Tag: National Gallery of Art

The Biglin Brothers Racing by Thomas Eakins

The Biglin Brothers Racing by Thomas Eakins

This investigation of the Thomas Eakins painting The Biglin Brothers Racing includes:

  • Challenges on The Biglin Brothers Racing canvas and off.
  • After rainfall, a rushed riverside sketch.
  • My Biglin Brothers Racing YouTube video.
  • With Frequently Asked Questions such as, “Who are the two men in The Biglin Brothers Racing painting?”

The Cornell Farm by Edward Hicks

The Cornell Farm by Edward Hicks

Quaker Edward Hicks’s painting Cornell Farm features:

  • Control freak tendencies or animalistic urges?
  • A glowing warmth of holy light.
  • Popular pastor, sign-maker, and famous painter.
  • Frequently Asked Questions include, “What kind of painting is The Cornell Farm by Edward Hicks?”

Catherine Brass Yates (Mrs. Richard Yates) by Gilbert Stuart

Catherine Brass Yates (Mrs. Richard Yates) by Gilbert Stuart

Fancy lady, Catherine Brass shines in her portrait as Mrs. Richard Yates thanks to:

  • A jaunty and proud lady mustache.
  • Attitude, guts, class, and of course…. money.
  • Gilbert Stuart’s portrait mastery.

Watson and the Shark by John Singleton Copley

Watson and the Shark by John Singleton Copley

Find out fun facts about the painting Watson and the Shark for instance:

  • That funky looking shark?
  • General Watson’s lasting real life trauma.
  • The Reason behind the painting Watson and the Shark.

A Princess of Saxony by Lucas Cranach the Elder

A Princess of Saxony by Lucas Cranach the Elder

Find out more about the painting A Princess of Saxony such as:

  • Why’s she so cranky?
  • Costume or casual wear?
  • The truth about children…
  • Plus Frequently Asked Questions including, “What makes A Princess of Saxony by Lucas Cranach an important painting?”

Two Women at a Window by Bartolomé Murillo

Two Women at a Window by Bartolomé Murillo

Concerning Bartolomé Esteban Murillo’s painting Two Women at a Window:

How a painting from the 1600s still feels fresh and fun.
Symbolic shutters and borders in Two Women at a Window.
A charming bond between knowing servant and naive girl.