Paintings

I don’t know if it’s because of the weather, but I currently really enjoy paintings such as still lives, interior scenes, with cosy settings. Winter is coming slowly, and I just want to stay at home with a cup of tea and Downton Abbey on my TV. So, here is my selection of paintings which I discovered these last couple of weeks!

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Emilie Preyer, Still life with fruits and champagne

This still life is absolutely wonderful. It was the first time I saw a still life with a glass of Champagne. Every element of a still life has a meaning, and I wonder what symbolizes this glass! Emilie Preyer (1849-1930) was the daughter of Joseph Wilhelm Preyer, famous for this kind of paintings.

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Jean-Etienne Liotard, Tea set

Liotard (1702-1789) came from Swiss, worked in France and Italy. He painted a lot of portraits, and I think this painting is quite unusual. As you may guess I’m a huge tea lover and I had to love this painting of Asian tea pots and tea cups. By the way, have you seen the beautiful tray?

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Victor Guerrier, Rendez vous

What a beautiful and classy woman! I didn’t find a lot of informations about Victor Guerrier, I only know he was born in 1893 and died in 1968. This painting caught my eyes, especially the woman. I love the color of her elegant outfit.

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Joseph Bail, Nature morte à la carafe et aux couverts de voyage

Joseph Bail was a French painter, born in 1862 and died in 1921. He recieved a price at the Great Exhibition of 1900. I really like the softness of this still life. Usually this kind of paintings has dark shades.

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Henri Fantin-Latour, Roses

Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) met famous painters such as Gustave Courbet, Edgar Degas, Manet… The reason why I love this painting is quite obvious: flowers!

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Ramon Casas, La grasse matinée

Casas (1866-1932) was a Spanish painter. The bed is just so inviting and looks so comfortable. I really like the colors. I love sleeping and I’d love to sleep in such a beautiful bed haha!

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Charles Courtney Curran, Lotus lilies

Charles Courtney Curran (1861-1942) was an American painter, famous for canvases depicting women in various settings. This one is particularly wonderful and uncommon!

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An evening at Home, Sir Edward John Poynter

Poynter (1836-1919) was a British painter and the president of the Royal Academy of Arts in London. I love the cosiness of this painting and the paintings and the mirror hanging on the blue wall.

Hope you enjoy these paintings as I do! Let me know what you think!