Theodore Robinson, Autumn Sunlight (1888)

From France to Greenwich While working in the orbit of Claude Monet in Giverny, France, where he completed this painting, the American artist Theodore Robinson struggled to translate his impressions of nature to canvas without resorting to stylistic formulas. The vague treatment of the woman’s face and vegetation with a flurry of brushwork imparts a…

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…

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….

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…

Maurice Prendergast: Along the Seine (1894)

  Click for Enlarged Image: Along the Seine  by Maurice Prendergast (1892-1894),Height: 33.02 cm (13 in.), Width: 24.13 cm (9.5 in.),  Whitney Museum of American Art – New York, NY, Painting – oil on canvas, Public domain, Image source: The Athenaeum Thanks for Visiting! 🙂 The End

Childe Hassam: The Ledges, October in Old Lyme, Connecticut, 1907

From Tonalism to Impressionism “Already familiar with other New England art colonies, Childe Hassam found much to like in Old Lyme, including the town’s history and rugged terrain. He depicted the area’s rock ledges in both spring and fall during stays at Florence Griswold’s boarding house. Choosing a square canvas and setting a high horizon line,…

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

Click for enlarged detail: (best viewed At Sunnyside – Where Truth and Beauty Meet) 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

Albert Bierstadt: On the Saco

This is my favorite Albert Bierstadt painting, and I have searched high and low for more information (and a better image). I assume it must be privately owned (?). If you have any details, please let me know in the comments below.