#FridayPainting: Leo Putz “Lady in Blue”

Leo Putz was sixteen when he entered the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich. His father, who was convinced of his son’s extraordinary artistic gift, sent him to the Académie Julian … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Leo Putz “Lady in Blue”

#FridayPainting: Gustav Klimt “Lady with Hat and Feather Boa”

“I have the gift of neither the spoken nor the written word, especially if I have to say something about myself or my work. Whoever wants to know something about … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Gustav Klimt “Lady with Hat and Feather Boa”

#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: Koloman Moser “Vision of Eternity”

Simplicity lies not in omission, but in synthesis.” Koloman Moser I confess that I have no idea how this painting reflects a “Vision of Eternity” other than the woman appears … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Koloman Moser “Vision of Eternity”

Winter in Russia with Konstantin Ivanovich Gorbatov

Константин Иванович Горбатов, Konstantin Ivanovich Gorbatov  May 17, 1876 – May 24, 1945 was a Russian post-impressionist painter.  He was born in Stavropol in the Samara province, but he moved … Continue reading Winter in Russia with Konstantin Ivanovich Gorbatov

Happy Halloween with Bohumil Kubišta

My daily art calendar always provides a teachable moment.  Today, on Halloween, I was greeted by the artist, Bohumil Kubišta’s painting “Still Life with a Skull.”   My first thought was: … Continue reading Happy Halloween with Bohumil Kubišta