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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October 2012

October 1st, 2012
Gipsy girl with a basque drum (1867)
William-Adolphe Bouguereau
French (1825 - 1905)
63.5 cm x 100 cm, oil on canvas
Private collection

October 2, 2012
Street scene, Tangiers (1887)
Willard Metcalf
American (1858 - 1925)
81.9 cm x 54.6 cm, oil on canvas
Private collection

October 3, 2012
Unexpected visitors (1888)
Ilya Repin
Russian (1844 - 1930)
167.5 cm x 160.5 cm, oil on canvas
Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

October 4, 2012
Wood nymph (??)
Edward Cucuel
American (1875 - 1954)
?? x ??, oil on canvas
Private collection

October 5, 2012
Confidences (1869)
Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Dutch (1836 - 1912)
37.6 cm x 55.8 cm, oil on canvas
Private collection

October 6, 2012
Girls at the piano (1922)
Zinaida Serebriakova
Russian (1884 - 1967)
?? cm x ?? cm, oil on canvas
??

October 7, 2012
Girls at the Piano (1892)♥
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
French (1841 - 1919)
116 cm x 90 cm, oil on canvas
Musée d'Orsay, Paris

October 8, 2012
Mrs. Meigs at the piano organ (1883)
William Merritt Chase
American (1849 - 1916)
65.9 cm x 47.3 cm, oil on canvas
Private collection

October 9, 2012
The Papal Palace, Avignon (1900)
Paul Signac
French (1863 - 1935)
73.5 cm x 92.5 cm, oil on canvas
Musée d'Orsay, Paris

October 10, 2012
Under the shade (2007)
Dai Zhongguang
Chinese (1949 - )
80 cm x 65 cm, oil on canvas
??

October 11, 2012
Public garden (1901)
Pablo Picasso
Spanish (1881 - 1973)
34 cm x 52 cm, oil on canvas
Private collection

October 12, 2012
The little fruit-seller (1675) ♥
Bartolome Esteban Murillo
Italian (1617 - 1682)
149 cm x 113 cm, oil on canvas
Alte Pinakothek, Munich

October 13, 2012
My family (1901)
Joaquin Sorolla
Spanish (1863 - 1923)
185 cm x 159 cm, oil on canvas
??

October 14, 2012
Painters and model (1954)
Rafael Zabaleta
Spanish (1907 - 1960)
80 cm x 100 cm, oil on canvas
??

October 15, 2012
Nude asian women at the beach (??)
Ou-Yang Guo-De
Chinese (?? - )
78.9 cm x 76.2 cm, watercolor on rice paper
??

October 16, 2012
The artist's sister, Edma, with her daughter Jeanne (1872)
Berthe Morisot
French (1841 - 1895)
25.1 cm x 25.9 cm, watercolor
National Gallery of Art, Washington

October 17, 2012
Biondina (1879) ♥
Frederic Leighton
English (1830 - 1896)
41.1 cm x 51.9 cm, oil on canvas
Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg

October 18, 2012
Peasant women planting stakes (1891)
Camille Pissarro
French (1830 - 1903)
55 cm x 46 cm, oil on canvas
Private collection

October 19, 2012
The gates of dawn (1900)
Herbert James Draper
English (1863 - 1920)
198 cm x 101 cm, oil on canvas
Royal Academy of Arts, London

October 20, 2012
The consultation (1883)
William Merritt Chase
American (1849 - 1916)
56.5 cm x 47 cm, pastel
Private collection

October 21, 2012
Sappho (1877)
Charles August Mengin
French (1853 - 1933)
230.7 cm x 151.1 cm, oil on canvas
Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester

October 22, 2012
Portrait of Baccio Bandinelli (??)
Andrea del Sarto
Italian (1486 - 1530)
59 cm x 43 cm, oil on canvas
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

October 23, 2012
Seated nude, Paris (1906)
Walter Sickert
English (1860 - 1942)
45 cm x 37.5 cm, oil on canvas
Private collection

October 24, 2012
The dice players (1650)
Georges de la Tour
French (1593 - 1652)
92.2 cm x 130.5 cm, oil on canvas
Preston Hall Museum, Cleveland

October 25, 2012
Princess Elizabeth of York (1933)
Philip Alexius de Laszlo
Hungarian (1869 - 1937)
?? cm x ?? cm, oil on canvas
??

October 26, 2012
The family (1893)
Mary Cassatt
American (1844 - 1926)
66.4 cm x 81.9 cm, oil on canvas
Private collection

October 27, 2012
At the Concert (1880) ♥
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
French (1841 - 1919)
?? cm x ?? cm, oil on canvas
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute at Williamstown, USA

October 28, 2012
The Singing Lesson (1890)
Federico Zandomeneghi
Italian (1841 - 1917)
?? cm x ?? cm, oil on canvas
??

October 29, 2012
At the cafe (1876) ♥
Edgar Degas
French (1834 - 1917)
92 cm x 68 cm, oil on canvas
Musée d'Orsay, Paris

October 30, 2012
Girl reading a letter at an open window (2011)
Daniel Gonzalez Coves
Spanish (1985 - )
?? cm x ?? cm, oil on canvas
Private collection

October 31, 2012
Roofs under snow (1878)
Gustave Caillebotte
French (1848 - 1894)
64 cm x 82 cm, oil on canvas
??

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