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Eye Candy for Valentine’s Day: Joseph Noel Paton’s Hesperus

Hesperus, the Evening Star, Sacred to Lovers, Joseph Noel Paton; oil on millboard, roughly 36 x 27 inches (91 x 69 cm). Link it to zoomable image on Art Renewal. There is a larger downloadable file on Arthive. Though not actually a member of the group, Scottish painter Joseph Noel Paton was loosely associated with the Pre-Raphaelites, and was...

Wed Feb 14, 2024 18:15
Josep Tapiró y Baró

Josep Tapiró y Baró was a Catalan painter active in the late 19th and early 20th century. He spent the latter part of his life in Morocco, and his watercolor portraits of some of the people there — dressed in their most colorful traditional garb — were quite popular for a time with European and American aficionados of Orientalist art.  

Wed Feb 14, 2024 16:17
Eye Candy for Today: Carl Larsson’s Karin by the Shore

Karin by the Shore, Carl Larsson; watercolor, 29 x 21″ (75 x 54 cm). Link is to para on Wikipedia which links to high-res image file. There is also a zoomable version on Google Art Project. Original is in the Malmö Art Museum. Another of Swedish artist Carl Larsson’s delightful scenes of domestic life. In this one his wife, Karin, walks along...

Sun Feb 11, 2024 01:29
Ryan Church (update 2024)

Ryan Church is a concept artist, illustrator and art director whose film credits have to be among the most impressive in the industry. I first wrote about him in the rearly months of Lines and Colors, back in 2005, and again in 2006. Since then, he has continued ot add to his long list of film concept art and art direction credits, as you...

Fri Feb 9, 2024 03:27
Eye Candy for Today: Van Gogh Wheat Field ink drawing

Wheat Field, Vincent van Gogh; Reed pen and logwood ink over pencil; roughly 9 x 12 inches ( 24 x 31 cm); in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which has both a zoomable and downloadable image on their site. I love these pen and brown ink drawings Van Gogh did late in his career. I feel like he was trying to express color monochromatically....

Thu Feb 8, 2024 00:38
Gezien van de Riet

Gezien van de Riet is a contemporary Dutch painter who works in a naturalistic manner. Though she also paints portraits and various landscape subjects, she seems particularly entranced by the beauty of trees, which she often paints close up and in a compositional manner that effectively treats the subjects as portraits. In these, I find much...

Mon Feb 5, 2024 05:22

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