Japanese artist Kuroda Seiki (1866-1924) was influenced by both the artistic traditions of his native country as well as Western styles such as Impressionism. His interpretation of lilies is unique, representing the elegant flowers in a natural setting rather than displayed in the more standard vase.
Danish artist Carl Bloch (1834-1890) was especially admired for his religious themed works of art. However, Bloch also was an accomplished portraitist, in this case, capturing his subject actor Kristian Mantzius pausing for a moment of reflection in what is likely his favorite room.
I could find little information about Polish artist Leonard Winterowski (1868-1827). But whatever his artistic background, he certainly had a talent for creating a cozy corner, where one can savor a cup of morning coffee.
Reposted blog. This blog is the second installment of Vincent van Gogh’s celebration of spring in Arles in the South of France. A virtual exhibition that will enhance and enrich your life during this period of social isolation. THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SPRING IN ART: THE FLOWERING ORCHARDS VIRTUAL EXHIBITION, PART II […]
Reposted blog. THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SPRING IN ART A VIRTUAL EXHIBITION, PART I Yesterday was Van Gogh’s 168th birthday. Have you ever wondered how many Van Gogh exhibitions have been held in art museums throughout the world? Because of the coronavirus pandemic, some art museums and galleries are temporarily closed. However, we can […]
VINCENT IN PARIS Happy 168th Birthday, Vincent van Gogh! Vincent painted his own reflection some 35 times–more than 25 of these self portraits were done during his 2 years residing in Paris (1886-1888) with his brother Theo. All of the works below were created in 1887, demonstrating the variety of poses and […]
Often portraits are timeless—the sitters may be separated by centuries, yet they are connected by their humanity—and in these two cases, an enduring beauty. Both works of art are created by British artists, renowned for their skill as portraitists. Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788), for instance, is considered one of the major painters […]
Whether it’s spring or summer, gardens invite us into their realm of blossoming flowers and verdant trees. I could find little information on Polish artist Stanislaw Kamocki (1875-1944) but his painting above is overflowing with the bounty of nature. German Impressionist Max Liebermann (1847-1935) was honored in his native country for his creative contributions, […]
Music and painting have often enhanced each other. In this case, the instrument is the piano and the players are known. One of them is Emma, shown above, the wife of American George Bellows (1882-1925) who worked mainly in New York City at the turn of the twentieth century. Sophie Menter (1846-1918) below, […]
SPRING, A REBIRTH THROUGH ART Spring is finally here in the Northern Hemisphere! To celebrate its arrival, here’s a mini-gallery of spring themes, created by a variety of artists such as French Impressionists Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) and Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) plus their American counterparts Childe Hassam (1859-1935), Willard Metcalf (1858-1925), John Leslie Breck […]