PLEASE CLICK ON THE WORK OF ART TO ENLARGE IT. 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 […]
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Click on the work of art to enhance or enlarge it. HAPPY FATHER’S DAY THROUGH AN ARTIST’S EYES A SPECIAL EXHIBITION TOMORROW ARTISTS AND THEIR CHILDREN Nikoalaos Gyzis (1842-1901) was a major 19th century Greek painter. The above image is used solely for educational purposes.
Click on the paintings to enhance them. In 1863, John Everett Millais’ My First Sermon went—using the terminology of the internet—viral. Even the Archbishop of Canterbury was impressed with the work: Still, Art has, and ever will have, a high and noble mission to fulfill. That man, I think is little to be […]
Click on the drawing to enlarge it. I can’t look at the last piece of furniture, the cradle, without emotion. For it’s a strong and powerful emotion that grips a person when one has sat beside the woman one loves with a child in the cradle near her. Vincent van Gogh. Letter to […]
Click on Portrait of the Artist’s Daughter to enhance it. Have You Heard Of This Artist? is the topic for this week, focusing on painters such as Pierre-Narcisse Guerin (1774-1833) whose name and body of works are unfamiliar to many of us now. Guerin, though, was a renowned figure in post-Revolutionary France, praised […]
Click on Mother and Child to enlarge it. I almost couldn’t resist spotlighting a pastel by Mary Cassatt, who is probably the greatest depicter of the maternity theme in art. However, I discovered this moving painting by Ferdinand Hodler (1853-1918), a Swiss artist I know mainly for his visionary images […]
Click on the work of art to ENLARGE it. Zinaida Serebriakova, the painter of Katya in Blue Dress by Christmas Tree, is one of the countless artists who remains relatively unknown today. She had a successful career in Russia where she was born in 1884, but war and revolution disrupted her life. Serebriakova’s […]