Edgar Degas: The Four Ballerinas in Blue (c1897)

Click for Enlarged Detail Slideshow best viewed At Sunnyside Read More Italian wikiwand “Ballerine dietro le quinte“ Google English translation of the Italian wikipedia page Note I found several different names for this painting on various websites. Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside

Mariam Batsashvili: Serenade

Learn More Read More Franz Liszt at wikiwand Image Credit Georgia O’Keeffe, Lake George Reflection, c1921-22, oil on canvas 147.3 x 86.4 cm, Image Source: Christie’s Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside

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;…

Isobel Lilian Gloag: Four Corners to my Bed

  ‘Four corners to my bed Four angels round my head Matthew, Mark, Luke & John Bless the bed that I lie on’ What Does This Mean? James Greig explains this rhyme in his essay “Isobel Lilian Gloag and Her Work“,  published in The Magazine of Art, Volume 26 in 1902: ” [This] is a…

Hauser: Benedictus

“What a task this cathedral is!” wrote Monet from Rouen, in a letter to his wife in Giverny. He painted nearly thirty views of the cathedral’s façade, moving from one canvas to the next to capture different moments throughout the day. After returning home, he continued to work on this series for two more years….

Bierstadt’s Butterflies

“Bierstadt’s guests were often favored with delightful souvenirs from his hand. In Nassau these were little seashells with a few strokes of paint inside; in New York they were the famous ‘Bierstadt butterflies.’ His technique in charming the ladies with little Bierstadts of their own was described in 1892 by the lady reporter who had…

Edgar Degas: The Singer in Green (c.1884)

A sale catalogue in 1898 described the dancer pictured in Edgar Degas’ pastel, The Singer in Green: “Skinny and with the graceful moves of a little monkey, she has just sung her ribald verses and, with a gesture that conceals an entreaty behind her smile, is inviting applause.” With her small eyes, high cheeks, and…

Hauser & Trotovsek: Passacaglia

“In many of his late paintings, Turner used vigorous brushstrokes and loosely defined forms to explore dramatic struggles between human beings and the elements. This work shows a storm raging in an English harbor town. Flares explode in the sky to alert ships to the location of shallow (shoal) water. On the shore huddled spectators…

Week 27: Joy, by Sunnyside

Hat Tip Inspired by Mieczysław Rakowski. Mère à l’enfant, 1942, found at Polish Art Corner. Happy Sunday! 🙂 ~Sunnyside

Ivo Pogorelich: Für Elise

“Renoir made several paintings of spectators at theaters or concerts—a subject that explores the theme of seeing and being seen. Although the artist may have begun the painting as a portrait of specific individuals, he later reworked it to present two women whose identities and relationship are unknown. The subdued lighting and clearly defined forms…

Georgia O’Keeffe: Blue Flower (1918)

One of the pioneers of American modernism, Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) was a member of Alfred Stieglitz’s circle of progressive artists who made it their mission to create a new and distinctly American art. She was one of the few women in the group and, to her frustration, contemporary critics often highlighted the ability of her work to express  “femaleness.” In 1922 she…

Mozart: Oboenkonzert C-Dur KV 314

This performance by François Leleux is guaranteed to improve your day. 😎 Hat Tip Thanks to Claudio Capriolo for introducing me to this performance in his post Concerto per Oboe – IV Read More Frantisek Kupka, 1871-1957 – Internet Archive František Kupka at Art Story See More František Kupka At Sunnyside Hear More Frankfurt Radio…

Edmond Aman-Jean: Femme à la fleur

Read More Edmond Aman-Jean at wikiwand See More Edmond Aman-Jean at Art Renewal Center Edmond Aman-Jean at wikimedia commons Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside

Edgar Degas: The Ballet Class (1871-1874)

“Compared to the other Impressionists, Edgar Degas was more of a traditionalist. The Frenchman didn’t paint en plein air, his color palette was subdued for much of his career and his spontaneity was painstakingly rehearsed. With a fascination for human anatomy reminiscent of Leonardo da Vinci, he would do countless studies for one single painting….

Catchlight:Leonardo…a fun guy

A little history, a little art, and a controversy! Reblogged from Catchlight. This portrait is generally referred to as La Bella Principessa. The appellation was given by art historian Martin Kemp, a leading authority on the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci. The sitter is thought to be Bianca Giovanna Sforza, an illegitimate daughter…

Telemann: Fliehet hin, ihr bösen Tage

TRANSLATION: Fly away, evil days of my life, fly away! Constant suffering has left me less than half alive. Bitters and affliction have been my drink and daily bread. My time has been spent in groans, signs and wringing my hands. Jeffrey Stivers Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside

Lilian Westcott Hale: ‘Floretta’

‘Floretta’, or ‘Portrait of Agnes Doggett’ A member of the Boston School of Impressionists, Hale focused on capturing the diffusion of natural light in domestic interior scenes and portraits of women in elaborate dress. Here the sitter is Agnes Doggett, a neighbor who frequently posed as a model for Hale—at twenty-five cents an hour, to…

Bibi Zogbé: Untitled (1936)

Charles Corm (1894-1963), a Lebanese writer, said about Bibi’s hidden world behind her flowers: “Each one of Bibi flowers seems a naked soul, tormented by passion, sobbing with delight, tensed to the extreme, reaching towards infinity.” Dalloul Art Foundation, quoting from [8] Zoghbé, Bibi., and Charles. Corm. Bibi Zogbé. Les Peintres Du Liban ; Premier…

Odilon Redon: Ophelia Among the Flowers (1905-1908)

“The painting illustrates a particular moment in the play, in which Ophelia finds her way to the brook, where she meets her end amongst the flowers that she has gathered. This moment, though frequently figured as a descent into madness, can also be interpreted as an escape from the patriarchal dominance that has moulded her…

Odilon Redon: Bouquet of Flowers (c.1900-1905)

“As a young man, Redon was fascinated with Darwinian biology and enjoyed a close friendship with Armand Clavaud, the curator of the botanical gardens in his hometown of Bordeaux. In late floral still lifes such as this one, the artist demonstrated a naturalist’s sense of wonder as well as a richly inventive imagination, combining many…

Childe Hassam: The Fourth of July (1916)

Childe Hassam, The Fourth of July (1916), oil on canvas, Image Source: Google Art Project Hat Tip Thanks to Linda (shoreacres) at The Task at Hand for linking the post Hassam’s Flags at Redtree Times. 🇺🇸 ❤️🇺🇸 Details Title: The Fourth of July, 1916 (The Greatest Display of the American Flag Ever Seen in New…

Mozart: Klavierkonzert C-Dur KV 467

Hat Tip Thanks to Claudio Capriolo for introducing me to this video in his post K 467. See More Ceviga Frahm at Artsy Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside

Cedric Morris: May Flowering Irises No. 2 (1935)

“By 1935, when this work was painted, Morris’s fascination with irises had firmly taken hold. He established a studio in the garden where he would sit and paint his flower subjects for days on end, and one ex-student, Joan Warburton, poignantly reminisced how ‘to go in there quietly when Cedric was painting the favourite of…

Nikolai Tarkhov: Les Bretonnes

The ‘Moscow Parisian’ “Brittany’s rich heritage and traditional ways of life inspired many of Paris’ best-known artists, from Corot to Monet, Gauguin and Matisse. The advance of Impressionism, in particular, resulted in a surge of interest among artists eager to paint en plein air within reach of the French capital. This important early work by the…

Henri Lebasque: Marthe et Pierre Lebasque dans un intérieur, (1913-14)

Painter of ‘Joy and Light’ Painted in 1913-1914, Marthe et Pierre Lebasque dans un intérieur by Henri Lebasque continues his theme of painting interiors, often including his own family members. This painting depicts Lebasque’s children Marthe and Pierre. As Lisa Banner observes, ‘Intimism, a term which best describes Lebasque’s painting, refers to the close domestic subject…

Some Perspective: Mary’s Meals

Hat Tip Thank you to Catchlight for introducing me to this video. See More Beyond the Ruins series by artist Bryn Gillette Read More Mary’s Meals youtube Mary’s Meals website Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside

Jean-Honoré Fragonard: Young Girl Reading (c.1770)

‘A Young Girl Reading’ The Rococo painting by French artist Jean-Honoré Fragonard (c.1770) features an unidentified young woman wearing a rich, saffron-yellow dress with glowing, white ruff, collar, and cuffs; lavender ribbons accent her bodice, neck and hair. Shown in profile, she is reading from a small book with reddish gilt edging held in her…

Dame Laura Knight: The Fairgrounds, Penzance (c.1916)

Who Was Dame Laura Knight? Dame Laura Knight (1877-1970) was an English artist in the figurative, realist tradition who embraced English Impressionism. According to Tate.org “Influenced by Impressionism and the Newlyn School in Cornwall, Knight’s subject-matter is contemporary without being avant-garde. Dismissed by Modernists for her lack of interest in formal experiment, Knight’s insistent realism…

Santiago Rusiñol i Prats: The Girl with Carnation

“From the beginning the light of Sitges dazzled Rusinol’s retina, just like before it blinded Arcadi Mas I Fondevila, Joan Roig I Soler and the rest of the Luminist School painters. That’s why one of the topics that attracted more Rusiñol was precisely the blue patios. Perhaps one of the most famous samples can be…

Monteverdi: Beatus vir primo, SV 268

Psalm 112 in Music Psalm 112 has been included in various places in Western Christian liturgy, especially in the context of vespers, and has been popular for musical settings, which are generally known by their opening words, Beatus vir. A database of psalm settings by Italian composers of the 17th and 18th centuries lists 81…

Odilon Redon: Flower Clouds (c.1903)

The evocative, symbolic art of Odilon Redon drew its inspiration from the internal world of his imagination. For years this student of Rodolphe Bresdin worked only in black and white, producing powerful and haunting charcoal drawings, lithographs, and etchings. Just as these black works, or Noirs, began to receive critical and public acclaim in the…

Renoir: The Umbrellas (1881-1886)

“Painted in two stages, with a gap of around four years between each stage, it shows the change in Renoir’s art during the 1880s, when he was beginning to move away from Impressionism and looking instead to classical art. The group on the right, which includes a mother and her two daughters and the woman…

Vincent van Gogh: Laboureur dans un champ, St Remy (1889)

Click For Enlarged Detail Slideshow best viewed At Sunnyside Details Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) Laboureur dans un champ oil on canvas 19 7/8 x 25 ½ in. (50.3 x 64.9 cm.) Painted in Saint Rémy, early September 1889 image source: Christies Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside

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…

Franz Marc: The Dreaming Horses (1913)

Franz Moritz Wilhelm Marc (8 February 1880 – 4 March 1916)[1] was a German painter and printmaker, one of the key figures of German Expressionism. He was a founding member of Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider), a journal whose name later became synonymous with the circle of artists collaborating in it. wikiwand Click For…

Week 25: Do Over, by Sunnyside

Well, I Had To Try Again Seeing the first Week 25 image bugged me every time I looked at my home page, so I tried again today with the goal of correcting the head tilt (which I lost last time). I also used larger sized charcoal paper so I could work on the face details….

Francesco Bonporti : Aria cromatica e variata en la mineur

Hat Tip Thanks to Claudio Capriolo for introducing me to this music in his post Aria cromatica variata. Read More Frantisek Kupka, 1871-1957 – Internet Archive František Kupka at Art Story Francesco Bonporti at wikiwand Hear More Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside

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…

Marie Spartali Stillman: Beatrice (1895)

Who Is Maria Spartali Stillman? Marie Euphrosyne Spartali, later Stillman, (1844 –1927), was a British Pre-Raphaelite painter and model, arguably the greatest female artist of that movement. During a sixty-year career, she produced over one hundred and fifty works, contributing regularly to exhibitions in Great Britain and the United States. (2) One Dante Is Never…