British master Sir Edwin Landseer (1802-1873) has immortalized the pets of Queen Victoria, particularly her dogs like smooth-haired Dackel (who lived to be 15). Few artists recreated animals with a combination of realism and a sensitivity for individual personality such as man’s (and woman’s) best friend represented above.
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How can we resist the portrait of a child, no matter what the time or period of history. Yet each artist creates his own interpretation: from the moving portrayal of peasant siblings by French academic painter William Bouguereau (1825-1905) to the rather intriguing relationship of the trio of sisters by British master John Everett […]
Often portraits are timeless—the sitters may be separated by centuries, yet they are connected by their humanity—and in these two cases, an enduring beauty. Both works of art are created by British artists, renowned for their skill as portraitists. Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788), for instance, is considered one of the major painters […]
British artist George Spencer Watson (1869-1934) was an accomplished portraitist, immortalizing his sitters with a remarkable realism, evident here in his depictions of his daughter Mary. In The Saddler’s Daughter, she is about 10, proudly representing her father who was a member of the Saddler’s Company, and below she is a more serious teenager […]
THE ART OF VALENTINE’S DAY—IN LOVE WITH LOVE! Ah l’amour!!! Here’s a special holiday Art Circle to celebrate the joy, the passion, and endurance of love, both visually and in writing. The featured artists constitute an international cast: Austrian Gustav Klimt (1862-1918); Frenchmen Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), Edouard Manet (1832-1883), Carolus-Duran (1837-1917) and Rene-Xavier […]
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 […]
Happy Holidays from British artist Arthur Hughes (1832-1915), who was commissioned to create this masterpiece of portraiture for patron James Leathart. Imagine organizing this Christmas moment celebrated by Leathart’s wife and numerous children.
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.
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), […]
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.