Thursday, December 31, 2015

Looking back over 2015

Just reviewing the past year of blogging here. And the five years since I started the blog. Looking back over the stats I notice that by far my most popular all-time post was on Belgian painter, Léon Herbo. I’m not really sure why that one post attracted so much attention! Other popular posts were on Arthur Hill (an artist so obscure I know nothing whatsoever about him), Dutch painter Theo Molkenboe and English painter  Robert Wiedeman Barrett Browning. It’s pleasing to see than an Australian artist made my top five - Norman Lindsay. What this does suggest is that posts on little-known artists seem to attract the most interest.

Most of my page views come from the United States, but with Russia in second place followed by Australia.

When I started this blog I intended to cover 19th century poetry as well as painting. That was an idea that got quickly forgotten - perhaps I should revive it?

Traffic overall has been fairly slow this year although with a bit of a spike last month.

I’m hoping to continue blogging pretty regularly in 2016. And since he's evidently so popular here's another Léon Herbo painting for you.

Léon Herbo, La Charmeuse, 1890

Nicolai Abraham Abildgaard (1743-1809)

Nicolai Abraham Abildgaard (1743-1809)
Nicolai Abraham Abildgaard, Ossian's Swansong, ca. 1782
Nicolai Abraham Abildgaard, Culmin's Ghost Appears to his Mother, 1794
Nicolai Abraham Abildgaard, Nightmare, 1800, after Henry Fuseli's The Nightmare (1781)

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Leon Kroll (1884-1974)

Leon Kroll (1884-1974), American painter.

Leon Kroll, Nude in a Blue Interior, 1919
Leon Kroll, In the Hills, 1920-21
Leon Kroll, Girls at the Exhibition, 1964

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Ludwig von Hofmann (1861-1945)

Ludwig von Hofmann (1861-1945), German painter.
Ludwig von Hofmann, Notturno, 1897
Ludwig von Hofmann, On the River of the Dead, 1900

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Hugo Birger (1854-1887)

Hugo Birger (1854-1887), Swedish painter.
Hugo Birger, I bersån, 1880
Hugo Birger, Frukosten hos Ledoyen, 1886

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis (1875-1911)

Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis (1875-1911), Lithuanian painter, writer and composer.
Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Kings' Fairy Tale, 1908-09
Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Angel, 1908
Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Fairy Tale Castle, 1909
Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Fairy Tale - I, 1907
Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Rural Cemetery, 1909
Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Fairy Tale - III, 1907

Monday, November 23, 2015

Moritz Ludwig von Schwind (1804-1871)

Moritz Ludwig von Schwind (1804-1871), Austrian Romantic painter.
Moritz Ludwig von Schwind, Der Erlkönig, 1830
Moritz Ludwig von Schwind, Genoveva in der Wildnis
Moritz Ludwig von Schwind, Sabina of Steinbach
Moritz Ludwig von Schwind, Die Rose oder Die Künstlerwanderung

Monday, November 16, 2015

Victor Borisov-Musatov (1870-1905)

Victor Borisov-Musatov (1870-1905), Russian symbolist painter.
Victor Borisov-Musatov, The Pool, 1902
Victor Borisov-Musatov, Phantoms, 1903
Victor Borisov-Musatov, On a Balcony, 1899

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Alexandre Nikolayevich Benois (1870-1960)

Alexandre Nikolayevich Benois (1870-1960), Russian painter, critic and stage designer.
Alexandre Nikolayevich Benois, Fountains of Peterhoff
Alexandre Nikolayevich Benois, Alexandre Benois, Illustration to Alexander Pushkin's The Bronze Horseman, 1904
Alexandre Benois (1870-1960), Les Sylphides, Scene design, 1909
Alexandre Nikolayevich Benois, Baba Yaga, from the "Alphabet in Pictures", 1904
Alexandre Nikolayevich Benois, Peter the Great Meditating the Idea of Building Saint Petersburg at the Shore of the Baltic Sea

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Alexander Mark Rossi (1840-1916)

Alexander Mark Rossi (1840-1916), British painter.
Alexander Mark Rossi, Portrait of an Elegant Lady
Alexander Mark Rossi, Forbidden Books, 1897
Alexander Mark Rossi, On the shores of Bognor Regis, 1887

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Wlastimil Hofman (1881–1970)

Wlastimil Hofman (1881–1970), Polish symbolist painter.
Wlastimil Hofman, Makolągwy
Wlastimil Hofman, Violinist and an Angel, 1923
Wlastimil Hofman, Testament mojej sztuki, 1922
Wlastimil Hofman, Na nowy żywot, 1906
Wlastimil Hofman, Concert
Wlastimil Hofman, Madonna, 1909

Friday, October 23, 2015

Henry Bone (1755-1834)

Henry Bone (1755-1834), English painter.
Henry Bone, Lady Hamilton as a Bacchante, 1803
Henry Bone, Nymph and Cupid, 1807

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Kajetan Stefanowicz (1886-1920)

Kajetan Stefanowicz (1886-1920), Polish artist.
Kajetan Stefanowicz, Paryżanka, 1912-1913
Kajetan Stefanowicz, brak tytułu, 1912-1913
Kajetan Stefanowicz, Śmierć i książątko
Kajetan Stefanowicz, Kobieta i wąż, 1911-1912

Friday, October 9, 2015

Maurice Bompard (1857-1936)

Maurice Bompard (1857-1936), French orientalist painter.
Maurice Bompard, A Seated Woman
Maurice Bompard, L'Attente: Odalisques Dans le Harem

Friday, October 2, 2015

Friedrich Krepp (died 1862)

Friedrich Krepp (died 1862), Austrian artist.
Friedrich Krepp, Portrait of a young woman with roses in her hair, 1853
Friedrich Krepp, Madchen in suditalienies her Tracht, 1850

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Nathanael Schmitt (1847-1918)

Nathanael Schmitt (1847-1918), German painter.
Nathanael Schmitt, Allegory of Spring