Friday, September 30, 2011

Portrait of Dr W. Drees

Portrait of Dr W. Drees by W.M. Voois ( Ter Heyde aan de Zee ), 1960 Shells 26x29.5 cm

Willem Drees, a Socialist born in Amsterdam on 3 july 1886, was one of the most importmant statesmen of the post war period in the Netherlands.In 1957, while Minister for Social Affairs, he introduced general old age pensions, which were to provide a basic income for every Dutch citizen over sixty five.The expression to draw your Drees, meaning your pension, still survives today.The shell portrait was made as a gift in 1960 by a sixty fiver year old admirer of Drees, W.M. Voois.Drees later presented it to the Rijksmuseum.

From Treasures from the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Daniele Barbaro ( 1513 1570 ) by Paolo Veronese , Canvas, 121 x 105.5 cm

Ottavio Strada ( 1549?50 1612 ) by Jacopo Tintoretto , Canvas, 128 x 101 cm

Sir Thomas Gresham ( 1519 1579 ) by Anthonis Mor van Dashorst , Panel 90 x 75.5 cm

The Fall of man by Cornelis Cornelisz van Haarlem , Canvas 273 x 220 cm

Rutger Jan Schimmelpennick, Legate of the Batavian Republic in Paris, with his wife Catharina Nahuys and children Catharina and Gerrit by Pierre Paul Prudhon 1801 1802 canvas 263.5 x 200 cm

The Raamportje, Amsterdam by Wouter Johannes van Trootswijk 1809, Canvas 57 x 48 cm

Avalokitesh vara ( Kuan Yin ) China , 12th Century Wood with polychrome, H. 107 cm

Landscape painting China , by Kao Chi pei ( 1662 1731 ) Ink and colours on paper, 27 x 33 cm

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Saint Menas of Egypt on Horseback

Egg tempera on wood, 27.3 x 22 cm ( Greece, Crete ) c. 1500

St Menas is Egypt s most importmant saint.He is said to have been born in there, served as a soldier in the Roman army, and to have acknowledged his faith in Phrygia during the persecution of Christians under Diocletian, being beheaded in consequence.

This very high quality picture of a saint was probaly painted for an aristocratic patron, as an icon of his own patron saint, by one of the best Cretan icon painters.


Das Slawische Epos: Das Zusammentreffen in Na Krizkach

Das Slawische Epos: Das Zusammentreffen in Na Krizkach, ALfons Mucha, 1916

Alfons Mucha

Das Slawiche Epos, Alfons Mucha ( Alphonse Mucha ) 1912

Lovis Corinth

Lady with the goldfish bowl, Dame am Goldfischbassin, 1911, Lovis Corinth

Lovis Corinth (21 July 1858 – 17 July 1925) was a German painter and printmaker whose mature work realized a synthesis of impressionism and expressionism.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fausto Zonaro, On the Bosphorus

On the Bosphorus, Signed and inscribed F.Zonaro sul Bospeto, Oil on Canvas. ( 46 x 65 cm )

From Russian Orientalism: Central Asia and the Caucasus By Roy Bolton

Caricature of Jean-Léon Gérôme

Caricature of Jean-Léon Gérôme, Henri Oulevay ( Active on 19. Century )

Monday, September 26, 2011

Eparhija Banatska VRŠAC

Stevan Aleksić

Sveti Georgije ubiva aždahu ( Свети Георгије убива аждаху ) 1909, Stevan Aleksić

Detalj, Sveti Georgije ubiva aždahu ( Свети Георгије убива аждаху )

Detalj, Sveti Georgije ubiva aždahu ( Свети Георгије убива аждаху )

Episkopi u Vršcu

Vršačkog Episkopa Gavrila Zmejanović, ( M.Hirsch 1910 )

Теодор Илић Чешљар

Јосифа Јовановица, епископа вршачког, насликао Теодор Илић Чешљар (Епископски двор, Вршац) 1788

Теодор Илић Чешљар (1746-1793) се родио 1746. године, највероватније у Чуругу (Бачка)[1], а умро је 20. новембра 1793. године у Бачком Петровом Селу у 47. години живота. Бавио се сликарством и сликао је углавном иконостасе и портрете.

Урош Предић

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Паја Јовановић

Паја Јовановић, Црква св Ђорђа на Опленцу, св Ђорђа

Опленац је брдо поред Тополе на коме се налази Маузолеј династије Карађорђевића. Кнез Александар Карађорђевић је овде подигао прве винограде, а краљ Петар I Карађорђевић је почео зидање цркве маузолеја и целог историјско—меморијалног комплекса који ће потом постати Задужбина Карађорђевића на Опленцу.

Sveti Stefan ( Saint Stephan )

Sveti Stefan ( Saint Stephan ) Bulgarski Ikona, Bulgarian Icon, 18.Veka, ( 18.Century )
Od Sveti Stefan Bulgarska Crkve , Istanbul

Russian Persian War

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Queen Tamara by Pirosmani

Tamar ( (c. 1160 – 18 January 1213), of the Bagrationi dynasty, was Queen Regnant of Georgia from 1184 to 1213. Tamar presided over the "Golden age" of the medieval Georgian monarchy.Her unique position as the first woman to rule Georgia in her own right was emphasized by the title mep'e ("king"), commonly afforded to Tamar in the medieval Georgian sources.

Tamar was proclaimed heir apparent and co-ruler by her reigning father George III in 1178, but she faced significant opposition from the aristocracy upon her ascension to full ruling powers after George's death. Nevertheless, Tamar was successful in neutralizing this opposition and embarked on an energetic foreign policy aided by the downfall of the rival powers of the Seljuqids and the Byzantine Empire. Supported by a powerful military élite, Tamar was able to build on the successes of her predecessors to consolidate an empire which dominated the Caucasus until its collapse under the Mongol attacks within two decades after Tamar's death.

Abdülmecit Efendi'nin Otoportresi

Abdülmecit Efendi'nin Otoportresi, Dolmabahçe Sarayı

Dolmabahçe Sarayı'nın Süslemeleri

Sveti Stefan Bulgar Kilisesi ikonaları

Aziz Melek Gabriel, Saint Archangel Gabriel , 19. yüzyıl sonu

Aziz Vaftizci Yahya, Aziz Melek Gabriel ve Aziz Paul ( Pavle ) 19. yüzyıl sonu

Sveti Stefan ( Aziz Stefan ) Saint Stefan of Bulgarians , 19. yüzyıl sonu

Theotokos ( Meryem ana ve bebek isa ) ve ya Hodigetria , 19. yüzyıl sonu

Sveti Stefan Bulgar Kilisesi^nin ikonastisi, Theotokos ( Meryem ana ve bebek isa ) ve Pantokrator Isa Mesih, 19. yüzyıl sonu

Sveti Stefan Bulgar Kilisesi^nin ikonastisi, 19. yüzyıl sonu