It seems when art patronage transitioned from the church it landed squarely on the laps the of the landed European gentry – who used it to make their marriages immortal – far beyond the intended “till death do us part.” While the church commissioned pictures of religious subject matter –wealthy 18th and 19th century patrons … Continue reading “Mr. & Mrs…..”
Norwegian artist Edvard Munch (1863 -1944) was active for more than 60 years – from the 1880s until his death. He was a prolific artist whose range, and volume, of work is staggering. On his death, he bequeathed to the city of Oslo, 1008 painting, 4,443 drawings, and 15,391 prints in addition to etchings, lithographs, … Continue reading “Everything but The Scream!!”
Pieter Jansz. Saenredam (1597 – 1665) was a Dutch Golden Age artist who specialized in painting interiors of churches. He removed all but the architectural details from the interiors of churches and filled these golden hued soaring cathedrals with light and space. His meticulous attention to perspective as well as to the proportions of columns … Continue reading “The King of Kerks”
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, or simply Rembrandt – needs no introduction. He reigns supreme in the world of art with masterpieces like The Night Watch (1642), The Return of the Prodigal Son (1667), and the infamous, and sadly still missing, Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee (1633). Born on this day – … Continue reading “Happy 415th – you selfie king!!”
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