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Classical Oil Paintings The Masked Ball

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

The-Masked-Ball-by-Jules-Frederic-Ballavoine

The Masked Ball was painted by Jules Frederic Ballavoine. This painting can be reproduced on canvas by DayDayPaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 99.7 cm, Width: 65.4 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, if you are interested, please contact us at email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.

Classical Oil Paintings Flirtation

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Flirtation-Federico-Andreotti

Flirtation was painted by Federico Andreotti. This painting can be reproduced on canvas by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 73.7 cm, Width: 60.3 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.

A Dialogue at Waterloo Painting by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer

Friday, October 5th, 2012

A Dialogue at Waterloo Painting by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer

A Dialogue at Waterloo was painted by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer in 1850. In the nineteenth century, as now, Landseer’s fame rested on his ability as a painter of humorous or sentimental animal paintings. However he was also an accomplished portrait, genre and landscape artist.  Classical Paintings for Sale

This painting underlines the seemingly inexhaustible interest in commemorating the Napoleonic Wars. The whimsical scene, invented by the artist, shows Wellington, who was commander-in-chief of the Allied forces, returning to the battlefield of Waterloo with his daughter-in-law. Wellington himself disliked any attempt to paint the battle as he felt such images would inevitably fall short of the event itself. This painting can be reproduced on canvas by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 193.7 cm, Width: 388 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.

The Young Brother Painting by William Mulready

Friday, October 5th, 2012

The Young Brother Painting by William Mulready

The Young Brother was painted by William Mulready in 1856-7. This painting is a repetition, with variations, of an earlier work, ‘Brother and Sister’ which Mulready exhibited in 1837. In the ‘Young Brother’ a small boy, perched on the arm of his sister or mother, is about to have his ear playfully pinched by his elder brother. When the picture was exhibited in 1857 critics read the subject in this way. Classical Paintings for Sale

However, Mulready’s title is ambiguous, for it could refer to the relationship between the woman and the child. The erotic tension which seems to exist betweem the youth and the girl suggests that the principle theme is in fact concerned with first love and courtship. This painting can be reproduced on canvas by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 77.5 cm, Width: 62.9 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.

Classical Paintings Henry Frederick Prince of Wales and Sir John Harington

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Henry Frederick Prince of Wales and Sir John Harington

Henry Frederick (1594–1612), Prince of Wales, and Sir John Harington was painted by Robert Peake the Elder in 1603. This royal hunting portrait was modeled after an earlier type established by Netherlandish and German artists.  classical paintings for sale

The young Prince Henry sheathes his sword while his companion, Sir John Harington, holds the deer’s antlers. The light palette and rich decorative effect are hallmarks of Peake’s style. This painting can be reproduced by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 201.9 cm, Width: 147.3 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.

Classical Paintings A Scene from ‘The Beggar’s Opera’ VI

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

William Hogarth A Scene from 'The Beggar's Opera' VI

A Scene from ‘The Beggar’s Opera’ VI was painted by William Hogarth in 1731. This is among the first paintings ever made of an English stage performance. It depicts a climactic scene from John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera, first performed at the Lincoln’s Inn Theatre in 1728. Here the opera’s central character, a highwayman named Macheath, stands chained, under sentence of death, between his two lovers, the jailer’s daughter, Lucy Lockit, and, to the right, the lawyer’s daughter, Polly Peachum.  classical paintings for sale

They in turn plead for his life. At either side of the stage Hogarth has included members of the audience, notably at the far right the Duke of Bolton, real-life lover of the actress, Lavinia Fenton, who played the part of Polly Peachum. This painting can be reproduced by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 57.2 cm, Width: 76.2 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.

Classical Paintings The Flight out of Egypt

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Classical Paintings The Flight out of Egypt

The Flight out of Egypt was painted by Richard Dadd in 1849-50. Untitled by the artist, this painting is a gathering of experiences witnessed by Dadd while travelling in the Near East (1842-1843). In a letter of 1842, Dadd revealed his elation and confusion: ‘the excitement of these scenes has been enough to turn the brain of an ordinary weak-minded person like myself, and often I have lain down at night with my imagination so full of wild vagaries that I have really and truly doubted my own sanity.’  classical paintings sale
The journey may have hastened his mental decline. On his return, believing the Egyptian Gods required a sacrifice, he murdered his father. This painting can be reproduced by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 101 cm, Width: 126.4 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.

Classical Paintings The Two Crowns

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Classical Paintings The Two Crowns

The Two Crowns was painted by Sir Frank Dicksee in 1900. In The Two Crowns Dicksee portrays an English medieval prince returning home in triumph on a white horse decorated with three feathers. Wearing a golden crown, he gazes up at a crucifix, Christ’s crown of thorns contrasting starkly with the jewelled headpiece and opulent armour of the prince. Although surrounded by admiring onlookers, the prince is transfixed by the sight of this representation of Christ, a vivid reminder of the lack of importance of temporal power and riches. Famous classical paintings for sale

The Two Crowns is one of a number of paintings by Dicksee with a medieval theme, including The Redemption of Tannhauser (1890) and The Passing of Arthur (1899). But in contrast to both these works The Two Crowns does not represent any particular historical event. Dicksee seizes the opportunity to create a scene brimming with pomp and ceremony. The jubilation of the crowds at the Prince’s homecoming is represented with flying banners and coloured confetti thrown by the youthful maidens in the foreground and from the balcony above.  classical paintings online  gallery

Kestner has argued, however, that the image of the chivalrous prince confirms Dicksee’s belief in ‘Aryan empowerment, heroic conquest, and male dominance’ (Kestner, p.192). Previously regarded as merely escapist Kestner highlights the subservient women gazing into the prince’s blue eyes and the banner on the left which reads VS VINCI legible ‘conquer -‘; factors which, he believes, confirms the artist’s later allegiance to Fascism. This painting can be reproduced by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 231.1 cm, Width: 182.3 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.

Classical Paintings Margaret Layton

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Classical Paintings Margaret Layton

Classical Oil Paintings Margaret Layton was painted by Marcus Gheeraerts  in 1620. Margaret Layton (formerly Laton) was the daughter of Sir Hugh Browne, a wealthy vintner and grocer. She is said to have been born in 1579, but it is more likely from her costume and appearance that she was born around 1590. She married Francis Layton (1577-1661), one of the Master Yeomen of the Jewel House at the Tower of London, and died in 1641.  Buy famous classical paintings online

The artist, Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger (1561-1635), spent his early years in Bruges (Belgium), where his father was active as a painter and printmaker. When he was about seven, the family moved to London. Marcus eventually obtained many commissions from the English court, both for portraits and for decorative work. He was popular at the courts of Elizabeth I and James I, but fell out of favour with James’s wife, Anne of Denmark, after 1617. After that date, Gheeraerts’s sitters came more and more from the gentry. Oil-painted portraits of noble or wealthy men and women became increasingly common in the 17th century. Important as it was to dress magnificently, it was also essential to be portrayed in one’s finery. The portraits nearly always show the sitters splendidly dressed, in the height of expensive fashion, in order to emphasise their status. This painting can be reproduced by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 81.5 cm, Width: 62.5 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available,  Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.

Classical Paintings April Love

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Classical Paintings April Love

Classical Oil Paintings April Love was painted by Arthur Hughes in 1855. This is Hughes’s best-known work, and one of the most popular of all Pre-Raphaelite paintings. The painting was not conceived as an illustration to the poem, but rather the verse reinforced Hughes’s depiction of fragile young love. Hughes changed the setting from a millstream with chestnut trees and forget-me-nots to an ivy-clad arbour or summerhouse with lilac outside the window and rose petals on the stone floor. As with many of the artist’s works, ivy is also used to decorate the frame. Classical Oil Paintings Sale

The Pre-Raphaelites often included symbolic elements in their work. Ivy signifies everlasting life, roses love. That the petals are strewn on the floor may suggest the love affair has ended. April Love was the first of a number of compositions in which Hughes depicted lovers in a landscape. It shows the influence of A Huguenot, 1852 (private collection) and Ferdinand Lured by Ariel, 1849 (private collection) by Millais, whom Hughes greatly admired. The rich blues, greens and purples employed by Hughes quickly became his trade mark. Buy famous classical paintings online

On 26 November 1855 Hughes married ‘his early and only love’ Tryphena Foord. Tryphena’s father managed a decorating business owned by Robert Cutbush, whose brother Thomas Robert Cutbush probably owned the garden at Maidstone in which, according to Robert Ross, April Love was painted. Much of the painting, however, appears to have been done at 6 Upper Belgrave Place, London, where Hughes shared a studio with the sculptor Alexander Munro, said to have been the model for the man in the picture. According to Hughes’s pupil Albert Goodwin, writing in 1916, the face of the girl was originally modelled from a country girl, but she disliked the way Hughes was painting her and left. The final model was probably Tryphena.

The painting was known by several titles prior to its exhibition as April Love. Ford Madox Brown wrote in his diary on 9 September 1855: ‘Last night I had the mulligrubs & went for the first time to Munnros & saw Hughes picture of the Lovers quarrel – it is very beautiful indeed. This painting can be reproduced by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 88.9 cm, Width: 49.5 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available,  Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.