Georgia O’Keeffe: Autumn Leaves, Lake George (1924)

O’Keeffe collected organic souvenirs, from stones and shells to feathers and bones, and at Lake George she delighted in gathering leaves that appealed to her for the striking diversity of their shape and coloring… Autumn Leaves, Lake George, presents a bed of overlapping oak leaves whose forms are isolated and details magnified, drawing attention to…

Maurice Brazil Prendergast: Along the Seine (1894)

Click for Enlarged Image Slideshow best viewed At Sunnyside 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

John Singer Sargent: Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose (1885-86)

The title comes from the song ‘The Wreath’, by the eighteenth-century composer of operas Joseph Mazzinghi, which was popular in the 1880s. Sargent and his circle frequently sang around the piano at Broadway. The refrain of the song asks the question ‘Have you seen my Flora pass this way?’ to which the answer is ‘Carnation,…

Mariam Batsashvili: Serenade

Learn More Read More Franz Liszt at wikiwand Image Credit Georgia O’Keeffe, Lake George Reflection, c1921-22, oil on canvas 147.3 x 86.4 cm, Image Source: Christie’s Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside

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;…

Bierstadt’s Butterflies

“Bierstadt’s guests were often favored with delightful souvenirs from his hand. In Nassau these were little seashells with a few strokes of paint inside; in New York they were the famous ‘Bierstadt butterflies.’ His technique in charming the ladies with little Bierstadts of their own was described in 1892 by the lady reporter who had…

Georgia O’Keeffe: Blue Flower (1918)

“One of the pioneers of American modernism, Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) was a member of Alfred Stieglitz’s circle of progressive artists who made it their mission to create a new and distinctly American art. She was one of the few women in the group and, to her frustration, contemporary critics often highlighted the ability of her work to express  “femaleness.” In 1922 she…

Lilian Westcott Hale: ‘Floretta’

‘Floretta’, or ‘Portrait of Agnes Doggett’ A member of the Boston School of Impressionists, Hale focused on capturing the diffusion of natural light in domestic interior scenes and portraits of women in elaborate dress. Here the sitter is Agnes Doggett, a neighbor who frequently posed as a model for Hale—at twenty-five cents an hour, to…