Today is the birthday of American master Winslow Homer born on February 24, 1836. The Water Fan* is a brilliant example of the artist’s watercolor technique, created when he would winter in the Caribbean. *A glass bottomed bucket used to find coral.
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Birds have always fascinated artists, whether the familiar pigeons and sparrows depicted by Finnish painter Ferdinand von Wright (1822-1906) to the exotic heron interpreted with an elegance of line by Italian born, American master Joseph Stella (1877-1946).
American artist Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967) is often considered a visionary, yet his works of art such as The Luminous Tree are based in nature as well as the landscape of Ohio and upstate New York where he lived.
Who is the mysterious artist of this radiating star of harmonious colors and design? Likely a woman, living in 19th century New Jersey, utilizing a popular motif adapted throughout the rest of the United States.
A variety of materials were employed to create this complex wonder of vibrant colors and intricate patterns by the imaginative Kelsey Buck (1839-1901), who once resided in New Jersey
American artists John F. Peto (1857-1907) and William Harnett (1848-1892) were contemporaries and colleagues, specializing in trompe l’oeil still lifes, of super-realistic objects, creating a sense of optical illusion.
American artists John F. Peto (1857-1907) and William Harnett (1848-1892) were contemporaries and colleagues specializing in tromp l’oeil still lifes of super-realistic objects, creating a sense of optical illusion.
American icon Winslow Homer (1836-1910) is renowned for his depictions of the sea in a variety of climates, from the wintry, northern coast of Maine to the clear waters of the Caribbean.
American Cecilia Beaux (1855-1942) and Italian Giovanni Boldini (1842-1931) were both skilled and successful portrait artists, particularly of children. Fortunately, we have some information on the young subjects above: Dorothea and Francesca were children of close friends while the two boys below were the children of Ramon Subercaseaux, a Chilean painter as well as […]
SNOW, GLORIOUS, SNOW Welcome again to Art Circle! Winter is coming—actually it is almost here in the northern climates and arriving on Monday! Snow has often been a favorite subject of artists throughout art history, including: Japanese masters Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) and Hasui Kawase (1883-1957); French Impressionist Claude Monet (1840-1926); Americans Childe Hassam […]