Friday, July 26, 2013

Who painted this? #37

Who painted this? #37
I make no secret of the fact that I like artists who can paint a group of people in a naturalistic way - as this artist has done with this painting.

But where are they - and who painted them?  (...and the rest!)

My clue this week is that I once tried portraying the same scene but ended up opting for the architecture rather than the people - who I ended up sketching separately.

For those who've not risen to the challenge before please take a minute to read the rules - see below.

How to participate in "Who painted this? #37"

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  • if correct it will not be published until the next post - which provides the answer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 #36 - The Answer

Bouquet of Flowers on a Ledge
by Ambrosius Bosschaert
  • Title of the artworkBouquet of Flowers on a Ledge
  • Name of the artist who created this artworkAmbrosius Bosschaert (1573 - 1621) (Dutch "Golden Age" painter)
  • Date it was created: (1619 - 1620)
  • Media used: Oil on copper, 279.4 mm (11 in). Width: 228.6 mm (9 in); Framed: 15 1/2 x 14 x 2 in. (39.37 x 35.56 x 5.08 cm)
  • Where it lives now: Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Currently on public view:
    Ahmanson Building, floor 3 MAP IT
Mostly when we see these rather grand paintings of flowers they very often have a plain dark background.  It was fascinating to me to see one which had a landscape instead.

For those of you interested in paintings of flowers from the past, you might be interested in my website A History of Botanical Art.

Who guessed correct?

Who painted this #36? Congratulations to Bernadette Madden who found the right answer first

Others who also got it right - in order - are:
  • Sophie Ploeg 
  • Roger Brown My Botswana Art 
  • Barbara Jackson
  • Jacqui Boyd
  • Colours and Textures
  • John O'Grady
  • Patrick Connors
  • Alyson Champ

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!