Gustave Caillebotte: Le Pont de l’Europe, esquisse (1876)

The painting depicts one of the engineering marvels of Caillebotte’s day, an immense bridge spanning the rail yards of the Gare Saint-Lazare. Two men gaze through the massive iron trellises of the bridge toward the depot, the roof of which is glimpsed between the X-shaped girders at the right. Rather than cloaking the latticework of…

Henri Martin: L’Eglise de Labastide-du-Vert

“Rare As Precious Stones” “If I look at a fragment of Henri Martin’s canvas… I immediately recognize it. I see a great number of dots of different colors, as precious and rare as precious stones.  His palette is an enchantment. Many different interminglings of colors make a rare and rich harmony… And it is much more difficult…

Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Bal du moulin de la Galette (1876)

Renoir’s Masterpiece of Early Impressionism This painting is doubtless Renoir‘s most important work of the mid 1870’s and was shown at the Impressionist exhibition in 1877. Though some of his friends appear in the picture, Renoir’s main aim was to convey the vivacious and joyful atmosphere of this popular dance garden on the Butte Montmartre….

Winter With Munch and Mari

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Maurice Brazil Prendergast: Snow in April (c.1907)

Click for Enlarged Details Slideshow best viewed At Sunnyside Details Title: Snow in April Creator: Maurice Prendergast Date Created: circa 1907 Physical Dimensions: w28 x h20 in Rights: Acquired 1945,  Public Domain Medium: Oil on canvas Snow in April – Maurice Prendergast – The Phillips Collection Image Source Snow in April – Maurice Prendergast –…

Caillebotte: Chrysanthemums in the Garden at Petit-Gennevilliers (1893)

This emphasis on flatness and relatively large areas of mostly solid color is also a major feature of the Japanese prints that captivated the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists. The references to Japanese art and culture don’t end there as the chrysanthemums themselves were, as Met Museum curator, Jane R. Becker points out, “prized at the time…

‘La Mantovana’ by Giuseppino del Biado

Translation Flee, flee, flee from this sky, harsh and unyielding, relentless cold. You, who shackle all in prison neither bending nor breaking to tears. You, the year’s cruel, frozen tyrant, flee, flee, flee to wherever winter has its eternal throne over the frost. Come, come white, come vermilion, you are the marvel of the world….

Ivan Aivazovsky: Rocks in the Mist (1890)

Who Is Ivan Aivazovsky? Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky (Russian: Иван Константинович Айвазовский; 29 July 1817 – 2 May 1900) was a Russian Romantic painter who is considered one of the greatest masters of marine art. Read More Ivan Aivazovsky at Wikiwand See More Ivan Aivazovsky At Sunnyside Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside

Sir Oswald Birley: The Nurse (1921)

Hidden from view in the ownership of her descendants, Philip Mould will talk about the arrival from America of an exquisite, hitherto unknown portrait of an arresting 1920’s nurse by society painter Sir Oswald Birley. Painted in return for medical services, this masterpiece by Birley combines his brilliance as a portraitist with the sublime lessons…