American Impressionist Julian Onderdonk (1882-1922) recreated the transformation of his native Texas, famed for its glorious bluebonnets, from winter to spring.
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Dutch master Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) often depicted irises; the yellows he uses in the vase and the background recall the colors of his sunflower paintings.
Spring is coming! From early March to mid-May 1889, the master French Impressionist Claude Monet traveled to central France where he discovered a countryside gradually emerging from the grip of the winter.
American Impressionist Childe Hassam (1859-1935) traveled throughout the northeastern part of the United States, immortalizing the changing landscapes of the seasons including the bright sun and color of springtime portrayed above.
Just think of that; isn’t it almost a new religion that these Japanese teach us, who are so simple and live in nature as if they themselves were flowers? Vincent van Gogh, letter to brother Theo, 9/24/1888
American Impressionist John Joseph Enneking (1841-1916) often recreated the seasonal outbursts of blossoming orchards in New England for future generations of viewers.
I have on the go an avenue of chestnut trees with pink flowers with a little cherry tree in flower and a wisteria plant and the path in the park flecked with sunlight and shade. Vincent van Gogh to brother Theo, excerpt from letter, May 2, 1889
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 […]
WONDERLAND OF SPRING VAN GOGH IN ARLES TO THE TIDAL BASIN Just now I have on the easel an orchard of peach trees beside a road with the Alpilles in the background. Vincent van Gogh, Letter to brother Theo, April 4, 1889 Whether the blossoms of Arles in southern France where Vincent van […]
BEGINNINGS OF IMPRESSIONISM SPRING IN THE FRENCH COUNTRYSIDE Be guided by feelings alone. We are only simple mortals, subject to error; so listen to the advice of others but follow only what you understand and can unite in your own feeling. Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Notebooks, c. 1865 French artist Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot […]