Thursday, May 6, 2021

An Allegory Of The Arts

 Waterfall is from the 1660s, by the Dutch artist Jacob van Ruisdael.

As the Old Sing, So the Young Pipe is the title of this large work by Jacob Jordaens and his workshop, circa 1640.


The Arsenal, Venice is circa 1743, and is one of a couple of paintings in a given space by Bernardo Bellotto. I didn't photograph its companion this time.


Pietro Rotari painted Young Woman With a Fan circa 1754-56.


And for today I finish with An Allegory of the Arts by Giusseppe Maria Crespi, circa 1730.

26 comments:

  1. It took a long time to paint these scenes especially oil ! But thanks to them we know today how people were dressed and behaved ! Today you click and you have your scenery !

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  2. They look so happy and joyous in the 2nd painting, good to be happy.

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  3. I was discussing these tours of yours today with an artist friend, firstly of how wonderful it is to tour your galleries for a start.
    However the conversation was more about the whole process of the pieces themselves, of the journey of beginning a canvas and seeing it through to the end. And these like the last group are just breathtaking. And to survive so many years and still have the ability to touch the soul of a person through a photograph roughly 18,177 kilometers away as the crow flies is really rather impressive.

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  4. That Jacob van Ruisdael is beautiful, as most of his works are.

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  5. ...and the hidden messages are?

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  6. @Gattina: oil takes years to fully dry.

    @Amy: happy but foolish!

    @Gemel: thank you.

    @Catarina: they are.

    @Jan: he was quite an artist.

    @Tom: left to the viewer to decide.

    @David: you're welcome.

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  7. More beauty to look at. Thanks.

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  8. History and beauty in one place ~ great photos ~ Xo

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  9. I love the piping painting -- those people look so happy!

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  10. The young woman with a fan is an interesting painting.

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  11. @RedPat: you're welcome.

    @Agnieszka: thank you.

    @Carol: thanks!

    @Jeanie: they do.

    @Sharon: true.

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  12. The second setting looks like a fun time.

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  13. Beautiful paintings. My favorite is the Waterfall.

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  14. The woman with the fan looks like she's ready for the painting session to be over. :-)

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  15. my fave: i think the water view ... nice!! ( ;

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  16. @Marie: quite a party.

    @Jennifer: definitely.

    @Bill: it stands out.

    @Revrunner: she does.

    @Beth: thank you.

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  17. Beautiful paintings, and I especially like the fourth one, it makes me wonder what was she really feeling at the time?

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  18. Culture lives in Ottawa 👍🏽

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  19. William - I like As the Old Sing, So the Young Pipe and also Young Woman with Fan - you can almost hear her sighing - are we done YET?!

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  20. Loving nature as I do, the waterfall painting is my favorite!

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  21. I like the woman with the fan especially. :-)

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