April 3, 2014
Giotto Blue

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With canvas and paint set before me,

I would choose Giotto blue for this sky

that is a cathedral dome above me.

Spare no expense for the ultramarine pigment

for this Earthly chapel that surrounds me.

 

natural ultramarine pigment

Image: detail from Giotto’s painted interior of the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua Lamentation (The Mourning of Christ)

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February 10, 2014
Avenue of Poplars at Sunset, 1884 by Vincent van Gogh

Avenue of Poplars at Sunset, 1884 by Vincent van Gogh

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January 1, 2014
Claude Monet (Fr. 1840-1926), L’entrée de la Grande-Rue à Argenteuil, l’hiver, 1875

Claude Monet (Fr. 1840-1926), L’entrée de la Grande-Rue à Argenteuil, l’hiver, 1875

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December 28, 2013
“The Road To La Ferm Saint-Siméon In Winter,” Claude Monet, 1867; View In High Resolution.

“The Road To La Ferm Saint-Siméon In Winter,” Claude Monet, 1867; View In High Resolution.

November 30, 2013
Chambered Nautilus
Wyeth

Chambered Nautilus

Wyeth

(Source: gracewoodroofe)

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November 25, 2013
11/25/13  14:28  last quarter of the moon
LADDER TO THE MOON, Georgia O’Keefe, 1958

11/25/13  14:28  last quarter of the moon

LADDER TO THE MOON, Georgia O’Keefe, 1958

November 15, 2013
"Nothing is less real than realism. Details are confusing. It is only by selection, by elimination, by emphasis, that we get at the real meaning of things."
It’s the birthday of American artist Georgia O’Keeffe, born in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin 11/15/1887. 
She went to Taos, New Mexico on a visit and fell in love with the desert. She felt that the thin, dry air helped her to see better, and she devoted the rest of her career to painting desert mountains, flowers, stones, and skulls.

"Nothing is less real than realism. Details are confusing. It is only by selection, by elimination, by emphasis, that we get at the real meaning of things."

It’s the birthday of American artist Georgia O’Keeffe, born in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin 11/15/1887. 

She went to Taos, New Mexico on a visit and fell in love with the desert. She felt that the thin, dry air helped her to see better, and she devoted the rest of her career to painting desert mountains, flowers, stones, and skulls.

November 8, 2013
The Big Oak  -  Andrew Wyeth

The Big Oak  -  Andrew Wyeth

(Source: waterweeds)

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October 30, 2013
Pietro Rotari, Girl With a Book (detail), ca. 1750-62

Pietro Rotari, Girl With a Book (detail), ca. 1750-62

(Source: yellow-raw, via lempyree)

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Filed under: painting 
October 29, 2013
Ah, Vincent

Ah, Vincent

October 11, 2013
It was lost for so long that it had assumed mythical status for art historians. Some doubted whether it even existed.
Leonardo da Vinci painting lost for centuries found in Swiss bank vault

It was lost for so long that it had assumed mythical status for art historians. Some doubted whether it even existed.

Leonardo da Vinci painting lost for centuries found in Swiss bank vault

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October 7, 2013
Leonardo Da Vinci (1452 - 1519) - La belle ferronnière.

Leonardo Da Vinci (1452 - 1519) - La belle ferronnière.

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September 17, 2013

How do you frame a masterpiece like Wyeth’s Christina’s World?

Video of MoMA framers working and talking about choices

(Source: cincopation)

September 16, 2013
Christina’s other world
Andrew Wyeth, Christina Olson (1947), tempera on panel, 63.5 x 83.8 cm. Via WikiPaintings

Christina’s other world

Andrew Wyeth, Christina Olson (1947), tempera on panel, 63.5 x 83.8 cm. Via WikiPaintings

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September 9, 2013
"new" Van Gogh painting discovered
Curators at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam unveiled the long-lost Sunset at Montmajour from 1888, the first new Vincent Van Gogh painting found since 1928. The painting had spent years in the attic of a Norwegian owner, who at one point had been told it was not a Van Gogh.

"new" Van Gogh painting discovered

Curators at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam unveiled the long-lost Sunset at Montmajour from 1888, the first new Vincent Van Gogh painting found since 1928. The painting had spent years in the attic of a Norwegian owner, who at one point had been told it was not a Van Gogh.

(Source: nevver)

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