Ladies in Blue
 

Ladies in Blue

September Theme: Ladies in Blue What’s your favorite color? Is it blue? What kind of blue? Is it ice, cornflower, cerulean or azure? For me, I adore the deeper blues. The royal, midnight, sapphire, navy, and indigo blues that saturate our world. For September, I’ve gathered some of my favorite portraits. Take...
Carl Dobsky
 

Carl Dobsky

Today’s Featured Image 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.  
Immaculate in Green Silk
 

Immaculate in Green Silk

Today’s Featured Image Olga Charlotte, Gräfin zu Solms und Tecklenburg by Eduard Robert Bary, 1842 This painting is one of a handful of portraits, which inspired me to create the category “The Dress is Everything.” Many of the images I select include striking women (and men) sporting the costliest, most...
Dorothea Lange, the art of social engagement
 

Dorothea Lange, the art of social engagement

Today’s Featured Image   Dorothea Lange took this photograph in Tulelake, Siskiyou County, California in 1939. It is a picture of a woman sitting in a ramshackle truck while holding a grimy baby on her lap. She is with her family. It is one month after leaving South Dakota, and...
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....
Cornelis de Vos
 

Cornelis de Vos

Today’s Featured Image: Today’s More Than One image is by Cornelis de Vos. It’s titled “Portrait of the Artist with his wife, Suzanne Cock, and their Children,” 1634. There’s something charming about this painting. A family gaggle, dressed in their finest clothing, strolls down an Amsterdam street. They are fashionable,...