|Who painted this? #41|
This is not the painting I was proposing to use this week. Unfortunately I couldn't find an image of that online - which would have been a bit unfair!
This one takes a bit of working out. I think there's enough clues in the painting - but some might find it easier than others. I think it might take you a while to work it out as at least two websites are NOT helpful in this context. You'll understand what I mean if you find them.
For those who've not risen to the challenge before please take a minute to read the rules - see below.
How to participate in "Who painted this? #41"
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- use your brains not software to find the answer
- search using words only on a database of images
- leave your answer as a comment on this blog
- if correct it will not be published until the next post - which provides the answer
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- the winner - who gets a mention and a link on/from this blog - is the first person to give me a completely correct answer for ALL the things I want to know
Who Painted This #40 - The Answer
|Sunny Days (1874) by Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1836-1912, |
Dutch, active in Britain (from 1870)
oil on canvas, 9 x 14 inches (22.9 x 35.6 cm)Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
- Title of the artwork: Sunny Days
- Name of the artist who created this artwork: Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, OM, RA (1836 - 1912)
- Date it was created: 1874
- Media used: oil on canvas, Height: 229 mm (9.02 in). Width: 356 mm (14.02 in).
- Where it lives now: Yale Centre of British Art
This is a link to the Retrospective Exhibition of Works by the late Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema RA OM at the Royal Academy of Arts in 1913.
Who painted this #40? So many of you had started guessing correctly i thought it was about time I posted a really hard one. Indeed until I posted a clue, there had been a dead silence from all those who normally participate in the challenge.
I judged the clue I gave correctly and suggestions started to come in - but not too many - it was still pretty difficult because the image is quite difficult to find on the Internet. It's worth reading the comments to see how people got there in the end. Thank you also to people like Jacqui Boyd who commented that she enjoyed the challenge even if she failed.
Congratulations to ALL those who got all or most of it right - this was a tough one! Only 2.5 people got it right in every respect.
Congratulations to Tessa Spanton (a.k.a. Colours and Textures) (last week's winner) who was the first to work out - by some distance - that the painter was the Dutch-born, British painter Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, OM, RA. That was a major achievement as the subject matter was absolutely nothing like what he normally painted.
However Bernadette Madden (Bernadette Madden) was the first to get all the details correct - including where it is located now - see the link to see its web page in The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art at Yale. Again a major achievement as it's very difficult to find on the Internet.
Mark (Learning to draw: Learning to see) also got all the details correct and came in the day after Bernadette.
If you'd like to study how people get the correct answer try studying past challenges which are listed in the Page Who painted this? - at the the top of the Page. Since of the requirements is to say how you found it, you can see the various ways people get to the answer.
Just for the record - anybody who leaves a comment on the page which lists all the "who painted this?" rather than the specific blog post is not counted. You have been warned!