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…

Piatti: Complete Cello Sonatas

A capacious library of Baroque-era works bears the name of the Italian cellist Alfredo Piatti (1822-1901) as an assiduous and pioneering editor, arranger and promoter of music for his instrument. Much less familiar are Piatti’s own original pieces. This is the first modern recording and the only available collection on record of all six sonatas…

Thomas Wilmer Dewing: Poppies and Italian Mignotte (c.1891)

  Click for enlarged detail slideshow best viewed At Sunnyside   Thomas Wilmer Dewing, Poppies and Italian Mignotte, ca 1891, source: ARC Thomas Wilmer Dewing American 1851-1938 Poppies and Italian Mignotte circa 1891 58.4 x 43.2 cms | 22 3/4 x 17 ins Oil on Canvas Image source: Art Renewal Center Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside

Zhang Daqian: Temple by the Waterfall

“The mounting of Temple by Waterfall is a precious Japanese silk brocade designated for Zhang Daqian’s most treasured works from the 1960s. In shimmering yellow and orange tones, the two-colour silk brocade sets off the splashed blue and green on the painting; this relatively contemporary presentation contrasts with the traditional aesthetics of harmony and attests…

FREDERICK CARL FRIESEKE: The Parrots (1910)

Click for Enlarged Detail Slideshow best viewed At Sunnyside Read More Frederick Carl Frieseke at wikiwand See More Frederick Carl Frieseke at Google Arts and Culture Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside

Sir Alfred James Munnings: The Boathouse (1906)

Munning’s Earliest Boating Theme According to Christie’s, Idle Moments; or The Boathouse (1906) “is the earliest boating theme, foreshadowing [Sir Alfred James Munnings’] series of ladies in canoes painted in the 1930’s and 40’s.”  The description continues: This scene is the boathouse at Mendham … The lady in the back reclines and contentedly settles in…

Ambrose McEvoy: Portrait of Lady Gwendoline Churchill (1917)

When this work was exhibited at the New English Art Club just after Ambrose McEvoy’s shocking and sudden death of pneumonia at the age of only forty-nine, the Times critic praised the painting – which had been given pride of place in the exhibition – for serving ‘very well to recall the characteristic powers of…

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

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….