AN IMPRESSIONIST FOR ALL SEASONS Alfred Sisley (1839-1899) is considered one of the leading artists of the Impressionist movement, along with his colleagues Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, and Degas, among others. Sisley’s works of art were dominated by landscapes, reflecting his love of the then often picturesque suburbs of Paris. His paintings […]
French artists Antoine Vallon (1833-1900) and Felix Vallotton (1865-1925) were both drawn to the sphere of the kitchen, whether the almost meticulous depiction of The Cook above or the mound of butter below sculpted with thick, expressive brushstrokes.
Austrian artist Hugo Charlemont (1850-1939) combines a portrait of his daughter Alice with the glories of nature, from several multi-colored arrangements of flowers to the spaciousness of the mountain landscape.
French artist and model Suzanne Valadon (1865-1938) learned the foundations of art from Impressionist masters such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir, obvious in her buoyant interpretation of blooming tulips.
Chairs play an important role in both of these works of art—from the rather humble furniture of In Family Surroundings by Norwegian painter Erik Werenskiold (1855-1938) to the unique scissor chair (its design dating from the second millennium B.C.) depicted in the mixed media work by German artist Max Handrick (1879-1925).
During the 19th century, women artists were making great advances, growing in number and influence. Both French Impressionist Berthe Morisot (1841-1895) and German-born Swiss painter Louise Catherine Breslau (1856-1927) often created domestic scenes including these portrayals of each one’s mother and sister. What do you think of the differences in style? And the […]
Tomorrow, February 25, French Impressionist icon Pierre-Auguste Renoir would be 180! Young Spanish Woman with a Guitar is a later work of the artist, revealing the warm, rich colors and solid form of that period. Can you almost hear her playing?
Today is the birthday of American master Winslow Homer born on February 24, 1836. The Water Fan* is a brilliant example of the artist’s watercolor technique, created when he would winter in the Caribbean. *A glass bottomed bucket used to find coral.
Birds have always fascinated artists, whether the familiar pigeons and sparrows depicted by Finnish painter Ferdinand von Wright (1822-1906) to the exotic heron interpreted with an elegance of line by Italian born, American master Joseph Stella (1877-1946).
Italian artist Luigi Russolo (1885-1947) is known best as an Italian Futurist, creating in a style influenced by the Cubist movement. However, In the Hills above is more representational, filled with vibrant colors and luminous light. Is it also magical in quality?