“you don’t decide to be an artist, you just are.”

June 15, 2009 thescarletpoppy

as both of my parents are artists, i couldn’t escape art if i tried. i don’t have the passion or talent that they do for painting, but i do have a certain love for it and so here are a few artists that i adore (aside from my parents, of course).

Lord Frederic Leighton:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederic_Leighton,_1st_Baron_Leighton

1700-13214~Flaming-June-Posters

draft_lens1615478module13573337photo_1232576213Lord_Frederick_Leighton_Pavonia

leighton

lord frederic leighton-the painter's honeymoon

Leighton_The_Countess_Brownlow

Lord_Frederick_Leighton_FLL015

Kinuko Y. Craft

http://www.kycraft.com/how_i_work.html

11598710_1197793425_ma_Kinuko_y_Craft_Cinderella_12

23064179_1208584933_od_magic

0304 Thomas the Rhymer

craft_430

firebird-inprog-3

Kinuko2

Rebecca Guay:

(who is actually my cousin)

http://www.rebeccaguay.com/

346_BBcover

432_cupid-and-psyche

346_tombs-of-atuan

Frida Kahlo:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frida_Kahlo

frida_kahlo_the_little_deer_1946

kahlo460

kahlo-brokencolumn

Leonardo da Vinci

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Da_vinci

pi_329

news-graphics-2007-_653325a

leonardo-da-vinci-painting-cecilia-gallerani

Sandro Boticelli

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boticelli

botticelli

botticelli.venus

Claude Monet:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claude_Monet

parliament

capucines

Claude_Monet_-_Water_Lilies

Claude_Monet--Water_Lilies_1916

Claude_Monet_Le_bateau_atelier

Claude-Monet-Garden-Path--Giverny-207134

and his gardens at Giverny: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giverny

http://www.panoramiques.net/accueil.php?mots=giverny

John William Waterhouse:

http://www.jwwaterhouse.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_William_Waterhouse

John William Waterhouse(1)

(to learn more about the one above check out http://foundworks.wordpress.com/2009/06/16/hello-world/)

john_william_waterhouse_-_hylas_and_the_nymphs_1896-790677

John_William_Waterhouse_-_Mermaid

John-William-Waterhouse-Ophelia-133656

miranda

John_William_Waterhouse_-_Undine

7965_Boreas_Waterhouse_John_William

LamiaWaterhouse

Johannes Vermeer:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vermeer

Johannes_Vermeer_(1632-1675)_-_The_Girl_With_The_Pearl_Earring_(1665)

view_of_delft

vermeer_love_letter

and other random favorite paintings:

Lament for Icarus by Herbert Draper

Lament for Icarus by Herbert Draper

The Kiss by Gustav Klimt

Gustav+Klimpt+The+Kiss

Romeo and Juliet by Sir Frank Bernard

romeo and juliet sir frank bernard


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