Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Daily Art Quote

I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what's next. 

George Romney
Portrait of Mrs Henrietta Morris and Her Son John   1777
   Oil on canvas, 90 x 70 cm
   Private collection

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Daily Art Quote

No man ever made a great discovery without the exercise of the imagination. (George Henry Lewes)

Pelagio Palagi   Newton's Discovery of the Refraction of Light   1827  
Oil on canvas, 167 x 216 cm  
Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Brescia

 Johannes Vermeer   The Astronomer   c. 1668  
Oil on canvas, 50 x 45 cm  
Musée du Louvre, Paris

 Johannes Vermeer   The Geographer   c. 1668  
Oil on canvas, 53 x 46,6 cm  
Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt

Joseph Wright   A Philosopher Lecturing with a Mechanical Planetary  
1766   Oil on canvas, 147,3 x 203,2 cm  
Derby Museum and Art Gallery, Derby
 Giuseppe Angeli   Lesson in Astronomy   1757-59  
Oil on canvas, 100 x 45 cm  
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

 Willem van der Vliet   Philosopher and Pupils   1626  
Oil on panel, 85 x 113 cm  
National Trust for Scotland, Brodie Castle

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Daily Art Quote

Where art thou, Muse, that thou forget'st so long 

To speak of that which gives thee all thy might?

Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot - The Reader Wreathed with Flowers (Virgil's Muse)   1845
   Oil on canvas, 47 x 34 cm
   Musée du Louvre, Paris