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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February 2012

February 1st, 2012
Bride with a Fan (1911)
Marc Chagall
Russian (1887 - 1985)
46 cm x 38 cm, oil on canvas
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

February 2, 2012
Portrait of the Artist's Daughter, Julie Manet (1886)
Berthe Morisot
French (1841 - 1895)
??, pastel
Private collection

February 3, 2012
In bed, the kiss (1892)
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
French (1864 - 1901)
??, oil on cardboard
Private collection

February 4, 2012
Blue night (1914)
Edward Hopper
American (1882 - 1967)
183 cm x 91.5 cm, oil on canvas
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

February 5, 2012
Three nudes in an interior (1923)
René Magritte
Belgian (1898 - 1967)
59.5 cm x 55.5 cm, oil on canvas
Place de la Création, Brussels

February 6, 2012
Salome (1897)
Alphonse Mucha
Czech (1860 - 1939)
41 cm x 31 cm, watercolor
Christopher-Clark Fine Art, San Francisco

February 7, 2012
The oath of Horatii (1784) ♥
Jacques-Louis David
French (1748 - 1825)
330 cm x 425, oil on canvas
Musée du Louvre, Paris

February 8, 2012
Girl with a banjo (1893)
Mary Cassatt
American (1844 - 1926)
60 cm x 73, pastel
Private collection

February 9, 2012
Gregorita with the Santa Clara Bowl (1917)
Robert Henri
American (1865 - 1929)
??, oil on canvas
??

February 10, 2012
Olympia (1863) ♥
Édouard Manet
French (1832 - 1883)
130.5 cm x 190, oil on canvas
Musée d'Orsay, Paris

February 11, 2012
A Modern Olympia (1873) ♥
Paul Cézanne
French (1839 - 1906)
46 cm x 55, oil on canvas
Musée d'Orsay, Paris

February 12, 2012
Sugaring off (1945)
Anna Mary Robertson Moses, a.k.a. Grandma Moses
American (1860 - 1961)
??, mixed media on board
Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, USA

February 13, 2012
On white II (1923)
Vassili Kandinski
Russian (1866 - 1944)
105 cm x 98 cm, oil on canvas
Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris

February 14, 2012
The ballet class (1874) ♥
Edgar Degas
French (1834 - 1917)
85 cm x 75 cm, oil on canvas
Musée d'Orsay, Paris

February 15, 2012
The little knitter (1882)
William-Adolphe Bouguereau
French (1825 - 1905)
60.5 cm x 100.5 cm, oil on canvas
Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala (USA)

February 16, 2012
The fight between Carnival and Lent (1559)
Pieter Bruegel the elder
Flemish (1525 - 1569)
118 cm x 164.5 cm, oil on canvas
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

February 17, 2012
Clothed Maja (1800) ♥
Francisco Goya
Spanish (1746 - 1828)
95 cm x 190 cm, oil on canvas
Prado Museum, Madrid

February 18, 2012
Nude Maja (1800) ♥
Francisco Goya
Spanish (1746 - 1828)
98 cm x 191 cm, oil on canvas
Prado Museum, Madrid

February 19, 2012
Idle hours (1894)
William Merritt Chase
American (1849 - 1916)
90 cm x 65 cm, oil on canvas
Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth (USA)

February 20, 2012
Odalisque (1857)
Eugêne Delacroix
French (1798 - 1863)
??, oil on board
Private collection

February 21, 2012
The birth of Venus (1485) ♥
Sandro Botticelli
Italian (1445 - 1510)
280 cm x 180 cm, tempera on canvas
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

February 22, 2012
Self-portrait (1930) ♥
Edward Hopper
American (1882 - 1967)
??, oil on canvas
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

February 23, 2012
Self-portrait (1918)
Henri Matisse
French (1869 - 1954)
65 cm x 54 cm, oil on canvas
Musée Matisse, Le Cateau-Cambresis (France)

February 24, 2012
Babylonian marriage market (1875) ♥
Edwin Long
English (1829 - 1891)
65 cm x 54 cm, oil on canvas
Royal Holloway College, Surrey (UK)

February 25, 2012
Woman awakening (1876) ♥
Eva Gonzales
French (1849 - 1883)
101.5 cm x 82.5 cm, oil on canvas
Kunsthalle, Bremen (Germany)

February 26, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Clark with Percy (1970)
David Hockney
English (1937 - )
213 cm x 304 cm, acrylic on canvas
Tate Gallery, London

February 27, 2012
Portrait of Émile Zola (1868) ♥
Édouard Manet
French (1932 - 1883)
146.5 cm x 114 cm, oil on canvas
Musée d'Orsay, Paris

February 28, 2012
The easy chair (??)
John William Waterhouse
French (1849 - 1917)
83 cm x 67 cm, oil on canvas
Private collection

February 29, 2012
The tea (1880) ♥
Mary Cassatt
American (1844 - 1926)
93 cm x 65 cm, oil on canvas
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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