Ten of My Favorite Paintings

Here are Ten of My Favorite Paintings (and it was hard to do just 10!)

Please follow this link to  https://jeanmatthewhall.com/art-and-children/   to my guest post about how Art Benefits Children Cognitively, Socially, and Physically on Jean Matthew Hall’s blog, then come back here and look at ten of my favorite paintings and try some of the activities I suggest with your children.

The Lindisfarne Gospel, c. AD 700, made at the Lindisfarne Priory on Lindisfarne, Holy Island, off England’s northeast coast, the British Library, London

Chi Rhi page, Lindisfarne Gospel, public domain

The Arnolfini Portrait, Jan van Eyck, 1434, National Gallery, London

Arnolfini Portrait by Jan van Eyck, public domain

Puppy Playing with a Pheasant Feather, c. 1499, Yi Om, Korean, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Puppy Playing with Pheasant Feather, by Yi Om, public domain

The Hare, Albrecht Durer, 1502, Albertina, Vienna

The Hare by Albrecht Durer, public domain

The Philosopher in Meditation, 1632, Rembrandt, The Louvre, Paris

The Philosoper, Meditating by Rembrandt, public domain

The Milkmaid, Johannes Vermeer, 1658, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

The Milkmaid by Vermeer, public domain

The Oxbow, The Connecticut River near Northhampton, 1836, Thomas Cole, Metropolitan

Museum of Art, NYC

The Oxbow by Thomas Cole, public domain

Children on a Beach, 1884, Mary Cassatt, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

Children on a Beach by Mary Cassatt, public domain

Rouen Cathedral, 1892-1893, Claude Monet, Rouen Museum, Rouen, France

Rouen Cathedral, Facade and the Tour d’Albane, Gray Weather, Claude Monet, Rouen Museum

Moonlight, Wood Island Light,1894,  Winslow Homer, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Moonlight, Wood Island Light by Winslow Homer, public domain

This last one by Winslow Homer was painted in Maine–near where I grew up.

What are some of your favorite paintings?


4 thoughts on “Ten of My Favorite Paintings

  1. Jeanne Takenaka

    Kathy, what beautiful paintings you like. 🙂 I really liked the Milk Maid painting, as well. But there’s something about the shades and lines of The Philosopher I was drawn to. The curving staircase, the shadows and light near the window . . . I don’t think I’ve ever seen that one before.


    1. Kathy The Picture Lady Post author

      I agree, Jeanne! The curving staircase and shadows make this painting mysterious and intriguing, yet the light surrounding the philosopher makes him the real focus! Rembrandt is certainly one of my favorite artists! Thanks for taking the time to view these!

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