Portraiture was experiencing a “renaissance” during the late 19th century and early 20th century. Two artists who contributed to this art tradition were British painter George Spencer Watson (1869-1934) and his American contemporary John White Alexander (1856-1915), who often emphasized the elegance and grace of their subjects. Yet, are you more inclined to notice […]
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Here is another beautifully rendered portrait by Florentine master Silvestro Lega, complementing another blog on this artist today.
Mirrors have fascinated artists for centuries, whether Russian portraitist Valentin Serov (1865-1911) or American Impressionist Julian Alden Weir (1852-1919). Both works of art are intriguing interpretations of the complex relationship between the women and the reflections of their images.
American Impressionist Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) and French artist Edouard Manet (1832-1883) were contemporaries, both immortalizing in paint the leisurely activities of their time including visits to the garden and park, a popular pastime. Cassatt’s work above reflects her focus on children, the centerpiece of her career, while Manet introduces the viewer to his favorite […]
The mirror has been an intriguing theme for artists throughout the centuries: from the joyful Girl at a Mirror below by Dutch Golden Age painter Paulus Moreelse (1571-1638) to the rather provocative Woman with a Powder Compact by Swiss born Felix Vallotton (1865-1925), whose career spanned the late 1800s into the early 1900s.
American icon Winslow Homer (1836-1910) is usually associated with his epic seascapes. However, he also was drawn to women, creating countless portrayals of them, capturing in these two cases, a moment of reflection.
Reposted blog. It is 10:00 p.m. and twilight when the atmosphere is tinted blue, almost the same color as the incoming tide. Yet, the two friends converse together as if it were still the middle of the afternoon.* Can we guess what confidence or secret they are sharing? Summer Evening on the Skagen’s […]
Throughout the history of art, women have fascinated artists, whether American Impressionist Joseph De Camp (1858-1923), whose The Listener above provides us with a unique view of a theatergoer, or Austrian painter Marianne Stokes (1855-1927) and her exotic portrayal of a Slovak Girl in Sunday Attire wearing a colorful, intricate costume, as well as French Impressionist […]
Little information is available about this portrait by Hungarian artist Jozsef Rippl-Ronai (1861-1927), who spent time in Paris, where he was influenced by avant-garde styles of art. However, it is known that the woman Zorka was a friend and often posed for the artist.
Reposting a blog. THE GENIUS OF SPANISH ART A VISION OF SMILES & LAUGHTER They say that you have thirteen springs, and you are a vision of beauty and that in your great eyes reverberate, the glow of the immortal stars. Jose de Espronceda* __________ Few paintings connect as directly with […]