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ocean under the moonlight

Original link: https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/dailyartartwork/img-202210256357d6878aaa6 Edward Mitchell Bannister was the first African-American artist to receive popular acclaim. Working on boats along the Atlantic coast as a young man, the Canadian-born artist eventually settled in Providence, Rhode Island, where he became one of the first faculty members at the Rhode Island School of Design. Bannister is best known …

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When the blue night slowly falls

Original link: https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/dailyartartwork/img-202210256357f21bd7f50 Frank Bramley was an English Post-Impressionist painter who specialized in interior design and devoted himself to combining natural and artificial light in his paintings. He is the founder of the square-brush technique. In this technique, he uses the flat side of a square brush to spread paint across the canvas in a …

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Raampoortje in Amsterdam

Original link: https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/dailyartartwork/img-202210256357d5023f9b4 Today we present to you a beautiful view of Amsterdam frozen in time. The 18th-century Raampoortje (window door) is part of the city wall of Amsterdam near the Flower Canal (Bloemgracht). The small gate leads to the bleaching yard outside the city walls, where dyed cloth is spread out on wooden frames …

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Candy and Crock Pots

Original link: https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/dailyartartwork/img-202210256357d3b7b3b8e Today is Saint Nicholas’ Day in Western Christian countries. It’s in honor of a 3rd century AD saint – and the inspiration for the modern day Santa Claus. On this day in many countries, children (and adults!) are given small gifts or sweets. Sweets like those in the paintings of Josefa de …

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saint george and the dragon

Original link: https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/dailyartartwork/img-202210256357ceff9b7d9 The story of St. George taming and slaying a dragon was popular in the Middle Ages. In this work, Paolo Uccello, one of the masters of the Florentine Renaissance, has compressed the two parts of the story together into a small, strange frame. The sage thrusts his spear into the dragon’s head, …

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Reverend Robert Walker ice skating on Deddingston Lake

Original link: https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/dailyartartwork/img-20221023635582d452f78 Today we continue our thematic month with this unexpected painting from the collection of the National Gallery of Scotland . With it, we are ready for winter! The placid skater is believed to be the Reverend Robert Walker, vicar of Friarsgate Church and a member of the Edinburgh Skating Association. The club …

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resting dog

Original link: https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/dailyartartwork/img-20221023635585275e6bd Today we present what might be one of the cutest dogs in art history! Half awake, eyes slightly open, the dog snoozes curled up on a shelf. It nestles on various household items: a clay pot, a bundle of twigs, a wicker basket and a lone slipper. The artist painstakingly depicts dogs …

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mask of agamemnon

Original link: https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/dailyartartwork/img-2022102363557d1934492 Today we present something special: the Mona Lisa of archaeology… the Mask of Agamemnon. This funerary mask made of solid gold was discovered in 1876 at the ancient Greek ruins of Mycenae. The German archaeologist who discovered it, Heinrich Schliemann, believes he found the body of Agamemnon, king of Mycenae, leader of …

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embankment

Original link: https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/dailyartartwork/img-20221004633c195874a10 From 1907 to 1910, the ocean and the world around it were the ultimate source of inspiration for the artist Léon Spilliaert. On solitary, often nocturnal walks, Spiriate observes the natural element, immutable yet always in motion. He tirelessly makes the sea and the beach change, reflecting his changing moods and leading …

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vase

Original link: https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/dailyartartwork/img-20221003633aff35c4ce1 Odilon Redon got the inspiration to paint flowers after meeting the botanist Armand Clavaud. Crave is a botanical cataloger in Redon’s hometown of Bordeaux. Cleveland’s ground-breaking acquisition of several Odilon Redon artworks in the 1920s inspired local philanthropist and collector Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. to purchase the work in 1937 Pastel still …

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Sakura and full moon

Original link: https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/dailyartartwork/img-20221003633afe2e11244 Kohara Komura (a.k.a. Masao Ohara) was a Japanese painter and woodblock print designer in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, part of the New Printmaking Movement. He mainly painted plants and animals and is widely regarded as a “Japanese painting” (nihonga) painter of the “nature print” (kachoga) genre. As we can …

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smiling portrait of a lady

Original link: https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/dailyartartwork/img-20221003633afb5c474a7 Due to copyright issues, we rarely exhibit works by 20th century artists. But thanks to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts today, we can share with you the work of Paul Klee, one of the most interesting artists of the interwar period. Paul Klee gained international acclaim in the 1920s when he …

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black bear

Original link: https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/dailyartartwork/img-20220829630d246103127 Today is the last Sunday for our Denver Art Museum collection feature. We hope you enjoy these masterpieces as much as we do! 🙂 William Herbert “Buck” Dunton (1878-1936) was an American writer, illustrator, and painter who became a founding member of the Taos Society of Artists in 1915. Known for his …

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