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Art Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: “The Oreads” by William Bouguereau, 1902. More here.

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Art Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Adolphe William Bouguereau, “Orestes Pursued by the Furies,” 1862. An interesting quote: Bouguereau was the grand master of the French art establishment and set the bar for those painters who aspired to commercial success in the second half … Continue reading

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Art Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Jean-Léon Gérôme, “Pollice Verso,” 1872 Click on the image to enlarge

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A Day at the Bowers Museum

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Although I’ve lived within 10 minutes of it for almost a decade, it was only within the past month that I finally made it over to Orange County’s Bowers Museum, an art and cultural history institution located in … Continue reading

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Art Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Paul Delaroche, “The Execution of Lady Jane Grey,” 1833. More here. Click on the image to enlarge.

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A Day at the Getty Center

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Paleo Retiree’s swipe at Richard Meier reminds me that I’ve been meaning to share some photos of my trip to the Getty Center last month. Have you ever been there? It’s located in the hills overlooking Brentwood and … Continue reading

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Art Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Jean-Léon Gérôme, “Diogenes,” 1860 Click on the image to enlarge.

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