Joseph Haydn: Quartet in G Major, Op. 77, No. 1

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Sonia Delaunay: Nature morte portugaise (1916)

“A joyful testament to Sonia Delaunay’s fruitful and happy years on the Iberian peninsula, Nature morte portugaise is a powerful expression of colour, movement and light that immerses the viewer in the raucous, sensual atmosphere of the sun-drenched Portuguese marketplace. Painted in the challenging new medium of wax, this work is a superb example of the…

Odilon Redon: Christ et ses disciples (c1905)

“The present work draws on the theme of discipleship and the divine nature of Christ rather than a specific episode of the New Testament. Though he was not an orthodox Christian, Redon mixed in Catholic circles and was clearly attracted to the figure of Christ who features frequently at this time.” READ FULL ESSAY: Sotheby’s…

Henri Martin: Amoureux au printemps

“In 1900, Martin acquired property in Labastide-du-Vert, a small village in France’s Midi-Pyrenées region. On the thirty acres of land stood a large seventeenth-century manor named Marquayrol, a place Martin would enjoy as a summer residence and the setting for many of his greatest pictures. The artist wrote of this period as a turning point in…

Edgar Degas: Préparation pour la classe (1882-85)

“In Préparation pour la classe, Degas explores the rhythmic possibilities of a group of three dancers, two leaning forward slightly, feet in third position, but in mirror image of each other. A third dancer, at the left, is present in ghostly, shadowed profile, her limbs almost as transparent as the tulle of her tutu. Degas…

Pierre Bonnard: Nature morte (1939)

“A scintillating vision of the domestic everyday, Nature morte from 1939 embodies the expressive possibilities of light and color. A superlative example of Pierre Bonnard’s late still lifes, the present work dates to the year in which the artist permanently relocated to the Côte d’Azur as a consequence of the Second World War and subsequently…

Henri-Edmond Cross: Sunset Over the Sea (1896)

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Camille Pissarro: La Gardeuse de chèvre (1881)

“Portrayals of local peasant life capture the rural charm of Pontoise, where Pissarro lived from 1866 until 1883. This location allowed Pissarro to separate himself from the influence of his predecessors, the established French landscape painters, and to depict an environment previously scarcely recorded by other masters.” READ FULL ESSAY: Sotheby’s See More Camille Pissarro…

Odilon Redon: Le crucifix

“Redon’s interpretations of the life and sacrifice of Christ contain elements of his liberal social outlook and generally underplay the traditional devotional aspect of such imagery. The present work is especially beautiful for its spiritual treatment of abstract elements in the composition. Interlocking vertical and horizontal forms frame the scene, and Christ is viewed half-length,…

Gustave Loiseau: Falaises (1904-5)

“Loiseau’s interpretation of the cliffs of Northern France is charged with scintillatingly bright colour, tightly dappled brushstrokes in contrasting hues that vibrate off one another, creating a glittering sense of movement. Harnessing his subject on a grand scale and from an elevated viewpoint, Loiseau employs vertical brushstrokes in the cliff-faces to provide a vertiginous and…

Sonia Delaunay: Marché au Minho, Portugal (1915-16)

“In Marché au Minho, the artist places the beautiful young woman as the central figure within the composition, within her domain of the market. Colourful fabrics, fruits, vegetables and ceramics surround her in bright, primary hues formed of abstract coloured spheres, generating movement and depth and enhancing the dynamic arrangement of colour. The overall tone…

Henri Edmond Cross: Two Women by the Shore, Mediterranean (1896)

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Henri-Edmond Cross: Women Tying the Vine (1890)

“In 1886 the critic Fénéon defined Cross’s style in the following words: “a light palette, objects, beings indicated with flat colours, light brushwork, a pretty fantasy.” These flat, toned-down colours (mixed with white) are here displayed above all in the traditional bonnets and in the bodies of the women bent over in the sun. In…

Hallal Music: Resurrecting

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Pierre Bonnard: Dining Room in the Country (1913)

“In 1912, Pierre Bonnard bought a country house called Ma Roulotte (“My Caravan”) at Vernonnet, a small town on the Seine. This painting shows the dining room there, with cats perching on the chairs and Marthe de Méligny, the artist’s wife, leaning on the windowsill. Bonnard, who considered himself “the last of the Impressionists,” emphasized…

Robert Delaunay: Portuguese Woman (1916)

“The outbreak of the First World War found Robert and Sonia Delaunay vacationing in the Spanish resort of San Sebastián. After spending some time in Madrid, they lived from June 1915 to March 1916 in the Portuguese village of Vila do Conde, near Oporto. Both painters were fascinated by the warm, clear light of northern…

William-Adolphe Bouguereau: Yvonne sur le pas de la porte (1901)

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Pierre Bonnard: Iris et lilas (1920)

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Odilon Redon: Simone Fayet en communiante (1908)

“…Simone Fayet, Gustave Fayet’s daughter, is represented taking her first communion in front of a backdrop of stained glass. Like the portrait which Redon had painted of her two years earlier, Simone Fayet avec sa poupe, the young girl’s expression is serious and thoughtful…The composition of the work is unusual. Simone, seen in profile, occupies…

Jules Bastien-Lepage: Portrait of Sarah Bernhardt (1879)

“By its very nature, a profile is more intimate than a full face; we observe without being observed. The mask is not in place and the eyes do not distract. In this instance, they cast their gaze upon a sculpture as a connoisseur might, and the piece Mlle Bernhardt delicately fingers is that of Orpheus,…

Pierre Bonnard: Palmier rose au Cannet (1924)

“…Watkins has described the process by which Bonnard mediated and transposed these observations of the landscape back in his studio: “Paintings begun in the memory of a visual experience encapsulated in a drawing were transformed through color into a rich, immensely varied surface made up of a tapestry of brushstrokes, glazes, scumbles, impasto, and highlights…

World Piano Day 2023

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Odilon Redon: Saint John (c1910)

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Jules Bastien-Lepage: Joan of Arc (1879)

“As one of the Lorraine natives inspired by the sudden relevance of Joan of Arc’s image, Jules Bastien-Lepage in 1875 started sketches for this life-sized portrait of Joan of Arc showing her at the moment that she received her first call to arms against the English invaders of 1424. Bastien-Lepage captures the suddenness of the…

Pierre Bonnard: Flowers in a Stoneware Pot (c1939)

“This rustic, variegated bouquet may have been placed either in the spacious dining room on the ground floor at Le Bosquet or in the intimate sitting area upstairs where Bonnard and Marthe took their breakfast and lunch each day. As always, however, Bonnard would have painted the composition in his studio, overt description giving way…

Claude Monet: Venice, Palazzo Dario (1908)

The Venetian series that Claude Monet began during his stay in the city in 1908 comprised 37 paintings of 10 different motifs. Here his main subject is the marble facade of the 15th-century Palazzo Dario on the Grand Canal. Art Institute of Chicago See More Tag: Claude Monet At Sunnyside Claude Monet at Musée Marmottan…

Louis Valtat: Bouquet de fleurs (c1903)

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Odilon Redon: Profil sous une arche

“Associated with the Symbolist movement, the art of Odilon Redon demonstrates a superb mastery of the pastel technique which draws it source from French 18th century art. The Impressionist painters such as Manet or Degas revived this medium, but Redon then developed a particular style which evoked a world inhabited by a deep sense of…

Jules Bastien-Lepage: Weary (1881)

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