A kind of spin-off of my Strange Tears community at Livejournal, but dealing with 20th century art as well as that of the 19th century. Even some photography. You won't find any abstract art here though. There will be nudes though, so if you have a problem with that you've been warned.
Godfried Schalcken (1643-1706), sometimes called Gottfried Schalken, Dutch painter especially famed for his ability to capture the effects of candle light. He’s outside the usual time range for this blog but I became interested in his work after seeing the 1979 BBC TV Schalcken the Painter, based on a short story by Sheridan le Fanu, a story inspired by Schalcken’s paintings.
Godfried Schalcken, Salome with the Head of John the Baptist, c.1700
Godfried Schalcken, Artist and Model Looking at an Ancient Statue by Lamplight, between 1675 and 1680
Godfried Schalcken, Pygmalion
Godfried Schalcken, portrait of Mary Stanhope, wife of Charles ffane, Viscount Fane (detail)
Godfried Schalcken, Young Girl with a Candle, between 1670 and 1675