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. (William Blake excepted, of course.)
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…
My college (City College of San Francisco) has a “Diego Rivera Theater” featuring a mural by the artist that spans the width of the building. It is the cultural asset of which the college is most proud. It is very nice to look at. Here’s a picture.
I’ve seen the real thing. It’s absolutely beautiful. If you’re doing the tourist thing in San Francisco, or if you live there and are looking for something to do, make sure you hit up CCSF.