“Lautrec’s picture, the portrait of a woman musician, is quite outstanding and has moved me deeply.” *Vincent Van Gogh *Quote of Vincent Van Gogh about Toulouse Lautrec (1864-1901) from Toulouse-Lautrec: The Theatre of Life by Matthias Arnold, Taschen, 1987, Cologne. The above image is used solely for educational purposes.
Click on the painting to ENLARGE it. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS A SELF-PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN “Considered as a painter of individuality in the human form and mind, I think Reynolds the prince of portrait painters.”* John Ruskin, art critic *Quote of John Ruskin about Sir Joshua Reynolds […]
“Enough of censorship….I want to break free.”* Gustav Klimt *Quote of Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) from Great Artists: Annotated Guides by Robert Cumming, DK Publishing Inc., 1998, New York. And Happy 150th Birthday, Gustav Klimt, especially in Vienna where city-wide festivities are being held today. Celebrate with our blog on Klimt, too. Artists’ Birthdays […]
“Modigliani reduced us all to….the vision within him…whereby he portrays his own image—not the physical appearance but the mysterious lineaments of his genius.”* Jean Cocteau (who can be viewed below) *Quote of Jean Cocteau about Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920) is from The Eye of Duncan Phillips: A Collection in the Making, authored by […]
Click on the two paintings to enhance them. “In the meantime I can tell you that the last two studies are rather funny. Number 30 canvases, a wooden and straw chair, all yellow on red tiles against a wall (daytime). Then Gauguin’s armchair, red and green, night effect, on the seat two novels and candle.”* […]
Click on Accent in Pink to enhance it. “Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammers, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause the vibrations in the soul.”* Wassily Kandinsky *Quote of Kandinsky (1866-1944) from Great […]
Click the work of art to enhance it. In honor of African-American artist William H. Johnson (1901-1970), this spring the U.S. Postal Services issued a stamp featuring his vibrant painting, Flowers. Johnson, who worked mainly in the first half of the twentieth century, expressed his vision of life utilizing a variety of styles. Flowers is […]
Click on the work of art to ENLARGE it. Gustave Courbet (1819-1877) was one of the most controversial figures of the mid-nineteenth century French art world for both his ground-breaking style of realism as well as his political views. Renoir, for instance, was an early follower, once describing Courbet as “the idol of the young […]
THE SMALLEST FELINE IS A MASTERPIECE.* LEONARDO DA VINCI And do you see the dragon? *Quote of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) from The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci, edited by Irma A. Richter. The above image is used solely for educational purposes.
“Women pervade Goya’s work. He was fascinated, obsessed with them and recorded all their aspects, actual and mythic, typified and individual…”* Robert Hughes *Quote about Goya (1746-1828) by Robert Hughes found in his May 27, 2002 Time article, “Art: Goya’s Women.” The above image is used solely for educational purposes. To explore […]