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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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.