Friday, 30 November 2012

Angelica Kauffman

Angelica Katharina Kauffman (1741-1807) was an Austrian painter.

Beauty Directed by Prudence Rejects wit Scorn the Solicitations of Folly
Beauty Directed by Prudence, Wreathed by Perfection
Family portrait Anna Ivanovna Tolstoy
Papirius Praetextatus Entreated by his Mother
Portrait of a Woman Dressed as Vestal Virgin
Portrait of a Young Woman
Valentine Rescues Silvia

Thursday, 29 November 2012


Salomé, Salomé, dance for me. I pray thee dance for me. I am sad to-night. Yes, I am passing sad to-night. When I came hither I slipped in blood, which is an evil omen; and I heard, I am sure I heard in the air a beating of wings, a beating of giant wings. I cannot tell what they mean .... I am sad to-night. Therefore dance for me. Dance for me, Salomé, I beseech you. If you dance for me you may ask of me what you will, and I will give it you, even unto the half of my kingdom.

~Oscar Wilde Salome

Filippo Lippi The Feast of Herod Salome's Dance (1464)
Andrea Solario Salome with the head of St. John the Baptist (1507)
Guido Reni Salome with the Head of John the Baptist (1635)
Aubrey Beardsley The Climax(Illustration for Wilde's Salome) (1893)
Wilhelm Trübner Salome (1897)
Franz von Stuck Salome (1906)
Gustav Klimt Judith II (Salome) (1909)
Aleksandra Ekster Costume design for Salome (1917)
John Vassos Illustration for Oscar Wilde's 'Salome' (1927)
Manuel Orazi Salome (1930)
Erte Salome (20th Century)

Lucian Freud

Lucian Michael Freud (1922-2011) was a British painter born in Berlin.

Flora with Blue Toe Nails
Girl Reading
Head of a Girl
Head of a Man
Head of a woman (Portrait of Lady Elizabeth Cavendish)
Naked Child Laughing
The Painter's Mother Resting III
Woman Smiling
 Maybe his paintings aren't pretty, but they are quite interesting.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

M.C. Escher

Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972) was a Dutch graphic artist. Known for his mathematically inspired works. He created works that can be categorised as op art (optical art) a style of visual art that makes use of optical illusions (~wikipedia.en). But he created in many styles like surrealism, expressionism or cubism.

I think his works are quite fun. Enjoy.;)

Ascending & Descending
Castle in the Air
Circle Limit III
Day and Night
Development III
Eight Heads
Metamorphosis II excerpt 5
Relativity lattice
Seated Female Nude III
Sky and Water II
Symmetry Watercolor 106 Bird
The 1st Day of the Creation
Wood near Menton
Ain't he a genius?:>

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Léon Comerre

Léon François Comerre (1850-1916) was a French academic painter.

An Eastern Beauty
Eastern Beauty
Girl with a Golden Crown
Jeune Almée
Le Triomphe du cygne
Portrait of Suzanne Hudelo
Sleeping Woman with a Peacock
Study For Le Manteau Legendaire

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