The French Impressionist icon Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) created countless portraits of women in many poses and moods throughout his lengthy career. In this case, he captures one of his models in a moment of reflection. Is she thinking of her true love?
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Few artists can rival the depth and humanity of Russian portraitist Valentin Serov (1865-1911) who is considered one of his country’s great artistic masters. His subjects were often prominent: from the Romanov family including Czar Nicholas II to members of the aristocracy to leading figures in the arts. However perhaps his most moving portrayals […]
WORLD OF THE IMPRESSIONISTS—A WOMAN WITH A PARASOL Take a stroll with the Impressionists and their visions of women: Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919); John Singer Sargent (1856-1925);* and Claude Monet (1840-1926). Her little Parasol to lift And once to let it down Her whole Responsibility— To imitate be Mine.** Emily Dickinson […]
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 […]
The theme of a woman in profile is universal in art. For instance, Canadian artist Tom Thomson (1877-1917) immortalized Laura, sitting against the wilderness landscape of Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park in Central Ontario. While Dutch master Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) has posed his model Adeline Ravoux in a more traditional interior, probably a […]
Here’s another blog in honor of Berthe Morisot’s birthday on January 14. Manet’s portraits of Morisot are about how she looked, not just in the sense of her appearance but also in the sense of how she gazes at him. She is not merely the object of his vision but a respondent to his […]
Mirrors have often offered artists an opportunity to use their imaginations to create unique portraits, particularly of women. So enjoy the works of art of Russian-Ukrainian Apollon Mokritsky (1810-1870) and American Mary Cassatt (1844-1926), comparing the differences in composition and and style.
Although American icon Winslow Homer (1836-1910) is often identified with his dramatic seascapes, he also was inspired by the interior of the country. In Autumn, Homer takes us on a pathway in the woods, already transformed by multi-colors of the season. However, who is the elegantly dressed woman holding the equivalent of a bouquet of leaves? […]
Autumn is here but you might want to remember the last roses of summer in these two works of art by Croation Vlaho Bukovac (1855-1922) and Frenchman Dominique Hubert Rozier (1840-1901). Bukovac traveled widely, residing and working in Paris as well as Prague in particular; little information is available about Rozier.
Reposted blog. VICTORIAN GODDESSES IN ART THE SOUL OF THE ROSE Women were central to important art movements like the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, whose artists idealized the feminine sex, setting them often against medieval backdrops or lush locales such as the garden in the lyrical The Soul of the Rose by John […]