I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenes—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, “This is what it means to be happy.” Sylvia Plath (1932-1963), American poet
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If a man who only paints the tree, or flowers, or other surface he sees before him were an artist, the king of artists would be a photographer. It is for the artist to do something beyond that. James McNeill Whister (1834-1903), American artist
George Luks (1867-1933) also depicted the leisurely activities of boating on the Hudson, near New York City, using vivid colors and luminous light.
American master George Luks (1867-1933) was a member of The Ash Can School, a group of artists based mainly in New York City, who generally focused on urban themes, often of working class subjects. However, The Miner symbolizes Luks’ Pennsylvania roots in the coal mining region of the Northeastern part of the state. In contrast, Portrait of a […]
What can poor mortals say about the clouds. John Muir (1838-1914), environmentalist
Finnish master Eero Jarnefelt (1863-1937), like others of his artistic countrymen, was drawn to the scenic beauty of Kangasala, surrounded by verdant forests and shimmering waters.
French artist Edouard Vuillard (1868-1940) painted Carton d’etudes late in his life, revealing what seems to be part of his studio. Do you notice the multiplicity of canvases combined with floral bouquets, defined by rich color, particularly the incredible blue tone.
French artist Edouard Vuillard (1868-1940) was a master of interiors, creating a multitude of canvases throughout his almost 50 year career. In this early work, done when he was 30, Vuillard mainly utilizes shades of brown, with the exception of the warm reds of the flowers.
French artist Jacques-Emile Blanche (1861-1942) was a popular portraitist of the rich, famous, and above all, the talented, from John Singer Sargent to Edgar Degas to James Joyce. The subject above was just 18 when the portrait was completed. Although Olga was officially born to an Italian nobleman, her real father might have been […]
Early Australian artist W. B. Gould (1801-1853) demonstrates his remarkable talent in portraying still life, transforming a vase of flowers and an arrangement of fruit into an extraordinary display.