21 Works, October 5th. is Édouard Detaille’s day, his story, illustrated with footnotes #217

Jean-Baptiste-Edouard Detaille
The last charge of General Lasalle, killed at Wagram on July 6, 1809, c. 1912

Musée de l’Armée

Antoine-Charles-Louis, Comte de Lasalle (10 May 1775, Metz — 6 July 1809, Wagram) was a French cavalry general during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, often called “The Hussar General”. He first gained fame for his role in the Capitulation of Stettin. Over the course of his short career, he became known as a daring adventurer and was credited with many exploits. Eventually, he fought on every front and was killed at the Battle of Wagram. More on General Lasalle

Jean-Baptiste Édouard Detaille (5 October 1848–23 December 1912) was a French academic painter and military artist noted for his precision and realistic detail. He was regarded as the “semi-official artist of the French army”…

Please follow link for full post

14 Works, July 14th. is Juan Rodríguez Juárez’s day, his story, illustrated with footnotes #191

Circle of Juan Rodríguez Juárez (Mexican, 1675–1728)
Indian wedding , c. 1730

Oil on Canvas
101.6 x 144.8 cm. (40 x 57 in.)
Private collection

Juan Rodríguez Juárez (b. Mexico City 1675 — d. 1728) was an artist in the Viceroyalty of New Spain. He was a member of a Spanish family long noted for their accomplishments in the world of painting. His brother was Nicolás Rodríguez Juárez (1667–1734), who was like himself, an established painter in New Spain…

Please follow link for full post

06 Paintings, Streets of Rome, 18th & 19th Century, by the Artists of the time, with footnotes. 4

Danish School, 19th Century
A view of the Campidoglio, Rome

Oil on canvas
13 ¾ x 17 ¼ in. (35 x 43.8 cm.)
Private Collection

Please follow link for full post

24 Works, Today, May 28th. is Hans Makart’s day, his story, illustrated with footnotes #146

Hans Makart
A feast in the park
Oil on canvas
28 x 41 cm
Private collection

Hans Makart (28 May 1840–3 October 1884) was a 19th-century Austrian academic history painter, designer, and decorator. He is best known for his influence on Gustav Klimt and other Austrian artists, but in his own era he was considered an important artist himself and a celebrity figure in the high culture of Vienna and attended with almost cult-like adulation…

Please follow link for full post

11 Works, Today, March 1st. is artist Nikolaos Gyzis’ day, his story, illustrated with footnotes #060

Nikolaos Gyzis (1842–1901)
Historia, c. 1892

Oil on panel
Private collection

Nikolaos Gyzis (1 March 1842–4 January 1901) was considered one of Greece’s most important 19th-century painters. He was most famous for his work Eros and the Painter (See below), his first genre painting. It was auctioned in May 2006 at Bonhams in London, being last exhibited in Greece in 1928. He was the major representative of the so-called “Munich School”, the major 19th-century Greek art movement…

Please follow link for full post

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Au lit: Le baiser. 01 Painting, The amorous game, Part 60 – With Footnotes

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, (1864-1901)
Au lit: Le baiser, c. 1892
Oil on board
17⅞ x 23 in (45.5 x 58.5 cm).
Private collection

Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa (24 November 1864 – 9 September 1901), also known as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was a French painter, printmaker, draughtsman and illustrator whose immersion in the colourful and theatrical life of Paris in the late 19th century allowed him to produce a collection of enticing, elegant and provocative images of the modern, sometimes decadent, life of those times. Toulouse-Lautrec is among the best-known painters of the Post-Impressionist period, alongside Cézanne, Van Gogh and Gauguin. In a 2005 auction at Christie’s auction house, La Blanchisseuse, his early painting of a young laundress, sold for US$22.4 million and set a new record for the artist for a price at auction. More on Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Please visit my other blogs: Art CollectorMythologyMarine ArtPortrait of a Lady, The OrientalistArt of the Nude and The Canals of VeniceMiddle East Artistsand 365 Saints, also visit my Boards on Pinterest

Images are copyright of their respective owners, assignees or others. Some Images may be subject to copyright

I don’t own any of these images – credit is always given when due unless it is unknown to me. if I post your images without your permission, please tell me.

I do not sell art, art prints, framed posters or reproductions. Ads are shown only to compensate the hosting expenses.

If you enjoyed this post, please share with friends and family.

Thank you for visiting my blog and also for liking its posts and pages.

Please note that the content of this post primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

05 works, Today, December 21st, is Saint Severinus of Noricum’s day, his story, illustrated #353

Master of San Severino
Detail from the Severin Severin von Noricum Alter

Rudolf Lehr – State Chronicle of Upper Austria
State Chronicle of Upper Austria . Vienna

Severinus of Noricum (c. 410–8 January 482) is a saint, known as the “Apostle to Noricum”. It has been speculated that he was born in either Southern Italy or in the Roman province of Africa…

Please follow link for full post

09 works, Today, October 15th, is Saint Longinus’ day, his story illustrated #286

Fyodor Evtikhievich Zubov
Longinus the Centurion, c. 1680

Russian icon
Grand Kremlin Palace

Longinus is the name given in Christian mythology to the unnamed Roman soldier who pierced Jesus in his side with a lance. The lance is called in Christianity the “Holy Lance” during the Crucifixion. This act is said to have created the last of the Five Holy Wounds of Christ…

Please follow link for full post

Walter Elmer Schofield, Cornish Harbour, 01 Marine Painting, With Footnotes, #294


Cornish Harbours
were once the centre of Cornwall’s pilchard fishing industry and the old cob and slate buildings bear testimony to a time when large shoals of pilchards were the livelihood of the whole village. More on Cornish HarboursWalter Elmer Schofield, (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania / 1869 – 1944), was born in Philadelphia in 1867. He attended Swathmore College and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, studying with Thomas Anshutz from 1889 to 1892. He then traveled to Paris where he studied at the Academie Julian from 1892 to 1895, and in 1903 he eventually settled, along with his wife Murielle Redmayne and their children, in Cornwall, England. Although he became an expatriate, Schofield was recognized an a part of the Pennsylvania Impressionist tradition. Familiar at an early age with the Bucks County region, Schofield visited often, usually from October through April, and painted rural scenes. He often visited his friend, Edward Redfield, and painted with him en plein-air, sharing a love of large canvases. A rivalry ended their friendship, however, when Schofield earned a Carnegie Institute medal for his “Center Bridge – Across the River” in 1904, a painting he put to canvas while in Cornwall. Redfield claimed the composition was initially his own concept and that Schofield stole it. It has been said that from that point on Schofield was never known to have painted in the Bucks County region again.
Schofield won many awards during his lifetime, including two gold medals from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, three awards from the National Academy of Design, and the National Arts Club among many others.
His work is in the permanent collections of some of the worlds most prestigious institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Luxembourg Museum in Paris, James A. Michener Art Museum and the National Museum of American Art at the Smithsonian Institute, among others. More on Walter Elmer Schofield

Please visit my other blogs: Art CollectorMythologyMarine ArtPortrait of a Lady, The OrientalistArt of the Nude and The Canals of VeniceMiddle East Artistsand 365 Saints, also visit my Boards on Pinterest

Images are copyright of their respective owners, assignees or others. Some Images may be subject to copyright

I don’t own any of these images – credit is always given when due unless it is unknown to me. if I post your images without your permission, please tell me.

I do not sell art, art prints, framed posters or reproductions. Ads are shown only to compensate the hosting expenses.

If you enjoyed this post, please share with friends and family.

Thank you for visiting my blog and also for liking its posts and pages.

Please note that the content of this post primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

06 works, Today, August 18th, is the Saints Florus and Laurus’ day, their story illustrated #230

Icon of the Miracle of Flora and Lavra. Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow. (1)
Unknown artist
Miracle of Flora and Lavra, c. 15th century
Icon
Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
I have no further description, at this time

Saints Florus and Laurus, twin brothers, who were second century martyrs, are considered the patrons of horses among the Rus because a local horse plague was healed by their relics. Russian peasants would tether their horses around the church on their feast day and avoid putting the horses to work in order to avoid a recurrence of the plague. According to The Golden Bough, peasants didn’t plough with horses on the brothers’ feast day for fear of causing a cattle plague but would lead their horses round their village church. The horses were often also driven to a local pond and driven into the water after a priest had blessed it; the horses were washed in the pond and then led in procession around the church…

Please follow link for full post

04 works, Today, August 17th, is the Holy Martyr Myron’s day, his story illustrated #229

Holy Martyr Myron (1)
Mike Hajimichael
Holy Martyr Myron
I have no further description, at this time

The Holy Martyr Myron was a presbyter in Achaia (Greece), and lived during the third century. He suffered in the year 250 under the emperor Decius (249–251). The presbyter was gentle and kind to people, but he was also courageous in the defense of his spiritual children…

Please follow link for full post

Adrien LeMayeur, Women with parasols 01 Painting, The Art Of The Nude, with footnotes # 143

Adrien LeMayeur (1844 - 1923)
Adrien LeMayeur, (1880 – 1958)
Women with parasols
mixed media on mounted paper
h. 18-1/2 w. 23-1/2 in.
Private collection

Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur de Merpres (9 February 1880 – 31 May 1958) was a Belgian painter from Brussels who lived the last part of his life in Bali.

Le Mayeur came to Bali at Singaraja in 1932. He then stayed in Denpasar and was fascinated by what remained then of Balinese culture, including the Balinese people’s traditional way of life, the temple rituals and local dances. He was also impressed by the light, color and beauty of the surroundings in the then still quite unspoilt island.

Le Mayeur got acquainted with 15-year-old legong dancer, Ni Nyoman Pollok, known by her nickname Ni Pollok , who later on became Le Mayeur’s model for his paintings.

After three years working together, in 1935, Le Mayeur and Pollok got married. During the Japanese occupation of Indonesia in World War II Le Mayeur was put under house arrest by the Japanese authorities. He continued painting, however, often painting on rice sack cloth and other surfaces he could find. After the war Le Mayeur’s reputation grew at steady pace.

In 1958 Le Mayeur suffered from a severe ear cancer, and accompanied by Ni Pollok he returned to Belgium to have a medical treatment. After two months in Belgium, on 31 May 1958 the 78-year-old painter died and was buried in Ixelles, Brussels. Ni Pollok then returned home to take care of her house which had become the Le Mayeur Museum. She stayed there until her death on 18 July 1985 at the age of 68.

Le Mayeur and Ni Pollok’s home is kept in its original condition and is a museum where about 80 of Le Mayeur’s works are exhibited. More on Adrien LeMayeur




Please visit my other blogs: Art CollectorMythologyMarine ArtPortrait of a Lady, The OrientalistArt of the Nude and The Canals of VeniceMiddle East Artistsand 365 Saints, also visit my Boards on Pinterest

Images are copyright of their respective owners, assignees or others. Some Images may be subject to copyright

I don’t own any of these images – credit is always given when due unless it is unknown to me. if I post your images without your permission, please tell me.

I do not sell art, art prints, framed posters or reproductions. Ads are shown only to compensate the hosting expenses.

If you enjoyed this post, please share with friends and family.

Thank you for visiting my blog and also for liking its posts and pages.

Please note that the content of this post primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Frans Van Bueren, Harbour scene 01 Marine Painting, With Footnotes, #293

Frans Van Bueren (20th century) - Harbour scene
Frans Van Bueren, (20th century)
Harbour scene, c. 1954
Oil on canvas
58 cm x 48 cm // 50 cm x 40 cm
Private Collection

Alphonse van Beurden, Antwerp 1878-1962. Art painter, who lived and worked in Antwerp. Son of sculptor Alphonse van Beurden. Studied at the Academy of Antwerp with a strong preference for landscapes and forest scenes in the style of F. Courtens, yet he also painted Schelde scenes, harbor scenes and figures in interiors. His work can be found in museums in Antwerp and St. Niklaas. More on Alphonse van Beurden

Please visit my other blogs: Art CollectorMythologyMarine ArtPortrait of a Lady, The OrientalistArt of the Nude and The Canals of VeniceMiddle East Artistsand 365 Saints, also visit my Boards on Pinterest

Images are copyright of their respective owners, assignees or others. Some Images may be subject to copyright

I don’t own any of these images – credit is always given when due unless it is unknown to me. if I post your images without your permission, please tell me.

I do not sell art, art prints, framed posters or reproductions. Ads are shown only to compensate the hosting expenses.

If you enjoyed this post, please share with friends and family.

Thank you for visiting my blog and also for liking its posts and pages.

Please note that the content of this post primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

13 works, Today, August 16th, is the Dormition of the Not-Made-by-Hand Image, its story illustrated #228

Saint Abgar (1)
Unknown artist
Saint Abgar
I have no further description, at this time

Tradition relates, that during the time of the preaching of the Saviour, Abgar the Black, first king that converted to Christianity rules in Edessa. He was stricken all over his body with leprosy…

Please follow link for full post

09 works, Today, August 15th, is the Dormition of the Virgin Mary day, her story illustrated #227

James Tissot (1836–1902)2 (1)
James Tissot, (1836–1902)
What Our Lord Saw from the Cross, between 1886 and 1894
Gouache over graphite on gray-green wove paper
24.8 × 23 cm (9.7 × 9 in)
Brooklyn Museum

Hanging on the Cross in agony, Jesus remembered His Mother, and indicating the Apostle John He said to her: Woman, behold thy son. After that, He said to John: Behold thy mother. And so, providing for His Mother, He breathed His last.

John had a home on Mount Zion, in Jerusalem, in which the Theotokos then lived. She dwelt there to the end of her days on earth. By her prayers, kind guidance, meekness and patience, she greatly assisted her Son’s apostles…

Please follow link for full post

10 works, Today, August 14th, is St. Antonio Primaldo’s day, his story illustrated #226

St. Otranto Martyrs (1)
Unknown artist
St. Antonio Primaldo and his Companion Martyrs
I have no further description of this artwork at this time

St. Antonio Primaldo and his Companion Martyrs, also known as the Martyrs of Otranto, were 813 inhabitants of the Salentine city of Otranto in southern Italy who were killed on 14 August 1480 when the city fell to an Ottoman force under Gedik Ahmed Pasha; an Albanian Ottoman statesman and admiral, who served as Grand Vizier and Grand Admiral of the Ottoman Navy. According to a traditional account, the killings took place after the Otrantins refused to convert to Islam…

Please follow link for full post

10 works, Today, August 13th, is Marco d’Aviano’s day, their story illustrated #225

Anonymous ideal portrait of Marco d'Aviano in contemplation of the Crucifix, 1699 (Padua, Capuchin Convent). (1)
Anonymous
Marco d’Aviano in contemplation of the Crucifix, c. 1699
Padua, Capuchin Convent

Marco d’Aviano, born Carlo Domenico Cristofori (November 17, 1631 — August 13, 1699) was an Italian Capuchin friar.

orn in Aviano, a small community in the Republic of Venice. At 16 he tried to reach the island of Crete, where the Venetians were at war with the Ottoman Turks, in order to preach the Gospel and convert the Muslims to Christianity. On his way, he sought asylum at a Capuchin convent in Capodistria, where he was welcomed by the Superior, who knew his family, and who, after providing him with food and rest, advised him to return home.

Please follow link for full post

06 works, Today, August 12th, is Martyrs Anicetas and Photios’ day, their story illustrated #224

Anikita and Photius (1)
Unknown artist
Anikita and Photius
I have no further description of this artwork at this time

The Martyrs Anicetas and Photios (his nephew) were natives of Nicomedia.

Anicetas, a military official, denounced the emperor Diocletian (284–305) for having set up in the city square an implement of execution for frightening Christians…

Please follow link for full post

04 works, Today, August 11th, is Saint Susanna’s day, her story illustrated #223

Saint Susanna Altar is a photograph by Philip Ralley (1)
Photograph by Philip Ralley
Saint SusannaAltar
Mosaic
Crypt Church in the Basilica of the National Shrine in Washington
I have no further description of this artwork at this time

 

Martyr Susanna the Virgin, according to Christian legend, was the daughter of Presbyter Gavinius and a niece of the Holy Bishop Caius of Rome (283–296).

She was raised in strict Christian piety and in her youthful years dedicated herself to God. The family of the saint was related to the emperor Diocletian (284–305), who heard reports of her virtue and beauty…

Please follow link for full post