Sealing a letter (Allegory of Fire)Eberhart Keilhau

Eberhart Keilhau, art

Ettore Tito (Italian, 1859 –1941) With a Rose in Her Lips (Con la rosa tra le labbra), 1895, oil on panel, 25.4 x 41.4 inches, private collection.

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Gathering Water Lilies at Curzon’s Mills, Newburyport, MassachusettsAlfred Thompson Bricher, 1882

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William Merritt Chase (1849-1916)Back of a NudeOil on canvas188833 x 45.7 cm(12.99" x 17.99")Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir  Nude Fixing her Hair, 1885, oil on canvas, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, USA. 

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Édouard Manet In the Conservatory (with detail), 1879, oil on canvas, 115 × 150 cm, The Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin.

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François Gerard (1770-1837)Cupid and PsycheOil on canvas1798132 x 186 cm(4’ 3.97" x 6’ 1.23")Musee du Louvre (Paris, France)

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April 21, 2012 Carl Spitzweg

I couldn’t help thinking about Vincent van Gogh yesterday, while taking the photo you see above. That irresistible magic of a starry night… The photo was taken by me in Gaeta, Italy.The painting: Vincent van Gogh, Starry Night Over the Rhone, 1888, oil on canvas, 72.5 × 92 cm, Musée d'Orsay, Paris.

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Gustav Klimt Danae, 1907-1908, oil on canvas, 77 x 83, Galerie Würthle, Vienna, Austria. Danae – the daughter of Acrisius, King of Argos. The oracle warned Acrisius that he would be slain by his grandson. The king ordered Danae to be locked in her bedroom. Zeus found out about Danae and came to her as a golden rain. As a result of this love affair Perseus was born. Acrisius ordered his daughter and grandson be thrown into the sea in a wooden chest.

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January 31, 2014 Marco Ortolan

George-Achille Fould (French, 1865-1951) Rosa Bonheur in Her Studio, oil on canvas,  Rosa Bonheuer was a French animalière, realist artist and sculptor. She is widely considered to have been the most famous female painter of the nineteenth century.Bonheur had been an unruly child and had a difficult time learning to read. To remedy this her mother taught her to read and write by having her select and draw an animal for each letter of the alphabet. To this practice she attributed her love of draw...

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Vasnetsov Viktor Mikhailovich (1848 — 1926)Flying Carpet, 1880Oil on canvas165x297 cmArt Museum of Nizhny Novgorod, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia ___ In 1880, the rich industrialist Savva Mamontov commissioned Viktor Vasnetsov to illustrate a folk talk about Ivan and the Firebird. The painting represents Ivan returning home after capturing the Firebird, which he keeps in a cage. Ivan is riding the flying carpet in the early morning mist. This work was Vasnetsov’s first attempt at illustrating Ru...

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Nesterov, Mikhail Vasilyevich  Vision of youth Bartholomew 1889–1890 Oil on canvas 160 х 211  ___ Bartholomew is one of the most venerated Russian saints, whose image as a youth became for the artist a symbol of hope for the revival of Russian spirituality. Nesterov uses an episode of St. Sergius hagiography. Unlike his brothers, Bartholomew found it difficult to learn his ABC’s. One day, when looking for his herd that had gone astray, the youth found himself in woods where he met a monk...

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Vincent Van Gogh Vincent’s House in Arles (The Yellow House), 1888, oil on canvas, 72 × 91.5 cm, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. This title of the painting refers to the right wing of the building, 2, Place Lamartine, Arles, France, the house where, on May 1, 1888, Van Gogh rented four rooms, two large ones on the ground floor to serve as atelier and kitchen, and, on the first floor, two smaller ones facing Place Lamartine. The window on the first floor near the corner with both shutters open...

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Philip Hermogenes Calderon (1833‑1898) St. Elizabeth of Hungary’s Great Act of Renunciation 1891 Oil on canvas 153 x 213 cm ___ Elizabeth of Hungary (1207-1231) was the wife of Lewis, Landgrave of Thuringia. After his death in 1227 during one of the Crusades, she entered a convent and devoted herself to good works. Before becoming a nun, she passed through a spiritual crisis, torn by the need to renounce the world, and therefore her children, in order to fulfil her desire to serve God. Pre...

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Arnold Bocklin (1827-1901)Self Portrait with DeathOil on canvas1872Staatliche Museen (Berlin, Germany)

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A hidden painting has been found by scientists beneath the brush strokes of The Blue Room, a 1901 Pablo Picasso artwork. He created both works in Paris during his famous blue period. Art experts and conservators at The Phillips Collection in Washington used infrared on the masterpiece, revealing a bow-tied man with his face resting on his hand. The Blue Room has been the subject of exploration since 2008 by experts from the Phillips Collection, National Gallery of Art, Cornell University and Del...

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Bosch, Hieronymus The Garden of Earthly Delight (Detail, right wing) c. 1504 Oil on panel Museo del Prado, Madrid ___ This painting was probably made for the private enjoyment of a noble family. It is named for the luscious garden in the central panel, which is filled with cavorting nudes and giant birds and fruits. The triptych depicts the history of the world and the progression of sin. Beginning on the outside shutters with the creation of the world, the story progresses from Adam and Eve and...

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Konstantin YuonThe Blue Bush, 1908, oil on canvas, 71 x 107 cm, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Konstantin Yuon was a noted Russian painter and theatre designer. He co-founded the Union of Russian Artists and the Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia. He started as an Impressionist landscape and genre painter with a Symbolist note. To the end of his life Yuon became a strict social realism artist.

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John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1893)Blackman Street, LondonOil on canvas188563.8 x 76.5 cm(25.12" x 30.12")Private collection

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