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  • Henry Ryland

    Henry Ryland was a British painter and illustrator active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, who shows the influence of Victorian painters like Albert Moore and Lawrence Alma-Tadema. Though he sometimes painted in oil, he was known for his elegant figurative watercolors. These were rendered — like many watercolors of the time —…

  • Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

    The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is a new museum, scheduled to open in Chicago in 2018, that will house a collection of art owned by film director George Lucas. The collection and the museum are dedicated to art that, like film, is narrative in some way, telling stories whether overtly or by suggestion. This…

  • A few paintings from 1879

    I’m constantly astonished and delighted at what a cornucopia of art was the late 19th century. I don’t know of a period in which there was a greater array of disparate styles and movements. Had the preceding centuries not also been bountiful with wonderful work, I’d be tempted to call it a second Renaissance. I…

  • "Selfies" #3

    OK, I know that the original joking premise of these posts has worn a little thin, but the self-portraits are as strong as ever. (Images above, w/links to my posts: Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin, Arnold Böcklin, M.C. Escher, Alice Pike Barney, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Käthe Kollwitz, Norman Rockwell, Gerrit Dou)

  • Thomas Kinkade, 1958-2012

    Longtime readers of Lines and Colors may be surprised to find me writing about Thomas Kinkade, as I normally only write about artists whose work I personally find appealing, and I wouldn’t be quick to put Kinkade on that list. I do find him interesting as a phenomenon, however, and his untimely death yesterday at…

  • Edwin Longesden Long

    19th century British painter Edwin Longesden Long began his career as portrait painter. He became friends with painter John Phillip, who was noted for his portrayals of life in Spain, and accompanied him on trips there, where he painted Spanish genre scenes and was introduced to the works of Velázquez and other great Spanish painters.…