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Art that I Enjoy, and Want to Share

Updated on October 12, 2011

Beautiful or Interesting Art that I Enjoy

I love art and nature and think there is so much beauty all around us to enjoy. Down the ages, artists have tried to capture much of life into a painting or just created their own pieces. Once in a while I am struck by a piece of art that causes me to pause and really take another look at. I can sometimes hear myself whispering out loud, "wow...." I want to share some of the pieces that I have come across that I think really should be seen by others, simply because they may bring joy to you as well, or a respect for those talented enough to create such wonderful works of art. Thank you to artists everywhere that keep on creating, I hope you never stop.

To those that are reading this, I will be adding art that catches my eye over time, so I hope you stop by again soon. There is no theme here, and the paintings I am sharing are just random ones that caught my eye. I am curious what you think of them as well, and if you have any recommendations of some of your own favorites, I would love to hear from you.

Renoir Doges' Palace, Venice

I love Renoir's Paintings.  The colors of blue here are lovely.
I love Renoir's Paintings. The colors of blue here are lovely. | Source

Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Renoir is one of my favorite artists, and this piece Doges' Palace is lovely like so many others. The colors of blue strike my eye, and the content is just lovely. I know this type of art isn't for everyone, but I enjoy it enough to hang some Renoir in my house. Granted, they are copies of course, but they are lovely.

Martin Johnson Heade-Cattleya Orchid and Three Brazilian Hummingbirds
Martin Johnson Heade-Cattleya Orchid and Three Brazilian Hummingbirds | Source

This piece above is rather beautiful and exotic. I couldn't believe how intricate parts of it were when I first saw it. The colors are beautiful, and pieces like this make me wonder at the inspiration for the piece. I am curious so often about artists, and am in awe of what they create.

Henri Pierre Lon Pharamond Blanchard. Paul et Virginie, 1844, oil on canvas
Henri Pierre Lon Pharamond Blanchard. Paul et Virginie, 1844, oil on canvas | Source

This garden setting above makes me think of a type of Garden of Eden almost. It looks as if it could be part of a story. One of the lovely things about art is that it causes you to think of things of beauty, or history, or anything really. Curious as to the inspiration on this piece.

Carl Wilhelm Barth

Carl Wilhelm Barth, "I Havbrynet - Solgangsveir"
Carl Wilhelm Barth, "I Havbrynet - Solgangsveir" | Source

The ocean is one of my most favorite things. Any bodies of water are a great interest to me, but the ocean or a sea are even more so. I just loved the light on the waves here. It is very peaceful and relaxing to me. It is perhaps something one can have and view when you can't be near a real ocean.

Arrival of a Dutch Three master at Schloss Kronberg
Arrival of a Dutch Three master at Schloss Kronberg | Source

Types like this piece above, completely blow my mind. I truly cannot understand how an artist can accomplish what they do, but yet they do. I love all that is going on, and it makes me wonder at the history involved here. Previously this painting had been attributed to Abraham Willaerts who is also a dutch painter.

As with so many Dutch Painters, I love the use of light and shadow and incredible, beautiful, detail. Hendrick Cornelisz. Vroom does not disappoint here. He lived from 1563 - 1640.

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      Paula 

      7 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      No worries Stoneyy, I am glad you posted it, and I did ask for it. Those are amazing works, very impressive. Thank you for sharing, and sorry for my delay in responding to this. I only saw it now. Would love to see more from you, keep up the beautiful work.

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      stoneyy 

      7 years ago from USA Pacific Northwest

      Hmmmm. I've only written a couple of hubs. I guess I could post the link, based on this exchange, and not have it seen as advertising. If I'm mistaken, please delete the link.

      https://hubpages.com/art/Venice-Italy-painting-can...

      Loves the reflection colors in the Barth painting.

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula 

      7 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Stoneyy, I find all of that very interesting. I love art, and always want to see and learn more. I think its a great idea to do hubs on your sea paintings! Its a true talent to even be able to do so. I can only wish I had that talent, but I so enjoy others work. Thanks for your comments, I appreciate them. I would really love to see those hubs!

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      stoneyy 

      7 years ago from USA Pacific Northwest

      You're more than welcome. :) I wasn't aware of the Renoir version until you posted it.

      As to the reason I can tell you about Canaletto, well that's a story which spans decades and is quite convoluted. I wrote about it in one of my hubs. I won't post the link; as I've no interest in being seen as an advertiser.

      I've done two sea paintings in oils. Guess I should write a hub about each of them.

      There's a story about the Mona Lisa, too; but soon it will be back in work for touch-ups. I suppose that one should be written about-after the touch-ups are completed.

      Fiction is the 'homeless cousin' of reality.

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula 

      7 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Stoneyy, thank you for sharing that, it is beautiful. I don't think I could be any more impressed than I am by these artists. I love to see what others like too. Glad you stopped by.

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      stoneyy 

      7 years ago from USA Pacific Northwest

      Renoir painted the view of St. Mark's Square Canaletto did in 1747-1750.

      http://bernardrees.com/PhotoGallery4Images/CANALET...

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