Spanish Impressionist Joaquin Sorolla (1863-1923) is said to have been quite attracted to his subject, who might have been then popular singer Raquel Meller. While the identity of the pensive model of Portrait of a Woman with Black Hat by American artist Frank Duveneck (1848-1919) is unknown.
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HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY! THE ART OF FIREWORKS! Many ways to say goodnight. Fireworks at a pier on Fourth of July spell it with red wheels and yellow spokes. They fizz in the air, touch the water and quit. Rockets make a trajectory of gold-and-blue and then go out. Carl Sandburg, Good Night, excerpt Fireworks have been […]
American artist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) was a popular portraitist, commissioned to portray the rich and the famous of his time. However, in the last decades of Sargent’s career, he concentrated on nature, including scenic views of Majorca, off the coast of Spain.
Reposted blog. TRAVELS WITH JOHN SINGER SARGENT By the early 20th century, when internationally-acclaimed portraitist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) created this outdoor scene, he had tired of producing portraits of the super-rich and royalty in Europe and the United States, preferring to depict family and friends engaged in daily pursuits. […]
Although born in Canada, African-American artist Edward Mitchell Bannister (1828-1901) lived and worked mainly in Providence, Rhode Island, creating often moving tributes to nature. Note the contrast in mood and color between The Farm Landing above and Approaching Storm below.
Reposted blog. THE ART OF WATERCOLOR WINSLOW HOMER & THE COUNTRY GIRL I will live by my watercolors. Winslow Homer During the summer of 1878, American master Winslow Homer (1836-1910) created a series of bucolic scenes inspired by his stay at Houghton Farm in New York state, Although did he tend […]
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 […]
One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own Although early American artist Charles Bird King (1785-1862) was a skilled still-life painter, he is primarily remembered today for his portraits of Native-Americans. A Room of One’s Own by British writer Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) was her declaration […]
Reposting of a blog on the world of children. THROUGH THE EYES OF A COLLEAGUE OF CASSATT CHILDREN IN CHURCH ___________________ When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.* Ernest Hemingway Ohio born Elizabeth Nourse (1859-1938) was a contemporary of Mary Cassatt and like her fellow American colleague, spent […]
American master Winslow Homer (1836-1910) is best known for his powerful seascapes, especially in the later decades of his career. However, several of his earlier works are of young women, often fashionably dressed, engaged in various activities such as sewing portrayed above.