Dutch iconic artist Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) spent about two years in Paris, where these two works of art were created, now together again in the esteemed collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts.
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Danish artist Julius Paulsen (1860-1940) was influenced by Dutch master Rembrandt who created more self portraits than any other painter in the history of art. Like Rembrandt, Paulsen portrayed various stages of his life, here at the ages of 40 and 62.
Dutch artist Therese Schwartze (1851-1918) was a successful portraitist working mainly in late 19th century Amsterdam, her subjects ranging from her niece Lizzy Ansingh (1875-1959), who was also a painter, to commissions of prominent, wealthy patrons and their families as seen below. Do you notice the individual personalities of each sitter? For […]
Reposted blog. REDISCOVERING WOMEN ARTISTS JUDITH LEYSTER The Dutch artist Judith Leyster, for example, was extremely successful in her day as a portrait and genre specialist. But her reputation soon faded after her death, until 1893, when the Dutch art historian C. Hofstede de Groot published an article about her […]
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.
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.