Friday, June 07, 2013

Who painted this? #30

Who painted this? #30
I try to keep images in this exercise topical and seasonal - and that's all the clue you're getting!  Who painted this #30 will be announced next week as per usual.

How to participate in "Who painted this? #30"

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 answer
  • 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  • if correct it will not be published until the next post - which provides the answer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 #29 - The Answer

Lilacs in a Window by Mary Cassatt
This is a case of one of those images which represents itself in different ways on different websites.

I always tend to stick with Wikipedia / Wikimedia Commons for paintings - however that's not to say that the latest version available isn't one that has been corrupted.

I did think the painting looked overhyped in colour terms. However if I look at the image on the Met's website then I see a very pale undercoloured version which is quite unlike the rest of Cassatt's painting.

I suspect the real version is very possibly somewhere between the two.

Maybe someone who visits the Met can tell us?

Who guessed correct?

Well a lot of you got this one right!  I'm allowing "private collection" and "Metropolitan Museum of Art" on this one as both are correct.  It hangs in the Met but does not belong to it.  However it's part of an anticipated gift.

However Jane Housham (Things to Make and Do) was the first to get the complete correct answer. On her website the second sentence of her "about" statement says "I have loved looking at art ever since I played ‘guess the artist’ with my mum as a child" so  I guess she's got a bit of a headstart at participating in this educational exercise!

Others who got it correct are: