Vivaldi Four Seasons: Autumn

Voices of Music The full version of Vivaldi’s Autumn, performed on original instruments by the award winning Early Music ensemble Voices of Music. Carla Moore, solo baroque violin. 4K video from our December, 2018, concerto program. Source: Voices of Music Image Source Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944), Park von St. Cloud–Herbst I, (1906), signed ‘KANDINSKY’ (lower left)…

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 Image: 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 Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Isaac_Levitan&oldid=841066898…

Nikolai Bogdanov-Belsky: Two Girls on a Swing (1940)

Nikolai Goes to Latvia The Russian artist, Nikolai Bogdanov-Belsky, is known for his paintings of peasant children, and when he left Russia for Latvia in autumn of 1921, he hoped to continue this peasant children series, “ often depicting his subjects in traditional Latvian costume.”  Sotheby’s continues, He was frequently commissioned to paint portraits of friends…

Ivan Aivazovsky: Evening in Crimea (1895)

Who Is Ivan Aivazovsky? Born into an Armenian family in the Black Sea port of Feodosia in Crimea, Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky (1817 – 1900) was an Armenian-Russian Romantic painter who is considered one of the greatest masters of marine art. The vast majority of his works are seascapes, but he often depicted battle scenes, Armenian themes,…

Mignarda: Where There Is Charity and Love

“This beautiful and familiar hymn is one of the antiphons for the washing of feet on the Mandatum (Maundy Thursday). Its text is attributed to Paulinus of Aquileia in 796. The traditional chant melody probably also stems from the late 8th century.” lutesongs According to Art and Theology by Victoria Emily Jones, Ubi caritas (Where…

Nikolai Bogdanov-Belsky: Still Life With Lilacs

Click For Enlarged Image:     Details: Nikolai Petrovich Bogdanov-Belsky, (1868-1945), Russian STILL LIFE WITH LILACS signed N. Bogdanov-Belsky (lower left) oil on canvas 30 3/4 by 26 in., 78 by 66 cm, Source: Sotheby’s Thanks for Visiting! 🙂 The End

Alexander Vasilievich Kuprin: Autumn Bouquet Against Blue Background (1923)

‘’Everything is brought together in the centre,” wrote the art critic Lev Mochalov of Kuprin’s paintings, ‘and then from this central nucleus the main compositional rays propel outwards like droplets which spin out from a stone when it splashes into water’. The tight knot of autumn leaves in the present still life spray outwards from…

Chaim Soutine: View of Cagnes (c.1925)

“Someone Has Killed Soutine!” Chaim Soutine once horrified his neighbours in Paris by keeping an animal carcass in his studio to model for his painting called, not surprisingly, Carcass of Beef. The stench drove them to send for the police, whom Soutine promptly lectured on the relative importance of art over hygiene. There’s a story…

Mitsuko Uchida: Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37

Incredible pianist! ❤️ Universally acclaimed pianist Mitsuko Uchida plays the Beethoven Piano Concerto # 3 in C minor with The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra with Mariss Jansons conducting. Music Detail Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37 Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Mariss Jansons conducting. Mitsuko Uchida, piano I first saw…

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…

Nikolai Bogdanov-Belsky: Boys in a Birch Forest

  Click for Enlarged Detail:   Details Nikolai Petrovich Bogdanov-Belsky 1868-1945 BOYS IN A BIRCH FOREST signed in Cyrillic l.l. oil on canvas 81.5 by 104.5cm, 32 by 41in. Source: Sotheby’s   Thanks for Visiting! 🙂 The End