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“Someone has killed Soutine!”

“The Page Boy” by Chaïm Soutine (ca.1927) oil on canvas (98cm x80cm). Russian painter of Belorussian Jewish origin Chaïm Soutine (Sutin) was born on January 13, 1893, in Smilavichy near Minsk; the tenth of eleven children. From 1910 to 1913 … 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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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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Marguerite and Faust in the Garden

“Marguerite and Faust in the Garden“ by Dutch/French artist Ary Scheffer oil on canvas (216.5 x 135 cm). Ary Scheffer was born in Hamburg on 10 February 1795, the son of a portrait painter. Shortly after his birth, the family … Continue reading

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A Crown, golden in show is but a wreath of thorns

“The Crown of Thorns” (1950) oil on canvas;  163 x 98cm, concerns the Passion of Christ. It is one example of the artwork of non-figurative French painter, stained glass artist and tapestry designer, Alfred Manessier, who was born on 5th … Continue reading

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Every now and then one comes across a good de Glehn

… if you know where to look… British Impressionist painter Wilfrid Gabriel de Glehn, was born in the south-east London, city of Sydenham, in 1870. After schooling at Brighton College with his brother Louis, he studied art at the South … Continue reading

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Manet examples of great Impressionistic art

The famous French artist, Édouard Manet was born into an upper class household with strong political connections, on 23rd January 1832. As an artist, Manet rejected the future originally envisioned for him, and became engrossed in the world of painting. He … Continue reading

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ni-Vanuatu folk need our help to rebuild after Cyclone Pam

Vanuatu is made up of more than 80 islands. Most of these have suffered from one of the greatest cyclonic storms via Cyclone Pam, that has ever been recorded in this area. These beautiful people need the world’s greatest and … Continue reading

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Portrait of a Lady – Jane de Glehn

American figure and portrait artist Jane Erin Emmet de Glehn was born in New Rochelle, New York in 1873.  She was the youngest daughter of a family of 10 children and a descendant from an illustrious artistic family.  She was … Continue reading

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How far Ken Howard can it be?

This is a self-portrait oil on canvas painting by 80 year old English artist and painter, Ken Howard.  Kenneth (Ken) Howard was born in London, on December 26, 1932.  He paints in a “traditional” manner, based on strong observations and … Continue reading

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Lucien Coutaud – How he loved the twilight

Lucien Coutaud was a French surrealist painter and engraver who was born on 13th December, 1904, in Meynes, Gard, France.  He had 40+ years success with his artwork which has varied widely from painting, drawing, print-making, costume designing and illustrating over … Continue reading

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SaatWinkel of Gunter Christmann

It is almost the first anniversary of the unfortunate passing of the German-born Australian artist, Gunter Christmann, who died on 19th November, 2013.  Christmann was born in Berlin, on 23 April 1936 and emigrated to Australia in 1959. His works from … Continue reading

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Anything but Jarre-ing

I love 70s electronica music. In particular, I love the first two Jean-Michel Jarre albums, Oxygene and Equinoxe. The artwork for these two albums was by French artist, Michel Granger who was born in Roanne on 13th October, 1946.  It … Continue reading

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Birds of a feather who flock together

Bruce Harvey is a New Zealand visual artist who was born in 1931. He lives in Auckland and is one of the nation’s best known painters of birds and animals. His paintings are displayed in public and private collections around … Continue reading

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The Draper from Abbey Road

English Classicist painter, Herbert James Draper  was born in London in 1863,  the son of a jeweler, Henry Draper. Herbert was educated at Bruce Castle School in Tottenham and later at the Royal Academy. During 1888-1892 he visited Rome and … Continue reading

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