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

Hands



Pietro da Cortona, St Cecilia, my detail.












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

Pietro da Cortona


St Cecilia
detail

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