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Friday, December 31, 2010

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci


Mona Lisa (La Gioconda)
c. 1503-5
Oil on panel, 77 x 53 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

Eilshemius, Louis Michel


Afternoon Wind
1899. Oil on canvas, 20 x 36" (50.8 x 91.4 cm).
Given anonymously
MoMA, NYC

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Aertsen, Piete


Market Scene
c. 1550; Oil on oak, 59.5 x 122.5 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich

Friedrich, Caspar David


The Cross on the Mountain
Kunstmuseum at Dusseldorf

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Kahlo, Frida


Tree of Hope
1946
Oil on Masonite
22 x 16 in
Isadore Ducasse Fine Arts, New York

Monday, December 27, 2010

Morisot, Berthe


Cache-cache (Hide-and-Seek)
1873; Oil on canvas, 45 x 55 cm (17 3/4 x 21 5/8")
Collection Mrs. John Hay Whitney, New York
The models are Berthe Morisot's sister Edma and Edma's daughter Jeanne.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Caravaggio


St Catherine of Alexandria
c. 1598
Oil on canvas, 173 x 133 cm
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Bouguereau, William


Young Shepherdess Standing
Oil on canvas, 1887
62 x 28 7/8 inches (157.5 x 73.5 cm)
Private collection

Friday, December 24, 2010

Ingres, Jean-Auguste-Dominique


The Source
1856; Oil on canvas, 163 x 80 cm (5' 4 1/4" x 2' 7 1/2")
Musee d'Orsay, Paris

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Fini, Leonor


Vesper Express
color serigraph, 1976
22" x 15¼" (56 x 38.7 cm.)
published by Editions du Tamanoir, Bruxelles/Paris

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Caillebotte, Gustave


Rue de Paris, temps de pluie; Intersection de la Rue de Turin et de la Rue de Moscou
1877; Paris: A Rainy Day depicts an area of the Batignolles quarter.
Oil on canvas, 212.2 x 276.2 cm (83 1/2 x 108 3/4");
The Art Institute of Chicago; part of the Charles H and Mary F.s. Worcester Fund

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Waterhouse, John William


Echo and Narcissus
1903
Walker Art Gallery at Liverpool

Monday, December 20, 2010

Lefebvre, Jules-Joseph


Graziella
1878
Oil on canvas
78 3/4 x 44 1/4 in. (200 x 112.4 cm)
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Collection,
Bequest of Catharine Lorillard Wolfe, 1887
The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
New York

Bonnat, Léon


Roman Girl at a Fountain
1875
Oil on canvas
67 x 39 1/2 in. (170.2 x 100.3 cm)
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Collection,
Bequest of Catharine Lorillard Wolfe, 1887
The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
New York

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Boucher, François


The Rape of Europa
1732-34
Oil on canvas, 231 x 274 cm
Wallace Collection, London

Sisley, Alfred


Garden Path in Louveciennes (Chemin de l'Etarche)
1873; Oil on canvas, 64 x 46 cm
Private collection

Sisley, Alfred


Snow at Louveciennes
1874 ; Oil on canvas, 55.9 x 45.7 cm
Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Caravaggio


The Calling of Saint Matthew
1599-1600
Oil on canvas, 322 x 340 cm
Contarelli Chapel, San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome

Schiele, Egon


Little Tree (Chesnut Tree at Lake Constance)
1912
Watercolor and pencil on paper
18 x 11 5/8 in. (45.8 x 29.5 cm)
Private collection, New York

Thursday, December 16, 2010

TIZIANO, Vecellio ; (Titian)


Sacred and Profane Love
1514
Oil on canvas, 118 x 279 cm
Galleria Borghese, Rome

REMBRANDT, Harmenszoon van RIJN


Self-Portrait
c. 1643
Oil on panel, 72 x 55 cm
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

REMBRANDT, Harmenszoon van RIJN


Landscape with a Stone Bridge
c. 1638
Oil on panel, 29,5 x 42,5 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

REMBRANDT, Harmenszoon van RIJN


Hendrickje Bathing in a River
1654
Oil on panel, 61.8 x 47 cm
National Gallery, London

REMBRANDT, Harmenszoon van RIJN


Portrait of the Young Saskia
1633
Oil on oak, 52,5 x 44,5 cm
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden

REMBRANDT, Harmenszoon van RIJN


Portrait of Baartgen Martens Doomer
1640
Oil on wood, 76 x 56 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Wyeth, Andrew


Christina's World
1948
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Tempera
32 1/4 x 47 3/4 in.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

MOREAU, Gustave


Oedipus and the Sphinx
1864
Oil on canvas, 206 x 105 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

MICHELANGELO, Buonarroti


PIETA
1499
Marble
174 cm × 195 cm (68.5 in × 76.8 in)
St. Peter's Basilica

Monday, December 13, 2010

Fragonard, Jean-Honoré


Young Girl Reading, c. 1770
Gift of Mrs. Mellon Bruce in memory of her father, Andrew W. Mellon
1961.16.1
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Dalí, Salvador


Tête Raphaëlesque éclatée
[Exploding Raphaelesque Head]
no. GML 345
Oil on canvas
43.20 x 33.10 cm (framed: 67.60 x 57.80 x 8.90 cm)
National Galleries of Scotland

Saturday, December 11, 2010

COROT, Jean-Baptiste Camille


The Church of Marissel, near Beauvais
1866
Oil on canvas, 55 x 42 cm
Musée du Louvre

Friday, December 10, 2010

Watteau, Antoine


Mezzetin
ca. 1718–20
Oil on canvas
21 3/4 x 17 in. (55.2 x 43.2 cm)
Credit Line
Munsey Fund, 1934
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel


Ecce Ancilla Domini! (The Annunciation)  1849-50
Oil on canvas
support: 724 x 419 mm frame: 1002 x 698 x 88 mm
Purchased 1886
Tate Gallery

Monday, December 6, 2010

Klimt, Gustav


"Water Serpents"
French Title Sirènes I
German Title Wasserschlangen
Year 1904 - 07
Format 50 x 20 cm
Technique Mixed on parchment
Location Vienna, Osterreichische Museum für Angewandte Kunst

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Manet, Édouard


Boating
1874 Oil on canvas
38 1/4 x 51 1/4 in. (97.2 x 130.2 cm)
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

LA TOUR, Georges de


The Penitent Magdalen1638-43
Oil on canvas, 133,4 x 102,2 cm
French painter
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Friday, December 3, 2010

Sir Thomas Lawrence



Elizabeth Farren (born about 1759, died 1829), Later Countess of Derby 1790
Oil on canvas 94 x 57 1/2 in. (238.8 x 146.1 cm)
Bequest of Edward S. Harkness, 1940
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Gauguin, Paul


The Seed of the Areoi
Paul Gauguin (French, 1848-1903)
1892. Oil on burlap, 36 1/4 x 28 3/8" (92.1 x 72.1 cm)
The William S. Paley Collection

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Millet, Jean-François


The Gleaners1857
Oil on canvas, 85,5 x 111 cm
Louvre, Paris

Degas, Edgar


L'etoile [La danseuse sur la scene] (The Star [Dancer on Stage])
1878 ; Pastel on paper, 60 x 44 cm (23 5/8 x 17 3/8 in); Musee d'Orsay, Paris

Caravaggio


Boy with a Basket of Fruit c. 1593
Oil on canvas, 70 x 67 cm
Galleria Borghese, Rome