Friday, June 28, 2013

Who painted this? #33

This week I've been looking at cityscapes.  A review of landscape painters from all over the world reveals that most painters do NOT paint urban landscapes with people!  Maybe LS Lowry ought to be revered a bit more for being a painter who unhesitatingly filled his paintings of the industrial north west with people!

Here's another painter who's not averse to peopling his cityscapes.  I've had to remove the signature.

Who painted this? #33

How to participate in "Who painted this? #33"

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  • if correct it will not be published until the next post - which provides the answer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

Self Portrait by Artemisia Gentileschi
  • Title of the artwork: Self-Portrait as a Lute Player
  • Name of the artist who created this artwork: Artemisia Gentileschi
  • Date it was created: 1615-1617
  • Media used: oil on canvas, 76.2 cm (30 in.), Width: 71.12 cm (28 in.)
  • Where it lives now: Curtis Galleries, Minneapolis
This was painted when Artemisia was approximately 24 years old.

No wonder she was considered to be one of the most accomplished portrait painters of the Baroque period after Caravaggio!

She's now thought of as one of the most progressive painters of her generation.

As one of the people who guessed correctly pointed out, she also appears rather proud of her embonpoint assets which feature in her self-portraits and paintings where she has used herself as a model.

Who guessed correct?

Congratulations to Bernadette Madden (Bernadette Madden) - who was the first to comment and get the right answer.  Interestingly Bernadette had approached me to find out how she could be the first - and I advised she keep an eye on the blog rather than wait for the post to be delivered via email!

Others who also got it right - in order - are:
If you'd like to study how people get the correct answer try studying past challenges which are listed in the Page Who painted this? - at the the top of the Page. Since of the requirements is to say how you found it, you can see the various ways people get to the answer.

Just for the record - anybody who leaves a comment on the page which lists all the "who painted this?" rather than the specific blog post is not counted.  You have been warned!