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 […]
Tag Archives | women in art
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 […]
Reposted blog. LOST WORLDS & ANCIENT PORTRAITS THE BEAUTIFUL MUMMY __________ Is she truly from the 3rd century? A citizen of Roman Egypt, some 1800 years old, her timeless beauty lost for centuries in an ancient tomb. Now in the Louvre’s collection, her mummy portrait* is accessible via digital technology in an online museum […]
Russian artist Ivan Kramskoi (1837-1887) was a prolific portraitist, depicting major figures of Russian society, from writer Leo Tolstoy to Czar Alexander III and his wife. However, the subject of one of his most intriguing portraits (as seen above) has not been identified. Does she remind us of Tolstoy’s heroine Anna Karenina?
Reposted blog. TOULOUSE-LAUTREC WOMEN OF THE BELLE EPOQUE CLOSE-UP Only the figure exists. Landscape merely is, and must not be anything more than an addition….* Henri Toulouse-Lautrec Women dominate the French master Touloouse-Lautrec’s artistic vision, from his countess mother to Jane Avril and La Goulue of the Moulin Rouge to the occupants of a […]
Belgian artist Charles van Beveren (1809-1850) spent most of his career in the Dutch capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam.
Just click on the blog……. We are still experiencing technical difficulties, so enjoy this reprise of an earlier blog. TWO WOMEN WITH SUNFLOWERS & MOONFLOWERS A GIFT TO THE WORLD After women, flowers are the most lovely thing God has given the world. Christian Dior British artist George Dunlop […]
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 […]