Isaac Levitan: Golden Autumn, Slobodka (1889)

From the collection of The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg The motif of Russian autumn is often encountered throughout the career of Isaac Levitan, a master of the lyrical landscape. The traditional gathering of autumn leaves, the special transparency of the air and the feeling of sorrow at the passage of summer found a lively…

Sir Alfred Munnings: Langham Mill Pool

The Best of British Impressionism A strong supporter of en plein-air painting, Sir Alfred Munnings, “like the French Impressionist painters, … captures the salient qualities of form while conjuring the dramatic atmosphere of light, air, and colour.” Painted at a site only a few miles from his home, “Langham Mill Pool is an extraordinary example…

Emile Claus: Winter Orchard (1911)

“Go Home Quickly” Emile Claus, a Belgian painter, draughtsman, pastellist, and print-maker, became one of the leading artists in Belgium supporting the movement of “Luminism.”  Influenced by French Impressionism and Neo-Impressionism after viewing the works of Henri Le Sidaner and Claude Monet, Emile Claus changed his painting style to “brighter colors and pleinairisme.” in an…

Pieter Bruegel the Elder: The Harvesters (1565)

The First Modern Landscape The Harvesters, painted by Pieter Bruegel the Elder in 1565, represents “a watershed in the history of western art” at at time when “the religious pretext for landscape painting has been suppressed in favor of a new humanism, and the unidealized description of the local scene is based on natural observations.”…

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,…

László Mednyánszky: Iron Gate on the Danube (1890-95)

Video Baron László Mednyánszky (1852 – 1919) Hungarian artist Baron László Mednyánszky or Ladislaus Josephus Balthasar Eustachius Mednyánszky, a Hungarian painter-philosopher, is one of the most enigmatic figures in the history of Hungarian art. Despite an aristocratic background, he spent most of his life moving around Europe working as an artist. Wikipedia Born: April 23,…

Reuven Rubin: Landscape near Jerusalem (1968)

Distinctively Israeli Reuven Rubin (1893-1974) is the eighth of 13 children born to a Romanian Jewish Hasidic family in Galaţi. Rubin studies art at Bezalel Academy of Art in Jerusalem and Ecole des Beaux Arts and Academie Colarossi in Paris. “Although born in Romania and trained in art in Paris and Romania, Reuven Rubin … is…

Emily Carr: War Canoes, Alert Bay (1912)

  The Audain Art Museum’s Permanent Collection of nearly 200 works of art is a visual journey through the history of art from coastal British Columbia. Spanning from the 18th century to present day, the Collection contains one of the world’s finest collections of Northwest Coast First Nations masks; a large collection of works by…