Reposted blog from 2015. SEEING CREATIVELY THROUGH AN ARTIST’S EYES Yesterday, I discovered this cloudscape at River Farms, my personal Giverny. Remembering favorite artists’ visions that always have inspired me: _____ Constable skies, a walk with Monet, sailing with Boudin, and ascending into the heavens with Russian master Kuindzhi. John Constable […]
French artist Eugene Boudin (1824-1898) was a master of seascapes and his art was an inspiration for the young Claude Monet (1840-1926), who worked with the older painter in their native city Le Havre in Normandy. Boudin also traveled to Venice and like so many painters through the centuries, captured in paint monumental landmarks […]
Reposted blog. ALONG THE CANALS OF VENICE VIEW FROM A GONDOLA Venice is eternity itself. Joseph Brodsky American master John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) is best known for his portraits of the super-rich and celebrities of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. However, the artist also created scores of works in both oil […]
British artist Edward Robert Hughes (1851-1914) was a talented portraitist as evidenced in the unforgettable portrayal above.* His contemporary American master John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) also is esteemed for his outstanding career in portraits depicting a range of humanity, from the rarefied world of royalty and aristocrats to the humble children of a local […]
British artist Edward Robert Hughes (1851-1914) created both portraits and more fantastical works like Night with Her Train of Stars, inspired by poetry. Reposted blog.
Polish artists Jozef Chelmonski (1849-1914) and Maksymillan Gierymski (1846-1874) were contemporaries, both known for their love of nature, reflected in their depictions of the different times of the day.
Polish artist Ludwik de Laveaux (1868-1894) was drawn to Paris, then the center of avant garde art, as a young artist. Place de L’Opera in Paris is one of the works he created, only a year or so before his death at the age of 25. Reposted blog.
In our previous blogs for Art Circle, landscapes and seascapes have been featured. However, portraits offer us an opportunity to explore the always fascinating subject of humanity, revealing the character and personality of the individual subjects, and in many cases, their spirits and even their souls. So meet the women and men as well […]
Finnish-Swedish artist Venny Soldan (1863-1945) was well traveled and studied in St. Petersburg as well as Paris. She married a poet and created a number of remarkable and endearing portraits of her two sons, Heikki and Antti.
Reposted blog. My children are the greatest happiness that has come to me, in my varied and somewhat tortuous career, and I am at an age now when they seem to me to be the most wonderful things life has to offer…they are now the all important center around which everything revolves; the sunshine […]