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Tag Archives: French art
Blowhard, Esq. writes: “The Judgment of Paris” by Marcantonio Raimondi, designed by Raphael, ca. 1510-1520, followed by “Luncheon on the Grass” by Édouard Manet, 18-62-1863. Click on the images to enlarge.
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
Blowhard, Esq. writes: Claude Joseph Vernet, “Storm on a Mediterranean Coast,” 1767. Download a super hi-res copy here. Click on the image to enlarge.
Blowhard, Esq. writes: The Talbot-Lago T150. Related 12 Streamlined Rides from the Age of Art Deco.
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
Blowhard, Esq. writes: Paul Delaroche, “The Execution of Lady Jane Grey,” 1833. More here. Click on the image to enlarge.
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
Blowhard, Esq. writes: Jean-Léon Gérôme, “Diogenes,” 1860 Click on the image to enlarge.
Blowhard, Esq. writes: Click on the images to enlarge. A collection of female reclining nudes with (as you’ll quickly notice by the titles) a special emphasis on the odalisque. Related Although not all academic paintings, I was inspired to put together … Continue reading
Blowhard, Esq. writes: Click on the image to enlarge. “Reception of Le Grand Condé at Versailles” (1878) by Jean-Léon Gérôme