Thursday, August 11, 2022

Woman With A Fan

 We begin today with The Countess of Meath, done around 1674 by Dutch artist Peter Lely, who was primarily active in Britain.


This dramatic painting is by Anton Raphael Mengs, titled The Glory Of Saint Eusebius, circa 1757. It was the final sketch for a ceiling mural in a Roman church, a mural which has since been damaged.


Young Woman With A Fan is the title of this painting by Pietro Rotari, dated 1754-56.


Giuseppe Crespi painted An Allegory Of The Arts around 1730.


Scenes of Venice to round out the day and lead into tomorrow. Francesco Guardi painted The Church Of Santa Maria della Salute, Venice around 1780-85.


Saint Mark's And The Clocktower, Venice dates to 1735-37 by Canaletto.

32 comments:

  1. These paintings are superb! This post reveals such a silky complexion to the portraits. The buildings look real life like too

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  2. The classical old paintings. I had to look for the fan, you first see her lightened bosom !

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  3. The Venice paintings are fabulous.

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  4. The painting The Woman with the Fan is wonderful:)

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  5. Otra buena colección de pinturas de incalculabre valor.

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  6. Lovely paintings! Take care, enjoy your day!

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  7. ...classic subject matters.

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  8. Fans may be making a comeback given the summers we have these days.

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  9. Stupid me put the fans on the wall as art - could need one now! (Yipeee, summer)

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  10. @Roentare: thank you.

    @Gattina: the fan is not obvious.

    @Gemel: more tomorrow.

    @Rosie: I think so too.

    @Ventana: thanks.

    @Eileen: they are.

    @Tom: definitely.

    @David: so it seems.

    @Iris: they'd come in handy.

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  11. Beautiful portraits and paintings.

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  12. Love the expression on the Young Woman with a Fan.

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  13. Woman with fan has the same lighting as many of the Low Country artists.

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  14. Wonderful portraits. I do like that first one very much.

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  15. I like the Young Woman with a Fan too.

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  16. It's amazing how little St. Mark's Square has changed in all these years.

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  17. I have visited the Church of Santa Maria della Salute. It is a beautiful church.
    I have lots of fans!! : )

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  18. Magnificent paintings! I would love seeing them and feel fortunate you have shared them. Thanks William!

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  19. Classic painting exhibit ~ very masterful ~

    Wishing you lots of good health, laughter and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  20. @Nancy: I think so.

    @Marie: you get the feeling she's tired of the artist.

    @Barbara: it does, yes.

    @DJan: me too.

    @Magiceye: indeed.

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  21. @RedPat: she's popular.

    @Sharon: I'd like to see it.

    @Catarina: and I'd like to see that church.

    @Denise: you're welcome.

    @Carol: thank you.

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  22. All are beautiful, thank you for sharing them here.

    All the best Jan

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  23. The Countess looks very posh and spoiled, funny what was the fashion back then

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  24. These paintings of lovely ladies, and each one clearly resembles the moods they were experiencing, great works again.

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