Wednesday, July 29, 2015

De Scott Evans

I was browsing the web the other day and I came across an American artist I had not heard of before, De Scott Evans (1847-1898). I particularly love his trompe l'oeil painting of a parrot, how beautifully portrayed and the broken glass adds a striking subtlety. He was clearly a fan of Dutch 17th Century painting, recalling the work of Carel Fabritius, Vermeer and Gerard Terborch. More information about him can be viewed at HERE

Homage to a Parrot, ca. 1890, oil on canvas, 51 x 40.5 cm.

The Connoisseur, 1887, oil on canvas, 110 x 61 cm.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Prospero Mallerini

Arts writer, Inga Walton, introduced me to an 18th-19th Century Italian trompe L'oeil artist named Prospero Mallerini. I had never heard of him, but there is one great example of his work currently on display at the National Gallery of Victoria (top image). I thought I would add a few other examples, which gives you a good idea of how good he is.

Crucifix, oil on canvas

Still-life with Bronze Crucifix, 1827, oil on canvas

Still-life with Wooden Altar,1832, oil on canvas

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Studio Completion

At last I have finished the studio renovations which I began earlier this year. Here are a number of images which will give you a good idea of the progressive stages.