The painting "The Blue Boy" was purchased by Henry Huntington in 1921 for a then-record price of $725,000, which translates to more than $9.6 million in 2014. "Pinkie" was the last painting purchased by Huntington in the late 1920s for an undisclosed price.Know More
Both portraits hang close to each other in The Huntington Library in San Marino, Calif. "The Blue Boy" was painted by Thomas Gainsborough in 1770. Huntington bought the painting from the Duke of Westminster in England.
"Pinkie" was completed by Thomas Lawrence in 1794, and the portrait features an 11-year-old girl in a pink dress. The subject, Sarah Barrett Moulton, died a few months after the painting was finished. Sarah's younger brother, Edward, was the father of poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning.Learn more about Painting
Line, shape, texture and color are the major elements of painting. Painting is the art of using paint to reveal the visual appearance of events and objects. The compositional elements of painting lead the eye into a painting and retain an interest in the subject matter.Full Answer >
Monochrome paintings are composed of a single color or tone. Some definitions of monochromatic allow for the use of black and white as well. ?White Square on White? by Kazimir Malevich is a well-known example of a monochrome painting.Full Answer >
"Birmingham" is not a style of painting, but a city in Alabama. The phrase "Birmingham painting" is a reference to the song "Paint Me a Birmingham," written by Buck Moore and Gary Duffey. In the song, a man asks a painter at the ocean to paint him a picture, which he calls a "Birmingham."Full Answer >
The world's most famous and recognizable painting is the Mona Lisa. One of Leonardo Da Vinci's most prized paintings, the Mona Lisa took about 15 years to paint, starting in the early 1500s and finishing right before Da Vinci died in 1519.Full Answer >