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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?