Those who are not conversant in works of art are often surprised at the high value set by connoisseurs on drawings which appear careless, and in every respect unfinished; but they are truly valuable... they give the idea of a whole.
- Sir Joshua Reynolds
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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

1896 Paintings on Wikimedia Commons

Posted by Charley Parker at 11:47 pm

1896 Paintings on Wikimedia Commons: Daniel Ridgeway Knight, Albert Anker, Ivan Shishkin, Alfons Mucha, Ilya Repin, Carl Schuster, James Jabusa Shannon, John William Waterhouse, Anders Zorn, Kryzhitsky Ozero, Viktor Vasnetsov

Lets set the Wayback Machine and take a walk through the year 1896 by way of the Wikimedia Commons page for that category.

Yes, the image quality is uneven, but there are gems to be found, and this is just a selection from the introductory page for this category. You can drill down into subcategories, and of course into listings for individual artists.

For more on browsing image resources on Wikimedia Commons, see my post from 2010.

(Images above: Daniel Ridgeway Knight, Albert Anker, Ivan Shishkin, Alfons Mucha, Ilya Repin, Carl Schuster, James Jabusa Shannon, John William Waterhouse, Anders Zorn, Kryzhitsky Ozero, Viktor Vasnetsov)

2 comments for 1896 Paintings on Wikimedia Commons »

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  1. Comment by Malvika
    Thursday, August 18, 2011 @ 9:11 am

    thank you for uploading a link all these beautiful paintings… a joy to flip thru.

  2. Comment by JonInFrance
    Thursday, August 18, 2011 @ 3:14 pm

    Six months ago, I hadn’t ever heard of Daniel Ridgway Knight – now I recognise his work preety wellinstantly – reminds of Bastien Lepage somehow?

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