American artist Joseph DeCamp (1858-1923) created this moving portrait of his daughter Sally.
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Carl Larsson (1853-1919) often depicted his children and home in such works as A Day of Celebration. I’m returning soon!
No one is ever satisfied where he is…only the children know what they are looking for…. Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince The identity of both the subjects and artist of the moving portrait above is still not certain. Its painter might be Joseph Boze (1744-1826), a French portraitist, who also depicted the doomed royal pair […]
Love children especially, for they too are sinless like angels; they live to soften and purify and, our hearts as it were, to guide us. Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov Johannes Cornelisz Verspronck (c. 1603-1662) created the moving portrait above during what is often considered by art historians the Golden Age of Dutch Art; among his […]
A boy carries out suggestions more wholeheartedly when he understands the aim. Robert Baden-Powell French artist Paul Mathey (1844-1929) was admired for his portraits, including an up-close view of his son Jacques. British leader Sir Robert Baden-Powell (1857-1941) founded the Boy Scouts Association and the Girl Guides.
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 […]
It may be life is only worthwhile at moments. Maybe that is all we ought to expect. Attributed to Sophie Gengembre Anderson British artist Sophie Gengembre Anderson (1823-1903) was well known in her own time, especially for her depictions of children and women. She is gaining in popularity again, her works sometimes selling for high […]
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. A BEQUEST TO A CHILD THE WINGS OF IMAGINATION There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other wings.* Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Although he seemed to have had a […]
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. AN INVITATION FROM DEGAS MEET YOUNG MADEMOISELLE HORTENSE We were created to look at one another, weren’t we?* Edgar Degas The versatile Edgar Degas (1834-1917) created other subjects besides ballerinas. Although he never married nor had children, Degas has […]
EARTH POEM A CHILD’S HOMAGE TO SPRING It’s Spring Again. The earth is like a child that recites poems. Rainer Maria Rilke, Sonnets to Orpheus Belgian artist Theodoor Verstraete (1850-1907) focused on scenes of the countryside, particularly of peasant life. Although I have used the above excerpt from the poetry of Austro-Bohemian Rainer […]