Blond Girl with a Rose was done almost 40 years after Reflection featured in today’s other blog. We do know the identity of this sitter. She was teenager Catherine Hessling, who would someday marry Renoir’s second son Jean (1894-1979), an award winning film director.
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Norwegian artist Asta Norregaard (1853-1933) was renowned for her portraits, her clients including Edvard Munch and the king of Norway. In this blog, Norregaard demonstrates her superlative skill at depicting women, ranging from the affluent to the peasant classes as well as her own self-portrait.
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 […]
Reposted blog. RETURN OF FREDERIC BAZILLE FRIEND & COLLEAGUE OF MONET & RENOIR I can’t wait to get down to work at Meric; I intend to have the girl from Saint-Sauveur sit for me….. George Bazille, Letter to his parents, spring, 1868 French Impressionist Frederic Bazille (1841-1870), along with his […]
British artist Edward Poynter (1836-1919) earned fame for his historical paintings. However, he also created some memorable interpretations of women such as the haunting A Day Dream above. Below is a portrait of his soon to be wife Agnes Macdonald, who was an accomplished pianist. Do you think she posed or at least was the […]
Legendary French Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) created the entrancing portrait above, using the warm, rich colors typical of his later career.
Italian artist Domenico Ghirlandaio (1448-1494) was one of Florence’s important Renaissance artists who worked during the Quattrocento.
Leo Putz (1869-1940) was originally from the South Tyrol in the Alps of Italy, although he spent most of his career in Germany. He worked in a number of styles, from Impressionism to Expressionism. In his later years, he was forced to return to his home country because of his opposition to the Nazis.
I’ll be on vacation for the next week. Enjoy this portrayal of a Parisian by Finnish artist Albert Edelfelt (1854-1905).
French nineteenth century artist Carlous-Duran (1837-1917) was a respected and popular portraitist as well as a master teacher, counting among his students John Singer Sargent.