Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose is a lovely, dreamlike painting by John Singer Sargent. It depicts two little girls with Japanese lanterns in a setting of pale flowers.
Theodore Robinson, World's Columbian Exposition, 1894. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Photo via the-athenaeum.org. Theodore Robinson (1852-1896) was one of the first American impressionist painters, and he painted at the Giverny, France artists' colony alongside Claude Monet.* This particular painting, one of his late works, is perhaps not as characteristic of his usual style as… Continue reading American Art of the Week: World’s Columbian Exposition by Theodore Robinson
Childe Hassam (1859-1935) is one of my most favorite American artists. He is also has the rare distinction of having one of his paintings hang in the Oval Office.
American Impressionist Lilla Cabot Perry's beautiful painting of her daughter sitting by the window.
Frederick Childe Hassam, Late Afternoon, New York, Winter, 1900. Brooklyn Museum, New York. Photo via the-athenaeum.org. I think we've already established how much I love paintings of New York City in the snow, since I've written two previous posts on the topic (Snow falls softly on the city: the paintings of Guy C. Wiggins and Snow in… Continue reading December 4th: Late Afternoon, New York, Winter by Childe Hassam
Today’s assignment was to pick up the nearest book, turn to page twenty-nine, and write a post based on the first word that you notice on that page. In a fashion that should not surprise anyone who knows anything about me, my nearest book was Robert Edsel’s The Monuments Men. I’m nothing if not predictable.… Continue reading Failure… or Not (WordPress Writing 101 Prompt #14)
For today's prompt about writing from a different point of view, I decided to describe a work of art from the perspective of a figure depicted in the work. I have chosen Edouard Manet's Railroad (Gare St-Lazare) at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., a painting noted for its opaque psychology, unclear narrative, and… Continue reading WordPress Writing 101 Prompt #9: What Manet’s Girls Saw
Since my post about Guy C. Wiggins, I have started discovering snowy New York cityscapes by other painters. Here are two contemporary artists who share Wiggins's love of New York in the wintertime: Mark Daly (b. 1956) describes himself is an American Impressionist. He primarily paints landscapes set throughout the country and sometimes overseas as… Continue reading Snow in New York, the Contemporary Version
Browsing through the many arts and antiques magazines I get in the mail every month or two, I frequently come across paintings of beautiful New York City street scenes, usually in the snow. Recently, I realized all of these paintings are by the same artist, Guy C. Wiggins. I've heard of Wiggins before, but up until now I… Continue reading Snow falls softly on the city: the paintings of Guy C. Wiggins
A selection of beautiful paintings by Pierre Auguste Renoir - all depicting my two favorite things, ice skating and dancing.