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Friday, February 3, 2012

Tra Raffaello e Michelangelo (p.4)

Study for a Holy Family;
Drawn with a pen in sepia; Signed 'P'

The Virgin and Child

Virgin and Child Enthroned with Saint Anthony Abbot, Saint Peter, Saint Paul, Saint Julian the Hospitaler, Saint Roch, and Saint Mary Magdalen

Design for a chapel, with the Annunciation, the Assumption and the Coronation of the Virgin

The Visitation; the Virgin and St Elizabeth greeting each other
Formerly attributed to Francesco Salviati

Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple (below),
Abraham about to Sacrifice Isaac (above)

Design for the decoration of the altar wall of a church

Verso -Similar composition but with the Virgin and Child seated within an architectural framework

The Descent from the Cross (recto/verso)

Study For A Dead Christ,The Louvre

St Paul overcoming the viper (recto/verso)

Studies of an episcopal saint, one seen from behind, and of a female martyr

Seated Church Father (Saint Augustine) with Putti, late 16th century

Saint Paul defeating the beast

Saints Peter and John Healing a Cripple at the Gate of the Temple

Saint Peter and Saint John Healing a Cripple at the Gate of the Temple

Pope Paul III presenting an olive branch to a female figure personifying Rome, design for a circular medal

Project for a Wall Decoration

Design for an altarpiece

Design for the decoration of a chapel in S Marcello, Rome

Design for the decoration of a lunette

Three designs for an ornamental oval frame

Three designs for a lectern

Design for a circular metal dish

Design for a chest

Design for a triumphal arch for the entry of Charles V into Genoa (recto)

Design for a ceiling decoration

Design for a panel of ornament, including the arms of an ecclesiastic (Mario Ruffini); four nude winged figures below

The wall hangings decorated the walls of the Palazzo Doria Pamphili, the palace of Admiral Andrea Doria in Genoa. He was given the palace in 1528 by the city of Genoa as a reward for successfully defending the city.

Wool & silk

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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Emil Orlik (5) Women paintings

Sitzende junge dame,1927

Sitzende junge Frau, 1927

Bildnis einer jungen Frau, 1919

Bildnis einer jungen Frau im grünen Kleid, 1917

Im Atelier bei elektrischem Licht ,c.1928

Frau auf dem Diwan,1916




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Emil Orlik-Still life paintings

Blumenstillleben mit Alpenveilchen,1914

Still Life with Roses and Fruit,1925

Früchte und Rosen, 1909


Stilleben mit Früchten, Rosen und Tuch, 1915 -1920

Stilleben Mit Fruchtschale
Hannover Landesmuseum


Bunter Blumenstrauss in blauer Vase auf einer Brüstung

Blumenstilleben mit blauer Vase,1910

Nelken im Glas,1900

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

History of Art:Edward Darley Boit (1840-1915)

Venice- Afternoon on the Grand Canal,1911

Venice- Off San Giorgio

Rio di San Barnaba, Venice,1911

A Street in Arezzo,1911


Venice- Afternoon on the Campo San Trovaso,1910


The AMICA Library-Watercolours by Boit


Like many wealthy Bostonians, Edward Darley Boit traveled frequently to Italy, eventually purchasing a villa in Cernitoio near Florence around 1897. Venice was a favorite destination for Americans in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; Boit first visited the city in 1867. The bright colors and watery environment were conducive to his fresh, spontaneous style, characterized by broken brushwork, as in this view of a Venetian square.

Although living the life of an expatriate, Boit frequently exhibited his European watercolors in New York and Boston, occasionally in joint exhibitions with his more famous friend and colleague John Singer Sargent. A review of his 1912 exhibition at New York's Knoedler Gallery noted, "In Italy, which Mr. Boit has made his second country, he delights in representing picturesque aspects of Venice, Bologna, and Florence; with a rare felicity he expresses the gaeity of the buildings, the streets, the canals bathed in sunlight...."


Edward Darley Boit (1840-1915) was an fellow expatriate American Painter and his wife Mary Louisa Boit were friends of Sargent. They lived for periods in Boston, in Rome, and in Paris. Most likely they met in Paris although it's not known exactly when. It was in Paris that he painted the picture. Like Sargent, they were prominent members of the American artistic community and therefore shared quite a bit of camaraderie. (read more)

Daughters of Edward Darley Boit  by John Singer Sargent

The four Daughters of Edward Darley Boit are, from left to right: Mary Louisa (1874-1945, about 8 years old at the time), Flourennce (1868-1919, about 14 yrs old), Jane (1870-1955, about 12 yrs old), and Julia (1878-1969, about 4 yrs old). None of the girls ever married, and both Flourennce and Jane, the two rear daughters, became to some extent mentally or emotionally disturbed. Mary Louisa and Julia, the front two girls, remained close as they grew older, and Julia, the youngest, became an accomplished painter in water-colors
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