Edouard Manet: The Balcony (1868-1869)

When Manet painted this piece, scenes of bourgeois life were in vogue, yet The Balcony went against the conventions of the day. The painting tells no story or anecdote; the protagonists are frozen, as if isolated in an interior dream, evidence that Manet was freeing himself from academic constraints, despite the obvious reference to Majas on the Balcony by Francisco Goya,

David Redpath: Utopia

`Utopia´ ~ by david redpath ( acrylic on canvas ) © 2018 via Utopia — David Redpath

John La Farge: Nocturne (c.1885)

Nocturne A founder and leader of the American watercolor movement by the late 1870s, La Farge used the medium to make studies for illustrations and decorative projects, to record his travels, and to paint exquisite floral still-life exhibition pieces. This sheet typifies those still lifes in its quiet mood, its nuanced handling of the medium,…

‘Unburdened’ – Brandewijn Words – MORALITY PARK

In silent veracity the falseness Comes alive and steals the night. Dwelling in temerity it ticks and tocks, Takes time from me in gasping gulps of air.   The trigger of one’s validation Slowly breeds anticipation that Builds and builds until it falls Like castles small and made of sand. The raging winds that push…

Truth and Beauty: Charity Water

Watch The Spring- The Charity Water Story: How a radical decision to reset his life led Scott Harrison to build a nonprofit that would change the way we think about giving.   Image Credit:  Among the Waves (1898), source: Ivan Aivazovsky [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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…

Santiago Rusiñol: Sitges Interior (c1894)

  Click for Enlarged Detail Slideshow best viewed At Sunnyside Details Title: Sitges Interior Creator: Santiago Rusiñol Date Created: Around 1894 External Link: Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya Medium: Oil on canvas   Image credit: Google Arts and Culture Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside

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

Berthe Morisot: Julie Manet and Her Nurse (1880) detail

Who Is Berthe Morisot? Berthe Marie Pauline Morisot (January 14, 1841 – March 2, 1895) was a painter and a member of the circle of painters in Paris who became known as the Impressionists. She was described by Gustave Geffroy in 1894 as one of “les trois grandes dames” of Impressionism alongside Marie Bracquemond and Mary…

Martiros Sarian: Persian still life (1913)

  Martiros Saryan is an Armenian painter, and the founder of a modern Armenian national school of painting.   Persian still life, 1913, Martiros Sarian Size: 89×75 cm Medium: canvas, tempera Via artist-sarian

Charles Conder: The Shore at Dornoch (c.1880)

  The Shore at Dornoch (c.1880). Charles Conder (British, 1868-1909). Oil on canvas. Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums. The lady sitting on the beach reading is Amaryllis Robichaud who was a friend of both Conder and Toulouse Lautrec. She owned this painting. This captures the beauty and elegance for which she was famed and with its…

Francis David Millet: A Cosey Corner (1884)

Francis Davis Millet (November 3, 1848 – April 15, 1912) was an American Academic classical painter, sculptor, and writer who died in the sinking of the RMS Titanic on April 15, 1912 Click for enlarged detail:   Image credit: The Athenaeum

Eugène Delacroix: The Education of the Virgin (1852)

The Education of the Virgin Eugène Delacroix 1852 From the collection of The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo L’Éducation de la Vierge (The Education of the Virgin) (1852). Eugène Delacroix (French, 1798-1863. Oil on canvas. Musée national Eugène-Delacroix Delacroix portrayed the subject with great simplicity, centering the composition on the two monumental figures of…