Austrian artistic superstar Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) is best known for his “golden” portraits of clients like Adele Bloch-Bauer and the erotic The Kiss. However, one of his last works is of a baby atop what seems like a quilted mountain of multi-colored patterns and textures. Can you see the face that seems to emerge near the […]
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Although British master George Romney (1734-1802) and American artist Elizabeth Nourse (1859-1938) may have lived more than a century apart, both of them captured so poignantly the tender affection of maternal or familial love.
Sara was a frequent model of American Impressionist Mary Cassatt (1845-1926), who specialized in portraying children. In this portrait, Sara is particularly appealing. But is her fancy bonnet rather large for her?
Usually American Impressionist Mary Cassatt (1845-1926) focused on the relationship between the mother and child in her numerous art works. However, in The Boating Party, she introduces the rare male, who besides rowing the small boat, seems to be entertaining the small toddler gazing upward at him.
British artist John Everett Millais (1829-1896) was a leading member of the Pre-Raphaelite movement, which often focused on historical and mythological subjects. However, the paintings featured here are of young girls including his two sisters-in-law (on the left) in Autumn Leaves.
Russian artist Boris Kustodiev (1878-1927) considered daughter Irina his star model, painting her from infancy. Here she poses on the porch of a Swiss clinic where her father was recovering from a serious illness. Kustodiev skillfully balances the petite figure of Irina, with the massive mountain range extending behind her. Belgian Leon Frederic (1856-1940) […]
Russian-German-Swiss artist Marianne von Werefkin (1860-1938) uses the colorful and energetic Expressionist style to recreate a crisp autumn landscape, filled with a long, curving line of schoolchildren followed by their protective teacher.
Although Albert Edelfelt (1854-1905) was Finnish, he spent time in Paris like many of his artistic contemporaries in the late 19th century. Known for his realism, Edelfelt invites the viewer into the middle of a lively (and undoubtedly noisy) group of children with their mothers and nannies on a sunny day in the famous Luxembourg […]
French master Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) is known for his utilization of bright and rich colors. However, Lunch of the Little Ones is more subdued in its palette, creating a mood of warmth and intimacy, where two children concentrate on their meal while watched by an attentive pet.
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.