Famous Oil Painting Location Photos Then and Now

Picabia, Francis — Francis Picabia Notre Dame The Effect Of Sunlight

Francis Picabia Notre Dame The Effect Of Sunlight

Notre Dame The Effect Of Sunlight Then & Now Photo and Oil Painting.

Notre Dame Cathedral has been painted many times by numerous celebrated, its play on light and dark shadows is outstanding. In this painting by Picabia, based on the perspective angel of the church, it is painted not looking from ground level but a higher location.

So we assume he took a rented a small room across the Seine at a hotel the nearby Place Du Petit Pont and from an upper floor room in the hotel, he sketched and painted this oil painting. Only from up high, can the perspective and angle of the cathedral be the same as in his oil painting. The height of the majority of Paris buildings is five or six stories tall.

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Picabia, Francis — Francis Picabia Port Of Saint Tropez Evening Effect

Francis Picabia Port Of Saint Tropez Evening Effect

Port Of Saint Tropez Evening Effect Then & Now Photo and Oil Painting.

A greatly changed modern interpretation from the original location of the old port of Saint-Tropez, on the right side of the photo you can see the Bailli de Suffren statue that is also on the right side of the painting.

Who is Saint-Tropez? Who has ever known a holy person named Tropez? In 55AD, one of Nero's centurions named Torpes refused to forsake his religion and was beheaded in Pisa. His body and head were placed in a boat, alongside a dog and a chicken. The creatures should eat his body and cover up the wrongdoing, however when the boat glided into the estuary of what was then called Athenopolis, the head and body were discovered in place. Evidently, the pooch watched over it and protected it. The town name was changed to Ecclesia Sancti Torpetis, and after the French Revolution, it became Saint-Tropez.

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Pissarro, Camille — Camille Pissarro Statue of Henry IV

Camille Pissarro Statue of Henry IV

Statue of Henry IV Then & Now Photo and Oil Painting.

At the point where the Pont Neuf bridge connects and crosses the Île de la Cité, there stands a bronze equestrian statue of King Henry IV of France, initially commissioned in 1614 and raised on its pedestal by Pietro Francavilla, in 1618. It was demolished in 1792 during the French Revolution but was rebuilt in 1818, following the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy.

Bronze for the new statue was acquired with the bronze from a statue of Louis Charles Antoine Desaix, and also from the statue of Napoleon in Place Vendome, which was melted down. The new statue was cast from a mold made using a surviving cast of the original. Many paintings of this statue and the small square on the island have been made by many different artists.

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Schiele, Egon — Egon Schiele Self Portrait With Black Clay Pot and Star Trek Vulcan Hand Salute

Egon Schiele Self Portrait With Black Clay Pot and Star Trek Vulcan Hand Salute

Self-Portrait With Black Clay Pot and Star Trek Vulcan Hand Salute Then & Now Photo and Oil Painting.

Was Egon Schiele's girlfriend, Walburga "Wally" Neuzil Jewish?

In 1911, Egon Schiele painted the oil painting Self-Portrait With Black Clay Pot, and this painting features him doing the Vulcan salute devised by Leonard Nimoy. The salute showed up in 1967 on the Star Trek second season opening scene, "Amok Time" The Vulcan “live long and prosper” salute is based on a blessing used by the Jewish Rabbi during the worship service, and was created by Nimoy, who drew on his on adolescence synagogue experiences for the inspiration.

The hand motion itself wasn’t the only part that was obtained from Jewish custom. The “live long and prosper” and the lesser known Vulcan traditional response of “Peace and long life” was based on the Jewish “Shalom Aleichem, peace be upon you”, and the traditional reply of “Aleichem Shalom, Upon you, be Peace”. The Vulcan salute is detailed in a mosaic in the Synagogue of Enschede, Netherlands. The building was built in 1927-1928 by request of the Dutch-Jewish Community of Enschede. The mosaic text reads "בשמאלה עשר וכבוד" ("in her left hand riches and honor"), which is a part of Proverbs 3:16.

In 1911, Egon Schiele met the seventeen-year-old Walburga (Wally) Neuzil, when he was 21 and she was only 17, she became his lover and model for quite a long while, depicted in a number of Schiele's most striking compositions. She moved in with him in Vienna and modeled for him. Very little is known of her; she may have before modeled for Gustav Klimt and might have been one Klimt's mistresses. Schiele and Wally wanted to escape what they perceived as the claustrophobic Viennese milieu and went to the small town of Český Krumlov (Krumau) in southern Bohemia. Despite the fact that Krumau was the birthplace of Schiele's mother, and now the site of a Schiele museum, he and his lover were driven out of the town by the residents, who objected to their way of life which included his alleged work of the town's high school young ladies as models.

Is it conceivable that Walburga "Wally" Neuzil was Jewish? Schiele and Neuzil met in 1911, the painting Self-Portrait With Black Clay Pot was also done in 1911. No one is going to pose with this very particular and uncomfortable hand sign, without someone showing Egon how it is done with the left hand. Considering that Schiele never set foot in a Jewish Temple to know about this gesture, the coincidence of him meeting Walburga and painting this hand sign both in 1911, suggests that he was showed how to do it, and incorporated it into the painting. The hand gesture is code for “riches and honor”, and considering he was only 21, starting out, she did the gesture as a means of encouraging him to greater riches and success, the same way you would give a thumbs up ok sign.

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Shinn, Everett — Everett Shinn Madison Square And The Dewey Arch

Everett Shinn Madison Square And The Dewey Arch

Madison Square And The Dewey Arch Then & Now Photo and Oil Painting.

The arch stood at the crossing point of 5th Ave. and Broadway in NYC. The painting is viewed from inside the park looking towards the side of the Arch.

The Dewey Arch was a temporary triumphal arch that stood from 1899 to 1900 at Madison Square in Manhattan, New York. It had been raised for the parade in honor of Admiral George Dewey to commend his triumph in the Battle of Manila Bay in the Philippines in 1898.

With just around two months left, it was decided to build the arch and its colonnade in staff, a material that had been utilized for the temporary structures of several World's Fairs. Modeled after the Arch of Titus in Rome, the Dewey Arch was decorated with the works of 28 stone carvers and topped by a large quadriga that showed four stallions drawing a ship. Around evening time, the arch was illuminated with electric lights.

After the parade on September 30, 1899, the arch quickly began to disintegrate. An endeavor to raise cash to have the arch rebuilt with more durable materials, as had been accomplished for the arch in Washington Square Park, fizzled, and thus the arch was demolished in 1900. The larger sculptures were sent to Charleston for an exhibit and were destroyed afterward. The left side photo of the Dewey Arch, the middle photo is the intersection today, and on the right is the oil painting by Shinn, painted from inside the park, looking towards the buildings on the left of the center photo.

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Sisley, Alfred — Alfred Sisley The Church at Moret

Alfred Sisley The Church at Moret

The Church at Moret Then & Now Photo and Oil Painting.

Alfred Sisley one of the most famous Impressionist artists lived in Moret Sur Loing from 1889 to 1899 and made several paintings of the town, including this church of Notre Dame which he painted no less than 14 different times in different seasons. This medieval town was a source of inspiration for Monet, Renoir, and Pissarro. Sisley is buried in Moret Sur Loing.

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Sloan, John French — John French Sloan Cornelia Street

John French Sloan Cornelia Street

2 Cornelia Street Then & Now Photo and Oil Painting.

This building situated on 2 Cornelia Street is situated in the heart of Greenwich Village, on the West Side of 6th Avenue, is an extraordinary flatiron-style building distinct from the encompassing low-rise buildings, Built in 1900 to house light manufacturing, workplaces, and artists studios, 2 Cornelia Street, was changed to a luxury condominium in 1981.

The atypical building structure is part of the appeal to occupants as the individual condos are uniquely laid out, with high 11 feet ceilings, and those on the sixth floor and above have open views of Greenwich Village and south-facing exposures all the way to lower Manhattan. It does not appear that much has changed. The building to the right of Two Cornelia Street is still there, the one thing that has disappeared is the elevated commuter train and its tracks.

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Thaulow, Frits — Frits Thaulow The Adige River at Verona

Frits Thaulow The Adige River at Verona

The Adige River Bridge at Verona Then & Now Photo and Oil Painting.

Frits Thaulow painted this oil painting in 1894. Having spanned the river for 2000 years, no one knew that 50 years after his famous painting was completed, that most of the bridge would be destroyed.

The Ponte Pietra, Italian for "Stone Bridge", once known as the Pons Marmoreus, is a Roman arch bridge crossing the Adige River in Verona, Italy. The bridge was completed in 100 BC, and the Via Postumia from Genoa to Aquileia passed over it. It is the oldest bridge in Verona.

It originally flanked another Roman bridge, the Pons Postumius; both structures gave the city on the right bank access to the Roman theater on the east bank. The arch nearest to the right bank of the Adige was rebuilt in 1298 by Alberto I Della Scala. Four arches of the bridge were blown up by retreating German troops in World War II, but it was rebuilt in 1957 with original stone materials.

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Turner, J M William — J M William Turner Lincoln Cathedral Church in England

J M William Turner Lincoln Cathedral Church in England

Cathedral Church At Lincoln Then & Now Photo and Oil Painting.

Lincoln Cathedral is in the town of Lincoln in Lincolnshire, England. In the vicinity of 1307 to 1311 had the central tower was raised to its present height. Then between 1370 to 1400, the western towers were elevated. Each of the three towers had spires until 1549 when the central tower’s spire blew down. For 238 years, it was the tallest building in the world.

The two tall spires in the painting were just added for semi-historical effect since they were not there for more than 300 years before Turner showed up to paint this scene. In fact, this cathedral at one point had 3 spires, not 2 as shown. Also, the gate entrance in the background in the painting is a different shape than the actual gate. So, Turner took a little artistic license in the representation of this scene.

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Turner, J M William — J M William Turner Alnwick Castle

J M William Turner Alnwick Castle

Alnwick Castle Then & Now Photo and Oil Painting.

The photo is taken from the bridge over the River Aln, the bridge is the same as in the painting although the castle is not quite the same. Baron of Alnwick erected the first parts of the castle in 1096 and was expanded over the centuries. Alnwick Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in England, after Windsor Castle. Canaletto also painted his Alnwick Castle At Northumberland in 1750, about 50 years before Turner.

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