Norwegian artist Andrea Gram (1853-1927) has created a timeless floral still life above, combining the vibrant colors of the towering sunflower and energetic Indian Cress (also known as nasturtium). A Perfect Christmas Gift! Available via Amazon
Have you heard of Andrea Gram (1853-1927)? She was a Norwegian artist, who captures here a private moment in the emotional life of a woman.
And the sun set itself on such waves of ether That I just can’t comprehend Whether it is the end of the day, the end of the world, Or the mystery of mysteries in me again. Anna Akhmatova (1889-1966)
No, one must paint peasants as if one were part of them, as if one felt and thought as they do. Vincent van Gogh
Thanksgiving is over, but are you still hungry? However, are these three still lifes by early American artist Raphaelle Peale (1774-1825) actually appetizing?
Reposted from 2020 In the middle of World War II, American icon Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), created four paintings inspired by President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms State of the Union Address given in 1941 (and quoted below). These works debuted on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post in early 1943, as part of the artist’s patriotic […]
To celebrate Thanksgiving this year, we are featuring the wild turkey as depicted by artist and ornithologist John James Audubon (1785-1851) who recorded all bird species. But how much do we know about this notable American bird? For instance: The average male is 11 to 24 pounds, and 39 to 49 inches in length. And […]
Polish-Armenian artist Teodor Axentowicz (1859-1938) was a superlative portraitist, particularly in the medium of pastel, enabling him to capture the spirit of his sitters, no matter what their age.
French artist James Tissot (1836-1902) created a world of stylish women, often engaged in social activities ranging from midday luncheons to evening balls. However, the lovely subject of Young Lady in a Boat seems to be abandoned by her friends, both male and female—her sole company, a loyal pug.
French master Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) is often identified with Tahiti, where he created often enigmatic works like What’s New, in which the artist asks a question.