Léon-Adolphe Belly | Femmes fellahs au bord du Nil, 1856

Léon Auguste Adolphe Belly (1827-1877) was French orientalist landscape painter.
Belly was born at St. Omer, in 1827. He studied under Troyon, and in 1849 visited Barbizon where he came under the influence of Théodore Rousseau.
In 1850-1851 he travelled to Greece, Syria, and the Black Sea. In 1853 he made his debut at the Paris Salon, exhibiting four landscapes of Nablus and Beirut, and of the shores of the Dead Sea, which attracted critical acclaim. In 1855-1856 he visited Egypt, travelling up the Nile in the company of another painter, Edouard Imer. A second trip to Egypt in 1856 was largely spent making studies for his painting Pilgrims going to Mecca, now in the Musée d'Orsay.
As well as his paintings of Middle Eastern subjects he painted portraits and landscapes of Normandy and the Sologne throughout his career, and in 1867 bought land at Montauban. He died in Paris in 1877.
Léon Auguste Adolphe Belly (Saint Omer 1827 - Parigi 1877) è stato un pittore Francese di scene di genere, di ritratti, di paesaggi, di temi a soggetto orientalista.
Attivo a: Saint Omer, Parigi.


Edward Henry Potthast | American Impressionist painter

Claude Monet | Landscapes

Norman Lindsay | Australian Modern painter and sculptor

Australian artist, etcher, sculptor, writer, editorial cartoonist, scale modeler Norman Alfred William Lindsay (22 February 1879 – 21 November 1969) was one of ten children of Dr and Mrs Charles Lindsay, of Creswick, Victoria. Remarkably, five of their progeny became artists of distinction. He is widely regarded as one of Australia's greatest artists.
From an early age, Norman showed an outstanding ability to draw. He became the principal cartoonist for the Bulletin magazine, fought many controversies against "wowsers", particularly defending his right to paint the nude, wrote novels and children's books including 'The Magic Pudding' and also made ship models and garden sculptures.


William-Adolphe Bouguereau | Idylle, 1851

"Before starting work, steep yourself in your subject; if you don’t fully understand it, seek further or turn to something else. Remember that everything must be thought out beforehand, everything, down to the last details" - William-Adolphe Bouguereau

John Atkinson Grimshaw | Ariadne at Naxos, 1877


William-Adolphe Bouguereau | The Water Girl (detail)

Pietro Antonio Rotari | A peasant girl In profile wearing a white scarf

Henry John Stock | Influences, 1905

Canaletto | The Molo from the Basin of San Marco, Venice

Lord Frederic Leighton | Greek Girls Playing at Ball, 1889

Lado Gudiashvili (1896-1980)

Lado Gudiashvili / ლადო გუდიაშვილი (1896-1980) was a 20th-century Georgian painter. Gudiashvili was born in Tiflis (now Tbilisi) on March 18 (30), 1896 into a family of a railroad employee. He studied in the Tiflis school of sculpture and fine art (1910-1914), where he met the Armenian artist Alexander Bazhbeuk-Melikyan, and later in Ronson's private academy in Paris (1919-1926).


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