No small dabs of color—you want plenty of paint to paint with. John Singer Sargent American master John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) not only painted portraits of the wealthy and elite of late nineteenth century Europe and United States. Smoke of Ambergris, for example, done early in his career in Morocco, represents the artist’s interest in […]
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Painting is the most beautiful of all arts….. Paul Gauguin, Notes Synthethiques Before French Post-Impressionist Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) journeyed to Tahiti seeking new visions, he stayed with his friend and colleague Vincent van Gogh in Arles, France in autumn, 1888. The two often painted together, throughout the city and surrounding countryside, leaving for posterity a memory […]
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. Aldous Huxley, Music at Night Dutch Golden Age artist Gerard ter Borch (1617-1681) is remembered for his genre scenes of everyday life. Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) was a leading novelist and thinker of the first half of the twentieth century, writing several books including […]
Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruit. Samuel Butler* Winslow Homer (1836-1910), a major figure in American art, often depicted children during his long artistic career, especially when using the medium of watercolor. English author Samuel Butler (1835-1902) was a contemporary of Homer; among his […]
Man with a Glove is one of Titian’s most famous portraits. I’ll be resuming the usual format in my next blog.
Returning soon! Meanwhile, welcome autumn with a seasonal offering of flowers by French artist Armaud Guillaumin.
October has arrived and autumn, too!
While I’m gone, a gift of flowers by French Impressionist Eva Gonzales.
I’ll be returning October 7. Here’s another masterpiece by French master Ingres.