Reposted blog. ALONG THE CANALS OF VENICE VIEW FROM A GONDOLA Venice is eternity itself. Joseph Brodsky American master John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) is best known for his portraits of the super-rich and celebrities of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. However, the artist also created scores of works in both oil […]
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Reposted blog. MONET & RENOIR FLOWERS OF THE SEASONS In the garden, Autumn is, indeed the crowing glory of the year, bringing us the fruition of months of thought and care and toil. And at no season, save perhaps in Daffodil time, do we get such superb colour effects as from […]
Reposted Blog. E. Phillips Fox (1865-1915), the artist of the The Green Parasol above, might have been born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, but by his early twenties, he was living in Paris. He would spend several years in France, initially from1887-1892 and then from about 1908 -1913. The Green Parasol, […]
I’m reposting a blog from the summer I traveled to Giverny—a perfect escape to the artistic domain created by Monet. REMEMBERING GIVERNY CHASING MONET’S DREAM I am chasing a dream. I want the unattainable. Other artists paint a bridge, a house, a boat; and that’s the end. They’ve finished. I want […]
Reposting of blog. THE ART OF MINDFULNESS SUNSET REFLECTIONS “Mindful commuters say deep breaths, clear minds keep them calm under stress” was the headline of a Washington Post article. Whether sitting or standing on the metro train, cycling, or even driving, workers from the D.C. area have been avoiding the negative distractions of their regular […]
AN ARTIST’S PALATE THE ART OF FOOD THROUGH THE CENTURIES Flemish artist Clara Peeters (1594-after 1639, before 1657) mainly specialized in still lifes of memorable combinations of foods that continue to stimulate our palettes. The above image is used solely for educational purposes.
Belgian artist Georges Lemmen (1865-1916) was influenced by both Impressionism of Monet, Renoir, and Degas, among others, and Neo-Impressionism, a style originating mainly with Georges Seurat.
American Impressionist Julian Onderdonk (1882-1922) recreated the transformation of his native Texas, famed for its glorious bluebonnets, from winter to spring.
(Note: originally published on 2/14/2012.) For my Live and Learn class. Aline Charigot was only in her early twenties when Renoir so lovingly portrayed her in The Luncheon of the Boating Party (1880-1881) and he was most likely already smitten with the young seamstress from Paris. In fact, did the artist sense, as sometimes happens, that Aline was […]
For my Art Circle group, a blog published back in late 2014. One of our topics re: our discussion of Creative Routines is food…… AN ARTIST’S PALATE: THE ART OF FOOD Are you ready for a feast, calorie-free, with no chance of indigestion? An Artist’s Palate: The Art of Food Through the Centuries is a […]