James Tissot: Waiting (In the Shallows)

Early Success in London At the 1874 Royal Academy exhibition in London, French-born painter James Tissot has three paintings on display, including one titled ‘Waiting‘, or ‘In the Shallows‘. Fans of Tissot’s earlier works will immediately recognize this setting with a “mature chestnut tree overhanging a pool,” (Christie’s) Painted at the height of James Tissot’s…

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…

Reuven Rubin: Autumn Landscape, Peekskill, New York (1928)

Visit to New York According to Christie’s, in 1928 Reuven Rubin visited Adolph Stone, a Romanian friend who had a country home in Peekskill, New York. Rubin produced this painting of that home.   Click For Enlarged Detail:     Details: Reuven Rubin (1893-1974) Autumn Landscape, Peekskill, New York signed and signed again in Hebrew…

Autumn: Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Leo Putz

Autumn Song By Dante Gabriel Rossetti    Know’st thou not at the fall of the leaf How the heart feels a languid grief Laid on it for a covering, And how sleep seems a goodly thing In Autumn at the fall of the leaf?   And how the swift beat of the brain Falters because it…

Lessons from Nature with Wassily, William, and Luda

This poem by William Wordsworth reminds 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 you’ll grow double: Up! up! my Friend, and clear your looks; Why all this toil and trouble?  …

Theodore Robinson, Autumn Sunlight (1888)

From France to Greenwich While working in the orbit of Claude Monet in Giverny, France, where he completed this painting, the American artist Theodore Robinson struggled to translate his impressions of nature to canvas without resorting to stylistic formulas. The vague treatment of the woman’s face and vegetation with a flurry of brushwork imparts a…

Maurice Denis: September Evening (1891)

  Who Is Maurice Denis? Maurice Denis (November 1870 – 1943) was a French painter, decorative artist and writer who was an important figure in the transitional period between impressionism and modern art. He was associated with Les Nabis then the Symbolist movement, and then with a return to neo-classicism. His theories contributed to 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  

Life is real! Life is earnest! – dual personalities

Tell me not, in mournful numbers,    Life is but an empty dream! For the soul is dead that slumbers,    And things are not what they seem. Life is real! Life is earnest!    And the grave is not its goal; Dust thou art, to dust returnest,    Was not spoken of the soul….

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,…