Thursday, March 30, 2023

Rosa Bonheur - Horses

 Salvete Omnes,


I am closing this month of March with more maestra Rosa Bonheur's magnificent equestrian art - from the published catalogs (accessible on Archive), and her most famous Horse Fair from the MET in NYC:

MET's Horse fair - more here

Nota bene, my favorite, apart from, Gallica and Polish FBC, internet library  Archive is facing a significant legal challenge from book publishers - Hachette vs Internet Archive


Monday, March 27, 2023

Zygmnut Ajdukiewicz - a painter

 Salvete Omnes,

To the market with geese

May peace return to the people of Ukraine while my Moslem friends shall diligently celebrate the month of Ramadan until sundown April 20.

Easter is coming  - may peace come to the people of Ukraine

 alas,today we should take a quick look at the available works of Zygmunt Ajdukiewicz (1861-1917), the cousin of Tadeusz Ajdukiewicz.

first, this series of works that where illustrating the life of Tadeusz Kosciuszko, hero of Poland and USA, published in a book and can be had from the Polish national library site  Polona.

Kosciuszko's 'dworek - Mereszowszczyzna according to our illustrator

Kosciuszko and George Washington - American Revolutionary War

battle of Dubienka

Kosciuszko thanking his troops

Raclawice battle

Maciejowice battle and capture of Kosciuszko

and the genre paintings, including two from the National Museum in Warsaw

and a historical illustration - a knightly tournament