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Daily Snippet #10: Page 134 / 100 Words

James Allen Scott, and Alex Kasten. Where Will You Travel Next? Destinations in Paintings from the Kasten Art Collection. Printed in 2011.

Eugen von Blaas (1843-1931)

“As mentioned, many artists traveled to Italy to paint. One who moved there from his birthplace outside Rome and ended up calling it home was the popular 19th and 20th century Austrian portraitist and genre painter Eugen von Blaas who adopted Venice as his residence. The collection includes his portrait of “A Venetian Lady” which shows he was a master of the older school of Italian painting. Von Blaas’ works are in the National Portrait Gallery in London and the National Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney. His portraits of women focused on skin, hair, embroidered lace and other …”


A Venetian Lady, oil on canvas, signed ‘Eugen von Blaas 1899’ on the reverse


The Kasten Art Collection, amassed by the Kasten Family of South Carolina, includes works by British and European painters completed between the 1860s and 1920s.

Further information for your reading pleasure:

An exhibition of works in from the Kasten collection in 2014:  https://www.mcall.com/entertainment/arts-theater/mc-xpm-2014-06-28-mc-allentown-art-museum-kasten-collection-20140628-story.html

Wikipedia on the artist Eugen von Blaas: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene_de_Blaas

Eugen von Blaas (1843-1931) – self-portrait – wikipedia

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