Quelle Idée

May I, my good sir, venture to have a conversation of decency with you?

artmastered:

Isabella Watling, Gina and Cristiano, 2014, oil on canvas, [no dimensions], currently on display at the National Portrait Gallery, London.
This was my personal favourite from this year’s BP Portrait Awards. I love everything about it: the figure’s tall, dark form; his outstretched hand; that gorgeous white dog; the glint from the gentleman’s earring; and his slightly tense, yet accepting, expression. Anything that alludes to the work of the Old Masters is going to be good in my eyes! You can’t look at this painting and not think of Van Dyck or Gainsborough or Reynolds.

artmastered:

Isabella Watling, Gina and Cristiano, 2014, oil on canvas, [no dimensions], currently on display at the National Portrait Gallery, London.

This was my personal favourite from this year’s BP Portrait Awards. I love everything about it: the figure’s tall, dark form; his outstretched hand; that gorgeous white dog; the glint from the gentleman’s earring; and his slightly tense, yet accepting, expression. Anything that alludes to the work of the Old Masters is going to be good in my eyes! You can’t look at this painting and not think of Van Dyck or Gainsborough or Reynolds.

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wetheurban:

SPOTLIGHT: Flora Borsi Blurs the Lines Between Reality and Art

"In this series called "IRÉEL" I mixed photographic elements with painting techniques. A hyperrealist painter aims to achieve a result which looks like a real photographic picture."

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likeafieldmouse:

Bernadette O’Sullivan - Bed and Frostbite (2014)

sollertias:

Marion Collier (née Huxley) by John Collier, 1883 (detail)

sollertias:

Marion Collier (née Huxley) by John Collier, 1883 (detail)

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artbeautypaintings:

Mirror - Zack Zdrale

artbeautypaintings:

Mirror - Zack Zdrale

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artforbabies:

Skull with a Burning Cigarette - Vincent Van Gogh
1885–1886, oil on canvas

artforbabies:

Skull with a Burning Cigarette - Vincent Van Gogh

1885–1886, oil on canvas

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likeafieldmouse:

Gustav Klimt - Portrait of a Young Woman (1896-7)

likeafieldmouse:

Gustav Klimt - Portrait of a Young Woman (1896-7)

chimneyfish:

Porrait of Auguste Renoir, 1867
Jean-Frédéric Bazille

chimneyfish:

Porrait of Auguste Renoir, 1867

Jean-Frédéric Bazille

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slowartday:

Anais DiCroce, website & tumblr

slowartday:

Anais DiCroce, website & tumblr