To Ellen

This blog is made to the honor of my grandmother Ellen Elisabeth Thomsen who was a modern woman .
She was born in Randers in Denmark 1895 and died in Copenhagen 1976.
She had long salmon red hair down to her hips. It was braided and put up with lots of hairpins to make it look short.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Young men with red hair

Antonello de Messina


De Predis

Dutch artist unknown

Wolfgang Heimabach
Ulrik Frederik Gyldenløve

Johannes Bellini
Self portrait

Artist Unknown to me
Portrait of Johan the Second

Bernhart Strigel
Portrait of Louis the second of Hungary

Albrecht Dürer

It is strange that Dürer in all his portraits make the sitters squint.

Found this funny patchwork on the Internet ,where it's said to be Dürer's portrait of St.Sebastian
But it is so obviously made by different pieces of old paintings

Take a look at the  strange rhombus on the left arm.

Juan Carreno de Miranda
Portrait of Charles

Artist unknown found on E bay

Unknown artist
found on German Auction site

It's nice what one can find in auction sites of small masterpieces

This one is from E-bay

Joseph Whiting Stock
Portrait of Master Henry Field
Looks very similar to unknown person on the portrait above.

George Owen Wynne Apperley
Self Portrait
Where did he copy that hand from? I have seen it before! From Dürer?

And look another copy thief

Richard Warthen

Artist unknown
Found this in an online antique shop

George Lambert

Glyn Philpott
re blogged from

George Lambert

Excellent colors and surfaces.

Stanislaw Wyspianski

Johan Patrickny
Swedish Contemporary


Master of shapes and sensuality!


William Dobell
The Strapper

Peter  Samuelson
Red Pete standing

Henri Matisse

Well that was another post, do look from time to time on the older posts,
 I add pictures here and there all the time.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Red haired women with flowers

Aron Wiesenfeld
American contemporary

We women often lie around in flowers and rose petals, I do it 3 times a day!!! Well seriously, I think men are
sweet with their Romantic dreams.When we fill washing machines wash dirty pots and pans  and dry behinds on small kids from a dirty deeper, they still imagine us half naked in Rose petals! So this post is about redheads and this flower fantasy in all it's many expressions.

Louis Marie de Schryver

George Lawrence Bullieds


Antoon van Welie
also sometimes spelled van Wely

Carl Larsson
Look at this painting so few colors and so strong!

William Holman Hunt


Elisabeth Sonrel

Tatyana Fedorova

Walter Crane

Mary Bradish Titcomb

Delphin Enjolras

Emile Vernon

Roses has thorns,  so I wouldn't put them there!

Henry Meynell Rheam

Again one of this times when the artist got 2 pictures out of one idea.
Here underneath she is again but with blond hair

Henry Meynell Rheam


Karl Albert Buehr
"News from home"

Constant  Montald

Natalia Goncharova

Clara Weaver Parrish
"The red lily"

It is not easy to place the hands so they look natural, several of this painters had a
problem they could have solved better! I think they got kind of confused whether to express
tenderness,  shyness or just hold those flowers. It seems rather theatrical  
or directly wrong in some of the paintings.I guess it was so difficult for some,
 that they just chose not to show the hands! Problem solved!

Charles Edward Perugini

Paul Berthon
"Sarah Bernhardt"

Charles Edward Perugini

Dame Laura Knight
A very broad spectated artist
A very good Artist! Her motifs change all the time and they are very powerful,
 often seen from an unusual angle.
She has very few pictures with a main figure attention
There is nothing feminine about the way she paints.
She deserves the extra Dame!

Charles Courtney Curran
Betty Nevell

Charles Courtney Curran
"Among the Hollyhocks"

Portrait of  Miss Adele Donaldson

Spring by Franz Winterhalter

Conrad Kiesel

Henry Nelson O'niel

Diego Riviera
Portrait of Natasha Gellman

Alexandre de Riquer

Carl Larsson