HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY WITH LOVE FROM MARY CASSATT American Impressionist Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) is the perfect artist to celebrate motherhood and the yearly celebration of Mother’s Day. Few painters can rival her portrayals of the maternal bond, particularly the love between mother and child. Yet, notice too the uniqueness of each work. […]
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Both American artists Winslow Homer (1836-1910) and Frederick Judd Waugh (1861-1940) were drawn to tropical locales such as Florida and Barbados, taking us from a stormy wind-tossed coast to the depths of a swamp with exotic birds.
American artist William Glackens (1870-1938) was also a member of The Eight who like his colleague Robert Henri focused on contemporary life. However, the women portrayed in The Soda Fountain date from later in the 20th century, dressed in the fashion of the 1930s. Glackens was also an admirer of Renoir and often incorporated the Impressionist’s warm […]
American master Robert Henri (1865-1929) was the leader of The Eight, a group of New York artists known for their realism. Henri was an especially accomplished portraitist; among his subjects was Jessica Penn, an actress and dancer with Ziegfield Follies.
Venice has always been a magical city for artists. Both French Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) and American Post-Impressionist Maurice Prendergast (1858-1924) utilized color in particular to recreate its monumental buildings and multiple bridges. For instance, Prendergast’s Ponte della Paglia vibrates with rich patterns of stain glass-like tones while Renoir’s Venice (Doge’s Palace) is defined by the luminous light […]
Seeing the world through an artist’s eyes expands and enhances our experience of daily life. What do you think of the difference between the interpretations of sailboats by French master Claude Monet (1840-1926) and American early Modernist Charles Demuth (1883-1935)? Decades separate these works of art, Monet’s Sailboats at Argenteuil representing the Impressionist style, […]
American artist George Hitchcock ((1850-1913) often painted the glories of flowers as is evident in Easter Sunday, in the delicate bouquet held by the young woman; the floral pattern of her costume; and the blooming field behind her. Hitchcock spent several years of his artistic career in the Netherlands where he probably created the work above. […]
Emil Carlsen (1853-1932) was born and grew up in Denmark, but emigrated to the United States around the age of 20. Carlsen is often admired for his remarkable still lifes. Note the variety of subjects and accompanying palette of colors, from the rather austere culinary objects of Study in Gray to the rich, decorative arrangement […]
Here’s a breathtaking portrait Irish Lad by Robert Henri who was a frequent visitor of Ireland. HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY! Reposted blog.
Musicians have fascinated painters, who often played instruments themselves. Notice, though, the different interpretations of German Otto Scholderer (1834-1902) and American Thomas Eakins (1844-1916), whether the rather dreamy violinist above or the cellist below absorbed in his playing.