Friday, November 02, 2012

Who painted this? #2

Last week there was a lot of interest in Who painted this #1 - and the answer is at the end of this post.  Let's see how you all do with #2.

Who painted this? #2

Who painted this? #2 (and the rest!)

As you might expect, a lot of the paintings in this occasional series are going to be of subject matter I like by painters I like!

I'm expecting that some of you might guess the artist pretty quickly - but may struggle with the rest of the information required

If you want to play the game: the rules are:
  1. You need to leave your answer as a comment on this blog.  Howls of frustration can also be left.......
  2. In your comment, you must tell me ALL of the following:
    • the title of the artwork
    • the name of the artist
    • the date it was created
    • the media used
    • where it lives now
    • how you know all this eg how did you do your search (note 3 below)
  3. This is about using brains not technology - so please do not "cheat".  
    • PLEASE do NOT use any of the "image matching" technology which exists (eg Chrome or Tineye) - that's just plain lazy! My suspicions will be raised by those who appear to know the answer a bit too quickly!
    • You may use Google or any other search engine to search on WORDS in databases of images. 
  4. If you're not getting anywhere in the first 24 hours I'll leave a clue as a comment on the post.
The person who in my judgement is the first person to get to the answer by fair means will get a mention in my very popular weekly blog post - along with a link to their website or blog or both.

Who painted this #1 - the answer

For those who didn't check back the answer was Basket of Fruit by Caravaggio.  Websites differ as to its date - but somewhere between 1595 and 1602 would have been OK by me.

The person who guessed it first was Vivienne St Clair (A Painted Postcard).