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….

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner: Gut Staberhof III (1913)

The Truth, … and Nothing But the Truth I’ll be honest. Many of Ernst Kirchner’s works are….. not my favorites. (There. I said it.) This painting, however, caught my eye immediately because of the colors. A pink street? What is that all about? I looked more closely. The trees are full of texture and movement,…

Nikolai Bogdanov-Belsky: Boys in a Birch Forest

  Click for Enlarged Detail:   Details Nikolai Petrovich Bogdanov-Belsky 1868-1945 BOYS IN A BIRCH FOREST signed in Cyrillic l.l. oil on canvas 81.5 by 104.5cm, 32 by 41in. Source: Sotheby’s   Thanks for Visiting! 🙂 The End

Jenny Montigny: “The Gardener”

Google Said ‘oeuvre’, not I 😉 Jenny Montigny preferred to paint everyday scenes from the countryside and village life in Sint-Martens-Latem. As here in “The Gardener”, these snapshots are not a reason to visualize social abuses or emphasize the weight of labor. On the contrary, Montigny always painted a harmonious society. The subject itself seems…

Eric Sloane: Barn in the Valley

  Click for Enlarged Image: Best viewed At Sunnyside   To be auctioned November 8:   Eric Sloane, Barn in the Valley.Oil on Masonite, 17-1/2 x 22-3/4 inches (44.5 x 57.8 cm), Signed, image source: MutualArt:   Thanks for visiting! 🙂 The End  

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec: At the Moulin Rouge -The Dance (1890)

On a Crowded Dance Hall, Paris, 1890 At the Moulin Rouge, the Dance is an oil-on-canvas painted by French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec in 1890, the second of a number of graphic paintings by Toulouse-Lautrec depicting the Moulin Rouge cabaret. Built in Paris in 1889, the cabaret portrays two dancers dancing the can-can in the middle…

Edward Bannister: Boston Street Scene (1898-99)

Who Is Edward Mitchell Bannister? Edward Mitchell Bannister (1828 –1901) was a Black Canadian–American Tonalist painter. Like other Tonalists, his style and predominantly pastoral subject matter were drawn from his admiration for Millet and the French Barbizon School. In fact, Bannister’s work often reflects the composition, mood, and influences of French Barbizon painters including Jean-Baptiste-Camille…

Edouard Vuillard: Madame Hessel at Home (c.1908)

  The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Details Title: Madame Hessel at Home Creator: Edouard Vuillard Date: c. 1908 Physical Dimensions: w68.6 x h71.1 cm (without frame) Credit Line: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, gift of Audrey Jones Beck Type: Painting Medium: Oil on board Click for larger view:     Image credit: Google…

Marc Chagall: Art and Revolution

New Exhibit at The Jewish Museum Diane Cole, in her article “Chagall The Revolutionary – Exhibit on his short-lived People’s Art School in Vitebsk suggests a rethinking of his work”, says the following: “The Russian Jewish artist Marc Chagall (1887-1985) made famous the steeples and rooftops of his native Vitebsk, along with the ebullient lovers,…

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.

Adolfo Tommasi: Petriolo near Florence (1884)

  Click for Enlarged Image     Details Owner/Location: Private collection Dates: 1884 Artist age: Approximately 33 years old. Dimensions: Height: 99 cm (38.98 in.), Width: 201.5 cm (79.33 in.) Medium: Painting – oil on canvas Image Credit Adolfo Tommasi, Petriolo near Florence, (1884) source: The Athenaeum. Thanks for Visiting! 🙂 The End

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,

Maurice Brazil Prendergast: Portrait of a Girl with Flowers (1913)

Click for Enlarged Image Details Title: Portrait of a Girl with Flowers Artist: Maurice Brazil Prendergast (American, St. John’s, Newfoundland 1858–1924 New York) Date: ca. 1910–13 Medium: Oil on canvas Credit Line: Bequest of Miss Adelaide Milton de Groot (1876–1967), 1967 Read More Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History At Sunnyside: Maurice Prendergast: Biography and Central…

Suzanne Valadon: Still Life (1922)

  Still Life   –   Suzanne Valadon , 1922. French,1865-1938 oil on canvas, 18 3/8 x 15 1/8 in. 46.67 x 38.42 cm. Via: huariqueje

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…