Do you think this artist owned a cat and/or is a cat lover?
|Who painted this? #19|
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- Title of the artwork: Vase of Roses
- Name of the artist who created this artwork: Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904)
- Date it was created: 1875
- Media used: oil on canvas,
- Where it lives now: painting in private collection: Julian and Josie Robertson
|Vase des roses (1875)|
It was exhibited in an exhibition of the works contained in the bequest at the Auckland Gallery in 2011.
In May 2009 Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki announced a promised gift of 15 works of art through its Foundation, including paintings by Cézanne, Picasso, Matisse, Gauguin and Mondrian - the largest gift ever made to an art museum in Australasia.Note: Julian Robertson is one of the original and a legendary Hedge Fund Manager with a net worth of $2.8 billion. He and his wife are also generous philanthropists and have extensive connections with New Zealand where they live for part of every year - hence the bequest to the Auckland Gallery.
The gift, from New York art collectors and philanthropists Julian and Josie Robertson, represents some of the major European artists of the modern era. Its cultural value places it among the most generous philanthropic acts in New Zealand history.
You can find examples of Fantin-Latour's paintings in an awful lot of galleries.
- The Bowes Museum in County Durham had an exhibition about him in 2011 - Painting Flowers: Fantin-Latour and the Impressionists
- These are all the images of artwork by Henri Fantin-Latour which are available on Wikipaintings
Rather more people got this answer correct this week!
The first person to get the correct answer this week was Roger Brown (Art Of The Wild by Roger Brown)
Others who got the answer correct were as follows (in order):
- Sandra Robinson
- Maureen Nathan
- Mark - who highlighted this blog post What I'd like to steal from the Auckland Art gallery
There's a little Henri Fantin-Latour still-life that's so modest and satisfyingly painted I'd love to wake up to it each day.
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