Vermeer and the Dutch Masters

A new exhibit recently opened at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC with 10 paintings by Vermeer and many others by his contemporaries.  While the exhibit seeks to shed light on the Dutch contribution to genre painting,  a paradigm shift, if you will, to capturing the ordinary moments of …

Bazille, a short lived career

Fisherman with Net by Frédéric Bazille, oil on canvas, 1868. Initially a medical student, he finally pursued his love for painting working with some of the great French

Initially a medical student, he finally pursued his love for painting working with some of the great French Impressionists. Sadly, he was killed in the Franco-Prussian war at the young age of 31 having only painted for a few years.

Fisherman with Net, Frédéric Bazille, oil on canvas, 1868. Initially a medical student, he finally pursued his love for painting working with some of the great French impressionists. Sadly, he was killed in the Franco-Prussian war at the young age of 31 having only painted for a few years. ---------------------#art #oilpainting #artgallery #frenchartists #artmuseum #artists #colors #worldofartists #spotlightonartists #malefigure #oilpaint #paintings #paint #painting #artlife #artists #palette #abstractart #impressionism #americanartmuseum

 

Donald Duck’s Wedding

Well, after lamenting the advent of abstract expressionism, I was thrilled to come across the show by Markus Lüpertz @hirshhorn that does not cast aside figurative painting entirely. This marvelous large canvas is Donald Ducks Wedding, oil on canvas, 1963-------------------#expressionism #art #abstractart #abstractexpressionism #largepaintings #largepainting #markuslupertz #artexhibition #artgalleries #modernart #oilpainting #artcontemporain #postwarart #contemporaryart #artgallery #germanartists #germanartist #americanartmuseum

Donald Duck’s Wedding, oil on canvas, 1963

Well, after lamenting the advent of abstract expressionism, I was thrilled to come across the show by Markus Lüpertz at the Hirshhorn in Washington DC that does not cast aside figurative painting entirely.