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  • Eye Candy for Today: Courbet flowers

    Bouquet of Flowers in a Vase, Gustave Courbet On Google Art Project. Original is in the Getty Museum, which offers a 13mb high-resolution file. The version of the Google Art Project file available on Wikimedia Commons is almost absurdly gigantic, at 7,000×9,500 pixels and 30mb in file size — just in case you want to…

  • John Joseph Enneking

    Born in Ohio, American painter Jon Joseph Enneking studied in Boston and in Europe where he felt the influence of the Fontainebleu painters, and later Edouard Manet and the Impressionists. In Paris, he had the opportunity to study with Charles-Francois Daubigny and Leon Bonnnat. Enneking settled in Massachusetts where he devoted himself largely to landscapes…

  • Double Degas Eye Candy for Today

    The Rehearsal of the Ballet Onstage, and Édouard Manet, Seated, Holding His Hat, Edgar Degas Degas was restless experimenter. In his depiction of a ballet rehearsal (for which Degas himself “rehearsed” with a number of preparatory drawings, and finished in three different versions) he is experimenting both with composition, as he frequently did, and with…

  • Three paintings of asparagus

    In contrast to the elaborate still life arrangements common to his late seventeenth century contemporaries, Dutch painter Adriaen Coort is noted for his simple still life subjects. His simply staged but striking Still life with Asparagus, depicting a bunch of plump white asparagus on the corner of a table (images above, top, with detail) is…

  • Women and cats Flickr set

    In the apparent dichotomy of “dog people” and “cat people”, I’m in the latter camp. Dogs can be nice enough, but they always seem a bit too eager to be what humans want them to be. Cats are to me more fascinating. Having a cat as a pet seems more like sharing your house with…

  • 1880’s paintings from Wikimedia Commons

    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…