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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April 2012

April 1st, 2012
The Liberty leading the People (1830) ♥
Eugêne Delacroix
French (1798 - 1863)
260 cm x 325 cm, oil on canvas
Musée du Louvre, Paris

April 2, 2012
Mont Fuji in clear weather (1831)
Katsushika Hokusai
Japanese (1760 - 1849)
??, woodcut
Private collection

April 3, 2012
Day of the gods (1894)
Paul Gauguin
French (1848 - 1903)
??, oil on canvas
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

April 4, 2012
Katia reading (1974)
Balthasar Klossowski de Rola, a.k.a. Balthus
French (1908 - 2001)
180 cm x 210 cm, oil on canvas
Private collection

April 5, 2012
View of Toledo (1597)
Domenikos Theotocopoulos, a.k.a. El Greco
Greek (1541 - 1614)
121.5 cm x 108.5 cm, oil on canvas
Metropolitain Museum of Art, New York

April 6, 2012
Ambassadeurs: Aristide Bruant (1892)
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
French (1864 - 1901)
141 cm x 98 cm, lithograph
Private collection

April 7, 2012
The marriage of Cana (1563)
Paolo Veronese
Italian (1528 - 1588)
669 cm x 990 cm, oil on canvas
Musée du Louvre, Paris

April 8, 2012
Self-portrait saluting (1866)
Edgar Degas
French (1834 - 1917)
??, oil on canvas
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon

April 9, 2012
Van Gogh's chair (1889) ♥
Vincent Van Gogh
Dutch (1853 - 1890)
73 cm x 92 cm, oil on canvas
National Gallery, Londron

April 10, 2012
The Reclining Shepherdess (1891)
Berthe Morisot
French (1841 - 1895)
??, oil on canvas
Private collection

April 11, 2012
Chop Suey (1929)
Edward Hopper
American (1882 - 1967)
96.5 cm x 81 cm, oil on canvas
Private collection

April 12, 2012
The Third of May 1808 (Execution of the Defenders of Madrid) (1814) ♥
Francisco Goya
Spanish (1746 - 1828)
266 cm x 345 cm, oil on canvas
Prado Museum, Madrid

April 13, 2012
Head of a Capri Girl (1878)
John Singer Sargent
American (1856 - 1925)
43 cm x 30.5 cm, oil on canvas
Private collection

April 14, 2012
Composition VIII (1923)
Vassili Kandinski
Russian (1866 - 1944)
140 cm x 201 cm, oil on canvas
Guggenheim Museum, New York

April 15, 2012
Evening shower at Nihonbashi bridge (1832)
Utagawa Hiroshige
Japanese (1797 - 1858)
39 cm x 26 cm, woodcut
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York

April 16, 2012
Resting black girl, Marrakesh (1928)
Zinaida Serebriakova
Russian (1884 - 1967)
?? cm x ?? cm, oil on canvas
??

April 17, 2012
Acrobats at the Circus Fernando (Francisca and Angelina Wartenberg) (1879)
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
French (1841 - 1919)
134 cm x 99.5 cm, oil on canvas
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

April 18, 2012
Self-portrait with a Beret (1886)
Claude Monet
French (1840 - 1926)
46 cm x 56 cm, huile sur toile
Private collection

April 19, 2012
Dante's vision of Rachel and Leah (1855)
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
English (1828 - 1982)
?? cm x ?? cm, oil on canvas
Tate Gallery, London

April 20, 2012
The reader, Marguerite Matisse (1906)
Henri Matisse
French (1869 - 1954)
65 cm x 81 cm, oil on canvas
Musée des Beaux Arts, Grenoble

April 21, 2012
Village street (??)
Maurice Utrillo
French (1883 - 1955)
?? cm x ?? cm, oil on canvas
??

April 22, 2012
Susan conforting the baby (1881)
Mary Cassatt
American (1844 - 1926)
65 cm x 101 cm, oil on canvas
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

April 23, 2012
Are you jealous ? (1892)
Paul Gauguin
French (1848 - 1903)
66 cm x 89 cm, oil on canvas
Pushkin Museum, Moscow

April 24, 2012
Dona Teresa Sureda (1805)
Francisco Goya
Spanish (1746 - 1828)
120 cm x 79.5 cm, oil on canvas
National Gallery of Art, Washington

April 25, 2012
Ashes (1894)
Edvard Munch
Norwegian (1863 - 1944)
120 cm x 141 cm, oil on canvas
National Gallery, Oslo

April 26, 2012
City Point Bridge (1897)
Maurice Prendergast
American (1858 - 1924)
48.5 cm x 38.5 cm, watercolor
Private collection

April 27, 2012
Berthe Morisot with a Bouquet of Violets (1872) ♥
Édouard Manet
French (1832 - 1883)
55 cm x 39 cm, oil on canvas
Musée d'Orsay, Paris

April 28, 2012
Harmony in blue and gold: the little blue girl (1901)
James Abbott McNeill Whistler
American (1834 - 1903)
50.5 cm x 74.5 cm, oil on canvas
??

April 29, 2012
A rainy day in Boston (1885)
Childe Hassam
American (1859 - 1935)
122 cm x 66.5 cm, oil on canvas
Toledo Museum or Art, Toledo (USA)

April 30, 2012
Young girl learning to write (??)
Camille Corot
French (1796 - 1875)
42 cm x 37.5 cm, oil on panel
Private collection

March 2012 May 2012