Saturday, November 14, 2009

John William Waterhouse

Circe Invidiosa, Circe Poisoning the Sea

Nymphs finding the Head of Orpheus

St Cecilia

Friday, November 6, 2009

Jeffrey T Larson

24 x 24 inches

Women doing domestic work might seem a bit sexist, but this painter does portray women doing other things too. The backlit sheets are an interesting subject.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

John Longstaff - Australian

the artist's wife,
60 x 47 cm


Pietro da Cortona, St Cecilia, my detail.

Female Figure Resting on a Sword, National Gallery, London, my detail.

Pietro da Cortona

St Cecilia

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Friday, June 26, 2009

Henry O Tanner

Virgin Mary in Meditation, c.1905, 12 x 9 inches

Don Hatfield- American

Treasure Found, 24 x 36 inches

Kristin Vestgard

60 x 60 cm

Kristin is a Norwegian artist who has exhibited in the UK. Her work is characterised by day-dreamy figures in muted tones and washes of diluted oil paint.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Nigel Cox - UK

24 x 24 inches, Oil on Linen

The Seer

There is a tendency in contemporary figurative art towards sole figures lost in white or grey voids. This lends a mood of reverie, but could also be a reflection of the autism of the modern world. A vector to a corner is traditionally seen as a defect of composition, but the shadow in the square work is an example of how breaking the rules can produce a refreshingly edgy image.

M Collier

Painting of a statue of an ideal female head, Getty Museum,
6 x 6 inches

Gustav Stevens

Adele et la Cariatide, 65.5 x 98 cm

Byam Shaw

Arthur Lemon

The Wooing of Daphnis