In the Cafe (2008). Jerry Salinas (USA, 1967-).
Salinas began to study painting at the Art Institute of Chicago, going to America Academy of Art where he majored in Illustration and Painting. He is dedicated to a wide variety of topics as well as a variety of techniques ranging from painting to digital.
Reading (1890). Ilya Galkin (Russian, 1860-1915).
“To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.” -- A C Grayling, Financial Times (in a review of A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel)
George Willoughby Maynard
Paul Lucien Maze
Tavia Viglietti and Le Avventure di Pinocchio
MILLETT George Van
George van Millett
Get lost in books (by Martina~)
Reading at the window. Harold Knight (British, 1874-1961). Oil on board.
Together with his wife and painter Laura Knight, Knight moved to the Staithes Artist Colony on the Yorkshire coast where the art was characteristically of free brushwork in a bright Impressionist palette. During this important period in his development, Knight painted the daily activities of local Staithes fishermen and their families.
Mary Lapsley Caughey (1916). John Butler Yeats (Irish, 1839-1922). Oil on canvas. National Gallery of Ireland.
Harlequin has lovely eyes
And he seems so very wise.
Yet he bows him at my feet.
Finds my maiden kisses sweet.
All this goes to prove, I’m sure.
Men admire us demure;
Like us simple, good, and kind.
I please Harlequin’s mind.
He declares he can’t exist
Without kissing my small wrist.
So I think I’ll give him me.
All I have shall be quite free.
He shall have me for a prize.
Harlequin with lovely eyes.
Mary Lapsley Caughey, 1921.