Thursday, November 23, 2017

19C Winter at the Florist

Victor-Gabriel Gilbert (French Academic Painter, 1847-1933) Florist

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

19C Flower Girl

Sir Luke Fildes. English (English artist, 1843-1927) Venetian Flower Girl

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

1636 The Foure Complexions by William Marshall

 William Marshall (British printmaker, 1617-1649) The Foure Complexions 1662 - Phlegmatic

Sir Thomas Elyot's (c 1490-1546) Castel of Helthe, 1541, "Complexion is a combynation of two dyvers qualities of the foure elements in one bodye, as hotte and drye of the Fyre: hotte and inoyste of the Ayre."
 William Marshall (British printmaker, 1617-1649) The Foure Complexions 1636 - Melancholy

Bartholomeus Anglicus (Bartholomew of England) (c 1203–1272),  Batman vppon Bartholome, "Mans bodie is made of foure Elements, that is to wit, of Earth, Water, Fire and Aire: euery seuerall hath his proper qualities. Foure be called the first and principall qualityes, that is heate, cold, drie, and moist: they be called the first qualities, because they slide first from the Elements into the things that be made of Elements."
 William Marshall (British printmaker, 1617-1649) The Foure Complexions 1636 - Sanguine

Sir John Harington's (1561-1612) Englishmans Doctor, or the Schoole of Salerne, 1608,  "The watry flegmatique are fayre and white; The sanguin, roses joynd to lillies bright; The collericke, more red; the melancholy, Alluding to their name, are swart and colly."
William Marshall (British printmaker, 1617-1649) The Foure Complexions - Chollerick

From William Shakespeare's (1564-1616) Love's Labour's Lost  Act 1, Scene 2

Boy, A Woman, Master. 
Brag. Of what complexion?
Boy. Of all the foure, or the three, or the two, or one of the foure.
Brag. Tell me precifely of what complexion?
Boy. Of the sea-water Greene sir.
Brag. Is that one of the foure complexions?
Boy. As I haue read sir, and the beft of them too. 
Brag. Greene indeed is the colour of Lovers: but to haue a Love of that colour, methinkes Sampfon had small reason for it. He surely affected her for her wit.
Boy. It was so sir, for she had a greene wit. 

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Squirrels in in a few European & British Paintings

1519 Giovanni Cariani (1485–1547) 4 Courtesans, 3 Gentlemen, and 1 Squirrel



1519 Giovanni Cariani (1485–1547) 4 Courtesans, 3 Gentlemen, and 1 Squirrel Detail


 1526 Hans Holbein the Younger (1498–1543) Lady with a Squirrel on a chain


1526 Hans Holbein the Younger (1498–1543) Lady with a Squirrel Detail


 1565 Francesco Montemezzano (Italian, Venetian, ca. 1540–after 1602). Portrait of a Lady with a Squirrel on a chain with a bell collar.


1580s Portrait of a Lady, possibly the Poet Maddalena Salvetti (1557-1610), in a Green Dress and a pet Black Squirrel with a bell collar.


1650s Frans Luycx (1604–1668) Charles Joseph (1649-1664) Archduke of Austria with Squirrel



 1600s Frederic Kerseboom (1632-1690) Lady with a Red Squirrel on a chain and a Spaniel



 1700s Joseph Highmore (English artist, 1692-1780) A Portrait of a Boy with a Pet Squirrel.


 1730 Unknown French artist, Portrait of an Unknown French Lady Holding Flowers and a Red Squirrel with a bell collar.


 1736 Joseph Highmore (English artist, 1692-1780) The Family of Sir Eldred Lancelot Lee

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Monday, February 13, 2017

Women by Girolamo Forabosco 1605-1679 including Biblical Judith & Holofernes

Girolamo Forabosco (1605-1679) painted women in allegorical history settings, but most of these women were his contemporaries. They reflect his society. Elaborate hair & elegant costumes plus a mirror.  He was active in Padua & Venice, where he was enrolled in the Fraglia dei Pittori between 1634 & 1639 & paid taxes from 1640 to 1644.
Girolamo Forabosco (1605-1679) Lady with a Dog


Girolamo Forabosco (1605-1679) Portrait of a Venetian 1659


Girolamo Forabosco (1605-1679) Portrait of a Courtesan


Girolamo Forabosco (1605-1679) Judith with the head of Holofernes


Girolamo Forabosco (1605-1679) Portrait of a Courtesan


Girolamo Forabosco (1605-1679) Portrait of a Woman


Girolamo Forabosco (1605-1679) Vanitas


Girolamo Forabosco (1605-1679) Venetian Wife


Girolamo Forabosco (1605-1679) Courtesan


Girolamo Forabosco (1605-1679) Courtesan


Girolamo Forabosco (1605-1679) Story of Joseph & Potiphar's Wife


Girolamo Forabosco (1605-1679) Portrait of a Woman Half Length


Girolamo Forabosco (1605-1679) Ragazza Allo Specchio


Girolamo Forabosco (1605-1679) Portrait of a Lady

Girolamo Forabosco (1605-1679) Portrait of a Lady in a Grey Dress with Fur

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

A Woman, a Murder, & The Bible - Judith & Holofernes 1900s-Present

1901 Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) Judith I


1909 Gustav Klimt (1862–1918) Judith II


1900s Arthur Greuell (Belgian artist, 1891-1966) Judith and Holofernes


1910 Leon Bakst (1886-1924) Judith with Head of Holofernes


1920 Josef Loukota (1879-1967) Judith


1921 Walter Jakob (German artist, 1893-1964) Judith and Holofernes


1926 Franz von Stuck (German Symbolist Expressionist Painter and Sculptor, 1863-1928) Judith and Holofernes


1926 Franz von Stuck (German Symbolist Expressionist Painter and Sculptor, 1863-1928) Judith and Holofernes


1927 Franz von Stuck (German Symbolist Expressionist Painter and Sculptor, 1863-1928) Judith and Holofernes


1943 Alberto Ziveri (1908-1990) Judith II


1950s Leonard Baskin (1922-2000) Judith with the Head of Holofernes


1953 Mikhail Gubin, Judith and Holofernes


1999 Francois Legrand, Judith and Holofernes


1999 Tina Blondell, I'll Make You Shorter by a Head, Judith


2010 Elisa Johns (Los Angeles artist) Judith


2010 Elisa Johns, (Los Angeles artist) Judith's Return to Bethulia