Norwegian artist Christian Krohg (1852-1925) was renowned for his realistic style, often drawn to everyday subjects in the world around him. He also immortalized his family, such as his wife painter Oda (1860-1935) posing in the striking portrait above and with their son Per (1889-1965), in the intimate scene below. Later Per would follow […]
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Here’s another blog in honor of Berthe Morisot’s birthday on January 14. Manet’s portraits of Morisot are about how she looked, not just in the sense of her appearance but also in the sense of how she gazes at him. She is not merely the object of his vision but a respondent to his […]
It was Impressionist artist Berthe Morisot’s birthday yesterday and so let’s celebrate! January is the birth month of quite a spectrum of artists. Cezanne, for example who is considered one of the giants of Western art came into this world on January 19, 1839. However, I’d like to focus on two other January arrivals, […]
American artists John F. Peto (1857-1907) and William Harnett (1848-1892) were contemporaries and colleagues, specializing in trompe l’oeil still lifes, of super-realistic objects, creating a sense of optical illusion.
French Impressionist master Claude Monet (1840-1926) lived from 1878-1881 in Vetheuil. He painted several views of the village’s church from a small island in the Seine during the summer months.
Impressionist icon Claude Monet (1840-1926) often traveled outside his native France throughout his career, searching for new artistic subjects. However he was particularly attracted to the landscape of the Netherlands, capturing the brilliant multi-colors of the blooming tulip fields in spring.
Mirrors have often offered artists an opportunity to use their imaginations to create unique portraits, particularly of women. So enjoy the works of art of Russian-Ukrainian Apollon Mokritsky (1810-1870) and American Mary Cassatt (1844-1926), comparing the differences in composition and and style.
American icon Winslow Homer (1836-1910) is renowned for his depictions of the sea in a variety of climates, from the wintry, northern coast of Maine to the clear waters of the Caribbean.
AWAKENINGS IN ART, A YEAR OF SUNRISES Happy New Year! Art Circle continues with the theme of the sunrise to begin 2021! Among the artists featured are: German Romantic painters Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840) and Carl Gustav Carus (1789-1869); another German Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781-1841); American Hudson River School painter Frederic Church (1826-1900); and […]
American Cecilia Beaux (1855-1942) and Italian Giovanni Boldini (1842-1931) were both skilled and successful portrait artists, particularly of children. Fortunately, we have some information on the young subjects above: Dorothea and Francesca were children of close friends while the two boys below were the children of Ramon Subercaseaux, a Chilean painter as well as […]