Reposted blog. A CHILD’S WORLD GERMANY’S MARY CASSATT A person’s a person, no matter how small.* Dr. Seuss *From Horton Hears a Who! Unfortunately, little information is available on Jacob Nobbe (1850-1919), a German artist whose penetrating portayal of his son Erwin (who later became a painter himself), may remind us of […]
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Impressionist icon Claude Monet (1840-1926) sometimes included his large family of eight children in the landscapes done around his home in Giverny. For instance above we can see Michel Monet and his stepbrother Jean-Pierre Hoschede, who were about the same age. While below is his depiction of two of his stepdaughters Blanche, an artist […]
French artist Jules Bastien-Lepage (1848-1884) created a range of subjects distinguished by their realism, from portraits (including renowned actress Sarah Bernhardt) to genre scenes like the memorable painting above.
Reposting of blog on theme of children. No one is ever satisfied where he is…only the children know what they are looking for…. Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince The identity of both the subjects and artist of the moving portrait above is still not certain. Its painter might be Joseph Boze (1744-1826), a French […]
French Impressionist master Pierre-Auguste (1841-1919) cultivated wealthy patrons who commissioned portraits of their families. However, banker and diplomat Paul Berard, whose daughter Lucie is depicted above, was also Renoir’s friend. Berard often invited Renoir to spend time at his estate, where the artist had the opportunity to paint Berard’s four children.
Here’s a chance to meet the children of Paul Berard. Reposting of earlier blog. A family album unfolds before us. The Berard children, like snapshots, move miraculously across the painted page. So lifelike, they seem to actually breathe, from the angelic baby sleeping soundly to the elder brother just below who studiously reads […]
Reposting of blog on Joseph DeCamp, another American Impressionist connected with the Boston School. American artist Joseph DeCamp (1858-1923) created this moving portrait of his daughter Sally.
American master Robert Henri (1865-1929) was not only a popular figure in the New York artistic world, but also considered a major art teacher of his times.
Austrian master Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) is usually identified with exotic works like THE KISS and PORTRAIT OF ADELE BLOCH-BAUER. However, Annerl above is a personal and intimate portrait, probably of Klimt’s sister Anna.
American artist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) is remembered as one of the late 19th century’s most accomplished portraitists. However, Sargent, like his French Impressionist friend Claude Monet (1840-1926) was also fascinated by the changing effects of color and light in natural surroundings, including the evening setting of Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose above.