samedi 31 décembre 2011

Gerard ter Borch II - Woman at a Mirror

Gerard ter Borch (1617-1681)

Jan Davidsz. Heem - Still Life with a Glass and Oysters

Jan Davidsz. Heem
1606, Utrecht - 1684, Antwerp

 Jan Davidsz. Heem - Still Life with a Glass and Oysters

Jan Davidsz. Heem

Still Life with a Glass and Oysters

c. 1640
25.1 x 19.1 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

 Jan Davidsz. Heem  - Still-life with Fruit and Butterflies

Still-life with Fruit and Butterflies

c. 1645-1655
32.8 x 48.8 cm
National Gallery of Canada


17th-century Dutch masters

Gerrit Dou, Woman at a Window, 1663.
 Oil on panel, 38.5 x 27.7 cm 
 The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Gerard ter Borch, Woman Washing her Hands, c.1655.
 Oil on panel, 53 x 43 cm 
 Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden

Quiringh Gerritsz. Van Brekelenkam,
 Confidential Conversation, 1661.
 Oil on panel, 47 x 36 cm 
 Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

Gerrit Dou, A young woman at her toilet, 1667.
 Oil on panel, 75,5 x 58 cm.
Donation: Henry Deterding 1936 
 Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Pieter de Hooch,
The Courtyard of a House in Delft, 1658.
 Oil on canvas, 73.5 x 60 cm 
 The National Gallery, London. Bought, 1871
Jacobus Vrel,
 Woman at a Window, waving at a Girl, c. 1650.
 Oil on panel, 47.5 x 39.2 cm 
 Fondation Custodia, Collection Frits Lugt

Johannes Vermeer - The National Gallery

Johannes Vermeer 1632-1675

A Young Woman seated at a Virginal about 1670-2
A Young Woman standing at a Virginal about 1670-2
 (  a very comprehensive website about Johannes Vermeer  ) 

jeudi 29 décembre 2011

Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida - la sieste

  Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida

Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida (1863-1923)
La Sieste, 1911
Huile sur toile - 200 x 201 cm
Madrid, Museo Sorolla

dimanche 25 décembre 2011

Picasso - Nusch Eluard

 Man Ray, Nusch Éluard, 1931

Man Ray, Nusch Éluard, 1931

 Man Ray, Nusch Éluard, 1931

Man Ray, Nusch Éluard, 1931

Katherine Mansfield - The Doll's House

The Doll's House

by Katherine Mansfield 1888-1923 New Zealand

When dear old Mrs. Hay went back to town after staying with the Burnells she sent the children a doll's house. It was so big that the carter and Pat carried it into the courtyard, and there it stayed, propped up on two wooden boxes beside the feed-room door. No harm could come of it; it was summer. And perhaps the smell of paint would have gone off by the time it had to be taken in. For, really, the smell of paint coming from that doll's house ("Sweet of old Mrs. Hay, of course; most sweet and generous!") -- but the smell of paint was quite enough to make any one seriously ill, in Aunt Beryl's opinion. Even before the sacking was taken off. And when it was . . .

samedi 24 décembre 2011

Pieter Bruegel the Elder - Hunters in the snow

 Pieter Bruegel the Elder - Hunters in the snow

Pieter Bruegel the Elder 1525-1569 - Hunters in the snow 1565
Oil on panel, 117 x 162 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Edith Wharton

 Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton  1862-1937- The House of Mirth, The Age of Innocence

mardi 20 décembre 2011

Picasso -Femme couchee au bord de mer 1920

  picasso femme couchée au bord de mer

Picasso - Femme couchée au bord de mer 1920

 Picasso - Femme allongée sur un divan 1935

Picasso Femme allongee sur un divan (Dora Maar) 1935

dimanche 4 décembre 2011

Rembrandt Self-portrait,aged 51

Rembrandt van Rijn 1606-1669

  Rembrandt - self-portrait,aged 51

Rembrandt Self-portrait,aged 51

samedi 3 décembre 2011

mardi 1 novembre 2011

mercredi 19 octobre 2011

Nell Gwyn

It was the Restoration of Charles II in 1660 that finally 
 women on the English stage. Before then men or boys 
played female roles. Gwyn was one of the first female actors
 and quickly became very well known. "Not only was she a 
good actress she was incredibly astute at manipulating her 
image and abilities," said Perry. Deft networking and a long 
affair with the king – she had two children by Charles – 
helped Gwyn become one of the first celebrities.

"She became extraordinarily popular. She had a very bold 
character, she was witty and outspoken and she had a 
Gywn's fame was helped by mass reproduction of her image
and the admiration of people such as Samuel Pepys.

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)

 vincent van gogh  - 1887 self-portrait

1887 self-portrait

jeudi 13 octobre 2011

Gerhard Richter

Gerhard Richter

  • Woman with Child
    Frau mit Kind (Strand)
  • 1965
  • 130 cm x 110 cm
  • Oil on canvas

David Hockney 1937-...

David Hockney

David Hockney's Felled Trees on Woldgate (2008)
Museum Wuerth, Kunzelsau, Germany


Mother and Child, First Steps (1943) by Pablo Picasso

Francisco de Zurbarán

Francisco de Zurbarán 1598-1664

  Francisco de Zurbaran - Still-life

Still Life With Lemons and Oranges (1633) by Francisco de Zurbarán

 Plat avec citrons, Panier avec oranges et tasse avec rose

lundi 10 octobre 2011


« Portrait de Madame Rosenberg et sa fille »
 représentant la grand-mère et la mère d’Anne Sinclair.  1918
Musée Picasso , Paris

en savoir plus sur le tableau  ( link )

dimanche 9 octobre 2011

Picasso -Gertrude Stein

Gertrude Stein par Picasso 1906
Huile sur toile 119.4 x 104.1
« Vous verrez, elle finira par lui ressembler », disait le peintre à ceux qui trouvaient le tableau trop infidèle au modèle.

samedi 17 septembre 2011

guido mocafico

Plat d’étain avec figues.
© 2008.
43 X 43,7 cm.

Nature morte aux courges.
© 2008.
88 x 64,5 cm.

Richard Hamilton

Richard Hamilton  -  Swingeing London III −1972

Swingeing London III (1972
Screenprint and collag

The State (1994)
Dye transfer (ed. 12)
48.5 x 48.5 cm (image); 64 x 63 cm (sheet)