Although Albert Edelfelt (1854-1905) was Finnish, he spent time in Paris like many of his artistic contemporaries in the late 19th century. Known for his realism, Edelfelt invites the viewer into the middle of a lively (and undoubtedly noisy) group of children with their mothers and nannies on a sunny day in the famous Luxembourg […]
British artist Marianne North (1830-1890) pursued her love of nature and its exotic creations across the world, from Japan to Java to Jamaica, where she captured this unforgettable combination of plants, flowers, and butterflies.
British artist Marianne North (1830-1890) was a biologist and botanic painter, traveling across continents, to immortalize magnificent landscapes such as the view above of the Himalayas in the northern part of India.
Of all the Impressionists, Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) focused on the peasants of the French countryside, where he lived most of his career. In the work above, Pissarro creates a moving portrait of an elder gardener, almost tenderly holding the cabbage he has grown.
French artist Robert Antoine Pinchon (1886-1943) was greatly influenced by the Impressionists, portraying landscapes and gardens with the multi-colored palette he inherited from the older generation of Monet, Renoir, and Pissarro.
French master Henri Rousseau (1844-1910) is considered a Naive painter, basically a self-taught artist, whose magical works attracted Picasso and other modern art figures. The Eiffel Tower had only been constructed decades before and was an object of both fascination and derision.
French Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) decided to make umbrellas the theme of the work of art above, set among a Parisian crowd in the rain–a lively group of all ages. Do any of the figures particularly attract your eye? American John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) focuses on just two subjects, artists Wilfrid de Glehn (1870-1951) […]
Norwegian artist Asta Norregaard (1853-1933) was renowned for her portraits, her clients including Edvard Munch and the king of Norway. In this blog, Norregaard demonstrates her superlative skill at depicting women, ranging from the affluent to the peasant classes as well as her own self-portrait.
Impressionist Alfred Sisley (1839-1899) was born to British parents but spent most of his life in France. American Julius Le Blanc Stewart (1855-1919) was known as the “Parisian from Philadelphia” and like Sisley, made France the center of his art world. Both of them created riverscapes along the Seine, so calming and detached from the […]
Artists like Hungarian Jozsef Rippl-Ronai (1861-1927) and Brit Sir George Clausen (1852-1944) are able to penetrate the emotions of a child, with a depth as well as comprehension of the challenges facing the young.