This still life by Spanish master Luis Melendez (1716-1780) contrasts to W.B. Gould’s work in a number of ways. For instance, how about the palette of colors? Or the overall composition? And the solidity of the forms, especially the melon? Do you feel as if you can almost touch the pieces of fruit plus the […]
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Born in Barcelona, Spanish artist Santiago Rusinol (1861-1931) was a friend and colleague of Ramon Casas (1866-1932). Like Casas, Rusinol was inspired by Paris, expressed in this poetic tribute to twilight on the Seine.
Spanish artist Ramon Casas (1866-1932) divided his time between his native Barcelona and Paris, then the center of the art world. Plein Air is set in the Montmartre section of the City of Light; its central figure, a stylish young woman, seems less interested in us, than the gentleman within her sights.
All I want is for my works to lighten the heart and flood the eyes of the soul with light. Catalan Spanish artist Joaquin Mir Trinxet (1873-1940) was a master of color, using his brilliant palette to reach our souls as he indicated in the quote above. Although his home was in Barcelona, he spent […]
AROUND PARIS Take another tour of Paris through the eyes of an international cast of artists, from Frenchman Edgar Degas (1834-1917), Swiss born Felix Vallotton (1865-1925), Spaniard Ramon Casas (1866-1932) and American Charles Courtney Curran (1861-1942).
Spanish master Francisco Goya (1746-1828) is considered one of Spain’s greatest artists. He was a prolific portraitist with the ability to communicate the character as well as the spirit of the sitter. His portrayals of women are particularly memorable including these two interpretations of actress Antonia Zarate. Done about five years apart, they reflect the […]
THE ART OF VALENTINE’S DAY—IN LOVE WITH LOVE! Ah l’amour!!! Here’s a special holiday Art Circle to celebrate the joy, the passion, and endurance of love, both visually and in writing. The featured artists constitute an international cast: Austrian Gustav Klimt (1862-1918); Frenchmen Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), Edouard Manet (1832-1883), Carolus-Duran (1837-1917) and Rene-Xavier […]
Reposted blog. Spanish Baroque painter Antonio de Pereda (c. 1611-1678) specialized in still lifes, creating the elaborate display above, surrounding an intricately designed chest.
Reposting a blog. THE GENIUS OF SPANISH ART A VISION OF SMILES & LAUGHTER They say that you have thirteen springs, and you are a vision of beauty and that in your great eyes reverberate, the glow of the immortal stars. Jose de Espronceda* __________ Few paintings connect as directly with […]
Reposting of blog on artist Goya who worked in the late 18th century and the early 19th century. THE ARTIST’S WAY: INSIDE THE CREATIVE MIND THE MANY FACES OF GOYA Basically artists are alone. Yes, they do have teachers and mentors during their careers to stimulate and guide them, but they are destined […]