Category: Artist of the Day

Orphan Girl at the Cemetery by Eugène Delacroix

Eugène Delacroix was born on April 26, 1798 in France.  A Romantic artist, he was considered to be the leader of the French Romantic school.  His style was of loose, colorful expressive brush strokes, and he loved exotic subject matter. …

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Three Angels Visiting Abraham by Ludovico Carracci

Ludovico Carracci was born on April 21, 1555 in Bologna.  He was an early Baroque artist.  He painted religious subjects and is known for the emotion his works emanate. Below are shown some of his works, Christ in the Wilderness, Served …

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The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452 in Vinci, Italy.  (At that time, it was Vinci, the Republic of Florence.)  He was one of the greatest artists of the Italian High Renaissance, and his skills included painting, sculpting, …

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School of Athens by Raphael

Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino was born on April 6, 1483 in Italy.  He was one of the most prominent painters of the Italian High Renaissance and is known now as Raphael.  He is regarded as highly as Michelangelo and Leonardo …

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The Swing by Jean-Honoré Fragonard

Jean-Honoré Fragonard was born on April 4, 1732 in France.  He was a painter and printmaker of the rococo era, and so not surprisingly his vibrant work throbbed with a whimsical, erotic tone. The Swing, perhaps Fragonard’s most well-known and beloved …

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Study of Afterglow from Nature by John La Farge

John La Farge was born on March 31, 1835 in New York City.  He was a man of many talents, including painting, writing, and stained glass. La Farge had a special interest in Japanese art, which influenced his own style. …

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Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh was born on March 30, 1853 in the Netherlands.  He was a Post-Impressionist painter, one of western art’s most famous and influential figures.  His work shaped much of the modern art we now see. Van Gogh painted …

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Christ with the Four Evangelists by Bartolomeo

Bartolomeo was born as Baccio della Porta on March 28, 1472.  He is one of the High Renaissance’s most well known artists, specializing in religious subjects.  He was from Italy, and he spent many years of his life as a …

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Ruth in Boaz’s Field by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld

Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld was born on March 26, 1794 in Leipzig.  He was a painter of the Nazarene movement, which was led by Germanic Christian painters in the Romantic style seeking to bring their faith alive through their art. …

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The Vision of the Holy Grail to Sir Galahad, Sir Bors, and Sir Perceval by William Morris

William Morris was born on March 24, 1834 in Walthamstow, Essex, England.  He possessed a wide range of skills, from textile designing, poetry, novel writing, translating, to even being a social activist.  His writing had a big part to play in …

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