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Oil Paintings A Priestess of Apollo

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

A Priestess of Apollo

A Priestess of Apollo was painted by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema in 1888. In Roman mythology, Apollo was the sun god who lived in Mount Olympus, and who, in the guise of the sun, rode his chariot drawn by four horses across the sky each day. In this painting one of the priestesses stands barefoot inside the temple of Apollo looking up towards the sky, perhaps awaiting Apollo’s return in the evening. She wears a spectacular leopard skin tunic, and has a wreath of ivy in her air. These symbolic ornaments, as well as her business in serving wine, suggest her licentious behaviour in the temple.

The subject matter is unusual for Alma-Tadema who, from the 1880s onwards, generally painted the ‘happy, inconsequential everyday incidents in the lives of anonymous though well-to-do inhabitants of Rome or Pompeii’ (Becker, p.11). Alma-Tadema had first travelled to Italy in 1863, visiting the ancient archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum. He revisited several times taking photographs of architectural details and artefacts which were used as reference material for his paintings when he returned to England. oil painting reproductions sale

The golden jug that the priestess is holding and the large silver urn may have been amongst the recently excavated objects. The inclusion of the ‘latest archaeological discoveries enhanced the sense of immediacy, for spectators who would recognize the artefacts’ (Becker, p.36). Alma-Tadema’s 167 albums of photographs are now housed at the University of Birmingham. At the time A Priestess of Apollo was painted, Alma-Tadema had risen to prominence in the London art world and had begun to entertain on a lavish scale at his large house in Grove End Road, St Johns Wood. He was knighted in 1899 and awarded the OM in 1907. This painting can be reproduced on canvas by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 34.9 cm, Width: 29.8 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.

Oil Paintings Blindman’s Buff

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Oil Paintings Blindman's Buff

Blindman’s Buff was painted by Komar and Melamid in 1982–83. Vitaly Komar and Aleksandr Melamid first met in 1963 as students at the Stroganov Institute of Art and Design in Moscow. They began collaborating in 1965, while still students, in a lecture and performance on the history of Russian art. After graduating, they participated in several avant-garde exhibitions, and were eventually expelled from the Moscow Union of Artists. They emigrated to Israel in 1977 and a year later moved to New York, where they continued to work together in a variety of media, from painting and sculpture to performance pieces, installation art, and posters for public display. They became American citizens in 1988, and their art continued to critique the totalitarian regime under which they had formerly lived. Oil Painting Reproductions for sale

From 1980 to 1983, Komar and Melamid painted more than two dozen canvases called the “Nostalgic Socialist Realism” series. Socialist Realism was the prescribed method for the official art of the Soviet Union, promoting an academic style and imagery that idealized the everyday life of the proletariat and glorified the dictator Joseph Stalin. In their parodies of Socialist Realism, which played on the subjects and styles of official art, Komar and Melamid made ironic commentaries on the propaganda of Communism. Buy famous paintings reproductions online

Blindman’s Buff is a domestic scene depicting two people playing the traditional party game of the title: a schoolgirl is blindfolded, trying to find and catch the man in military uniform who crouches behind the table. Although the subject is ostensibly lighthearted, the drab colors and emptiness of the room, overshadowed by a portrait of Stalin prominently displayed on the wall, give the scene a somber atmosphere. The stark lighting and billowing drapery of the curtain recall the formal excesses of seventeenth-century Baroque painting, in which saints regularly received visions and witnessed miracles. Here, however, the young heroine can see neither her companion nor the light from the window. This painting can be reproduced by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 182.9 cm, Width: 119.4 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.

Oil Paintings Windy Day at Brighton

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

Oil Paintings Windy Day at Brighton

Windy Day at Brighton was painted by Charles Conder in 1904-5. Conder was a student in Paris in the 1890s, and remained an Anglo-French painter, spending time equally in London and Paris. He liked to paint the coast of the English Channel, as if en route for Calais or Dieppe. In this view of the Front at Brighton the tall man at the right is said to be the painter Sickert, who also worked in both London and Paris, and who was one of those who brought Impressionism to Britain. buy reproduction paintings online

In some of his work Conder nostalgically revived French eighteenth-century amorous subjects, and often painted watercolours on silk fans. The schoolgirl here who flies a kite, isolated in summer clothes when everyone else wears coats, is similarly a reminder of the fragility of youth. This painting can be reproduced by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 63.5 cm, Width: 91.4 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.

Oil Paintings Spring by the Sea

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

Oil Paintings Spring by the Sea

Spring by the Sea was painted by Charles Conder in 1905. Conder was trained in Australia and Paris, before returning to his native London. He liked to paint the South Coast, sometimes making views of a real place, and at other times, as in this painting, inventing an imaginary reminiscence of a place. The background and atmosphere look like Swanage in Dorset, where Conder often stayed.  buy reproduction paintings online

The figures and the flowering cherry trees in the foreground are a fantasy, and an evocation of ‘Spring’. In sprawling half naked, brandishing a mirror and wearing imaginary cloaks, these girls recall the eighteenth-century fantasies of Watteau. They also correspond to the melancholy mood of the novels of Marcel Proust, one of which is centred on a ‘little band’ of young girls on holiday by the sea. This painting can be reproduced by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 50.6 cm, Width: 91.8 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.

Oil Paintings Piccadilly Circus

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Oil Paintings Piccadilly Circus

Piccadilly Circus was painted by Charles Ginner in 1912. Piccadilly Circus was London’s busiest intersection and by 1910 was already dominated by its famous illuminated advertisements. Here Ginner captures the brashness and bustle of this epitome of the modern city.  Buy reproduction paintings online

The feeling that the flower seller is imprisoned by motor cars and buses is emphasised by the low view point of the composition, while the passing bus advertises the latest music hall show. This painting can be reproduced by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 81.3 cm, Width: 66 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.

Oil Paintings The Dangerous Early and Late Life of Lytton Strachey

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Oil Paintings The Dangerous Early and Late Life of Lytton Strachey

The Dangerous Early and Late Life of Lytton Strachey was painted by Steven Campbell in 1985. This painting depicts Lytton Strachey (1880-1932), the biographer and essayist, who was a central figure in the Bloomsbury circle. It contains three portraits of Strachey at different ages, including a very young portrait as a cabbage. There are several references to Strachey’s homosexuality (the ‘pansy’ patterned wallpaper), as well as clues to the subjects of his books. buy oil paintings online

The arrow heads combined with a strand of his beard form two profiles against the target. One is of Queen Elizabeth I, the other Queen Victoria. The painting’s title alludes to the situation Strachey would have found himself in had either book been published during the lifetime of the subject. This painting can be reproduced by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 261.8 cm, Width: 274.5 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.

Oil Paintings Commotion in the Cattle Ring

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Oil Paintings Commotion in the Cattle Ring

Commotion in the Cattle Ring was painted by James Bateman in 1935. Painted in the cattle ring at Banbury. The artist’s widow wrote (9 September 1959): ‘The original idea was just a sale-ring. But one day my husband saw a bull escape with its lead and the dealers scramble for safety. This painting can be reproduced by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 101.6 cm, Width: 127 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.  Famous paintings reproductions sale

Famous Paintings Paolo and Francesca da Rimini

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Famous Paintings Paolo and Francesca da Rimini

Paolo and Francesca da Rimini was painted by Dante Gabriel Rossetti in 1855. The composition of this picture is divided into three parts, reading from left to right. Rossetti depicts Paolo and Francesca secretly embracing, with a large illuminated book open on their knees and a plucked red rose at their feet. The figure in the book, dressed, like Paolo, in red and blue, is Lancelot, who also suffered for his forbidden love. paintings reproductions sale

The central section depicts Dante and Virgil, crowned with laurel, regarding with concern the two lovers on the right, who appear to float like wraiths in each others arms, amid the flames of hell. Their adulterous relationship uncovered, they were murdered by Francesca’s husband and Paolo’s brother, Sigismondo Malatesta, and banished to the second circle of hell. Rossetti brings the story to life by inscribing quotations from Dante’s text around the edge of the composition. buy reproductions famous paintings

The picture is executed in watercolour and in the archaic, medievalising style of this period in Rossetti’s art. The drawing is simple and the colours generally muted. Only Francesca’s long golden hair looks forward to the more sensuous creatures of Rossetti’s later works. According to the artist Ford Madox Brown, Rossetti began the picture on an impulse, and, working day and night, completed the composition within a week. The picture was originally planned as a triptych in oil, with the same scenes as in the watercolour, but with the lovers kissing as the central motif. This painting can be reproduced by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 25.4 cm, Width: 44.9 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.

Oil Paintings Oh Willo Willo Willo

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Oil Paintings Oh Willo Willo Willo

Oh! Willo! Willo! Willo! was painted by Maxwell Ashby Armfield in 1902. The title relates to the late sixteenth or early seventeenth-century song of lost love, ‘Willow Song’, by an anonymous composer and used, with alterations, by Shakespeare in Othello. Dr Warwick Edwards of Glasgow University has commented on the passage of music at the bottom as follows: Buy Famous reproduction paintings online

‘The source… is probably W. Chappell, Popular Music of the Olden Time, 1855– 9, i, 207–8 (or Woolridge’s revision of this, 1893). The extract begins at the upbeat to bar 11 and the words are from the 2nd. stanza. The text has been modified. (“she” for “he”) and “improved” (e.g. “my garland must be” for “must be my garland”).  paintings reproductions sale

‘Chappell’s source is BM Add MS 15117, f.18 (before 1616), a setting for voice and lute of the famous Willow Song beginning “The poor soul sat sighing”. He has transposed the melody, modified it, and supplied a 19th century harmonization. Probably the most recent discussion of the Willow Song is in F.W. Sternfield’s Music in Shakespearian Tragedy, pp.23–52. This painting can be reproduced by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 44.5 cm, Width: 28.9 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.

Oil Paintings The Cruise

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Oil Paintings The Cruise

The Cruise was painted by Mary Adshead in 1934. The Cruise depicts a group of people on board an ocean liner, who are being served tea by a uniformed steward. Noel Carrington, in the small catalogue which accompanied Adshead’s 1986 show at Sally Hunter Fine Art, described her ‘sense of design, wit and joie de vivre’, qualities seen in this work. The two figures at the bottom right of the composition are cut off; one wears a handkerchief on his head. Adshead also includes a pair of bare knees in the bottom left corner.  Buy Famous reproduction paintings online

The volumetric figures reclining in various postures on deck, and the interest shown in rugs and fabrics, bring to mind contemporary paintings by Stanley Spencer, another former student of the Slade School. Very little is known about the circumstances of the execution of this painting, and it is unclear whether the work relates to any decorative scheme that Adshead was involved in at the time. This painting can be reproduced by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 142 cm, Width: 182.2 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.