Although Russian artist Boris Kustodiev (1878-1927) was well traveled, he always returned to his native country. One of his strengths was portraiture, Here he depicts two very different subjects, the rather soulful Countess Grabowska above and his engaging daughter Irina, a favorite subject.
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A previously published blog. Few artists have offered the viewer such a detailed and complete portrayal of his family as American John Singleton Copley (1738-1815). Created shortly after the painter’s move to Great Britain from his native Boston on the eve of the Revolutionary War, The Copley Family now hangs in the […]
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 […]
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY WITH LOVE FROM MARY CASSATT American Impressionist Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) is the perfect artist to celebrate motherhood and the yearly celebration of Mother’s Day. Few painters can rival her portrayals of the maternal bond, particularly the love between mother and child. Yet, notice too the uniqueness of each work. […]
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 […]
In honor of Women’s History Month. THROUGH A MOTHER’S EYES For the breath of life is the sunlight……. Kahlil Gibran Skagens Museum, in which the striking Sunlight in the Blue Room now hangs, was founded in the early twentieth century by members of an influential art colony, located on the northern part of […]
French artist Henri Lesbasque (1865-1937) thrived in the creative milieu of his day, influenced by a variety of styles, from Impressionism to works by Matisse and Bonnard. Notice particularly Lesbasque’s use of rich color in his moving depiction of an intimate moment shared by his wife and daughter.
THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS ALL YEAR LONG THROUGH A CHILD’S EYES Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind. Mary Ellen Chase I’ve featured the works of Swedish painter and illustrator Carl Larsson (1853-1919) in various blogs over the years including several of his 8 children. So I assumed […]
Askeli Gallen Kallela (1865-1931) is considered one of Finland’s major artists. Although he created a range of subjects from historical works to landscapes, his portraits are particularly revealing, including his own son Jorma (1898-1939) who became a painter as well.
Because of being a woman Danish artist Nicoline Tuxen (1847-1931) faced many challenges to further her career. She was renowned for her still lifes, particularly her often exquisite interpretations of flowers. Although Tuxen could produce compelling portraits too.