Peder Mork Monsted: Winter (1914)

“This snowy scene epitomizes Mønsted’s photographically crisp winter landscapes. True to his paintings of verdant forests with streams running through them, here too his masterful observation of water and surrounding snow is central to the composition….While visiting Paris in 1883, he worked in the studio of William Bouguereau, under whose tutelage he further honed his rigorous academic…

Isaac Levitan: Golden Autumn, Slobodka (1889)

From the collection of The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg The motif of Russian autumn is often encountered throughout the career of Isaac Levitan, a master of the lyrical landscape. The traditional gathering of autumn leaves, the special transparency of the air and the feeling of sorrow at the passage of summer found a lively…

Autumn in Paintings

“This monumental view of the Hudson River Valley was painted from memory in the artist’s London studio. Cropsey adopted a high vantage point, looking southeast toward the distant Hudson River and the flank of Storm King Mountain. A small stream leads from the foreground, where three hunters and their dogs gaze into the sunlight. All…

Nikolai Tarkhov: Les Bretonnes

The ‘Moscow Parisian’ “Brittany’s rich heritage and traditional ways of life inspired many of Paris’ best-known artists, from Corot to Monet, Gauguin and Matisse. The advance of Impressionism, in particular, resulted in a surge of interest among artists eager to paint en plein air within reach of the French capital. This important early work by the…

Happy Birthday, Dear One!

Although you are missed today as every other day, you will always be a part of every lovely landscape. ❤️❤️❤️

Sir Alfred Munnings: Langham Mill Pool

The Best of British Impressionism A strong supporter of en plein-air painting, Sir Alfred Munnings, “like the French Impressionist painters, … captures the salient qualities of form while conjuring the dramatic atmosphere of light, air, and colour.” Painted at a site only a few miles from his home, “Langham Mill Pool is an extraordinary example…

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…

Emile Claus: Winter Orchard (1911)

“Go Home Quickly” Emile Claus, a Belgian painter, draughtsman, pastellist, and print-maker, became one of the leading artists in Belgium supporting the movement of “Luminism.”  Influenced by French Impressionism and Neo-Impressionism after viewing the works of Henri Le Sidaner and Claude Monet, Emile Claus changed his painting style to “brighter colors and pleinairisme.” in an…

J.E.H. MacDonald: Maple Boughs, Algoma

Best viewed At Sunnyside. WordPress Reader distorts format. Click For Enlarged Detail Slideshow best viewed At Sunnyside. Details Maple Boughs, Algoma J.E.H. MacDonald, Medium: oil on composite wood-pulp board Credit Line: The Thomson Collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario Dimensions Overall: 21.5 x 26.5 cm (8 7/16 x 10 7/16 in.) Source: Art Gallery…

A Tragic Life: Florence Carter-Wood

A Hint of Mystery: Florence Carter-Wood Portrait of Florence Munnings, at sunset (1912) is a key work in Munnings’ Cornish period and a rare painting by Munnings of his first wife, Florence Carter-Wood.  Florence was an artist herself, exhibiting both at the Royal Academy and at Walker Art Gallery. According to Christie’s, She is probably…

Isaac Levitan: Golden Autumn (1895)

Isaac Ilyich Levitan (1860 – 1900) was a classical Russian landscape painter who advanced the genre of the “mood landscape”. Click for Enlarged Detail Slideshow best viewed At Sunnyside     Sources: Wikimedia Commons contributors, “File:Levitan Zolotaya Osen.jpg,” Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Levitan_Zolotaya_Osen.jpg&oldid=319803217 (accessed October 27, 2018). Wikipedia contributors, “Isaac Levitan,” Wikipedia, The…

László Mednyánszky: Iron Gate on the Danube (1890-95)

Video Baron László Mednyánszky (1852 – 1919) Hungarian artist Baron László Mednyánszky or Ladislaus Josephus Balthasar Eustachius Mednyánszky, a Hungarian painter-philosopher, is one of the most enigmatic figures in the history of Hungarian art. Despite an aristocratic background, he spent most of his life moving around Europe working as an artist. Wikipedia Born: April 23,…

Pieter Bruegel and the First Modern Landscape (1565)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art calls this painting a “watershed in the history of Western art”[1] and the “first modern landscape”.[6]. Because of the new humanist lens through which Pieter Bruegel the Elder viewed his world, landscape painting was no longer limited to backgrounds for mythological or religious illustrations.

Leon Kroll: Appletrees, Woodstock (1922)

Leon Kroll first visited Woodstock in the summer of 1906 to study at the Byrdcliffe art colony. In 1920, Kroll returned to Woodstock, as it was a popular destination for artist’s to spend the summer. In Kroll’s autobiography, A Spoken Memoir, he describes hosting dinners for fellow artists who would summer in Woodstock, including the…

Edward Hicks: Peaceable Kingdom (1833)

Note: Image galleries do not display properly in WordPress Reader. Best Viewed At Sunnyside. Isaiah 11:6-9 The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together; and a little child shall lead them. The cow and the…

Emily Carr: War Canoes, Alert Bay (1912)

  The Audain Art Museum’s Permanent Collection of nearly 200 works of art is a visual journey through the history of art from coastal British Columbia. Spanning from the 18th century to present day, the Collection contains one of the world’s finest collections of Northwest Coast First Nations masks; a large collection of works by…

Caspar David Friedrich: Sunburst in the Riesengebirge

  ‘…thus it is a great merit, maybe the greatest thing the artist is capable of, when he touches the spirit and arouses thoughts, feelings and emotions in the beholder, even if these are not his own.’ Caspar David Friedrich Once Lost Dated from 1820 to the 1830’s, Sunburst in the Riesengebirge by Caspar David…

Henry Moret: Grosse mer (1913)

Who Is Henry Moret? Henry Moret (1856 – 1913) was a French Impressionist painter best known for his association with Paul Gauguin and the artist colony at Pont-Aven in Brittany and for his richly colored landscapes of coastal Brittany. After his beginning as a more classical painter, Moret’s style developed under the influence of Gauguin…

Lessons from Nature with Wassily, William, and Luda

William Wordsworth’s poem, The Tables Turned, Wassily Kandinsky’s painting Park von St. Cloud -Herbst, and a lovely post by Luda at Plants and Beyond remind us why we need to unplug, venture out, and notice the gifts of nature. The Tables Turned by William Wordsworth Up! up! my Friend, and quit your books; Or surely…

Nikolai Bogdanov-Belsky: Latgalian Girls

Latgalian Girls Listening Latgalian Girls belongs to a series of paintings depicting the children of the territory of eastern Latvia which provided great inspiration for the artist following his permanent move to Riga in 1921. These sun-suffused canvases which captured the local peasant children in their native countryside were exhibited to great acclaim at the…

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  

Emily Carr: Untitled forest scene (c1932)

  Emily Carr: On Jungles, January 1, 1936: “I painted one of the thick jungle sketches. Perhaps I am getting “junglier.” They won’t be popular. Few people know the jungle, or care about it or want to understand it. An organized tumult of growth, that’s what those thick undergrowth woods are, and yet there is…

Barend Cornelis Koekkoek: River landscape with crayfish catchers

Barend Cornelis Koekkoek. 1803-1862 La Haye. Paysage de rivière avec des pêcheurs d’écrevisses. River landscape with crayfish catchers. Dordrecht Museum Le paysage romantique néerlandais The Dutch romantic landscape by jean louis mazieres Click for enlarged image:   Original Image Via Flickr: Barend Cornelis Koekkoek. 1803-1862 La Haye. Paysage de rivière avec des pêcheurs d’écrevisses. River…