Ah the Brilliance of Oils – and Men Who Use Them

Posted: December 24, 2011 by HoarseMan in the Apomorphine, the Apostasy, the Apotheosis
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Public Domain images from WikiPaintings(an amazing new site in Beta), except as noted1 from top left:

  1. Corner of a Cafe Concert 1880 – Vincent Van Gogh
  2. Head of a Peasant with a Pipe 1885 – Van Gogh
  3. Head of Man 1886 – Van Gogh
  4. Self Portrait with Straw Hat and Pipe 1887 – Van Gogh
  5. Head of a Fisherman with a Sou’Wester 1883 – Van Gogh
  6. Man with Pipe and Eye Bandage 1882 – Van Gogh
  7. A Good Glass of Beer 1873 – Van Gogh
  8. Richard Meinertzhagen – Public Domain photograph – (from WikiMedia Commons1)
  9. Man Smoking a Pipe – James, McNeil Whistler c. 1859
  10. Fisherman with a Sou’Wester Pipe and Coal Pan 1883
  11. A Guard Room Interior with a Soldier Blowing Smoke in the Face of His Sleeping Companion – Gerard Terborch

1Caption of the same image in Garfield, Brian (2007) The Meinertzhagen Mystery, reads: “Richard Meinertzhagen in the Highlands, 1922″(from Wikipedia)

  1. eyeLaugh says:

    love it!!

  2. PictureS says:

    This pipe smoker likes this.

  3. Ron H says:

    @eyeLaugh – Thanks!
    @PictureS – It’s one of the reasons I wanted to be a writer since the age of ten or so…. I even tried it for a while in my 20s… unfortunately, it was overwhelmed by my ciggie habit. (Which, whew!, I shed about 13 years ago.

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