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Famous Paintings Pylades and Orestes Brought as Victims before Iphigenia

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Pylades and Orestes Brought as Victims before Iphigenia

Pylades and Orestes Brought as Victims before Iphigenia was painted by Benjamin West in 1766. According to Sir George Beaumont (1753–1827), who presented the present picture to the National Gallery in 1826, the young American artist, Benjamin West, painted Pylades and Orestes ‘immediately on his arrival in England’, presumably in 1763, when he arrived from Italy (National Gallery, p.56). It was first shown at the annual exhibition of the Society of Artists, London, in 1766, with its companion the Continence of Scipio (Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum). West’s narrative is taken from the third act of a play by the classical author Euripides (480–406 BC) entitled Iphigenia in Tauris.  buy famous reproduction paintings online

In the passage depicted by West, Iphigenia, a priestess of Diana, stands in judgement before the semi-naked figures of her brother Orestes (in the red drapery) and his cousin and companion, Pylades, who are brought before her, bound, by the shepherd (centre) who had previously reported their capture. Before Iphigenia, and separating her from the two men, is a low altar upon which the two men are to be sacrificed for their act of sacrilege. Beyond, at the entrance of the temple, is the gold statue of Diana that Orestes had been commanded by the oracle at Delphi to take back to Athens in reparation for the murder of his mother Clytemnestra, and which he had been attempting to seize when arrested. oil painting reproductions sale

In composing Pylades and Orestes West was heavily influenced by the neo-classical history paintings of Gavin Hamilton (1723–98) and Anton Raphael Mengs (1728–79), whom he had known during his studies in Italy between 1760 and 1763. He also looked for inspiration to the frescoes of Raphael (1483–1520) and classical relief sculpture, notably the Orestes Sarcophagus in the Villa Ridolfi, Rome, drawings from which he used to form the pose of his own figure of Orestes. West also revealed later that ‘his mind was full of Correggio’ when painting the present work, at least with respect to the colour of the figures’ flesh. This painting can be reproduced on canvas by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 100.3  cm, Width: 126.4 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.

Winslow Homer Paintings Prisoners from the Front

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Winslow Homer Paintings Prisoners from the Front

Prisoners from the Front was painted by Winslow Homer in 1866. The material that Homer collected as an artist-correspondent during the Civil War provided the subjects for his first oil paintings. In 1866, one year after the war ended and four years after he reputedly began to paint in oil, Homer completed this picture, a work that established his reputation.  famous paintings for sale

It represents an actual scene from the war in which a Union officer, Brigadier General Francis Channing Barlow (1834–1896), captured several Confederate officers on June 21, 1864. The background depicts the battlefield at Petersburg, Virginia. Infrared photography and numerous studies indicate that the painting underwent many changes in the course of completion. This painting can be reproduced by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 61 cm, Width: 96.5 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.

Classical Paintings Princess Alice

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

Classical Paintings Princess Alice

Classical Oil Paintings Princess Alice (1843-78), later Grand Duchess of Hesse was painted by Franz Xaver Winterhalter in 1859. This painting shows Princess Alice (1843-78) is wearing the dress in which she appeared at her first Drawing-Room (a formal reception where ladies were presented at court) on 7 May 1859. She was the third child and second daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Famous Painting Reproduction Sale

Known for her sweet nature, she often took on the role of peacekeeper in the royal household. The marriage of her older sister, Princess Victoria, in 1858 left Alice as the eldest daughter at home, and the Queen and Prince Albert both turned to her for company. buy famous classical paintings online

In a popular edition of Alice’s letters to the Queen, published in 1885, Princess Helena, her sister, described her as ‘loving Daughter and Sister, the devoted Wife and Mother, and a perfect, true Woman’. In 1862 she married Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse. This painting can be reproduced by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 51.1 cm, Width: 41.1 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available,  Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.

Famous Paintings Florinda

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Famous Paintings Florinda

Famous Oil Paintings Florinda was painted by Franz Xaver Winterhalte in 1852. The legend of the eighth-century Visigothic king Rodrigo of Hispania tells how Rodrigo’s seduction of the beautiful maiden Florinda (‘La Cava’) initiated the Arab conquest of Spain. In this scene Florinda (centre left) and her companions, all draped to varying degrees in luxurious Indian silks, prepare to bathe in the grounds of the castle near Toledo where she lives, unaware that they are being watched by King Rodrigo who hides in the bushes nearby. Rodrigo falls violently in love and seduces Florinda, to the anger of her father, Count Julian, who secretly meets with the Moors and encourages them to invade Spain. In the subsequent war Rodrigo is killed in battle by the invaders, who subject the country to their rule for two hundred years. Painting reproductions for sale

Winterhalter wrote in a letter dated 1869 that his inspiration for the painting was a sixteenth century Spanish ballad entitled ‘La Cava’, and his painting follows the text closely (Merwin, 1961). He might also have been aware of the Romantic treatments of the subject by English writers in the early years of the century, for example in the epic poems ‘The Vision of Don Roderick’ by Sir Walter Scott in 1811 and ‘Roderick, The Last of the Goths’ by Robert Southey (1814). Perhaps a more immediate inspiration was the staging of a new four-act opera by Sigismond Thalberg, ‘Florinda, ou Les Maures en Espagne’, which opened in July 1851 at Her Majesty’s Theatre during one of Winterhalter’s summer visits to England. Queen Victoria attended the opera during its opening month, and enjoyed seeing her singing instructor of twenty years, the celebrated bass Luigi Lablache (also the composer’s father-in-law), performing the role of Florinda’s father, Count Julian. Buy oil painting reproductions online

The Queen purchased the painting for Prince Albert in April 1852, writing that she had seen, ‘a most beautiful picture by Winterhalter, his favourite work, which I have purchased for Albert’s birthday, but which can be no secret, as it has to go to the Exhibition. It is a most lovely picture containing a group of beautiful women. The painting was hung in the Queen’s Sitting Room at Osborne House, initially without a frame (Journal, 18 July, 1854). Florinda’ was favourably received at the Royal Academy exhibition of 1852, where it was particularly admired for its colour and the beauty of the female figures. The critic of the ‘Athenaeum’ wrote that ‘It is a picture of very great merit; the models are elegant and drawn with learned and decided outline…The colouring is gay – every possible tint is enlisted in the rich draperies. A warm light plays about everywhere; and the flesh glows’ (15 May, 1852, p.551). It was probably another signed version, now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, which was exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1853. This painting can be reproduced by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 179.3 cm, Width: 243.9 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available,  Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.

Famous Paintings Disproportionate Marriage

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Famous Paintings Disproportionate Marriage

Famous Oil Paintings Disproportionate Marriage was painted in 1862. In the painting, the artist is the fate of women reflected in the theme. Close-up style of composition, showing a wedding scene: a young girl and  white-haired old man hold up the wedding, the priest blessed them, the bride down reluctantly acquiesced tragic fate, and become the groom is an old man arrogant look.  Buy oil painting reproductions online

The artist took advantage of the pathological social phenomenon, with their own art exposed base of social transactions and destruction of women. This painting can be reproduced by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 173 cm, Width: 136.5 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available,  Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.

Famous Paintings Lady Hamilton as Circe

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Famous Paintings Lady Hamilton as Circe

Famous Oil Paintings Lady Hamilton as Circe was painted by George Romney in 1782. Emma Hart (1765–1815) rose to fame as the wife of the diplomat and antiquarian Sir William Hamilton and the lover of Admiral Lord Nelson. In this cut-down and unfinished painting she is shown as Circe, the mythological sorceress who enslaved men by turning them into animals. famous paintings for sale

Romney was captivated by Emma’s beauty and sexual attraction, and she became his favourite model. He painted her innumerable times in classical and fanciful disguises. Although Romney was considered to be Joshua Reynolds’s main rival in portraiture, he always longed to be a ‘history’ painter. This painting can be reproduced by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 53.3 cm, Width: 49.5 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available,  Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.

Famous Paintings Mendicants of the Roman Campagna

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

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Famous Oil Paintings Mendicants of the Roman Campagna was painted by Rippingille in 1840. Oil paintings depicting the Italian and Swiss countryside grew in popularity in the first half of the 19th century. They appealed particularly to collectors such as John Sheepshanks and the Reverend Chauncey Hare Townshend. famous paintings for sale

Italy had long been recognised as a fertile source of themes for paintings and many artists travelled there in the 19th century. Italian beggars or ‘mendicants’ of the Roman Campagna (the countryside around Rome) looked very picturesque in the eyes of British artists, especially if the Italians were young, female and pretty, as here. Their colourful costumes and the beauty of the Italian countryside made a most attractive subject, especially as the darker aspects of poverty were not shown. famous painting reproduction supplies

Rippingille exhibited this painting at the Royal Academy in 1844. According to a note on the back of the picture, he was furious to find that it was hung by the organisers virtually at floor level, so that the public were unlikely to see it. Nevertheless, John Sheepshanks noticed it and bought it directly from the artist. Rippingille claimed to be the first person to advocate the establishment of the Schools of Design. This painting can be reproduced by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 36.8 cm, Width: 57.3 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available. Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.famous classical paintings

Famous Paintings Adam listening to the voice of God the Almighty

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

Famous Paintings Adam listening to the voice of God the Almighty

Famous oil paintings Adam listening to the voice of God the Almighty was painted by John Martin. John Martin, a Romantic painter known for his vast biblical and literary scenes of destruction, was commissioned in 1823 to execute 24 mezzotint illustrations for a new edition of Milton’s Paradise Lost. Given his strong attraction to the narrative of the Fall of Man, the publisher Septimus Prowett must have considered him a natural choice for the project.  famous paintings for sale

Martin had never produced mezzotints before (although he would become reknowned for his work in this medium), and his roots as a painter are apparent in his decision to make a preparatory oil sketch for each print, of which this painting is one. The set of oil sketches was rediscovered by the collector and dealer Robert Frank in 1951. An oil sketch showing the tiny figures of Adam and Eve covering themselves in shame in the midst of a grove of mighty oaks. Dimensions: Height: 47.5 cm, Width: 68.5 cm Religious paintings for sale

Famous Paintings Disappointed Love

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Famous Paintings Disappointed Love

Famous oil paintings Disappointed Love was painted by Danby in 1821. This was the first painting Danby exhibited and it became one of his best known works. This painting shows a young woman in white is set against a dark background, distraught and weeping into her lap on a secluded river bank.

It depicts a heartbroken young woman in the pose traditionally associated with the state of melancholy. A bonnet, shawl and miniature portrait of her lover lie beside her, while a torn-up letter floats away on the pond. Dimensions: Height: 62.8 cm, Width: 81.2 cm Famous paintings for sale

Henri Matisse Paintings Trivaux Pond

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Henri Matisse Paintings Trivaux Pond

Painting Trivaux Pond was painted by Henri Matisse. The purchase of a car in 1917 allowed Matisse to take all his painting equipment into the woods. He made several works at Trivaux Pond, in the landscaped park of the Bois de Meudon on the outskirts of Paris. Henri Matisse Paintings for sale

Here, the verticals of the trees establish a strong rhythm. Matisse treats the surface of the pond loosely, simplifying the forms and merging reflections with their surroundings. Although within the immediate environs of the city, Matisse imbued the park with an imagined ruralism. Famous paintings for sale