Edouard Vuillard: The Pot of Flowers (1900)

Edouard Vuillard: The Pot of Flowers (1900) I love everything about this painting by Edouard Vuillard — color, composition, and especially the texture. If it is, indeed, a snapshot of his studio, then it must have been a lovely place to paint.Vuillard selected much of his subject matter;;;

Mary Cassatt: The Tea (1880)

“Cassatt’s paintings often document the social interactions of well-to-do women like herself. The activities they depict—tea drinking, going to the theatre, tending children—fall within the normal routine for Cassatt’s sex and class. Yet the painter’s insistence upon representing such episodes from the modern world (even a sheltered segment of it), her dislike for narrative, and…

Maurice Prendergast: Biography and Central Park in 1903

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 772 Prendergast and “Central Park” “Prendergast captured the park’s festive energy on a summer day and suggested, with broad horizontal bands, the tripartite traffic system that accommodated carriages, horses with riders, and pedestrians. The painting, once titled “Central Park in 1903,” may have been begun in…

Robert Lewis Reid: Fleur de Lis (c.1900) updated

Who is Robert Lewis Reid? American impressionist Robert Reid was born in Stockbridge, Massachusetts in 1862. A painter of landscape, figures, still-life and murals, Reid was one of the founding members of the ‘Ten American Painters’, a group of Impressionists who rebelled against traditionalism in 1897. According to The Met, “Robert Reid was among the…

Joseph Bartholomew Kidd – Birds (after John James Audubon)

  Joseph Bartholomew Kidd – Trio of Birds (copy of the work of John James Audubon)     Works of Art Yellow Warbler Orchard Oriole Black-Backed Three-Toed Woodpecker Joseph Bartholomew Kidd, after John James Audubon Kidd, Joseph Bartholomew Scottish, 1808 – 1889 Audubon, John James American, 1785 – 1851 Via National Gallery of Art

Edouard Vuillard: The Countess Marie-Blanche de Polignac

  Details Title: The countess Marie-Blanche de Polignac Date Created: 1928/1932 Provenance: Bequest of the Countess de Polignac, 1958 Physical Dimensions: w890 x h1160 cm Painter:Edouard Vuillard Original Title: La comtesse Marie-Blanche de Polignac Credit Line: © Musée d’Orsay, dist. RMN / Patrice Schmidt Type:Oil on canvas Rights: © Musée d’Orsay, dist. RMN / Patrice…