French master Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) had a long and fruitful career, starting in the last half of the 19th century during the height of the Impressionist movement to the post-War World II period. He often depicted the interior of his own home using rich and varied colors as seen above, in which he included […]
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Here’s a repeat of an autumn blog from 2015. AUTUMN REFLECTIONS THE MYSTERY OF THE FOREST In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to be static things. In physical terms I move through them; yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me. John Fowles Early Modern artist […]
Dutch-Indonesian artist Jan Toorop (1858-1928) was influenced by several art movements of the late 19th century and early 20th century when he worked, from Impressionism to Pointillism to Art Nouveau.
The style of early 20th century Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920) is distinctive, characterized by its elongated figures and expressive faces.
SOUL FLOWERS MUSIC OF TH HEART I knew that I must paint, not what I saw, but only what was in my soul. Figuratively speaking, it was like this: in my heart I felt as if there were an organ, which I had to sound. And nature, which I saw before […]
THROUGH THE EYES OF MODIGLIANI A DOUBLE VISION With one eye you are looking at the outside world, while with the other you are looking within yourself. Attributed to Amedeo Modigliani (Note: this week’s blogs will be spotlighting artists featured in the exhibition Gauguin to Picasso at the Phillips Collection in Washington, […]
BE CERTAIN to click on the painting to ENLARGE it. WHAT IS ART? THE SIMPLEST THINGS IN THE WORLD For very often I put myself in my pictures, and I am aware of what exists behind me. I express the space and the objects in it as naturally as though I had only […]
Click on the works of art to ENLARGE or ENHANCE them. The Moulin de la Galette, also located in the heart of Montmartre, was another favorite subject of Toulouse-Lautrec. It was once a windmill, dating back to the Middle Ages, that was converted into a dance hall in the nineteenth century, where it […]
“Enough of censorship….I want to break free.”* Gustav Klimt *Quote of Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) from Great Artists: Annotated Guides by Robert Cumming, DK Publishing Inc., 1998, New York. And Happy 150th Birthday, Gustav Klimt, especially in Vienna where city-wide festivities are being held today. Celebrate with our blog on Klimt, too. Artists’ Birthdays […]
Click on the work of art to ENLARGE it. “People with their lack of piety, especially men, never touched my true feelings….But animals with their virginal sense of life awakened all that was good in me.”* Franz Marc, 1913 *Quote of Franz Marc (1880-1916) from Masterpieces and Master Collectors: Impressionist and Early […]