portrait of varya adoratskaya (1914) by nicolai ivanovich fechin

ferdinand hodler

i have sorely neglected my proposed daily painting posts, but perhaps i can make up for it by showing you some beautiful portraits by swiss artist ferdinand hodler (1853 – 1918)

this & this

this old map & this painting by axel nilsson (which is currently on auction for close to R250,000 if you’re interested)

creamy highlights

daily paintings inspired by an image from the sartorialist clockwise from left: the sartorialist ; frederic leighton – gulnihal (1886) ; warren williams – conway castle

zinaida serebryakova

zinaida serebryakova (1884 – 1967) was among the first female russian painters of distinction. self portrait at the dressing table – 1909 portrait of dc lancere – 1910