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Art of the Day – 02/05/2019 (View of Toledo, El Greco)

Daily Artwork — “View of Toledo, El Greco, c1599”

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c1599 — View of Toledo.  Oil paint on canvas. Mannerism style. El Greco (1541-1614). Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA.

“One of only two surviving landscapes by El Greco, View of Toledo is among the best known depictions of the sky in western art. At the time it was painted, it was rare to portray an isolated landscape scene, making El Greco the first landscape artist in the history of Spanish art. It is not a true representation of the landscape of Toledo, however. Although the castle is in the correct place, the rest of the buildings are not truly represented in location or distance to each other. The painting is specifically mentioned in the movie “V for Vendetta,” in which the main character Evey Hammond directs her captor’s eyes toward the painting.” (WikiArt)

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Posted by on February 5, 2019 in Daily Art

 

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Art of the Day – 02/04/2019 (Hip, Hip, Hurrah!, Karel Appel)

Daily Artwork — “Hip, Hip, Hurrah!, Karel Appel, 1949”

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1949 — Hip, Hip, Hurrah! (Hiep, hiep, hoera!).  Oil paint on canvas. Art Informel style. Karel Appel (1921-2006). Tate Modern, London, UK.

“The title of Hip, Hip, Hoorah! was intended to celebrate the artistic freedom from tradition achieved by the CoBrA group. The figures are hybrid creatures, combining human attributes with animal or bird-like features. Appel thought of them as ‘people of the night’, and so gave them a dark background. The bright colours and child-like imagery are typical of CoBrA. Appel often took inspiration from children’s drawings, believing that ‘the child in man is all that’s strongest, most receptive, most open and unpredictable’.” (WikiArt)

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Art of the Day – 12/19/18 (Strike, Mihaly Munkacsy)

Daily Artwork — “Strike, Mihaly Munkacsy, 1895”

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1895 — Strike.  Oil paint on canvas. Realism style. Mihaly Munkacsy (1844-1900).
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Posted by on December 19, 2018 in Daily Art

 

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Art of the Day – 12/17/18 (Across the Delaware, Robert Spencer)

Daily Artwork — “Across the Delaware, Robert Spencer, 1916”

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c1916 — Across the Delaware.  Oil paint on canvas. Impressionism style. Robert Spencer (1879-1931).  The Phillips Collection, Washington DC, USA.
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Posted by on December 17, 2018 in Daily Art

 

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Art of the Day – 12/14/18 (Winter Landscape with Farmhouse, Esaias van de Velde)

Daily Artwork — “Winter Landscape with Farmhouse, Esaias van de Velde, 1624”

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1624 — Winter Landscape with Farmhouse.  Oil paint on panel. Baroque style. Esaias van de Velde (1856-1911).  Mauritshuis, Hague, Netherlands.
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Posted by on December 14, 2018 in Daily Art

 

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Art of the Day – 12/13/18 (Wild Autumn, Louis Van Lint)

Daily Artwork — “Wild Autumn, Louis Van Lint, 1960”

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1960 — Wild Autumn.  Oil paint on canvas. Tachisme style. Louis Van Lint (1909-1986).  Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium.
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Posted by on December 13, 2018 in Daily Art

 

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Art of the Day – 12/12/18 (The Chess Players, Thomas Eakins)

Daily Artwork — “The Chess Players, Thomas Eakins, 1876”

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1876 — The Chess Players.  Oil paint on wood. Realism style. Thomas Eakins (1844-1916).  Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA.
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Posted by on December 12, 2018 in Daily Art

 

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