Canadian artist Franklin Carmichael (1890-1945) was a leading member of the Group of Seven, active in the early part of the 20th century. Landscape was integral to Carmichael’s creative and spiritual vision. He was especially stirred by the vast wilderness of his country, from Ontario to Alberta where Bay of Islands from Mt. Burke […]
Reposted blog. ….no Canadian landscape painter possessed a richer command of color and pigment than J.E.H. MacDonald….his brushwork is at once disciplined and vigorous. His best on-the-spot sketches possess an intensity and freshness of execution not dissimilar to Van Gogh.* Shortly after World War I, a circle of Canadian artists from the Toronto area […]
Czech master Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) has become an iconic artist in the 21st century, with an internationally renowned museum in his native Prague attracting millions of visitors. Influenced by the decorative ingenuity of the popular Art Nouveau movement, his works often featured elegant women adorned in elaborate costumes and headdresses such as these […]
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. THE ART OF CHAMPAGNE PRAGUE’S ART NOUVEAU MASTER MUCHA White wine made from a blend of grapes, especially Chardonnay and Pinot, produced in Champagne, France. Free Dictionary I just returned from Prague and in honor of my trip to this cultural […]
Asian art has always inspired Western artists including British artist Marianne North (1830-1890), known for her detailed and vivid botanical studies plus American Impressionist Joseph De Camp (1858-1923), who often focused on women in colorful costumes and interiors.
Reposted blog. THROUGH A JAPANESE WOMAN’S EYES THE BEAUTY & THE FIREFLY Don’t go, firefly! Even at night Kyoto is noisy. Issa Kobayashi Shoen Uemura, born in Kyoto in 1875, starred recently in an exhibition on Japanese women artists held at the Yamatane Museum in Tokyo. During her career, she was […]
How many of us have a favorite house or street that we often like to walk by? Ukrainian Jakob Koganowsky (1874-1926) and Norwegian Harald Sohlberg (1869-1935) both provide us with detailed and striking views of buildings whether during the summer or winter months.
Henriette Henriot was only 17 when French Impressionist Renoir (1841-1919) immortalized her in his vision of La Parisienne, a symbol of the chic French woman circa 1874. She’s definitely ready for the next shopping adventure in her smart, strikingly colored ensemble including the chapeau and tight fitting gloves. Soon teenage Henriette will be navigating […]
Anglo-Hungarian artist Phillip de Laszlo (1869-1937) was, like American master John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), an admired portraitist of the “rich and famous,” particularly royalty as well as the aristocracy including the mother of Queen Elizabeth II. Sometimes Laszlo painted generations of the same family such as the Duchesses of Portland, both the mother-in-law Winifred […]
Anglo-Hungarian artist Philip de Laszlo (1869-1937) earned an international reputation as a portraitist of the nobility and the wealthy during the first half of the 20th century. However, he could also depict animals with skill and sensitivity. Reposted blog.