Dutch artist Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912) was renowned for his historical paintings of Classical Greek and Roman themes. However, he also focused on floral poetry, apparent in the moving Still Life with Tulips above using an unusual arrangement of colors and flowers. You might want to click on Flag of Truce below for another interpretation.
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The mirror has been an intriguing theme for artists throughout the centuries: from the joyful Girl at a Mirror below by Dutch Golden Age painter Paulus Moreelse (1571-1638) to the rather provocative Woman with a Powder Compact by Swiss born Felix Vallotton (1865-1925), whose career spanned the late 1800s into the early 1900s.
Dutch artist Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) is considered one of the pioneers of modern art—his art defined as abstract, often without a recognizable subject. However in By the Sea, an early work, viewers can still discern the sea, the beach, and sky, depicted in broad areas of color and form. You might want to compare the more […]
Today we are celebrating the works of art of Dutch artist Therese Schwartze (1851-1918) who spent most of her career in Amsterdam where she was born. The daughter of a painter, she was renowned as a portraitist, depicting a range of subjects from this poignant portrayal of three orphans above to members of the royal […]
Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell. Emily Dickinson, Letter to Thomas Wentworth Higginson Have you heard of Dutch nineteenth century portrait painter Therese Schwartze (1851-1918)? I just discovered this striking work in the Rijksmuseum, the Netherland’s beloved museum. The poetry of New Englander Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) endures, ensuring […]
Dutch artist Dick Ket (1902-1940) created several original and complex still lifes during his 38 years.
Here’s another reposted blog on American Impressionist Joseph DeCamp associated with the Boston School. THE ART OF TRANQUILITY THROUGH AN ARTIST’S EYES How many times has she marveled at The Blue Cup, examining with pleasure its perfect dimensions and intricate patterns. A ritual she always performs in solitude without distractions, while taking […]
Dutch iconic artist Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) created some 150 works of art while at the asylum of St. Paul-de-Mausole near Saint Remy in southern France. Above Vincent takes the viewer into the entrance hall of the institution where he resided from May, 1889 to May, 1890.
Dutch icon Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) began his artistic career in his native Netherlands. One of Vincent’s most creative periods was spent in Nuenen (1883-1885), where he lived with his family in the vicarage above, the residence of his minister father.
Reposted from 8/1/2013. Sometimes one painting can not tell the full story of romantic love. For isn’t A Man Writing a Letter incomplete……. without its partner, A Woman Reading a Letter? Dutch master Gabriel Metsu (1629-1667), who has often been compared to Johannes Vermeer in the clarity and beauty of his […]