Art - Painting

Among the highest and most noble manifestations of the artistic spirit, painting takes pride of place. It enchants and captivates its creator as well as the art-lovers.
Painting influences our aesthetic, emotional and intellectual interaction with ourselves and with the outside world. It should, indeed it must, be part of our food for the survival of our souls so heavily tested by the excessive speed at which modern life evolves.
To satisfy the desire of being always in contact with "beauty" in the form of painting, , I introduced in this blog some of my prefered paintings by those artists whose work I was able and allowed to transfer and present here.

William Blake

Ancient of Days

Sandro Botticelli
Pallas and the Centaur
John Constable
Study of Clouds
Windmill near Brighton
Leonardo Da Vinci
Leda and the Swan
Lady with an Ermine
Jacques-Louis David
The Death of Marat
Portrait of Madame RĂ©camier
Edgar Degas
Dance Greenroom

Anthony Van Dyck
Charles 1
James Stuart, Duke of Richmond
Albrecht Durer
Self Portrait

Kaiser Maximillion I

El  Greco

The Burial of the Count of Orgoz

View of Toledo
Betrothal of the Virgin

Paul Gaugin

The seed of Areci

Self Portrait

Francesco Goya
La maja vestida

The Third of Maay 1805

Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres

Grande Odelisque

The Source

Hokusai Katsushika

THe Great Wave of Kanagawa

Red Fuji

Gustav Klimt

Hope 1

Edouard Manet

Dejeuner sur l'herbe



Sistine Chapel Ceiling

Leda and the Swan
Doni Tondo

The Last Judgement

Amedeo Modigliani
Jeune Femme

Seates Nude

Madame Hanka Zborowska

Claude Monet

The japanese Bridge

Water Lilies

Woman Reading

The woman in the green dress


The anatomy lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp

A Scholar

Olive Foote Lay

Henri Rousseau

Exotic Landscape

Peter Paul Rubens
Venus at the mirror

Leda and the Swan

The Three Graces

Raphael Sanzio
The Three Graces

Madonna and Child

Madonna del Granduca

Egon Schiele

Pair of Women

Zuruckgelehnte Frau


Maria Magdelena

Venus of Urbino

Mercantonio Trevisani

Tommaso Masaccio
The Expulsion of Adam and Eve from Eden

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
La Clowness Looks Around,  Madamoiselle Cha-U-Kao

Mme. Honorine P.

Joseph Mallord William Turner
The Shipwreck of the Minotaur

The Battle of Trafalgar

The Burning of the Houses of Parliament

The Fighting Temeraire

Vincent Van Gogh

Self-portrait with bandaged ear

Self Portrait August 1889

Self Portrait September 1889

The Olive Trees

Sunflowers or Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers

Diego Velazquez
La rendicion de Breda

The Rokeby Venus

Portrait of Pope Innocent X

Las Meninas

Johannes Vermeer
The Concert

The Girl with the Pearl Earring

Girl with a Red Hat