Throughout the history of art, women have fascinated artists, whether American Impressionist Joseph De Camp (1858-1923), whose The Listener above provides us with a unique view of a theatergoer, or Austrian painter Marianne Stokes (1855-1927) and her exotic portrayal of a Slovak Girl in Sunday Attire wearing a colorful, intricate costume, as well as French Impressionist […]
French Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) often created paintings of vases overflowing with unforgettable roses and other flowers as seen above. However, while below German Expressionist August Macke (1887-1914) focuses on just two geraniums defined with striking red colors.
Reposted blog. THE BLOSSOMING UNIVERSE FLOWERS UP-CLOSE & PERSONAL How about flowers that are constantly part of our lives, and yet can be overlooked or taken for granted. Or according to artist Georgia O’Keeffe, “Still—in a way—nobody sees a flower—really—it is so small—we haven’t time—and to make time, as to have […]
Although born in Canada, African-American artist Edward Mitchell Bannister (1828-1901) lived and worked mainly in Providence, Rhode Island, creating often moving tributes to nature. Note the contrast in mood and color between The Farm Landing above and Approaching Storm below.
Reposted blog. THE ART OF WATERCOLOR WINSLOW HOMER & THE COUNTRY GIRL I will live by my watercolors. Winslow Homer During the summer of 1878, American master Winslow Homer (1836-1910) created a series of bucolic scenes inspired by his stay at Houghton Farm in New York state, Although did he tend […]
Both American Impressionist Childe Hassam (1859-1935) and Dutch master Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) were drawn to architectural structures such as churches. For example the cathedral above by Hassam in Spain, dates from the Renaissance period, while the French church below by Van Gogh, combines Romanesque and Gothic styles. How would you compare each […]
Here are some insightful and creative responses of our Art Circle group! Thank you! Van Gogh is one of the most beloved artists in the history of art. But have you ever considered why? I’ve included some of my ideas and feelings below. How about you? Also, any favorite paintings by Vincent? Or subjects such […]
German artist Marie Ellenrieder (1791-1863) was an esteemed painter, known for her religious paintings. However, in these self-portraits, she decided to provide two different but unique perspectives of her character.
Reposted blog. CHILD ARTISTS THIS WEEK SELF PORTRAITS, FROM BOY TO MAN Intelligent, cultured, and handsome, Frederick Leighton was also considered a beacon of London society, moving in the highest social circles. But while his generous nature was remarked upon by all he met, many found it hard to penetrate […]
Back in May, the Art Circle group explored their thoughts and feelings about the works of art of iconic Vincent van Gogh. How about French Impressionist master Claude Monet? Of our mini-gallery below, are you drawn to a specific painting? Or perhaps more than one? How about type of location? Particular season? Or period of […]