1880’s paintings from Wikimedia Commons

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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2 Replies to “1880’s paintings from Wikimedia Commons”

  1. 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. 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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