Mostly landscape and cityscape paintings. For a tag cloud of the painters see bottom of the page. Because the tag cloud allows only 45 names, all the painters are are included in the category list at bottom of the page.

Archive for March, 2013

Alexey Adamov – collection of the artist? Летний вечер/Summer Evening (2004)

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Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 60 x 102 cm. Source: http://talk.tomatoz.ru/uploads/posts/2010-08/1282189982_855105acdef9.jpg


Alexandre Calame – The Hermitage Museum. Landscape with Oaks (1859)

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Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 173 x 140 cm. Nr.:? Source: commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Alexandre_Calame_-_Landsc…. P.S. I have change the light, contrast and colors of the original photo.


Peder Mørk Mønsted – (museum?). Deep Peace (1898)

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Materials: ? Dimensions: ? Signed and dated (lower left). Source: ludmilascorner.blogspot.ro/2010/05/deep-peace.html. P.S. I have changed the light, contrast and colors of the original photo.


Jacob van Ruisdael – Philadelphia Museum of Art E1924-3-90. Bleaching Fields to the North-Northeast of Haarlem (c. 1670-1675)

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Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 43.8 x 53.7 cm. Nr.: E1924-3-90. Acquisition date: 1924. Source: classconnection.s3.amazonaws.com/1876/flashcards/632423/j…. P.S. I have changed the light, contrast and colors of the original photo.


Bernardo Bellotto – Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Gal.-Nr. 605. Der alte Ponte delle Navi in Verona (1746-1747?)

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Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 133 x 234 cm. Nr.: Gal.-Nr. 605. Source: skd-online-collection.skd.museum/de/contents/showArtist?i….


Canaletto – Metropolitan Museum of Art 59.38. Venice: Santa Maria della Salute (c. 1740)

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Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 47.6 x 79.4 cm. Acquisition date: 1959. Nr.: 59.38. Source: www.metmuseum.org/collections/search-the-collections/1100…. P.S. I have changed the light, colors and contrast of the original photo.

A bird’s eye view is to a degree imaginary, even if the scene is real, and this view is taken from high above the Grand Canal and the landing stage at Santa Maria della Salute. The panorama embraces the entrance to the canal in the direction of the “bacino”, with, at the right, the façade and dome of the church, one of the most splendid sights that Venice affords. The Salute church was designed by Baldassare Longhena (1598–1682) and built beginning in 1631, in thanksgiving for the deliverance of the city from the virulent plague of the previous year. Beyond is the façade of the Seminario Patriarcale and further along the tower of the Dogana, or Customs House, seen above warehouse roofs. At the left on the waterfront are some of the most important buildings in Venice: the mint, the library, one of the columns in the Piazzetta, Palazzo Ducale, and the prison, with the Riva degli Schiavoni stretching in a gentle curve toward the right. In the foreground are gondolas; beyond, large numbers of ocean-going ships, their rigging silhouetted against the sky.

The scene, compressed in depth and painted with maximum clarity in a clear light with slanting shadows, is probably from about 1740. Canaletto’s earliest picture of the canal and the Salute from the west is ten or twelve years earlier, while his largest and most famous canvas of this subject dates to 1744 and is in the British royal collection (http://www.metmuseum.org/collections/search-the-collections/110000273).


Hans Fredrik Gude – Nasjonalmuseet for kunst, arkitektur og design NG.M.01487. Frisk bris (1876)

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Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 129 x 202 cm. Acquisition date: 1927. Nr.: NG.M.01487. Source: media31.dimu.no/media/decoimage/NMK-B/NG.M.01487/19060?si…. P.S. I have changed the light, contrast and colors of the original photo


Martin Rico y Ortega – The Drexel Collection. Venice (1873 or 1874)

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Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 57.2 x 102.2 cm. Nr.:? Source: monpetitmot.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/user_50_venecia.jpg. P.S. I have changed the contrast of the original photo.


Meindert Hobbema – Toledo Museum of Art 1967.157. The Water Mill (1664)

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Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 94.9 x 131.7 cm. Nr.: 1967.157. Source: http://agreateuropetripplanner.blogspot.ro/2012/10/dutch-paintings-at-toledo-art-museum.html. P.S. I have changed the light, contrast and colors of the original photo.


Canaletto – Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery 1978P174. Warwick Castle, East Front from the Courtyard (1752)

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Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 75 x 122 cm. Nr.: 1978P174. Source: ichef.bbci.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/images/paintings/bmag…. P.S. I have changed the light and contrast of the original photo.