Nikolai Bogdanov-Belsky: Symphony (1920)

Well, No Wonder! For most of this year, I have searched for good quality images of Nikolai Bogdanov-Belsky’s paintings. His work deserves close study, which demands images of the highest resolution. Furthermore, many of us won’t find his works in museums near us for scrutiny.  Symphony is one of my favorites. Sotheby’s writes, “Bogdanov-Belsky studied…

Emile Claus: Sunny Day (1899)

A Risk: Google Translates Emile Claus’ oeuvre gives us a picture of everyday life in the Leie region around the turn of the 1900s. A painting as Sunny Day, which was created exactly that year, is a model for his narrative impressionism. The canvas displays remarkable parallels with the work of a well-trained photographer. After…

Edouard Vuillard: Madame Hessel at Home (c.1908)

  The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Details Title: Madame Hessel at Home Creator: Edouard Vuillard Date: c. 1908 Physical Dimensions: w68.6 x h71.1 cm (without frame) Credit Line: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, gift of Audrey Jones Beck Type: Painting Medium: Oil on board Click for larger view:     Image credit: Google…

Van Gogh 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: Slideshow best viewed At Sunnyside Image Credit: Vincent Van Gogh, Great Peacock Moth, Saint -Remy, May, 1889 in public domain via Van Gogh Museum….

Edouard Vuillard: Deux Femmes dans Interieur (1892)

From the collection of Berkshire Museum Edouard Vuillard, “Two women in an interior”. Watercolor over pencil and paper. Not dated.Christies, “A very rare Nabis watercolor is very complete, in very good condition and is a desirable subject for Vuillard’s early years (his mother and his sister).   Signed and indistinctly dedicated lower right.    …

Édouard Vuillard: Garden at Vaucresson (1923)

According to Colta Ives (2018), “The enormous appeal of gardens in the early twentieth century, especially to women of means, found frequent expression in the work of Édouard Vuillard, ” (C. Ives, p. 94). This painting was begun in 1920 at Vaucresson, a residential suburb west of Paris, where Vuillard’s friends Lucy and Josse (Jos) Hessel…

Édouard Vuillard: Flowers on Mantel at Les Clayes (1935)

Édouard Vuillard: Flowers on a Mantelpiece at Les Clayes (1935)
“Magnificent peonies, at the point of wilting, have been arranged on a mantelpiece in front of a mirror. Depicted vividly in a matt paint, their deep red hue …

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec: Party in the Country (1882)

 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, “Party in the Country” Owner/Location: Private collection Dates: circa 1882 Artist age: Approximately 18 years old. Dimensions: Height: 46.7 cm (18.39 in.), Width: 38.8 cm (15.28 in.) Medium: Painting – oil on canvas   Click for image detail:   Image source: Athenaeum  and wikiart

Vincent van Gogh: The Starry Night (1889) in detail

Details Title: The Starry Night Creator: Vincent van Gogh Date Created: 1889 Style: Post-Impressionism Provenance: Acquired through the Lillie P.Bliss Bequest Original Title: La nuit étoilée More Info: View more works by Vincent van Gogh on MoMA.org External Link: View MoMA’s collection online Medium: Oil on canvas Image credit: Google Arts and Culture Click for…

Edouard Vuillard: Two Seamstresses in the Workroom (1893)

From the collection of National Galleries of Scotland This was probably the first painting by Vuillard to enter a British collection. Vuillard gave it to the Scottish artist Charles Mackie and his wife Anne when they visited Paris in 1893. The women seen in profile in the painting worked for Vuillard’s mother in her corset…

Edouard Vuillard: The Countess Marie-Blanche de Polignac

  Details Title: The countess Marie-Blanche de Polignac Date Created: 1928/1932 Provenance: Bequest of the Countess de Polignac, 1958 Physical Dimensions: w890 x h1160 cm Painter:Edouard Vuillard Original Title: La comtesse Marie-Blanche de Polignac Credit Line: © Musée d’Orsay, dist. RMN / Patrice Schmidt Type:Oil on canvas Rights: © Musée d’Orsay, dist. RMN / Patrice…

Maurice Brazil Prendergast: Fantasy 1917-1918

Title: Fantasy Creator: Maurice Prendergast Date Created: circa 1917-1918 Physical Dimensions: w31.63 x h22.63 in Type: Paintings Rights: Acquired 1921,  Public Domain Medium: Oil on canvas Fantasy – Maurice Prendergast – Google Arts & Culture