Friday, August 16, 2013

Who painted this? #40

Who painted this? #40
I've been seriously considering buying myself a parasol this summer!

[UPDATE:  OK - this is the first time I have had everybody seriously stumped for an answer for two days - so clue coming up!! 

This is by a British painter who's not British born and who is not known for painting landscapes.]

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? #39"

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  • if correct it will not be published until the next post - which provides the answer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 #39 - The Answer

Kew Gardens: Path between the Pond and the Palm House
by Camille Pissaro
Who painted this? #39 is a painting of the view of the display beds in front of the Palm House at Kew Gardens (out of the picture on the right) and in between it and the big pond / small lake (out of the picture to the left).

The really odd things about this painting is to see a painting of just the beds without either the lake or the Palm House which are both very strong motifs in virtually all images of this part of the garden.

I note the stone fantasy animals (griffin etc) have not yet been erected in front of the Palm House.

Here's a photo I took of the same scene some 119 years later!

The beds in front of the Palm House 20 April 2011
Who guessed correct?

Who painted this #39? Congratulations to Tessa Spanton (a.k.a. Colours and Textures) who provided the first correct answer to last week's challenge.  As I expected the first four answers came from people who recognised the style as being Pissaro.  Which just goes to show knowing your artists helps a lot with these challenges!

It looks as if this one have some people quite a journey to track it down!

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!