Posts on paintings

On the 6th anniversary of my blog I wrote about a selection of books that I’ve enjoyed over the last six years. I thought I’d also look back at some of my favourite artists and paintings, that I’ve written about. It’s taken me quite some time, but here they are, with links to my posts.

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Claude_Monet The Artists House at Argenteuil1

The Artist’s House at Argenteuil by Claude Monet,  oil on canvas painted in 1873, now held in the Art Institute of Chicago. I especially like this painting because of the colours and also the figures adding personality.


Beata Beatrix by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, completed in 1870, oil on canvas, held in Tate Britain. This portrait, mourning the death of Lizzie Siddell, shown in a trance-like state, was inspired by Dante’s poem La Vita Nuova about his love for Beatrice.

ChattertonChatterton by Henry Wallis, 1867, oil on canvas, 1856. Thomas Chatterton was an 18th century poet who committed suicide. Peter Ackoyd’s novel Chatterton tells the story of the artist’s suicide.

Van Gogh Church at Auvers-sur-Oise 1890-6

 Vincent Van Gogh’s Church at Auvers-sur-Oise, oil on canvas, 1890. I love the colours and the wonky perspective.

Hunt Birds nestPrimroses and Bird’s Nest by William Henry Hunt (1790 €“ 1864), an English watercolourist. The date of this painting is not known – thought to be during the 1840s. It’s a still-life arrangement painted indoors. For more information about Hunt see Craig’s comment on my original post.


Pegwell Bay, Kent, a Recollection of October 5th, 1858 by William Dyce 1859 €“ 1860. I love the sepia colours and the geological detail.

5 thoughts on “Posts on paintings

  1. I think your choice is delightful! Some of these I knew, others are completely new. I especially liked that first one, and then saw it was a Monet and wasn’t surprised as I’m becoming quite a fan of his paintings. Sadly, history of art is a subject I know little about but I am slowly beginning to learn a little.


  2. What a lovely idea, Margaret. And I do like your choices. I love Van Gogh’s work, so I was really pleased to see that among these. Thanks for sharing.


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