WEEK 12 _ APR 08

Lecture on:
• “Essay 5: Oil Painting” from Ways of Seeing by John Berger
• The Enlightenment (Age of Reason)
• Romanticism
• Photography

“Essay 5: Oil Painting” from Ways of Seeing by John Berger

Paston Treasures at Oxnead Hall. Dutch School c. 1665
Archduke Leopold Wilhelm in His Private Picture Gallery by Teniers. C. 17th Century
Giovanni Paolo Pannini. Interior of a Picture Gallery with the Collection of Cardinal Silvio Valenti Gonzaga. 1740
Hans Holbein. The French Ambassadors. 1487. Oil and tempera on panel 6’8″x6’10”
India Offering Her Pearls to Britannia. 18th century
The Magdalen Reading Studio of Ambrosius Benson. Active 1519-1550
Adriaen van der Werff. Mary Magdalene. 1659-1722
Baudry. Penitent Magdalene. Salon of 1859
William Blake. Illustration to Dante’s Divine Comedy (Hell). c.18th Century
Suttermans. Ferdinand II of Tuscany and Vittoria Della Rovere. 1597-1681
Devis. Mr and Mrs William Atherton. 1711-1787
Romney. Beaumont Family. 1734-1802
Jan David de Heem. Still Life with Fruit and Lobster. 1606-1684
George Stubbs. Lincolnshire Ox. c.1790
Hewart. Charles II Presented with a Pineapple by Rose the Gardener. c. 17th century
Zoffany. Mr Towneley and Friends. 18th century
Reynolds. Graces Decorating Hymen. 1773
Anne Louis Girodet. Ossian Receiving Napoleon’s Marshalls in Valhalla. c 18th century
Adriaen Brouwer. Tavern Scene. c. 17th century
Frans Hals. Fisher Boy. 1630-32
Thomas Gainsborough. Mr and Mrs Andrews. 1748-1749
Rembrandt. Self Portrait with Saskia. 1635
Rembrandt van Rijn. Self-Portrait. 1659. Oil on canvas. approx 3’9″ x 3’1″
The Enlightenment (Age of Reason)

Joseph Wright of Derby. A Philosopher Giving a Lecture at the Orrery. 1763-1765. Oil on canvas, 4’10″x6’8″

Jean-Baptiste Greuze. The Village Bride. 1761. Oil on canvas. 3’x3’10.5″

Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin. Grace at Table. 1740. Oil on canvas. 1’7″x1’3″

William Hogarth Breakfast Scene from Marriage a la Mode. c. 1745. Oil on canvas. 2’4″x3′


Benjamin West The Death of General Wolfe. 1771. Oil on canvas. 5’x7′

Angelica Kauffmann. Cornelia, Pointing to Her Children as Her Treasures. c. 1785. Oil on canvas. 40″ x 50″

Jacques-Louis David. Oath of the Horatii. 1784. Oil on canvas. 10’10” x 14′

Jacques-Louis David. Death of Marat. 1793. Oil on canvas. 5’3″x4’1″

Jacques-Germain Soufflot The Pantheon. 1755-1792

Pierre Vignon. La Madeleine. Paris, France. 1807-1842

Richard Boyle and William Kent. Chiswick House. Near London, England. 1725

Thomas Jefferson. Monticello Estate. Charlottesville, Virginia. 1793-1806.

Drawing of view of Washington showing Benjamin Latrobe’s capitol (1803-1807) and Major L’Enfant’s plan (1791) of the city

Horatio Greenough. George Washington. 1832-1841. Marble. 11’4″ high


Anne-Louis Girodet-Trioson. The Burial of Atala. 1808. Oil on canvas. approx 6’11″x8’9″

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. Grand Odalisque. 1814. Oil on canvas. 3′ x 5’4″

Henry Fuseli The Nightmare. 1781. Oil on canvas. 3’4″ x 4’2″

William Blake. Ancient of Days. frontispiece of Europe-A Prophecy. 1794. Metal relief etching, hand colored. approx 9.5″x6.75″

Francisco Goya. The Third of May 1808. 1814. Oil on canvas. 8’9″ x 13’4″

Francisco Goya. Saturn Devouring his Children. 1819-1823. Detail of a detached fresco on canvas, full size approx. 4’9″x2’8″

Théodore Géricault. Raft of the Medusa. 1818-1819. Oil on canvas 16’x23′

Théodore Géricault. Insane Woman (Envy). 1822-1823. Oil on canvas 2’4″x1’9″

Eugene Delacroix. The Death of Sardanapalus. 1827. Oil on canvas. 12’1″ x 16’3″

Eugene Delacroix. Tiger Hunt. 1854. Oil on canvas, approx 2’5″x3″

Antoine-Louis Barye. Jaguar Devouring a Hare. 1850-1851. Bronze. 1’4″x3’1″

John Constable. The Haywain. 1821. Oil on canvas. 4’3″ x 6’2″

J.M.W Turner. The Slave Ship (Slavers Throwing Overboard the Dead and Dying, Typhoon Coming On). 1840. Oil on canvas. 2’12″x4’1″

J.M.W. Turner. The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons. 1834. Oil on canvas. 36.5″ x 48.5″

Thomas Cole. The Oxbow. 1836. Oil on canvas. 51.5″x76″


Eugene Durieu and Eugene Delacroix. Draped Model (back view). c.1854. Albumen print, 7″x5″

Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre. Still Life in Studio. 1837. Daguerreotype

Timothy O’Sullivan. A Harvest of Death, Gettysberg, Pennsylvania, July 1863. Negative by Timothy O’Sullivan. Original print by Alexander Gardner

One thought on “WEEK 12 _ APR 08

  1. Curtis Seeger says:

    In the Francisco Goya painting of Saturn eating his child. It is unique that there are so many possible theories as to why he painted it. Whether it be related to only one of his six son’s surviving to adulthood, the wrath of God and an allegory of the situation in Spain, or related to his possible mistress/housekeeper. It is also interesting that he painted one directly onto his wall.

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