Swedish artist Anders Zorn (1860-1920), like John Singer Sargent, was a top international portraitist whose clients ranged from heads of state to heiresses like Virginia P. Bacon above, accompanied by her canine comrade.
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I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than a book!…. Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice British painter Edwin Henry Landseer (1802-1873) is usually identified as a master artist of animals, including the pets of Queen Victoria. However, as demonstrated above, he could also create a moving […]
Man with a Glove is one of Titian’s most famous portraits. I’ll be resuming the usual format in my next blog.
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. GILBERT STUART IN LONDON SKATING IN HYDE PARK ….on account of the excessive coldness of the weather…the day was better suited for skating than sitting for one’s portrait. William Grant Before he achieved fame for his portraits of George Washington and […]
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. LOST LOVES IN ART A BRIDE AND GROOM The Woodbine or the Honeysuckle represents True Love or Steadfastness of Affection. Graham’s American Monthly Magazine, 1813 Self-portraits by artists are common, but portrayals like Rubens and Isabella Brant, the Honeysuckle Bower are rare […]
WOMEN OF THE BELLE EPOQUE THE YOUNGEST BEAUTY Beware when you are combing it, In the nights and mornings, Shaking its splendor out. I bid you comb it carefully, For my soul is caught there, Wound in the web of it. Robinson Jeffers, To Helen About Her Hair (excerpt) Was […]
And thus the heart will break, yet brokenly live on. Lord George Bryon, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, Canto III Does this portrayal of French sculptor Jean Lemoyne by his countryman Ingres (1780-1867) remind you of a nineteenth century version of Elvis Presley? Lemoyne may not be as renowned today as […]
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. JOHN SINGER SARGENT—A CIRCLE OF FRIENDS A WEEK AT THE ART MUSEUM NEW 2015 EXHIBITIONS It’s Tuesday and why not meet the intimate circle of a master portraitist in Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends now at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Acquaint yourself […]
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. WHAT IS ART? THE ETERNAL QUESTION THE DA VINCI CLUE Here’s the second installment with another clue to the perennial mystery of art….. Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.* Oscar Wilde, Picture […]
Just because you have all been beaten by Wellington, you think he’s a good general. I tell you Wellington is a bad general, the English are bad troops, and this affair is nothing more than eating breakfast.* Napoleon, just prior to the Battle of Waterloo, 1815 Arthur Wellesley, the first […]