American artists Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) and Elizabeth Nourse (1859-1938) both spent most of their careers in France, where they established a reputation for their moving interpretations of the mother and child theme. Yet, as you can see, their approaches differed: Cassatt depicted middle and upper class subjects, utilizing an impressionistic style, while Nourse was […]
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IN LOVE WITH IMPRESSIONISM Winter is almost here in the northern hemisphere so why not escape into the always inviting world of Impressionism. For this Art Circle blog, the Impressionists will be featured including the members of the revolutionary group who held their first of eight exhibitions in Paris, beginning in 1874. Among the […]
In the middle of World War II, American icon Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), created four paintings inspired by President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms State of the Union Address given in 1941 (and quoted below). These works debuted on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post in early 1943, as part of the artist’s patriotic contribution to the […]
……There comes a festival season, When nature is all aglow— Aglow with mystical splendor That rivals the brightness of spring….. Emeline P. Smith, Excerpt from Indian Summer* The style of American artist Maurice Pendergast (1858-1924) is often marked by vibrant colors and impressionistic forms. Information about Emeline P. Smith is not available. *Journal of Education for Upper […]
Danish master L.A. Ring (1854-1933) is considered one of his country’s leading artistic figures, renowned for his remarkable realism. Included among his subjects was his wife Sigrid Kahler, who is portrayed both pregnant, surrounded by the fertility of spring, and in a reflective mood with her husband’s paintings in the background. While in his […]
American artist Thomas Eakins (1844-1916), famed for his skill as a portraitist, depicted his wife Susan Hannah Macdowell (1851-1938), a painter herself: from the early years of their marriage (above) to middle age.
Swiss born Felix Vallotton (1865-1925) and American Will Hutchins (1878-1945) offer us two unique and different interpretations of the autumnal season.
American artist Marsden Hartley (1877-1943) worked mainly in the first half of the 20th century, applying his knowledge of modern art styles to innovative interpretations of nature such as White Birches above, likely done in his native Maine.
Reposted blog. O hushed October morning mild, Begin the hours of this day slow. Make the day seem to us less brief. Hearts not averse to being beguiled, Beguile us in the way you know. Release one leaf at break of day; At noon release another leaf; One […]
American artist George Cochran Lambdin (1830-1896) and French master Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) were both flower specialists, celebrating all the seasons with floral bouquets including the delicate mallows below that bloom into mid-autumn.