Fine art from around the world

The following list includes the fifteen posters seen in a recent post about the need for gender parity in the world of art. (First post, Second post in the series) The following includes works by world famous artists from many centuries as well as many countries and represents a variety of styles. The twentieth work on the list is a painting by Michelangelo. He presents another type of dangerous person that innocent young men might encounter — the con-man, in the shape of ‘cardsharps.’ So young men needed to be wary of con-women and con-men. The ‘evil seductress’ is just a phrase to convey a stereotype. Young women may also have needed to be wary of evil seducer types but this collection of art doesn’t include that theme.

Art may have been commissioned by men for displaying in areas where men or boys worked or relaxed. So topics about activities men found entertaining or were proud of might have been ordered in addition to topics about male cardsharps or female pick-pockets (see #11) which might have been useful for educating innocent young men. Portraits and fine art existed centuries ago because photography, television, and computers didn’t exist and people get bored and like to entertain and educate or impress each other.

Art may have been a “man’s” world in part because it is work which takes time and until more recent centuries, “A woman’s work is never done.” Caregiving for children and cooking and cleaning and taking care of any farm animal or gardening chores would have left women with little time for drawing or painting fine art.

Portrait painting took months. Artists would travel from job to job and live at the residence of the person who was hiring them. Whoever was getting their portrait painted would have to ‘sit’ for the artist and try to hold still while the artist worked. See number fifteen for a portrait of a portrait painter and the Las Meninas he is painting by Diego Velasquez.

  1. Thiebaud, Wayne Football Player, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Vi, Image de lart 1988 Art Image Import of Canada (1963)
  2. Homer, Winslow, The Gulf Stream, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Image de lart 1988 Art Image (1899)
  3. Franchere, Joseph C. Le brasain de savon, (Kettle of Soap), Musee du Quebec, Quebec, Image de lart 1988 Art Image (1910)
  4. Cretan Bull Dance, (La danse du faureau), Archeological Museum, Heraklion, Crete, Musee archeologique Heraklion, Crete, Image de lart 1988 Art Image (~4000 years ago)
  5. Mantegna, Andrea, The Adoration of the Shepherds, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Image de lart 1988 Art Image (1451-1453)
  6. Ensor, James, Masks Confronting Death, (La Mort et les Masques), The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Image de lart 1988 Art Image (1888)
  7. Lippi, Filippino, The Triumph of Mordecai (Le trumphe de Mardochee), National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Musee des beaux arts du Canada, Ottawa, Image de lart 1988 Art Image (Lippi, Filippino, 1406-1469)
  8. Goya, Francisco de, Don Manuel Osorio de Zuniga, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Image de lart 1988 Art Image (1788)
  9. Tintoretto, Portrait d’ un de la familie Foscari, (Portrait of a Member of the Foscari Family), Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Musee des beaux arts de Montreal, Image de lart 1988 Art Image (circa 1550)
  10. Shah-Nameh, Zahek is told his fate, (Zahek se fait predire son destin.), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Image de lart 1988 Art Image (ca. 1524)
  11. De La Tour, Georges, La diseuse de bonne aventure, (The Fortune Teller), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Image de lart 1988 Art Image (1630)
  12. Kabotie, Fred, The Delight Makers, Courtesy of Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, Image de lart 1988 Art Image (The image, more info & different but similar piece: The Hopi tribe translates into “The Peaceful People)
  13. Colville, Alexander, Child and Dog (L enfant au chien) National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Musee des beaux arts du Canada, Ottawa, Image de lart 1988 Art Image (1952)
  14. Kreighoff, Cornelius, Familie indienne dans la foret, (Indian Family in the Forest), The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Musee des beaux arts de Montreal, Image de lart 1988 Art Image (Corneius Kreighoff, 1815-1872, a very similar painting, but not exactly the same)
  15. Velasquez, Diego, Las Meninas, Museo Del Prado, Madrid, Image de lart 1988 Art Image (1656)
  16. Degas, Edgar, Chevaux de courses, (Race Horses),National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Musee des beaux arts du Canada, Ottawa, Image de lart 1988 Art Image (poor color representation)
  17. Tanobe, Miyuki, Monday, Washing-Day, Private Collection, Lundi, jour de lessive collection particulie’re, Image de lart 1988 Art Image (1972)
  18. Anshutz, Thomas, Cabbages, The Metropolitan Museum of art, New York, Image de lart 1988 Art Image (no date given)
  19. Cezanne, Paul, Les joueurs de cartes, (The Card Players), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Image de lart 1988 Art Image (1890-92)
  20. Caravaggio, Michelangelo Merisi da, The Cardsharps, (Le tricheur), Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, Image de lart 1988 Art Image (1594)
  21. Bolduc, Blanche, Cornhusking, (l epluchette), Muse’e du Que’bec, Quebec City, Image de lart 1988 Art Image (no date given)

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