Monday, 11 April 2011

We're moving

The Google AdSense Team has sent me an email warning me that this blog has pornography and/or adult content. As an example, they referred me to the 1932 label, where one may find these two paintings:

I was told that unless I remove those images they can not continue to allow me to display ads on that or indeed on any other of my blogs that also contain images of nudity - which is perfectly possible, seeing as I love art.

I would have liked to contact whoever is the decider in the AdSense team, to inform him/her that neither Tamara de Lempicka nor François-Emile Barrauda were pornographers, nor did they produce anything other than quality content (not to say there is no quality porn) - but the same mind that could not tolerate the sight of these works of art understandably will also not tolerate to be contacted. They appear to be spooked by many things with no rational motive.

In this the AdSense team is not alone. For example, the team in charge of supervising the content of blogs has become sadly known for its tendency to feel upset over gay sites (including those that, like mine, are not pornographic) deleting them without justifying so to their authors - which makes perfect sense for, in truth, how does one justify a morally indefensible aversion? How does one justify a prejudice?

Seeing as it's not possible to talk to these people, nor would they understand me if I did, and they'd just get emotionally stressed for nothing if I were to do so; and seeing as I would not wish to cause any more emotional distress to people who already worry themselves so much over things that don't matter, I thought it best to simply transfer all my blogs to Tumblr, something which was very easy to do and not a bother at all.

The new address is Old Paint and there I will continue to do much the same that I've been doing here. So if you've liked it so far, just follow the link.

I'd like to thank Blogger for having served me so well throughout these years and I hope those responsible for these reprehensible decisions stay on the meds. See you soon! :)

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Giovanni Battista Langetti, Samson, c.1660

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Giorgio Bonelli, Papavero Negro Poppy, 1772-93

Via Still Life, Quick Heart

Friday, 8 April 2011

N. C. Wyeth, Still Life with Pipe, ca. 1910

Via Flickr:
N.C. (Newell Convers) Wyeth [American Golden Age Illustrator, 1882-1945]

Patriarch of three generations of Wyeth-Hurd artists, including son Andrew Wyeth and grandson Jamie Wyeth.

Oil on canvas.

Brandywine River Museum

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Pia Valentinis, Strega

strega, originally uploaded by pia valentinis.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011


Hiroshige, originally uploaded by Gatochy.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Ling Jian, Sweet Bitter, 2007

Ling Jian, Sweet Bitter, 2007, originally uploaded by kraftgenie.

Monday, 4 April 2011

Juliette Aristedes, James

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Jansson Stegner, Sarabande, 2006

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Jacques le Moyne de Morgues, Dragon Arum with Butterfly, 16th century

Via Flickr:
Via Still Life, Quick Heart

Friday, 1 April 2011

John White Alexander, Study in Black and Green, 1906

Via Flickr:
John White Alexander (1856-1915).

Via My old world

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Julian Alden Weir, At the Piano

Julian Alden Weir, At the Piano, originally uploaded by Gatochy.

Click image for 579 x 699 size.

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Kenneth Frazier, Woman with a rose

Click image for 500 x 677 size.

Via Unreality Art

Monday, 28 March 2011

Konstantin Andreevich Somov

Konstantin Andreevich Somov, originally uploaded by Gatochy.

Click image for 640 x 471 size. Via Lonely Indian.

Konstantin Andreevich Somov (Russian, 1869-1939).

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Andy Warhol, Moonwalk (1, pink), 1987

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Albert Savereys, River, 1930-37

Friday, 25 March 2011

Koson, 1910

Koson, 1910
Koson, 1910, originally uploaded by Gatochy.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Thomas Hart Benton, Boomtown, 1928

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Grant Wood, The Appraisal, 1931

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Mary Fedden, Still life with amaryllis and fruit on a chair

Click image for 568 x 800 size. Via Richard Green

Mary Fedden, English, (born 1915).

Monday, 21 March 2011

Johannes Vermeer, A Young Woman Seated at a Virginal, c. 1670-72

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Mary Fedden, The Poppy, the Cat & the Compass, 2005

Click image for 609 x 667 size. Via Still Life, Quick Heart

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Ogata Gekko

Ogata Gekko, originally uploaded by Gatochy.

Click image for 666 x 500 size. Via 0rchid-thief

Friday, 18 March 2011

Pietro Liberi, Sleeping Endymion, circa 1660

Click image for 1024 x 539 size. Via Immediate Gallimaufry

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Giovanni Segantini, Goddess of Love, 1894-97

Giovanni Segantini, Italian, Symbolist (1858-1899).

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Rakuzan, 1934

Rakuzan, 1934, originally uploaded by Gatochy.

Click image for 832 x 556 size.

Sunday, 13 March 2011


Anonymous, originally uploaded by Gatochy.

Click image for 800 x 1092 size.

Saturday, 12 March 2011

John Bauer, Princess Tuvstar, 1913

John Bauer [Swedish painter and illustrator, 1882-1918].

Friday, 11 March 2011

Thomas Gainsborough, Mr and Mrs Andrews

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Umberto Boccioni, Self-Portrait, 1905

Umberto Boccioni, Italian, Impressionist (1882-1916)

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Giacomo Balla, The World's Fair at Night, 1900

Giacomo Balla, Italian, Post-Impressionist (1871-1958).

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Ferdinand Hodler

Ferdinad Hodler, originally uploaded by freeparking.

Monday, 7 March 2011

Frits Thaulow, River, c.1883

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Massimo Campigli, Seamstresses, 1925

Massimo Campigli, (born Max Ihlenfeld) Italian, Futurist, Cubist (1895-1971).

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Andrew Loomis

Andrew Loomis, originally uploaded by freeparking.

Friday, 4 March 2011

Paris Bordone, A Pair of Lovers, 1555-60

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Albrecht Dürer, Self Portrait at Twenty-Six, 1498

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Alberto Magnelli, Decorative Panel, Woman No. 2, 1910

Alberto Magnelli, Italian (1888-1971).

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Jan Toorop, O Grave, Where Is Thy Victory

Monday, 28 February 2011

William Degouve de Nuncques, The black swan

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Diego Velazquez, The Toilet of Venus

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Sandro Botticelli, La Primavera (Spring)

Friday, 25 February 2011

Sandro Botticelli, The Annunciation

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Charles Angrand, The Western Railway at its Exit from Paris, 1886

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

William Merritt Chase, Red gold fringed on the edge of Japan

William Merritt Chase, American, Romantic, Impressionist (1849-1926).

Monday, 21 February 2011

Sean Landers, Plank Boy Hurt, 2009

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Norman Rockwell, The Art Critic, 1955

1955 - the art critic - Norman Rockwell (detail)

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Alexandr Deineka, The Foro, Rome, 1935

Alexandr Deineka, 1899-1969.