Bertha Wegmann
 

Bertha Wegmann

Let me introduce you to Bertha Wegmann (1846–1926), who was a Danish portrait and landscape painter. She painted this in 1877, and it depicts her good friend Jenna Bauck. Bertha Wegmann painted about 20 portraits of Bauck, whom she met when they both stayed in Munich in the 1860s. While...
Classic Romanticism
 

Classic Romanticism

I liked this painting and wanted to know more, but alas, I could find little depth to the online listings. Before I share the snippets I found, I invite you to take a moment to inspect the image. I love the gorgeous overstuffed pillows which caress the woman’s creamy pearl-white...
Venetian Fashion circa 1530
 

Venetian Fashion circa 1530

Today’s Featured Image For today’s category, The Dress is Everything, let’s take a closer look at “Portrait of a Lady in a Green Dress” by Bartolomeo Veneto, 1530. First off, I’m not even certain I like the outfit, but our unknown lady is wearing the height of 1530s Venetian fashion....
Carnevale di Venezia
 

Carnevale di Venezia

In New Orleans, the Mardi Gras krewe parades begin marching early in the year. They start slowly at first, once a week or so in January, and as Lent approaches they slowly ramp up to several each day. Thousands of tourists are lured to NOLA each year to party and play during...
Charles Willson Peale
 

Charles Willson Peale

In her art history blog, It’s About Time, Barbara Wells Sarudy posts several artists together on one page, grouping them under the same heading or category for comparison. For instance, one of my favorite posts was called Squirrels in Paintings of 18C American Women & Children. Imagine if you will,...
Carl Dobsky
 

Carl Dobsky

Self-Portraits are often the strange uncle of the figurative universe, but today I want to present a contemporary figurative artist whose work is quite traditional. Take a look at Carl Dobsky’s “Self-Portrait” from 2004. Want to see more paintings by Carl Dobsky? Click here.