Shepherd's Idyll by François Boucher
Shepherd’s Idyll by François Boucher

Shepherd’s Idyll

Shepherd’s Idyll c1768 by French Painter François Boucher (1703 – 1770), who was also an accomplished draughtsman and etcher. He worked in the Rococo Style and is known for his idyllic classical themes, pastoral scenes and decorative allegories.

A picturesque setting with both men and women along with their children and farm animals and pets that include dogs, goats and cows relaxing by an ancient water fountain and a pen to hold the animals in a forest area amongst the trees.… Read the rest

An Architectural Roman Capriccio With The Philosopher Diogenes by Giovanni Paolo Panini
An Architectural Roman Capriccio With The Philosopher Diogenes by Giovanni Paolo Panini

Architectural Roman Capriccio With The Philosopher Diogenes

An Architectural Roman Capriccio With The Philosopher Diogenes by Italian Painter Giovanni Paolo Panini (1691 – 1765); known as an architect and painter of his vistas of Rome, detailing the antiquities of that great city.… Read the rest

Chester - The Cross Looking Towards Watergate Street by Louise Ingram Rayner
Chester – The Cross Looking Towards Watergate Street by Louise Ingram Rayner

Chester – The Cross Looking Towards Watergate Street

Chester – The Cross looking towards Watergate Street c1886/1903 by British Watercolor Artist Louise Ingram Rayner (1832 – 1924); a genre cityscape painter of the Victorian Era.

This is a genre scene painting of the late 1880 with a specific focus on Chester, a busy commercial cross section where we see people going about their daily business, men in horse drawn wagons moving goods and children crossing the street.… Read the rest

Large Sculpture Gallery Built On Arches by Giovanni Battista
Large Sculpture Gallery Built On Arches by Giovanni Battista

Large Sculpture Gallery Built On Arches

Large sculpture gallery built on arches and lit from above (Galleria grande di Statue, la cui struttura è con Archi e col lume preso dall’alto) c1750 by Italian Artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720 – 1778); painter, classical archaeologist and architect know for his etchings of Rome and fictitious atmospheric prisons.… Read the rest

Interior View of St. Peter's Basilica by Giovanni Paolo Pannini
Interior View of St. Peter’s Basilica by Giovanni Paolo Pannini

Interior View of St. Peter’s Basilica

Interior View of St. Peter’s Basilica c1750 by Italian Artist Giovanni Paolo Pannini (1691 – 1765); known as an architect and painter of his vistas of Rome, detailing the antiquities of that great city.

An interior view of St.… Read the rest

Schreierstoren by Willem Koekkoek
Schreierstoren by Willem Koekkoek

Schreierstoren (Defensive Tower) by Dutch Painter Willem Koekkoek (1839 – 1895); who hailed from the Northern Netherlands who is known for his landscape paintings as was the rest of his family, and spent his time working in the Hague, Utrecht, Amsterdam and London.

Defensive Tower was built in the 15th century and was originally part of the medieval city wall of Amsterdam, the Netherlands and was the location from which Henry Hudson set sail on his journey to North America.… Read the rest

The Paalhuis and the Nieuwe Brug, Amsterdam, in the Winter by Jan Abrahamsz Beerstraaten
Paalhuis and the Nieuwe Brug, Amsterdam, in Winter by Jan Abrahamsz Beerstraaten

The Paalhuis

The Paalhuis and the Nieuwe Brug, Amsterdam, in the Winter c1640/1666 by Dutch Painter Jan Abrahamsz Beerstraaten (1622 – 1666), a marine and landscape painter.

A winter scene in the Netherlands, Amsterdam at the Paalhuis and the Nieuwe Brug (Nieuwebrug); where we can see in the distance a many sailing ships in port, buildings of business and residence and many people including men, women and children going about their daily routine, as they travel over snow covered streets; with dogs running around the crowds of people.… Read the rest

Haremsleben by Franz Xaver Simm
Haremsleben by Franz Xaver Simm

Haremsleben c1882 by Austrian Painter Franz Xaver Simm (1853 – 1918), illustrator and a student of the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts; who studied under Eduard von Engerth and Anselm Feuerbach.

A colorful painting of a lavishly decorated Harem with a multitude of women laying lazily about on pillows and rugs, while looking at jewelry, eating fruit, smoking, drinking wine and talking to each other as well as to the men that are in their company.… Read the rest

In a Roman Osteria by Carl Heinrich Bloch
In a Roman Osteria by Carl Heinrich Bloch

In a Roman Osteria (Fra et Romersk Osteria) c1866 by Danish Painter Carl Heinrich Bloch (1834 – 1890); was influenced by the works of Rembrandt, and was considered to be one of Denmarks most outstanding artist, with one of his most remembered works being a series of 23 paintings on the life of Christ commissioned for the King’s Chapel at Frederiksborg Palace.… Read the rest

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Earle Kulp Bergey
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Earle Kulp Bergey

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes c1948 by American Illustrator Earle Kulp Bergey (1901 – 1952), a painter and pin-up artist, that is considered to be the most prolific painter of the 20th Century.

He created the cover art for thousands of the most popular Pulp Fiction Magazines and Paperback books across a wide range of genres; such as aviation, science fiction, thriller, detective, adventure, love & romance, westerns… and was constantly in demand as a freelance artist.… Read the rest

Winter Cityscape With Frozen River by Bartholomeus van Hove
Winter Cityscape With Frozen River by Bartholomeus van Hove

Winter Cityscape With Frozen River

Winter Cityscape With Frozen River c~ by Dutch Painter Bartholomeus van Hove (1790 – 1880); was a prominent figure in the development of 19th century painting as he was the teacher to many students of that time including Johannes Bosboom and Jan Hendrik Weissenbruch.… Read the rest

Un Temple Circulaire Jadis Dédié by Hubert Robert
Un Temple Circulaire Jadis Dédié by Hubert Robert

Un Temple Circulaire

Un Temple Circulaire Jadis Dédié (A Once Dedicated Circular Temple) by French Painter Hubert Robert (1733 – 1808), who specialized in creating artwork of the Rococo, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, and Renaissance styles.

This painting by Hubert Robert shows a group of people around an ancient circular temple ruin, that has become home to birds (most likely pigeons); with two men at the side of the temple actively forcing the birds to take flight.… Read the rest

The Triumph of Frederik Hendrik, Prince of Orange by Jacob Jordaens I
The Triumph of Frederik Hendrik, Prince of Orange by Jacob Jordaens I

The Triumph of Frederik Hendrik, Prince of Orange c1652 by Flemish Painter Jacob Jordaens I (1593 – 1678); draughtsman and tapestry designer known for his genre scenes and portraits. After Peter Paul Rubens and Anthony van Dyck, he was considered the leading Flemish Baroque painter of his day.… Read the rest

The Sacrifice of Iphigenia by Charles de La Fosse
The Sacrifice of Iphigenia by Charles de La Fosse

The Sacrifice of Iphigenia

The Sacrifice of Iphigenia (Le sacrifice d’Iphigénie) c1680 by French Painter Charles de La Fosse (1636 – 1716); known for his many decorations of public buildings throughout Europe.

This is another version of The Sacrifice of Iphigenia, a Greek Mythological story in which Agamemnon on his way to the Trojan War, offends the Goddess Artemis; who in retaliation for his offense prevents the Greek troops from reaching Troy.… Read the rest

The Old Temple by Hubert Robert
The Old Temple by Hubert Robert

The Old Temple

The Old Temple c1788 by French Painter Hubert Robert (1733 – 1808), who specialized in creating artwork of the Rococo, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, and Renaissance styles. French Title: Vue imaginaire de la Grande Galerie du Louvre en ruines

A painting where men, women and children have gathered in the old temple that has a huge whole in the roof of the ancient architectural structure.… Read the rest

The Obelisk by Hubert Robert
The Obelisk by Hubert Robert

The Obelisk

The Obelisk c1787 by French Painter Hubert Robert (1733 – 1808), who specialized in creating artwork of the Rococo, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, and Renaissance styles.

Men and Women fathering in groups and discussing life’s happenings at an ancient architectural site with a large Obelisk in the center square.… Read the rest

The Castle Of Muiden In Winter by Jan Abrahamsz Beerstraate
The Castle Of Muiden In Winter by Jan Abrahamsz Beerstraate

The Castle Of Muiden In Winter c1658 by Dutch Painter Jan Abrahamsz Beerstraaten (1622 – 1666); who specialized in marine and landscape art particularly historical events related to the first Anglo-Dutch war and the Dutch Swedish war.

An overcast winter scene with lots of snow clouds where people have gathered to skate on the frozen lake where the Castle Of Muiden is situated.… Read the rest

Slave Market in Ancient Rome by Jean-Léon Gérôme
Slave Market in Ancient Rome by Jean-Léon Gérôme

Slave Market in Ancient Rome c1884 by French Painter Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824 – 1904); as well as sculptor of the Academic Period; in which is considered to be the most important artist of that period.

The slave market of ancient Rome is a depiction of the humiliating a degradation that a slave had to endure in ancient Rome of in any slave based society.… Read the rest

A Ruined Gothic Colonnade by Louis Daguerre
A Ruined Gothic Colonnade by Louis Daguerre

A Ruined Gothic Colonnade

The Effect of Fog and Snow Seen through a Ruined Gothic Colonnade c1826 by French Painter Louis Daguerre (1787 – 1851), recognized for his invention of the Daguerreotype process of photography and considered to be one of the fathers of photography; he was also an accomplished painter and developer of the Diorama theatre.… Read the rest