He who knows how to appreciate colour relationships, the influence of one colour on another, their contrasts and dissonances, is promised an infinitely diverse imagery.
- Sonia Delaunay
Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
- Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
 

 

Friday, May 11, 2012

1880′s paintings from Wikimedia Commons

Posted by Charley Parker at 11:57 pm

1880's paintings from Wikimedia Commons: William Merritt Chase, Ivan Shishkin, Henryk Hector Siemiradzki, Willem de Zwart, Vincent van Gogh, Edward Burne-Jones, Jacob Maris, Giovanni Fattori, Ilya Repin, Vasily Polenov, Émile Schuffnecker, Edouard Manet
Taking another dip into the extensive art image resources on the Wikimedia Commons website, I’m once again finding delight in the ability to sort paintings by decade (or year) and browse a wonderful assortment of artists, subjects and styles.

This is just the tip of the iceberg, gleaning a few paintings off their generalized “1880′s paintings” page, from which you can dive into much greater detail going into individual years or artists.

Though the images are not as consistently large as, say, the Google Art Project, and the image quality is hit and miss — the extent, variety and ability to sort by various criteria make the site an art browsing treasure and a Major Time Sink.

(Images above: William Merritt Chase, Ivan Shishkin, Henryk Hector Siemiradzki, Willem de Zwart, Vincent van Gogh, Edward Burne-Jones, Jacob Maris, Giovanni Fattori, Ilya Repin, Vasily Polenov, Émile Schuffnecker, Edouard Manet)

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  1. Comment by Ju
    Saturday, May 12, 2012 @ 8:38 pm

    It seems like people had so much more patience back then… I catch myself all the time trying to do things fast just to see final piece when I should really appreciate the process a bit more.
    Anyway, beautiful images!

  2. Comment by Bill Marshall
    Saturday, May 12, 2012 @ 10:29 pm

    Thanks for another great link, Charlie. You’re right about the “time sink” factor. Such a broad scope of ‘isms’ during the turn of the 19th-20th centuries. Art is what you make of it, then and now.

    Bill

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