Archive for the ‘Art history’ Category

artists in action – Claude Monet

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

In our series of Artists in action, today some idyllic pictures of Claude Monet‘s working place.

‘Claude Monet Painting’ by John Singer Sargent shows the master at work.

In his ‘studio boat’, painted by Edouard Manet.


Monet at his studio.

Claude Monet in his famous garden, in front of the immortalized Japanese bridge.

artists in action – Gustav Klimt

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Gustav Klimt – not at work but in his ‘habitat’.


Gustav Klimt’s Last Studio (1912-1918)


wearing his painter’s coat.

artists in action – Paul Klee

Monday, February 27th, 2012

a new artist in the series of ‘Artists in Action‘.


Paul Klee in his studio in Bern, 1939. (Felix Klee, Zentrum, Paul Klee, Bern, Klee Family Donation)

artists in action: Paul Cézanne

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

In the series of ‘Artists in Action‘, today some pictures of Paul Cezanne at work.


Paul Cézanne
in his studio at Les Lauves in front of ‘Large Bathers‘ (Photo by Émile Bernard, 1904).


At Mont Sainte Victoire (photographed by Kerr-Xavier Roussel in January 1906).

artists in action – Salvador Dali

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Let’s restart our series of Artists in Action.

Salvador Dali most of the time appears to be goofing around or showing his distinctive moustache. How about some pictures of him in action?


‘The Temptation of Saint Anthony’. Funny how nowhere in the picture a naked women is to be found.

Working at ‘Dream of Venus’.


In 1965, working on the Bullfight series.

Salvador Dali in his Studio, by Ernst Scheidegger.

Lucian Freud deceased july 21, 2011

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

It is sad to hear that painter Lucian Freud died july 21. He is known for his monumental and intense portraits. Freud painted nude figures with an often aggressive realism.

Picasso enlarged

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

Picasso 1

Picasso 2

Picasso 3

This was part of a challenge in a Belgian tv show “Fata Morgana”. The challenge was to recreate 5 famous paintings but with large dimensions. One of these five was Picasso‘s “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon“. All I know about the dimensions is that the height of this reproduction was 5.5 meters (18 feet). I also remember they were going to sell this for a good cause but that idea got lost somewhere. Too bad really, my living room has a high ceiling.

A Mondrian House

Sunday, October 7th, 2007

Artful Living, originally uploaded by wauter de tuinkabouter.

This house in the Belgian city of Ghent was inspired by the Dutch painter Piet Mondrian.

Thomas Benton – Going Home

Friday, October 5th, 2007

Thomas Benton

The updates to Artinthepicture are flying in lately. Today I have added two things: the painter Thomas Hart Benton and the artistic movement American Regionalism of which he is one of the biggest representatives.

Kasimir Malevich – Summer Landscape

Monday, October 1st, 2007

Kasimir Malevich

With the new addition of Russian artist Kasimir Malevich the best art history website in the world finally exceeded 3 000 paintings. Although not quite near the 300 000 works of art displayed in The Louvre, it is still a pretty impressive number. Although the above painting is not typical of his style, it pretty much was the only one I liked. But don’t tell that to the art snobs or I’ll be banned forever from their Martini-parties.