Giuseppe Torelli: Twelve Trumpet Concertos (c.1690)

Giuseppe Torelli (22 April 1658 – 8 February 1709) was an Italian violist, violinist, teacher, and composer of the late Baroque era. Torelli is most remembered for contributing to the development of the instrumental concerto., especially concerti grossi and the solo concerto, for strings and continuo, as well as being the most prolific Baroque composer…

Wassily Kandinsky: Improvisation on Mahogany (1910)

“Kandinsky’s first major breakthrough was his discovery that color, when disassociated from representational concerns, could become the principal subject of a painting. Taking his cue from musical composition, Kandinsky determined that every color corresponded with a particular emotion or “sound.” “Color becomes increasingly crucial. [… They] transport the subject to the sphere of dream and legend….

Nikolai Bogdanov-Belsky: Country Boys (1916)

Bogdanov-Belsky’s Best Bogdanov-Belsky’s pre-revolutionary works include some of his most striking canvases, the scale alone often an indication of his artistic confidence. The present lot is an exceptional example of the qualities that mark out these rare, early paintings – tight brushwork, vivid blues and greens, and an impact that would grow gradually more diffuse…

Nikolai Bogdanov-Belsky: Easter Table

    Click for Enlarged Detail Slideshow best viewed At Sunnyside Nikolai Petrovich Bogdanov-Belsky, (1868-1945), Easter Table, signed in Latin l.l., oil on canvas, 88.5 by 71.5cm., 34¾ by 28in., Source: Sotheby’s Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside

Ivan Aivazovsky: Rocks in the Mist (1890)

Who Is Ivan Aivazovsky? Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky (Russian: Иван Константинович Айвазовский; 29 July 1817 – 2 May 1900) was a Russian Romantic painter who is considered one of the greatest masters of marine art. Read More Ivan Aivazovsky at Wikiwand See More Ivan Aivazovsky At Sunnyside Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside

Wassily Kandinsky: Rapallo, Boote (1905)

Abandoning a promising legal career in Moscow at the age of 30, Kandinsky traveled to Munich to study painting. From 1903 and for the next five years he traveled widely throughout Russia, North Africa and Europe, arriving with companion Gabriele Münter in Rapallo on Italy’s North West coast in December 1905. They rented a house…

“Se potessero i sospir miei” (Imeneo)

  “Se potessero i sospir miei” from Handel’s Imeneo Jeffrey Stivers produced this excellent video pairing of “Se potessero i sospir miei” sung by Ann Hallenberg, conducted by Andreas Spering, and accompanied by Capella Augustina on period instruments. The song is from Handel’s opera Imeneo, (HWV 41). Fortunately for those like me who need a bit of…

Vivaldi Four Seasons: Autumn

Voices of Music The full version of Vivaldi’s Autumn, performed on original instruments by the award winning Early Music ensemble Voices of Music. Carla Moore, solo baroque violin. 4K video from our December, 2018, concerto program. Source: Voices of Music Image Source Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944), Park von St. Cloud–Herbst I, (1906), signed ‘KANDINSKY’ (lower left)…

Isaac Levitan: Golden Autumn (1895)

Isaac Ilyich Levitan (1860 – 1900) was a classical Russian landscape painter who advanced the genre of the “mood landscape”. Click for Enlarged Image: Best viewed At Sunnyside Sources: Wikimedia Commons contributors, “File:Levitan Zolotaya Osen.jpg,” Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Levitan_Zolotaya_Osen.jpg&oldid=319803217 (accessed October 27, 2018). Wikipedia contributors, “Isaac Levitan,” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Isaac_Levitan&oldid=841066898…

Nikolai Bogdanov-Belsky: Two Girls on a Swing (1940)

Nikolai Goes to Latvia The Russian artist, Nikolai Bogdanov-Belsky, is known for his paintings of peasant children, and when he left Russia for Latvia in autumn of 1921, he hoped to continue this peasant children series, “ often depicting his subjects in traditional Latvian costume.”  Sotheby’s continues, He was frequently commissioned to paint portraits of friends…