British artist George Spencer Watson (1869-1934) was an ingenious portraitist, creating riveting images of his subjects—from the almost super-realistic style of the unidentified sitter of The Orange Dress to the more expressive rendering of modern dancer Clotilda von Derp.
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British artist Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898) was only 25 when he died, but he managed to create a wealth of works of art. His reputation as illustrator was based on his striking black and white drawings, known particularly for their elegant and fluid line. Among Beardsley’s famous authors was American literary master Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), […]
Victorian British artist John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1893) was an expert creator of nocturnal scenes, perfect for a Halloween night. Reposted blog.
British artists Ford Madox Brown (1821-1893) and Catherine Madox Brown (1850-1927) were father and daughter, both sharing the gift of creativity. You might want to compare their individual interpretations of girlhood according to elements of style (such as color, light and overall composition) as well as personality and spirit of each sitter.
Reposted Blog. ——————– Would you like to meet Lillie Langtry, an example of a celebrity circa 1878? A Jersey girl from the Channel Islands, Lillie was already the mistress of the Prince of Wales and acclaimed beauty when she posed for British artist John Everett Millais in the portrait above. Yet, Millais,has depicted […]
Flemish master Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641) was a prolific court portraitist, best known for his memorable depictions of the British royal family: from the doomed Charles I (who would later be deposed and executed) with his wife Queen Henrietta Maria to the couple’s children including the future monarchs Charles II (in the center […]
Reposted blog. A SELF-PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN “Considered as a painter of individuality in the human form and mind, I think Reynolds the prince of portrait painters.”* John Ruskin, art critic *Quote of John Ruskin about Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792) is from Great Artists: Annotated Guides, Robert Cumming, […]
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.
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 […]
Portraiture was experiencing a “renaissance” during the late 19th century and early 20th century. Two artists who contributed to this art tradition were British painter George Spencer Watson (1869-1934) and his American contemporary John White Alexander (1856-1915), who often emphasized the elegance and grace of their subjects. Yet, are you more inclined to notice […]