Léon-Augustin Lhermitte: Haymaking (1887)

“This enormous painting by the French artist Léon Lhermitte shows a family of peasants resting during haymaking… The old man at the front holds a scythe, a traditional symbol of approaching death. This kind of symbolism and the emphasis on the romantic, idyllic side of peasant life made works of this type extremely popular in…

Sam Robson: Long Time Traveller

Lyrics: These fleeting charms of earth Farewell, your springs of joy are dry My soul now seeks another home A brighter world on high I’m a long time travelling here below I’m a long time travelling away from home I’m a long time travelling here below To lay this body down Farewell kind friends whose…

André Brasilier: Sous-bois d’automne

Why Horses? Brasilier says…. “Horses are a superb creation. They’re charged with symbolism, strength, dynamism, beauty. They’re a source of inspiration.” “Horses are always found in a beautiful environment, at the heart of nature, they’re indistinguishable from nature. What I’m interested in is the quest for beauty.” “Whenever I see a horse I’m inspired. The…

Gautier Capuçon: Gabriel’s Oboe

Learn More The Mission at wikiwand – The Mission is a 1986 British period drama film about the experiences of a Jesuit missionary in 18th-century South America. Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside

Eva Gonzalès, The French Impressionist

by jonathan5485 at my daily art display “One of my favourite paintings by Eva Gonzalès was her early work entitled Le Moineau (The Sparrow).  The teenage model for this painting was the artist’s sister Jeanne.  Jeanne Gonzalès appeared in over twenty of Eva’s works.  It is a portrait of great elegance. It is a depiction…

Pierre Bonnard: The Croquet Game (1892)

The Game of Croquet is one of the first works by Pierre Bonnard, one of the founders of the Nabi group in 1888. It was exhibited in 1892 at the Salon des Indépendants under the title Twilight. The painting shows the garden of the family home, at Le Grand-Lemps, in Isère…The subject of the painting…

Edgar Degas: The Four Ballerinas in Blue (c1897)

Click for Enlarged Detail Slideshow best viewed At Sunnyside Read More Italian wikiwand “Ballerine dietro le quinte“ Google English translation of the Italian wikipedia page Note I found several different names for this painting on various websites. Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside

Hauser: Benedictus

“What a task this cathedral is!” wrote Monet from Rouen, in a letter to his wife in Giverny. He painted nearly thirty views of the cathedral’s façade, moving from one canvas to the next to capture different moments throughout the day. After returning home, he continued to work on this series for two more years….

Edgar Degas: The Singer in Green (c.1884)

A sale catalogue in 1898 described the dancer pictured in Edgar Degas’ pastel, The Singer in Green: “Skinny and with the graceful moves of a little monkey, she has just sung her ribald verses and, with a gesture that conceals an entreaty behind her smile, is inviting applause.” With her small eyes, high cheeks, and…