Ernst Ludwig Kirchner: Mountain Landscape from Clavadel (1925–26)

Switzerland: Kirchner’s Later Years William Cook in The Spectator comments, “Here in rural Graubünden, he couldn’t help but lead a healthier life. This dramatic change of scene was reflected in his art. His emotive use of colour was as revolutionary as ever, but painting landscapes instead of cityscapes meant that the effect was entirely different….

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…

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,…

Albert Bierstadt: On the Saco

This is my favorite Albert Bierstadt painting, and I have searched high and low for more information (and a better image). I assume it must be privately owned (?). If you have any details, please let me know in the comments below.

Isaac Levitan: Golden Autumn, Slobodka (1889)

Isaac Levitan, Golden Autumn, Slobodka, (Original Title: Золотая осень. Слободка) 1889, oil on canvas, Dimensions: w675 x h430 mm, From The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Image Source: Google Arts & Culture Original Title: Золотая осень. Слободка From the collection of The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg The motif of Russian autumn is often encountered…

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.”…

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…

Vincent van Gogh: Laboureur dans un champ, St Remy (1889)

  Click for enlarged image:   Laboureur dans un champ, St Remy by Vincent van Gogh, (1889) Details: Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) Laboureur dans un champ oil on canvas 19 7/8 x 25 ½ in. (50.3 x 64.9 cm.) Painted in Saint Rémy, early September 1889 image source: Christies    

Albert Aublet: L’heure de Bain au Tréport (1885)

Albert Aublet 1851 – 1938 FRENCH L’HEURE DU BAIN AU TRÉPORT Signed Albert Aublet and dated 1885 (lower left) Oil on canvas 39 3/4 by 63 3/8 in. 101 by 161 cm Click –  image detail enlarged: Best viewed At Sunnyside – Where Truth and Beauty Meet Image Credit: Sotheby’s