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Girl Knitting (1888). Albert Anker (Swiss, 1831–1910). Oil on canvas. Anker's paintings depict his fellow citizens in an unpretentious and plain manner, without idealising country life, but also without the critical examination of social conditions that can be found in the works of contemporaries such as Daumier, Courbet or Millet.
Cumaean Sibyl (circa 1622). Domenichino (1581–1641). Oil on canvas. The Cumaean Sibyl was the priestess presiding over the Apollonian oracle at Cumae, a Greek colony located near Naples. Domenico Zampieri (or Domenichino) was an Italian Baroque painter of the Bolognese School, or Carracci School, of painters. Domenichino’s work represents what would become known as classic-idealist art, which aims to surpass the imperfections of nature by developing an “Idea of Beauty” (idea del bello).
Lesende Junge Dame. Carl Theodor von Blaas (Austrian, 1886-1960). Oil on canvas. Von Blaas studied at the Vienna Academy, the Munich Academy, and in Paris. During the early 1930s, he was active as portrait painter in London. The Nazi Regime in 1938-45 forbade him to paint. His paintings were very sought after among Austrian aristocracy.
Wistful Thoughts (1878). Gustave Jean Jacquet (French, 1846-1909). Oil on canvas. During the 19th century, people developed a vivid fascination with the past and paintings of bygone eras were in demand. Jacquet specialised in painting nudes, portraits and genre subjects in which he evoked the elegance of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. Works were exquisitely painted with every attention paid to detail; his use of colour is rich and vibrant and his rendition of luxurious cloth is outstanding.