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Tag Archives: history painting

Happy Birthday Peter Paul Rubens!

Jun

28

Rubens was known as a 17th century Flemish baroque painter who’s known for his…

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In the Gallery – Charles Joseph Natoire: The Awakening of Venus

Jun

12

This classically themed painting of The Awakening of Venus is the epitome of Charles Natoire French Rococo style. As a student at the French Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture…

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#5 Thomas Moran – Ponce de Leon in Florida

Nov

15

This painting of early Florida history depicts the Spanish conquistador Juan Ponce de León (c. 1474–1521) in the company of native Floridians.  Moran painted this work to hang in the House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. Moran was familiar with the western Plains Indians and depicted them in the painting instead of the distinctly different […]

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Happy 273rd Birthday Benjamin West!

Oct

10

Benjamin West was an Anglo-American painter of historical scenes around the time of the American Revolution. Not only was he an extremely gifted painter, he was also…

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