31 Works, October 30th. is s day, her art, illustrated with footnotes #228

Angelica Kauffmann (1741–1807) (after)
A Lady with a Dagger

Oil on canvas
H 34 x W 28.5 cm
Wigan Arts and Heritage Service

Maria Anna Angelika Kauffmann RA (30 October 1741–5 November 1807), usually known in English as Angelica Kauffman, was a Swiss Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Remembered primarily as a history painter, Kauffmann was a skilled portraitist, landscape and decoration painter. She was, along with Mary Moser, one of two female painters among the founding members of the Royal Academy in London in 1768…

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08 Works, July 10th. is Bartolomeo Gennari’s day, his story, illustrated with footnotes #187

Bartolomeo Gennari
L’Ange Gardien protégeant un enfant du démon/ The Guardian Angel protecting a child from the demon

Oil on canvas
Musée Magnin

A guardian angel is a type of angel that is assigned to protect and guide a particular person, group or nation. Belief in tutelary beings can be traced throughout all antiquity. The idea of angels that guard over people played a major role in Ancient Judaism. In Christianity, the hierarchy of angels was extensively developed in the 5th century by Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite. The theology of angels and tutelary spirits has undergone many changes since the 5th century. Belief in both the East and the West[clarification needed] is that guardian angels serve to protect whichever person God assigns them to, and present prayer to God on that person’s behalf. More on guardian angel

Bartolomeo Gennari (10 July 1594–29 January 1661) was an Italian Renaissance painter…

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37 Works, June 15th. is Jacek Malczewski’s day, his story, illustrated with footnotes #163

Jacek Malczewski (1854–1929)
Sunday at the mine (Rest at the mine), c. 1882

Oil on canvas
Height: 118 cm (46.4 in); Width: 180 cm (70.8 in)
National Museum in Warsaw

Sunday in the Mine from 1882 is one of many paintings by Jacek Malczewski — realistic, symbolist, expressionist — devoted to the martyrdom of Polish exiles, including participants of subsequent national uprisings, in Siberia. The Siberian series painted by Malczewski in the years 1877–1895 includes scenes from stages, prisons, mines and places of exile.

Sunday in the Mine — additionally emphasizes inhumane living conditions for convicts forced to work also on Sundays. More on this painting

Jacek Malczewski (15 July 1854–8 October 1929) was a Polish symbolist painter who is one of the most revered painters of Poland, associated with the patriotic Young Poland movement following a century of Partitions. He is regarded as the father of Polish Symbolism. His creative output combined the predominant style of his times, with historical motifs of Polish martyrdom, the romantic ideals of independence, Christian and Greek mythology, folk tales, as well as his love of the natural world. He was the father of painter Rafał Malczewski…

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