Reposted blog. 130 years ago, Vincent van Gogh’s funeral was held on July 30, 1890, a day after his death. This blog will focus on the often powerful works of art he created during his last months at Auvers, France where he died. So enjoy this virtual tour of Vincent’s final gift to each one […]
Dutch artist Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912) was renowned for his historical paintings of Classical Greek and Roman themes. However, he also focused on floral poetry, apparent in the moving Still Life with Tulips above using an unusual arrangement of colors and flowers. You might want to click on Flag of Truce below for another interpretation.
Reposted blog. MONET & RENOIR FLOWERS OF THE SEASONS In the garden, Autumn is, indeed the crowing glory of the year, bringing us the fruition of months of thought and care and toil. And at no season, save perhaps in Daffodil time, do we get such superb colour effects as from […]
Few artists can rival Impressionist Claude Monet’s visions of gardens. Here Monet portrays a corner of the impressive estate of Montgeron, where he spent time immortalizing its beauty for owner Ernest Hoschede.
Danish artist Laurits Andersen Ring (1854-1933) was a popular figure in his country’s art world. A number of his paintings are distinguished by their clarity, realism, and depictions of everyday living.
Time for another Art Circle blog, featuring the theme of seascapes, a refreshing escape from the heat of summer experienced by so many of us now. So enjoy the multiple moods of the ocean, through the eyes of a variety of visionary artists such as Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer, Vincent van Gogh, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, […]
I was able to find little information on British artist George Crisp (1875-1916); he did seem to specialize in the subject of nests as seen above. Swedish painter Bruno Liljefors (1860-1939) was a master of wildlife themes, sensitively depicting a variety of birds such as the thrush below.
Reposted blog. HOPE IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS “Hope” is the thing with feathers – That perches in the soul – And sings the tune without the words – And never stops – at all – And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard – And sore must be the storm – That […]
French artist Henry Moret (1856-1913) is considered an Impressionist, recreating the beauty of nature with the colorful approach of Monet and Renoir, among others. A favorite locale was Brittany where he befriended and worked with Paul Gauguin.
Reposted blog. THROUGH THE EYES OF GAUGUIN THE ART OF HUMILITY Humility is perfect quietness of the heart…. Andrew Murray Before French Post-Impressionist master Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) traveled to Tahiti, the locale most associated with his work, the artist spent several years in Brittany, the inspiration for the painting above. Andrew Murray (1828-1917) […]