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.

National Gallery of Ireland

Bernardo Bellotto – National Gallery of Ireland NGI.181. Dresden from the Right Bank of the Elbe, above the Augustus Bridge (c. 1750)

Bernardo Bellotto – National Gallery of Ireland NGI.181. Title: Dresden from the Right Bank of the Elbe, above the Augustus Bridge. Date: c. 1750. Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 51.5 x 84 cm. Acquisition date: 1883. Nr.: NGI.181. Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bernardo_Bellotto,_il_Canaletto_-_Dresden_vom_rechten_Elbufer_mit_der_Augustusbr%C3%BCcke_(National_Gallery_of_Ireland).jpg. I have changed the light and colors of the original photo.

Bernardo Bellotto – National Gallery of Ireland NGI.181. Title: Dresden from the Right Bank of the Elbe, above the Augustus Bridge. Date: c. 1750. Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 51.5 x 84 cm. Acquisition date: 1883. Nr.: NGI.181. Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bernardo_Bellotto,_il_Canaletto_-_Dresden_vom_rechten_Elbufer_mit_der_Augustusbr%C3%BCcke_(National_Gallery_of_Ireland).jpg. I have changed the light and colors of the original photo.


Bernardo Bellotto – National Gallery of Ireland NGI.182. Dresden from the Right Bank of the Elbe below the Augustus Bridge (c. 1750)

view-of-dresden-from-the-right-bank-of-the-elbe-with-augustus-bridge

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 51.5 x 84 cm. Acquisition date: 1883. Nr.: NGI.182. Source: http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/bernardo-bellotto/view-of-dresden-from-the-right-bank-of-the-elbe-with-augustus-bridge#close. I have changed the light, contrast and colors of the original photo.


Jacob van Ruisdael – National Gallery of Ireland NGI.4531. The Castle of Bentheim (1653)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 110.5 x 144 cm. Nr.: NGI.4531. Presented, Sir Alfred and Lady Beit, 1987 (Beit Collection). Sursa: http://www.dialogos-studies.com/BIS/Ruisdael.htm

Around 1650, Van Ruisdael travelled to Westphalia, where Castle Bentheim is located. Having made drawings on the spot, he painted the fortress some fourteen times after his return home. This picture is regarded as the finest and most ambitious of Van Ruisdael’s depictions of the castle, and one of the masterpieces of his oeuvre.
In Van Ruisdael’s painting humanity is always secondary to the power of nature. In The Castle of Bentheim the figures are barely visible. By exaggerating the elevation of the hill, Van Ruisdael made the fortress look more impressive than it is in reality. Modern interpreters have suggested that it symbolises the eternal city on Mount Zion (http://onlinecollection.nationalgallery.ie/view/objects/asitem/People$00402291/3/sortNumber-asc?t:state:flow=39e37b8d-75cb-430e-ac99-b4d816c3df1e).