American Impressionist Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) and French artist Edouard Manet (1832-1883) were contemporaries, both immortalizing in paint the leisurely activities of their time including visits to the garden and park, a popular pastime. Cassatt’s work above reflects her focus on children, the centerpiece of her career, while Manet introduces the viewer to his favorite […]
Author Archive | Joan Hart
RANDOM IMPRESSIONS WITH CASSATT A BOX AT THE PARIS THEATER Mary Cassatt is remembered best for her unforgettable depictions of maternal love, but she also was inspired by the audience at the Parisian theater. The above image is used solely for educational purposes.
The iconic paintings of French Impressionist Claude Monet (1840-1926) are celebrated throughout the world, from boating scenes along the Seine River, filled with sparkling sunlight to dramatic seascapes to enchanting waterlilies. However, some of his works are not as well known such as the apple trees above, rich with vibrant multi-colors or the petite young […]
Reposted blog. THE ART OF TRANQUILITY THROUGH AN ARTIST’S EYES Would you like to meet Jeanne-Marguerite, Monet’s cousin? Or the woman might be his aunt who, after his mother died, apparently became a maternal substitute to the young Claude. A painter herself, Madame Lacadre supported her nephew’s quest to become a professional artist. […]
Finnish artist Adolf von Becker (1831-1909) captured a variety of everyday subjects, from the stillness of a slumbering cat (do you see the little rat?) to the warm yellow of the blooming flowers (although I haven’t been able to identify the form in the lower corner on our right).
BE SURE to click on the painting to enlarge or enhance it. THE CURIOUS PUG, A CLOWN AT HEART THE ART OF THE DOG Pugs are eager to please you, but you must be warned they are clowns at heart. American Kennel Club British artist Briton Riviere (1840-1920) was a successful animal painter […]
British artist Edward Poynter (1836-1919) earned fame for his historical paintings. However, he also created some memorable interpretations of women such as the haunting A Day Dream above. Below is a portrait of his soon to be wife Agnes Macdonald, who was an accomplished pianist. Do you think she posed or at least was the […]
Reposted blog. “Lautrec’s picture, the portrait of a woman musician, is quite outstanding and has moved me deeply.” *Vincent Van Gogh *Quote of Vincent Van Gogh about Toulouse Lautrec (1864-1901) from Toulouse-Lautrec: The Theatre of Life by Matthias Arnold, Taschen, 1987, Cologne. The above image is used solely for educational purposes.
Numerous artists have depicted themselves throughout their careers, often providing posterity with insightful portrayals. American painter Will Hicok Low (1853-1932) gained a reputation as a muralist and these large scale works can still be found in the United States. While Quaker minister Edward Hicks (1780-1849) is one of America’s most famous folk artists, who […]
Reposted blog. Edward Hicks (1780-1849) was a Quaker minister from Pennsylvania who also worked as a sign and ornamental painter to supplement his income. However, The Peaceable Kingdom was a reoccurring vision of earthly harmony by the artist, based on the verses of Isaiah. It is estimated that Hicks created between 60 to100 interpretations […]