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#FridayPainting: French Photographer “Colette”

“You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.” Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, (1873-1954) was a French author, mime, actress, journalist and woman of letters. Known simply as ‘Colette”, … Continue reading #FridayPainting: French Photographer “Colette”

Théophile van Rysselberghe “Young Woman on the Banks of the Greve River”

Where is the Greve River? Théophile aka “Théo” van Rysselberghe (1862-1926) was a Belgian neo-impressionist painter, so I assumed that the Greve River was in Belgian. A quick internet search … Continue reading Théophile van Rysselberghe “Young Woman on the Banks of the Greve River”

#FridayPainting: Georges Barbier “Eventails”

“Eventails” by Georges Barbier sent me back to the flamboyant time of the roaring 20’s, when economic prosperity brought artistic and cultural dynamism to the world. From Berlin to Chicago, … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Georges Barbier “Eventails”

#FridayPainting: Claude Monet “Rounded Flower Bed (Cobeille de Fleurs)”

Before Giverny there was Argenteuil. Whenever I think of Claude Monet, I visualize him in his gardens at Giverny. But there was another garden that is pivotal to his narrative … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Claude Monet “Rounded Flower Bed (Cobeille de Fleurs)”

#FridayPainting: Frederick Carl Frieseke “Afternoon – Yellow Room”

I have already ordered my 2022 Art Calendar and am looking forward to unveiling it on January 1, 2022. It has become a tradition in our home for the past … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Frederick Carl Frieseke “Afternoon – Yellow Room”

#FridayPainting: John White Alexander “Alethea”

Why have I not heard of John White Alexander? John White Alexander was an American portrait, figure, and decorative painter and illustrator. His painting are housed in private collections and … Continue reading #FridayPainting: John White Alexander “Alethea”

#FridayPainting: Albert Lynch “Woman Walking Down Steps on to a Beach”

This is what I know about the artist, Albert Lynch. Albert Lynch was was born in 1851 in Trujillo, Peru but by the age of 21, he was studying painting … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Albert Lynch “Woman Walking Down Steps on to a Beach”

#FridayPainting: Aubrey Beardsley “Arthur and the Strange Mantle”

“People hate to see their vices depicted, but vice is terrible and it should be depicted.” Aubrey Beardsley The year was 1893. The Studio, a new illustrated magazine of fine and … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Aubrey Beardsley “Arthur and the Strange Mantle”

Why Can’t I Touch Art?

I have a confession.  It happened a long time ago, but the memory remains firmly entrenched.  I touched a work of art.  I cannot use the excuse of youth, because … Continue reading Why Can’t I Touch Art?

#FridayPainting: Ernst Ludwig Kirchner “Potsdamer Platz”

“It seems as though the goal of my work has always been to dissolve myself completely into the sensations of the surroundings in order to then integrate this into a … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Ernst Ludwig Kirchner “Potsdamer Platz”

#FridayPainting: Henri J.F. Rousseau “The Equatorial Jungle”

Henri Julien Félix Rousseau was a French post-impressionist painter who was subjected to ridicule by critics during his lifetime. And yet, he became known as a self-taught genius who had … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Henri J.F. Rousseau “The Equatorial Jungle”