Thursday, January 19, 2012

Inspired By(?) #3

or: Gurney inspired by Dillon / Frère / Corrodi?

James Gurney - "Ebulon"

This post was inspired by this one~

Frank Dillon / Charles Théodore Frère / Hermann David Solomon Corrodi

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Inspired By(?) #2

or: Pyle inspired by Meissonier?

Howard Pyle - "The End (of the game of cards)" - 1903

Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier - "The End of the Game of Cards" - 1865

Friday, January 13, 2012

Jean-Achille Benouville (1815-1891)

Though Impressionism continues to be quite popular (the outdoor landscapes), its antithesis, allegorical/historical landscapes painted by classically inclined artists are seldom seen. Here is one such painter~

Jean-Achille Benouville  (1815-1891)

1837 - tied for 2nd place, with Félix-Hippolyte Lanoüe, for the Prix de Rome de Paysage historique (historical landscape) subject: Apollon, gardant les troupeaux chez Admèle, invente la lyre

1841 - failed to place in the Prix de Rome de Paysage historique, subject: Adam et Eve chassés du paradis terrestre, 1st prize went to Félix-Hippolyte Lanoüe

1841 - Adam et Eve chassés du paradis terrestre - Jean-Achille Benouville

1845 - won the Prix de Rome de Paysage historique, subject: Ulysse et Nausicaa

1845 - Ulysse et Nausicaa - Jean-Achille Benouville

note ~ 1833 - 1st place Prix de Rome de Paysage historique, Ulysse et Nausicaa by Romain-Etienne-Gabriel Prieur

1833 - Ulysse et Nausicaa - Romain-Etienne-Gabriel Prieur

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Inspired By(?) #1

  For the blog entry, "Swipe Spot #1", I wrote, "Often an artist will swipe/quote from another, either as homage, parody, necessity of purpose, or lack of imagination.".
  Now, I put to you that there is a variation of the traditional swipe, one whose origin is often more nebulous. One for which your suspicions are righteous, though the perpetrator and their lackeys may forever feign. One that on first glance seems wholly original, and could indeed be just that, for any similarity may simply stem from plowing the same well trodden field (as if thats any better). This swipe's bastard shall be known as 'Inspired By(question mark)', for we may never know! (we're just askin')

Inspired By(?) #1
or: Rockwell inspired by Tanner?

Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937) - "The Banjo Lesson" 1893
Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859 – 1937) student of Eakins, Laurens & Constant

Norman Rockwell "The Banjo Player" - 1926
Norman Rockwell (1894 – 1978) student of Fogarty, Du Mond, and Bridgman

1926 Pratt & Lambert "61" Floor Varnish ad Norman Rockwell

a related work?
Uncle Remus - Norman Rockwell - oil and charcoal on board, 20 x 21"