Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Feuerbach neck

Interesting detail from a painting by Feuerbach

Sir John Everett Millais


Portrait of a Girl (Sophie Gray), 12 x 19 inches

Victorian painters have been criticised for depicting the feminine as ineffectual, passive and swooning.
The first of these works may have added to this perception. The girl in the portrait; however, is depicted without idealism. There's a certain defiance in the jutting chin; perhaps impatience from sitting for the portrait.

Karl Pavlovich Briullov

Mikhail Vrubel - Russian

Sandra Flood - American

Self-Portrait, 24 x 36 inches

Blue Maia, 36 x 30 inches

Ali with Russian Hat, 20 x 20 inches

Monday, April 13, 2009


13 x 9.4 inches
This work has recently been attributed, by some, to Leonardo Da Vinci.

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." - da Vinci 

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Priscilla Treacy - American

9 x 14 inches
Cropping out the superfluous concentrates the attention on what's important.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Kristin Vestgard - Norwegian

In the Midst of it All, 60 cm


Drippy turpsy paint on the clothes