Dutch icon Vincent van Gogh (1853-2890) created Undergrowth with Two Figures during the last month of his life when he was living at Auvers-sur-Oise, near Paris. Note the strong vertical thrust of the painting, evident in what Vincent described to his brother Theo as “trunks of violet poplars” that almost camouflage the tall slender forms of […]
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Canadian Frank Johnston (1888-1949), like the other members of the artistic Group of Seven, was deeply connected to the environment of his vast country, reflected in this extraordinary multi-colored rendering of the woods at sunset.
French artists Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) was often considered the guiding spirit of the Impressionist group that included Monet, Renoir, and Degas, among others. He was the only member who participated in all 8 of their exhibitions (1874-1886), demonstrating his support of their innovative style. The two works presented in this blog were […]
Viennese master Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) is famed for his golden visions such as Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer and The Kiss. However, he produced a considerable number of landscapes, inspired by his summers at Lake Attersee near his beloved Vienna.
Reposted posts. NORTH TO FINLAND TOWERING CLOUDS, LAKE REFLECTIONS The sky is the daily bread of our eyes. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Journals Finnish master Aksell Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931) and New England author Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) may have lived on different continents but they shared a love of nature, particularly our […]
Canadian artist Franklin Carmichael (1890-1945) was a leading member of the Group of Seven, active in the early part of the 20th century. Landscape was integral to Carmichael’s creative and spiritual vision. He was especially stirred by the vast wilderness of his country, from Ontario to Alberta where Bay of Islands from Mt. Burke […]
American artist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) was a popular portraitist, commissioned to portray the rich and the famous of his time. However, in the last decades of Sargent’s career, he concentrated on nature, including scenic views of Majorca, off the coast of Spain.
Norwegian artist Harald Sohlberg (1869-1935) created several works of art interpreting the almost mystical quality of the Nordic night during the summer, when daylight never seems to end. For more paintings by Sohlberg, see: Land of the Midnight Sun, May 13, 2020.
Reposted blog. INSIDE RUSSIAN ART PRINCE ANDREI’S TREE …Neither gnarled fingers nor old scars nor old doubts and sorrows were any of them in evidence. Through the hard century-old bark, even where there were no twigs, leaves had sprouted such as one could hardly believe the old veteran could have produced…. “Yes it […]
Norwegian artist Harald Sohlberg (1869-1935) expressed his close relationship with nature through landscapes of his native country, creating some remarkable and poetic interpretations of the night.