Dahlias in a Delft Vase by one of art history’s great artists Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) is a work of floral perfection, enhanced by a vase from Vermeer’s native city of Delft.
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INTIMATE SPACES MATERNAL HARMONY, A MOTHER AND CHILD Conceive of a picture as a series of harmonies. Edouard Vuillard, Private Journal, 1890 French artists Edouard Vuillard (1868-1940) and Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) applied the warm colors as well as broken brush strokes of the Impressionists to create their own expressive interpretations of domestic life. The above image […]
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. THROUGH THE EYES OF GAUGUIN THE ART OF HUMILITY Humility is perfect quietness of the heart…. Andrew Murray Before French Post-Impressionist master Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) traveled to Tahiti, the locale most associated with his work, the artist spent several years […]
THE WORLD OF VAN GOGH THESE SHOES ARE MADE FOR WALKING? You cannot put the same shoe on every foot. Publius Syrus* Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) not only created portraits of people, but also of the objects around him, including the pair of shoes above. The words of […]
Please double–click on the images to enlarge or enhance them. Do You Understand Rodin?—The Enigma of Balzac Auguste Rodin’s Balzac in the Hirshhorn Museum Sculpture Garden has always intrigued me. I’m still not quite certain how to react to this work of art which Rodin considered the result of my lifetime, the pivot of my aesthetic. When I was […]
Please click on the works of art to ENLARGE or ENHANCE them. THE REAL GAUGUIN: FACT VS. FICTION, PART I Is it possible to know the real Paul Gauguin? Is he the self-proclaimed “civilized savage,” who impulsively deserted his family and business to pursue his vision of art? The cold-blooded womanizer, abandoning both French […]
Click on the work of art to ENLARGE or ENHANCE it. THE REAL GAUGUIN: FACT VS. FICTION COMING TOMORROW The above image is used solely for educational purposes.
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. Ah, to paint figures like Monet paints landscapes. That’s what remains to be done despite everything, and before, of necessity, one sees only Monet among the Impressionists.* Vincent van Gogh, letter to brother Theo The excerpt above is from a letter Vincent wrote […]
Click on the works of art to enhance or enlarge them. Have you ever looked at a painting and been surprised by its artist? “Is that really a Monet?,” you might say to yourself. “Or I can’t believe that is a Van Gogh!” Even if you haven’t had that experience, I have tried to find 5 works of […]
Click on the works of art to enlarge or enhance them. This week I thought I would focus on the Barnes Foundation, one of the most unique and challenging art museums I’ve experienced. Established in 1922 by Dr. Albert C. Barnes, a wealthy Philadelphia doctor and scientist, this collection is not only vast—including some 180 Renoirs—but […]