Some 20 years separate these two works of art, demonstrating the varying approaches of Dutch legend Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) and Swiss-French artist Felix Vallotton (1865-1925) to a universal theme. Do you have a preference? Or does each painting have its own unique beauty and power? Consider the elements of style including color, form, […]
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French artist Marguerite Gerard (1761-1837) was renowned for her genre scenes, combining figures like the woman above concentrating on a special book with stylish surroundings.
Reposting a blog of 2015 since we are experiencing some temporary technical problems. THE ART OF READING A WOMAN’S WORLD I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall […]
Reposting a favorite work……..from 2015. _ Have you heard of British artist Augustus Egg (1816-1863)? His Traveling Companions, done a year before his death, has intrigued museum goers with its double image. Are the fashionably attired ladies twins? Or is it actually the same person? And enhance your everyday life with Through an Artist’s Eyes: Learning […]
German artist Lovis Corinth (1858-1925) created his works of art at a time when various art movements such as Impressionism and Expressionism were influencing painters like himself.
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it WOMAN ON A BEACH AND THE PERFECT COMPANION Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live. Gustave Flaubert, Letter, 1857 Although born in […]