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 […]
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French portraitist Charles-Antoine Coypel (1694-1752), the son and grandson of artists, was recognized for his portrayals of 18th century aristocratic society. Note how he creates the illusion that his subject is leaning on a windowsill.
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. A FAMILY AFFAIR IN ART IN HER MOTHER’S FOOTSTEPS There were some signs in her of a talent for painting, but her favorite pastime was to compose novels. Returning from evening parties to which i had gone, I would find her with […]
For the Art Circle class meeting tomorrow. BEFORE THE SELFIE SELF PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN ARTIST At 7 or 8, I remember, I made a picture by lamplight of a man with a beard which I have kept until this very day. When my father saw it he went into transports of joy, exclaiming, […]
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. WHAT IS ART? THE ETERNAL QUESTION AN ACT OF GRATITUDE And now some final thoughts on art…… The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.* Friedrich Nietzsche French artist Jean Honore Fragonard (1732-1806) and German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) are […]
BE CERTAIN to click on the work of art to ENLARGE it. If Robin Williams, who died suddenly on Monday, lived in the 18th century, he would have certainly been a star of the commedia dell’arte theater. In Italian Commedians, Rococo artist Antoine Watteau (1684-1721) depicts the leading characters of these plays that were a hit in France […]