As much as Alfred Munnings could appreciate horses as an artistic subject, he found cows an easier subject to paint. This is Study Of A Swiss Bull.
While here we have A June Evening In The Jura.
An oversized sketch by Munnings is here.
Across from it, we have an analysis of one of the paintings, reproduced and rendered in life sized scale, on the wall. I'll show you the original work soon. This portrait is of Canadian general J.E.B. Seely.
The first paintings had surprised me with the ornate frames. There was a reason for them- Munnings wanted them and paid for them.
On The Edge Of The Wood is the title of this painting.
Brigade Headquarters At Smallfoot Wood is the title of this painting. Munnings would spend much time with the Canadian Cavalry Brigade.
And here to close out today is Fatigue Party Making Bomb-Proof Shelters In Smallfoot Wood.
Very beautiful works.ReplyDelete
I enjoy all your posts but very much enjoyed the last two. I'd never heard of Alfred Munnings before. I wonder if we have any of his paintings here. I think another visit to our art gallery is in order.ReplyDelete
It baffles me that I hadn't heard of him before.Delete
So realistic, these are truly beautiful paintings.ReplyDelete
Very much so.Delete
Para una persona, con talento, la pintura no tiene secretos y cada una de sus pinturas, es una obra de arte.ReplyDelete
He was an accomplished artist, probably unknown to most of your followers until you brought him to our attention.ReplyDelete
I wonder how many of my British readers would be familiar with him.Delete
...cows will pose!ReplyDelete
Beautiful collection of paintings. Take care, have a great day!ReplyDelete
I think this is a great post, William. Through your blog, I get to know artists, some very old painters from bygone times, that I have never heard of. I find the cows beautiful. Just because I love them, but he also painted them beautifully. It must be wonderful to paint what you see, what you think. Interesting choice of colors too.ReplyDelete
Beautiful paintings. Cows and horses are beautiful animals.ReplyDelete
I like the cows even better than the others. And it must be a more peaceful subject to paint.ReplyDelete
I like that "Edge of the Woods" painting.ReplyDelete
Very classic art works ~ lovely post ~ReplyDelete
Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
This museum has a big art collection.Delete
Those are beautiful paintings of the cows.ReplyDelete
Love that first painting! I can’t imagine trying to put the bull in that harness!ReplyDelete
That is interesting how they discuss they way the painting was made and even framed!ReplyDelete
I can't paint to save myself so I admire those who can.ReplyDelete
I do too.Delete
That sort of frames are the dearest in the framing shop. More cows on the presentations.ReplyDelete
They do stand out.Delete
Once again, I recall how at one time we weren’t allowed to take any pictures at all, in the NG. We could before and after but not then. I don’t know how long that policy lasted or why it was in invoked in the first place.ReplyDelete
I think when I started photo blogging, the policy was still in effect.Delete
I cannot draw animals! I love the ornate frames around these horrid war images.ReplyDelete