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…

James Tissot: Waiting (In the Shallows)

Early Success in London At the 1874 Royal Academy exhibition in London, French-born painter James Tissot has three paintings on display, including one titled ‘Waiting‘, or ‘In the Shallows‘. Fans of Tissot’s earlier works will immediately recognize this setting with a “mature chestnut tree overhanging a pool,” (Christie’s) Painted at the height of James Tissot’s…

Frances Hodgkins: Maori woman and child (1900)

Frances Mary Hodgkins (1869-1947) is arguably New Zealand’s leading expatriate artists. Her works capture the spirit of an era greatly influenced by Impressionism and the beginnings of en plein air painting, Post-Impressionism, Fauvism and two World Wars. Source: Jonathan Grant Gallery Click For Enlarged Detail Video: Jonathan Grant Gallery Details Name:  Maori woman and child…

Henri Le Sidaner: Les Maisons Sur La Riviere (c.1938)

Henri Eugène Augustin Le Sidaner (7 August 1862 – 14 July 1939) who was a contemporary of the Post-impressionists, was an intimist painter known for his paintings of domestic interiors and quiet street scenes. His style contained elements of impressionism with the influences of Édouard Manet, Monet and of the Pointillists discernible in his work….

Jan van Kessel: Butterflies, Moths and More… (1654)

Cabinet of Curiosities in Paint Often produced as pendants, Jan van Kessel’s detailed depictions of insects, flowers and plants were sought after by collectors. They should be seen in the context of cabinets of curiosities. Van Kessel belonged to a famous dynasty of painters and is indebted in style and technique to his grandfather, Jan Brueghel…

Kathleen Munn, Part 1: Cows on a Hillside (c. 1916)

Who Is Kathleen Munn? Because I admire rebels, few artists have intrigued me to the same degree as the talented Canadian pioneer of modern art, Kathleen Jean Munn. Born into a Toronto family in 1887, Munn benefited from her family’s support in both her artistic education and career. Munn developed a devotion to international modernism…

Vincent van Gogh: Le moissonneur d’après Millet (1889)

Homage to Millet Painted at Saint-Rémy in September 1889 at a critical moment in the penultimate year of Vincent van Gogh’s life, Le moissonneur (d’après Millet) pays homage to the artist whom he most admired and respected: Jean-François Millet. Charged with intense colour and electrifying brushwork, this painting dates from the beginning of one of…

Nikolai Bogdanov-Belsky: Two Girls on a Swing (1940)

Nikolai Goes to Latvia The Russian artist, Nikolai Bogdanov-Belsky, is known for his paintings of peasant children, and when he left Russia for Latvia in autumn of 1921, he hoped to continue this peasant children series, “ often depicting his subjects in traditional Latvian costume.”  Sotheby’s continues, He was frequently commissioned to paint portraits of friends…

Ivan Aivazovsky: Evening in Crimea (1895)

Who Is Ivan Aivazovsky? Born into an Armenian family in the Black Sea port of Feodosia in Crimea, Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky (1817 – 1900) was an Armenian-Russian Romantic painter who is considered one of the greatest masters of marine art. The vast majority of his works are seascapes, but he often depicted battle scenes, Armenian themes,…