Dutch master Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) was a versatile artist, fascinated with a variety of subjects ranging from a herd of cows to an up-close view of crabs.
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Reposted blog. In the wild, Brazilian marmosets live in small family groups of 3-15 individuals. Their day is spent socializing, and finding and feeding on gum, insects, lizards, snails, fruit, flowers, and nectar while staying alert to danger. Marmosets need extra care. They should not be kept as pets. Primate Society of […]
Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell. Emily Dickinson, Letter to Thomas Wentworth Higginson Have you heard of Dutch nineteenth century portrait painter Therese Schwartze (1851-1918)? I just discovered this striking work in the Rijksmuseum, the Netherland’s beloved museum. The poetry of New Englander Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) endures, ensuring […]
Reposting a previous blog. CELEBRATING DOGS IN ART: AN ARTIST’S TAIL Even if you’re not a dog lover, I hope you’ll still enjoy this virtual exhibition of our canine friends. I’ve decided to arrange this mini-gallery chronologically, from the 1600s to the twentieth century. You’ll encounter an eclectic mix of puppies, adults, occupants of […]
Another repost of an earlier blog for Leonardo da Vinci is always fascinating….. THE SMALLEST FELINE IS A MASTERPIECE.* LEONARDO DA VINCI And do you see the dragon? *Quote of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) from The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci, edited by Irma A. Richter. The above image is used solely for educational […]
Swiss artist Jean-Etienne Liotard (1702-1789) was especially esteemed for his remarkable pastel portraits of 18th century humanity, across the generations.
Dutch-Belgian artist Henriette Ronner-Knip (1821-1909) was a popular artist known for both her realistic and moving portraits of animals, especially cats.
British artist William Powell Frith (1819-1909) created his paintings in 19th century Victorian England.
German artist Hans Hoffmann (c. 1530-1591/92) was often inspired by Renaissance master Albrecht Durer (1471-1528), particularly his depictions of animals like the hare above. However, the forest environment is probably Hoffmann’s own creation.
Repost from 2013. Sir Edwin Landseer (1802-1873), the painter of Dignity and Impudence, was once a household name in England. His vivid portraits of animals were popular with the British, from middle class commoners to the members of the aristocracy. Queen Victoria was a particularly enthusiastic fan of Landseer, commissioning him to […]