26 Works, December 3rd. is Frederic Leighton’s day, his art, illustrated with footnotes #244

Frederic Leighton (1830–1896)
And the Sea Gave Up the Dead Which Were in It, exhibited 1892

Oil on canvas
H 228.6 x W 228.6 cm
Tate Britain

This is one of the most dramatic and powerful works, painted in the dark and solemn style of Leighton’s late career. Leighton’s tondo shows the resurrection of the dead, as described in the Book of Revelation: ‘And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.’ (Revelation 20:13) It is a terrifying yet essentially optimistic image, meditating on the theme of spiritual salvation…

Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton, PRA (3 December 1830–25 January 1896), known as Sir Frederic Leighton between 1878 and 1896, was a British painter, draughtsman, and sculptor. His works depicted historical, biblical, and classical subject matter in an academic style. His paintings were enormously popular, and expensive, during his lifetime…

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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…

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