Dominus Venustas

Art writer. Art reader. Art lover.
Art is a language. One that speaks of truth and of humanity. I am on a journey to discover the Masters of Art and shine a light on their greatness. By Jackie Honsig-Erlenburg

Anthony van Dyck, Self-Portrait, c.1630 / Portrait of Charles I, c.1633

The leading court painter in England in his day, Van Dyck was quite the courtier. He painted about forty portraits of King Charles I and thirty of his Queen. He was provided with a house on the River Thames by Blackfriars for city living and a suite of rooms at Eltham Palace as a country retreat. He lived more like a prince than a painter. …one could say he was a painter of princes or… a princely painter.

Either way, he had a fancy moustache. And looked quite the ticket! 

(Note to Readers: Marvellous Moustaches today for the beginning of MO-vember)

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