tisdag 26 februari 2013

Solen bakom björkarna

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Det var solen bakom björkarna som fick mig att ta denhär bilden. Men det var inte förrän jag kom på att förstora den med ungefär 200% som jag verkligen började gilla den.

Tycker om kontrasten mellan de fluffiga snövita grenarna och det finskurna grenverket, upplyst av den låga midvintersolen (ja, dethär var för en månad sedan). Bakgrunden ser för mig ut som en romersk mosaik, allt är hackat i små lysande bitar...!


Äntligen lite grönt att titta på

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När det är mulet på vintern så ser ju inte ens granarna gröna ut.

lördag 23 februari 2013

Timeless wall clock

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Detail from a painting by Odilon Redon. 
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Odilon Redon, Buddha in his youth, 1904
Distemper on canvas, 161.5 cm (63.58 in.) x 122.5 cm (48.23 in.) Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam


Redon CC00028 Timeless Clock

Flowers from Odilon Redon

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Detail from a flower painting by Odilon Redon.

Odilon Redon - Large Green Vase with Mixed Flowers, 1910-12
Pastel on paper, 743 mm (29.25 in). x 622 mm (24.49 in). Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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tisdag 19 februari 2013

Laughing model

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Paintings of beautiful Parisian models was a popular thing to bring home from Paris and also a good source of income for the artist.

The striped silk cloth was property of  Edelfelt's studio and can be seen in a few of his paintings.

 More about this painting in Swedish

Albert Edelfelt - Laughing model with a cloth, 1880
Skrattande modell med en duk.
Oil on canvas, 46,5 x 38 cm

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REDON Odilon Buddha in his youth 1904

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Distemper on canvas
161.5 cm (63.58 in.) x 122.5 cm (48.23 in.)
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Image file: 2,266 × 3,043 pixels, 3.15 MB 

Redon CC0027 Poster
Redon CC0028 Timeless Clock
 

måndag 18 februari 2013

LEIGHTON Frederic Portrait of May Sartoris circa 1860

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Oil on canvas
Height: 152.1 mm (5.99 in). Width: 90.2 mm (3.55 in).
Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas

Frederic Leighton was a representant of the Aesthetic Movement in British art, insisting upon beauty and form as the artist’s primary concerns.

May is aged about fifteen and depicted in the setting of the family’s country residence in Hampshire. The fallen tree suggests the passage of time and mortality, accentuating her fragile beauty. Google Art Project

Image file: 4,165 × 7,073 pixels,  10.92 MB. From that you can make a poster that would look impressive even in a large room.... the long side would be around 150 cm or 60 inches.
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Soul in bondage

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When I made this postcard, there was a small problem. I could not use the title of the painting without having to raise the age limit of my Zazzle account.

But, as you understand, this is a very metaphysical picture. The soul is depicted as a winged creature, for the moment prevented to take flight. A very beautiful picture and symbolism, I think.

The image file is quite large, would also make a fine poster.

Elihu Vedder - Soul in bondage, 1891-92
Oil on canvas, 37 13/16 x 24 in. (96.1 x 60.9 cm) Brooklyn Museum, New York City

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Louis Pasteur in his laboratory

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Postcard by Finnish painter Albert Edelfelt depicting French chemist Louis Pasteur in his laboratory.

Albert Edelfelt - Louis Pasteur, 1885
Oil on canvas, 154 × 126 cm (60.63 × 49.61 in) Musée d'Orsay, Paris

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Parisian lady in a peignoir

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She's looking very relaxed... but what is a peignoir?

Albert Edelfelt - Parisian lady in a peignoir, probably 1884
Possibly a portrait of Thérèse Lainville. 
Oil on canvas, 41 x 31,5 cm, private collection

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Happy birthday

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Some can-can girls - and boys! may be just the right thing for the birthday party. If you can't be there in person, tell it by a postcard. 

This image would also make a large and joyful poster.

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Children playing on the shore

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More children at the seashore! My thoughtful boy has got himself some company.Well, it is the best place to be on a lovely summer's day.

Albert Edelfelt -  Children playing on the shore, 1884
Leikkiviä poikia rannalla
Oil on canvas 90 × 107.5 cm (35.4 × 42.3 in) Ateneum, Helsinki

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Boy on the shore

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A thoughtful boy sitting close to the water. A favorite place for me, too - in summertime, of course. How I long for those days when it is warm enough to sit at rocks and splash my feet in the water...

Pekka Halonen - Boy on the shore, 1891-1893
Oil on canvas 45 × 36 cm (17.7 × 14.2 in)
Ateneum Helsinki

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For Father's Day

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A postcard for Father's Day, to celebrate the love and responsibility of fathers.

James Tissot - The widower, 1876
Oil on canvas
1,545 mm (60.83 in) x 1,140 mm (44.88 in)
Art Gallery of New South Wales, The Domain, Sydney

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  Tissot CC0016 Post Cards

söndag 17 februari 2013

Inula orientalis

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is the Latin name of  this flower (praktkrissla in Swedish).

The photo is taken at the end of the flowering period which gives it a special atmosphere. Also the day was closing, the sunbeams were coming from a low. An intensive goodbye...

A postcard for condolences, or for just showing sympathy.

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What is the fairy bringing?

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This charming painting by Sophie Anderson really had to become a birthday card, I felt. The fairy is holding something, she seems to be handing over it... a birthday gift, no doubt!

The image is also suitable for a smaller poster
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Inside left is a poem by Charles Ede. The same poem is also the rather long title of the Anderson painting. 

Inside left  Inside right 



Freia mousepad

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One of Rackham's illustrations to Wagner's Das Rheingold. The goddess Freia stands under a tree of apples with her cats by her feet.

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Beatrice mousepad

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In the background Dante himself, comforted by the red-robed figure of Love.

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lördag 16 februari 2013

Lovers in the middle ages

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I was browsing the category Couples in love in art at Wikimedia Commons and found this picture, from a medieval songbook. I especially liked the expression in their faces.

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Red tulips

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A very practical postcard! For those times when you really can't go to the celebration, but you still want to give a small sign that you care.

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Happy Easter!

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Found a funny old Russian Easter postcard yesterday. I tried to freshen it up a little and removed the Russian letters. But those can really be put back again, the Happy Easter text can be personalized so that everyone can say Happy Easter in his or her own language.

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fredag 15 februari 2013

Vivien mousepad

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Sandys CC0003 Mousemat

Send some art history

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A work of art and a little bit of knowledge, combined on a postcard, that is my idea today. An interesting detail about the work or the artist, a fact or some poetry, perhaps a quote, something that has a connection to the picture. Something for the brain, something for the eye...

söndag 10 februari 2013

Nu vill vi in... vad väntar du på?

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Klicka på bilden för att komma till bildspelet.

fredag 8 februari 2013

Fint väder idag

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packade till och med ner en termos med kaffe i ryggsäcken.
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torsdag 7 februari 2013

En sån här dag

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fredag 1 februari 2013

Manesse postcard #2

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Soon it is Valentine's Day.

I was browsing the category Couples in love in art at Wikimedia Commons and found this picture from a medieval songbook. I especially liked the expression in their faces, they were looking so kindly at each other.

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Codex Manesse CC0035 Postcards

Manesse postcard

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Soon it is Valentine's Day.

I was browsing the category Couples in love in art at Wikimedia Commons and found this picture, from a medieval songbook. I especially liked the expression in their faces, they were looking so kindly at each other.

Original image file
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Codex Manesse CC0035 Postcards