How can we resist the portrait of a child, no matter what the time or period of history. Yet each artist creates his own interpretation: from the moving portrayal of peasant siblings by French academic painter William Bouguereau (1825-1905) to the rather intriguing relationship of the trio of sisters by British master John Everett […]
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEONARDO–THE SPIRIT OF MONA LISA, FROM VERMEER TO KLIMT The anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday’s was Thursday, April 15, 1452. A true Renaissance man, one of the great geniuses of history: a painter, sculptor, architect, engineer and scientist. And creator of the most famous painting in the world: the Mona […]
Swedish master Carl Larsson (1853-1919) has left posterity numerous portraits of his 8 children. However, he also ventured outside his immediate family, immortalizing young girls like Dagmar Grill, who is attired in an elaborate bonnet, while holding a rather modest bouquet of flowers.
THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS ALL YEAR LONG THROUGH A CHILD’S EYES Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind. Mary Ellen Chase I’ve featured the works of Swedish painter and illustrator Carl Larsson (1853-1919) in various blogs over the years including several of his 8 children. So I assumed […]
SNOW, GLORIOUS, SNOW Welcome again to Art Circle! Winter is coming—actually it is almost here in the northern climates and arriving on Monday! Snow has often been a favorite subject of artists throughout art history, including: Japanese masters Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) and Hasui Kawase (1883-1957); French Impressionist Claude Monet (1840-1926); Americans Childe Hassam […]
Both Polish artist Anna Bilinska-Bohdanowicz (1857-1893) and Swedish artist Elizabeth Keyser (1851-1898) have mastered the art of self portraiture, with an emphasis on the tools of their creativity. Each woman was about 30 at the time, both living in the artistic epicenter of Paris where they could further their careers.
Reposted blog. Is The Lady with a Veil, at the Nationalmuseum in Stockhholm, an 18th century version of the Mona Lisa? Although her smile appears broader and her gaze more direct, even with one eye nearly covered by her satin cape. She’s dressed for carnival Italian style, a combination of festival and masquerade, where […]
Reposting of blog from previous date. Swedish artist Carl Larsson (1853-1919) often used his home life as the subject of his works, often featuring his family of eight children. The Bridesmaid is part of a series called Let There Be Light set in the Arts and Crafts interior decorated by his wife Karin.
Here’s another blog on the Vanderbilt family, reposted. A VANDERBILT COUSIN & HIS DOG OLD FRIEND, LOYAL COMPANION Shortly after All Soul’s Parish was established in 1896, George W. Vanderbilt gave the land and contributed handsomely to the endowment of the Clarence Barker Memorial Hospital incorporated on June 13, 1900. National […]
Enjoy the aftermath of Christmas with this unforgettable bouquet of roses by Swedish artist Carl Larsson (1853-1919).