Monday, 28 December 2015

Carnavalet Museum in Paris

This museum is about the history of Paris. It is hosted in a Renaissance-era hotel. The diverse collections exhibited in the museum goes from archaeology to complete interior of apartments over the centuries.

They also have a good collection of paintings.

Le Square du Vert-Galant – the Vert-Galant square (1943) oil painting by Pablo Picasso

Notre-Dame sous la neige - Notre-Dame under snow – Oil painting by Albert Marquet

La reconstruction du Pont du Carrousel – Rebuilding of the Carrousel bridge (1936) -  Oil painting by Jean Texcier

Marie Cassatt - oil painting by Jacques-Emile Blanche

Marie Cassatt - Detail

Marie Cassatt was an American Impressionist painter who was a friend of Degas and Manet. There were a number of American artists who came to France to work with the Impressionist group, but she is probably the most famous of them.

Le Parc Montsouris - Oil painting by Ludovic Vallée

Le Parc Montsouris – Detail

Le Parc Montsouris - Detail

Le Parc Montsouris - Detail

La rue Lepic et la Place Blanche – Oil painting by Abel Truchet

Address of the museum

16 rue des Francs-Bourgeois
75003 Paris

Friday, 25 December 2015

Merry Christmas & Joyeux Noël

To celebrate Christmas, below are some paintings around theme of the nativity, from the collection of the Alte Pinakothek in Munich, Germany.

Virgin and Child by Leonardo da Vinci 

Canigiani Holy Family by Raphael

Canigiani Holy Family by Raphael (detail)

Madonna della tenda by Raphael

Madonna della tenda by Raphael (detail)

The Tempi Madonna by Raphael

The Tempi Madonna by Raphael (Detail)

Monday, 7 December 2015

Along the Thames

Along the Thames - Watercolour (30cm x 37cm) by Benoit Philippe

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Gentle Spring by Frederick Sandys

Frederick Sandys met Rossetti, one of the Pre-Raphaelite painters, in 1857. The painting Gentle Spring was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1865. It represents Proserpina who, in the Roman mythology, returned from the underworld every spring.

Gentle Spring – Oil on Canvas by Frederick Sandys (Ashmolean Museum – Oxford, UK)

The realistic plants and flowers were painted in the garden of the poet and novelist George Meredith.

Ashmolean Museum

Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont St
FREE admission to permanent collections