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Fydor Bruni

Fydor Bruni (1802-1875) was a Russian born in Italy who returned there after childhood to paint. This particular painting seems a few years ahead of its time in its style in some respects but with some sixteenth century Venetian influences as well.

Bacchante Giving Cupid a Drink, Fydor Bruni, 1828
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Carpeaux Goodies

Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (1827-1875) has long been one of my favorite sculptors, and therefore I think it’s fitting that I feature him in the first sculpture posting here. One of my favorite Carpeaux sculptures is The Triumph of Flora, but I never knew where it was located…

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German Romantics

I have long found Caspar David Friedrich’s (1774-1840) paintings to have a certain haunting quality that is hard to put my finger on, and when I was doing some additional research on his work I found a few of his fellow Germans of the same era with a similar kind of quality. Here are a few of them…

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Dewing Reposts

Another artist I posted a series of examples of in a previous incarnation of this blog of Thomas Wilmer Dewing (1851-1938) paintings. Since these are relatively hard to come by, I thought I would repost them here again so that they will stay alive on the Net.

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Gotch Revived

In an earlier version of my blog, I posted a collection of Thomas Cooper Gotch (1854-1931) paintings that along the way got lost in the shuffle. In order to prevent them from being lost to the Net, I thought I would post them again.

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Edward Poynter Discoveries

Another artist I have had an eye out for for years is Edward Poynter (1836-1919), and I managed to find some interesting images I thought I would share with you all. One is a wonderful finished painting and the other is a study the demonstrates how thoroughly artists like Poynter understood anatomy and used that knowledge to make their paintings. No doubt David Hockney fans would claim that this proves that Poynter had an X-ray machine.

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Illustrators Galore!

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Some Obscure Finds

I did some digging for interesting turn of the century (and a little after) artists and came up with a few nice tidbits to share. The Blashfield Angel with The Flaming Sword is a little reminiscient of VonStuck’s painting with the same theme. I have been looking for more Elihu Vedder works for a while and one of them was among my finds…

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Chasseriau Followups

Here’s a wonderful example of Chasseriau’s work…

Andromeda Chained to the Rock by the Nereids, Theodore Chasseriau, 1840

 

Chasseriau’s Andromeda painting was subject to a lot of damage and required a lot of digital restoration (by me) to achieve the kind of image quality below. Want to see how bad it started out?