Self-portraits offer artists a unique opportunity to express themselves on a creative and personal basis. However, Swiss painter Joseph Heintz the Elder (1564-1609) also introduces us to his brother and sister, who seem to be assisting him in this professional endeavor. I have been unable to find a description or explanation of this work […]
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Coffee, anyone? A 17th century woman drinking the always popular beverage from a saucer (a method of cooling it), a young girl of the early 1900s quietly enjoying a cup, along with a slice of bread, or the striking display of its accoutrements. Belgian Leonard Defrance (1735-1805) and Swiss Albert Anker (1831-1910) both immortalized […]
Spring is almost here in the mountains! Few artists can rival the intense and expressive colors of Swiss artist Giovanni Giacometti (1868-1933) in his interpretation of the coming season.
Reposted blog. WUNDERKIND ARTISTS THE MYSTERY OF THE 12 YEAR OLD PRODIGY Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he (or she) grows up.* Pablo Picasso Was Swiss prodigy Anna Waser (c. 1678-1714) actually only 12 when she created this engaging self-portrait […]
Swiss born Felix Vallotton (1865-1925) and American Will Hutchins (1878-1945) offer us two unique and different interpretations of the autumnal season.
Swiss artist Albert Anker (1831-1910) enjoyed popularity as a painter of genre scenes of everyday activities, as well as still lifes.
Swiss artist Ferdinand Hodler (1853-1918) was one of the great portrayer of mountains, often defining their massive heights with unforgettable colors, whether in his native country or in France (where Petit Saleve is located).
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. THE ART OF TEA FOR TWO WITH PASTRIES & A SPOONFUL OF SUGAR Water is the mother of tea, a teapot its father, and fire the teacher. Chinese Proverb Albert Anker (1831-1910) still remains one of his native Switzerland’s most popular […]