Each time I think the song has ended….something higher and better begins for me. Hans Christian Andersen, The Flax American Impressionist William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) was a prolific artist who created a variety of subjects, from portraits to landscapes to genre scenes like The Song above. Danish author Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) is best known for […]
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SEEING CREATIVELY AMONG THE BUTTERCUPS Could I But Ride Indefinite As doth the meadow-bee, And visit only when I liked, And no man visit me. And flirt all day with buttercups, And marry whom I may, And dwell a little everywhere, Or better, run away.* Emily Dickinson Both American Impressionist Willard Metcalf […]
Although American Impressionist Willard Metcalf (1858-1925) traveled widely (including Monet’s home at Giverny), he returned to his roots in New England in his later career. The theme of landscape was his forte; studying and interpreting the changing seasons, he has portrayed so expressively in Midsummer Shadows and Le Sillon.
OCTOBER MORNING THROUGH AN ARTIST’S EYES I’m so glad that I live in a world where there are Octobers. L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables Lucy Maud Montgomery was a Canadian writer whose series Anne of Green Gables, about an orphan living on Prince Edward Island, still attracts a readership more than a […]
Boston is an oasis in the desert, a place where the larger proportion of people are loving, rational and happy. Juliet Ward Howe, The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe American Impressionist Childe Hassam (1859-1935) grew up in a Boston neighborhood and spent his early career in his home town. Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910), renowned for […]
Reposted blog. My children are the greatest happiness that has come to me, in my varied and somewhat tortuous career, and I am at an age now when they seem to me to be the most wonderful things life has to offer…they are now the all important center around which everything revolves; the sunshine […]
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 […]
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.