If you are a fan of roses, here are two creative approaches by 1) French artist Gustave Bienvetu (1850-1916) who specialized in this elegant flower so beautifully rendered above, and 2) Irish painter Thomas Hovenden (1840-1895) who spent most of his career in the United States depicting a range of subjects, from still lifes […]
Reposted blog. GUSTAV KLIMT IN THE COUNTRYSIDE THE WONDER OF TREES & ROSES Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world. There is always something to wonder in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf. Albert Schweitzer, Dictionary of Proverbs Usually Viennese iconic artist Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) is associated […]
German master Franz Marc (1880-1916) worked in the colorful style of the German Expressionists, a group of artists who created mainly in the early 20th century. He was especially known for his spiritual portraits of animals, ranging from cats to deer to monkeys. He was killed during World War I, along with fellow painter August […]
Reposted blog. ALL CREATURES MAINLY SMALL MAN’S BEST FRIEND AND TWO GUINEA PIGS If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off then a lot of humans. James Herriot, All Creatures Great and Small Have you heard of British […]
Spanish Impressionist Joaquin Sorolla (1863-1923) is said to have been quite attracted to his subject, who might have been then popular singer Raquel Meller. While the identity of the pensive model of Portrait of a Woman with Black Hat by American artist Frank Duveneck (1848-1919) is unknown.
British artist George Spencer Watson (1869-1934) was a talented portrait painter, particularly evident in the work above. However, little information is currently available on this stunning work of art. Reposted blog.
Dutch artist Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) is considered one of the pioneers of modern art—his art defined as abstract, often without a recognizable subject. However in By the Sea, an early work, viewers can still discern the sea, the beach, and sky, depicted in broad areas of color and form. You might want to compare the more […]
Reposted blog. Colour expresses something by itself……. Vincent van Gogh’s passages on color in his letters to his brother Theo and other correspondents, not only complement some of his greatest paintings, but are sometimes works of art in themselves. He was very knowledgeable about color theory and studied the subject intensively. Here is just […]
French artist Eugene Petit (1839-1886) often interpreted bouquets of flowers with unusual sensitivity and feeling, apparent in the delicate arrangement of wildflowers above. Dutch icon Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) also created his own version of the same subject, utilizing vibrant colors and energetic brushstrokes.
Reposted blog. MOUNTAIN FLOWERS, ALPINE BLOSSOMS THROUGH A WOMAN ARTIST’S EYES The lovely flowers embarrass me, They make me regret I am not a bee- Emily Dickinson Alpenblumen or Alpine Flowers by Austrian painter Anna Stainer Knittel (1841-1915) expresses her love of the flowers of the mountain region where she was born and lived. Knittel had […]