Sara was a frequent model of American Impressionist Mary Cassatt (1845-1926), who specialized in portraying children. In this portrait, Sara is particularly appealing. But is her fancy bonnet rather large for her?
Usually American Impressionist Mary Cassatt (1845-1926) focused on the relationship between the mother and child in her numerous art works. However, in The Boating Party, she introduces the rare male, who besides rowing the small boat, seems to be entertaining the small toddler gazing upward at him.
Robert Vonnoh’s Late Autumn is a mystery painting; I was unable to find its date and it seems to be privately owned. The location is also unknown. Did Vonnoh (1858-1933) paint it either in his native New England or France which he often frequented.
American Theodore Clement Steele (1847-1926) was an Indiana Impressionist, belonging to the Hoosier Group. When the Oaks are Red represents the height of autumn, illuminating the atmosphere in almost fiery colors.
Autumn is officially here in the Northern Hemisphere! American Impressionist artist Robert Vonnoh (1858-1933) divided his time between his own country and France. In the painting above, Vonnoh immortalizes the peaceful scenery of the Ile de France near Paris, with the mellow colors so typical of the fall.
Few artists can rival the depth and humanity of Russian portraitist Valentin Serov (1865-1911) who is considered one of his country’s great artistic masters. His subjects were often prominent: from the Romanov family including Czar Nicholas II to members of the aristocracy to leading figures in the arts. However perhaps his most moving portrayals […]
American artist Grant Wood (1891-1942) is renowned for his iconic American Gothic, a symbol of his Midwestern background. However, he also recreated the Iowan rural countryside, whether the rich, velvety fields of spring or the warm tones of autumn, a time of harvest and home.
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.