Paul Cezanne: Rideau, Cruchon et Compotier

Paul Cezanne: Rideau, Cruchon et Compotier (1893-1894) at Whitney Museum of American Art, USA

The still life oil painting titled ‘Rideau, Cruchon et Compotier’ (1893- 1894) by the Post-Impressionist French artist Paul Cézanne (1839-1906), is considered the most expensive still life painting in the world ever sold in an auction. Another oil painting that comes in the list of the most expensive paintings in the world is ‘Irises’ (Les […]

Lady Godiva, painting by John Collier

Lady Godiva (1898), oil on canvas painting by John Collier

Seen on the left is an oil painting, depicting a brave Anglo-Saxon noble woman who rode naked through the streets to mitigate the tax burden of the people of Coventry. It is the celebrated oil painting titled ‘Lady Godiva’ (1898) by the British writer and artist John Maler Collier (1850-1934). In modern times, her legend […]

Aphrodite of Menophantos, marble statue of Capitoline Venus

Marble statue Aphrodite of Menophantos - Capitoline Venus

The Aphrodite of Menophantos is a marble statue of the Capitoline Venus (type: Venus Pudica), signed by the Greek sculptor Menophantos in 1st century BC, found at the Camaldolese monastery of San Gregorio Magno al Celio (aka San Gregorio al Celio or simply San Gregorio), a church in Rome. The Camaldolese coenobites occupy the church […]

Red rose flower and the symbolic meaning of red color

Red rose flower: free desktop wallpaper

What color do you prefer for a rose flower? Does the sight of a woman in red dress make you go red? Let’s put it in another way. If you are to present a rose flower or a blossoming rose bud to your lover, date, or anyone dearest to you, what color do you prefer […]

The most expensive paintings in the world

Free photo: Diana and Actaeon (1556-1559) oil painting by Titian

Which is the most expensive painting in the world? Well, I must confess that I can’t say for sure. But, I can refer you to a list of most expensive paintings published by Wikipedia. While I was searching for some information on the price of oil paintings, and other related facts, I came across a […]

Gabrielle Diamond by Gabi Tolkowsky

Round Gabrielle Diamond, 3.17ct, by Gabi Tolkowsky

What you see in the photo here is the Gabrielle Diamond (Round, 3.17 carats) created by the world renowned master diamond cutter Gabriel S. ‘Gabi’ Tolkowsky. Tolkowsky created Gabrielle Diamond, the world’s first triple brilliant cut diamond, combining his experience and techniques used in cutting and polishing of De Beers Centenary Diamond (273.85 carats/ 54.77 […]

Mussaenda erythrophylla, the colorful garden plant

Flower of the plant Mussaenda erythrophylla, or Mosantha, the colorful garden plant

The flower that you see in the picture is the inflorescence of the plant Mussaenda erythrophylla, mostly found in African countries such as Ghana, Central African Republic, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Tanganyika, Nigeria, Uganda, Sudan, Togo, Zaire, Cameroon, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, and in several other parts of tropical Africa. This photo was taken by me […]

Hybrid Tea Rose Flower: Free Wallpaper-size Photo

Hybrid Tea Rose Flower: Free photo of wallpaper-size 1280 x 960

At one time or the other in your life you must have fallen in love with Rose. If you are so hard-hearted to say, “No”, you are most probably lying. OK, let us believe that there are some people who just do not love roses, no need to tell others why. But even to that […]

United Air Lines Boeing 767-300ER

Photo of Boeing 767-300ER landing at Heathrow Airport, London

The photograph here shows a Boeing 767-300ER passenger plane, owned by United Air Lines Inc., one of the largest airlines in the world. The company based in the United States. United Air Lines offers air travel connections to over 1,000 destinations spread over 170 countries. The Boeing 767 is a midsized wide body airliner with […]

Rough pastels background image of Meyer Lemon

Rough pastels texture for web-designers showing unripe Meyer Lemon image

I have been experimenting with the various possibilities the beautiful photo of the unripe Meyer Lemon fruit can give by doing simple things using Adobe Photoshop. I have created some quite interesting designs and textures of various sizes using the same photo. In fact there are thousands of possibilities, and some of the textures and […]