Venice has always been a magical city for artists. Both French Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) and American Post-Impressionist Maurice Prendergast (1858-1924) utilized color in particular to recreate its monumental buildings and multiple bridges. For instance, Prendergast’s Ponte della Paglia vibrates with rich patterns of stain glass-like tones while Renoir’s Venice (Doge’s Palace) is defined by the luminous light […]
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In honor of Women’s History Month. THROUGH A MOTHER’S EYES For the breath of life is the sunlight……. Kahlil Gibran Skagens Museum, in which the striking Sunlight in the Blue Room now hangs, was founded in the early twentieth century by members of an influential art colony, located on the northern part of […]
French artist Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) inherited the legacy of rich and vibrant color from the preceding generation of French Impressionists. Windows were a favorite theme, in which Bonnard combines the unique experience of interior and exterior space for the viewer.
I was unable to discover much information on British artist Thomas Edwin Mostyn (1864-1930). His style varied considerably from the rich, painterly multi-colored palette of the two paintings portraying dream-like gardens (possibly done in the 1920s) directly above and below, to an early work of art Unsolved, created about 1903 characterized by darker tones with an […]
Australian artist Derwent Lees (1884-1931) spent most of his career in Europe and Great Britain; his works (like the painting above that includes his wife) were often impacted by the revolution in color of the early 20th century.
Still experiencing technical difficulties. However, a spectacular sunset is worth a second look! One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. William Shakespeare* Swiss born Felix Vallotton (1865-1925) spent most of his career in France, creating unique and innovative works, often reflecting the avant-garde movements in art of his time. English titan of literature […]
French artist Odilon Redon (1840-1916), a contemporary of the French Impressionists, was a creator of dreams like Flower Clouds, a fusion of the heavens and the sea. *pastel with touches of stumping, incising and brushwork on blue-gray wove paper with multicolored fibers altered to tan, perimeter mounted on cardboard.
German Expressionist Alexej von Jawlensky (1864-1941) recreated scenes of everyday living with vibrant color and light.
INSIDE A RUSSIAN FAIRY TALE BEFORE THE MAGICAL CITY To create a work of art is to create the world. Wassily Kandinsky Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) shocked his contemporaries with his then radical abstract works, done in the beginning of the 20th century. However, earlier in his career, he created a series […]
Click on the works of art to enlarge or enhance them. EXHIBITION OF THE WEEK: MAKING COLOUR BLUE IS A HEAVENLY COLOR Wassily Kandinsky […]