Painting of the Day

I started this web page on January 21, 2012. It was actually a new-year resolution. I have seen several similar web pages, and since I have been interested in art for a long time, I figured it would be fun to create and maintain my own site. The paintings shown on this page simply reflect my personal taste, and are not meant to cover all artistic styles and currents. As you shall see, I especially like portraits.

Hugo Martel, January 21, 2012.

Note: the heart (♥) indicates the original painting that I had the pleasure to see.


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January 2012

January 1st, 2012
Girl with a Pearl Earring (1665) ♥
Johannes Vermeer
Dutch (1632 - 1675)
44.5 cm x 39 cm, oil on canvas
Mauritshuis Gallery, The Hague

January 2, 2012
The Lovers (1923)
Pablo Picasso
Spanish (1881 - 1973)
130.2 cm x 97.2 cm, oil on linen
National Gallery of Art, Washington

January 3, 2012
Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose (1885) ♥
John Singer Sargent
American (1856 - 1925)
174 cm x 153.8 cm, oil on canvas
Tate Gallery, London

January 4, 2012
Miss Irène Cahen d'Anvers (1879)
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
French (1841 - 1919)
54 cm x 65 cm, oil on canvas
E. G. Buhrle collection, Zurich

January 5, 2012
Supper at Emmaus II (1606)
Michelangelo Caravaggio
Italian (1571 - 1610)
141 cm x 175 cm, oil on canvas
Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan

January 6, 2012
Impression, Sunrise (1873)
Claude Monet
French (1840 - 1926)
48 cm x 63 cm, oil on canvas
Marmottant Monet Museum, Paris

January 7, 2012
The Artist's Father Reading his Newspaper (1866) ♥
Paul Cézanne
French (1839 - 1906)
198.5 cm x 119.3 cm, oil on canvas
National Gallery of Art, Washington

January 8, 2012
Child in a straw hat (1886)
Mary Cassatt
American (1844 - 1926)
49.5 cm x 64 cm, oil on canvas
National Gallery of Art, Washington

January 9, 2012
The lady of Shalott (1888) ♥
John William Waterhouse
English (1849 - 1917)
153 cm x 200 cm, oil on canvas
Tate Gallery, London

January 10, 2012
David and Uriah (1665) ♥
Rembrandt Hermanszoon van Rijn
Dutch (1606 - 1669)
117 cm x 127 cm, oil on canvas
Hermitage Museum, Saint-Petersburg

January 11, 2012
Black girl with peonies (1870)
Frédéric Bazille
French (1841 -1870)
60 cm x 74 cm, oil on canvas
National Gallery of Arts, Washington

January 12, 2012
Spirit of the dead watching (1892)
Paul Gauguin
French (1848 - 1903)
73 cm x 92 cm, oil on canvas
Albert Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

January 13, 2012
Peasent Girl of Segovia (1912) ♥
Robert Henri
American (1865 - 1929)
103.5 cm x 84 cm, oil on canvas
New British Museum of American Art, New Britain (USA)

January 14, 2012
Applicants for admission to a casual ward (1874) ♥
Luke Fildes
English (1843 - 1927)
137 cm x 244 cm, oil on canvas
Royal Holloway College, Egham (UK)

January 15, 2012
Model in backlight (1907) ♥
Pierre Bonnard
French (1867 - 1947)
125 cm x 109 cm, oil on canvas
Royal Museums of Fine-Arts, Brussels

January 16, 2012
The blind girl (1856)
John Everett Millais
English (1829 - 1896)
62 cm x 82.5 cm, oil on canvas
Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, Birmingham

January 17, 2012
Sleeping Nude with Open Arms (1917)
Amadeo Modigliani
Italian (1884 - 1920)
60 cm x 92 cm, oil on canvas
Place of Creation, Paris

January 18, 2012
Yellow, gray, black (1948)
Jackson Pollock
American (1912 - 1956)
57 cm x 78 cm, oil on canvas
Collection M. and Mrs. Stanley R. Gumberg, Pittsburg

January 19, 2012
Las meninas (1656) ♥
Diego Velazquez
Spanish (1599 - 1660)
318 cm x 276 cm, oil on canvas
Museo del Prado, Madrid

January 20, 2012
The Reading (1865) ♥
Édouard Manet
French (1832 - 1883)
74 cm x 61 cm, oil on canvas
Musée d'Orsay, Paris

January 21, 2012
Group of children (1911)
Charles Hopkinson
American (1869 - 1962)
117 cm x 79 cm, oil on canvas
Private collection

January 22, 2012
Boys playing dice (1675)
Bartolome Esteban Murillo
Italian (1617 - 1682)
146 cm x 108 cm, oil on canvas
Alte Pinakothek, Munich

January 23, 2012
Woman with a pearl (1868) ♥
Camille Corot
French (1796 - 1875)
70 cm x 55 cm, oil on canvas
Musée du Louvre, Paris

January 24, 2012
A favorite custom (1909)
Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Dutch (1836 - 1912)
66 cm x 45 cm, oil on canvas
Tate Gallery, London

January 25, 2012
The mousme (1888)
Vincent Van Gogh
Dutch (1853 - 1890)
23 cm x 60.5 cm, oil on canvas
National Gallery of Arts, Washington

January 26, 2012
Saint Joseph, carpenter (1642) ♥
Georges de la Tour
French (1593 - 1652)
137 cm x 101 cm, oil on canvas
Musée du Louvre, Paris

January 27, 2012
Girl with a Fan (1881)
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
French (1841 - 1919)
65 cm x 50 cm, oil on canvas
Hermitage Museum, Saint-Petersburg

January 28, 2012
Madonna (1894)
Edvard Munch
Norwegian (1863 - 1944)
90 cm x 68.5 cm, oil on canvas
Munch Museum, Oslo

January 29, 2012
Nude in an interior (1905) ♥
Henri-Charles Manguin
French (1874 - 1949)
73 cm x 60 cm, oil on canvas
Musée du Petit Palais, Genève

January 30, 2012
The Girls of Avignon (1907) ♥
Pablo Picasso
Spanish (1881 - 1973)
244 cm x 234 cm, oil on canvas
Museum of Modern Art, New York

January 31, 2012
The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit (1882) ♥
John Singer Sargent
American (1856 - 1925)
222 cm x 223 cm, oil on canvas
Museum of Fine Art, Boston

February 2012