Odilon Redon: Etruscan Vase With Flowers (1900-1910)

Odilon Redon, “Etruscan Vase With Flowers”, (1900-1910), Metropolitan Museum of Art, Maria DeWitt Jesup Fund, 1951; acquired from The Museum of Modern Art, Lillie P. Bliss Collection Quotes from Odilon Redon “I have often, as an exercise and as a sustenance, painted an object down to the smallest accidents of its visual appearance; but the…

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…

Truth and Beauty: Charity Water

Watch The Spring- The Charity Water Story: How a radical decision to reset his life led Scott Harrison to build a nonprofit that would change the way we think about giving.   Image Credit:  Among the Waves (1898), source: Ivan Aivazovsky [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Emily Carr: Untitled forest scene (c1932)

  Emily Carr: On Jungles, January 1, 1936: “I painted one of the thick jungle sketches. Perhaps I am getting “junglier.” They won’t be popular. Few people know the jungle, or care about it or want to understand it. An organized tumult of growth, that’s what those thick undergrowth woods are, and yet there is…

Emily Carr: Who Is She?

Emily Carr: A Compelling Story I started this post intending only to feature one interesting and beautiful totem watercolor, but I rapidly discovered the compelling story of the artist herself. As stated in summary by the Vancouver Art Gallery, “Her independence as a woman when domesticity was expected, her resolve to travel frequently and unaccompanied…

Rupert Bunny and Ola Gjeilo: Angels and Northern Lights

Click for enlarged detail: Angels Descending by Rupert Bunny c.1897 Details Title: Angels Descending Creator:Rupert BUNNY Date Created: c.1897 Location: Paris Physical Dimensions: w98.4 x h157.5 cm Type: Painting Rights: Morgan Thomas Bequest Fund 1904, © Art Gallery of South Australia External Link: Art Gallery of South Australia Medium:oil on canvas  Image source: Google Arts…