Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Relevant Art

I love having art in my home, but I find I have a hard time finding art that is relevant to home life.  I'm a fan of images that calm and that idealize domesticity.... seems appropriate for a domestic setting to me.  More appropriate than war heroes or even still lives.  While my ideal is always to have an original, here are a  few I wouldn't mind a high quality print or reproduction of.  (I think I must have been hungry when choosing these.... most of these people are eating.)

Sharing a Meal, by Henry Jules Jean Geoffroy

The Breakfast Table, John Singer Sargent

The Honeymoon Breakfast, Daniel Knight

The Dinner Party, Jules Grun

One of the Family, Fredrick George Cotman

Fisherman's Family, George Bellows

The Hulsenbeck Children, Runge

The Happy Family, Ferdinand Georg Waldmuller

The Gilchrist Family Breakfast, William Wallace Gilchrist Jr

Ruspoli family from Italy (1806 or 1807), ?

Le Centre de la Famille, Paul Cesar Helleu

A Family at Table, 1938, Ivan Kulikov
A Peasant Family at the Table, 1882, Jozef Israels

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