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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December 2012

December 1st, 2012
The Dinner (1869)
Claude Monet
French (1840 - 1926)
60.5 cm x 55.5 cm, oil on canvas
Collection Buhrle, Zurich

December 2, 2012
Nativity (1470)
Piero della Francesca
Italian (1412 - 1492)
124.4 x 122.6, oil on wood
National Gallery, London

December 3, 2012
Portrait of Ruth Edwards (1864)
Henri Fantin-Latour
French (1836 - 1904)
?? cm x ?? cm, oil on canvas
Private collection

December 4, 2012
Coronation of the emperor Nicolas II in the Uspensky cathedral (1896)
Valentin Serov
Russian (1865 - 1911)
?? cm x ?? cm, oil on canvas
Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

December 5, 2012
The little girl from Nice (1889) ♥
Berthe Morisot
French (1841 - 1895)
?? cm x ?? cm, oil on canvas
Museum of Fine Arts, Lyon

December 6, 2012
A lady reading a letter (??)
Gerard Terborch
Dutch (1617 - 1681)
32.2 cm x 44.2 cm, oil on canvas
Wallace collection, London

December 7, 2012
The goose girl (1863)
Jean-François Millet
French (1814 - 1875)
38 cm x 46.5 cm, oil on canvas
Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore

December 8, 2012
The education of the children of Clovis (1861)
Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Dutch (1836 - 1912)
176.8 cm x 127 cm, oil on canvas
Private collection

December 9, 2012
Pierre Joseph Proudhon and his children in 1853 (1865) ♥
Gustave Courbet
French (1819 - 1877)
147 cm x 198 cm, oil on canvas
Musée du Petit-Palais, Paris

December 10, 2012
Cleopatra (1887)
John William Waterhouse
English (1849 - 1917)
56.9 cm x 65.3 cm, oil on canvas
Private collection

December 11, 2012
Prophetess (1896)
Alphonse Mucha
Czechoslovak (1860 - 1939)
87 cm x 138 cm, oil on canvas
Mucha Museum, Prague

December 12, 2012
The pink dancers, before the ballet (1884)
Edgar Degas
French (1834 - 1917)
?? cm x ?? cm, oil on canvas
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen

December 13, 2012
View of Tiflis (1868)
Ivan Aivazovsky
Russian (1817 - 1899)
36 cm x 47 cm, oil on canvas
??

December 14, 2012
Caprice in purple and gold: the golden screen (1864)
James Abbott McNeill Whistler
American (1834 - 1903)
68.5 cm x 50.1 cm, oil on wood
Freer Gallery of Art, Washington

December 15, 2012
Ruth Sears Bacon (1887)
John Singer Sargent
American (1856 - 1925)
123.8 cm x 92.1 cm, oil on canvas
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, USA

December 16, 2012
Egyptian water carrier (1882)
Jean-Léon Gérome
French (1824 - 1904)
?? cm x ?? cm, oil on canvas
Jean-Paul II Museum, Warsaw

December 17, 2012
Self-portrait (1902)
Gwen John
English (1876 - 1933)
?? cm x ?? cm, oil on canvas
??

December 18, 2012
Portrait of the painter's granddaughter, Anne (??)
Jan Sluyters
Dutch (1881 - 1957)
?? cm x ?? cm, oil on canvas
??

December 19, 2012
Branches with almond blossom (1890) ♥
Vincent Van Gogh
Dutch (1853 - 1890)
92 cm x 73.5 cm, oil on canvas
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

December 20, 2012
Portrait of the artist Ilya Repin (1896)
Valentin Serov
Russian (1865 - 1911)
?? cm x ?? cm, oil on canvas
Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

December 21, 2012
Free hour at Amsterdam orphanage (1876) ♥
Max Liebermann
German (1847 - 1935)
?? cm x ?? cm, oil on canvas
Stadel Museum, Frankfurt

December 22, 2012
The soup (1903)
Pablo Picasso
Spanish (1881 - 1973)
37 cm x 45 cm, oil on canvas
??

December 23, 2012
Bathing time (1904)
Joaquin Sorolla
Spanish (1863 - 1923)
?? cm x ?? cm, oil on canvas
??

December 24, 2012
Rouen port, unloading wood (1898) ♥
Camille Pissarro
French (1830 - 1903)
92.1 cm x 73 cm, oil on canvas
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute at Williamstown, USA

December 25, 2012
The Vieled Woman (1516) ♥
Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, a.k.a. Raphael
Italian (1483 - 1520)
85 cm x 64 cm, oil on canvas
Palazzo Pitti, Florence

December 26, 2012
Haystacks at Giverny (1884)
Claude Monet
French (1840 - 1926)
?? cm x ?? cm, oil on canvas
??

December 27, 2012
Carmelina (1903) ♥
Henri Matisse
French (1869 - 1954)
80 cm x 64 cm, oil on canvas
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

December 28, 2012
Woman of Algiers (1917) ♥
Amadeo Modigliani
Italian (1884 - 1920)
?? cm x ?? cm, oil on canvas
Ludwig Museum, Cologne

December 29, 2012
Pharaoh's daughter (1886)
Edwin Long
English (1829 - 1891)
196.7 cm x 276.8 cm, oil on canvas
Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol (UK)

December 30, 2012
Nude on red couch (1918) ♥
Moïse Kisling
French (1891 - 1953)
60 cm x 73 cm, oil on canvas
Oscar Ghez collection

December 31, 2012
Gypsy Girl (1879)
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
French (1841 - 1919)
?? cm x ?? cm, oil on canvas
Private collection

November 2012 January 2013