Polish artists Jozef Chelmonski (1849-1914) and Maksymillan Gierymski (1846-1874) were contemporaries, both known for their love of nature, reflected in their depictions of the different times of the day.
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Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. TOULOUSE LAUTREC & THE ART OF INFATUATION AN ANONYMOUS L’AMOUR Only the figure exists. Landscape merely is, and must not be anything more than an addition. Henri Toulouse-Lautrec* Although the work of French Post-Impressionist artist Henri Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) is mainly set in […]
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. TO CECIL: IN MEMORIAM THROUGH AN ARTIST’S EYES Nearly a century ago, there were as many as 200,000 lions living in the wild in Africa. Today the most recent surveys estimate that there are fewer than 30,000 lions in the wild…. Panthera* Some […]
Paths to Creativity, Part I The Art of the Unexpected The unforeseen is the most beautiful gift life can give. Boris Pasternak __________ Do our lives sometimes seem too predictable, constricted by schedules and routines? So that unexpected change, even transformation, is sometimes feared? Instead of incorporating it into our own cycle of creativity. […]
Click on the painting to enlarge it. …Every now and then there blows in through my window, opening on to the garden, a breath of the music of Chopin, who is at work in his room, and it mingles with the song of the nightingales and the scent of the roses…..* Eugene Delacroix, […]
Click on the painting to ENLARGE it. You remember that it says in the book by Gigoux how it came about that Delacroix had 17 paintings rejected at the same time. This shows—at least it seems to me—that Delacroix and others from that period were faced with connoisseurs and non-connoisseurs, none of […]