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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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.