Canadian artist Franklin Carmichael (1890-1945) was a leading member of the Group of Seven, active in the early part of the 20th century. Landscape was integral to Carmichael’s creative and spiritual vision. He was especially stirred by the vast wilderness of his country, from Ontario to Alberta where Bay of Islands from Mt. Burke […]
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Czech master Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) has become an iconic artist in the 21st century, with an internationally renowned museum in his native Prague attracting millions of visitors. Influenced by the decorative ingenuity of the popular Art Nouveau movement, his works often featured elegant women adorned in elaborate costumes and headdresses such as these […]
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. THE ART OF CHAMPAGNE PRAGUE’S ART NOUVEAU MASTER MUCHA White wine made from a blend of grapes, especially Chardonnay and Pinot, produced in Champagne, France. Free Dictionary I just returned from Prague and in honor of my trip to this cultural […]
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.
How many of us have a favorite house or street that we often like to walk by? Ukrainian Jakob Koganowsky (1874-1926) and Norwegian Harald Sohlberg (1869-1935) both provide us with detailed and striking views of buildings whether during the summer or winter months.
Anglo-Hungarian artist Phillip de Laszlo (1869-1937) was, like American master John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), an admired portraitist of the “rich and famous,” particularly royalty as well as the aristocracy including the mother of Queen Elizabeth II. Sometimes Laszlo painted generations of the same family such as the Duchesses of Portland, both the mother-in-law Winifred […]
Anglo-Hungarian artist Philip de Laszlo (1869-1937) earned an international reputation as a portraitist of the nobility and the wealthy during the first half of the 20th century. However, he could also depict animals with skill and sensitivity. Reposted blog.
American artist George Cochran Lambdin (1830-1896) and French master Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) were both flower specialists, celebrating all the seasons with floral bouquets including the delicate mallows below that bloom into mid-autumn.
Welcome in autumn with a seasonal offering of flowers by French artist Armaud Guillaumin.
French Impressionist Alfred Sisley (1839-1899) may not be as famous as his colleagues Monet and Renoir, but he also was in love with nature, recreating the luminous light and vibrant color of river scenes like the ones featured in this blog.