Sunday, March 9, 2014

Cats by Franz Marc (German artist, 1880-1916)



Franz Marc (German artist, 1880-1916)


Franz Marc (German artist, 1880-1916) Cats 1910


Franz Marc (German artist, 1880-1916) Nude with Cat 1910


Franz Marc (German artist, 1880-1916) Two Cats Blue and Yellow 1912


Franz Marc (German artist, 1880-1916) Girl with Cat 1912


Franz Marc (German artist, 1880-1916) Three Cats 1913


Friday, March 7, 2014

1800s Mischievous Cats



Horatio Henry Couldery (English artist, 1832–1893) Game for Dinner


Guillaume Fouace (French artist, 1827-1895) Still Life with Cat


Horatio Henry Couldery (English artist, 1832–1893) The Catch


Horatio Henry Couldery (English artist, 1832–1893) Monopoly


Horatio Henry Couldery (English artist, 1832–1893) A Fiver in the Kitty


Horatio Henry Couldery (English artist, 1832–1893) Cats at the Fishbowl


Horatio Henry Couldery (English artist, 1832–1893) The Fishing Party


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Cats by Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)



Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French Impressionist Painter, 1841-1919) The Boy with a Cat (d├ętail)


Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French Impressionist Painter, 1841-1919) Sleeping Cat1862


Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French Impressionist Painter, 1841-1919) Geraniums and Cats 1881


Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French Impressionist Painter, 1841-1919) Woman with a Cat


Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French Impressionist Painter, 1841-1919) Julie Manet with Cat


Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French Impressionist Painter, 1841-1919) A Girl and a Cat


Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French Impressionist Painter, 1841-1919) Sleeping Girl with Cat

Monday, March 3, 2014

1600s Women reading & writing letters - no email, no texting...


Gerard Terborch (Dutch Baroque Era Painter, 1617-1681) Woman Writing a Letter 1655 detail

Communicating was not that easy in the 17th century. Writers would pour out their hearts in a letter; hope to keep secret plans & tender emotions private; hand the letter over to a hopefully trustworthy messenger for dispatch; & attempt to wait patiently for a reply.


Gerard Terborch (Dutch Baroque Era Painter, 1617-1681) The Letter 1655 detail


Gerard Terborch (Dutch Baroque Era Painter, 1617-1681) Curiosity detail 


Gerard Terborch (Dutch Baroque Era Painter, 1617-1681) Messenger with Letter


Gerard Terborch (Dutch Baroque Era Painter, 1617-1681) Lady Reading a Letter


Gerard Terborch (Dutch Baroque Era Painter, 1617-1681) The Message


Gerard Terborch (Dutch Baroque Era Painter, 1617-1681) A Lady Reading a Letter. c 1662 detail


Gerard Terborch (Dutch Baroque Era Painter, 1617-1681) Woman Reading a Letter detail


Gerard Terborch (Dutch Baroque Era Painter, 1617-1681) Young Woman in Peasant Costume After Reading a Letter


Gabriel Metsu (Dutch Baroque Era Painter, 1629-1667) Lady Writing at Her Desk


Gabriel Metsu (Dutch Baroque Era Painter, 1629-1667) Woman Reading a Letter 1664-66


Gabriel Metsu (Dutch Baroque Era Painter, 1629-1667) Woman Surprised While Writing a Letter


Johannes Vermeer (Dutch Baroque Era Painter, 1632-1675) A Lady Writing c 1665


Johannes Vermeer (Dutch Baroque Era Painter, 1632-1675) Mistress Writing and Maid


Johannes Vermeer (Dutch Baroque Era Painter, 1632-1675) Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window 1657 detail


Johannes Vermeer (Dutch Baroque Era Painter, 1632-1675) Woman in Blue Reading a Letter 1657


Johannes Vermeer (Dutch Baroque Era Painter, 1632-1675) Lady Writing a Letter with Her Maid c.1670 detail


Frans Van Mieris the Elder (Dutch painter, 1635-1681) Woman Writing a Letter 1680 detail


Thursday, February 27, 2014

Intriguing still lifes by Jan van Kessel (Flemish painter, 1626-1679)



Jan van Kessel the Elder (Flemish painter, 1626-1679) A Cockchafer Beetle, and Woodlice --other Insects, with a Sprig of Auricula, c. 1650s


Jan van Kessel the Elder (Flemish painter, 1626-1679) Insects


Jan van Kessel the Elder (Flemish painter, 1626-1679) and Fruit Insects, c. 1656-1679


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

1600s Merry Company Indoors


1614 Willem Pieterszoon Buytewech (Dutch Golden Age artist, 1592–1624) Merry Company



1615 Adam Willaerts (Dutch artist, 1577-1664) Merry Company



1615 Willem Pieterszoon Buytewech (Dutch Golden Age artist, 1592–1624) Froliche Gesellschaft



1616 Frans Hals (Dutch artist, 1583–1666) Merry Makers at Mardi Gras



1616 Willem Pieterszoon Buytewech (Dutch Golden Age artist, 1592–1624) Merry Company



c 1615 Willem Pieterszoon Buytewech (Dutch Golden Age artist, 1592–1624) Merry Company



Dirck Hals (Dutch Baroque Era painter, 1591-1656) Celebration



Dirck Hals (Dutch Baroque Era painter, 1591-1656) An Elegant group playing music Detail



Dirck Hals (Dutch Baroque Era painter, 1591-1656) Merry Company at the Table



Dirck Hals (Dutch Baroque Era painter, 1591-1656) The Happy Company



Dirck Hals (Dutch Baroque Era painter, 1591-1656) The Party Table