “A Pensive Mood” by C. S. Lidderdale. There is not a lot of information about the artist Charles Sillem Lidderdale, however, it appears that he may have been born on 28 September 28, 1830, in St.Petersburg, … Continue reading

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All Hale this anniversary of Noel Hallé

Above: A lady entertaining a child of a Savoyard warden with a pinwheel (oil on panel 19.7×25.4cm) . The artist of this painting is Noel Hallé.  Hallé was born in Paris, on September 2, 1711. He was a French painter, … Continue reading

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Leighton’s Place in Art is Sealed with a Kiss

The above painting is of “Alain Chartier sharing a famous kiss bestowed by Margaret of Scotland“.  (Chartier, a French poet and political writer, was born c. 1385 in Bayeux, France, and died c.1430 and 1446). About the artist: Edmund Blair Leighton (born … Continue reading

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I Love the Flower Girl – (I don’t Know Why She Just Simply Caught My Eye)

(Above image:) La femme au Bouquet” aka “Woman with Flowers” by Jean-Pierre Cassingneul, reminds me of the words from a 1960s song “(I Love) The Flower Girl” by the band The Cowsills, Jean-Pierre Cassigneul is a French painter known for … Continue reading

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Are a Pair of Hearts on a Tree Equal to This Heart of Stone?

Above: “Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder“. English historical genre painter and illustrator, Marcus Stone was born on 4th July, 1840, and according to the ‘Dictionary of Victorian Painters‘, he was trained by his father, Frank Stone ARA. Marcus began … Continue reading

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Franz Kupka – Etude par la Fugue

Above: Etude par la Fugue (1911-1912) –  oil on canvas 66cm x 66cm Painter and graphic artist František Kupka, (also known as Frank or François Kupka), was born in Opočno, eastern Bohemia (now Czechoslovakia), on 23 September, 1871. He was … Continue reading

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