Reposting a blog of a few years ago. A TRIBUTE TO VAN GOGH ABOVE A POPPY FIELD Our tribute to Vincent van Gogh—on the anniversary of his death, July 29, 1890—focuses on the moving Field of Poppies, created while he lived at the mental asylum of Saint Remy from May, 1889 to […]
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I’m reposting a blog from six years ago while I’m away. Would you like to be a child again, if just for an afternoon? Free to play with your sailboat at the water’s edge; alone, undisturbed, without interference from siblings and friends. Girl with a Sailboat by Edmund C. Tarbell (1862-1938) is a symbol of […]
American Impressionist Childe Hassam (1859-1935) often spent summers on the Isle of Shoals, visiting his friend Celia Thaxter. How would you like to spend a hour or two in this colorful and yet rather confusing room? Look closely and you’ll see the woman concentrating on a favorite book.
American Impressionist William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) lived in New York City, often portraying urban parks like Central Park in Manhattan and Prospect Park in Brooklyn.
Impressionist super-star Claude Monet (1840-1926) is internationally renowned for his landscapes; however, he also created a number of paintings of fruit, including the luscious fruit above.
THROUGH AN IMPRESSIONIST’S EYES SUMMER DAYDREAMS ….I will take my ease, Dream and dream as long as I please…. Harriet McEwen Kimball, Day-dreaming* Although born in England, Impressionist William Chadwick (1879-1962) spent most of his life in the United States. He was particularly drawn to the popular artistic colony held at […]
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. THIS WEEK AT THE ART MUSEUM A SUMMER MEMORY AT THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM OF ART A beautiful woman delights the eye: a wise woman, the understanding; a pure one the soul. Minna Antrim Unbelievably, the incomparable On the Heights by American […]
SEEING CREATIVELY AMONG THE BUTTERCUPS Could I But Ride Indefinite As doth the meadow-bee, And visit only when I liked, And no man visit me. And flirt all day with buttercups, And marry whom I may, And dwell a little everywhere, Or better, run away.* Emily Dickinson Both American Impressionist Willard Metcalf […]
THE FORGOTTEN IMPRESSIONISTS THE FINAL SUMMER OF CAILLEBOTTE If he had lived instead of dying prematurely, he would have benefited from the same turn of fortune as us, because he was full of talent…and when we lost him he was still only at the beginning of his career.* Claude Monet remembering his friend and […]
Click on the works of art to enlarge and enhance them. What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley Here’s a needed preview of summer, Poppy Garden, by American Impressionist Willard Metcalf (1858-1925), especially for art lovers besieged by snow and […]