Monday, September 23, 2013

Claudio Bravo

Born in Chile, Bravo moved to Spain where he studied the work of painters such as Velazquez, Zurbaran and Melendez.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Man Ray

Little Basket with Pears, 1948, 16 x 17 3/4 inches

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Rachel Ruysch

Rachel Ruysch (1664 - 1750) was a Dutch flower painter. Her father was a botanist, and her meticulous works are known for their botanical accuracy.
She worked for many years as a court painter, and continued to paint into her eighties, producing over a hundred works that are known today.
This painting has the very dark background that was popular in still life paintings of the period, used as a foil for the bright colours of flowers and fruit, and the glint of crystal or brass. Later, after seeing the lighter backgrounds in the work of her contemporary, Jan van Huysum, she began to lighten her own, while keeping them neutral.


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Hermenegildo Anglada Camarasa

Born in 1871, in Barcelona, Camarasa's work shows influences from Gustav Klimt and the decorative art of the Vienna Secession movement. His use of intense colour anticipated Fauvism. He also painted portraits and imaginative landscapes.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

From the Frans Hals Museum

Floris Gerritsz van Schooten

Willem Claesz Heda
Jan Jansz. van de Velde

Saturday, March 16, 2013




Carol Marine
George Henry Hall
Fede Galizia
Giovanna Garzoni 
John Francis
Phillip Krivenko
Botanical illustration
Robert Spear Dunning
Levi Wells Prentice
Henri Fantin-Latour

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Roman School

A Still Life of Fruit, Roman School, 1605-1610, (from a recent Sotheby's auction).