Friday, April 26, 2013

Who painted this? #26

Six months completed of this challenge and it continues to bring new people on board each week!

Who is this handsome chap and which artist drew him?

Who painted this? #26

How to participate in "Who painted this? #26"

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In short:
  • use your brains not software to find the answer
  • search using words only on a database of images
  • leave your answer as a comment on this blog
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  • if wrong it will be published
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  • 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 #25 - The Answer

Early Spring Afternoon, Central Park by Willard Metcalf
Willard Metcalf was an American Landscape painter.  he was also one of the was one of the Ten American Painters who in 1897 seceded from the Society of American Artists.

You can see more of his work on Wikipaintings

I said there were some clues as to the subject matter of the painting in the painting itself.  In Metcalf's painting of Central Park, it's possible to see a small tree in blossom (somewhat obscured by the trees in the foreground); there are horses being ridden in the foreground and cars are being driven along the cream road.  In the background there are some very tall buildings.

Who guessed correct

Alastair Fraser was the first with the correct answer.  Much seems to depend on whether you guessed the location correctly in the first instance

Others who came up the right answer include: