Birth of Les Nabis

Birth of Les Nabis The Talisman is a painting by French artist Paul Sérusier made in 1888, under the guidance of Paul Gauguin at the artist’s colony of Pont-Aven in Brittany. This painting, the starting point and icon of the group of young painters called The Nabis, was a landmark in early Post-Impressionism, Synthetism, and…

Josiah Gilbert Holland: “God Give Us Men”

Wanted by Josiah Gilbert Holland God, give us men! A time like this demands Strong minds, great hearts, true faith and ready hands; Men whom the lust of office does not kill; Men whom the spoils of office cannot buy; Men who possess opinions and a will; Men who have honor; men who will not…

A Kiss and a Concerto

Haydn’s Cello Concerto #1 in C Major, 3. Allegro molto I never tire of the pure joy surrounding this whole group of talented musicians. Isserlis is a masterful performer – a treat! Do you see the magnificent mural on the wall behind the orchestra?  Read more about the mural in Edvard Munch and The Suns …

Nakazawa Hiromitsu: Touching, Daughter from Beautiful Women and the Senses (1905)

Touching: Daughter from the series Beautiful Women and the Senses Shoku: Musume from the series Bijin to kankaku, 触(娘) 美人と感覚よ Japanese, Late Meiji era, 1905 Nakazawa Hiromitsu (Japanese, 1874–1964) Publisher Sunbikai Place of Creation: Japan Dimensions: Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.) Medium or Technique: Color woodblock and stencil; organic and…

László Mednyánszky: Iron Gate on the Danube (1890-95)

  Video   Baron László Mednyánszky (1852 – 1919) Hungarian artist Baron László Mednyánszky or Ladislaus Josephus Balthasar Eustachius Mednyánszky, a Hungarian painter-philosopher, is one of the most enigmatic figures in the history of Hungarian art. Despite an aristocratic background, he spent most of his life moving around Europe working as an artist. Wikipedia Born:…

Pierre Bonnard: Paysage stylisé, Le Grand-Lemps, (c.1890)

Like many of the young artists who were affiliated with the modernist avant-garde on the cusp of the 20th century, Bonnard was a quick and early starter, and he made some remarkable pictures before he was only twenty-five. Executed circa 1890, Paysage stylisé (Le Grand-Lemps) represents the cutting-edge style of a new anti-naturalist tendency in…

Vivaldi: La Primavera (Spring)

Image Credit Bibi Zogbé 1890 – 1973, LEBANESE, UNTITLED, signed and dated Bibi Zogbé Paris ’36 twice oil on wood65 by 59.5cm.; 25 1/2 by 23 3/8 in., Source: Sotheby’s Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside

Hermenegildo Anglada-Camarasa: La Gata Rosa (c.1908)

La Gata Rosa corresponds to this period of large-scale works, having being painted in the usual size for large exhibitions and salons of the time. Here the painter shows us one of his favourite themes in this second Parisian period (1904 – 1914): the female portrait. In this case it is Georgette Leroy, wife of…

Kathleen Munn: Horses (c.1927)

Kathleen Munn: Pioneer of Modern Art Kathleen Jean Munn (1887– October 19, 1974) is recognized today as a pioneer of modern art in Canada, though she remained on the periphery of the Canadian art scene during her lifetime. She imagined conventional subjects in a radically new visual vocabulary as she combined the traditions of European…

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,…

Kari Jobe: Be Still My Soul

Image Credit La Falaise, Jules Breton, (1827-1906, FRENCH), signed Jules Breton (lower left) , oil on canvas , 32 1/8 by 46 1/2 in., 81.6 by 118.1 cm, Source: Sotheby’s Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside

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…

Jan Toorop: O Grave, Where Is Thy Victory? (1892)

Many thanks to Roos Zwart LandArtist for pointing me to this artwork. 🙂 Who Is Jan Toorop? Johannes Theodorus ‘Jan’ Toorop was a Dutch-Indonesian painter, who worked in various styles, including Symbolism, Art Nouveau, and Pointillism. His early work was influenced by the Amsterdam Impressionism movement. Wikipedia A Poem: Forgiveness My heart was heavy, for…

Annie Louisa Swynnerton: The Sense of Sight via The Eclectic Light Company

Reblogged from The Eclectic Light Company‘s series on The Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood. This painting is one of my favorites from Annie Louisa Swynnerton. For me, Swynnerton’s masterpiece, and one of the finest paintings of this difficult subject, is The Sense of Sight from 1895. This is now in the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, which had…

Mary Chapin Carpenter: Late For Your Life

Late For Your Life You’ve been saying for the longest time that the time has come You’ve been talking like you’re of a mind to get some changing done Maybe move out of the city, find some quiet little town Where you can sit out on your back porch step and watch the sun go…

A God Who Allows Suffering by Anna Waldherr

As we enter Spring and finally begin to turn the corner in the fight against coronavirus, it is only fitting that we acknowledge the suffering this pandemic caused. During the 25 years I practiced law, I witnessed a great deal of suffering.  It took many forms:  brain damage; paraplegia; rape; child molestation; death by cancer,…

Jan Toorop: Mother (1891)

Who Is Jan Toorop? Johannes Theodorus ‘Jan’ Toorop (20 December 1858 – 3 March 1928) was a Dutch-Indonesian painter, who worked in various styles, including Symbolism, Art Nouveau, and Pointillism. His early work was influenced by the Amsterdam Impressionism movement. Click For Enlarged Detail Best viewed At Sunnyside Image Credit Image Credit: Wikimedia.org Read More…

The Flagellation – 14th Century Italian Embroidery

One of Twelve: Life of Christ The Flagellation is one of twelve panels attributed to Geri Lapi depicting the life of Christ, of which nine are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This embroidered panel representing the Flagellation is a remarkable expression of the Florentine Gothic style. While the needlework has been attributed to the…

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,…

Mark Toner: Pigments at Peace

This one just makes me happy. 🙂 Reblogged from Pigments at Peace. at the website of artist Mark Toner at artmark.me. Check it out! Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside

Mignarda: Where There Is Charity and Love

“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 to Art and Theology by Victoria Emily Jones, Ubi caritas (Where…

Reuven Rubin: Mimosas in an Antique Vase (1950)

Reuven Rubin (1893 – 1974), MIMOSAS IN AN ANTIQUE VASE (1950), Oil on canvas, 32 by 25 1/2 in., 81.3 by 64.8 cm, Source: Sotheby’s. Distinctively Israeli Reuven Rubin (1893-1974) is the eighth of 13 children born to a Romanian Jewish Hasidic family in Galaţi. Rubin studies art at Bezalel Academy of Art in Jerusalem and…

Vincent van Gogh: The Olive Trees (1889)

Finding Beauty in Hard Places In the aftermath of the 23 December 1888 breakdown that resulted in the self-mutilation of his left ear, Vincent voluntarily admitted himself to an asylum in Saint-Remy, France. Because he occupied two cells with barred windows, the clinic and its garden became the main subjects of his paintings. He was…

Mary Cassatt: Mother and Two Children, 1906

“I do not admit that a woman can draw like that,” said Edgar Degas when he saw one of Mary Cassatt’s pictures. David Lowe continues in American Heritage, At eight o’clock on the evening of June 14, 1926, a very old woman—blind and suffering from advanced diabetes—died in her chateau on the edge of the…

Jan Toorop: The Tide, Vloed (1891)

Who Is Jan Toorop? Alongside Vincent van Gogh, Piet Mondrian, and Kees van Dongen, Jan Toorop is one of only a few Dutch artists from the turn of the 20th century to enjoy international fame and recognition. Born on the island of Java, which at the time was a Dutch colony, he came to Europe…

Mary Cassatt: On a Balcony (1878-1879)

Cassatt Catches Quiet Moments During Mary Cassatt’s early Impressionist period, she frequently focused on the activities of middle-class women in society—at the theater or taking tea, for example. At first glance, the arresting painting ‘On a Balcony’, which was shown in the 1880 Impressionist exhibition, appears to depict a woman in a public setting. However,…

Why Bind the Days? A Poem by Jonathan Humble

If I were a poet, I would want to write like this. ~Sunnyside Why Bind The Days? Mar 10, 2021 Why bind the days inside that self-embrace? Alight, a life should shame the brightest star; refuse the mask that hides a truthful face. Imperfect lines in faith do not disgrace when claimed as fact and…

Pieter Bruegel and the First Modern Landscape (1565)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art calls this painting a “watershed in the history of Western art”[1] and the “first modern landscape”.[6]. Because of the new humanist lens through which Pieter Bruegel the Elder viewed his world, landscape painting was no longer limited to backgrounds for mythological or religious illustrations.

Vincent van Gogh Meets Dr. Who

This is a perfectly imagined and executed scene. Image Credit: Vincent Van Gogh, 1853-1890, Self-portrait, (1889). Paris, Orsay. by jean louis mazieres, Via Flickr: (Source: https://www.flickr.com/). Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside

Edgar Degas: Danseuses en Blanc (c.1878)

Edgar Degas (1834 – 1917), Danseuses en Blanc (c.1878), Signed Degas (upper right), Pastel and gouache on joined paper, 20 7/8 by 25 3/8 in., 53 by 65.2 cm, Source: Sotheby’s     Degas – Painter of the Ballet   In this sparklingly fresh work in pastel, Degas captures a group of four dancers in mid-flight…

Vista or Voyage?

Vista or Voyage? Do I exist Among this mist of Seen and unseen, Known and unknown, Action and reaction, Ever captive, Yet courageous In this chasm Where I search but don’t surrender? by Sunnyside Lol…this is my 29 word response to: Challenge: Weekend Writing Prompt #200 – Vista Challenge found via Christine Goodnough’s Catching the View…

Augusto Giacometti: Orchids on Blue Ground (1938)

  Master of Color Augusto Giacometti (1877 –1947) was a Swiss artist from Stampa, Graubünden, known predominantly as a painter in the Art Nouveau and Symbolism movements, as well as  for his work in stained glass. He was a proponent of murals and a designer of popular posters. He is cousin of Giovanni Giacometti – …

Pierre Bonnard: Portrait de Madame Hessel ou La Dame en Rouge (1901)

Portrait de Madame Hessel Christie’s writes that while Pierre Bonnard “excels in representations – sometimes very intimate ones – of his wife Marthe, at the table, in bed or as she dressed,… he remains an excellent portraitist for other models within his close entourage…” They continue: ‘Portrait de Madame Hessel’ or ‘La dame en rouge’…

František Kupka: One Vision (1946)

František Kupka, One Vision, ( Une Vision )1946, Oil on canvas, 27 1/8 x 26 3/4 inches (69 x 68 cm), Credit line:  Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York Bequest, Andrée Martinel, 1993,    Click For Enlarged Detail Best viewed At Sunnyside Details Artist:  František Kupka, b. 1871, Opočno, Austria-Hungary; d. 1957, Puteaux, France Title:…

Charles Leroy Saint Aubert: Au Dessus Du Boulevard De Sebastopol, Paris

Click For Enlarged Detail: Best viewed At Sunnyside Details Charles Leroy Saint Aubert 1852-1907 FRENCH AU DESSUS DU BOULEVARD DE SEBASTOPOL, PARIS signed Leroy. Saint. Aubert. lower right oil on canvas 73 by 88.5cm., 28¾ by 34¾in. Source: Sotheby’s Link: http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/lot.143.html/2009/19th-century-european-paintings-including-german-austrian-central-european-paintings-the-orientalist-sale-spanish-painting-and-the-scandinavian-sale-l09661 Thanks for Visiting! 🙂 The End

Gustave Loiseau: Falaises de Saint-Jouin (1907)

Who Is Gustave Loiseau? Gustave Loiseau (3 October 1865–10 October 1935) was a French Post-Impressionist painter, remembered above all for his landscapes and scenes of Paris streets. [1] Wikipedia Loiseau and the Coasts of Normandy Born in Paris in 1865, Gustave Loiseau, like many of the Impressionist painters, found inspiration in the coast of Normandy….

Enoki Toshiyuki: Sennyu (Spring) 2017

Who Is Enoki Toshiyuki? Educated in several different genres of lacquer painting, traditional Japanese painting and western painting, Toshiyuki Enoki’s works are an amalgamation of the new and the aged, reality and myth. The artist strives to antiquate his works, not only in his thematic tribute to well known traditional artists such as Maruyama Okyo,…

Edgar Degas, La Loge (1880), via The Paris Review

Art and the Stories We Tell Ourselves Cody Delistraty writes in The Paris Review, “Degas ultimately thought that his paintings of the women who performed at the opera cut through the stories they were telling themselves, about their claims to beauty, status, and talent. He believed that was the goal of the artist: to separate…

Lilian Westcott Hale: Black Eyed Susans

Charcoal Portraiture “Without Rival” A gifted draftsman, Lilian Westcott Hale was widely admired for her charcoal style, characterized by the use of fine, vertical strokes. Hale was a consummate portraitist, particularly in the medium of charcoal, with a contemporary critic writing, “in her drawing it is safe to say that she is without a rival…Mrs. Hale’s…

Philip Leslie Hale: The Rose Tree Girl (1922)

Why Do I Love This Painting? Given our dark, cold winter in captivity, I want to encourage us all to emerge with a remembrance of spring. The Rose Tree Girl evokes the feeling of warm sunshine, buzzing bees, and glorious gardens, so like a caterpillar in spring, let us also emerge with  hope that cold,…

Joaquín Sorolla: On the Sands at Zarauz Beach (1910)

On the Sand, Zarauz Beach (1910). Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida (Spanish, 1863-1923). Oil on canvas. Museo Sorolla – Madrid., Image Via WikiPaintings. Master of Light Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida was a Spanish painter who excelled in the painting of portraits, landscapes, and monumental works of social and historical themes. His most typical works are characterized…

Endre Penovác: Watercolor ‘Miracle on Paper’

Who Is Endre Penovác? Born in 1956 in Tornjoš and now living in Bačka Topola, Serbian painter Endre Penovác finished The Academy of Fine Arts in Novi Sad. He now works as an independent artist having group or individual exhibits in many countries, including private collections all over the globe (Serbia, Hungary, Italy, France, Germany, China,…

Tamara Natalie Madden: “Out of Many, One People”

Though Tamara Natalie Madden was born in Kingston, Jamaica, she spent her teenage years in Madison, Wisconsin. Born with dark skin to a mother with light skin, Ms. Madden observed endemic racist behavior from people of color, both in Jamaica and in the United States – based solely on the degree of darkness of skin;…