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Painting moonlight Part 2

Moonlight is for swimming through, and I miss it now that I live in the city. The moon has too much competition here. You can’t dip your hands in it. It doesn’t pool at your feet.

Many contemporary nightscapes tend to overstate. As if lotsa of stars and glimmering equals magic and mysticism.

The night is elegant. Less is more. It’s magic is in what you can’t see.

Daybreak Eclipse by Max Ernst

Clausen, George; The Village at Night; Leeds Museums and Galleries;
The Village at Night by George Clausen

Night by Mikalojus Ciurlionis

Moonlit Beach by Leon Spilliaert

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Starry Night by Jean Francois Millet

See Part 1.

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The Antique Dress

The Antique dress by Thomas Eakins

The Antique dress by Thomas Eakins

When walking through PAFA’s museum this painting just about jumps off the wall and onto your shoulders. It hangs in a large room with walls covered in art salon style.

This painting is by Thomas Eakins, PAFA’s most celebrated former student and instructor.

I love it even though it strikes me as a little ridiculous. It’s eerie. The woman looks like a ghost out of an english horror story.

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Ectoplasm Skull collab with Negamidas!


It’s never too late or early for Halloween flair, so please check out my Ectoplasm Skull pins I collaborated on with enamel pin makers,!

They are in my site’s shop, meaning you can purchase them directly from me! I hope you like them. It was a lot of fun seeing an illustration translate into something new.

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Leopold Seyffert

Behold! The only two paintings I can find by Leopold Seyffert that I super dig! Seyffert was a PAFA student and also a teacher at Moore College of Art & Design. His painting career seems mostly centered around working as a portraitist. His portraits are skilled, and he was hired by and painted many notable people of the day. They get the job done, but they look like work to me. Does that make sense?

I was walking through PAFA’s historic building museum with one of my classes, and saw the below first painting. Of course, it’s much more beautiful in person. The colors, specifically the magenta, is vibrant. There is something Klimt-ish about it, and the Art Deco color scheme particularly appeals to me. The skin sparkles.


The Lacquer Screen

I assume these were painted as a pair. I can’t seem to find anymore work of his similar to these. I wonder what made him paint these, and why he didn’t seem to return to it. He did paint other nudes, but none of them, as far as I’ve seen, are as exciting as this pair.


Nude with Chinese background