Today were are experiencing the pandemic of the coronavirus. However, sometimes, in moments of crisis, an artist will actually summon his greatest powers of creativity. Edward Hopper’s iconic NIGHT HAWKS is one of the results, done in the period shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor in December, 1941. In September, 2014, I posted a […]
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Cloudscapes by two unfamiliar artists (at least to me)—Polish painter Ignacy Jozef Protasewicz (1876-1917) and American Henry Lyman Sayen (1875-1918) who also was an inventor working with x-ray tubes.
American icon Winslow Homer (1836-1910) spent 20 months in England, living in the village of Cullercoats where he often depicted the wives of the fishermen, engaged in daily labors.
American master Robert Henri (1865-1929) was not only a popular figure in the New York artistic world, but also considered a major art teacher of his times.
American artist William James Glackens (1870-1938) is best known for his scenes of New York daily life in the early 20th century, creating a number of works of winter in the city.
Impressionist Claude Monet (1840-1926) and American artist Winslow Homer (1836-1910) were contemporaries, both moved by the environment, immortalizing the dramatic power of a summer sunset whether on New England’s Atlantic coastline or France’s Seine River.
American artist Albert Pinkham Ryder (1847-1917) is recognized today for his dramatic and often dream-like landscapes done mainly in the 19th century.
The ornate and decorative Still Life with Hummingbird is an early, more realistic work of art by American artist William Merritt Chase (1849-1916), who would later adopt an impressionist style.
American artist Charles Courtney Curran (1861-1942) often depicted gardens at the height of summer.
American artist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) is remembered as one of the late 19th century’s most accomplished portraitists. However, Sargent, like his French Impressionist friend Claude Monet (1840-1926) was also fascinated by the changing effects of color and light in natural surroundings, including the evening setting of Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose above.