A Thousand Winds
 Welcome Insurgent, 1865, oil on board by Arthur Grottger, Polish, 1837-1867. National Museum, Krakow, Poland.
 Grottger used his art to fight for independence of his homeland, and was a leading representative of Romanticism in Polish painting. Working for magazines and newspapers, Grottger was known for illustrations in black and white, oils, watercolors and woodcuts. 

 Welcome Insurgent, 1865, oil on board by Arthur Grottger, Polish, 1837-1867. National Museum, Krakow, Poland.

 Grottger used his art to fight for independence of his homeland, and was a leading representative of Romanticism in Polish painting. Working for magazines and newspapers, Grottger was known for illustrations in black and white, oils, watercolors and woodcuts. 

 The Empty Glass, oil on panel, 1652, by Pieter de Hooch, Dutch Golden Age artist, 1629-1684. Museum Boijmans van Beuningen (formerly Museum Boymans) Rotterdam, Netherlands.
  De Hooch, a contemporary of Jan Vermeer, created 84 paintings. His skill was in light, color and perspective and many told morality tales. This painting is also known as Tavern Scene with Maid Trying to Fill the Glass of a Cavalier.
 What is exceptionally good are the colors and the drapery of the clothing. It is suspected our cavalier won’t be playing cards much longer.

 The Empty Glass, oil on panel, 1652, by Pieter de Hooch, Dutch Golden Age artist, 1629-1684. Museum Boijmans van Beuningen (formerly Museum Boymans) Rotterdam, Netherlands.

  De Hooch, a contemporary of Jan Vermeer, created 84 paintings. His skill was in light, color and perspective and many told morality tales. This painting is also known as Tavern Scene with Maid Trying to Fill the Glass of a Cavalier.

 What is exceptionally good are the colors and the drapery of the clothing. It is suspected our cavalier won’t be playing cards much longer.

 View of the Large Pond in the Park in Tsarskoye Selo, 1777, by Semyon Fyodorovich Shehedrin, Russian landscape painter, 1745-1804. The Hermitage St. Petersburg, Russia.
 Shehedrin studied in Russia and won a medal for his art and a grant enabling him to travel to Rome and Paris for further study. He was a professor and restorer of paintings at the Hermitage.
  The above work, an example of academic classicism, is pen and brush  with Indian ink, gouache and lacquer on paper pasted on cardboard.

 View of the Large Pond in the Park in Tsarskoye Selo, 1777, by Semyon Fyodorovich Shehedrin, Russian landscape painter, 1745-1804. The Hermitage St. Petersburg, Russia.

 Shehedrin studied in Russia and won a medal for his art and a grant enabling him to travel to Rome and Paris for further study. He was a professor and restorer of paintings at the Hermitage.

  The above work, an example of academic classicism, is pen and brush  with Indian ink, gouache and lacquer on paper pasted on cardboard.

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I watched this 4 minute video about how reintroducing wolves to Yellowstone park literally changed everything about the park and just sat there for another two minutes, mouth open and teary eyed and amazed. Definitely worth a watch. 

the world is awesome.

This made me teary eyed as well. It’s amazing.

 Eavesdropper with a Scolding Woman, 1655, oil on panel, detail, by Nicolaes Maes, Dutch, 1634-1693.
 A below stairs house maid listens to upstairs mistress of the house and certainly the gossip will begin.
 Maes was a pupil of Rembrandt. His early works were sentimental genre paintings, but he turned to brighter colors and fashionable portraits in the 1660s.
 This painting is in the Museo Thyssen-Bournemisza in Madrid, Spain.

 Eavesdropper with a Scolding Woman, 1655, oil on panel, detail, by Nicolaes Maes, Dutch, 1634-1693.

 A below stairs house maid listens to upstairs mistress of the house and certainly the gossip will begin.

 Maes was a pupil of Rembrandt. His early works were sentimental genre paintings, but he turned to brighter colors and fashionable portraits in the 1660s.

 This painting is in the Museo Thyssen-Bournemisza in Madrid, Spain.

 Winter Landscape with Hunters, oil on canvas by Lucas van Uden, Flemish, 1595-1672, Private Collection.
 Van Uden was known for his sweeping landscapes and it is thought the scenes were peopled by the hands of other artists. His sense of light and mood was most admired. There is no proof he worked for Rubens, but seems to have been strongly influenced by that artist.

 Winter Landscape with Hunters, oil on canvas by Lucas van Uden, Flemish, 1595-1672, Private Collection.

 Van Uden was known for his sweeping landscapes and it is thought the scenes were peopled by the hands of other artists. His sense of light and mood was most admired. There is no proof he worked for Rubens, but seems to have been strongly influenced by that artist.

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Theodor Philipsen (Copenhagen, 1840 - 1920); Gebäude im Tiergarten nördlich von Kopenhagen, 1882; oil on canvas, Lower Saxony State Museum, Hannover

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Theodor Philipsen (Copenhagen, 1840 - 1920); Gebäude im Tiergarten nördlich von Kopenhagen, 1882; oil on canvas, Lower Saxony State Museum, Hannover

 Davos, 1917, {{PD-1923}} by Ernst Kirchner, German, 1880-1938.
 Kirchner was an expressionist painter and printmaker and one of the founders of The Bridge group which led to the foundation of Expressionism.
 He volunteered for the first World War, but suffered a breakdown, was discharged and sought treatment in Switzerland.
 His work was branded as “degenerate” by the Nazis and over 600 of his works were sold or destroyed. Having lost his life’s work, he committed suicide in 1938 while living in Switzerland and fearing the Germans would invade that country. 
 In later years and relatively recently, there have been successful exhibitions of his paintings including in the United States and remaining works have sold for high prices.  

 Davos, 1917, {{PD-1923}} by Ernst Kirchner, German, 1880-1938.

 Kirchner was an expressionist painter and printmaker and one of the founders of The Bridge group which led to the foundation of Expressionism.

 He volunteered for the first World War, but suffered a breakdown, was discharged and sought treatment in Switzerland.

 His work was branded as “degenerate” by the Nazis and over 600 of his works were sold or destroyed. Having lost his life’s work, he committed suicide in 1938 while living in Switzerland and fearing the Germans would invade that country. 

 In later years and relatively recently, there have been successful exhibitions of his paintings including in the United States and remaining works have sold for high prices.  

 Before a Thunderstorm, 1791, oil on canvas by George Morland, British, 1763-1804. The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia.
 Morland exhibited at the Royal Academy in England at the age of 10. After 1781, he began living a wild life. In 1799, he was arrested as a French spy when, in reality, he was running from his creditors. Morland died in King’s Bench Prison in London where he was still painting while being held for debts.

 Before a Thunderstorm, 1791, oil on canvas by George Morland, British, 1763-1804. The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia.

 Morland exhibited at the Royal Academy in England at the age of 10. After 1781, he began living a wild life. In 1799, he was arrested as a French spy when, in reality, he was running from his creditors. Morland died in King’s Bench Prison in London where he was still painting while being held for debts.

 View of a Southern Port, oil on canvas by Adrien Manglard, French, 1605-1760.
 Manglard spent much of his life as a painter, draughtsman and engraver in Italy. There he concentrated on marine painting and enjoyed the patronage of leading Roman families. He was renowned as a marine artist and his fame spread to other nations.

 View of a Southern Port, oil on canvas by Adrien Manglard, French, 1605-1760.

 Manglard spent much of his life as a painter, draughtsman and engraver in Italy. There he concentrated on marine painting and enjoyed the patronage of leading Roman families. He was renowned as a marine artist and his fame spread to other nations.