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Mary Magdalene is a Pre-Raphaelite painting by Frederick Sandys. Mary Magdalene was the only character from the Bible that Sandys ever painted. Having sharp features reminiscent of Lizzie Siddal, Mary is depicted in front of a patterned forest-green damask. She holds an alabaster ointment cup, a traditional attribute which associates her with the anonymous sinful woman who anointed Jesus’ feet in Luke 7:37. Like other Pre-Raphaelite painters, Frederick Sandys gave  [ Read More ]

Frederick Sandys

Antonio Frederic Augustus Sands (1 May 1829 – 25 June 1904) was born in Norwich. His surname was Sands. He added the ’y’ later. Frederick Sandys was an English “Pre-Raphaelite” painter, illustrator and draughtsman, of the Victorian era. Biographical Information He was born in Norwich, England, and received his earliest lessons in art from his father, who was himself a painter. His early studies show that he had a natural  [ Read More ]

Charles William Mitchell

Charles William Mitchell (Born in 1854, died in 1903) was an English Pre-Raphaelite painter from Newcastle.Charles William Mitchell was born in 1854. He had occupations including artist and painter. Charles William Mitchell was a English artist who was contemporary with John William Waterhouse. He produced this painting, his most famous, when he was thirty-one years old. A contemporary of John William Waterhouse, his work is similar in many ways. His  [ Read More ]

Edmund Blair Leighton

Edmund Blair Leighton (21 September 1852 – 1 September 1922) was an English painter of historical genre scenes, specializing in Regency and medieval subjects. E Blair Leighton was born September 21st, 1852, not 1853 which has been repeatedly misprinted throughout his life and after. He was the son of a promising young artist, Charles Blair Leighton and the former Caroline Boosey, who came from a long line of music publishers.  [ Read More ]

Pompeo Batoni

Pompeo Girolamo Batoni (b. 1708 Lucca, Italy, d. 1787 Rome ) was an Italian painter whose style incorporated elements of the French Rococo, Bolognese classicism, and nascent Neoclassicism. During his lifetime, the Roman painter Pompeo Batoni was among the most celebrated artists in Europe, counting several popes among his patrons as well as Frederick the Great and Catherine of Russia. Batoni aimed at overcoming the excesses and frivolities of the  [ Read More ]

Karl Bryullov

Karl Pavlovich Bryullov(12 December 1799 – 11 June 1852), known by his friends as “Karl the Great” or the “Tzar of Painting,” was the first Russian painter of international standing. He is often regarded as the founder of Russian Romanticism. Karl Bryullov was the son of the academician of ornamental sculpture Pavel Bryullov. He was born in St. Petersburg and at the age of nine he became a pupil at  [ Read More ]

Gustave Moreau

Gustave Moreau(6 April 1826 – 18 April 1898) French painter, one of the leading Symbolist artists. The painter’s approach was initially academic and then symbolist, before becoming surprisingly modern and even almost abstract in his last years… The artist worked mainly mythological and biblical themes. As a painter, Moreau appealed to the imaginations of some Symbolist writers and artists. Moreau was born in Paris. His father, Louis Jean Marie Moreau, was an architect,  [ Read More ]

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Arsen Pochkhua-Georg

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Théodore Géricault

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Ivan Aivazovsky

Hovhannes Aivazian was born on July seventeen, 1817 within the ...

Franz Marc

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