Northern Renaissance artist Rogier van der Weyden (1399/1400-1464) lived and worked in what is now modern Belgium, considered a master of both portraiture and religious art.
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Polish artist Wladyslaw Czachorski (1850-1911) was renowned for the striking realism of his portraits, reflecting the vanished world of the late nineteenth century.
American master Robert Henri (1865-1929) was esteemed as both an artist and art teacher in New York City during the late 1800s and early 1900s. His wife who was also a painter, posed for this striking portrait.
WELCOME TO MAY SWEET FRAGRANCE OF LATE SPRING FLOWERS Flowers leave some of their fragrance in the hand that bestows them. Chinese Proverb French innovator Gustave Courbet (1819-1877) is best known for challenging the artistic norms of his day in the ground-breaking movement of Realism (ultimately resulting in other […]
INSIDE THE ROYAL BALLET THE DEGAS CONNECTION? I believe that we learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dance or to to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. Martha Graham, I Am a Dancer Danish artist Paul-Gustave Fischer (1860-1934) may not have the universal fame today […]
THE KEY TO PARADISE A CHILD’S MOMENT OF REFLECTION Children are the keys of paradise. Attributed to Eric Hoffer _ Few artists can equal Switizerland’s national painter Albert Anker (1831-1910) for his sensitive portrayals of children such as the poignant Young Girl Braiding Her Hair above. The father of three daughters and […]
BE CERTAIN to click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. HAPPY VALENTINE’S WEEK BEGINS WITH A TOUCH OF VERMEER Does she really care about love? Or is s it simply a game for her based on vanity and pride? Does The Morning of St. Valentine by John Callcott Horsley reveal the unfortunate cruelty […]
PLEASE click on the work of art to ENLARGE it. Letters to the World The Theme of the Letter in Art Coming Tomorrow The above image is used solely for educational purposes. And bring the world of art into your life with Through an Artist’s Eyes: Learning to Live […]
Click on the work of art to ENLARGE it. Gustave Courbet (1819-1877) was one of the most controversial figures of the mid-nineteenth century French art world for both his ground-breaking style of realism as well as his political views. Renoir, for instance, was an early follower, once describing Courbet as “the idol of the young […]