Jan Toorop: O Grave, Where Is Thy Victory? (1892)

Many thanks to Roos Zwart LandArtist for pointing me to this artwork. 🙂 Who Is Jan Toorop? Johannes Theodorus ‘Jan’ Toorop was a Dutch-Indonesian painter, who worked in various styles, including Symbolism, Art Nouveau, and Pointillism. His early work was influenced by the Amsterdam Impressionism movement. Wikipedia A Poem: Forgiveness My heart was heavy, for…

Jan Toorop: Mother (1891)

Who Is Jan Toorop? Johannes Theodorus ‘Jan’ Toorop (20 December 1858 – 3 March 1928) was a Dutch-Indonesian painter, who worked in various styles, including Symbolism, Art Nouveau, and Pointillism. His early work was influenced by the Amsterdam Impressionism movement. Click For Enlarged Detail Best viewed At Sunnyside Image Credit Image Credit: Wikimedia.org Read More…

Vincent van Gogh: The Olive Trees (1889)

Finding Beauty in Hard Places In the aftermath of the 23 December 1888 breakdown that resulted in the self-mutilation of his left ear, Vincent voluntarily admitted himself to an asylum in Saint-Remy, France. Because he occupied two cells with barred windows, the clinic and its garden became the main subjects of his paintings. He was…

Jan Toorop: The Tide, Vloed (1891)

Who Is Jan Toorop? Alongside Vincent van Gogh, Piet Mondrian, and Kees van Dongen, Jan Toorop is one of only a few Dutch artists from the turn of the 20th century to enjoy international fame and recognition. Born on the island of Java, which at the time was a Dutch colony, he came to Europe…

Vincent van Gogh Meets Dr. Who

This is a perfectly imagined and executed scene. Image Credit: Vincent Van Gogh, 1853-1890, Self-portrait, (1889). Paris, Orsay. by jean louis mazieres, Via Flickr: (Source: https://www.flickr.com/). Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside

Vincent van Gogh: Pietà (after Delacroix) 1889

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, on or about Friday, 20 September 1889 In the Autumn of 1889 Vincent remains ill. He consoles himself by copying works from some of his favorite artists. He works in a small studio in the asylum of Saint Paul of Mausole in Saint Remy de Provence as he recovers from a prolonged episode of…

Jacob Maris: Frederik Hendrik Kaemmerer…in Oosterbeek (c.1861-1862)

Jacob Maris and The Hague School Jacob Maris (1837 – 1899) was a Dutch  draughtsman, printmaker, and landscape painter of the Hague School, like his two younger brothers, Willem Maris and Matthijs Maris. He is one of the most important Dutch landscape painters of the last quarter of the nineteenth century. The Hague School is a…

Van Gogh & Japan: Part 2

Vincent van Gogh, Portrait of Julien Tanguy, 1887, Musée Rodin, Paris, source: wikimedia ‘Japonaiserie’ Begins The Convention of Kanagawa put an end to the 200-year-old Japanese foreign policy of Seclusion. and opened trade between Japan and the West. Artists like Manet, Degas and Monet, followed by Van Gogh, began to collect the cheap colour wood-block…

Van Gogh & Japan: Part 1

What did Van Gogh learn from Japanese prints? Vincent van Gogh and his brother Theo had an extensive collection of Japanese prints. I want to understand how Japanese art changed van Gogh’s painting. Van Gogh Museum states, “Van Gogh’s encounter with Japanese printmaking played a decisive role in the direction he took as an artist….

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

Van Gogh’s Great Peacock Moth and Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 7 in D major

Hold on to your hats….wow  😉 Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 7 in D major, Op. 10, No. 3, Paavali Jumppanen, piano, Via herzogtum-sachsen-weissenfels Click to View Enlarged Image:     Image Credit: Vincent Van Gogh, Great Peacock Moth, Saint -Remy, May, 1889 in public domain via Van Gogh Museum. Sources: Wikipedia contributors, “Butterflies…

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…