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).
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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 […]
I’m reposting this blog on Sorolla. A PHOTOGRAPHER, A CAMERA & YOU CLOSE-UP AND PERSONAL There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are. Ernst Haas* Spanish Impressionist Joaquin Sorolla (1863-1923) was in demand as a portraitist […]
I’m reposting this blog. Sorolla is gaining in popularity; I’m discovering more people are familiar with his name and works of art. Want to take a mini-vacation this week—at least through an artist’s eyes? I’ve been inspired to embark on my visual getaway by the discovery of the works of Joaquin Sorolla (1863-1923), a […]
It’s JOAQUIN SOROLLA DAY. I’m reposting this blog. IN MONET’S FOOTSTEPS SOROLLA—SPAIN’S FOREMOST IMPRESSIONIST I hate darkness. Claude Monet once said that painting in general did not have enough light in it. I agree with him. We painters, however, can never reproduce sunlight as it really is. I can only approach the […]
Joaquin Sorolla (1863-1920) was a popular Spanish artistic figure working in both Europe and the United States in the late 1800s and early 1900s. A favorite subject was the beach where he often depicted his wife and daughters enjoying leisure time.