Anglo-Hungarian artist Phillip de Laszlo (1869-1937) was, like American master John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), an admired portraitist of the “rich and famous,” particularly royalty as well as the aristocracy including the mother of Queen Elizabeth II. Sometimes Laszlo painted generations of the same family such as the Duchesses of Portland, both the mother-in-law Winifred […]
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British artist Edward Robert Hughes (1851-1914) was a talented portraitist as evidenced in the unforgettable portrayal above.* His contemporary American master John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) also is esteemed for his outstanding career in portraits depicting a range of humanity, from the rarefied world of royalty and aristocrats to the humble children of a local […]
In our previous blogs for Art Circle, landscapes and seascapes have been featured. However, portraits offer us an opportunity to explore the always fascinating subject of humanity, revealing the character and personality of the individual subjects, and in many cases, their spirits and even their souls. So meet the women and men as well […]
The iconic paintings of French Impressionist Claude Monet (1840-1926) are celebrated throughout the world, from boating scenes along the Seine River, filled with sparkling sunlight to dramatic seascapes to enchanting waterlilies. However, some of his works are not as well known such as the apple trees above, rich with vibrant multi-colors or the petite young […]
Spanish Impressionist Joaquin Sorolla (1863-1923) is said to have been quite attracted to his subject, who might have been then popular singer Raquel Meller. While the identity of the pensive model of Portrait of a Woman with Black Hat by American artist Frank Duveneck (1848-1919) is unknown.
British artist George Spencer Watson (1869-1934) was a talented portrait painter, particularly evident in the work above. However, little information is currently available on this stunning work of art. Reposted blog.
Today we are celebrating the works of art of Dutch artist Therese Schwartze (1851-1918) who spent most of her career in Amsterdam where she was born. The daughter of a painter, she was renowned as a portraitist, depicting a range of subjects from this poignant portrayal of three orphans above to members of the royal […]
Dutch artist Therese Schwartze (1851-1918) was an accomplished portraitist; in this case, she immortalizes her niece, an artist herself. Reposted blog.
Italian artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526/1527-1593) was a court painter for Holy Roman Emperors Ferdinand and Rudolf II centuries ago. However, today he is best known for his unique and often startling anthropomorphic images–creative combinations of humans with fruits, vegetables, flowers, and other objects.
French artist Paul Cesar Helleu (1859-1927) worked during the Belle Epoque (from the late 19th century into early 20th century), capturing the spirit of the age with portraits of some of its society and celebrity figures such as Consuelo Vanderbilt above.