This is from John French Sloan, an American and a socialist. Check out his wiki. Click here to zoom in on this marvelous painting.
This is from Gustav Klimt, my favorite artist of all time. Click here to zoom. I just started getting in to his “nature” stuff. He and Egon Schiele made cool landscapes. Have a good rest of the day!
From my main man Gustav Klimt.
Man, I like this one. It was painted by William Holman Hunt, an English painter. Hunt belonged to a school of art that called itself the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Here is a wiki on the Brotherhood.
From Eugene Delacroix, as requested by Jacques Delacroix (no relation):
This one is just plain crazy, and it’s by the French painter Gustave Moreau. Here is a wiki on the story of Diomedes, by the way. And here is Barry Stocker on ancient Greek thought.
From the great Malayi (India) painter Raja Rami Varma: Varma was one of the first artists in colonial India to blend Western art with Indian traditions. Urvashi and Pururavas is an old Hindu love legend (wiki). And here is a wiki on Varma. Here is yet another wiki, on the Malayali.
This beauty is by Ferdinand Hodler, a Swiss painter. Rest assured, there’ll be more from him.
From the British artist and poet William Blake: I’ve never been a huge fan of English art, but Blake is an obvious exception to the rule when it comes to art out of England. If you expand British art to include its imperial domains, then British art is spectacular, but as for England itself, meh. … Continue reading Afternoon Tea: Isaac Newton (1795)
From Gustav Klimt, still my favorite artist of all time…
From the esteemed Jewish French-Belarusian artist (and one of my personal favorites), Marc Chagall:
From the Russian painter Ilya Repin: This is a bit different than the traditional “last supper” paintings we are used to, at least here in the States.
From Eugene Delacroix, as requested by Jacques Delacroix: I could stare at this for hours…
This is from the communist Mexican artist Diego Rivera: Created during the Great Depression, this one is almost too predictable. It’s beauty alone, though, makes it worthy of an afternoon with tea. Here is more from NOL on the Great Depression.
A Picasso: This one is in a private collection somewhere…