Isabella Watling, Gina and Cristiano, 2014, oil on canvas, [no dimensions], currently on display at the National Portrait Gallery, London.
This was my personal favourite from this year’s BP Portrait Awards. I love everything about it: the figure’s tall, dark form; his outstretched hand; that gorgeous white dog; the glint from the gentleman’s earring; and his slightly tense, yet accepting, expression. Anything that alludes to the work of the Old Masters is going to be good in my eyes! You can’t look at this painting and not think of Van Dyck or Gainsborough or Reynolds.
Gustav Klimt, born today in 1862, is primarily known for his paintings of figures, but he also painted landscapes throughout his career.
[Gustav Klimt. The Park. 1910 or earlier.]
Joaquín Mir (1873-1940), Surtidor, Santa Perpetua De La Mogoda,
Emily Carr (Canadian, 1871-1945), Wood Interior, 1932-35.
Anton Storch (Austrian, 1892-1979), Weite Meereslandschaft [Open sea], 1934. Oil on canvas, 61.5 x 81 cm.
Various Clouds, by Vincent Van Gogh.
Emily Carr (Canadian, 1871-1945), Sunlight in the Forest. Oil on canvas, 33¼ x 29¼ in.
Moonlight, Isle of Shoals - Childe Hassam
Eric Sloane (American, 1905-1986), New England Sunset. Oil on board, 15 x 23¾ in.
Claude Monet Details; 22.4.14
Caspar David Friedrich - Monk by the Sea
John Singer Sargent, A Tent in the Rockies, 1916
“Mary Crowninshield Endicott Chamberlain" (detail), 1901, John Singer Sargent.