British artist Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898) was only 25 when he died, but he managed to create a wealth of works of art. His reputation as illustrator was based on his striking black and white drawings, known particularly for their elegant and fluid line. Among Beardsley’s famous authors was American literary master Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), […]
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Victorian British artist John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1893) was an expert creator of nocturnal scenes, perfect for a Halloween night. Reposted blog.
French artist Armand Point (1860, 1861-1932) was influenced by the Symbolist movement, evident in his two interpretations of autumn, combining ethereal models with dream-like surroundings.
Reposted blog. WHAT IS ART? DREAMS, VISIONS, AND THE PASSIONFLOWER I shut my eyes in order to see.* Paul Gauguin Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) expanded the boundaries of artistic expression with his emphasis on the power of dreams and imagination in the creative process. Or as he wrote in a letter to Andre […]
Swedish artist Helmer Osslund (1866-1938) often depicted autumn, emphasizing the warm and rich colors of the season apparent in the work above probably created in his native country.
Dutch icon Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) created some of his most expressive landscapes of autumn in his home country of the Netherlands. Poplars Near Nuenen was painted in Nuenen where he lived with his family for a few years in the mid-1880s. Another work of art produced during this period was the internationally renowned The Potato […]
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British artists Ford Madox Brown (1821-1893) and Catherine Madox Brown (1850-1927) were father and daughter, both sharing the gift of creativity. You might want to compare their individual interpretations of girlhood according to elements of style (such as color, light and overall composition) as well as personality and spirit of each sitter.
Reposted Blog. ——————– Would you like to meet Lillie Langtry, an example of a celebrity circa 1878? A Jersey girl from the Channel Islands, Lillie was already the mistress of the Prince of Wales and acclaimed beauty when she posed for British artist John Everett Millais in the portrait above. Yet, Millais,has depicted […]
The goal of Finnish artist Pekka Halonen (1865-1933) was to create an atmosphere of peace and contemplation, setting many of his paintings along Lake Tuusula where he resided with his family.