American painter William Stanley Haseltine (1835-1900) was nurtured artistically by the landscape tradition of the United States, often characterized by detailed, panoramic views, However, he spent the latter part of his career mainly in Italy, also recreating the spaciousness and beauty of sites such as Lake Maggiore above.
French artist Odilon Redon (1840-1916), a contemporary of the French Impressionists, was a creator of dreams like Flower Clouds, a fusion of the heavens and the sea. *pastel with touches of stumping, incising and brushwork on blue-gray wove paper with multicolored fibers altered to tan, perimeter mounted on cardboard.
SUNFLOWERS FOREVER, PART II This second installment of my tribute to Vincent van Gogh will focus on the two remaining sunflowers paintings of the four work series. Sunflowers and Repetitions The two largest canvases, 12 Sunflowers in a Vase (Neue Pinakothek Museum, Munich) and 14 Sunflowers in a Vase (National Gallery of Art, London) were […]
Danish master Peder Severin Kroyer (1861-1909) was one of the prominent figures of a group of mainly Scandinavian painters who spent summers along the sea in Skagen, Denmark. Kroyer’s painter wife Marie (1867-1940) often modeled for him in works like the one above.
Published from an earlier date. VAN GOGH AND SUNFLOWERS FOREVER, PART I No other artist is so closely identified with a flower, except perhaps Georgia O’Keeffe and the poppy. Other artists have contributed to the sunflower legacy in art. For instance, Claude Monet’s Bouquet of Sunflowers, done about 1881, predates Vincent’s series by […]
Artistic icon Henri Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) is famed for his depictions of the dancers and entertainers of the Moulin Rouge. However, he was also an insightful portraitist, especially of women, from all classes and backgrounds.
American Impressionist Childe Hassam (1859-1935) traveled throughout the northeastern part of the United States, immortalizing the changing landscapes of the seasons including the bright sun and color of springtime portrayed above.
French artist Edouard Manet (1832-1883) was always an independent spirit, forging ahead with the goal of capturing modern life, both in cosmopolitan Paris and the leisurely lifestyle of the countryside nearby.
American Impressionist Theodore Robinson (1852-1896) resided for several years at Giverny, France, befriending Claude Monet and learning about the new artistic style from the master. Unfortunately, Robinson died at the age of 43, a premature end to a creative and productive career.
Shoen Uemura (1875-1949) was a renowned Japanese female artist who often portrayed women, engaged in various activities from household tasks to the art of painting.