Mirrors have often offered artists an opportunity to use their imaginations to create unique portraits, particularly of women. So enjoy the works of art of Russian-Ukrainian Apollon Mokritsky (1810-1870) and American Mary Cassatt (1844-1926), comparing the differences in composition and and style.
American icon Winslow Homer (1836-1910) is renowned for his depictions of the sea in a variety of climates, from the wintry, northern coast of Maine to the clear waters of the Caribbean.
AWAKENINGS IN ART, A YEAR OF SUNRISES Happy New Year! Art Circle continues with the theme of the sunrise to begin 2021! Among the artists featured are: German Romantic painters Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840) and Carl Gustav Carus (1789-1869); another German Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781-1841); American Hudson River School painter Frederic Church (1826-1900); and […]
American Cecilia Beaux (1855-1942) and Italian Giovanni Boldini (1842-1931) were both skilled and successful portrait artists, particularly of children. Fortunately, we have some information on the young subjects above: Dorothea and Francesca were children of close friends while the two boys below were the children of Ramon Subercaseaux, a Chilean painter as well as […]
HAPPY NEW YEAR! HAPPY NEW YEAR! KEEP DREAMING, CONTINUE IMAGINING!
Are you tired of winter already? Yet, the lake view above by Danish painter Johan Thomas Lundbye (1818-1848) is almost inviting, on a bright sunny day. Can you even imagine yourself sitting on the wooden bench? Or perhaps the empty chair next to Marie Kroyer, the artist wife of Danish master Peder Severin Kroyer […]
Here is another interpretation of winter by iconic Impressionist Claude Monet (1840-1926) which has an almost fairy tale quality to it. However, unlike the majority of his snowscapes done in France, this work was created in Norway, where he was visiting his step son Jacques Hoschede who was then residing in the northern country.
Few artists can rival French Impressionist master Claude Monet (1840-1926) in exploring the changing color and light of the seasons, including winter. You might want to compare and contrast this work of art, done near Monet’s home at Giverny, with his painting inspired by the Norwegian countryside featured in today’s other blog. […]
Around the same time, Dutch Golden Age master Rembrandt (1606-1669) and French Baroque artist Georges de La Tour (1593-1652) each created individual interpretations of the new born Jesus and his mother Mary. The use of contrasting light and shadow was popular during this period as a way to both define the figures overall as […]
THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS ALL YEAR LONG THROUGH A CHILD’S EYES Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind. Mary Ellen Chase I’ve featured the works of Swedish painter and illustrator Carl Larsson (1853-1919) in various blogs over the years including several of his 8 children. So I assumed […]