(Note: originally published on 2/14/2012.) For my Live and Learn class. Aline Charigot was only in her early twenties when Renoir so lovingly portrayed her in The Luncheon of the Boating Party (1880-1881) and he was most likely already smitten with the young seamstress from Paris. In fact, did the artist sense, as sometimes happens, that Aline was […]
(Note: originally published on 9/28/2012.) For my Live and Learn class. Her name was Suzanne Valadon (1865-1938): laundress, horse back rider, trapeze performer, model, and artist—-and by the way, the mother of renowned painter Maurice Utrillo. Maria as she was called then, met Laturec when she was only 18, probably around the time she posed for his […]
For the ART CIRCLE group and our upcoming discussion of Creative Routines….. DINING IN PARADISE WITH PIERRE BONNARD CREATIVE ROUTINES AT HOME Bonnard’s room seems a paradise in which to dream rather than to dine. Colors for all the senses vibrate and surprise as they multiply: lavender, tangerine, fuchsia, chartreuse, maroon, turquoise, ad infinitum. […]
When you think about it department stores are kind of like museums. Andy Warhol For the Art Circle group, here’s a blog on the art of shopping that we’ll be discussing on Tuesday. Let’s start at local shopping center, Pentagon City, inspired by the words of the Pop superstar, and approaching its advertising environment […]
French Impressionist Edgar Degas (1834-1917) was a talented portraitist, often depicting his contemporaries such as artist Victoria Dubourg (1840-1926) above. She was an accomplished painter of flowers (see: below), as well as spouse of another floral specialist Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904).
For my Art Circle group, a blog published back in late 2014. One of our topics re: our discussion of Creative Routines is food…… AN ARTIST’S PALATE: THE ART OF FOOD Are you ready for a feast, calorie-free, with no chance of indigestion? An Artist’s Palate: The Art of Food Through the Centuries is a […]
American master Robert Henri (1865-1929) was esteemed as both an artist and art teacher in New York City during the late 1800s and early 1900s. His wife who was also a painter, posed for this striking portrait.
Would you consider Vincent van Gogh’s pair of shoes which he painted in 1887, a self-portrait? Do they reveal Vincent’s personality? His character?
For my Circle of Art class that meets on Tuesday. This week mild temperatures are expected, but remember just seven days ago! You may be tired of snow at this point, but Monet tried to capture its many moods during the winter of 1874-1875. Here is a blog that I first published in […]
Canadian artist Tom Thomson (1877-1917) often created colorful and expressive landscapes of the wilderness areas of his native country.