Both American Impressionist Childe Hassam (1859-1935) and Dutch master Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) were drawn to architectural structures such as churches. For example the cathedral above by Hassam in Spain, dates from the Renaissance period, while the French church below by Van Gogh, combines Romanesque and Gothic styles. How would you compare each […]
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A PREVIEW OF THE SUMMER DOWN TO THE SEA American Impressionist Childe Hassam painted The West Wind, Isle of Shoals, from the perspective of an island or a boat. Do you feel as if you are in the middle of the sea? And be sure to CLICK on the work to both enhance and enlarge its color and size. […]
Reposting of a previous blog. SPRINGTIME IN PARIS AWAKENINGS ALONG THE SEINE A Light exists in spring Not present on the year At any other period When March is scarcely here. Emily Dickinson, A Light Exists in Spring Both American Impressionist Childe Hassam (1859-1935) and poet Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) were from New England. In […]
American Impressionist Childe Hassam (1859-1935) spent several summers on the Isle of Shoals, off the coast of New Hampshire and still can be reached by ferry.
While I’m traveling, you might enjoy a memory of autumnal New England by American Impressionist Childe Hassam (1859-1935).
American Impressionist William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) often portrayed women engaged in everyday activities including reading the newspaper (as seen above).
The subjects may be quite different: Eleanor above, the young daughter of American Impressionist Frank W. Benson (1862-1951) and the self-portrait of 30-something British artist George Richmond (1809-1896) below. Yet, the similarity of gestures links them visually demonstrating the universality of art.
I’m reposting a blog from six years ago while I’m away. Would you like to be a child again, if just for an afternoon? Free to play with your sailboat at the water’s edge; alone, undisturbed, without interference from siblings and friends. Girl with a Sailboat by Edmund C. Tarbell (1862-1938) is a symbol of […]
American Impressionist Childe Hassam (1859-1935) mainly depicted the landscape and environment of the eastern part of the United States. However he did manage to travel as far west as Oregon, where he immortalized the state’s famous peak, Mount Hood.
American Impressionist Childe Hassam (1859-1935) often spent summers on the Isle of Shoals, visiting his friend Celia Thaxter. How would you like to spend a hour or two in this colorful and yet rather confusing room? Look closely and you’ll see the woman concentrating on a favorite book.