Paintings

Haystacks or Les Meules by Kees Van Dongen 1904 to 1905

Haystacks or Les Meules by Kees Van Dongen, Dutch active in France dated 1904 to 1905 image 1

Another painting from the special exhibit at the Pittsburgh Frick museum included this painting from Kees Van Dongen. It is dated between 1904 and 1905 and goes by Haystacks or Les Meules.  I love the use of brushstrokes in this painting to show the hay being lifted by the laborer. The painting overall is simple yet these…

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The Missed Brushstrokes of van Gogh

A special exhibit at the Pittsburgh Frick museum included this painting from Vincent van Gogh. It is dated 1889 and goes by the popular title The Wheat Field behind St. Paul’s Hospital, St. Rémy.  I believe you’ll see from the painting and details the brushstrokes and the spots of open canvas. The pictures of this painting housed by…

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Berthe Morisot Oil Painting Young Woman Watering a Shrub 1876

Berthe Morisot Oil Painting Young Woman Watering a Shrub 1876 image 2

The above painting was on display in July 2018 at the Pittsburgh Frick museum. It is by Berthe Morisot and this domestic scene is said to be typical of the day for the subject of a female painter. Yet she distinguished herself. The second image will help you to see the brushstrokes that illustrate what…

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The Horses of Pierre Alfred de Dreux

Pierre Alfred de Dreux Oil Painting The Emperor's Horse 1853 Image 1

In 2018, these two paintings were on exhibit at the Pittsburgh Frick museum. They were on loan from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.  The reason I wanted to compare these two paintings is simple; they were created by the same French painter, Pierre Alfred de Dreux. Furthermore, their subjects are similar with a focus on the…

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Jan van Os Oil Still Life with Fruit 1769

Jan van Os Oil Still Life Painting with Fruit Insects and a Ratdated 1769 Image 1

This Jan van Os still oil life painting includes fruit, insects, flowers, and a rat. It it signed and dated 1769. The amount of detail from the insects to the water droplets and transparency of the fruit is stunning. This is one of my favorite painting at The Frick Pittsburgh museum. It is part of the permanent…

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