“The Small One”

A vintage radio story narrated by Bing Crosby, this twelve minute audio tells a delightful tale of a boy and his donkey called “The Small One”. Henry Ossawa Tanner: Flight Into Egypt (1923) “Flight into Egypt” depicts the Holy Family’s clandestine evasion of King Herod’s assassins (Matthew 2:12–14), Tanner’s favorite biblical story… The painting, which…

Frederick Carl Frieseke: Woman with a Mirror (1911)

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Remembering Tamara Natalie Madden

“The birds in my paintings are symbolic of my personal struggle with illness, and a representation of my survival and freedom from it. Tamara Natalie Madden (2015) See More Tamara Natalie Madden: An Artist Remembered At Sunnyside Update 2021 Don’t miss more online works at Tamara Natalie Madden. Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside

Frederick Carl Frieseke: Girl in Blue Arranging Flowers (c.1915)

Frederick Carl Frieseke (1874 – 1939) was an American Impressionist painter who spent most of his life as an expatriate in France. An influential member of the Giverny art colony, his paintings often concentrated on various effects of dappled sunlight in scenes of female subjects. wikipedia   Click For Enlarged Detail: Slideshow best viewed At…

The Four Freedoms – Freedom From Fear

  What Are the Four Freedoms? The Four Freedoms were goals articulated by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt on Monday, January 6, 1941. In an address known as the Four Freedoms speech (technically the 1941 State of the Union address), he proposed four fundamental freedoms that people “everywhere in the world” ought to enjoy:…

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,…

Mary Cassatt: Mother and Two Children, 1906

“I do not admit that a woman can draw like that,” said Edgar Degas when he saw one of Mary Cassatt’s pictures. David Lowe continues in American Heritage, At eight o’clock on the evening of June 14, 1926, a very old woman—blind and suffering from advanced diabetes—died in her chateau on the edge of the…

Mary Cassatt: On a Balcony (1878-1879)

Cassatt Catches Quiet Moments During Mary Cassatt’s early Impressionist period, she frequently focused on the activities of middle-class women in society—at the theater or taking tea, for example. At first glance, the arresting painting ‘On a Balcony’, which was shown in the 1880 Impressionist exhibition, appears to depict a woman in a public setting. However,…

Lilian Westcott Hale: Black Eyed Susans

Charcoal Portraiture “Without Rival” A gifted draftsman, Lilian Westcott Hale was widely admired for her charcoal style, characterized by the use of fine, vertical strokes. Hale was a consummate portraitist, particularly in the medium of charcoal, with a contemporary critic writing, “in her drawing it is safe to say that she is without a rival…Mrs. Hale’s…

Philip Leslie Hale: The Rose Tree Girl (1922)

Why Do I Love This Painting? Given our dark, cold winter in captivity, I want to encourage us all to emerge with a remembrance of spring. The Rose Tree Girl evokes the feeling of warm sunshine, buzzing bees, and glorious gardens, so like a caterpillar in spring, let us also emerge with  hope that cold,…

Tamara Natalie Madden: “Out of Many, One People”

Though Tamara Natalie Madden was born in Kingston, Jamaica, she spent her teenage years in Madison, Wisconsin. Born with dark skin to a mother with light skin, Ms. Madden observed endemic racist behavior from people of color, both in Jamaica and in the United States – based solely on the degree of darkness of skin;…

Lilian Westcott Hale: The Convalescent (1906)

Echoes of Japanese Prints – and Monet Lilian Westcott Hale, whose work is associated with the Boston School of American Impressionism, painted The Convalescent in 1906, shortly after completion of her formal art training at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts. Typical of American Impressionists of the time, Hale chose an…