French Realist Gustave Courbet (1819-1877) often created seascapes, giving the viewer a sense of the vastness of the ocean and sky.
French artist Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) was a master painter of floral arrangements in the latter half of the nineteenth century.
Both Christian Kobke (1810-1848) and Frederik Hansen Sodring (1809-1862), the subject of the memorable portrait above, were artists who worked during the Danish Golden Age of Painting (first half of nineteenth century).
I originally published this blog almost five years ago. Imagine if you owned Van Gogh’s The Starry Night? Where would you display this world famous icon of art? Maybe in the living room? Or would you prefer the dining room, or perhaps your bedroom? Georgette P. van Stolk, a Dutch woman from Rotterdam, once chose […]
Swiss/French artist Felix Vallotton (1865-1925) often created still lifes like Marigolds and Tangerines that are often marked by a striking realism. Yet do you sense an air of mystery as well?
French master Camille Pissarro (1830-1903), one of the founders of the Impressionists, was often moved by the changing landscape of the four seasons at Eragny, his home for almost two decades in northern France.
Spanish artist Joaquin Sorolla (1863-1923) is often referred to as an Impressionist. However, he worked in other styles as well and achieved a reputation as a portraitist.
Among the works of art by iconic artist Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) are several sketches and paintings of birds, from the universal sparrow to the colorful kingfisher to the graceful swift.
American artist N.C. Wyeth (1882-1945) was one of the most famous illustrators of his time, opening up the world of literature to all age groups, from Treasure Island to Robin Hood to The Last of the Mohicans. He also created individual art works, often of the Pennsylvania countryside near his home and the coast of Maine where he […]
French master Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) belonged to the generation of artists who succeeded the Impressionists, advancing the exploration of color, adding a new and vibrant palette.