LÉO GAUSSON: Paysage aux environs de Lagny, l’église de Conches (1887)

Léo Gausson (14 February 1860 – 27 October 1944) was a French landscape painter in the Neo-impressionist and Synthetic styles. He was also a printmaker and sculptor.[1] Click for Enlarged Image Slideshow best viewed At Sunnyside See More Léo Gausson at wikimedia commons Read More Léo Gausson at wikiwand Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside

William Merritt Chase: At the Seaside (1892)

At the Seaside Beginning in 1891 Chase taught at a summer art school in Shinnecock, Long Island. The following year, he and his family moved into their new summer home, Shinnecock Hall… Chase taught at the beach resort until 1902, conducting open-air classes for as many as a hundred students each summer. This work is…

The Real Ophelia

The scene depicted is from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Act IV, Scene vii, in which Ophelia, driven out of her mind when her father is murdered by her lover Hamlet, falls into a stream and drowns: There, on the pendent boughs her coronet weedsClambering to hang, an envious sliver broke;When down her weedy trophies and herselfFell in…

Hermenegildo Anglada-Camarasa: Almond Trees, Mallorca

With the outbreak of the First World War, Anglada-Camarasa left Paris for Mallorca. Executed circa 1925 -30, the present scene is a far cry from his charged Parisian night scenes; and yet the radical modern style he developed there – the use of chromatic experimentation, radiant colours and thick impasto – is still very much…

Gyula Benczúr: Moorish Boy (1914)

Gyula Benczúr (1844 – 1920) was a Hungarian painter and art teacher who specialized in portraits and historical scenes. See More At Sunnyside Gyula Benczúr: Reading Woman in the Forest (1875) See More By This Artist Works and biography of Gyula Benczúr @ Fine arts in Hungary Works of Gyula Benczúr held in Slovak art…

Week 21: After Dorothea Lange, by Sunnyside

Practice Goals My initial goal in this exercise was to practice placing the four figures on the page. Beginning with a perfectly composed photo like this one made this much easier. That hand, however, was a bugger. I know nothing about drawing hands – and that shows! See Original Photo Dorothea Lange: Migrant Mother Dorothea…

Hermenegildo Anglada Camarasa: Campesinos de Gandía, (1909)

Click for Enlarged Detail Slideshow best viewed At Sunnyside See More Mujeres. Hermenegildo Anglada Camarasa. Regrettably, I have been unable to find further information about this painting. If you can assist, please comment below. Hat Tips ❤️ Thanks to Steve Schwartzman for linking this video. Thanks to Sister Renee who found this information (!!!) “Campesinos de…

Vincent van Gogh: Fishing in Spring, the Pont de Clichy (1887)

In technique, Fishing in Spring is a testament to Vincent van Gogh’s friendship with Paul Signac. Van Gogh had seen works by Signac and Georges Seurat in the spring of 1886 at the final Impressionist exhibition. Signac was an eloquent spokesman for Seurat’s pioneering Neo-Impressionism, explaining it as a natural development of Impressionism. Under Signac’s…

Dorothea Lange: Migrant Mother (1936)

Don’t Miss Dorothea Lange Exhibition at Huntsville Museum of Art May 15 – August 7, 2022 Migrant Mother – Behind the Icon See More Museum of Modern Art Dorothea Lange at Mutual Art Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside

Week 20: After Rubens, by Sunnyside

Hmmm…I need to try this one again — much to learn here. Since I did not have time to tone my paper with watercolor as he suggested, I tried using tinted charcoal on tan sketching paper for the background. I never could tell whether we were supposed to be using graphite or charcoal on the…

Giuseppe Torelli: Twelve Trumpet Concertos (c.1690)

Giuseppe Torelli (22 April 1658 – 8 February 1709) was an Italian violist, violinist, teacher, and composer of the late Baroque era. Torelli is most remembered for contributing to the development of the instrumental concerto., especially concerti grossi and the solo concerto, for strings and continuo, as well as being the most prolific Baroque composer…

Mary Cassatt: Lydia Crocheting in the Garden at Marly (1880)

“Cassatt and her family spent the summer of 1880 at Marly-le-Roi, about ten miles west of Paris. Ignoring the village’s historic landmarks in her art, Cassatt focused instead on the domestic environment. Here, she portrayed her elder sister, Lydia, fashionably dressed and insulated by a walled garden from any modern hurly-burly. Lydia is absorbed in…

Week 19: After Ligozzi, by Sunnyside

Quick Sketchbook Exercise I am planning to try a charcoal drawing copying Christ’s face in Jacopo Ligozzi‘s Christ Carrying the Cross, so I practiced with a quick value sketch today using graphite. See full image At Sunnyside: Jacopo Ligozzi: Christ Carrying the Cross (1604) Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside

Sir Frank Brangwyn: Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus

“After the First World War, Brangwyn was commissioned to produce Stations of the Cross for Arras cathedral through the recommendation of his friend Theophile Steinlen (1859-1923). Reproductions of the Stations were to be distributed to other war damaged churches. Unfortunately the series was never completed. It was generally reported that this was due to the…

Wassily Kandinsky: Improvisation on Mahogany (1910)

“Kandinsky’s first major breakthrough was his discovery that color, when disassociated from representational concerns, could become the principal subject of a painting. Taking his cue from musical composition, Kandinsky determined that every color corresponded with a particular emotion or “sound.” “Color becomes increasingly crucial. [… They] transport the subject to the sphere of dream and legend….

Happy Birthday, Dear One!

Although you are missed today as every other day, you will always be a part of every lovely landscape. ❤️❤️❤️

Renoir: Portrait of Madame Renoir (1874)

“During the early 1870s, Renoir and Monet often painted side by side, producing images of the same subject and sometimes using each other—and other family members—as models. In Renoir’s informal portrait of Camille Monet, the painter’s wife sits on a comfortable sofa reading a paperback book. Small touches of color cover the canvas like stitches…

Week 18: She Sees, by Sunnyside

First Portrait In the last few weeks I have drawn an isolated eye, nose, mouth, and ear, but this is my first time trying a whole face. I did not finish, but I am satisfied with my earnest effort and am looking forward to working on a portrait drawing course next. Thanks for Visiting 🙂…

Ambrose McEvoy: Lady Patricia Moore (c.1920)

“Despite being one of the most successful society portrait painters of his day, Ambrose McEvoy has until recently been overlooked. Born in 1877, McEvoy painted a plethora of important sitters throughout his career including Sir Winston Churchill and Lady Diana Cooper. McEvoy demonstrated exceptional artistic abilities from a young age. Encouraged by his father, Captain…

Paul Klee: The Lamb (1920)

“The lamb is walking through the colourful stripy cosmos as if it were a lost child. The cross above its head evokes God’s Lamb, which traditionally symbolises Christ’s sacrificial death. However, the religious content in Klee’s work is controversial as the painter did not express a particular religious standpoint. The comparison of the artist and…

Joaquín Sorolla Exhibition

…”the first major exhibition in Italy dedicated to the Spanish master of light Joaquin Sorolla Y Bastida (1863-1923). Sorolla fixes on canvas the beaches of the Mediterranean and the characters that crowd them, giving us an original slice of the Belle Époque. An artist who anticipates the techniques of photography giving unprecedented glimpses, protagonist of…

Picasso: Painting the Blue Period

“Picasso: Painting the Blue Period exhibition curator Susan Behrends Frank discusses how conservation discoveries have provided new insight into Picasso’s imagery and social concerns in the years 1901-1904. Dr. Frank will show how Picasso’s imagery of women during those years was a reflection of his life experiences in Paris and Barcelona and how, in his…

Week 17: Hit Refresh, by Sunnyside

This is a lesson on The Virtual Instructor paid site. I want to try again on different paper and experiment with using powdered graphite, which I did not have today. Lots to practice and learn when I repeat this one! Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside

Georges Braque: L’église de Carrières-Saint-Denis (1909)

The Birth of Cubism Painted in 1909, L’église de Carrières-Saint-Denis dates from the early moments of Cubism. It is in the late landscapes of Braque’s transitional period that the bare bones of the movement truly consolidated. Now, he had advanced on Cézanne in rendering form in two dimensions, and he needed only his return to…

Nikolai Bogdanov-Belsky: Country Boys (1916)

Bogdanov-Belsky’s Best Bogdanov-Belsky’s pre-revolutionary works include some of his most striking canvases, the scale alone often an indication of his artistic confidence. The present lot is an exceptional example of the qualities that mark out these rare, early paintings – tight brushwork, vivid blues and greens, and an impact that would grow gradually more diffuse…

Renoir: Woman With a Cat (c.1875)

Click for Enlarged Detail slideshow best viewed At Sunnyside Hat Tip Art and Artists, Cats in Art part 2 Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside

Eva Cassidy: Fields of Gold

One of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard…. Hear More Eva Cassidy Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside

Francesca LaRosa: Psalm 22

My God, My God, Why Have You Abandoned Me? Psalm 22: 8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24) R. My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? All who see me scoff at me; they mock me with parted lips, they wag their heads: “He relied on the LORD; let him deliver him, let him rescue him,…

Week 15: Chimichonga, by Sunnyside

First Solo No video lesson this time! I took the reference photo on my iphone, edited in photoshop, made a gray scale, and did this quick value study in charcoal in preparation for trying a pastel portrait of this adorable little fellow. Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside

Jacopo Ligozzi: Christ Carrying the Cross (1604)

The Power of Narrative Painting Much has been written about Jacopo Ligozzi’s Christ Carrying the Cross, a dramatic narrative portrayal of Christ surrounded by his persecutors and onlookers on the way to Calvary. I did not understand the power of this painting until studying the enlarged details in the face of Christ. With close proximity,…

Mignarda: Where There Is Charity and Love

If video is not visible on WP Reader….please view At Sunnyside “This beautiful and familiar hymn is one of the antiphons for the washing of feet on the Mandatum (Maundy Thursday). Its text is attributed to Paulinus of Aquileia in 796. The traditional chant melody probably also stems from the late 8th century.” lutesongs According…

Giotto: The Arrest of Christ (Kiss of Judas)

Gospel Mt 26:14-25 One of the Twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said,“What are you willing to give meif I hand him over to you?”They paid him thirty pieces of silver,and from that time on he looked for an opportunity to hand him over. On the first day of the…

Van Gogh: Two Cypresses (1889)

Cypresses was painted in late June 1889, shortly after Van Gogh began his yearlong stay at the asylum in Saint-Rémy. The subject, which he found “beautiful as regards lines and proportions, like an Egyptian obelisk,” both captivated and challenged the artist: “It’s the dark patch in a sun-drenched landscape, but it’s one of the most…

Odilon Redon: La Voile Jaune (c1905)

Odilon Redon was a French symbolist painter, printmaker, draughtsman and pastellist.

Known for his unique blend of artistic naturalism and symbolic subject matter, Odilon Redon was highly influential among the late 19th century French avant-garde circle. Working in charcoal, pastel, oil, and lithography, Redon created …