Art history is full of women artists who may not be as well known as they deserve. Among them are British artist Helena Arsene Darmesteter (1854-1923) who recreates the popular theme of mirror reflections above, while Welsh painter and writer Nina Hamnett (1890-1956) is immortalized with the symbols of her creativity below by UK colleague […]
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Romance was often a theme of British artist Marcus Stone (1840-1921), evident here in the emotional rendition of a young woman overcome by the power of love.
British artist Marianne North (1830-1890) pursued her love of nature and its exotic creations across the world, from Japan to Java to Jamaica, where she captured this unforgettable combination of plants, flowers, and butterflies.
British artist Marianne North (1830-1890) was a biologist and botanic painter, traveling across continents, to immortalize magnificent landscapes such as the view above of the Himalayas in the northern part of India.
Artists like Hungarian Jozsef Rippl-Ronai (1861-1927) and Brit Sir George Clausen (1852-1944) are able to penetrate the emotions of a child, with a depth as well as comprehension of the challenges facing the young.
British artist John William Waterhouse (1849-1917) based the majority of his works of art on Greek and Roman mythology as well as Arthurian legends. For example, Waterhouse illustrates the story of Thisbe from Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Forbidden to marry her lover Pyramus, she can only communicate with him through a crack in a wall.
British artist Lord Frederick Leighton (1830-1896) enjoyed considerable fame during his career, although his realistic, academic style was no longer appreciated in the decades after his death. However, his works of art are experiencing a revival today such as the moving Music Lesson above. The student on our right is identified as Connie Gilchrist, who later […]
Franco-German artist Philippe Mercier (1689-1760) spent most of his career in England—among his clients were the Prince and Princess of Wales. He also depicted scenes of music such as the concert above featuring a lively, multi-generational group of players and their instruments including a harpsichord, violin, cello, and flute.
British artist Rex Whistler (1905-1944) was a versatile figure in the art world as a painter, designer, and illustrator. Throughout his career, he produced several self-portraits including his depiction of himself as a member of the Welsh Guard during World War II. Whistler was trained as a tank commander, tragically killed in action in Normandy […]
Right now where I live in the Washington, D.C. area, the cicadas have come to visit us, waiting 17 years to make their appearance. For more than a week, whether I am inside our outside, I haven’t been able to escape their unrelenting sound. Vincent van Gogh wrote of his own audial experience of […]