Mirrors have often offered artists an opportunity to use their imaginations to create unique portraits, particularly of women. So enjoy the works of art of Russian-Ukrainian Apollon Mokritsky (1810-1870) and American Mary Cassatt (1844-1926), comparing the differences in composition and and style.
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American master portraitist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) was often the choice of the aristocracy and monied classes of both the United States and Europe. However, he seemed to have a special affinity for children, especially of colleagues like fellow American artist Francis Davis Millet (1848-1912) whose son Lawrence engages us so directly. More than 20 […]
Although American icon Winslow Homer (1836-1910) is often identified with his dramatic seascapes, he also was inspired by the interior of the country. In Autumn, Homer takes us on a pathway in the woods, already transformed by multi-colors of the season. However, who is the elegantly dressed woman holding the equivalent of a bouquet of leaves? […]
Asian art has always inspired Western artists including British artist Marianne North (1830-1890), known for her detailed and vivid botanical studies plus American Impressionist Joseph De Camp (1858-1923), who often focused on women in colorful costumes and interiors.
American artist Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) spent most of her career in Paris, exhibiting with the Impressionists, their innovative style inspiring works like Girl in the Garden above.
Click on the work of art to enlarge it. Today we’ll be concluding our 4 part workshop series, Creative Art Journeys, with Artists‘ Self–Portraits: True Self, New Self (see; October 21 blog for more information on these programs). We’ll not only be exploring a variety of artists’ self-portraits, from Rembrandt to Van Gogh to […]