|Who painted this? #62|
Apologies for the delay in restarting Who Painted This? I wasn't planning on having to move quite so many websites in quite so short a space of time - and getting ready for an exhibition at the same time.
Hopefully this series of art history challenges will now get back on track and be a bit more regular!
I've seen paintings by this artist before and have been impressed by them - and that's all I'm saying for now. Other than that you might want to be circumspect as to attribution.
[UPDATE: You're looking for an artist who has, in the past, produced paintings like another artist.]
How to participate in "Who painted this? #62
Don't forget - there are rules to how "Who painted this?" works - and these are detailed in THE RULES for participating in this challenge.
Briefly, in your comment you must tell me ALL of the following:
- the title of the artwork
- the name of the artist who created this artwork
- the date it was created
- the media used
- where it lives now
- how you know all this eg how did you do your search
- anything else you can find out about the artwork and/or artist
- no use of Google image search or Tineye to find the image allowed - this is a traditional web search of images using words only plus "hit the books" time
- I don't publish the comments until next week's post.
|Child's Siesta by Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida|
Name of the artist who created this artwork: Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida (1863-1923)
Date it was created: circa 1918
Media used: oil on board, Height: 6.25 cm (2.46 in.), Width: 8.63 cm (3.4 in.)
Where it lives now: Private collection
Artists across the centuries have painted sleeping children - it's one of those perennial motifs. You can see more on Wikimedia Commons.
This is a curious painting as I could not find out anything about it. I even began to wonder at one point whether it was a manufactured "lookalike" Sorolla because there were so many reproductions and yet so little detail.
However an image was uploaded to The Atheneaum by one of the regular uploaders and knowing a little about how he sources his images I think it is probably real - but just not seen much in public.
Who guessed correct?
As I suspected, the painting was identified by its colours and brushwork - which just goes to show if you look at paintings for long enough you don't need to consult the signature to know who it is by!
The first person to get it correct and give a good answer was Stephen Lawlor - and I think that's a first for Stephen - so welcome to the club! (If you've got a website let me know and I'll link to it).
Others who got the correct answer were: