French Impressionist master Camille Pissarro (1830-1903), like his colleague Claude Monet (1840-1926), was dedicated to capturing the effects of changing color and light on landscape throughout his career. He knew well the environment of Louveciennes, a suburb of Paris, whether depicting the busy main road that passed his house to Versailles, or a quiet […]
Flowers are the remnants of paradise on earth. John of Kronstadt (1829-1908/1909) Severin Grande was a Norwegian artist (1869-1934)
A flower blossoms for its own joy. Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Odilon Redon was a French artist, (1840-1916)
Both Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) and Berthe Morisot (1841-1895) were contemporaries and important members of the Impressionist movement. Children dominated their works, whether the engaging young girl above, who might actually be Morisot’s own daughter Julie or the eight year old boy below, Charles Dikran Kelekian (1900-1982), someday an influential collector of antiquities.
American icon Winslow Homer (1836-1910) may have resided in Maine most of the year, but he often spent at least part of the winter in the warmth and sunshine of the Caribbean, particularly during the last years of his career. In the brilliant watercolors West India Divers and The Sponge Diver he focused on the local […]
Finnish artist Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931) may have spent most of his life in the northern climate of his native country, but he did travel to the dramatic landscape of New Mexico where he created the work above.
Have you ever seen a golden pheasant? If not, Japanese master Ito Jakuchu (1716-1800) allows us to gaze on their magical presence, in his superb series of silk scrolls, Colorful Realm of Living Beings, now in Tokyo, Japan.
American master John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), one of the leading portraitists of the late 19th and early 20th century, was a life long friend of French artist Paul Cesar Helleu (1859-1927). Helleu may not have achieved the fame of Sargent, but he was known for his depictions of fashionable, society women. In this blog, Madame […]
Have you heard of Danish artist Anders Andersen-Lundby (1841-1923)? He was a popular landscapist in his day, immortalizing the varying moods of the seasons. However, he often focused on winter scenes.
British artist Frederick Sandys (1829-1904) lived during the Victorian era, often producing poetic portraits of beautiful women evident in Grace Rose, its title probably referring to a type of flower. However, Sandys sometimes depicted prominent individuals such as Philip Bedingfeld who was a lawyer and judge. Yet do you notice the decorative panel behind him, particularly […]