Friday, November 09, 2012

Who painted this? #3

This week's "Who painted this?" is influenced by the announcement of The Derwent Art Prize - as this work would qualify - if the painter were still alive and this work had been produced in the last three years!

Who Painted This #3
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 while you try and work it out.......
  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.

NEW THIS WEEK:  Please note I'll be reading but won't be publishing any of the comments until somebody gets it - unless it's a howl and/or the wrong answer!

Who painted this? #2 - The Answer

The answer is:
  • the title of the artwork - Gourds (click the link to see a larger version)
  • the name of the artist - John Singer Sargent
  • the date it was created - 1908
  • the media used - Transparent and opaque watercolor over graphite on white, thick, rough-textured, wove paper (13 13/16 x 19 11/16 in. / 35.1 x 50.0 cm)
  • where it lives now - Brooklyn Museum, New York
Gourds, one of over forty Sargent watercolors in the Museum's collection, demonstrates his virtuosity. In this image of the lush vegetation he encountered on the Mediterranean island of Majorca, Sargent combined vivid colors, bravura brushwork, and a range of watercolor techniques (including transparent and opaque washes, impasto touches, and leaving areas of the paper blank) to create a composition of stunning immediacy and visual richness.
The person who complied with ALL the rules was David Teter (Avid Art).

It would have been Robyn Sinclair (Have Dogs, Will Travel) if she'd just remembered to say where it is now! ;)

I do love the way that Blogger lines up all your answers in date order so I don't have any problem spotting who's the winner.