This still life by Spanish master Luis Melendez (1716-1780) contrasts to W.B. Gould’s work in a number of ways. For instance, how about the palette of colors? Or the overall composition? And the solidity of the forms, especially the melon? Do you feel as if you can almost touch the pieces of fruit plus the […]
I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. L.M. Montgomery (1874-1942), Anne of Green Gables
And all the lives we ever lived and all the lives to be are full of trees and changing leaves. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), To the Lighthouse
Blond Girl with a Rose was done almost 40 years after Reflection featured in today’s other blog. We do know the identity of this sitter. She was teenager Catherine Hessling, who would someday marry Renoir’s second son Jean (1894-1979), an award winning film director.
The French Impressionist icon Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) created countless portraits of women in many poses and moods throughout his lengthy career. In this case, he captures one of his models in a moment of reflection. Is she thinking of her true love?
Polish artist Stanislaw Wyspianski (1869-1907) was a a respected master of multi-art forms including visual art, poetry, playwriting, and design in his country. His portraits are particularly striking, each one unique in its colors and composition as well as overall feeling.
Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky. Kahlil Gilbran (1883-1931) Both John Fabian Carlson and L. Clarence Bell are considered Impressionists.
Art history is full of women artists who may not be as well known as they deserve. Among them are British artist Helena Arsene Darmesteter (1854-1923) who recreates the popular theme of mirror reflections above, while Welsh painter and writer Nina Hamnett (1890-1956) is immortalized with the symbols of her creativity below by UK colleague […]
Although a generation apart, French artists Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) and Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) both were fascinated with interpreting the objects of everyday living. Whether roses from the garden accompanied by impressionistic grapes and a rounded pear to an inviting plate of ripe, red strawberries.
Finnish women Maria Wiik (1853-1928) and Elin Danielson Gambogi (1861-1919) represented the first generation of female artists who were able to study art formally in both their native country and abroad in creative centers like Paris.