64 days in heaven and hell (131) Day 44, December 5 A couple of days earlier the weather had improved. It had given Gauguin an opportunity to escape from the Yellow House and find some peace and quiet outside. He made sketches, that he used for paintings that he finished in the studio.
Paul Gauguin, Paysage près d’Arles (Landscape at Arles), December 1888. Oil on canvas,
72,5 x 92 cm. Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden
Woman reading in bedroom (2012). Johan Patricny (Swedish, born 1976). Oil on canvas.
Patricny enrolled in the Oslo National Academy of Arts, Norway, in 1998. At the time this Academy had started a new class in classical painting. The studies lasted four years. The studies included copying at the Louvre in Paris and at the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm.
King Gustav III of Sweden and his Brothers (1771). Alexander Roslin (Swedish, 1718–1793). Oil on canvas. Nationalmuseum, Stockholm.
Gustav was active as a playwright. He is largely credited with creating the Royal Theatre, (Kungliga Teatern), where his own historical dramas were performed, and promoting theatre and opera. He founded the Royal Swedish Opera and the Royal Swedish Ballet, under the umbrella of his Royal Theatre.
Monet at Poissy (30) At the edge The weather wasn’t helping Monet a lot during his summer painting campaign in Pourville. He had to wait for bright spells with patience. These edge of the cliff views seem to illustrate quite different weather conditions.
Claude Monet, Sur la falaise à Dieppe (On the Cliff of Dieppe), 1882. Oil on canvas, 60 x 100 cm. National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA Claude Monet, Sur la falaise à Pourville (On the Cliff at Pourville), 1882. Oil on canvas, 65 x 81 cm. Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden Claude Monet, Sur la falaise de Pourville, temps clair (On the Cliff at Pourville, Clear Weather), 1882. Oil on canvas, 64,7 x 80,7 cm. Museum of Modern Art, New York Claude Monet, Bord des falaises à Pourville (Edge of the cliffs at Pourville),1882. Oil on canvas, 61 x 100 cm. Private collection Claude Monet, Bords de la falaise à Pourville (Edge of the cliff at Pourville),1882. Oil on canvas, 60 x 73 cm. Private collection Claude Monet, Bord de la falaise à Pourville (Cliff near Pourville),1882. Oil on canvas, 60 x 81 cm. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York