Watts: Hope

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G. F. Watts Hope, 1885-86, London, Tate Britain Hope is one of the Theological Virtues (Faith, Hope and Charity) traditionally represented as women. In 1886 George Frederick Watts completed two versions of his take on one of the Virtues, the subject of many images since antiquity and the Renaissance. He sold the original version and […]

Claude: Landscape with the Ponte Molle

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Claude Loraine Landscape with the Ponte Molle, 1645, Birmingham, Museum and Art Gallery This is one of Claude’s most sublime paintings of the Roman campagna. The scene is suffused with the glorious golden light of the setting sun prompting a delicious yearning to experience such a view on such an evening. This is at the […]