Friday, January 25, 2013

Who painted this? #13

I'm still ringing the changes trying to find a painting that one of you is unable to guess within a couple of hours of it being posted!  We're back to still life this week.

Who painted this? #13
How to participate in "Who painted this? #13"

PLEASE make sure you read the rules before posting a comment - and ONLY POST ON THIS BLOG what you think is the answer.

Click this link to read THE RULES for participating in this challenge (this saves having to copy them out for each post!).

In short:
  • use your brains NOT software to find the painting which created the above image
  • 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  • if correct it will not be published until the next post - which provides the answer
  • if wrong it will be published
  • do not leave the answer on Facebook!
  • 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 #12 - The Answer

Tribuna of the Uffizi by Johan Zoffany (1733 - 1810)
oil on canvas, 123.5 x 155.0 cm
Royal Collection
Here's the answer to Who Painted This? #12
The Royal Collection provides a very complete narrative about what this painting is about and how it came to be painted.  The Wikipedia page about this painting gives a complete list of the paintings seen in this painting

There's also an excellent Full Resolution image on Wikimedia Commons which is really worth taking a good look at in a full screen view. You'll have to remember to prop up your jaw as you see just how much painting there is in this painting!  It also accounts for how long it took to paint!

The winner - for the second week running - is collage artist Alyson Champ (The Chronicle of Wasted Time) who lives in the Chateauguay Valley, southwest of Montreal, Quebec.

Seven other people also got the correct answer.  In order, they are:
For those trying to keep up with when these posts get published, if I've planned ahead they're generally set to publish at 12 midday each Friday.   However if I'm behind with my selection of a painting then it will get published later in the day.  I generally give a signal on my Making A Mark Facebook Page that it is about to be published

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