Yesterday was the anniversary of the death of Jean-Baptiste van Loo. Though van Loo is not very well known today, he was frequently mentioned in late-19th and early-20th century dictionaries and encyclopedias of artists. His 1722 painting, "The Triumph of Galatea," is one of his better known works.
1. The van Loo family was quite the artistic bunch. Louis-Abraham van Loo, Jean-Baptiste's father, was a painter as well as art instructor to his sons. Jean-Baptiste's borther, Charles-Andre, also became a... READ ON