Anders Zorn - The complete works The Seven Works of Mercy (Caravaggio) The Seven Works of Mercy (Italian: Sette opere di Misericordia), also known as The Seven Acts of Mercy, is an oil painting by Italian painter Caravaggio, circa 1607. The painting depicts the seven corporal works of mercy in traditional Catholic belief, which are a set of compassionate acts concerning the material welfare of others. The painting was made for, and is still housed in, the church of Pio Monte della Misericordia in Naples. The titular seven works/acts of mercy are represented in the painting as follows: Bury the dead In the background, two men carry a dead man (of whom only the feet are visible). Visit the imprisoned, and feed the hungry On the right, a woman visits an imprisoned man and gives him milk from her breast. Shelter the homeless A pilgrim (third from left, as identified by the shell in his hat) asks an innkeeper (at far left) for shelter. Clothe the naked St. Visit the sick St. Refresh the thirsty Samson (second from the left) drinks water from the jawbone of an ass.
Pierre Auguste Renoir - The complete works Jean-Michel Basquiat. Authentication, certificates of authenticity and expert appraisals. Do you think you may own a painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat? We authenticate, appraise and issue Certificates of Authenticity (COA) for all paintings by Jean-Michel Basquiat. Jean-Michel Basquiat Self-Portrait Jean-Michel Basquiat was an American artist. Untitled Skull 1981 Early Moses Basquiat's mother, Matilde, was Puerto Rican and his father, Gerard Jean-Baptiste, is of Ha•tian origin and a former Haitian Minister of the Interior. SAMO with Ernok, 1982 Head 1 In 1978, Basquiat dropped out of St. Boy and Dog in a Johnnyjump, 1982 Untitled 1981 Basquiat first started to gain recognition as an artist in June 1980, when he participated in The Times Square Show, a multi-artist exhibition, sponsored by Collaborative Projects Incorporated (Colab). Graffiti Jimmy Best Untitled, Boxer By 1984, many of Basquiat's friends were concerned about his excessive drug use and increasingly erratic behaviour, including signs of paranoia. Mona Lisa 1983 Untitled, Rinso Brown Spots 1984 Untitled In this Case 1983
Bio - Rene Francois Ghislain Magritte - Surrealist art and paintings Rene Francois Ghislain Magritte was a surrealist painter, born in Lessines, Belgium. He studied at the Academie Royale des Beaux-Arts, in Brussels. His first one-man exhibition was in Brussels in 1927. At that time Magritte had already begun to paint in the style, closely akin to surrealism, that was predominant throughout his long career. A meticulous, skillful technician, he is noted for works that contain an extraordinary juxtaposition of ordinary objects or an unusual context that gives new meaning to familiar things. In addition to fantastic elements, he displayed a mordant wit, creating surrealist versions of famous paintings, as in Madame Recamier de David (1949, private collection), in which an elaborate coffin is substituted for the reclining woman in the famous portrait by Jacques Louis David.
Patricia Schu Art Blog Celebrating Caravaggio: First Of The Bad-Boy Artists Claude Oscar Monet - The complete works Vincent van Gogh Gallery - Welcome! Raphael (1483 -1520) - Renaissance Artist Raphael was born Raphaello Sanzio in Urbino. His first painting lessons came from his father. It is said that he then trained with Perugino. Later Raphael worked in Tuscany and Umbria where the work of Leonardo da Vinci - especially compositional devices - influenced his development. Pope Julius II summoned Raphael to Rome in 1508 where he was employed to complete the fresco decoration of a number of rooms in the Vatican. After completing the second room, in 1514 Raphael was in such demand that assistants completed much of his work from then on. François I of France avidly collected works by Raphael which were subsequently put on display in public galleries (The Great Holy Family of François I).
Stanislav Prokopenko - Russian Fine Art Painter "Dear Mr. Rockwell: You painted one of my sons black." From the Norman Rockwell fan mail archive: “Dear Mr. Rockwell, Let me start this letter by telling you that I am the mother of two of the boys that posed for the 1974 Boy Scout Calendar. “This is a very difficult letter to write as my boys happen to be twins and you painted one of them ‘black.’ Of course, they are both ‘white.’ “The boys have been eagerly awaiting the calendars and so have all our friends. “I realize nothing can be done now but maybe you could write Steve (the one you painted black) a little note of apology so he’ll know it was a mistake. “The twins never even cashed your check as they are saving them as a souvenir of the day they posed for you. “Mr. Yours sincerely, Jennie Negron” For the 1975 calendar, Norman Rockwell cast an African-American young man for the role.
Paul Cezanne - The complete works Salvador Dalí Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, 1st Marqués de Dalí de Pubol (May 11, 1904 – January 23, 1989), known as Salvador Dalí (/ˈdɑːli/; Catalan: [səɫβəˈðo ðəˈɫi]), was a prominent Spanish surrealist painter and sculptor born in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain. Dalí was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters. His best-known work, The Persistence of Memory, was completed in August 1931. Dalí's expansive artistic repertoire included film, sculpture, and photography, in collaboration with a range of artists in a variety of media. Dalí attributed his "love of everything that is gilded and excessive, my passion for luxury and my love of oriental clothes" to an "Arab lineage", claiming that his ancestors were descended from the Moors. Dalí was highly imaginative, and also enjoyed indulging in unusual and grandiose behavior. Biography