It’s JOAQUIN SOROLLA DAY. I’m reposting this blog. IN MONET’S FOOTSTEPS SOROLLA—SPAIN’S FOREMOST IMPRESSIONIST I hate darkness. Claude Monet once said that painting in general did not have enough light in it. I agree with him. We painters, however, can never reproduce sunlight as it really is. I can only approach the […]
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Joaquin Sorolla (1863-1920) was a popular Spanish artistic figure working in both Europe and the United States in the late 1800s and early 1900s. A favorite subject was the beach where he often depicted his wife and daughters enjoying leisure time.
American icon Winslow Homer (1836-1910) spent 20 months in England, living in the village of Cullercoats where he often depicted the wives of the fishermen, engaged in daily labors.
California Impressionist Granville Redmond (1871-1935) expressed in oil the often spectacular beauty of the state where he resided most of his life. He also acted for Charlie Chaplin, who was an admirer of the artist’s works.
French Impressionist icon Claude Monet is often associated with luminous renderings of the often calm and serene Seine River. However, he had a strong bond with the sea, expressing the dramatic multi-colors of the striking cliffs of the coast of Normandy, where he grew up.
Impressionist Claude Monet (1840-1926) and American artist Winslow Homer (1836-1910) were contemporaries, both moved by the environment, immortalizing the dramatic power of a summer sunset whether on New England’s Atlantic coastline or France’s Seine River.
Japanese master Hiroshige (1797-1850) created a prodigious number of woodblock prints, including the dynamic view of the sea above.
French Impressionist master Claude Monet (1840-1926) loved the sea; the painting above is an early interpretation of this theme.
Australian Impressionist John Peter Russell (1858-1930) was a friend and colleague of artistic icons Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh, spending most of his career in France where he created the work above.
The End of the Season by American Impressionist William Merritt Chase (1849-1916), though created in another era, symbolizes the transition between summer and autumn. I often show it at this time of year on my arts everyday living blog.