Friday, February 01, 2013

Who Painted This #14

There's a couple of quick and a slow way to work out who painted this and all the rest of the details which I want to know (which are slightly different this week).   It also has a rather good back story which I shall tell you about next week - unless you tell me first!

Who painted this? #14
How to participate in "Who painted this? #14"

What I want to know this week

It's slightly different this week due to age and provenance - as indicated below
  • Title of the artworknot applicable this week
  • Name of the artist who created this artworkwho the painting is attributed to (either spelling will do)
  • Date it was createdthe century it was produced in (the more accurate the better)
  • Media useddoesn't count - but take a guess
  • Where it lives now: I'll take either of two possible answers
  • Which ruler the painter worked for:
  • The significance of this painting
  • and as usual - how you found this out:
ONLY POST ON THIS BLOG what you think is the answer.

PLEASE make sure you read the rules before posting a comment. Click this link to read THE COMPLETE RULES for participating in this challenge (this saves having to copy them out for each post!).

In short:
  • use your brains not image software to find the answer (ie do NOT look for similar images using software)
  • 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  • if correct it will not be published until the next post - which provides the answer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 #13 - The Answer

Still life: apples and jar by SJ Peploe
Collection: Art Gallery of New South Wales

  • Title of the artwork: Still life: apples and jar
  • Name of the artist who created this artworkSamuel John Peploe (Scotland 1871–1935)
  • Date it was created: circa 1912-circa 1916 (Not signed. Not dated.)
  • Media used: oil on canvas, 51.0 x 55.8cm stretcher; 69.5 x 74.5 x 7.7cm frame
  • Where it lives now: Art Gallery of New South Wales
Below are some edited highlights of what the Art Gallery of New South Wales has to say about Peploe and this painting.
Samuel Peploe is typical of the many British artists who succumbed to the magnetism of Cezanne in the early part of the twentieth century. One of the so-called Scottish colourists, a loosely allied quartet of post-impressionist painters, he made a decisive visit to France before the war, during which time this well-constructed still life was completed. Generous in its dispersal of pigment, it is nonetheless an example of modernist 'belle maniere' - refined and beautiful painting. The surface appearance of this work derives from a system of square-brushing that links Peploe, via Cezanne, back to artists of the nineteenth-century Glasgow School like John Lavery. AGNSW Handbook, 1999.
So this is a Cezanne influenced still life painting by Scottish Colourist painter SJ Peploe (1871–1935)

There's an exhibition about SJ Peploe currently on display at the National Galleries of Scotland
The Scottish Colourist Series: SJ Peploe3rd November 2012 − 23rd June 2013Modern Two (Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art) | £7 (£5)
Plus you can see a lot more paintings by Peploe which are in public ownership at the BBC Your Paintings website - Samuel John Peploe

I'm currently working on a website providing links to more information about Peploe and where you can see his paintings.  I'll post a link to this blog post later today.

[UPDATE: This is my NEW website About Samuel John Peploe - Scottish Colourist Painter]

The correct answers

I'm seeing improvement in terms of who has aspired to answer in the past but is now answering AND getting the right answer.  This is why I ask you to say how you found the painting - as this shares this information with others who may not have thought of this approach.

The first person to get a totally correct answer is - for the third week running - Alyson Champ (The Chronicle of Wasted Time) who is a collage artist, small-scale farmer and a classical musician who lives near Montreal, Quebec.

She was closely followed by Speedy Sue Smith of Cambridgeshire.

Others who got the correct answer are:
Bernard Victor had the fastest response but didn't quite get the answer right

As always there were a huge variety of ways in which people got to the right answer!

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