Thursday, October 17, 2019

The Dancer

A reminder to members of City Daily Photo: the theme day for November is Brown. 

I start today with a wider view inside this gallery. It includes the grand painting The Death Of General Wolfe by Benjamin West, depicting the 1759 Battle of Quebec, painted in 1770. 


My favourite sculpture in the building. Antonio Canova carved this marble, Dancer, between 1818-22. The first version of this is in the Hermitage. 


A show stopper of a name for the subject and the painting: Erneste Bioche de Misery. This was painted in 1807 by Anne-Louis Girodet de Roucy-Trioson. 


Bacchus And Ariadne draws its roots from Greek mythology. Dating to 1821, it was painted by French artist Antoine-Jean Gros.

37 comments:

  1. Oh, The Dancer is really beautiful!

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  2. Estou a gostar desta visita ao museu e aproveito para desejar a continuação de uma boa semana.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

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  3. I like the beautiful Dancer sculpture.

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  4. Hello,

    The Dancer sculpture is beautiful. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend ahead.

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  5. cool dress ... the way it falls very neat detail!! ( ;

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  6. I think you've shown that Dancer before, but that's fine, she is beautiful.

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  7. @Iris: that she is.

    @Italiafinlandia: definitely.

    @Fun60: very much so.

    @Francisco: thank you!

    @Tom: that they are.

    @Nancy: so do I.

    @Eileen: thanks!

    @Beth: true!

    @Jan: I have.

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  8. Beautiful work! The sculpture is so beautiful, like she could just come alive!

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  9. Oh yes! I love the Dancer also, and doesn't she look marvelous in her white marble against the blue walls 💙

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  10. Love the flowing dress of the dancer!

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  11. That is a beautiful statue of the dancer. Thank you for the wonderful pictures so I could really appreciate it. :-)

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  12. Yes, your favorite statue is indeed beautiful.

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  13. Yes, you are right, the statue is very beautiful!
    The Bacchus and Ariadne painting is also very beautiful ...

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  14. Lovely, indeed. It's a good couple of days to visit indoors!

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  15. I could hang out at the National Gallery all day!

    Janis
    GDP

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  16. I like your Dancer very much, William.

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  17. The statue of the Dancer is beautiful.

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  18. The dancer is gorgeous. I can see why it's your favorite.

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  19. Love the sculptures, they are just beautiful and look so "life" !

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  20. @Laurie: quite true.

    @Grace: she does.

    @Alexandria: it's marvelously sculpted.

    @DJan: you're welcome.

    @Barbara: definitely.

    @Ella: I think so too.

    @Jennifer: quite true.

    @Janis: I certainly have.

    @RedPat: she stands out.

    @Sami: very much so.

    @Sharon: it is a wonderful sculpture.

    @Marie: most definitely.

    @Gattina: very much so.

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  21. I'm always amazed at the perfection in sculpture, like the dancer. I recall seeing a work at the Louvre of a woman lying on what appears to be a tufted air mattress and even her "bed" is perfect.

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  22. Wonderful photos of the 'Dancer' ~ gorgeous sculpture!

    Happy Day to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  23. The dancer is beautiful. It's amazing someone could create this beauty just by carving a piece of marble.

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  24. You really do like that sculpture.

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  25. Love the fall colors in your header!

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  26. I can see why you love the sculpture of the dancer. It offers so many lovely photo views and is truly beautiful.

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  27. @Catalyst: you sometimes wonder how sculptors do it.

    @Carol: thank you!

    @Bill: I agree.

    @Anvilcloud: I do!

    @Revrunner: thanks!

    @Jeanie: it does, yes.

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  28. Great exhibitions you gave us today.

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  29. Wonderful sculpture and paintings.

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  30. It's amazing that a sculpture can portray so much movement with marble. Marble!

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  31. Amazing sculpture … it's beautiful.

    All the best Jan

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