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, […]
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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 […]
I was unable to discover much information on British artist Thomas Edwin Mostyn (1864-1930). His style varied considerably from the rich, painterly multi-colored palette of the two paintings portraying dream-like gardens (possibly done in the 1920s) directly above and below, to an early work of art Unsolved, created about 1903 characterized by darker tones with an […]
British artist Edward Robert Hughes (1851-1914) was a talented portraitist as evidenced in the unforgettable portrayal above.* His contemporary American master John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) also is esteemed for his outstanding career in portraits depicting a range of humanity, from the rarefied world of royalty and aristocrats to the humble children of a local […]
British artist Edward Robert Hughes (1851-1914) created both portraits and more fantastical works like Night with Her Train of Stars, inspired by poetry. Reposted blog.
Reposted blog. ALL CREATURES MAINLY SMALL MAN’S BEST FRIEND AND TWO GUINEA PIGS If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off then a lot of humans. James Herriot, All Creatures Great and Small Have you heard of British […]
British artist George Spencer Watson (1869-1934) was a talented portrait painter, particularly evident in the work above. However, little information is currently available on this stunning work of art. Reposted blog.
Reposted blog. CHILD ARTISTS THIS WEEK SELF PORTRAITS, FROM BOY TO MAN Intelligent, cultured, and handsome, Frederick Leighton was also considered a beacon of London society, moving in the highest social circles. But while his generous nature was remarked upon by all he met, many found it hard to penetrate […]