A painting is above all a product of the artist’s imagination. It must never be a copy. If, at a later stage, he wants to add two or three touches from nature, of course, it doesn’t spoil anything.* Edgar Degas French Impressionist Edgar Degas (1834-1917) not only created depictions of ballerinas in the studio […]
Dutch master Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) was a versatile artist, fascinated with a variety of subjects ranging from a herd of cows to an up-close view of crabs.
Reposted blog. In the wild, Brazilian marmosets live in small family groups of 3-15 individuals. Their day is spent socializing, and finding and feeding on gum, insects, lizards, snails, fruit, flowers, and nectar while staying alert to danger. Marmosets need extra care. They should not be kept as pets. Primate Society of […]
Australian artist Florence Fuller (1867-1946) traveled widely during her career, from Australia to South Africa to Europe. Well known in her own day, particularly for portraits and landscapes, her work eventually fell into obscurity. However, Fuller’s reputation is being revived; her artistic talent evident in the painting above.
Reposted Blog. E. Phillips Fox (1865-1915), the artist of the The Green Parasol above, might have been born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, but by his early twenties, he was living in Paris. He would spend several years in France, initially from1887-1892 and then from about 1908 -1913. The Green Parasol, […]
Impressionist icon Claude Monet (1840-1926) sometimes included his large family of eight children in the landscapes done around his home in Giverny. For instance above we can see Michel Monet and his stepbrother Jean-Pierre Hoschede, who were about the same age. While below is his depiction of two of his stepdaughters Blanche, an artist […]
Reposted blog. DREAM RIVER AT GIVERNY THROUGH AN IMPRESSIONIST’S EYES Touch us gently, Time! Let us glide down thy stream Gently,—-as we sometimes glide Through a quiet dream. Bryan Walter Procter, Poems of Home American Impressionist John Leslie Breck (1860-1899) returned often to Giverny, the home and inspiration of Claude […]
Little information is available on French artist Alphonse Osbert (1857-1934) including the location of the painting above. However, he was often inspired by the cycles of the sun and moon, creating romantic landscapes featuring mythological and religious figures.
SUNRISE IN PARADISE, MORNING IN HAWAII No alien land in all the world has any deep strong charm for me but that one, no other land could so longingly haunt me, sleeping and waking, through half a lifetime, as that one does. Mark Twain on Hawaii, 1889 Would you like to take […]
Today we are celebrating the works of art of Dutch artist Therese Schwartze (1851-1918) who spent most of her career in Amsterdam where she was born. The daughter of a painter, she was renowned as a portraitist, depicting a range of subjects from this poignant portrayal of three orphans above to members of the royal […]