Stories By James W Singer
Painting of the Week: Sir William Orchardson, The First CloudNovember 3, 2019
At first glance, Sir William Orchardson’s The First Cloud is a late Victorian domestic scene that appears to be tranquil, refined, and placid. However, at second view the luxurious elegance exposes the hypocrisy, double-standards, and bankrupted...
Painting of the Week: Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith Slaying HolofernesOctober 13, 2019
Artemisia Gentileschi (1593 – 1656) was the most accomplished female painter of the Italian Baroque. She specialized in Biblical scenes of strong women fulfilling their higher destinies. Her most famous painting, Judith Slaying Holofernes, not only...
Painting of the Week: Jean-Honoré Fragonard, The SwingSeptember 29, 2019
Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806) was the most prolific French painter of the 18th century. He created over 550 paintings embodying the spirit of the Rococo age. His most famous painting, The Swing, not only captures the humour...
Painting of the Week: Jean-Antoine Watteau, Pilgrimage to the Isle of CytheraSeptember 15, 2019
Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684 – 1721) was the most influential French painter of the 18th century. His painting Pilgrimage to the Isle of Cythera captures the frivolity and sensuousness of Rococo painting, but it also captures the...
Painting of the Week: François Boucher, Madame de PompadourSeptember 1, 2019
François Boucher (1703 – 1770) was the most celebrated French painter of the 18th century. His painting Madame de Pompadour captures the beautiful mistress of King Louis XV. She is at the height of her courtly...
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