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  • Briton Rivière

    Briton Rivière

    Portrait of Briton Rivière by Philip Hermogenes Calderon Sentimentality in art was very popular during Victorian times.  I have looked at many artists whose motifs often depicted “cute” little boys and cute little girls in […]

     
  • Frits Thaulow. Part 2 – the realist landscape painter.

    Frits Thaulow. Part 2 – the realist landscape painter.

    Frits Thaulow at work Many of Thaulow’s best known Norwegian scenes are from Åsgårdstrand, a town 100 km south of Oslo.  It had become a significant centre for artists and painters from the 1880’s. The town […]

     
  • Frits Thaulow. Part 1 – the early days.

    Frits Thaulow. Part 1 – the early days.

    Portrait of Frits Thaulow by Christian Krohg As a painter, I wonder whether you have a favourite motif.  Is there one aspect of your landscape work, maybe the sky, maybe trees, etc., which you feel […]

     
 
 

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