AROUND PARIS Take another tour of Paris through the eyes of an international cast of artists, from Frenchman Edgar Degas (1834-1917), Swiss born Felix Vallotton (1865-1925), Spaniard Ramon Casas (1866-1932) and American Charles Courtney Curran (1861-1942).
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I love the night passionately. Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) He who contemplates the depths of Paris is seized with vertigo. Nothing is more fantastic. Nothing is more tragic. Nothing is more sublime. Victor Hugo (1802-1885) Night came on, the lamps were lighted, the tables near him found occupants, and Paris […]
Both American master Abbott Handerson Thayer (1849-1921) and Finnish artist Albert Edelfelt (1854-1905) painted the subject of siblings in the same year of 1884. The Sisters above by Thayer have been identified as Bessie (in front) and Clara Stillman (behind) in one of his most acclaimed portraits, while below Edelfelt enables the […]
Two American artists William Keith (1838-1911) and Winslow Homer (1836-1910) were contemporaries, who interpreted the vast landscapes of the United States, but on opposite sides of the continent. Keith, originally from Scotland, eventually settled in California where he painted the fiery sky of Mount Diablo at sunset, while Homer concentrated on the Maine coast […]
American artist John Frederick Peto (1854-1907) was a specialist in trompe-l’oeil (“deceived eye”), basically causing the viewer to mistake painted objects for reality. He often focused on books, letters, and newspapers recreating them with a variety of colors and textures arranged in creative, at times, unpredictable designs.
A previously published blog. Few artists have offered the viewer such a detailed and complete portrayal of his family as American John Singleton Copley (1738-1815). Created shortly after the painter’s move to Great Britain from his native Boston on the eve of the Revolutionary War, The Copley Family now hangs in the […]
American master John Singleton Copley (1738-1815) is considered the first major artist of the United State, yet he left his native country forever before he was 40. Mainly self-taught, Copley earned a reputation as the leading portraitist of colonial Boston, starting with Boy with a Flying Squirrel, a portrayal of his step brother Henry Pelham and […]
American artist Alice Kent Stoddard (1883-1976) spent most of her career in Philadelphia, establishing a solid reputation as a painter of portraits, landscapes, and sea scenes. Her distinctive and expressive brushstrokes are evident in Stoddard’s depictions of fellow artist Elizabeth Sparhawk Jones (1885-1968) and Fisherman’s Little Sister, as well as Monhegan Island, Harbor Looking Toward Manana, a view […]
JOHN SINGER SARGENT & THE ART OF FASHION American John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) was the portrait painter of the “rich and famous” of the Gilded Age, including members of royalty as well as millionaires (and their families). Few artists can rival Sargent’s flare for fashion, utilizing his creative skills to capture a […]
WELCOME IN JUNE! If French master Henri-Toulouse Lautrec (1864-1901) figured as one of the ground-breaking artists of posters in Paris, Edward Penfield (1866-1925) was the leading innovator in the United States. His calendars featured in this blog were considered works of art.