Today we begin with Vulcan At His Forge, a 1750 painting by Pompeo Batoni.
Mythology provides context for this historical painting by Charles Meynier. Wisdom Defending Youth from the Arrows of Love is the title of this 1810 painting.
A portrait with a show stopper of a name. Erneste Bioche de Misery is by Anne-Louis Girodet de Roucy-Trioson, and dates to 1807.
Mythology provides inspiration for Ariadne and Bacchus, an 1821 work by Antoine-Jean Gros.
And finishing today, this is Countess Anna Ivanova Tolystoya, a 1796 painting by Elizabeth Louise Vigee Le Brun.
Bacchus certainly looks alot better than I imagined he would.ReplyDelete
True: mythology provides inspiration for art...ReplyDelete
Beautiful mythology art.ReplyDelete
...myths and history seems to go hand and hand.ReplyDelete
Beautiful paintings. Interesting to read about the artist and his paintings.ReplyDelete
Beautiful paintings! Have a great day and a happy new week!ReplyDelete
Uma maravilha estes quadros.ReplyDelete
Um abraço e boa semana.
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
@Amy: perhaps more sober.ReplyDelete
@italiafinlandia: it does.
@Orvokki: I think so.
@Tom: that's true.
@Nancy: it is.
@Eileen: thank you.
'Vulcan At His Forge' is the most appealing painting in this series to me.ReplyDelete
Wonderful! I also keep meaning to say that your header shot is stunning!ReplyDelete
Beautiful paintings, thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
I really like the portraits that you show, William!ReplyDelete
Interesting to see the mythological theme in some photos.ReplyDelete
Wonderful paintings, William !ReplyDelete
I not familiar with these particular painters. A further research is due...ReplyDelete
@Jan: it's a good one.ReplyDelete
@Denise: thank you.
@RedPat: I enjoy showing them.
@Anvilcloud: it is.
@Karl: quite so.
@Catarina: Le Brun had a major retrospective here several years ago.
There are a lot of muscles on that Vulcan fellow.ReplyDelete
Wonderful art display of the myths we still live with ~ XoReplyDelete
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Wisdom defending youth from the arrows of love is one for the ages.ReplyDelete
As I can't read the name of the painter, I think everybody at that time painted the same way!ReplyDelete
@Sharon: he did a lot of physical labour.ReplyDelete
@Carol: thank you.
@Bill: they are.
@Marie: it is.
@Gattina: I can see that.
I think much of need to explain the presents back then was wrapped in mythology.ReplyDelete
Think of the money you could have made by selling flesh-colored paint.ReplyDelete
wonder why they don't make those kind of dresses any more? would women buy them? they look so fancy. happy week for ya. ( ;ReplyDelete
Lovely, lovely paintings.ReplyDelete
Erneste Brioche doesn't look all that miserable -- quite lovely an pensive.ReplyDelete
I always like the portraits painted by Mme Vigee Le Brun:)ReplyDelete
My favourite here is the last one, Countess Anna Ivanova Tolystoya.ReplyDelete
All the best Jan
That's quite a variety. Tell Wisdom it is no use! Youth will love because that is what it does.ReplyDelete
Vulcan is my favorite here.ReplyDelete
@Maywyn: myths got weird at times.ReplyDelete
@Beth: they're very fancy.
@Joanne: I think so too.
@Jeanie: I think it's a terrific painting
@Rosie: she was a splendid artist.
@Jan: it's a great painting.
@Linda: that's true.
@Gemel: it stands out.