Art Inconnu is a terrific blog that has been going since January of 2008, but one that I have been unaware of until recently.
“Inconnu” is a word meaning a stranger or unknown person. Maintained by an anonymous “Curator”, Art Inconnu is devoted to “little-known and under-appreciated art”, sometimes obscure, sometimes just artists who seldom receive the spotlight.
The blog focuses primarily on 19th and 20th Century European paintings, but occasionally ventures further back. There is a nice mix of styles. Though the Curator’s tastes lean further into 20th Century modernism than mine, there were many artists of interest as I thumbed through a few pages.
There are occasionally articles accompanying the posts, though many are simply a collection of images by the artist, but most include titles of the individual works and dates of the artist’s life.
There are also collections available from the right sidebar, in which the Curator has assembled works by several lesser-known artists on a particular theme.