Paul Signac: Opus 217…Portrait of Felix Feneon (1890)

What’s in a Name? Felix Fénéon was an art dealer, collector, curator, political activist, critic, and friend of Signac who shared the artist’s interests in science and Japanese prints. In this painting Signac depicts this unconventional and enigmatic personality with his characteristic goatee, holding a top hat and a walking stick in one hand and…

Tamara Natalie Madden: An Artist Remembered

Tamara Natalie Madden (1975 –2017) was a Jamaican-born mother, mixed-media artist, and professor of art and visual culture at Spelman College in Atlanta. On November 4, 2017, she died at her home in Snellville, Georgia, only two weeks after being diagnosed with Stage 4 ovarian cancer.  She was 42.  “Out of Many, One People” Though Tamara…

Torajirō Kojima: Woman Reading

Modern Western Art Meets Japan Torajiro Kojima (1881-1929) was a Japanese artist who chose to learn the techniques of the Impressionists. After a course in Western painting at the University of Fine Arts and Music in Tokyo, Japan, Torajiro Kojima left Japan in 1908 to study in Paris. With the Ohara family as patrons, he enrolled…

Umbrella Trends

Originally posted on God Thru the Arts:
My Process Most weeks, when I sit down to write my blog, I have know idea where the Spirit will take me. I have found it very helpful to have the framework of a series to latch onto and sometimes this will mean that I have a list of…

Eric Sloane: Barn in the Valley

  Click for Enlarged Image: Best viewed At Sunnyside   To be auctioned November 8:   Eric Sloane, Barn in the Valley.Oil on Masonite, 17-1/2 x 22-3/4 inches (44.5 x 57.8 cm), Signed, image source: MutualArt: https://www.mutualart.com/Artwork/Barn-in-the-Valley/9B9F8C2531AAE839   Thanks for visiting! 🙂 The End  

Life is real! Life is earnest! – dual personalities

Tell me not, in mournful numbers,    Life is but an empty dream! For the soul is dead that slumbers,    And things are not what they seem. Life is real! Life is earnest!    And the grave is not its goal; Dust thou art, to dust returnest,    Was not spoken of the soul….

Isaac Levitan: Golden Autumn (1895)

Isaac Ilyich Levitan (1860 – 1900) was a classical Russian landscape painter who advanced the genre of the “mood landscape”. Click for Enlarged Image: Best viewed At Sunnyside Sources: Wikimedia Commons contributors, “File:Levitan Zolotaya Osen.jpg,” Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Levitan_Zolotaya_Osen.jpg&oldid=319803217 (accessed October 27, 2018). Wikipedia contributors, “Isaac Levitan,” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Isaac_Levitan&oldid=841066898…

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec: At the Moulin Rouge -The Dance (1890)

On a Crowded Dance Hall, Paris, 1890 At the Moulin Rouge, the Dance is an oil-on-canvas painted by French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec in 1890, the second of a number of graphic paintings by Toulouse-Lautrec depicting the Moulin Rouge cabaret. Built in Paris in 1889, the cabaret portrays two dancers dancing the can-can in the middle…

Edward Bannister: Boston Street Scene (1898-99)

Who Is Edward Mitchell Bannister? Edward Mitchell Bannister (1828 –1901) was a Black Canadian–American Tonalist painter. Like other Tonalists, his style and predominantly pastoral subject matter were drawn from his admiration for Millet and the French Barbizon School. In fact, Bannister’s work often reflects the composition, mood, and influences of French Barbizon painters including Jean-Baptiste-Camille…