Both Czech Franz Dvorak (1862-1927) and Brit George Dunlop Leslie (1835-1921) portrayed popular pastimes such as reading. Each work of art demonstrates the individual interpretation by each artist, from the young woman concentrating diligently on her book to the interaction between the mother and child (who was Leslie’s daughter) sharing the classic story […]
Tag Archives | art of reading
Australian artist Florence Fuller (1867-1946) traveled widely during her career, from Australia to South Africa to Europe. Well known in her own day, particularly for portraits and landscapes, her work eventually fell into obscurity. However, Fuller’s reputation is being revived; her artistic talent evident in the painting above.
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.
I could find very little information on French artist Albert Aublet (1851-1938).
Danish artist Christian Dalsgaard (1824-1907) was in the forefront of interpreting the folk customs and traditions of his country through the medium of visual art.