Norwegian master Edvard Munch (1863-1944) is internationally famous for artistic icons like The Scream and The Madonna. However, he created some 2,000 paintings, plus numerous graphic works as well as drawings. On the Veranda, for instance, reflects his love for the northern woods of Scandinavia while Karl Johan in the Rain is one of Munch’s several interpretations of […]
Have you heard of American Impressionist John Otis Adams (1851-1927)? Born in Indiana, Adams studied abroad, both in London and Munich. However, Adams spent most of his career in his home state, creating a definitive body of work based on the changing landscape of the seasons. He belonged to the Hoosier Group, its members […]
British artist John Everett Millais (1829-1896) was a leading member of the Pre-Raphaelite movement, which often focused on historical and mythological subjects. However, the paintings featured here are of young girls including his two sisters-in-law (on the left) in Autumn Leaves.
Angels descending, bring from above echoes of mercy, whispers of love. Fanny J. Crosby (1820-1915) To love for the sake of being loved is human, but to love for the sake of loving is angelic. Alphonse de Lamartine (1790-1869) Abbott Handerson Thayer (1849-1921), American Marianne Stokes (1855-1927), Austrian
Born in Barcelona, Spanish artist Santiago Rusinol (1861-1931) was a friend and colleague of Ramon Casas (1866-1932). Like Casas, Rusinol was inspired by Paris, expressed in this poetic tribute to twilight on the Seine.
Spanish artist Ramon Casas (1866-1932) divided his time between his native Barcelona and Paris, then the center of the art world. Plein Air is set in the Montmartre section of the City of Light; its central figure, a stylish young woman, seems less interested in us, than the gentleman within her sights.
French Impressionist Edgar Degas (1834-1917) is the supreme artist of the ballet, creating countless works of dancers performing on the stage, symbols of beauty and graces. However, the work of art above offers us a rather unusual view of the curtain, actually descending on the ballerinas. What you think of this interpretation of the world of […]
French Impressionist Edgar Degas (1834-1917) was fascinated by the movement of horses, particularly the various stages of the races. In this case, the artist depicts the tense moments before the upcoming competition, when the jockeys are trying to control their anxious and restless mounts.
American Impressionist Willard Metcalf (1858-1925) roamed the hills and mountains of New England, immortalizing the beauty of the surrounding environment throughout the seasons. And experience nature in a new way!
The End of the Season by American Impressionist William Merritt Chase (1849-1916), though created in another era, symbolizes the transition between summer and autumn. I often show it at this time of year on my arts everyday living blog.