Musicians have fascinated painters, who often played instruments themselves. Notice, though, the different interpretations of German Otto Scholderer (1834-1902) and American Thomas Eakins (1844-1916), whether the rather dreamy violinist above or the cellist below absorbed in his playing.
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Tomorrow, February 25, French Impressionist icon Pierre-Auguste Renoir would be 180! Young Spanish Woman with a Guitar is a later work of the artist, revealing the warm, rich colors and solid form of that period. Can you almost hear her playing?
Reposted blog. “Lautrec’s picture, the portrait of a woman musician, is quite outstanding and has moved me deeply.” *Vincent Van Gogh *Quote of Vincent Van Gogh about Toulouse Lautrec (1864-1901) from Toulouse-Lautrec: The Theatre of Life by Matthias Arnold, Taschen, 1987, Cologne. The above image is used solely for educational purposes.
Belgian artist Charles van Beveren (1809-1850) spent most of his career in the Dutch capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam.
If I was not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my day dreams in music. I see my life in terms of music…I cannot tell if I would have done any creative work of importance in music, I do know that I get the most joy […]
Spanish artist Juan Gris (1887-1927) was a contemporary of countryman Picasso, renowned for his countless works of art in the Cubist style.
American Impressionist Theodore Robinson (1852-1896) resided for several years at Giverny, France, befriending Claude Monet and learning about the new artistic style from the master. Unfortunately, Robinson died at the age of 43, a premature end to a creative and productive career.
Thou art my lute, by thee I sing, My heart is attuned to thee. Thou settlest all my words a wing, And meltest me to melody. Paul Laurence Dunbar* Tonalist painter Thomas Wilmer Dewing (1851-1938) was a favorite artist of Charles Lang Freer whose museum of the same name is part of the Smithsonian Institution, […]
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. THROUGH AN ITALIAN ARTIST’S EYES THE ART OF HEAVENLY MUSIC Saint Cecilia is regarded as the patroness of music, because she heard heavenly music in her heart when she was married, and is represented with an organ…. Saints and Angels—Catholic […]
Click on the paintings to enlarge them. No other artist, except Degas, has devoted himself so completely to depicting the power and life force of dance as Henri Matisse (1869-1954): from the exuberance of The Joy of Living (1906) to the Barnes Foundation’s monumental La Danse (1932-33) to the off-beat illustrations for his book Jazz […]