Irish artist Sir John Lavery (1856-1941) was a celebrated society portraitist, immortalizing sitters such as the elegant and unforgettable Evelyn Farquhar below. However, his favorite model was his second wife Hazel Martyn (1887-1935), who also was a painter, depicted in the dramatic The Red Rose above, considered one of his most popular works of art.
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Today Austrian icon Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) is internationally renowned, especially for works like The Kiss and Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer. His portrayal of Sonja Knips above is an early painting, already demonstrating his ability to recreate the beauty and spirit of the subject. Irish painter Stanhope Forbes (1857-1947) is not as well known; his Contemplation below captures the […]
Irish artist Sir William Orpen (1878-1931) was a versatile painter, a master of portraits as well as genre scenes of everyday life like the one shown above.
Irish artist Roderic O’Conor (1860-1940) was influenced by the rich spectrum of colors of the French Impressionists.
Please click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. A MEDIEVAL TALE THE STORY OF STAR-CROSSED LOVERS Princesss Hellelil and her body guard Hildebrand had fallen in love but her father regarded the young soldier as an unsuitable match for his daughters and ordered his sons to kill […]
THE ART OF STYLE REMEMBERING AN AGE OF ELEGANCE Fashion fades, only style remains.* Coco Chanel Irish portraitist William Orpen (1878-1931) takes us into an era that has largely disappeared, ended by the destruction and carnage of World War I; French fashion genius Coco Chanel (1883-1971) may have died nearly 50 years ago, […]