Girl with Peaches by Valentin Serov (1887) I’m listening to Understanding Russia, A Cultural History. When Professor Hartnett mentioned this painting, on a whim, I sat down at my computer and searched for it. And fell in love. Serov’s own … Continue reading
I had two instances of yearning this week. My nephew’s Facebook status was “Off to Top of the Rock and MOMA” His days as a resident of New York City are almost complete; he’s playing the tourist before he goes … Continue reading
Home Lessons, 1919 Lillian Wescott Hale (1881-1963) I keep learning about American Impressionists.Hale is my newest discovery. The Sailor Boy (William Wertenbaker), 1943
Rumour has it… Willa Pitcher , Zimbabwean artist I received a card from a friend who is working in Zambia.I couldn’t find this painting online so I took a photograph of it. I love it so much, I’m … Continue reading
I am delighted with these board books! They tell a story using the artist’s illustrations.They just came in the mail todayso I haven’t given them a “test drive”with my grandsons yet. I can’t imagine the boys will be impressed with … Continue reading
Rue Mouffetard, Paris 1954Henri Cartier-Bresson
The Nut Brown Maid by Sir George Clausen, 1927Christie’s This piece is less impressionistic, more modern.Not so decidedly peasant.And yet, still very Clausen.
The Woman at the Window, 1822, Caspar David Friedrich Subdued interior…light exteriorvertical orientationShip’s mastCruciform intersection of window panes What are your thoughts about her thoughts?Is she catching a breath of fresh air?Does she want to get away?Is she watching the … Continue reading
Mary Cassatt. An American often associated with French artists.A single woman famous for depicting maternal love.From Altoona, Pennsylvania! ♥♥ Today is a day of mingled grief and joy.When I look at this artmy grief is not for what I … Continue reading
Landscape with House and Ploughman, 1889, Vincent van Gogh I found this print in the book Hidden Treasures Revealed.