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 […]
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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.
American master portraitist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) was often the choice of the aristocracy and monied classes of both the United States and Europe. However, he seemed to have a special affinity for children, especially of colleagues like fellow American artist Francis Davis Millet (1848-1912) whose son Lawrence engages us so directly. More than 20 […]
Reposted blog. REDISCOVERING WOMEN ARTISTS JUDITH LEYSTER The Dutch artist Judith Leyster, for example, was extremely successful in her day as a portrait and genre specialist. But her reputation soon faded after her death, until 1893, when the Dutch art historian C. Hofstede de Groot published an article about her […]
Reposted blog. A GOOD BOY I woke before the morning, I was happy all the day, I never said an ugly word, but smiled and stuck to play. And now at last the sun is going down behind the wood, And I am very happy, for I know that I’ve been […]
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. A BOY’S LIFE SOLITARY FISHING …..To forget oneself is to be happy. Robert Louis Stevenson, Memories and Portraits Childhood was a popular subject of both Danish artist H. A. Brendekilde (1857-1942) and Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894). To experience more of […]
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 […]
Finnish-Swedish artist Venny Soldan (1863-1945) was well traveled and studied in St. Petersburg as well as Paris. She married a poet and created a number of remarkable and endearing portraits of her two sons, Heikki and Antti.
Reposted blog. My children are the greatest happiness that has come to me, in my varied and somewhat tortuous career, and I am at an age now when they seem to me to be the most wonderful things life has to offer…they are now the all important center around which everything revolves; the sunshine […]