“The Small One”

A vintage radio story narrated by Bing Crosby, this twelve minute audio tells a delightful tale of a boy and his donkey called “The Small One”. Henry Ossawa Tanner: Flight Into Egypt (1923) “Flight into Egypt” depicts the Holy Family’s clandestine evasion of King Herod’s assassins (Matthew 2:12–14), Tanner’s favorite biblical story… The painting, which…

Victoria Emily Jones: Art and Theology, Advent Day 6

Don’t miss the story of this painting by Bryn Gillette! 🙂 ~Sunnyside Lament and hope are key elements of Gillette’s Beyond the Ruins series as a whole, as he elaborates: During the years I worked on these images, the painting process distilled countless hours of conversation, travel, prayer, heartache, and hope into color and form….

Balalaika: Art and Music

Who Is Thorvald Hellesen? Thorvald Hellesen (25 December 1888 – 22 October 1937) was a Norwegian abstract artist, designer and painter. His art was associated with the Orphic Cubism movement. Around 1920, Hellesen…was one of few Norwegian artists to be inspired by cubism, but the painting also evinces a keen awareness of the other nascent…

Cynthia Gregory and Ivan Nagy: “In A Rehearsal Room”

Seven Minutes of Magic According to shippermd, this video is  “An EXTREMELY RARE, 1976 film-short of a romantic Pas de Deux Ballet to Pachelbel’s Canon In D Major.”  Produced by David Hahn and choreographed by William Carter, this film highlights the talents of dancers Cynthia Gregory and Ivan Nagy. About ‘In A Rehearsal Room’, Director…

Frederick Carl Frieseke: Woman with a Mirror (1911)

  Click For Enlarged Image: Slideshow best viewed At Sunnyside   Sources Wikimedia Commons contributors, “File:Woman with a Mirror, Frieseke.jpg,” Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Woman_with_a_Mirror,_Frieseke.jpg&oldid=319818829 (accessed January 3, 2019). Wikipedia contributors, “Frederick Carl Frieseke,” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Frederick_Carl_Frieseke4 (accessed November 28, 2021). Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside

Sam Robson and Friends: O come, O come, Emmanuel

O come, O come, Emmanuel O come, O come, Emmanuel And ransom captive Israel That mourns in lonely exile here Until the Son of God appear Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall come to thee, O Israel. O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free Thine own from Satan’s tyranny From depths of Hell Thy people save And…

Thomas Francis Dicksee: Jessica (1867)

  Farewell, and if my fortune be not crossed, I have a father, you a daughter, lost. — Jessica, The Merchant of Venice Who Is Jessica? This painting shows Jessica, a character in Shakespeare’s play The Merchant of Venice, the daughter of a Jewish moneylender Shylock, who defies her father’s wishes and falls in love with…

Gustave Loiseau: L’Église de Bennecourt (1901)

Learn More Bailly Gallery, Paris – concise biography and more paintings by Gustave Loiseau Artnet – see many more paintings by Gustave Loiseau Gustave Loiseau – Wikipedia Gustave Loiseau | Christie’s Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside

Week 2: Horse, by Sunnyside

What I Want to Practice: Finding a starting place Using correct proportion Using contour lines for emphasis Observing from photo, not instructor’s drawing Experimenting with eraser for highlights Knowing when to stop (exercise vs finished drawing) My Plan Watch video in full, then try to draw using only reference photo Use only an HB pencil,…

J.E.H. MacDonald: Maple Boughs, Algoma

Best viewed At Sunnyside. WordPress Reader distorts format. Click For Enlarged Detail Slideshow best viewed At Sunnyside. Details Maple Boughs, Algoma J.E.H. MacDonald, Medium: oil on composite wood-pulp board Credit Line: The Thomson Collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario Dimensions Overall: 21.5 x 26.5 cm (8 7/16 x 10 7/16 in.) Source: Art Gallery…

Vincent van Gogh: Pietà (after Delacroix) 1889

Post best viewed At Sunnyside. (WordPress Reader makes a mess of it.) Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, on or about Friday, 20 September 1889 In the Autumn of 1889, Vincent remains ill. Consoling himself by copying works from some of his favorite artists, Vincent works in a small studio in the asylum of Saint Paul of Mausole in Saint…

Week 1: Avocado, by Sunnyside

OK. The time has come. After decades of planning to take art lessons, I finally enrolled in The Virtual Instructor with Matt Fussell. Inspired by Judith at Artistcoveries, I am determined to embrace – and learn – from every mistake, even though being a brand new beginner is intimidating to this recovering perfectionist. Today, at…

Paul Klee: Tropical Blossom (1920)

Color possesses me. I don’t have to pursue it. It will possess me always, I know it. That is the meaning of this happy hour: Colour and I are one. I am a painter. Paul Klee: Quote (Tunisia, 16 April 1914), # 926, in: The Diaries of Paul Klee, 1898-1918, transl. Pierre B. Schneider, R.Y….

Remembering Tamara Natalie Madden

“The birds in my paintings are symbolic of my personal struggle with illness, and a representation of my survival and freedom from it. Tamara Natalie Madden (2015) See More Tamara Natalie Madden: An Artist Remembered At Sunnyside Update 2021 Don’t miss more online works at Tamara Natalie Madden. Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside

Maria Sibylla Merian and Natural History

Who Is Maria Sibylla Merian? Artist, scientist, businesswoman, mother, and rule breaker extraordinaire – there is no doubt that Maria Sibylla Merian’s life story is filled with astonishing accomplishments. This German-born artist, botanist, naturalist, entomologist, and scientific illustrator lived during the 1700s in the Netherlands, where adherence to the guild system in Europe prevented women…

John Duncan Fergusson: On the Road to the Isles (1928)

Click For Enlarged Detail: Details John Duncan Fergusson (1874-1961) On the Road to the Isles signed and dated ‘J.D. FERGUSSON./1928’ (on the reverse), signed again and inscribed ‘THE ROAD TO THE ISLES,/J.D. FERGUSSON’ (on the artist’s label attached to the stretcher) oil on canvas 22 x 24 in. (55.9 x 61 cm.) Source: Christie’s Link:…

Jules Breton: La Falaise

Jules Breton, Realist Painter of Rustic Life Jules Adolphe Aimé Louis Breton (1827 – 1906) was a 19th-century French Realist painter, poet, and writer born in Courrières, a small Pas-de-Calais village. He was one of the best known painters of his period in his native France, as well as England and the United States. The…

Frederick Carl Frieseke: Girl in Blue Arranging Flowers (c.1915)

Frederick Carl Frieseke (1874 – 1939) was an American Impressionist painter who spent most of his life as an expatriate in France. An influential member of the Giverny art colony, his paintings often concentrated on various effects of dappled sunlight in scenes of female subjects. wikipedia   Click For Enlarged Detail: Slideshow best viewed At…

Louis Anquetin: Jeune Femme à l’ombrelle (1891)

Anquetin drew Jeune femme à l’ombrelle during this landmark period in the development of Post-Impressionist modernism. This pastel may have been done in preparation for an oil painting executed in the same year. The artist’s subject is a stylish modern woman of the petit boulevard, taking an evening stroll. Anquetin composed this scene using a…

John Duncan Fergusson: Cassis Through the Trees (1920s)

Cassis through the trees shows the raw beauty of nature as the main character, and even when it reveals a glimpse of the village of Cassis, Fergusson’s stylised Provençal landscape dominates the foreground. Looking beyond, white architecture with oranges roofs and the shiny blue of the sea can be seen in the centre of the…

Alfred James Munnings: Gorse on Ringland Hills

Landscape painting was Sir Alfred Munnings’s first love, and the artist would return to depicting the landscape of his native East Anglia throughout his career, emulating his great predecessor John Constable. In 1910-11 Munnings explored the Ringland Hills near Norwich with the gypsy boy Shrimp, a caravan and a string of ponies. ‘The gorse was…

William-Adolphe Bouguereau: Girl With a Pomegranate (1875)

Who Is William-Adolphe Bouguereau? William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825 –1905) was a French academic painter who favored realistic genre paintings using mythological themes, thus making modern interpretations of classical subjects. Bouguereau explained his work in 1895, “One has to seek Beauty and Truth, Sir!” As I always say to my pupils, you have to work to the…

Matthijs Maris: Brook in the Woods near Oosterbeek (c.1860)

Read More Wikipedia contributors, “Matthijs Maris,” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Matthijs_Maris&oldid=861294392 (accessed January 13, 2019). Sources Rijksmuseum Amsterdam online catalogue Wikimedia Commons contributors, “File:Beek in het bos bij Oosterbeek Rijksmuseum SK-A-2275.jpeg,” Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Beek_in_het_bos_bij_Oosterbeek_Rijksmuseum_SK-A-2275.jpeg&oldid=334552519 (accessed January 13, 2019). Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside

Pieter Bruegel the Elder: The Harvesters (1565)

The First Modern Landscape The Harvesters, painted by Pieter Bruegel the Elder in 1565, represents “a watershed in the history of western art” at at time when “the religious pretext for landscape painting has been suppressed in favor of a new humanism, and the unidealized description of the local scene is based on natural observations.”…

John Duncan Fergusson: Fleurs (1908)

In 1907, with his interest in the advancement of contemporary art in Paris and frustration with conservative Scotland, an inheritance following his father’s death in 1906 allowed Fergusson to move to Paris permanently. Fleurs wonderfully epitomises the dramatic effect the European influences had on Fergusson’s work: a lighter palette, flattening of form and a heavy…

Tamara Natalie Madden: An Artist Remembered

Tamara Natalie Madden (1975 –2017) was a Jamaican-born mother, mixed-media artist, and professor of art and visual culture at Spelman College in Atlanta. On November 4, 2017, she died at her home in Snellville, Georgia, only two weeks after being diagnosed with Stage 4 ovarian cancer.  She was 42.  “Out of Many, One People” Though Tamara…

Van Gogh and Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 7 in D major

Hold on to your hats….wow  😉 Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 7 in D major, Op. 10, No. 3, Paavali Jumppanen, piano, Via herzogtum-sachsen-weissenfels   Click to View Enlarged Image: Slideshow best viewed At Sunnyside Image Credit: Vincent Van Gogh, Great Peacock Moth, Saint -Remy, May, 1889 in public domain via Van Gogh Museum….