HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEONARDO–THE SPIRIT OF MONA LISA, FROM VERMEER TO KLIMT The anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday’s was Thursday, April 15, 1452. A true Renaissance man, one of the great geniuses of history: a painter, sculptor, architect, engineer and scientist. And creator of the most famous painting in the world: the Mona […]
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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 […]
The sea is an eternal inspiration, from French Early Modernist Pierre Bonnatd’s use of jewel-like colors in The Beach to Australian Elioth Gruner’s brilliantly lighted Tamarama Beach to German Romantic artist Caspar David Friedrich’s mysterious nocturne Seascape by Moonlight.
French artists Antoine Vallon (1833-1900) and Felix Vallotton (1865-1925) were both drawn to the sphere of the kitchen, whether the almost meticulous depiction of The Cook above or the mound of butter below sculpted with thick, expressive brushstrokes.
THE ART OF VALENTINE’S DAY—IN LOVE WITH LOVE! Ah l’amour!!! Here’s a special holiday Art Circle to celebrate the joy, the passion, and endurance of love, both visually and in writing. The featured artists constitute an international cast: Austrian Gustav Klimt (1862-1918); Frenchmen Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), Edouard Manet (1832-1883), Carolus-Duran (1837-1917) and Rene-Xavier […]
AWAKENINGS IN ART, A YEAR OF SUNRISES Happy New Year! Art Circle continues with the theme of the sunrise to begin 2021! Among the artists featured are: German Romantic painters Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840) and Carl Gustav Carus (1789-1869); another German Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781-1841); American Hudson River School painter Frederic Church (1826-1900); and […]
IN LOVE WITH IMPRESSIONISM Winter is almost here in the northern hemisphere so why not escape into the always inviting world of Impressionism. For this Art Circle blog, the Impressionists will be featured including the members of the revolutionary group who held their first of eight exhibitions in Paris, beginning in 1874. Among the […]
American artist George Cochran Lambdin (1830-1896) and French master Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) were both flower specialists, celebrating all the seasons with floral bouquets including the delicate mallows below that bloom into mid-autumn.
Welcome in autumn with a seasonal offering of flowers by French artist Armaud Guillaumin.
Time for another Art Circle blog, featuring the theme of seascapes, a refreshing escape from the heat of summer experienced by so many of us now. So enjoy the multiple moods of the ocean, through the eyes of a variety of visionary artists such as Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer, Vincent van Gogh, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, […]