• Longing for a Soft, Docile 17C-18C Gentlewoman Tending Sheep - Pastoral Allegories

    23 days ago - By It's About Time

    1750 Philippe Mercier Anne Fairfax as a Shepherdess
    During the 17C & 18C artists painted their contemporaries as personifications & allegories, & often painters would put the faces of their patrons on the bodies of the saints. These came to be called donor portraits. These paintings remained popular, as they expanded to show the wealthy sitter as a Greek goddess, or muse, or nymph in in a rustic setting. They grew to include portraits of a shepherdess in pastoral scenes wearing idealized attire, nothing like the clothing worn by real women tending sheep.
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  • Contemporary Abstract Art Painting "Abandon Me Love Found" by Contemporary International Artist Arrachme

    Contemporary Abstract Art Painting "Abandon Me Love Found" by Contemporary International Artist Arrachme

    23 days ago - By Daily Painters Abstract

    This painting is part of my "Timeless Transparencies" Series
    Contemporary Abstract Seascape Painting. The artist used powerful but gentle colors that in some cultures indicate abundance and good fortune. They bring a sense of peace and good will into any environment.
    24"x24"Acrylics on Canvas/sold
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