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Archive for the ‘Art history’ Category

“What if Claude (Monet) borrowed…

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007


…my camera ?” is the question this blogger asked him/her-self. Would he be wanting to borrow the camera in the first place ? sn’t photography everything impressionism didn’t want to be ? Or would Monet be an avid photoshopper ?

Art car

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

Art Car

So which artists do you recognize ?

I see Grant Wood’s American Gothic, Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, a Mondrian painting, some dancers by Degas (not sure about the colour palette though).

Gustav Klimt – Tree of Life

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Gustav Klimt - Tree of Life

An absolute favorite amongst many and a completely unknown artist amongst many others: Gustav Klimt. This painting is called the Tree of Life which has been an inspiration to many artists: Check out this photo, this one and this one.

David’s Michelangelo… (2)

Monday, August 20th, 2007

Michelangelo in boxershorts

… but a little different. David as an advertisement for Calvin Klein.

Image courtesy of Worth1000.

Pablo Picasso – Les Demoiselles d’Avignon

Saturday, August 18th, 2007

Interesting video which shows how Picasso eventually managed to paint his famous Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. For many this is the painting that revolutionized and defined the way the visual arts were heading in the 20th century as it wass completely different from anything done before.

Robert Delaunay – Homage To Bleriot

Friday, August 17th, 2007


This painting by Robert Delaunay that is a representation of orphic cubism (indeed, cubism but with circles) has been my inspiration to create Artinthepicture. A girl (always the roots of my inspiration) told me that this was her favorite painting, so I tried to look it up on the internet. After a long search visiting all the major art history websites, I decided that there wasn’t one site that I thought was great. So I decided to build it myself. One day I’ll find that girl again.

The Entombment by Michelangelo

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007


My second post of the National Gallery Grand Tour project in London. This time the photo displays the painting The Entombment by Michelangelo. Nice setting again.

Photo courtesy of riikap on Flickr.

Michelangelo’s David…

Sunday, August 12th, 2007

Michelangelo’s David

 …but a little bit different. David as an advertisement for McDonalds.

Image courtesy of Worth1000.

Fun for kids, and adults too

Saturday, August 11th, 2007

Create your own Henri Rousseau

Create your own painting inspired by the works of Henri Rousseau. If only it was really that easy.

Rubens in flowers

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Peter Paul Rubens in Dahlia’s 

A self portrait of Peter Paul Rubens (in Dutch: Pieter Pauwel Rubens) made with over 40,000 dahlia flowers. It was created for the flowercorso of the Dutch town Zundert and afterwards has been made on display for one weekend only at the famous Groenplaats in Antwerp. The portrait measures 8 x 8 meters (26×26 ft). Next to the flower portrait you can see the statue of Rubens as well. And here are some more photo’s.