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 –…

Maurice Brazil Prendergast: Central Park

“The love you liberate in your work is the only love you keep.” Maurice Prendergast Who Is Maurice Prendergast? Maurice Prendergast (1858 – 1924) was an American Post-Impressionist artist whose work was influenced by Fauvism, Impressionism, Pointillism, Post-Impressionism, and Realism. “Although working in a range of mediums including oils and monotypes (a print taken from a…

Robert Lewis Reid: Fleur de Lis (c.1900)

Who Is Robert Lewis Reid? American impressionist Robert Reid was born in Stockbridge, Massachusetts in 1862. A painter of landscape, figures, still-life and murals, Reid was one of the founding members of the ‘Ten American Painters’, a group of Impressionists who rebelled against traditionalism in 1897. According to The Met, “Robert Reid was among the…

James Jebusa Shannon: Jungle Tales (Contes de la Jungle) 1895

Who Is James Jebusa Shannon? James Jebusa Shannon was born in the United States and moved to England in 1878 where he trained at South Kensington. According to ArtUK, “Shannon enjoyed early success and, under the influence of Sargent, developed a bravura portrait style which made him one of the most sought after society portraitists…

“The Small One”

A vintage radio story narrated by Bing Crosby, this twelve minute audio tells a delightful tale of a boy and his donkey called “The Small One”. Henry Ossawa Tanner: Flight Into Egypt (1923) “Flight into Egypt” depicts the Holy Family’s clandestine evasion of King Herod’s assassins (Matthew 2:12–14), Tanner’s favorite biblical story… The painting, which…

Remembering Tamara Natalie Madden

“The birds in my paintings are symbolic of my personal struggle with illness, and a representation of my survival and freedom from it. Tamara Natalie Madden (2015) See More Tamara Natalie Madden: An Artist Remembered At Sunnyside Update 2021 Don’t miss more online works at Tamara Natalie Madden. Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside

Frederick Carl Frieseke: Girl in Blue Arranging Flowers (c.1915)

Frederick Carl Frieseke (1874 – 1939) was an American Impressionist painter who spent most of his life as an expatriate in France. An influential member of the Giverny art colony, his paintings often concentrated on various effects of dappled sunlight in scenes of female subjects. wikipedia   Click For Enlarged Detail: Slideshow best viewed At…

The Four Freedoms – Freedom From Fear

  What Are the Four Freedoms? The Four Freedoms were goals articulated by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt on Monday, January 6, 1941. In an address known as the Four Freedoms speech (technically the 1941 State of the Union address), he proposed four fundamental freedoms that people “everywhere in the world” ought to enjoy:…

Childe Hassam: The Ledges, October in Old Lyme, Connecticut, 1907

From Tonalism to Impressionism “Already familiar with other New England art colonies, Childe Hassam found much to like in Old Lyme, including the town’s history and rugged terrain. He depicted the area’s rock ledges in both spring and fall during stays at Florence Griswold’s boarding house. Choosing a square canvas and setting a high horizon line,…

Mary Cassatt: On a Balcony (1878-1879)

Cassatt Catches Quiet Moments During Mary Cassatt’s early Impressionist period, she frequently focused on the activities of middle-class women in society—at the theater or taking tea, for example. At first glance, the arresting painting ‘On a Balcony’, which was shown in the 1880 Impressionist exhibition, appears to depict a woman in a public setting. However,…

Philip Leslie Hale: The Rose Tree Girl (1922)

Why Do I Love This Painting? Given our dark, cold winter in captivity, I want to encourage us all to emerge with a remembrance of spring. The Rose Tree Girl evokes the feeling of warm sunshine, buzzing bees, and glorious gardens, so like a caterpillar in spring, let us also emerge with  hope that cold,…