Tuesday, July 31, 2012

John Everett Millais

John Everett Millais (1829-1896) was one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.

'The Moon is Up, and Yet it is not Night' (1890)

 A Flood (1870)

 Alfred Lord Tennyson (1881)

 Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind (1892)

 Bubbles (1886)

 Chill October (1870)

 Christmas Eve (1887)

Elgiva Seized by order of Odo, Archbishop of Canterbury (1843)

Monday, July 30, 2012

JMW Turner

Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) is usually classified as a Romantic landscape painter. It is not, I think, hyperbole to nominate him for the title of greatest painter in English history. While there were many great English painters, no one was as dramatically innovative as Turner. His landscapes often border on the abstract - in this he was at least a generation ahead of his time. Although accomplished as an oil painter, many of Turner's greatest works were done in watercolor.

Like another great 19th century artist - the Russian Aivazovsky - Turner was an accomplished painter of seascapes. This first set of Turner paintings features some of these.

More Turner links: Metropolitan Museum of Art and  The National Gallery, London.

 'Hurrah! for the Whaler Erebus! Another Fish!' (1846)

 East Cowes Castle, the Seat of J. Nash, Esq., the Regatta Beating to Windward (1828)

 Fishermen at Sea (1796) 

 Seascape with Storm Coming On (ca. 1840)

 Snow Storm - Steam-boat off a Harbour's Mouth (1842)

 Stormy Sea with Blazing Wreck (1835-40)

 The Dort, Packet Boat from Rotterdam, Becalmed (1818)

 Van Tromp, Going about his Master's Business (1839)

 Van Tromp's Shallop at the Mouth of the Scheldt (1832)

 Whalers (Boiling Blubber) Entangled in Flaw Ice, Endeavouring to Extricate Themselves (1846)

Yacht Approaching the Coast (1840-45)

Friday, July 27, 2012

Some British Landscapes

 All by guys named John...

 John Knox: View of Glencoe

 John Linnell: Homeward Bound (1861)

 John Linnell: The Last Load (1853)

 John Linnell: The Sandpits (1856)

 John MacWhirter: A Lonely Birch

 John MacWhirter: June in the Austrian Tyrol (1892)

 John MacWhirter: Mount Etna from the Greek Theatre, Taormina (1890)

 John MacWhirter: Sunset on the Isle of Skye (1875)

 John Syer: Figures by a Tumbling Stream

John Syer: Welsh Drovers (1878)

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Sir Joseph Noel Paton

Sir Joseph Noel Paton (1821-1901) was a Scottish artist associated with the Pre-Raphaelites.

 Caliban (1868)
[from The Tempest, natch!]

 Dionysus and the Sea Nymphs (1853)

 Hesperus, the Evening Star, Sacred to Lovers (1857)

 'Home': the Return from the Crimea (1859)

 "I Wonder Who Lived In There"

In Memoriam (1858)

 The Fairy Raid: Carrying off a Changeling, Midsummer Eve (1867)

 The Bluidie Tryste (1855)

 The Quarrel of Oberon and Titania (1849)

The Reconciliation of Oberon and Titania (1847)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Arthur Hughes

Arthur Hughes (1832-1915) was a Pre-Raphaelite painter.

 A Music Party (1864)
 A Visit to Grandmother
 Asleep in the Woods
 Ellen Dana Conway (1873)
 Home from the Sea (1862)
 Old Neighbour Gone Bye
 Overthrowing of the Rusty Knight (ca. 1894)
 Silver and Gold (1863)
 That was a Piedmontese (1862)
 The Pained Heart (also known as 'Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more') (1867-72)
The Property Room (1879)