French artist Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947), a contemporary of colleague Henri Matisse (1869-1954), primarily depicted domestic scenes. His figures often engaged in everyday activities such as writing correspondence, perhaps reminding us of a Vermeer.
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Italian Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli (c. 1445-1510) often created striking interpretations of women, whether internationally renowned works such as Primavera and The Birth of Venus as well as the memorable portrait above.
Every dog is a lion at home.* Henry George Bohn The work of Italian Florentine artist Agnolo Bronzino (1503-1572) is distinguished by the Mannerist style, that emphasized elongation of the features of his often aristocratic sitters. British publisher Henry George Bohn (1792-1884) was instrumental in popularizing studies in variety of subjects, from history to science […]
Solitude and reflection are necessary to give to wishes the force of passions. Mary Wollstonecraft* Dutch artist George Hendrik Breitner (1857-1923) painted often in the Impressionist style and worked with fellow countryman Vincent van Gogh, early in the latter’s career. Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) was a pioneer in supporting women’s rights in the 18th century. Her […]
AT THE DRESSING TABLE MIRROR THROUGH AN IMPRESSIONIST’S EYES Jewelry is not unchanging. Life transforms it and makes it bend to its requirements. Attributed to Coco Chanel Richard Edward Miller (1875-1943) was an American Impressionist, who created both in the United States and in France, including residing in Giverny, home of Claude […]
EDVARD MUNCH’S IDEAL PORTRAIT OF EVA, THE SOUL OF BEAUTY There will be pictures of real people who breathed, suffered, felt, loved. Edvard Munch, St. Cloud Manifesto, 1889 Women were an essential part of the art of Edvard Munch (1863-1941); among his models was Eva Mudocci, a talented British violinist whom he befriended. To view more […]
JEWEL OF THE NORTHERN RENAISSANCE A NOBLEWOMAN AT COURT The virtue of her looks Excels the precious stone; Ye need none other book To read, or look upon. John Heywood, A Description of a Most Noble Lady In what is modern Belgium, Rogier van Weyden (1399/1400-1464), Jan van Eyck, […]
Click on the work of art to ENLARGE or ENHANCE it. SUMMER IN MARCH CRIMSON ROSES, IMPRESSIONIST SUNLIGHT You love the roses—so do I. I wish The sky would rain down roses…. George Eliot, Roses American Impressionist Philip Leslie Hale (1865-1931) created the haunting Crimson Rambler at his home near Boston, where he lived […]
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. LEONARDO DA VINCI’S PRINCESS? OR PORTRAIT BY AN UNKNOWN ARTIST? I give the degrees of things seen by the eye as the musician does of the sounds heard by the ear. Leonardo da Vinci, The Notebooks of Leonardo (MacCurdy, 1938) Wouldn’t it […]